Saturday, July 10, 2010

Photo Shoot Woot!

Whew! Yesterday sure was a busy day!  It was photo shoot day for the new birdcage veil and hairpieces accessory line for Uptown Urban Craft! We started at 9am with our photographer Stuart and our beautiful red-headed model Sarah. Everything went swimmingly and I can't wait to get the proofs! I initially intended to only use one model but I couldn't decide between my top two choices so I did a shorter secondary shoot myself later that afternoon with an up-&-coming model named Sami. Since Sarah's photographs were very dreamy and romantic, I did a really fun and playful shoot with Sami. Below are is a look at the process and sneak peak at some of the photos! Enjoy! 

Thursday, July 8, 2010

What I'm Working on Now

Very quick post today because I'm getting everything prepped for the photo shoot tomorrow of the new accessories line! I'm teaming up with a great professional photographer on this as well as snapping some myself & can't wait to post some of the new photos on the blog! But for now I'm busy, busy, busy!

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Wedding WOW!

Holy smokes! Have you seen what's been going on over at Style me Pretty!?! All I can say is WOW! It's a very in depth look at everything that has gone into planning the first ever Style Me Pretty Wedding. They had a team of skilled planners and designers all working together to produce this absolutely gorgeous wedding! Perhaps I'm being biased because one of my favorite flowers is the peony and I love pink, but I just can't get over the stunning photos. Below is just a taste but head over to Style Me Pretty's blog to see many more!

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Fresh from the Garden

It's summer time and one way to bring summer into your wedding is by using flowers. I know you're thinking, "Gee Laura, flowers at a wedding? Boy, how original! Duh..." But I'm not talking about bouquets or center pieces. I'm talking about edible flowers! There are actually many different edible flowers and beautifully shaped herbs. In the days before elaborate fondants, shaved chocolate, and spun sugar sculptures it was common to decorate cakes and garnish food with flowers fresh from the garden. My 92 year old grandmother still presses Black-eyed Susan's into my mothers birthday cake each summer. You can even freeze tiny blooms into the ice cubes for cocktails! Not every flower is safe (or desirable) to eat but Better Homes and Gardens website has a great list of edible flowers. (And of course never use flowers that were treated with pesticides.) Using edible flowers can give even simple foods a home-spun feel that's also very elegant! Below are a few examples.

Lavender Ice Cream

Flowers garnish champagne cocktails and daiquiris.

Rose petals on white chocolate fudge, marigold vanilla cupcakes, violet topped meringues, & sugared rose petals on almond cupcakes.

Mint is a delicious & beautiful addition to lemon bars or vanilla ice cream.