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A Southern Bridal Shower for Southern Weddings Magazine Editor, Lisa Kirk

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How did so many months go by without us sharing these delightful bridal shower details?! When the gals over at Southern Weddings reached out to ask us to design a surprise shower for editor, Lisa Olson (now Lisa Kirk!) we couldn't possibly say no. What a special honor! 

Enjoy these fun little paper details, all inspired by the bride-to-be and her favorite things. Special hugs and thank you to Julia Wade Photography for snapping and sharing these fun pics, as well as to the Carolina Inn in Chapel Hill for hosting us and Nuage Designs for sending some lovely table linens for the occasion! 

See more over at Southern Weddings here and be sure to follow along on our big sister company site, Rebecca Rose Events too, where we'll be sharing our behind-the-scenes thought process on planning and designing a surprise bridal shower on the blog soon. Spoiler alert: a brand, shiny new website for RRE is coming in early 2016 and there will be tons of fresh blog content! 

The Lively Workshop featured on Style Me Pretty

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We have so much to share from The Lively Workshop, which wrapped last month, and we promise to do so soon!! In the meantime, enjoy the beautiful autumn inspired feature here on Style Me Pretty this week. Perhaps a little tabletop inspiration just in time for the Thanksgiving holiday! 

Photography by Perry Vaile | Styling, Floral Design and Paper Elements by Rebecca Rose Creative | Venue:  The Graylyn Estate | Model: Directions USA | Hair & Makeup: Lindsey Regan Thorne | Gown: BHLDN | Suit: H&M | Ring: Trumpet & Horn | Linens: Nuage Designs | Table, Chairs, China & Glassware: Party Reflections | Cake: Cakes by Chloe | Film Lab: PhotoVision

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Featured on Wedding Sparrow

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Working on editorial ideas is one of our favorite ways to expend some creative energy around here. This feature on international wedding blog, Wedding Sparrow, is meant to serve as inspiration for an unconventional bride... she who seeks adventure in faraway places and doesn't need a traditional white dress and an aisle. What a privilege to design and style for Perry Vaile Photography to shoot this beautiful feature on the dunes. Enjoy (and be sure to view the feature here)! 

Photography: Perry Vaile

Styling, Creative Direction & Floral Design: Rebecca Rose Creative

Hair & Makeup: Makeup For Your Day

Dress: Sarah Seven

Model Agency: Directions USA

Film Lab: Photo Vision

A Summer Evening Soirée

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On a splendid evening in June we teamed up with Michelle Wright Events to co-host a spontaneous little summer soiree for some fellow industry friends! The star of the evening was Chef Reto Biaggi and it was such a joy to celebrate and feature his beautiful (and delicious!!!) culinary talents. Special thanks to our sweet friend, Julia Wade for photographing this event! 

As many of you know, we always love any opportunity to letterpress an invitation. The texture on this one was divine! In case you're wondering... yes, this little fete was most definitely French inspired! 

The party took place at Michelle's beautiful home and we were excited to doll it all up with some fresh blooms. We also designed and printed sample menus prepared by Chef Reto. 

Our guests dined on the most delicious and colorful hors d'oeuvres and sipped champagne while mingling. We're all constantly working at weddings and social events, so it was such a joy to flip the script a little bit and enjoy the company of vendor friends in a non-work setting!

Naturally, at a French party, we would never dream of sending anybody home without some fresh baked macarons. Chef Reto made these as well and they were scrumptious!

Watching Chef Reto work was such a pleasure. He has the most infectious and cheerful attitude about serving others and preparing food. 

Lastly - we would be remiss not to thank our cherished partner, Nuage Designs, for sending us these beautiful linens. 

Such a fun time was had by all and we hope to be able to gather even more friends together soon!

 

 

DIY PROJECT FEATURED ON STYLE ME PRETTY LIVING

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In case you missed it, we shared a fun little DIY project idea on Style Me Pretty Living last week! 

This DIY project is the perfect creative cheat for non-painters who love the colorful look and feel of hand-painting and we’re demonstrating how to pull off the look of hand-painted paper products for your next party. Anybody can do this! If you love the look of hand-painted lettering or calligrapher, but haven’t mastered the arts of calligraphy or painting, this is a great detour to achieve a similar look.

MATERIALS

Cardstock – cut to any desirable size (we used 2.5″ squares for place cards!) 

Craft Paint – any color, or selection of colors
Small Paint Brush
Small Wooden Dowel with a pointed edge – available at craft stores

step 1

Prep your cards and paint. Be sure to have a dish of water on hand to dip/clean your brush as needed.

STEP 2

Use the paint brush to make wide strokes across the card. Leave at least one quarter of an inch of space around the edges. Don't worry about creating neat edges - the brush strokes show your handiwork!

step 3

Before the paint is dry – use the pointed edge of the wooden dowel to hand-letter your guest’s name. The dowel will remove the paint leaving the cardstock to show through…so much easier than trying to paint somebody’s name, right?! If you mess up, paint over your work and start again!

Let the cards dry fully and voila! You now have a personalized, hand-painted and hand-lettered place cards. Place at individual table settings for your guests. 

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We also love this idea for food and beverage signage! These little cards are the perfect size to tray-pass with your favorite lemonade or cocktail. The same idea also works for escort cards. Just add a table number to the back side of the cards and display in a festive way!

Photography by Nancy Ray 

Special thanks to the team at The Merrimon-Wynne House for hosting us earlier this year to shoot on location in their beautiful property. 

Recent Happenings at RRC

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We've been slow to blog around here lately, but it hasn't been for lack of creativity! Here are a few peeks at some recent projects and happenings... 

As previously announced, we're deep into planning our first joint workshop with Perry Vaile Photography. If you're a digital or film photographer, hop on over to the workshop website to learn more about The Lively Workshop. Earlybird registration is open only until July 30th or until spots fill up!

Speaking of Perry Vaile Photography... earlier this month Becca and Perry worked on a spectacular desert editorial shoot with Jen from Makeup For Your Day. It was windy, sandy and beaming with glorious sunlight! 

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Perry Vaile Photography

In late April, our team created some editorial content to shoot with Lucy Cuneo Photography in beautiful historic Charleston, South Carolina. We'll share more when we can! 

While we were in Charleston, we received the exciting news that Jared and Jordy's Brooklyn, New York wedding was featured on The Knot! See the full feature here and stay tuned for their wedding feature that will appear in print in The Knot New York Magazine this fall. Thanks to Jenna Marie Photography for this delightful image of the moment when a Brooklyn ice cream happened upon us all during a pre-wedding portrait session outside! 

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Jenna Marie Photography

If you're not following us on Instagram (@rrosecreative) or our big sister company Rebecca Rose Events (@rroseevents), you may be missing some of the livelier parts of what we share on social media. For example... Morgan's sweet newfoundland puppy Caswell has been growing like a beanstalk. Betsy has a new pup too (an adorable black lab named Fred!) and Becca's two pugs round out our team of jolly canine "assistants". Now if only we could train them to help with the invitation assembly process!  

There's a lot more happening in our world these days, and we promise more updates soon! 

THE LIVELY WORKSHOP

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For those of you following us on social media, this may come as no surprise. But - if you're not following us on Instagram or Facebook (we hope you will do so!) we are excited to let you know about our newest labor of love, created and produced in conjunction with Perry Vaile Photography and our amazing host, the Graylyn Estate. Introducing: The Lively Workshop. 

The pursuit of a vibrant life begins with first giving ourselves permission to be lively and bold to create with enthusiasm, and foster that same mentality in those around us. As creatives, we can be inundated with an overwhelming amount of pressure to fit in, or to dilute our own creations for the sake of being like the rest of the crowd. The Lively Workshop seeks to encourage photographers to embrace vibrancy in their work in front of the lens, and fearlessness behind it. 

Stay tuned for the workshop's website launch next week and further registration, sponsor and content details! 

Special thanks to all of our creative partners involved in the promotional shoot from which we're featuring sneak peeks above! 

Photography: Perry Vaile 

Creative Direction, Styling + Floral Design: Rebecca Rose Creative

Gown: Carol Hannah | Source: Southern Protocol

Linens: Nuage Designs

Hair and Makeup: Lindsey Regan Thorne 

Tables and Chairs: Snyder Events 

China, Glassware + Flatware: EventWorks 

Model: Addie | Agency: Directions USA 

Jewelry: Croghans Jewel Box 

Film Lab: PhotoVision

 

Creative at Heart Conference in Charleston

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Hi friends! If you're a creative entrepreneur (that could mean you're a planner, designer, florist, stylist, stationer, calligrapher, photographer, etc.) and you're looking for an opportunity to learn, grow, nurture your artistic soul and gather with other like-minded people...I hope you'll consider joining me at the Creative at Heart Conference this fall! I'm excited to serve as a panelist and join this wonderful group for the first time in historic Charleston in November. 

Early registration opens on Tuesday, April 20th! Mark your calendars for the conference (November 15-16) and the earlybird registration date (April 20) so that you don't miss out. We're expecting this to sell out fast! Find all the details here. Hope to see you in Charleston!

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Photography by Caroline Logan 

Floral Design for The School of Styling's Blog Launch

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I'm excited to share a glimpse at a little bit of floral design for a very special photo shoot that took place in December. It was a joy to gather with a few fellow creatives at the historic Pullen House in Raleigh. Special thanks to photographer, Jordan Maunder, for sharing these lovely images! 

This shoot was created and styled by The School of Styling's founder, Kaitlin Holland. It was an honor to do the flowers for her and be a part of her January launch of the TSOS blog! If you're not following the blog already, head over and give it a look. There is no shortage of inspiring content!

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If you're interested in learning more about the fundamentals of styling, I encourage you to consider attending the School of Styling's workshop in Los Angeles this June. There are still spots open, but you'll want to register sooner than later while there is still availability! I'm so excited to join this incredible lineup of speakers:

This workshop is ideal for photographers, stylists, bloggers, and creative entrepreneurs of all types. Learn more about the curriculum here. I hope to see you in sunny LA this summer! 

Photography by Jordan Maunder

Styling and Creative Direction by Kaitlin Holland

Floral Design by Rebecca Rose Creative

Kaitlin's Hair & Makeup by Rose Hair + Makeup

Gown by Carol Hannah 

Jewelry by Gemma Jewels 

Sign by Paper Birch Designs

As seen originally on The School of Styling blog