Top 10 // Leather Details

In addition to planning and styling kick ass events and photo shoots, I am also a handbag designer.  Handbag designer + crafter = hoarder of leather.  Lots and lots of leather.  I absolutely love using the natural hides as details in my designs.  From layered and draped on the tables to tiny details, this is such a great material to add an element of masculinity and cool factor in an understandable way. 

Leather Wedding details

1. try small, natural hides as placemats. - Green Wedding Shoes

2. thick leather sheets make a great menu. - Clementine Botanical Art

3. draped over a table to add texture and depth -  eBay

4. Leather pieces make for great rustic lounge furniture - June Bug Weddings

5. a leather cord wrapped around a place setting or a bouquet is a lovely detail - Jenni Kayne

6. a leather napkin ring that doubles as a place card is one of my favorite details we've ever designed. - I Love Love

7. leather tags make unique escort cards - Ruffled

8. A large hide makes a unique menu or welcome sign - Green Wedding Shoes

9. a bride in a leather jacket is a no-fail way to add a cool factor to your bridal look - White Mag

10. leather envelopes at each place setting are amazing takeaways - 100 Layer Cake

Top 10 // Flamingo Details

Flamingos are definitely the motif of the moment.  Here are ten super-fun ideas to incorporate these feathery friends into your wedding or party. 

1. Is your wedding near a pool?  How fun would it be to have this guy as a floating guest? 

2. Give traditional lawn flamingos a glam facelift with a coat of gold spray paint, like Sarah Sherman Samuel's 30th Birthday Bash.

3. Tropical vibes with a side of 'mingo on these shower invites.

4. Get an epic photo surrounded by your pink friends, like this couple via Green Wedding Shoes.

5. Of course Studio DIY rocked the flamingo invites.

6. I will never tire of these snuggling flamingo cake toppers from BHLDN.

7. Kate Spade's motif of the moment is our pink feathered friend and this clutch is a-mazing!

8. Let's Flamingle!  How adorable.  See lots more on Inspired By This Blog.

9. Feel like a flamingo yourself with this fabulous Ted Baker feather cape

10. Photo bomb by a plastic 'mingo, like this cute wedding from Green Wedding Shoes

Top 10 // Picnic Parties

Maybe it's not the most practical wedding trend, but boy am I swooning over this low table, picnic dinner party situation that's happening right now.  Probably better suited for an intimate gathering, this look might be perfect for your rehearsal dinner or bridal brunch.  Practical or not, the picnic party is so dreamy.  

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