June 17, 2013 § 1 Comment
So much fun and goodness to pull from when you’re called in to help out on a Wes Anderson inspired Moonrise Kingdom photo shoot (that was featured on Ruffled today). Spearheaded and shot by Natalie from N.Barrett Photography and Emily from Cakewalk Bake Shop (who made one of my favorite cakes to date), this was one imaginative shoot to be a part of. Other great vendors involved were Bows and Arrows, Rent My Dust Vintage Rentals, and I Do! Cinematics.
March 20, 2013 § 2 Comments
February 23 marked the wedding of my close friend Lauren to her fella Clint. It was a grand time, full of color, delicious food, and dancing. I’ve been working on Lauren’s wedding for a while, starting with her save the dates, invitations, and then her event design and flowers. It was so fun to work with color! Below are some images from my pal Anna, as well as the official event photographs by Daniel Davis.
Papel picado and little flags by Ay Mujer
Cake balls and cake by Sugar Bee Sweets
Pies and cupcakes by Stir Crazy Baked Goods
February 26, 2013 § 1 Comment
February 12, 2013 § 3 Comments
Heading out to our car this past weekend after a trip to Home Depot, Travis announced, “I think you’re a succulent hoarder.” I gasped, then laughed in reply, “Yes, I am, ” I said, rather proudly. You see, I am a 100% obsessed, borderline plant lady about succulents and cacti. I feel I have good reason these days to buy gobs of them, as I’m doing the decor for an upcoming wedding that “requires” an abundance of these wonderful plants. But really – it’s a problem. We have a tiny home and there is only so many places I can put them. (And trust me, they’re there if they can be).
Lately I’ve been really trying to propagate my own plants from leaves and break-offs. Some work out a little bit easier than others – and some don’t work at all. I’ve even looked up classes and workshops for propagating and growing cacti and succulents. Do any of y’all have any sources? I’d love to hear.
Back to the wedding – I dropped by good ol’ Montgomery Street Antique Mall Saturday in search of unique planters or vintage terra cotta pots for the wedding decor. Vintage molds instantly caught my eye and I bought a dozen or so in hopes they’d work out. And they did! I absolutely love how they look and I think they’ll be a fun mixed medium at Lauren’s wedding in two weeks!
February 6, 2013 § 1 Comment
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Sometimes reinventing the wheel isn’t necessary when something is just so consistently pretty – and that’s how I feel about white and kraft paper. Always a winning combination. This invitation suite was a spin off of a suite I did a couple of years ago. The bride wanted to add pretty details like a botanical liner, a fun little map and a way to tie it all together. Let’s not forget the vintage stamps. I feel strongly that they’re always worth the investment. Questions about vintage stamps? Read this post I wrote three years ago (woah! – I apologize for the bad image). It’s very helpful on how to find the stamps you want!
Often clients ask me how to include their wedding website on their invitation suite since those hold such valuable information these days. In lieu of putting it directly on the invitation, I like to come up with different ways to include this information that’s still designed and aesthetically pleasing. Here, we put the information on a little hang tag to tie everything together.
And for fun (and because I’m obsessed), the Instagram shot of this suite:
January 24, 2013 § 2 Comments
My good friend, Lauren, is getting married in one month! I’ve had the honor of doing her paper pieces for her – and I’ll also be doing the floral and decor (stay tuned for more on that)! Her wedding is a Mexican-themed fiesta, thus giving me hours of fun playing with color, pattern, and texture. For her invitations, we did a more modern – less literal – interpretation of a fiesta and I love how they turned out because they are so happy.
And an Instagram shot – just ’cause I’m obsessed with Instagram. Are you on it? If you are, I’d love to follow you! My username is laurenessl.
P.S. The amazing confetti in the shots is from Knot & Bow!
August 13, 2012 § Leave a Comment
April 5, 2012 § 1 Comment
Just a couple of weeks ago Anna and I participated in an excellent first-time-ever event, The Swoon. The Swoon is a bridal market and party focusing on creative brides, unique events, and fun ideas. Anna and I had the pleasure of being sponsors and shared a booth together. The Cheese, Anna’s new photobooth venture, made it’s big debut, and I had a tablescape on display among other things. This was truly Blue Eye Brown Eye’s first appearance as not only a stationer, letterpress printer, and calligrapher – but also as an event and floral designer.
The whole theme came from the idea of getting a cotton candy machine and handing it out at the booth – I mean, who doesn’t love cotton candy? From there, it grew into a grand, pink party! Pink isn’t normally my first choice in color, but I must admit – mixing it with metallics turned out to be a lot of fun.
Below are some images from our booth, taken by Anna Routh Photography:
A big thanks to Stir Crazy Baked Goods for making these amazingly perfect cakes and cupcakes for the display!
All cakes and cupcakes you see here are from Stir Crazy Baked Goods in Fort Worth. I made this little bunting to go on top of the pink two-tiered cake.
A big thanks to Period Charm Rentals for letting us use this chair. Y’all, it is so fantastic. Be sure to check out all of her stuff!
I wish this sign would have been a little easier to read in images. It read: “Ladies and Gents, grab a flower and stick it in your hair or your lapel. Get creative and have fun!” It was fun seeing ladies walk around with pink flowers behind their ears.
Anna and I collaborated on the backdrop for The Cheese background!
We rented a cotton candy machine to tie it all together – a huge hit!
And a few iPhone photos and Instagrams:
My sweet friend, Lo, was such a help! Couldn’t have done The Swoon without her!
These balloons were absolutely enormous. And pretty awesome.
Large centerpiece arrangement
The entire tablescape – complete with a runner I hand painted.
March 23, 2012 § 3 Comments
The Swoon is tomorrow, are you coming? I’ve been prepping all week for this event that’s sure to bring you loads of inspiration and ideas. I wanted to share a couple of pictures with you – first, the goodies you’ll find from Blue Eye Brown Eye in the first 50 swag bags. The first 50 people in the door will get vintage stamps from yours truly – enough to send one letter to someone you love.
Secondly, I wanted to share my inspiration board with you I’ve been working from for quite awhile. Expect to see some fun surprises in the Blue Eye Brown Eye/Anna Routh Photography booth. You’ll definitely want to swing by, I promise.
And in case you need the details one more time:
Where: Southside on Lamar
When: Saturday, March 24, 4-9 pm
What: A bridal event sure to be spectacular!