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Celebrating the May Wedding Flower of the Month : Lily of the Valley

Happy Friday! I was thrilled to find out my Vintage Styled Lily of the Valley Wedding Invitation was featured in a Lily of the Valley treasury on etsy this month, created by Elizabeth of Tint Press. Did you know that the flower of the month for May is the Lily of the Valley? You can find the personalized print-at-home Lily of the Valley Wedding Invitation template in my etsy shop. You can also see the Vintage Inspired Lily of the Valley Photo Shoot here that features my {hand-glittered} invitation and gorgeous florals from EightTreeStreet.

Below are four of my handmade favorites from the Lily of the Valley Treasury from Elizabeth . . .

A Vintage Inspired Floral Wedding Photo Shoot in Blue & Green

I was thrilled when Maribel of EightTreeStreet asked me if I would like to design a wedding invitation and corresponding paper goods for a photo shoot. I couldn't say no to having the chance to design something fresh with a vintage look in the hot summer color trends of blue and green. So here is the beautiful floral summer shoot with a hint of vintage style that was inspired by my paper creations . PS: the paper goods are available for purchase in my etsy shop, including the lily of the valley invitation and forget me not place cards

Vendor Credits:
Photographer: P Square Studios
Floral Designer:  EightTreeStreet
Bridal Gown:  Marie Crawford's Bridal
Invitation Designer: Wedding Girl
Reception Venue:  Riverside on the Potomac
Hair Stylist:  Ayanna

Wedding Inspiration Board : Lily of the Valley

As I'm sure you know by now, last Friday was the Royal Wedding with Kate Middleton carrying a lovely dainty bouquet made mostly of lily of the valley - which I loved. I know there's lots of talk about it being too small - but in my opinion, it was perfect for Kate, not overpowering her small frame and not competing with her GORGEOUS wedding gown. I thought it was such a beautiful arrangement of flowers as it's more free flowing and not having each flower strategically placed. The overall look is soft and just perfect for a spring wedding.

Since I've always loved Lily of the Valley - there's just something so sweet and pretty about the tiny bell flowers, I had to put together a Lily of the Valley inspiration board.

Shopping Resources:
wedding cake from Wedding Flowers, bouquet from The Knot {via Red Loft Studios}, Lily Of the Valley Bridal White Convertible Wrap Dress from Coralie Beatrix, Lily of the Valley Bridal Hair Comb with Swarovski Rhinestone Crystals from DK Designs Hawaii, Lily of the Valley Cards from Anista Designs, hand crosstitched ooak clutch from Leila Rae, lily of the valley nest shoe clips from Kates Cottage, Lily of the Valley Favor and/or Place Cards from Bridal Star, Antique Silver Lily Of The Valley Dragonfly Necklace from Lady K Jewelry