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    Bridal & Bachelorettes

    A modern english tea

    My beautiful friend and bride, Victoria, is originally from and still has family in England so it was a no-brainer to bring the cafes of England to Los Angeles for this modern english tea party. Inspired…

    April 4, 2016
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    Bridal & Bachelorettes

    A rustic bridal shower

    On trend right now: ANTLERS. So of course I’d been pinning them relentlessly and hoping for the perfect opportunity to pull the trigger. That opportunity came in the form of a rustic bridal shower to…

    March 15, 2016
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    Liv Loves

    Etsy shops, part one

    I lean heavily on Etsy shops. Why? Because Etsy offers unique, usually handmade, items that add a personal touch to your event. But what I love most is collaborating with the shop owners to create custom items because I meet…

    January 22, 2016
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    Baptisms & Christenings

    An al fresco baptism

    What a special day it was to witness the baptism of our daughter at the same New Orleans church where her brother was baptized last year. I was inspired by a bear that Olivia received for Christmas that recites the…

    January 12, 2016
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    Tips & Tricks

    The “sophisticated” kids party

    There’s nothing less creative than a pre-packaged (insert theme here) party from your local party supply store. Unfortunately, these stores offer convenience, an attractive price point and an entire aisle of Frozen-themed plates, cups, tablecloths,…

    January 7, 2016
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    Birthdays

    A backyard movie night

    A backyard movie night under the stars can be enjoyed by both kids and parents. Combining pillows and blankets, popcorn, candy, glow sticks and curious george, this three-year-old’s birthday was a nice departure from…

    December 15, 2015
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    Liv Loves

    The festive tablescape

    Whether entertaining over the holidays or letting someone else do the hosting, you should be able to appreciate a good tablescape when you see one. While they look simple – just set the table and…

    November 24, 2015
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    Tips & Tricks

    Photography tips from megan ambrose

    Hi! Megan here, Shoni has asked me to share some photography tips to capturing your events. I’ve noticed bloggers take a bit of heat these days for making life look just a little too…

    November 16, 2015
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    Holidays

    An intimate friendsgiving

    I approached Bailee of Smitten Bee to collaborate on a small gathering at her NYC apartment and she quickly suggested an intimate Friendsgiving with her closest girlfriends. Looking through what seemed like a million fall tablescapes, I was…

    November 13, 2015