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Monday, June 7, 2010

Inspired Creations Contest Photo Shoot

I am beyond thrilled to finally be able to share the super secret project I was working on with flutter glass photography, Erin Ever After and The White Flower Boutique. Our entry for the Inspired Creations contest at The Sweetest Occasion and Elizabeth Anne Designs is up and I could not be happier with how everything turned out. We had such an amazing time running through the fields and playing in the woods during this shoot. It definitely felt like a gypsy caravan wedding and our inner bohemians were singing!

We wanted to create a bohemian affair with touches inspired by the state symbols of California. Inspired by the vibrant oranges of the California poppy, we incorporated a mix of bright and bold wild flowers with beautiful coral peonies and snapdragons.

Feathers, like those found on the California Quail, were a big part of the design and used as centerpieces, table setting decor and in the bouquets and boutonnieres.

Erin had the idea for the cocktail table with cute straws and mouthwatering fruit to decorate the blood orange champagne punch. Hand stamped tags with guests' names were placed on each drink stirrer.

To continue the natural vibe, we used various sized bark tubes to house the flowers. The other decor - tables, vases, dinnerware, etc. - all came from our personal collections (the booze and berry table is my kitchen table!).

I found this gorgeous Ikat fabric and made the seat cushions (now pillows on my couch - I love them!) and table runner. I also wrapped the bouquets and boutonnieres in it. I even made our (handsome) groom a bow tie!

Stay tuned! There is even more to come and I will be posting more pics throughout the week.


  1. beautiful! love everything about this.

  2. Thank you, Paige! That means SO much coming from you!

  3. Incredible Emilia!! I LOVE it. Its a fairy tale!!

  4. Where did you find the birch bark tubes? That is my favorite detail!

  5. Courtney - Erin actually found the tubes on eBay -

  6. to up the white birch a notch check out a post i did:

    with a personalized white birch vase from bettula at ebay:[]=tags&includes[]=title