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Eye Candy Friday : v17

Now, I know some people say balloons are a definite no at a wedding, but honestly, just look at these beautifully captured photos from the talented Chenin Boutwell of Boutwell Studio. What a fun and happy element they add to the celebration. For my own wedding, I would have had white balloons (not this size though), but my florist hadn't secured them in his van. So, as you can imagine - he opened the van doors and up they went into the sky. As silly as it may sound, if you are having balloons at your wedding, you might want to ask and make sure they will be secured for transportation.
You can see more from the above wedding of Kim and Mel on Chenin's blog.

The next set of photos is from a photo shoot for Jesi Haack Weddings and Events who is the process of re-branding. The gorgeous bouquets are from JL Designs and each one is just stunning. Photography was provided by Ryel J.
The above featured bouquets include:
1. monochromatic mixture of fuschia ranunculas, roses and tulips
2. curly willow branches and white balsa wood flowers (note: it's a sustainable bouquet since these particular flowers won't die and can be re-used)
eggplant mini calas surrounded by black feathers
4. monochromatic and monobotanical bouquet of all antique yellow roses

You can see more from the photo shoot on the JL Designs blog.

Eye Candy Friday : v16

It's already time for another Eye Candy Friday installment, so here we go . . .
The above montage is from the wedding of Kathy and Gregg, photographed by Gabriel Ryan
(click here to see more photos from their wedding)
Visit Gabriel's blog

The above photo is from Dina and Tim's wedding - coordinated by Madeline's Weddings and Events
(click here to see more photos from their wedding). The photo was taken by Manuel Sousa Photography.
Visit Madeline's blog

And, I'm sure some of you may have seen the above image from Jennifer Skog around the blog world recently, but I just couldn't resist adding it to this week's eye candy.
(You can see more from this event here)
Visit Jennifer Skog's blog

Eye Candy Friday : v6

I can't believe it's already time for another Eye Candy Friday edition, this week has come and gone so quickly. Wishing everyone a very Happy Valentine's Day - hope you have a wonderful weekend. {past eye candy friday editions can be seen here: v1, v2, v3, v4, and v5}

I LOVE these ring floral pillows from Flora Nova Design {blog} in Seattle, WA {found via Seattle Style}
above photo taken by Mind | Castle Studios
above photo taken by John & Joseph Photography

These hair accessories from Oh Faro are handmade from vintage costume jewelry - the artist says "The focus in my life of crafts is to Re-Purpose and Renew!" The photographs to showcase the hair accessories are beautiful. Be sure to visit the Oh Faro site on for even more designs.
check back later this afternoon when I will announce the winner in the Fleur D'Amour eau de parfum giveaway.

Eye Candy Friday : v2

Happy Friday everyone - I'm continuing this week with another installment of Eye Candy Fridays (you can see last week's here). The following photos and links are just some of the many findings I've come across during the past week that I had to share with you.

New Year's Eve Wedding Cake
Don't you just LOVE this simple yet elegant cake for a New Year's Eve wedding? Image taken by Kabloom Studios {found the photography studio via Wedding Chicks} See more photos from the wedding here

Poppytalk Handmade
This is a site that currently has a Valentine's & Wedding-themed Market for all items handmade. Poppytalk Handmade is a monthly online street market curated by Poppytalk to showcase, buy and sell handmade goods of emerging design talent from around the world (side note, clicking the buy button will bring you directly to the artists' online store such as or their own personal store).
{found Poppytalk Handmade via Kenzie Kate's something old, something new blog}

Red and Pink Photo Board
Here's a great photo board that's just so colorful - it's perfect for Valentine's Day inspiration
{flickr gallery/inspiration board found via Style Me Pretty}

Picasso Calla Lily
The latest issue of InStyle Weddings showcases the Picasso Calla Lilly as being one of the "IT" blooms. What a stunning flower! InStyle Weddings pair it with Sue DeVitt's eye shadow (which I featured on the blog in September - see the post here).
Images (left to right) courtesy of Blooming Bulb, Petals By Alice on flickr, and The Floral Palette

Herbs de Provence Inspiration
Above is just a sampling of the many images featured
{from Wanwisa Wednesday on Southern Weddings}