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a silver screen soirĂŠe

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au chocolat

to marry a thief

sweet amélie

fit for a queen

Do it yourself chocolate accents to make your big day a little more indulgent.

Modern glamour on the French Riviera makes for one sophisticated, stunning event.

Charming French flair that you'll be instantly smitten with.

Let them eat cake, candy and other sweets with an eclectic dessert display.

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wedding in wonderland

the day of the rings

A tea party with a twist: design a dessert table with a dash of woodsy whimsical.

A celebration can be as magical – and unexpected – as Gandalf 's famous fireworks.

mad for this man Make your big day marvelously mid-century modern.

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106 issue 04 resource list Don't know where to find some of the supplies in this issue? Start your search here.

and all that jazz

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happily ever austen

as timeless as tiffany's

Now that you've found your Mr. Darcy, have a reception straight out of a Jane Austen novel.

Classic beauty is easily attainable with do it yourself hair and makeup inspired by iconic Audrey Hepburn.

All the glitz and glamour of the Gatsby Jazz Age creates a stunning wedding day.

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issue 04 contributors

jennifer squires

kate carder thompson

arleene taylor

hayley anderson hayley anderson photography

jennifer squires photography

the french press

myheartistry makeup

shauna younge

tricia little

lisa rigby

jessica beltran

shauna younge dessert tables

sweet shibui photography

lisa rigby photography

moira events & design

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jacqueline weppner

michael steifman

sierra yaun & juliet totten

merci new york

stuart & welch catering

paula anderson

courtney dolloff

maggie harkov

rae florae floral design

seamless paperie

maggie harkov photography

poppies & posies

sarah brysk cohen blossom & branch

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issue 04 contributors

yelena johnson

nyrie aitken

meg perotti

christine le

the stylish soiree

symmetry beauty

meg perotti photography

pink lincoln designs

jessica ringor

anne sage

lisa lefkowitz

sharla ock

lovespun films

the city sage

lisa lefkowitz photography

sharla flock designs

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Letter from the Editors We're all inspired by the images we take in every day. Movies and television shows have been inuencing design, fashion, and event design for a long time, and it seemed ďŹ tting to pay hommage to some of the most stylistically inuential pieces on the large and small screens.

bianca mascorro

We're incredibly excited to share this issue with you. It's huge double the size of a standard issue - but the work is consistently stunning. We're thrilled with the results and so pleased to see how our theme has really motivated our teams to think outside the box. We hope you enjoy this as much as we do!

little miss press

kristen and maddy Co-Editors-in-Chief

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INSPIRED BY LASSE HALLSTRÖM ' S CHOCOLAT

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STYLING , PAPER GOODS, AND TEXT BY KRISTEN MAGEE PHOTOGRAPHY BY LISA RIGBY

We took to a rustic, wooded setting to create a chocoholic's dream, and though we weren't able to lure Johnny Depp with our decadent trufes, spiced hot cocoa, and luscious red wine hot fudge sauce, we did create a spread that we hope would make Vianne proud.

this project has downloadable templates click here to download.

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whimsical printables Printable table and trufe signs, as well as spiced hot cocoa labels and place cards, blend whimsical orals with Aztec-inspired pattern to help create an eclectic, Chocolatinspired fête.

natural beauty Bring in natural elements by using found bird's nests and wood bowls to hold mini-chocolate treats that have been wrapped with cream colored paper and tied with gold ribbon.

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truffles three ways (adapted from Alton Brown) recipe yields approximately 30-35 truffles Create a limitless number of mouth-watering truffle flavors by combining your favorite spices, extracts, and other flavorings for the perfect one-bite dessert. We get you started with three decadent recipe options.

cayenne truffles ingredients 10 oz. bittersweet chocolate 3 tablespoons unsalted butter 3/4 cup heavy cream 1 tablespoon agave nectar 1 teaspoon cayenne powder 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon 1/2 teaspoon chili powder 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract for coating 1/2 cup Dutch process cocoa powder 6 oz. bittersweet chocolate

raspberry hazelnut truffles

coconut cardamom truffles

ingredients 10 oz. bittersweet chocolate 3 tablespoons unsalted butter 2/3 cup seedless raspberry jam 1/4 cup heavy cream 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract

ingredients 10 oz. bittersweet chocolate 3 tablespoons coconut oil or butter 3/4 cup heavy cream 1 tablespoon agave nectar 1 teaspoon ground cardamom

for coating 1 cup hazelnuts, finely chopped 6 oz. bittersweet chocolate

for coating 1 cup unsweetened coconut* 6 oz. bittersweet chocolate * We used DuCOCO brand, found in the

international foods aisle.

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making the truffles In a medium glass mixing bowl, add 10 oz. of ďŹ nely chopped bittersweet chocolate and the butter (or coconut oil). Microwave for 30 seconds. Remove, stir, and microwave for another 30 seconds. Set aside.

Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper and, using a melon baller, scoop loose balls of chocolate onto the cookie sheet. Place in the refrigerator and chill for 30 minutes. While the trufes are chilling, place cocoa powder, coconut, or hazelnuts in a small bowl or pie In a small saucepan, heat the cream (and/ pan and set aside. or raspberry jam), spices and/or vanilla (if called for), and agave nectar until simmering. In the meantime, place the remaining 8 oz. Remove from the heat and pour over the of bittersweet chocolate into a medium, melted chocolate mixture. Allow to stand heatproof mixing bowl and set over a for 2 minutes and, using a rubber spatula, saucepan ďŹ lled with simmering water. Melt stir gently until all chocolate is melted and the chocolate, stirring occasionally, until its the mixture is smooth. Pour the mixture into temperature is between 90 and 92 degrees F. an 8x8 inch glass baking dish and chill in the Remove the chocolate from the heat. refrigerator for 1 hour.

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Remove the truffles from the refrigerator and Repeat until all truffles are coated, and store shape into balls by rolling between the palms in an airtight container in the refrigerator for at of your hand. Use powder-free vinyl or latex least 1 hour. Best served at room temperature. gloves for easier cleanup. Dip an ice cream scoop into the melted chocolate and turn upside down over the bowl to remove excess chocolate. Place the truffles, one at a time, into the ice cream scoop and roll gently until coated. Immediately place the truffle into the bowl with either the cocoa powder, coconut, or chopped nuts and coat completely. Allow the truffle to remain in the coating for 30 seconds and remove to a clean, parchment lined cookie sheet.

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red wine hot fudge sauce

yields approximately four 8 ounce jars Red wine gives a subtle, fruity undertone to this rich, pudding-like fudge sauce, which can also be used as a decadent pudding or pie or tart ďŹ lling.

ingredients 2 cups granulated sugar 3/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder 2 tablespoons cornstarch 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt 1 1/2 cups heavy cream 1/2 cup red wine 1/2 cup water 3 tablespoons unsalted butter 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract

directions In a medium saucepan, combine sugar, cocoa powder, cornstarch, and salt. Add cream, wine, water, and butter and cook over medium heat, stirring constantly, until the mixture is boiling. Continue to cook for 5 minutes. Remove from heat and stir in vanilla. If pouring into jars, transfer the hot fudge sauce to a large glass measuring cup with a pour spout to ďŹ ll the jars. Cool, cap, and refrigerate after opening. For sugar free fudge sauce, replace the granulated sugar with 1 teaspoon liquid stevia, 1/4 cup inulin, and 1 cup xylitol.

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spiced hot cocoa mix (adapted from Whole Foods, yields 6 cocoa packets)

ingredients 4 tablespoons cocoa powder 6 tablespoons granulated sugar 2 ounces bittersweet chocolate, grated 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon 1/4 teaspoon cardamom 1/8 teaspoon cayenne powder 1/8 teaspoon chili powder 1/2 teaspoon table salt

for the ďŹ nished hot cocoa coconut milk or cow's milk pure vanilla extract whipped cream for topping

Coconut milk transforms this mix into a decadent treat and keeps the kick from the cayenne at bay. Cow's milk yields a much spicier, but equally tasty, cup of cocoa. For a sugar free mix, replace granulated sugar with an equal amount of xylitol.

directions To make a cup of cocoa, bring 3/4 cup coconut milk or cow's milk to a simmer in a small saucepan. Remove from heat and add 1/4 tsp. pure vanilla extract and the full packet of hot cocoa mix. Whisk until fully blended, and serve hot or cold with optional whipped cream on top.

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WEDDING IN

wondeR  land  inspired by tim burton's alice in wonderl and

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CONCEPT, STYLING AND PRINTABLES BY SHAUNA YOUNGE OF SHAUNA YOUNGE DESSERT TABLES PHOTOGRAPHY BY TRICIA LITTLE OF SWEET SHIBUI PHOTOGRAPHY

BRIDE' S GOWN COURTESY OF BRIDAL ACCENTS COUTURE BRIDE' S SKIRT COURTESY OF LOLA SHOW GIRL

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Most interpretations of Alice in Wonderland feature flowery tea parties and stacks of delicate china, but I designed this dessert table to reflect Tim Burton's moody film adaptation. Cloudy skies, Alice's various dresses, and the overgrown forest inspired the table's more groom-friendly grey, aquamarine, and fern color palette. To channel the woodsy setting, I crafted candy cones and cupcake wrappers from sheets of birch bark. A wreath of twisted branches mimics the forest's snarled trees, while his and hers wedding cakes and faux bois butterscotch candies complete the earthy vibe. Ivy-hued ribbon twines around vintage keys and sweets to subtly hint at Alice's time in the Room of Doors. Her magical shrinking and growing is represented by miniature cupcakes, giant ribbon candy, and miniaturist Stephanie Kilgast's dessert table reproduction. Invite your guests to the buffet with the "Eat Me" cupcake toppers and "Drink Me" bottle labels I have provided. Each label features one of the many creatures Alice encounters on her journey. A collection of oddly shaped bottles further emphasizes the otherworldly feel of the buffet. Still have your heart set on serving tea? Turn tradition on its head by offering Earl Greyinfused macarons and chocolates nestled in tea pots.

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inspired by bbc's 1995 pride and prejudice mini-series

CONCEPT, PRODUCTION AND STYLING BY ANNE SAGE OF THE CITY SAGE PHOTOGRAHY BY LISA LEFKOWITZ PHOTOGRAPHY FLORAL DESIGN BY SHARLA FLOCK DESIGNS HAIR AND MAKEUP BY SHERRIE LONG CAKE BY CAKE COQUETTE PAPER GOODS BY BELLA FIGURA LOCATION COURTESY OF VILLA MONTALVO

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inspiration Admit it: sometimes inspiration can be too much of a good thing. With so many charming blogs and magazines churning out fabulous images and DIY projects, every bride experiences idea overload at some point during her engagement! But committing to a cohesive look and feel for your wedding is key; it keeps you sane during the planning, it helps you narrow down your options for vendors and details, and it makes the big day even more memorable for you and your guests. We transformed our mild – okay, massive – obsession with Pride and Prejudice into an occasion worthy of Darcy and Elizabeth themselves. But our process and the lessons we learned along the way are useful when concepting and creating any wedding, whether your style is Austen (Jane), Austin (Texas) or Austin (Powers)!

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The best thing about inspiration is that it really can come from anywhere. A favourite book, film, poem or painting. A collection of faded ancestral photos. The British History class in which you met your groom (hey, the Tudor Period was seriously spicy!) Once you’ve selected a source, envision the event you want to create. These initial brainstorms should be vivid and even a little crazy; you can always scale back later. We knew our Pride and Prejudice wedding would blend Darcy’s polished reserve with Elizabeth’s outspoken passion. We pictured florals gathered from the gardens of Pemberley and the meadows beyond; place settings formal enough for Lady Catherine but spirited enough for Mrs. Bennett; an overall sensibility as airy and lighthearted as a minuet. With every decision we asked WWJD: What Would Jane Do?

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research the visuals Start with wedding blogs and magazines, of course, but explore other avenues as well. What textiles and materials, patterns and themes, are relevant to your inspiration source? A volume on Regency interiors led us to the upholstery store, where we found a stunning bolt of silk chinoiserie. We could afford only a tiny swatch, but we loved the butterfly motif so much that it reappeared on the cake, the dessert display, even a paper garland. The stripes on the stationery and our bride’s jacket? Spotted on a recent BBC production of Emma. The marbled paper journals that guests take home as favours? Sparked by the swirling surface of a breathtaking but out-of-budget lamp at the flea market. Revel in the journey of discovery, and your final destination--aka your wedding day--will be all the more rich and meaningful.

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twists on a trend A quick scroll through the blogs reveals countless wedding trends (faux-moustache, I’m looking at you.) These trends catch on because they’re fun, they’re sweet, or they’re just plain cool. But the deeper you dig with your individual planning process, the more likely you are to reinvent those trends in your own special way. Instead of posing with Polaroids of each other, our bride and groom held miniature portraits based on paintings from the 1810’s. And rather than take photos before a cloth backdrop, they stood in front of a folding screen--one that we covered with ‘wallpaper’ created by scanning our precious

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butterfly silk and printing it on regular office paper. Start with a big idea that’s close to your heart, and you’ll naturally put your personal stamp on the details.

taking partners No matter how much you love that photojournalist who shoots understated black-and-whites, he might not be the best candidate to capture your peacock-hued Moulin Rouge reception. And that florist who created the exotic orchid bouquet for your cousin may not be right for the Wuthering Heights wildflower arrangements you’d like. Look for vendors whose style and previous

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work speaks not only to your heart but to the sensibility of your inspiration source. For our Austen affair, a timeless, quietly cinematic style of photography fit the bill perfectly--as did a florist who gracefully straddled the line between elegant and effervescent. Finally, whatever your inspiration, be sure to share it with potential vendors. You never know when you’ll meet a caterer who loves the baking scenes in Chocolat as much as you do!

think creatively

simply adore the jewelled floral headbands on today’s bridal scene, so we were thrilled to learn that women of Austen’s time wore remarkably similar hairpieces. We’ve never been to the English countryside, but we figure our palette of soothing pastels and gilt accents would look right at home there. As for the collection of vintage teacups that housed our centrepiece, well, they do drink a lot of tea in Pride and Prejudice! You’ll find that after a while, your inspiration source acts less as a guideline and more as a jumping-off point. So when you reach that point, leap away!

Wedding planning is like shopping or foreign policy: with enough imagination and smooth talking, you can justify any decision. We

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butterfly garland supplies paper cutting knife or cuticle scissors fishing wire or ribbon glue stick

Cut out butterflies. A cutting knife or cuticle scissors will work the best. Be sure not to cut through points where wings attach. Fold butterfly at point where wings meet; top butterfly will line up with bottom butterfly to create one double-sided butterfly.

directions Cut desired length of ribbon or fishing wire; Position ribbon/wire at fold mark and use glue plan for three to four butterflies per foot of stick to attach two sides of butterfly together. Repeat steps 2-4 along length of garland. garland.

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INSPIRED BY ALFRED HITCHCOCK'S TO CATCH A THIEF

TO MARRY A

THIEF PAPER GOODS AND STYLING BY COURTNEY DOLLOFF OF SEAMLESS PAPERIE FLORAL DESIGN AND STYLING BY SARAH BRYSK COHEN OF BLOSSOM AND BRANCH PHOTOGRAPHY BY MAGGIE HARKOV COLOR PALETTE INSPIRATION BY JILLIAN CLARK OF 100 LAYER CAKE

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Using Alfred Hitchcock’s visually rich romantic thriller, To Catch a Thief, as inspiration, we created a lush and whimsical tablescape for a decadent event. Working with a palette drawn directly from the film’s official poster (navy, yellow, white and teal) we styled a festive, yet formal atmosphere. Our approach was eclectic, using both modern and vintage touches, a variety of textures and playful details set against the backdrop of the French Riviera. The gorgeous 1955 Edith Head fashion, priceless jewels, vintage typography and glamorous hotels and casinos in the South of France yielded a world of ideas!

Many of the elements from our event were direct interpretations of the film’s theme, which centers around a jewel thief. To articulate this theme in a contemporary way, we utilized ring box placecards, gold dusting on the cupcakes and incorporated sparkling vintage brooch accents in the floral arrangements (a Blossom and Branch signature). The jewel thief concept led to the idea of a key—representing both the literal unlocking of a jewelry box and the metaphoric unlocking of Grace Kelly’s heart. The key imagery was carried through the event, from the paper goods to our feature ribbon wall.

The flowers were designed in a European pavé style with vintage jewel brooch accents. The decadent centerpieces of peonies, hydrangea, French tulips, craspedia, sweet peas, garden roses, astilbe and celosia were grouped in long and low clear glass vases down the centerline of the table. Fragrant blooms were used to evoke a sweet summer night on the Riviera.

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  RINGS  THE DAY OF THE

INSPIRED BY PETER JACKSON'S THE LORD OF THE RINGS

CONCEPT, STYLING AND PAPER GOODS BY KATE CARDER-THOMPSON OF THE FRENCH PRESS STATIONERY STUDIO STYLING AND PHOTOGRAPHY BY JENNIFER SQUIRES

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bleached and tea-dyed fabrics

While not known for being adventurous, hobbits do know a thing or two about celebrations. They have a taste for simple fare of the finest quality: freshly baked breads, artisanal cheeses, and local ales.

supplies natural fabrics such as cotton, linen, or wool household bleach black tea water

The invitation to our hobbit wedding was inspired by Bilbo’s front door and gives the impression of reading a public notice that the “long awaited party” has finally arrived. We included a detailed map to help guests find their way to the Shire and made our own envelopes from brown craft paper lined with pages from the story of Bilbo’s birthday.

bleached fabrics In a large bucket or pot mix bleach with water. We used a ratio of 1:3. Be sure to work in a well-ventilated area. Immerse the fabric in the bleach mixture, ensuring that it is fully submerged, and stir occasionally. Once the desired fading is achieved, remove the fabric and rinse thoroughly.

Many of the decorations were handmade from tea-dyed fabrics, a simple process that produces an instantly rustic and vintage look. We found a variety of silver plated goblets at local second hand shops which were turned upside down to serve as candleholders. Handmade and vintage ceramic containers were used as planters for our living wildflower arrangements. For our guests: Gandalf’s fireworks inspired our favors, each one containing treats and small gifts.

tea-dyed fabrics Bring enough water to cover your fabric to a rolling boil; we used a large crockpot on the stove. Remove from heat and add 2 – 4 tea bags; allow to steep for about ten minutes then remove them from the dye. Submerge the fabric completely, stirring occasionally until the desired colour is reached. Our fabrics were dyed for five to thirty minutes. Remove fabric and rinse until water runs clear.

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pennant garlands

supplies tea-dyed fabrics decorative papers or scanned and printed pages of a book sewing machine beige or cream thread

ring pillow

supplies linen or tea-dyed fabric velvet ribbon, cut to 15 inches cotton or polyester fiber fill beige or cream thread Cut two squares of fabric, each one measuring 5 x 5 inches. To roughen the edges, wash the squares by hand and leave to dry; iron lightly if necessary. Using a 5/8 of an inch seam allowance, stitch the squares, wrong sides together, along three of the edges. Stuff lightly with fiber fill. Stitch on top of the original seam, this time along all four edges, sealing the pillow. Stitch the middle of the ribbon to the center of the pillow.

Cut fabric and paper into triangles. Ours were three inches wide at the base and ten inches long. Using a 5/8 of an inch seam allowance stitch along the wide edge (base) of the triangles, taking a few “free” stitches between each one. Alternate between the different fabrics and papers. Do not cut the thread between triangles. 50 triangles will create a sixteen foot garland.

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fireworks favors

supplies cardboard rolls, trimmed to 4 ½ inches bamboo skewers thin binder’s twine masking tape and double sided tape tea-dyed fabric rectangles, 4 ½ x 8 inches craft paper card stock decorative papers Use masking tape to attach the skewer, pointed end down, along the length of the cardboard roll, aligning the top of the skewer paper lanterns with the top of the roll. Use the template to cut the tabbed wrap from craft paper; wrap supplies around the roll and attach with double sided craft paper tape. The tab should be at the top of the thin cardboard, such as a cereal box roll and should align with the skewer. Add double sided tape decorative paper strips to the bottom half of holiday lights the roll. Use the template to cut the top from the card stock. Bring the two straight edges Cut the cardboard into five inch squares together, overlapping slightly to form a cone, and slice a one inch “x” in the centre. Cut and attach with double sided tape. the craft paper according to the template; fold along the guidelines. Attach the tabs Loosely roll the fabric rectangle to form a at the top of the lantern to the cardboard tube. Tie one end with binder’s twine. Fill using double sided tape, aligning the edges the bundle with a few candies or a small gift and corners. Attach the side tab to the open then tie the other end with binder’s twine; edge of the lantern using double sided tape. feed the end of the twine through the small Insert lightbulbs through the “x’s” at random hole in the top and knot it twice so that the intervals. Ours were spaced about six bulbs bundle is suspended from the inside of the apart. To reduce the potential of a fire hazard top. Stuff the bundle into the roll and push consider using LED lights. the tab through the slot in the top.

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as timeless as

MAKEUP AND PROP STYLING BY ARLEENE TAYLOR OF MYHEARTISTRY MAKEUP HAIR BY CHELSEY JACKSON PHOTOGRAPHY BY HAYLEY ANDERSON OF HAYLEY PHOTOGRAPHY

Holly Golightly is the charming and eccentric, spontaneous girl-next-door with lots of personality and no real direction. She takes life as it comes and lives every minute of it to the fullest extent. She taught us the power of crisp eyeliner and full lashes, a perfect peach lip, and the chic French twist; but above all, to always carry your self with a glamorous spirit. Her

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effortless beauty translates seamlessly in today’s modern age. We pay tribute to her style and carry on her femininity when wearing a strand of pearls, extending our liner just a bit, and even when wearing over-sized sunglasses. We can gather inspiration from Holly's charming character to influence our own take on her classic style.

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step three Prep the lids with an eye shadow primer or a bit of concealer and setting with a light dusting of translucent powder. Apply a nude or beige shadow on the lid up to the crease using a small eye shadow brush with a rounded tip. Then, using a uffy blending brush apply a step one Prep skin with a moisturizer. Apply a light, brown-taupe color onto the crease starting at mineral foundation using a duo-ďŹ ber brush the outer corner and moving your way inwards to blend and buff it into the skin. Set with a with small circular strokes. mineral powder using a large face brush with a soft, patting motion focusing on the center Use a matte shadow for the lids and one with a bit of shimmer for the crease, the combination of the face. of textures helps create a contrast. Keep concealer to a minimum by spot treating problem areas such as dark circles step four and blemishes. To create a glow and highlight Begin to draw a thin line, using either a gel or the face, lightly brush an illuminating powder liquid liner, just slightly past the outer corner onto the brow bones, the tops of cheekbones, with a small angled eyeliner brush (longest part of the bristles pointing out). You can come bridge of the nose, and cupids bow. back and extend it further later if you'd like. Stay as close to the lash line as possible. Draw step two Using a blush brush apply a rosy-peach blush short connecting lines versus one long swipe onto the apples of the cheeks blending if your hand shakes. Start to taper the line at about the center of the lash line. Now switch towards the cheekbones. the position of the brush (with the longest To deďŹ ne the cheekbones use a matte bronzer angle of the bristles at the inner corner) and about two shades darker then your natural draw a thin line until it connects with the skin tone to contour starting right below the other. At this point, once you've established temple, using small circular brush strokes a line you can use the same technique to go over it again and make it thicker or longer. towards the cheeks.

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Holding the brush like you would a pencil and slightly at a downward angle instead of pointing it directly at your eye helps control the pressure and won't obstruct your view. For ultimate control and precision when applying liner, tilt your head back slightly and look into a hand held mirror. If you have a stubborn shaky hand, rest your elbow on a counter or nearest wall.

For a natural curl, curl lashes in three steps: once at the roots, in the middle, and again lightly at the ends. Squeezing gently to create a soft bend, not a dent. Follow these steps first before applying false lashes for a seamless application.

step six Prep lips with a balm and blot. Outline lips with a peachy-fleshtone liner then fill in starting at step five the center of the lips. Use a lip brush to apply Curl lashes. Starting at the roots apply a black a creamy peachy-beige lipstick. Blot. Apply volumizing mascara moving the wand from once more. side to side to cover every lash. Separate with a lash comb, and apply a second coat To get a perfect pout and make your lip color of lengthening mascara. Swipe lightly along lasts make sure to: Exfoliate lips, moisturize, bottom lashes. use a liner, and blot in between applications. Powdering the lips lightly after blotting will help prevent feathering as well.

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step one Apply a thickening spray to damp hair as well as a root lifter at the crown. Blow hair dry, smoothing out using a round brush. Create a side part. If you have ďŹ ne hair that needs help building body, use a thickening shampoo and conditioner beforehand. step two Section hair by bringing forward about 2 inches of fringe (or bangs) at the hairline. Pick up a 2 inch thick section at the top of the head, spray the under side lightly with a styling spray and tease (using a thin tease comb with several rows of teeth) at the roots. Drop the section forward.

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step four Leaving both front pieces out, divide the top section of hair, twisting then pushing slightly upwards to create volume at the crown. Secure with bobby pins.

step five Make two low ponytails at the nape of the neck with the bottom half section of hair (include the front fringe now, tuck behind ears) and tie with thin elastics. Wrap a thin piece of hair from the underside of each ponytail around Tuck bobby pins horizontally into the twist, each of the elastics to cover it. Pin in place making sure they're secure by pinning right with a bobby pin, tucking it into the hair. where the twist meets the head. Spray over lightly if there are any yaways. Smooth the front pieces by misting with a styling spray and brushing through before bringing back. step six Wrap the ends of the ponytails around a curling iron and set with a medium hold hairspray. Add a touch of glamour by pinning a brooch or sparkly clip to the side of the twist.

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Sweet AmĂŠlie je t'adore, mon amour

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CONCEPT AND STYLING BY YELENA JOHNSON OF THE STYLISH SOIREE

VIDEOGRAPHY BY JESSICA RINGOR OF LOVESPUN HANDMADE FILMS

PHOTOGRAPHY BY MEG PEROTTI

PAPER GOODS AND CALLIGRAPHY BY BIANCA MASCORRO OF LITTLE MISS PRESS

HAIR BY REBECCA BUTZ OF SYMMETRY BEAUTY MAKEUP BY TAMRA- MARIE OF SYMMETRY BEAUTY

FLORAL DESIGN BY CHRISTINE LE OF PINK LINCOLN DESIGNS VENUE COURTESY OF SAND ROCK FARMS

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In the movie Amelie, one message stands out above the rest: enjoy the simple pleasures in life. Simple pleasures such as friends, family, good food and the beauty of nature are the perfect elements to inspire a lovely, meaningful wedding, which is why we were so excited to tackle translating this movie into a well-designed wedding.

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The Design Enjoying the simple pleasures in life became an overarching theme for the design and ambiance of the shoot. The essence of this theme was captured in Meg Perotti’s photography, The Stylish Soiree’s design and styling, Symmetry Beauty’s hair and makeup, LoveSpun Film’s video, Little Miss Press’s letterpress, and Pink Lincoln’s flowers. Our team took inspiration from Amelie’s playful, light-hearted nature as well as the blend of old and new that was ever-present in the movie’s set design. The simple pleasure theme was echoed throughout the tablescape design, from the old oak farmhouse chairs provided by the venue to the crochet table overlay, to the French country style plates on the table and the antique coffee and sugar tins filled with fresh baked French bread on the table. We added unique, quirky touches with the butter dish painted to look like a woman in a dress, filled with fluffy meringues, and little green dishes piled high with raspberries.

The venue itself played an important role in the ambiance. The shoot took place at the stunning Sand Rock Farm in Aptos, California just outside Monterey, which we chose for its ethereal setting amidst the trees and ivy. The Amelie reception table was set in Sand Rock Farm’s historic1885 barrel aging room, an open-air old stone building criss-crossed with lanterns and covered with hanging ivy vines. Sand Rock Farms perfectly captured the magical, youthful feeling of Amelie’s happiest childhood memories, and was exactly what we imagined as the perfect setting for her wedding to Nino. We loved that the venue felt like an oasis in the middle of this crazy world; a place where a family could gather together and enjoy the simple pleasures of the beautiful setting. In the movie, the green, aqua and red hues played a huge role in the overall vision of the film, which is how we came up with the color palette for the design. To accent the bright hues and bring them back down to earth

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(as well as compliment the natural setting of the venue) we used more muted tones of green and aqua and added in a khaki color and a deep brown with the linens. The table linen had a rich, luxurious sheen and deep color that, paired with the crochet overlay and coarse cotton napkins created a casual layering of elements that was key in the movie. We placed the bread, raspberries (one of Amelie’s childhood pleasures) and meringue on the table for a cozy family style meal, For a guest sign-in book, Meg took photoboothstyle pictures to mimic Nino’s lost photobooth album in the movie. We imagined that Amelie and Nino would definitely rent a photobooth for guests to use during the reception since it played such an integral role in their early relationship. The paper goods, created by Little Miss Press, also played a key role in the design. The invitations featured the French phrase, “Voulez-vous… me recontrer?” (translation: Will you meet me?), which came from the scene in Amelie where she invites Nino to meet her after she found his album of discarded photo strips. Since it was the catalyst for their relationship, we thought it would be cute to include in the invitation materials. Little Miss Press also letterpressed coordinating dinner menus for the table, along with hand calligraphied belly bands that doubled as place cards.

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The favor table was re-imagined as a busy Parisian park bench with old-fashioned red and aqua colored sodas, striped paper straws, and meringues lined up in rows on poppy-covered platters. As a child, everyone enjoys sipping on sugary soda and eating bitesized desserts, which once again tied into the simple pleasures theme from the movie. Each soda bottle was embellished with a heart cut-out tag from the leftover printed invitations that was secured to the bottle with a length hand-dyed silk ribbon in a bold hue. A mini croquembouche, the traditional French wedding cake, Eiffel tower replicas, an old clock of Paris and black and white Paris postcard display rounded out the decorations on the favor table we created for Amelie and Nino’s wedding.

The Wedding Day Style Styling the Amelie bridal look was harder than it looked, since we didn’t imagine her to dress as a typical bride. Amelie is all about simple, understated style, which is why we chose a short dress with a vintage crochet feel, paired with pops of red and super simple accessories – a girlish ribbon belt, red satin t-strap peep toes, white wedding day bangles for a touch of bohemia, and a long-chain necklace that added interest to the simple neckline of the dress. Rebecca Butz and Tamra-Marie for Symmetry Beauty were responsible for the Amelieesque hair and makeup, respectively. Amelie’s makeup and hair were very natural in the movie, so they created an enhanced natural look on the model that kept things young and fresh.

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Recreating the Look Arrange the vases by having one center anchor element (such as the center tulip vase), two symmetrical taller elements on each side of the anchor (the two tall dusty miller and two skinny, tall tulip vases). Then, mix in the smaller elements by creating odd-numbered groupings (for instance, flank one of the medium-sized tulip vases with one small dusty set up tips Plan to have approximately 2 vases or miller vase and one small vase of ranunculas containers for every foot of table length. For for an odd-numbered group of 3 vases). the Amelie shoot, for example, we had 17 The narrower the mouth of the vases you use, vases on an eight foot table. the less flowers you need and the easier it is Leave arranging different types of flowers in to arrange the flowers in the formation you the same vase to the professionals. When want to achieve. creating your own floral arrangements, keep things clean, simple and lovely by sticking with In the small vases, use one or two stems of one type of flower per vase. This strategy will dusty miller or ranunculas. In the tall tulip also dramatically cut down on the difficulty vases, use three long stem tulips per vase. The and the time involved with arranging your only vase filled with flowers should be your center vase in order to keep floral cost down. own flowers. supplies for an eight foot table 4 tall, narrow vases for tulips 2 medium height vases for dusty miller 5 short vases for dusty miller 5 short vases for ranunculus 1 large medium height vase for tulips

When collecting vases or containers to hold the flowers, try to keep with a common theme so the end result is cohesive. For our Amelie shoot, Christine from Pink Lincoln Designs provided us with all glass containers of different heights and shapes. They varied in style dramatically, but worked well since the clear glass acted as the unifying element.

Keep in mind that round tables always require less floral arrangements than rectangular tables. We have created a guideline below to setup that applies to a standard eight foot banquet table, but for a 72” round you will likely only have room for about 1/3 the amount of vases and décor.

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CONCEPT, FLORAL AND EVENT DESIGN BY POPPIES & POSIES PHOTOGRAPHY BY OH DARLING PHOTOGRAPHY FASHION STYLING , MINT JULEP FAVOR, AND CUSTOM GIFT BOX BY JACQUELINE WEPPNER OF MERCI NEW YORK CUSTOM LUGGAGE BY JANELLE SING CATERING BY STUART & WELCH CATERING

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For our Mad Men inspired wedding photo shoot, we decided to use rich, saturated colors and interesting textures throughout the design to evoke the era. The flowers were designed using unusual and unexpected elements such as deep aubergine artichokes, vibrant orange kumquats, and fuchsia ranunculus. The team also wanted to utilize lots of iconic brand imagery and retro advertisements throughout the design to reflect Mad Men’s advert-centric environment. A 1960’s Chevy Malibu and a custom piece of luggage were just the finishing touches we needed to bring the decadent era to life. printable tips For our seating cards we thought giving a nod to some iconic brands of the late 50’s and early 60’s would be fun. We made ‘vintage’ soda bottles with guests’ names printed on the upper labels. Each table could be named after a soda brand so peoples drinks could lead them to their seats. We found that the clear Izzy soda bottles worked well for the ‘7up’ and any microbrew root beer or beer that comes in a dark brown, glass bottle looked great with the ‘Moxie’ label. We also found using a bold font such as Princetown Let for the ‘7up’ and an elegant italicized font such as Adobe Pro Caslon Italic for the ‘Moxie’ upper labels worked well with the corresponding lower labels. In keeping with our theme, we used a vintage car in the background of our menu cards, using Blackoak STD as our font. Printing the menu on a heavier paper worked well for us but doing it on a glossy paper like a magazine page would work, too.

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fondue recipe Fondue was a very popular dish in the late 50’s and early 60’s and we think it’s a great D.I.Y. wedding menu option. Trays of chopped veggies and baguette ready to be dipped in this delicious cheese fondue will not only make your table colorful, it is a tasty meal, and certainly a wedding dinner your guests are unlikely to soon forget. We’ve included a very traditional Swiss fondue recipe but, if you’re feeling creative, try playing with it a bit. Using different cheeses (something like pepperjack if your feeling spicy) and alcohol types (beer and cheese is always a good combo) is a fun way to personalize your wedding meal. ingredients 1 clove garlic 1 1/2 cups Fendant wine 1 lb Natural Gruyere cheese, grated 2 teaspoons cornstarch 3 tablespoons kirsch Freshly ground pepper to taste

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step one Cut the garlic clove in half and rub all over the bottom of a large earthenware pot. Pour in the wine and heat just to the boiling point. step two Add your cheese to the heated wine and continue to stir all the while. Mix the kirsch and the cornstarch together. When the cheese has melted and is just barely simmering, add the kirsch cornstarch mixture to it. step three Pour the fondue into your fabulous vintage fondue pots and light a Sterno lamp underneath to keep the cheese bubbling ever so slightly. If it becomes too thick just add more wine. step four Dip your veggies and bread in and enjoy! Don’t be afraid to get creative with your veggies. Everything from radishes to carrots can be added to the mix. If you want to get really adventurous try some fruit or a charchuterie plate as well.

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The general rule of thumb is to include one healthy, one sweet and one salty treat to your basket. Since Mad Men took place in the sixties, I limited my foods to products that were popular in the time. Sugar babies and chocolate malteds fulďŹ lled my "sweets" quota, while simple pistachio nuts took care A well stocked bar ready to provide a deluge of "salty". The green apple was not only of dirty martinis and stiff manhattans has "healthy", but its bright color really punched become synonymous with the Mad Men party up the presentation. scene. Here is a new take on an old favorite. Circle back to other design elements in your hot and dirty vodka martini wedding to remind guests of your details. If This is a fun take on the classic dirty martini. you remember, our favor was a DIY mint julip Pour 3 ounces of Vodka, a half ounce of olive mix. So in the basket I included another nod to brine and a splash of dry vermouth into a classic mixology, with the makings of another cocktail shaker that is half full of crushed ice. sixties classic cocktail, the "good night kiss". Add a few dashes of Tabasco sauce (to taste), The recipe was tied to the main ingredient, a shake well, strain into a chilled martini glass, split of champagne, in our signature font. This take a sip, and enjoy. cocktail idea could also act as an alternative to the mint julip favor. Always remember your theme. Paper goods are a great way to drive home your theme. Here I added some great old New York notepads from Caspari. Their covers are actually 1960s post card designs, which speak to the retro mood and the location of the event. The welcome letter was developed Be creative with your container. These from a vintage television ad from the era. retro-lugguage inspired "suitcases" were purchased on clearance from a NYC paper supply store. All the contents can ďŹ t inside the suitcase when closed, this project has eliminating the need for expensive, difďŹ cult downloadable templates to transport cello wrap or excessive shred. click here to download. welcome basket tips Small guest gifts and welcome baskets have become a thoughtful staple at most weddings. Here are some tips on how to create a stylized guest gift that sits with your Mad Men theme, without breaking the bank.

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do it yourself mint julep favors In simple DIY fashion, and continuing with the very "Mad Men" theme of signature classic cocktails, I decided to create a "make a mint julep favor". The compact and stylized little token has all the makings for the sweet summertime drink, ďŹ nished with a tail-tag that can be customized with your names, wedding date, or in our case, just a simple saying.

ingredients and supplies small sugar cubes fresh mint small burlap bag miniature bourbon bottle "Mix a Mint Julep" printable cocktail recipe package of retro paper straws

Most of the contents are easy-to-ďŹ nd grocery and convenience store staples. The small mint julip cups and drawstring bag can be purchased at a bulk-rate discount from event supply stores such as Jamali Garden.

step one Lay out all materials. If you so desire, customize your mini burlap bags with a monogram stamp, or just the word "sweetness", as shown here. Allow to dry, then place about 6 to 8 cubes in the bags. Place heavier items in the julep cup ďŹ rst to support the lighter favor contents. step two Roll up the mixology cards. Place the rolled card and straw in the julip cup. step three Fresh mint can be purchased up to one day ahead, but no earlier. Keep the mint in the crisper of your refrigerator. Be sure to add the fresh mint spring right before you give the favors to your guests, or it will wilt. If your favors will be placed at the guests' place settings, have your venue garnish the mint sprigs for you.

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inspired by the great gatsby

JAZZ and all that

CONCEPT AND DESIGN BY MOIRA EVENTS AND DESIGN CAKE BY TAYLOR RASCHE OF MOIRA EVENTS AND DESIGN PHOTOGRAPHED BY SARA FRANCE OF SARA FRANCE PHOTOGRAPHY FLORAL DESIGN BY PAULA ANDERSON OF RAE FLORAE PAPER GOODS BY CHELLÉ PAPERIE

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antique books in shades of blue to give the table interest and dimension. Tucking in loose sheets of piano music gave the somewhat formal table a more carefree look, and we printed the sheets ourselves on newsprint paper. The main focal point of the table was the burst of cerulean blue in our glitter candles perched high on the silver candelabra, again, combining the proper with the fanciful. The glittered candles are tremendously high impact and a cinch to create yourself!

Using The Great Gatsby as an inspiration was pure joy! We took the carefree nature of the time period and married it with a touch of tradition and structure to appease both the traditional bride as well as the vintage and whimsical. We translated this into a muted palate of neutrals, lots of white and some pops of blue – ideal for a sunny summer wedding. The personal flowers reflected that of the centerpieces with full blooms and tones of We wanted to keep within the same emotional grey. The boutonniere was wrapped delicately feeling of the late 1920s, that of whimsical, in pale blue velvet, while the bouquet was carefree, laidback, and lackadaisical summer abundantly adorned with strands of clear and afternoons spent with friends. To build silver sequins. an atmosphere of comfort, relaxation and whimsy, we created small indoor living areas Our second grouping of furniture was for our outdoors using area rugs and indoor furniture. cake display, which was perched high on a We paired that with fluffy white flowers, vintage milk glass cake stand found on EBay flouncy plum feathers, loose sheet music, and and is part of a larger collection we have pillows on the ground to develop this design. and use often. We loved this amazing cake, created by our very own pastry girl, Taylor. The table top combined formal bone china We brought in the detailing of the sequins and dessert presentation dishes of mint and (found on sale at JoAnn Fabrics) and paired honeydew sorbet with an informal wooden it with huge plume feathers atop the cake for table and a simple white linen runner that a spectacular impact. To complete the look we didn’t even hem; we liked the idea of on the table, we grouped three vintage-styled it simply blowing freely in the breeze. We hour glasses (all inexpensive and from Ross combined several formal silver vases and mint & Marshalls) on a vintage silver tray that was julep cups brimming with flowers and placed reclaimed from a thrift store. We tucked in a them somewhat randomly on the table. We sheet of music for an extra touch of detail and choose to elevate some of the vases with layer of texture.

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glitter candles supplies Spray adhesive Loose glitter Candles step one While holding the wick of the candle over a covered surface, spray the length of the candle while rotating it. step two Over a separate sheet of paper, pour glitter onto the candle. As the glitter piles up, you can also roll the candle in the glitter.

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FIT FOR A

CONCEPT, PREP STYLING AND DESIGN BY MADDY HAGUE OF THE INSPIRED BRIDE AND BETHANY HWAY OF B*SPOKE BLOG SHOOT STYLING BY JULI HANSSEN DESSERT AND ADDITIONAL STYLING BY SHAUNA YOUNGE OF SHAUNA YOUNGE DESSERT TABLES PHOTOGRAPHY BY LARRY CALLAHAN CALLIGRAPHY BY CRYSTAL KLUGE PASTRIES AND CAKE COURTESY OF COCOA & FIG CANDIES COURTESY OF ACANDYSTORE

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candlestick cake stands

embossed monogram tags

supplies Epoxy White plates in various sizes Vintage brass candlesticks Spray paint

supplies 2" Circle punch Custom made stamp Ink pad Embossing powder Heat tool

step one Clean your candlesticks to remove any dirt, dust, or other imperfections in the surface prior to spray painting. Spray your candlestick in the desired color, ensuring the entire piece is evenly and completely covered. Set aside to dry completely in a well-ventilated area. step two Remove any pricing labels from your white plates, then pair up each plate with the candlestick you would like to attach it to. Using your epoxy per manufacturer's instructions, apply glue to the rim of the candlestick. Center plate over the stick quickly, then press down to attach.

step one Have a custom stamp ordered. Our monogram, designed by Crystal Kluge, has a laurel motif available for download and can be paired with any of her Tart Workshop fonts for an inexpensive alternative to hand calligraphy. step two Cut 2" circles with a punch. Stamp each in the center and while the ink is still wet, sprinkle embossing powder over it. Tap lightly to shake loose any excess powder. step three Using a heat tool, melt the embossing powder down for a thermographed, higher end look. Attatch a toothpick to the back to create a ribbon display cone topper, or use as a label on your favors.

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favor boxes We fancied up some Paper Source favor boxes with a little bit of ribbon and an embossed monogram tag. For a ribbon wrapped pillow box, cut a length or ribbon just long enough so it wraps around the box and overlaps onto itself. Secure the bottom piece of ribbon as well as the overlap with double stick tape. With another piece of double stick tape, secure the monogram label in place. silhouette frames To create the silhouette frames, purchase an assortment of thrift store frames (ours were no more than $3 each) and spray paint them in your desired colors. If there is laminate or plastic pieces on the frame, be sure to use spray paint speciďŹ cally formulated for those types of materials. Set aside to dry.

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Take photos of friends and family in profile against a light, solid background. Print or photocopy them and layer them over a sheet of cover weight paper. Cut along the edge of the face carefully. When you reach the shoulder area, cut a upward curve to suggest the beginning of the arm and shoulder.

refinished hutch Our antique hutch was purchased off of Craigslist for $75. We sanded it down from its original magenta color, removed the hardware, and refinished it in cream paint.

Instead of painting the backsplash of the hutch, we purchased a gold and bronze Cut a cover weight sheet of paper to fit the damask wallpaper from Target.com (yes, they frame. Center the silhouette on the sheet and sell wallpaper!) to cover it. It was only available secure with a glue stick, then insert the sheet as a double roll, which was a lot more than we into the frame. needed, but we sold the excess. framed menu The centerpiece of our frame display, our menu board, is an Ikea frame that is spray painted with a Krylon formulated for plastics. Crystal Kluge calligraphed our menu on a fine quality cream paper.

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resources

WEDDING IN WONDER LAND

miniature dessert table Petit Plat petitplat.fr

toffees and ganaches Kohler Chocolates kohlerchocolates.com

table skirt Duralee Fabrics duralee.com

barber poles, ribbon candy, and butterscotch candies Hammond's Candies hammondscandies.com

whoopie pies WannaHavaCookie wannahavacookie.com macarons Paulette Macarons paulettemacarons.com mini chocolate butter cupcakes and s'mores Cupcake cup-cake.com shortbread cookies Sugar & Flour sugarandflour.etsy.com vintage keys Time Travel Tea Party etsy.com/shop/ timetravelteaparty

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birch bark sheets Dennis Champine myworld.ebay.com/ dchampin screenprinted sparrow vests Bright Wall Studios brightwall.etsy.com Leather Rabbit masks Tom Banwell tombanwell.etsy.com corked bottles Michael's


HAPPILY EVER AUSTEN

videography Andrew Hsu of Studio MSV studiomsv.com

fashion The English Dept. theenglishdept.com

calligraphy Kathryn Kalabokes dreamalittledreamevents. com

Bella Bridesmaid bellabridesmaid.com

table settings Gump's gumps.com furnishings Wisteria wisteria.com dessert buffet Miette miettecakes.com models Shaye and Sterling for Look Model Agency lookmodelagency.com handbags Moyna moynabags.com

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Saja sajawedding.com Swoon swoondress.com hair pieces Twigs and Honey twigsandhoney.com jewelry Juliano Jewelry julianojewelry.etsy.com Fuss Jewelry store.fussjewelry.com men's fashion John Varvatos johnvarvatos.com

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resources

TO MAR RY A THIEF

flowers Fischer & Page fischerandpage.com

fabric Grayline Linen graylinelinen.com

floral containers and ribbon Jamali Garden jamaligarden.com

ring boxes US Box usbox.com

stationery supplies Paper Presentation paperpresentation.com

THE DAY OF THE R INGS

AS TIMELESS AS TIFFAN Y 'S

paper The Paper Place thepaperplace.ca

wardrobe, sunglasses, and brooches Forever21 makeup MAC Cosmetics

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napking wrap ribbon M&J Trimming mjtrim.com

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hair Bumble & Bumble bumbleandbumble.com


MAD FOR THIS MAN

vintage fondue pots Etsy etsy.com other rentals Party Rentals Limited

FIT FOR A QUEEN

white plates Ikea pastries Cocoa & Fig cocoaandfig.com

1966 chevy malibu (available for rental in greater nyc area) Merci New York mercinewyork.com

antique gold embossing powder Paper Source paper-source.com heat tool JoAnn Fabrics

candies ACandyStore acandystore.com

white dessert tray Ikea

ornate frame Ikea

damask wallpaper Target (Online Only) target.com

favor boxes Paper Source paper-source.com

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in our next issue

A SPECTRUM OF INSPIRATION now welcoming contributors for Issue 06

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