Oliver's 1st Birthday Party

A couple weeks ago we had all our friends and even my parents made it out from Michigan to celebrate Oliver's first birthday!  Of course I had a blast planning and hand-making all the details, most from recycled denim from the thrift store.  The theme was cowboy, with lots of denim and indigo details, (remember my inspiration here?) and this kid looks stinkin' cute in a bandana!   We had at least 20 adults and nine babies, it was a perfectly chaotic 1st birthday bash and first party in our new home.  Thank you to everyone that braved the cold cold day to come out and celebrate and thank you to Alesia Myer for capturing the day. 

Cow Boy 1st Birthday
Cowboy 1st Birthday Invite
Cow Boy 1st Birthday
Cow Boy 1st Birthday

Our sweet and talented friend made the cake!

Cow Boy 1st Birthday
Cow Boy 1st Birthday
Cow Boy 1st Birthday
Oliver 1st Birthday
Wanted Photo booth cut out
Cowboy 1st Birthday Details
Birthday boy on his scooter

Despite the weather, the day could not have been more perfect.  This ONE year old had a blast and so did his mom and dad.   Thank you again Alesia Myer for the beautiful photos. 

I Love Love Mood Boards // Oliver's First Birthday

I spent the weekend putting together mood boards for a few wedding clients, and one non-wedding mood board for a very special little client.  My sweet boy is going to be 1 in exactly one month from today, and we're celebrating with an indigo and denim cowboy party!  Yee haw! 


This week we love loved...

Happy Friday y'all!  Here are my favorites from this week in wedding land!

I love that this backdrop is equal parts rustic and pretty, plus it works just as well in spring as it does in the fall. 

This modern meets western table top and styled shoot has got me feelin' somethings.  Such a perfect blend of two vastly different styles.

I love a low table and this one is such a pretty and eclectic mix, so perfect for a 30th birthday celebration

How unreal is this photo!?  The movement in the dress, the contrast with the backdrop and the pop from the flowers, perfection!  Photographer Emily Wren nailed this shot!


I Love Love Mood Boards // Fantastic Mr. Fox Party

I interrupt my regular wedding inspiration to bring you something a little different.  A fabulously foxy birthday inspiration.  Like most visually-minded people, I love Wes Anderson's work, the color palettes, the sets and the costumes are out of this world!  One of my favorite favorite Wes Anderson movies is the Fantastic Mr. Fox.  This movie that appeals to both kids and grown-ups, with it's spot on colors and great message would be perfect inspiration for a kid's party.  

I Love Love Mood Boards // Beer Tasting Birthday

Today is my birthday!  I turn 31 today.  On a Monday.  This first Monday in January.  While I can't actually throw this party today, or at least not partake in it, if I didn't have an eight-month baked bun in my oven, I would entice my friends to come hang out and celebrate the day of my birth with a beer tasting party.  I guess I'm really missing beer at the moment.  But lucky for all you non-preggos out there, I put together a great mood board to work off of for this party.  Follow the links below for lots of helpful tips, delicious recipes and easy printables.  Cheers!