rosé season.

Recently I had the pleasure of having Hunter Premo + Cameron Premo over to my house for a little get together + showcase of all my favorite things from Target's newly launched OPALHOUSE.  I loved catching up with these two over delicious David Arthur rosé, we talked about our year so far + it was fun to incorporate so much fun (bright) summer items!  

This post is also meaningful to me because it was exactly ONE YEAR ago when I had a conversation with Hunter about "wanting to start a blog", even though she is younger than me she is an old soul who is INCREDIBLY supportive, and she was SO helpful/ knowledgeable about how to start...for that reason I am so excited to share with you all this bright + fun dinner setup.  

Also....exciting NEWS: I am officially on rewardStyle (thanks Hunter for the referral!)! So if you like anything click on the pictures at the bottom - you know the drill.  

E N J O Y

SHOP THE POST 

dickel.

This time last year I did a series of events hosted by Pencil + Paper Co. and George Dickel whiskey.  Both events were lovely spring days filled with education, whiskey + good company. 

The first was held at Whites Mercantile in 12S neighborhood....

SEE MORE HERE | thank you Austin Gros Photography


The second was a Sunday brunch held at Husk, before the guests dined they enjoyed authentic bluegrass music from Mystic River band.

See more here | Thank you Clark Brewer Photography 


Personally, I realized after producing these events that they were the start of many for me....  I loved creating "branded" events that leave guests talking about experiences instead of something they saw scrolling on their phones via Facebook's creepy algorithm.  When we get away from our screens we interact, we socialize, and we make memories ...ALL served over a whiskey sour. 

CHEERS TO MORE EVENTS LIKE THESE! 

29.

Today marks a personal day of growth. Literally... 

29 years ago I was born! I think birthdays are meant to be celebrated, but to me...it's less about "me me me" + more importantly it is a day of reflection for what I have done with my time on this beautiful earth.  I still have days where I am at a standstill, frustrated, but I am so happy overall + I am proud of everything 29 years has brought me.  Mostly, I am so thankful for all of the love that I give + receive daily and now MORE THAN EVER I am incredibly motivated to dive into my last year of my 20's! 

Below is an intimate setup of all things I LOVE... let it be known: there is nothing wrong with throwing your own birthday fete.  At least you know you will get what you want :)!  (plus it's almost impossible throwing me a party- my friends will agree) #controlfreak. 

People say aging is a terrible thing but I AM LOVING learning more + growing up as a person. I feel as though aging is a blessing because it is allowing you more time to have an impact on others in a positive way. 

SO 29, BRING IT ON. 


SPECIAL THANK YOU TO RACHEL MOORE FOR COMING OVER + SHOOTING THIS SETUP- SHE IS AN AMAZING WEDDING + LIFESTYLE PHOTOGRAPHER IN NASHVILLE IF YOU ARE EVER IN NEED OF SOMEONE.  


PAPER RUNNER | hester + cook

CATERING | caviar + bananas

florals | myself

stemless flutes | color nashville

paper goods | envelopments

serving ware | target

don't pinch me.

HAPPY ST. PATRICK'S DAY 


Put together a little St. Patty's post for you all wanting to get lucky - click to shop for these awesome finds for your next party or green loving life. 

CHEERS 

SHOP GREEN GEAR 

printed pillow | green purse | green party dress | paper placematsgreen tumbler glasses | spring heels | plaid napkins | shamrock serving platter 

moody march.

march can be a bit of a temperamental month, so that's what encouraged me to make a simple, spring minded setup! e n j o y 

spring break style.

IT'S OFFICIALLY MARCH!

First thing that comes to mind...spring break is near (if you get those still!?) + it had me reminiscing about one my my first shoots I did a couple years back with NFOCUS...it was alllll about COLOR + my theme was "spring break brunch". 

It's funny to see my style NOT changing a bit- I am STILL using the same elements, I still have a massive love for color, and I love a brunch theme ...but hey at least I am consistent.

ALSO, Scroll down for my favorite fashion items right now  ...                       P E R F E C T  for a beach spring break getaway!


PACKING FOR SPRING BREAK? 

Here are some perfect SHOPPABLE items for your getaway... 


a happy bachelorette.

I have a fun weekend in store! I am headed to a best friend's bachelorette weekend + I wanted to share what goodies I packed for the shower we are throwing her on Saturday night!

A couple months ago The Happy Hostess reached out + sent me her P E R F E C T packed party goods for the occasion! They are ideal for spoiling our bride and celebrating the bride to be! Scroll down to see how I used them for a cocktail setup.  

ABOUT | These little boxed kits from The Happy Hostess are perfect for the traveling party thrower as they come with a bride sash + veil combo, glitter banners, tattoos, selfie sticks, and more... it's truly a one stop shop for bachelorette parties! Planning a bach? Click here to shop. 

Can't wait to share more from this fun filled weekend in Florida! HELLO SUNSHINE + CELEBRATING THE BRIDE TO BE!  

a galentines gathering.

CELEBRATE YOUR GIRLS

This past Sunday, I was thrilled to design + style a Galentines Brunch hosted by Hunter Premo, Ashley Wilson for their favorite gal pals.  The intimate morning event was made complete by a handful of talented local companies. The event was fun, collaborative and showcased all things we LOVE! Scroll for more...

THE "PRE-PARTY" INSPO BOARD 

lots of love to those who helped me make it all happen!

holler and dash biscuit bar |  dixie vodka | proof old fashioned syrup | apple and oak  | please be seated | mercy + thyme florals  |paper goods + graphics: STUDIOST | all photography: Chelsea Roc


THROWING A MORNING PARTY? // HERE ARE SOME TIPS 

1.  prep as much as you can the night before... these bloody mary sticks (green olives, sundried tomatoes, buffalo mozzarella, +  pickled okra) took a while for me to assemble so instead of being flustered on the day of, i prepped them the night before and I am so glad I did!

2.  chill the champagne beforehand! here's a great article on the best way to enjoy this bubbly drink + you need at least a couple hours to cool. 

3.  have everything table top wise pulled out + ready to go (ESPECIALLY florals) so all you have to do is place + style, the tablescape can take a while so make sure you allow enough time in your morning to do this! 

4.  make sure all your serving dishes are clean + ready to go! 

5.  plan out your outfit! as the host you sometimes forget about you...so make sure you focus a little energy on yourself, but if you're rushed on time- throw the hair in a bun and fake it til you make it. 

FINALLY, ENJOY YOURSELF. IT'S A PARTY!

NFOCUS editorial spread

This past winter I had the amazing opportunity to style the winter bridal issue for NFOCUS Nashville magazine.  When we all first sat down about the shoot our goal was to incorporate a glam 20's look / while keeping it current + romantic.  So thankful to be apart of this amazing group of creatives + the vendors who helped us create!  

4 | ladies in grey: gus mayer / bride: the bride room

5 | the dress theory  / fur stole: gus mayer

7 | bride: the dress theory / groom: street tuxedo / guests: H AUDREY

tablescape: please be seated / linens: latavola linens

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10 | bride: the dress theory / fur stole: gus mayer / groom: street tuxedo


CREATIVE CREDITS

all photos | daniel meigs

florals | the flwr shop

staging + rentals | please be seated

publication | NFOCUS

hair + makeup | studio bbc 

models / Zoe Spain, Katelyn Bennett, Elizabeth Shanahan,

Drew Carney + Mattie Smith

SEE MORE IMAGES HERE + SEE ONLINE ARTICLE HERE 

new year / new feature.

Back in the fall I got a very exciting email that Nashville's best local magazine / online publication wanted to hear what I was up to.  I had a beautiful interview with them + feel so honored to have 4 pages in their new 2018 weddings feature!

SO thankful for everyone at Nashville Lifestyles for this + excited to set new goals for my growing business in 2018...WHAT a great way to start it off!!

thankful for these friends 

chairs | please be seated 

calligraphy | cory coyne 

photography | kristin sweeting