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Whimsical Austin Wedding

Whimsical Weddings

Photos by:

Anahi Weddings

When Robin and Brian began planning their wedding, there were a few things they considered to be most important – one of which was that Sweet Sunday Events had to do the event design. We have to say the couple’s taste is impeccable, as evidenced by how fantastically Sweet Sunday pulled off their big + colorful day. Of course, thanks to Anahi Weddings for capturing all the details!

whimsical austin wedding photo by Anahi Navarro http://ruffledblog.com/whimsical-austin-wedding/

From the bride, Robin: When we started planning the wedding, we knew we wanted the venue to be Mercury Hall, that we wanted Sweet Sunday Events to be our planners and design team, and that we wanted a fun, party atmosphere for our friends and family. I fell in love Mercury Hall from my first visit — it’s a hidden gem in the heart of Austin, just a few minutes from downtown. The property has the most gorgeous Live Oak Trees, which Austin is known for, and the building is an old chapel transported from Mercury Texas, with colorful stained glass windows and a charm like no other place I had looked at. Once we set the date for November 1st, I knew I wanted to have a Dia de los Muertos theme. It was an especially meaningful theme for us, because family is so important to the both of us and the holiday actually celebrates family and friends who have passed away before us and the belief that they’re souls join the living on that day in celebration. Both Brian’s mom and dad had passed away recently, and so having a theme that we felt could include them in spirit was important to us.

orange floral wreath photo by Anahi Navarro http://ruffledblog.com/whimsical-austin-wedding/

pink bridesmaids dresses photo by Anahi Navarro http://ruffledblog.com/whimsical-austin-wedding/

flower girl wreaths photo by Anahi Navarro http://ruffledblog.com/whimsical-austin-wedding/

whimsical ceremony altar photo by Anahi Navarro http://ruffledblog.com/whimsical-austin-wedding/

peony and ranunculus bouquet photo by Anahi Navarro http://ruffledblog.com/whimsical-austin-wedding/

flower girls dancing photo by Anahi Navarro http://ruffledblog.com/whimsical-austin-wedding/

wedding ideas photo by Anahi Navarro http://ruffledblog.com/whimsical-austin-wedding/

black tie groomsmen photo by Anahi Navarro http://ruffledblog.com/whimsical-austin-wedding/

Sweet Sunday Events took our vision and made it into a stunning reality. Two of my favorite design elements were the ofrenda and altar they made for us. They built a traditional “ofrenda” that is used in Dia de Los Muertos celebrations. The ofrenda showcased pictures of Brian’s parents and other close family members who had passed away, along with candles, flowers, sugar skulls, and other offerings. It was really touching to have their pictures up all night as a reminder of their presence with us. Our altar was a colorful display of flowers on one side and unforgettable stacked piñatas on the other with streamers that hung from the altar up into the grand Live Oak trees. Katy from Sweet Sunday came up with the idea for the piñatas which added a festive element to the ceremony, and my mom was able to find someone to custom make them in our colors. The piñatas were also used in other places throughout the wedding which was great, and by the end of the night a few of them even made their way onto the dance floor. Our guests LOVED them!

whimsical wedding ceremony by Anahi Navarro http://ruffledblog.com/whimsical-austin-wedding/

whimsical wedding ceremony photo by Anahi Navarro http://ruffledblog.com/whimsical-austin-wedding/

whimsical wedding ceremony photo by Anahi Navarro http://ruffledblog.com/whimsical-austin-wedding/

whimsical wedding ceremony photo by Anahi Navarro http://ruffledblog.com/whimsical-austin-wedding/

whimsical wedding ceremony photo by Anahi Navarro http://ruffledblog.com/whimsical-austin-wedding/

The first most memorable moment was walking down the aisle with my Dad and seeing Brian standing there waiting for me. The weather was AMAZING – it turned out to be the most beautiful day of the year. It was an evening ceremony, about an hour and half before sunset, and the backdrop was a combination of rays of sunlight shining through the trees down onto the gorgeous altar and our wedding party. My dad walked me down the aisle to ‘Here Comes the Sun’ by The Beatles, which was meaningful in so many ways. I grew up listening to The Beatles with my Dad, so it seemed only natural that he walk me down the aisle to a Beatles song. Also, Brian’s dad had been battling cancer for the 3 years prior to the wedding, and passed away just 2 weeks before the wedding. We had been by his side throughout his fight and his caregivers in the end. Needless to say, we had been dealing with a lot and going through so many mixed emotions throughout the planning process. ‘Here Comes the Sun’ was symbolic for both the past and what we had been going through, and the bright future we now had ahead of us. It truly reflected and gave meaning to what was taking place, and I believe it was a symbolic song for the family as well.

pets at weddings photo by Anahi Navarro http://ruffledblog.com/whimsical-austin-wedding/

orange wedding decorations photo by Anahi Navarro http://ruffledblog.com/whimsical-austin-wedding/

unique seating charts photo by Anahi Navarro http://ruffledblog.com/whimsical-austin-wedding/

pink and orange receptions photo by Anahi Navarro http://ruffledblog.com/whimsical-austin-wedding/

teal wedding accents photo by Anahi Navarro http://ruffledblog.com/whimsical-austin-wedding/

pink and orange receptions photo by Anahi Navarro http://ruffledblog.com/whimsical-austin-wedding/

The second most memorable moment was our first dance. We both didn’t want the traditional slow dance and wanted to show more of our personality and love for Rock n’ Roll. We danced to ‘I’ll Be Your Man’ by The Black Keys and had a blast doing so. We both loved the song, and felt that we would just dance naturally like we do at home or out, so we didn’t practice and just went with it at the moment. We really got into it, and everyone thought we had rehearsed, but it was just us out there doing what we love to do together. I’ll never forget the smiles on everyone’s faces and the loud cheering as we cut the rug. It was awesome.

coral papel picado photo by Anahi Navarro http://ruffledblog.com/whimsical-austin-wedding/

colorful wedding flowers photo by Anahi Navarro http://ruffledblog.com/whimsical-austin-wedding/

aqua place settings photo by Anahi Navarro http://ruffledblog.com/whimsical-austin-wedding/

teal wedding details photo by Anahi Navarro http://ruffledblog.com/whimsical-austin-wedding/

mexican inspired wedding decor photo by Anahi Navarro http://ruffledblog.com/whimsical-austin-wedding/

colorful wedding cakes photo by Anahi Navarro http://ruffledblog.com/whimsical-austin-wedding/

pinata decorations photo by Anahi Navarro http://ruffledblog.com/whimsical-austin-wedding/

bride and groom photo by Anahi Navarro http://ruffledblog.com/whimsical-austin-wedding/

Bruce Springsteen grooms cake photo by Anahi Navarro http://ruffledblog.com/whimsical-austin-wedding/

Any advice for couples planning their weddings now? Even though most planning and decisions seem to be made by the bride, take into account the (probably very few) things that are important to your soon-to-be husband. Brian let me run with the decor, colors, and all the “girly” details, but he wanted to pick the bar selections and song we got introduced to, “Baba O’ Riley” by The Who. The excitement he felt and showed when we were introduced to that song radiated throughout the room and really got the crowd going! It’s easy to get caught up in the nitty-gritty details of planning – because there are SO MANY DETAILS – but keep in mind that the wedding is a celebration of the love you two share, and so the celebration should reflect the both of you. Everyone will have an opinion on what to do or what not to do, but stay true to yourself and it will show on your wedding day. Some of the best decisions we made that resulted in my fondest memories of our wedding were those that would be considered “non-conventional”: our song choices, choosing to celebrate the dead on our wedding day, having piñatas as wedding decor, and last but definitely not least including our beloved Shih Tzu, Maddie, as our Pup of Honor.

bride groom kissing photo by Anahi Navarro http://ruffledblog.com/whimsical-austin-wedding/

bride and dog photo by Anahi Navarro http://ruffledblog.com/whimsical-austin-wedding/

mexican inspired wedding ideas photo by Anahi Navarro http://ruffledblog.com/whimsical-austin-wedding/

whimsical austin wedding photo by Anahi Navarro http://ruffledblog.com/whimsical-austin-wedding/


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Wedding Location: Austin, TX / Photographer: Anahi Weddings / Rentals, Flowers, Coordinating: Sweet Sunday Events / Venue: Mercury Hall / Wedding Gown: Blush Bridal Lounge / Custom Veil: Olga Novosellova / Hair: Jenna Yates of Grapevine Salon / Makeup: Rae Cosmetics / Wedding Caterer and Bar: Pink Avocado / Wedding Cake: Coco Paloma / Ice Cream Truck: Cool Haus / DJ: Altared DJ’s / Papel Picado: Ay Mujer!

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Basic Invite Wedding Invitations

Visit https://www.basicinvite.com to find over 200 fully customizable wedding invitation sets. At Basic Invite each and every invite has almost unlimited color options letting you create an invitation as unique are you are.

Pick your colors, and your text, and even upload your photo for an instant online preview of your invitation.

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Ballet Wedding Inspiration

Wedding Design

What could be more perfect for a Valentine’s Day inspiration shoot than one influenced by ballet, one of the most romantic dances of all time? Michelle Boyd Photography and Katy Bohls of Without Wax, Katy put together this absolutely lovely photo session with an inspiring tablescape, incredible floral design, and some truly elegant design ideas for any Valentine or wedding.


purple red bouquet - photo by Michelle Boyd - ruffledblog.com/ballet-wedding-inspiration

From Katy of Without Wax, Katy: When I hear Valentine’s Day, I think feminine. Soft, graceful and elegant. And to me, the essence of feminine is a ballerina. How they seemingly float on air as light as one could be. Our model, Cassia Wilson, is a trained ballerina and currently an apprentice with the Austin Ballet. She has an amazing ability to glide effortlessly, making each movement meaningful.

ballerina wedding inspiration - photo by Michelle Boyd - ruffledblog.com/ballet-wedding-inspiration

ballet inspired wedding - photo by Michelle Boyd - http://ruffledblog.com/ballet-wedding-inspiration/

romantic wedding ideas - photo by Michelle Boyd - ruffledblog.com/ballet-wedding-inspiration

valentines wedding inspiration - photo by Michelle Boyd - ruffledblog.com/ballet-wedding-inspiration

pink place settings - photo by Michelle Boyd - ruffledblog.com/ballet-wedding-inspiration

valentines wedding inspiration - photo by Michelle Boyd - ruffledblog.com/ballet-wedding-inspiration

purple red bouquet - photo by Michelle Boyd - ruffledblog.com/ballet-wedding-inspiration

romantic wedding invitations - photo by Michelle Boyd - ruffledblog.com/ballet-wedding-inspiration

silver wedding ideas - photo by Michelle Boyd - ruffledblog.com/ballet-wedding-inspiration

berry wedding colors - photo by Michelle Boyd - ruffledblog.com/ballet-wedding-inspiration

romantic wedding shoots - photo by Michelle Boyd - ruffledblog.com/ballet-wedding-inspiration

valentines wedding inspiration - photo by Michelle Boyd - ruffledblog.com/ballet-wedding-inspiration

lush floral arrangements - photo by Michelle Boyd - ruffledblog.com/ballet-wedding-inspiration

bride hair bun - photo by Michelle Boyd - ruffledblog.com/ballet-wedding-inspiration

Michelle Boyd’s talent is incredible. She was able to freeze frame the fluidity of each delicate motion without fail. Part of the day was spent shooting in classic black and white film. Doesn’t it just make your heart skip a beat? Makenzi Laine created a modern take on a classic bun, and polished Cassia’s natural beauty with soft makeup and the most stunning deep plum lip color. The color palette, while not your typical Valentine’s combination, is the perfect balance of understated sophistication and wildly romantic. Rich tones of berry blues and plums, paired with fuchsia filled the table, as the centerpiece danced and took center stage.

ballet weddings - photo by Michelle Boyd - ruffledblog.com/ballet-wedding-inspiration

ballerina inspired bride - photo by Michelle Boyd - ruffledblog.com/ballet-wedding-inspiration

ballerina photo shoots - photo by Michelle Boyd - ruffledblog.com/ballet-wedding-inspiration

purple red bouquet - photo by Michelle Boyd - ruffledblog.com/ballet-wedding-inspiration
purple red bouquet - photo by Michelle Boyd - ruffledblog.com/ballet-wedding-inspiration

winter wedding makeup- photo by Michelle Boyd - ruffledblog.com/ballet-wedding-inspiration

purple pink bouquets - photo by Michelle Boyd - ruffledblog.com/ballet-wedding-inspiration

valentines day inspiration - photo by Michelle Boyd - ruffledblog.com/ballet-wedding-inspiration

purple red flowers - photo by Michelle Boyd - ruffledblog.com/ballet-wedding-inspiration

valentines wedding inspiration - photo by Michelle Boyd - ruffledblog.com/ballet-wedding-inspiration

ballet weddings - photo by Michelle Boyd - ruffledblog.com/ballet-wedding-inspiration

purple floral centerpiece - photo by Michelle Boyd - ruffledblog.com/ballet-wedding-inspiration


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Shoot Location: Austin, TX / Photographer: Michelle Boyd Photography / Styling and Floral Design: Without Wax, Katy / Venue: The Union on Eighth / Hair and Makeup: Makenzi Laine / Rentals: Sweet Sunday Events / Wedding Invitations and Paper Goods: The Stationery Bakery / Ballerina/Model: Cassia Wilson

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Casey Brodley, Photographer

I’m not a traditional wedding photographer. My background and training is steeped in photo journalism, so that’s how I approach a wedding. My goal is to document the day, not stage it. I let moments unfold naturally, with minimal prom posing and minimal “say cheese” interference.

As a photo journalist, I come prepared for anything. Every wedding is different. I have witnessed full-grown men weep more times than I can count. I have seen smiles so wide that I’m concerned someone may burst a blood vessel. I have climbed mountains with all my gear. And this one time a sprinkler system was triggered during a ceremony.

As a wedding photographer, I walk into every job with the guarantee that I will witness pure joy. But more importantly, I walk into every job with the probability that my day will end with cake. I like to keep my cake-to-work ratio balanced. For health reasons.

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DIY Starry Plate

DIY Projects

You may have spied some pretty cute plates from our styled shoot earlier today, and we’re happy to say we’ve got the deets on how to make your very own! Thanks to Katy of Sweet Sunday Events for sharing her secret with us and Todd White Photography for the images.

starry plate diy via ruffledblog.com

DIY Starry plates via ruffledblog.com

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For this project, you will need:
-Clear plate
-Spray paint
-Star stickers (or any shape of your choice)
-Utility Knife

DIY Starry plates via ruffledblog.com

Directions:

1. Place the plate upside down on working surface.

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2. Place stickers on the back of plate.

3. Once you have the stickers where you want them, spray paint the back of the plate, covering the stickers.

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diy plates via ruffledblog.com

4. Once the paint has dried, begin removing the stickers one at a time. A utility knife makes it easy to peel up the stickers from the corner.

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5. Voila! A star studded plate!

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starry plate diy via ruffledblog.com

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Aurora Cinema

Aurora Cinema is a filmmaking studio based in New York. After several years of shooting for some of the best in the wedding industry, I’ve decided to venture out and create something inspiring with beautiful imagery and powerful stories.
We are a team of creative professionals dedicated to mixing passion & art throughout the Adirondack Mountains, NYC, Boston, & Newport.
Get in touch with us to see what we can create for you!

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Starry Holiday Wedding Ideas

Wedding Design

Photos by:

Love, The Nelsons

As you probably know by now, any time Sweet Sunday Events puts their hands on anything, it’s guaranteed to be a hit. Such is the case with this starry shoot captured by Love, The Nelsons, which brings together cool blues and warm pinks with a pop of gold for a true celebration. What’s more to love is that it’s just as gorgeous as a summer wedding as it is for winter!

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Starry Holiday Wedding Ideas photo by Love the Nelsons via ruffledblog.com

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bride and groom signs // photo by Love the Nelsons via ruffledblog.com

Starry Holiday Wedding Ideas photo by Love the Nelsons via ruffledblog.com

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From Katy Bohls of Sweet Sunday Events: I called upon a handful of my very favorite vendors make this constellation inspired shoot come together flawlessly. And, let me tell you, it was out of this world amazing. I mean, really. A hanging constellation installation framed the bride and groom at the altar and stars suspended above the reception table. The altar installation was made of paper mache stars and small wooded rods, glued and pieced together to create a half-moon shape. Dressed in a beautiful gold gown from Serendipity Bridal, the bride stood glistening with a fuchsia and pink bouquet which added a nice pop of color. And didn’t Shalynn of Love, The Nelsons capture every table top detail so perfectly through her talented lens?! She didn’t miss a beat. From Yuling Design’s amazing paper goods and the hand dyed runner to all the beautiful concoctions created by PinkAvocado and custom star plates (more on that coming up!), it was all perfectly aligned to make for an amazing shoot!


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Shoot Location: Austin, TX / Photographer: Shalyn Nelson of Love, The Nelsons / Stylist, Rentals, and Floral Design: Sweet Sunday Events / Event Venue: Palm Door / Wedding Dress: Serendipity Bridal / Hair and Makeup: Makenzi Laine / Caterer: Pink Avocado Catering / Wedding Cake: Polkadots Cupcake Factory / Paper Goods: Yuling Designs / Models: Zephyr Talent Agency

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Spreading Lovely

Welcome to Spreading Lovely!  We’re a full service event planning & design company based in the San Francisco Bay Area, serving all of The Golden State and beyond and tailor all services to fit your specific event needs.  Plus, with every booking, we donate 10% to the charity of your choice because we believe in not only making a difference in our clients’ lives, but also in countless other lives we may never otherwise have the opportunity to reach.

Of course we love a great party, but more importantly we believe in love, we believe in a marriage after the wedding, and we love being a part of life’s major milestones and helping you navigate the (sometimes) mountains of details.  With our wealth of knowledge, creativity and experience we’ll illuminate and inspire your ideas to create a one-of-a-kind event that authentically reflects YOUnot us, or what anyone tells you it should be.

We know how to leverage small design details of texture, color and lighting to elevate an event and create the ambiance you desire. We love collaborating to create unique event concepts, after all – it’s your story that makes the best inspiration.  If lots of glitter and bright colors best reflects your fun loving nature, awesome, we’re in!  If an elopement on a mountain top is more your thing, fantastic, we’re in!  Our number one job is to be on your team and provide a voice of reason, guidance and experience to streamline the planning and execute your event more exceptional than you imagined.

We believe you should be fully present and live in the moment on your wedding day, not sweating the small stuff!  That’s why we’re here to make the road to your wedding more fun, more relaxed and more enjoyable by taking care of the planning, design and organization details so you can still make it to Sunday brunch and do more of what makes you happy while celebrating the path to this amazing commitment to each other!

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Tying the Knot Wedding Inspiration

Wedding Design

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We all have a big fat crush on whatever Sweet Sunday Events does, but this one captured by Michelle Boyd Photography knocks it out – way out – of the park. Love the knotted ceremony backdrop, so suiting for a romantic shoot. And if you’re in Austin, check out the new venue The Union on Eighth!


knot rope wedding backdrop
Tying the Knot Wedding Inspiration
lush wedding bouquet

Tying the Knot Wedding Inspiration
bentwood wedding chairs
Tying the Knot Wedding Inspiration
Tying the Knot Wedding Inspiration
romantic wedding table
Tying the Knot Wedding Inspiration
knot rope wedding backdrop
Tying the Knot Wedding Inspiration
burgundy and pink wedding bouquet
Tying the Knot Wedding Inspiration
knot rope wedding backdrop
Tying the Knot Wedding Inspiration
cushion engagement ring
Tying the Knot Wedding Inspiration


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What’s a girl love more than pink? Well, maybe diamonds, beautiful flowers and puffy dresses to name a few. Let me tell you, this shoot falls nothing short of it all. A knotted rope backdrop with rope bows added a little pizzazz to an already striking wood backdrop. Standing as wide as the altar, the bride’s dress was unbelievable, nearly every girl’s dream. The tabletop was set pretty with huge, gorgeous pink dahlias and burgundy peonies taking center stage. It’s the sweet simplicity, a nod to the classic weddings and the unexpected elements that makes this shoot come to life. — Sweet Sunday Events

Photographer: Michelle Boyd Photography / Event Designer: Sweet Sunday Events / Hair Stylist and Makeup: Loud Looks by Summer / Dress Store: Serendipity Bridal / Event Venue: The Union on Eighth / Model: Zephyr Talent

Wildflower Inspired Wedding Ideas

Wedding Design

With an inspiration shoot built around wildflowers, it’s pretty difficult to go wrong. Add in the talents of Todd White Photography and Sweet Sunday Events, and it’s impossible to go wrong. How incredible is the backdrop made of thrifted table linens sewn together? Talk about eco-friendly and high-impact!

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From the event stylist, Katy of Sweet Sunday Events: It’s official. I always and forever want to style a shoot in front of this wood wall at The Union on Eighth. Okay-okay, maybe I’m a little biased since it is my venue, but I think we would all have to agree it’s quite the backdrop! This amazing shoot, captured by Todd White Photography, is a bit botanical and rustic, a combination that makes me jump for joy!

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Wildflower Inspired Wedding Ideas

hippie chic wedding ideas

Wildflower Inspired Wedding Ideas

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hippie chic wedding ideas

Wildflower Inspired Wedding Ideas

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Wildflower Inspired Wedding Ideas

bohemian wedding tables

Wildflowers were gathered from back Texas roads to create an organic bouquet and centerpiece. With a natural bouquet in hand, the bride donned a lace wedding dress from Serendipity Bridal. Vintage table linens were collected from an antique store and sewn together to make a long altar backdrop and served as paper inspiration created by The Stationery Bakery. Food from Catering with a Twist layered the table, completing the styled affair.

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Wildflower Inspired Wedding Ideas

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hippie chic wedding ideas

Wildflower Inspired Wedding Ideas

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Wildflower Inspired Wedding Ideas

yellow wildflower bouquets

Wildflower Inspired Wedding Ideas

hippie bride and groom


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Shoot Location: Austin, TX / Photographer: Todd White Photography / Styling, Rentals, and Flowers: Sweet Sunday Events / Venue: The Union on Eighth / Wedding Dress: Serendipity Bridal / Caterer: Catering with a Twist / Stationery: The Stationery Bakery

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NotedOccasions

Notedoccasions offers unique custom wedding invitations, with designs for every type of wedding- rustic chic, country weddings, boho chic weddings, outdoor weddings and whimsical vintage weddings alike.

As a graphic designer, I believe that great graphic design is in the details {read: spending lots of time at the computer looking at pixels.} If you dont know what a pixel is- congratulations- because that’s why graphic designer types exist! {to save your eyesight} Really, though-design is more than matching colors and picking pretty fonts {but I do have major love for fonts} – it’s about conveying your message to the world with a swirl, a flourish, a dot, a pattern- whatever it takes to creatively encompass your clients vision and send that vision out into the world with impact.

That’s what I try to do. EMPHASIS on TRY. I adore designing and am currently the owner of NOTEDOCCASIONS.COM , an online site catering to everyone who loves having a party. And who doesn’t because as I see it, life’s a party!

Custom invitation design requests are always welcome – we welcome the opportunity to make your event absolutely perfect!

Sandy Buckley, NotedOccasions

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DIY Paper Flower Arch

DIY Projects

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We’ve grown a wee bit obsessed with the floral arch seen in today’s styled shoot, so we’re ecstatic to share just how it was made! Sweet Sunday Events and EE Photography were kind enough to provide us with a step-by-step tutorial on how to make the coffee filter and tissue paper flowers, so read on to find out more!

diy paper flower arch

For this project, you will need:
-coffee filters
-tissue paper (cut in approximately 5×5 squares)
-scissors
-stapler

paper arch diy supplies

Instructions:
1. Fold three coffee filters in half to make a crease down the center.

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2. Create a ball of tissue paper out of one of the tissue sheets.

coffee filter craft ideas

3. Take the same color and cover the ball. Twist the bottom to look like a lollipop.

coffee filter craft ideas

coffee filter craft ideas

coffee filter craft ideas

4. Staple the “stick end” of the lollipop to the creased, center of the coffee filter.

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5. After stapling the center, carefully lift each layer one by one.

paper flower arches

paper flower arches

6. Then flip the flower and staple the back of the flower together.

coffee filter craft ideas

Viola! A paper flower!

coffee filter craft ideas
paper flower arch

To create the floral arch, simply use a hot glue gun to adhere the flowers to each other in your desired shape. Feel free to intersperse paper cupcake liners as well — straight out of their containers — for some added texture. You can also dye the paper flowers to break up the whiteness. Once your arch is fully shaped, use heavy duty fishing line to hang from the ceiling or from screws.

View all step-by-step instructions

Shoot Location: Austin, TX / Photographer: EE Photography / Floral Design, Styling, and Rentals: Sweet Sunday Events / Shoot Venue: The Union on Eighth / Models: Zephyr Talent / Hair and Makeup: Summer Edwards / Wedding Cake: Paige’s Bakehouse / Paper Goods: The Stationery Bakery

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The Blooming Bride

It’s your special day. And we want to make sure you are not only taken care of but most importantly…over-joyed with the most important day of your life!

From complete floral design and decor to day-of coordination, the gals at The Blooming Bride will make your dreams become a reality. If you are looking for the perfect modern urban loft or a romantic vineyard or even an impromptu beach soiree we are here to make sure your wedding day is one of a kind! Let us take care of YOU for a change!

Prices are tailored exactly to your needs. So please call (310) 804-5438 or email us below for customized quote.

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Spring Fling Wedding Ideas

Wedding Design

Photos by:

EE photography

It’s about that time of year where I’m just itching for spring to get here — and seeing beautiful styled shoots like this one from EE Photography and Sweet Sunday Events doesn’t make the wait any easier! The fresh palette of teals and pinks provides the perfect foundation for a spring-centric photoshoot, and we’re positively smitten with the coffee filter + cupcake liner backdrop. Keep an eye out for a tutorial later today!

spring wedding ideas

From the stylists, Sweet Sunday Events: I don’t know about you, but we are stoked that Spring is just around the corner! Inspired by the colors of the season, we created a pretty and soft backdrop with subtle pops of pastels. Consisting of coffee filters and cupcake liners, the backdrop was the perfect frame for the Bride and Groom. The table was set with colorful and fun paper goods from The Stationery Bakery, while a cupcake liner mobile hanging from above. Cheers, here’s to Spring!


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metallic and pastel wedding colors

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citrus colored wedding invitations

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dip dyed favor bags

spring metallic wedding

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Shoot Location: Austin, TX / Photographer: EE Photography / Floral Design, Styling, and Rentals: Sweet Sunday Events / Shoot Venue: The Union on Eighth / Models: Zephyr Talent / Hair and Makeup: Summer Edwards / Wedding Cake: Paige’s Bakehouse / Paper Goods: The Stationery Bakery

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The Blooming Bride

It’s your special day. And we want to make sure you are not only taken care of but most importantly…over-joyed with the most important day of your life!

From complete floral design and decor to day-of coordination, the gals at The Blooming Bride will make your dreams become a reality. If you are looking for the perfect modern urban loft or a romantic vineyard or even an impromptu beach soiree we are here to make sure your wedding day is one of a kind! Let us take care of YOU for a change!

Prices are tailored exactly to your needs. So please call (310) 804-5438 or email us below for customized quote.

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Rock and Roll Chic Wedding

Wedding Design

Photos by:

EE photography

We couldn’t admire Katy of Sweet Sunday Events more for simultaneously embracing incredible event styling and the ideology that “less is more.” Katy and her team assembled this oh-so-chic rocker wedding shoot at Austin’s The Union on Eighth with images snapped by the ever-wonderful EE Photography. Get ready for some seriously awesome installations and a DIY tutorial to follow!

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From the designer, Katy of Sweet Sunday Events: Sometimes, some things are left better simple, wouldn’t you say? The Union on Eighth was the perfect venue to provide the industrial, rustic feeling for this rocker chic wedding. A hanging chain installation created quite the alter with the addition of candles and foliage. A paper runner spilled off the industrial mod table as a lush arrangement of foliage and soft white flowers added color without too much fuss. Oh, and how we can’t forget the stunning bride and groom—effortlessly styled to the nines. I’d definitely say some things are really that much better when left simple!


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Shoot Location: Austin, TX / Event Design, Styling, Flowers, and Rentals: Sweet Sunday Events / Photographer: EE Photography / Shoot Venue: The Union on Eighth / Wedding Dress: Blush Bridal Lounge / Hair and Makeup: Summer Edwards / Wedding Cake: Polkadots Cupcake Factory / Paper and Handpainted Signs: The Creative Parasol / Models: Zephyr Talent

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Amanda Day Rose

Amanda Day Rose is a full-service paperie offering timeless designs for one of the most memorable days of your life. From engagement announcements, save-the-dates, and wedding invitations; to beautifully styled place settings, programs, gifts for guests, and so much more, you are in the right place! I work with a multitude of printing methods including letterpress, foil stamping, and digital printing along with an endless variety of carefully sourced materials to create a final product that will add to the essence of your wedding day.

I consider every wedding a unique and memorable occasion – and that means meticulous attention to detail as I guide you through this experience, and create artistry and design that embodies your lives together as a couple. Whether you have a very clear vision of what you want, or you are not sure where to start, your one-of-a-kind experience will open up a world of creative possibilities. I work closely with you to capture the essence of your relationship by delivering an authentic experience created just for you.

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Town and Country Wedding Ideas

Wedding Design

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EE photography

When we heard Sweet Sunday Events was involved in styling a wedding shoot for Utterly Engaged’s Sparkles and Crystals edition, we knew they’d be cooking up something brilliant — and we were right! ee photography was on hand to capture the team’s jaw-dropping installments, including a vintage chair ceremony backdrop and an eye-catching paper table runner.

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You can view more from this shoot in Utterly Engaged’s Issue 18, Sparkles and Crystals right here!

Shoot Location: Austin, TX / Rentals, Styling, and Flowers: Sweet Sunday Events / Photographer: ee photography / Venue: The Plantation House / Dress: Melange Bridal / Cake and Sweets: Paige’s Bakehouse / Hair and Makeup: Joanna, of The Plantation House / Invitations: Wednesday Inc.

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Redfield Photography

We are a husband and wife team. We live in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania with our beautiful and majestic cat; Ms. Beans. We met in art school and one of our favorite parts about wedding photography is using our artistic backgrounds to tell your story with a fine art perspective is what we love to do.

We love exploring new places, making new friends, and collaborating with you to tell your story. We take our job very seriously and we have just about the best time ever doing it.

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French Mod Dinner Party

Wedding Design

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Can you believe it’s already nearing the end of December? In the midst of all our party planning, outfit arranging, and gift wrapping, we’re always happy to see some fantastic ideas — just like the ones seen in this styled shoot from Melanie Caskey and Sarah Donovan of The Stationery Bakery. The pops of tangerine, silver glitter, and rich pinks are sure to please — and don’t you just love the curling ribbon chandelier made by Sweet Sunday Events?

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From the photographer and stylist, Melanie Caskey: Our inspiration came from a desire to create an elegant but quirky winter wedding styled shoot suited for a New Years’ celebration.


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The styling was a team effort between Sarah Donovan with The Stationery Bakery and myself. The inspiration came from a shared passion for vintage detail and retro flair. What started with a few elegant French accents to dress up the dinner table and dessert display, turned into silver highlights of sequins and tinsel to play up our wintery New Years theme. To further portray a playful mood we utilized orange and pink components whose inspiration came from our love of mod detail. In order to keep a quirky touch we hand selected our dishes and small animal statues from local vintage stores, even our dress was rented from a well known boutique.


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We incorporated a DIY seating arrangement using printed materials from The Stationery Bakery and supplies available from any craft store. The retro chandelier was created out of curling ribbon and made by another local vendor, Sweet Sunday Events.


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Shoot Location: Austin, TX / Photographer: Melanie Caskey / Styling: Melanie Caskey + Sarah Donovan of The Stationery Bakery / Stationery: The Stationery Bakery / Decor: Sweet Sunday Events / Makeup: Divaz Fabula / Florist: Gypsy Floral and Events / Wedding Cake: Blue Note Bakery / Desserts: La Patisserie by Luxe Sweets

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Basic Invite Wedding Invitations

Visit https://www.basicinvite.com to find over 200 fully customizable wedding invitation sets. At Basic Invite each and every invite has almost unlimited color options letting you create an invitation as unique are you are.

Pick your colors, and your text, and even upload your photo for an instant online preview of your invitation.

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DIY Whimsical Napkin Rings

DIY Projects

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You’ve all seen our Bridesmaids’ Luncheon shoot from Sweet Sunday Events and EE Photography, and now we’ve got Katy and her team back with us to share how she made the flatware napkin holders. Feel free to use any hue to coordinate with your color scheme, or make each holder different to bring in an eclectic vibe!

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For this project, you will need:
– Forks
– Hammer
– Hot Glue Gun
– Spray Paint
– Mini critters, birds or other decorative addition found at craft stores in the toy section
– Wooden dowel or rod

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Instructions:
1. Begin by hammering the fork straight.

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2. Bend the fork in half. We used a rod to help create a more rounded bend.

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3. Glue your choice of decorative accent to the end of the fork with the hot glue gun. Let dry.

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4. Spray paint the forks with your color of choice and get ready for the party.

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Shoot Location: Austin, TX / Event Styling, Floral Design, and Rentals: Sweet Sunday Events / Photographer: EE Photography / Caterer: Catering with a Twist / Models: Zephyr Talent / Wedding Dress: Melange Bridal / Hair and Makeup: Kristen Coleman of Green Alley Salon / Paper Goods: The Stationery Bakery

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Simply K Studios

Simply K Studios is a connecticut-based, award-winning photography company serving New England and worldwide destinations. These Connecticut wedding photographers photograph engagement sessions, boudoir sessions, and weddings.

We love lots of emotion – the laughs, the smiles, and the happy tears. Beautiful light, stunning details, and approaching every wedding differently so that we can create a unique set of images for each couple.

From the photographers:
It’s about you, and the way we see you. The way we see the two of you and everything you love.

Your style, your family, your friends, your personality, and your laughter.

It’s about the moment you first step into your gown.

The realization that it’s finally your wedding day.

The deep breath you take before you see each other. It’s about the promise you make.

It’s about your details. The celebration.

And we want to photograph it. We want to create a set of authentic, timeless, and modern photos. We want to create your heirloom album.

It’s about your love story.

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Bridesmaids’ Luncheon Ideas

Wedding Design

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We’re just tickled pink to share this next shoot from Sweet Sunday Events and EE Photography, which sets up the ideal bridesmaids’ luncheon amidst a picturesque forest. Full of bright colors, beautiful attire, and stunning florals, this shoot is guaranteed to inspire — right down to the DIY project from Sweet Sunday we’ll be sharing later today!

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From Sweet Sunday Events: The perfect bridesmaid lunch was located in a whimsical forest and shot by Erin of EE photography. Sweet and enchanting, the lush background made way for a girls-only celebration full of yummy treats, beautiful fashions, and flowers to die for.


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The girls’ morning began in the make shift powder room. This sheet lined space held the day’s outfits, jewels, and florals. Looking lovely, the bride and her bridesmaids sat near the flower adorned vanity prepping for the big day. After all, who doesn’t love to play dress up?


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Between two trees stood a large wooden installation of varying shades of pinks and hanging hearts. Pattern on pattern place settings and a lush arrangement of dahlias, roses, ranunculus, thistle, and foliage completed the tabletop making it delightfully inviting.


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The food station was nothing to be forgotten. Catering with a Twist provided adorably displayed treats layered on a vintage flour table. The fantastic signage for the event was created by the oh-so talented Sarah, of The Stationery Bakery. Her hand painted signs, name tags, and letters added just the right amount of style to this fun day.


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Shoot Location: Austin, TX / Event Styling, Floral Design, and Rentals: Sweet Sunday Events / Photographer: EE Photography / Caterer: Catering with a Twist / Models: Zephyr Talent / Wedding Dress: Melange Bridal / Hair and Makeup: Kristen Coleman of Green Alley Salon / Paper Goods: The Stationery Bakery

DIY Flour Aisle Runner

DIY Projects

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If you’re anything like us, then you love any high-impact decoration with little damage to your wallet. That’s precisely what Sweet Sunday Events has produced for her Print and Pattern styled shoot with EE Photography, a striking geometric design made out of flour! The ideas for different patterns are absolutely endless, so read on to see how to make your very own:

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For this project you will need:
-Flour
-Wrapping paper
-Utility Knife or scissors
-Cutting mat or cardboard
-Pencil

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Prep work: Begin by unrolling and laying out the wrapping paper flat. Cut the paper to the correct length of your aisle. Once you have decided on a design for your aisle, begin to draw it out on the paper. We chose a tribal print with easy triangle cut outs for a simpler, clean design.

After you have your design drawn on the paper, place cardboard or cutting mat underneath the paper to protect the surface you are using. Using the utility knife, follow the design you have mapped out and remove all unwanted paper remains.

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Ready to use: Lay your completed paper runner down on the ground and begin sprinkling flour in the cutouts. You may choose to use a flour sifter for a more controlled application.

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Once you have sprinkled flour in all cutouts, slowly and carefully remove the paper runner to avoid excess flour from tarnishing the design you have created.

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Ta-da! With that, you have your very own DIY flour runner, perfect for any part of your wedding ceremony, reception, or any event that just needs a little jazzing up!

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The Blooming Bride

It’s your special day. And we want to make sure you are not only taken care of but most importantly…over-joyed with the most important day of your life!

From complete floral design and decor to day-of coordination, the gals at The Blooming Bride will make your dreams become a reality. If you are looking for the perfect modern urban loft or a romantic vineyard or even an impromptu beach soiree we are here to make sure your wedding day is one of a kind! Let us take care of YOU for a change!

Prices are tailored exactly to your needs. So please call (310) 804-5438 or email us below for customized quote.

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Print and Pattern Wedding Ideas

Wedding Design

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We’ve got another beauty of a shoot from Sweet Sunday Events to share with you! This time, Katy and her team of wonder-makers set up a southwestern inspired affair, complete with a simple and chic tent setup for the reception. Pair up these talents with the images of EE Photography and paper goods by The Stationery Bakery, and you’ve got a surefire winner!

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From Sweet Sunday Events: What do flour, mop heads and southwest print have in common? This shoot, that’s what! A custom created southwestern print flour aisle guided the way to a one of a kind lamp shade arch, which was adorned with tassels made of mop head twine. If that wasn’t enough, how about table runners that sat beneath patterned plates with paper goods created by The Stationery Bakery?! Or what about the a-framed tent set aside for a little bit of lounging?! Yeah, that all sounds like it would go together, right?!


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Shoot Location: Austin, TX / Event Styling, Floral Design, and Rentals: Sweet Sunday Events / Shoot Photographer: EE Photography / Wedding Cake: Michelle’s Patisserie / Wedding Dress: Melange Bridal / Models: A Premium Blend of Talent / Hair and Makeup: Summer Edwards / Paper Goods: The Stationery Bakery

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Amanda Day Rose

Amanda Day Rose is a full-service paperie offering timeless designs for one of the most memorable days of your life. From engagement announcements, save-the-dates, and wedding invitations; to beautifully styled place settings, programs, gifts for guests, and so much more, you are in the right place! I work with a multitude of printing methods including letterpress, foil stamping, and digital printing along with an endless variety of carefully sourced materials to create a final product that will add to the essence of your wedding day.

I consider every wedding a unique and memorable occasion – and that means meticulous attention to detail as I guide you through this experience, and create artistry and design that embodies your lives together as a couple. Whether you have a very clear vision of what you want, or you are not sure where to start, your one-of-a-kind experience will open up a world of creative possibilities. I work closely with you to capture the essence of your relationship by delivering an authentic experience created just for you.

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Flower Child Wedding Inspiration

Wedding Design

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This is the season where we finally get to wear our comfy sweaters and dress up in pretty layers. So this Flower Child wedding inspiration designed by Sweet Sunday Events and shot by EE Photography was just what we needed for this rainy fall afternoon. There’s no texture that better defines fall than yarn. To top it all off, there’s so much to love here with a 70s flower child vibe, the vintage blankets and the pom poms everywhere — we’re just crazy about it. Oh, and those knitted poufs? Katy used yoga balls and wrapped them in blankets!

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From Katy of Sweet Sunday Events: In our eyes, you can never go wrong with a festive 70’s vibe. Filled to the brim with color and fun, this shoot, snapped by the talented Erin of EE Photography, was nothing short of exceptional. The colorful starburst backdrop, made of a few hundred nails and lots of yarn, set the tone for the abundance of knitted accents throughout the wedding. I mean, really, where else have you ever seen knitted yoga balls?! The use of yarn and knits connected the ceremony to the dinner table, as candles and chairs were, yet, ALSO yarn bombed! A tasty and gorgeous display of food was presented by Catering with a Twist with menus created by The Stationery Bakery. Alright- alright, enough talk, are you ready to jump right into any flower child’s dream?!

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Shoot Location: Austin, TX / Event Styling, Floral Design, and Rentals: Sweet Sunday Events / Photographer: EE Photography / Shoot Venue: Vuka Co-op / Caterer: Catering with a Twist / Cake: The Cake Plate / Models: A Premium Blend of Talent / Hair and Makeup: Summer Edwards / Paper Goods: The Stationery Bakery

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Sue Gallo Designs

We here at Sue Gallo Designs are big lovers of flowers! We live and breath in their beauty and all things pretty. As a fresh floral and event company in Hamilton, On., our passion is to create a beautiful celebrations of love. Our designs are the perfect pairing of garden chic and laid back elegance with a whole lot of fabulousness. We see flowers as a big component to any celebration. Together we collaborate the story of you and carefully craft components that are thoughtfully gathered and stunningly styled. Defining your vision for a singular day to beautifully mark that special moment in your lives to celebrate, relish and remember.

From intimate back yard celebrations to elaborate affairs our services are crafted with each of our couples personal style and unique vision in mind.

We’d love the chance to meet you to discuss this fabulous wedding you are planning and to tell you more about Sue Gallo Designs and how we can bring your vision to fruition.

We can’t wait to meet you and make your celebration remarkable!

Serving Niagara Wine Country, The Greater Hamilton Toronto Area, Muskoka, Cambridge, Kitchener and Waterloo Areas

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DIY Pixelated Backdrop

DIY Projects

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We were completely wowed by the epic-scale paper backdrop in this afternoon’s wedding from Sweet Sunday Events, so imagine our delight that we’re able to have Katy herself here to share just how to make our very own! This tutorial is amazingly simple, but will take a fair bit of time to complete — so pour yourself a glass of wine, flip on your favorite program, and get to it! Thank you Caroline Joy Photography for the images!

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From Katy of Sweet Sunday Events: Paper art is something we love. This project added the perfect touch of femininity and gave that wow factor to our shoot. Here is a helpful DIY to give you the step by step on making it yourself. Enjoy!

For this project, you will need:
-Packs of colored paper (we used all shades of green and purple, but you can pick your colors)
-Pack of white paper (again color is up to you!)
-Hot glue gun
-Pack of glue for glue gun
-Scissors
-Large sheet of plywood (we used a 4 x 8 piece from Home Depot, but this is the designer’s choice)

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Instructions:
Come up with an image that you would like to create for this project. We chose to make an abstract flower, but you can decide on whatever your little heart desires. Used as a small framed art piece in your home to a wedding backdrop (link this to our shoot), it’ll look great any way you choose.

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1. Begin by folding paper widthwise into three sections. Fold a good amount because you’ll probably use more than you think.

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2. Cut paper on the folded lines. Then make multiple slits in each section. Be sure not to cut all the way through the paper. This will help to save you time!

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3. For extra texture you can curl some of the paper like you would ribbon. Pull the cut paper between your thumb and the blade of your scissors. The friction causes the paper to turn up slightly.

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4. Starting from the bottom, hot glue the cut pieces onto the plywood. Moving from the bottom to the top works best!

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5. Placing the cut pieces approximately 2 inches above the layer below it, continue to hot glue your way up the board. After a few layers of gluing you will start to see a fringe effect happening. Incorporate color and bring your design onto the board.

6. If you curled your paper, just randomly mix these pieces in. You can turn them backwards and forwards to create a more textured look.

7. Be patient and glue, glue, glue. You’ll eventually have a beautiful, one of a kind piece of artwork that’ll make everyone envious.

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Aurora Cinema

Aurora Cinema is a filmmaking studio based in New York. After several years of shooting for some of the best in the wedding industry, I’ve decided to venture out and create something inspiring with beautiful imagery and powerful stories.
We are a team of creative professionals dedicated to mixing passion & art throughout the Adirondack Mountains, NYC, Boston, & Newport.
Get in touch with us to see what we can create for you!

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Pixelated Wedding Ideas

Wedding Design

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We were so delighted to see this little beauty of a shoot designed by Sweet Sunday Events and captured by Caroline Joy Photography land in our inbox! How fantastic is the giant impact of their large-scale paper backdrop? You can see how it immediately transforms the space, and better yet — Katy will be back shortly to help you make your very own pixelated backdrop!

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From Katy of Sweet Sunday Events: We are totally smitten with simple and classic design with pops of the unexpected. And what’s more unexpected than a pixelated backdrop made of paper setting the scene for one amazing wedding? The table setting is effortless, organic and intimate without sacrificing elegance or quality. Paper goods from The Stationery Bakery adorned the textured plates as a lush arrangement poured over the table. Continuing the paper cutout theme, a hand cut paper installation hanged behind an undemanding cake provided by Paige’s Bakehouse. The talented Caroline Joy captured the day absolutely perfectly.


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Shoot Location: Austin, TX / Floral Design, Styling, and Rentals: Sweet Sunday Events / Photographer: Caroline Joy Photography / Wedding Dress: Melange Bridal / Models: A Premium Blend of Talent / Hair and Makeup: Summer Edwards / Cake: Paige’s Bakehouse / Paper Goods: The Stationery Bakery

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Spreading Lovely

Welcome to Spreading Lovely!  We’re a full service event planning & design company based in the San Francisco Bay Area, serving all of The Golden State and beyond and tailor all services to fit your specific event needs.  Plus, with every booking, we donate 10% to the charity of your choice because we believe in not only making a difference in our clients’ lives, but also in countless other lives we may never otherwise have the opportunity to reach.

Of course we love a great party, but more importantly we believe in love, we believe in a marriage after the wedding, and we love being a part of life’s major milestones and helping you navigate the (sometimes) mountains of details.  With our wealth of knowledge, creativity and experience we’ll illuminate and inspire your ideas to create a one-of-a-kind event that authentically reflects YOUnot us, or what anyone tells you it should be.

We know how to leverage small design details of texture, color and lighting to elevate an event and create the ambiance you desire. We love collaborating to create unique event concepts, after all – it’s your story that makes the best inspiration.  If lots of glitter and bright colors best reflects your fun loving nature, awesome, we’re in!  If an elopement on a mountain top is more your thing, fantastic, we’re in!  Our number one job is to be on your team and provide a voice of reason, guidance and experience to streamline the planning and execute your event more exceptional than you imagined.

We believe you should be fully present and live in the moment on your wedding day, not sweating the small stuff!  That’s why we’re here to make the road to your wedding more fun, more relaxed and more enjoyable by taking care of the planning, design and organization details so you can still make it to Sunday brunch and do more of what makes you happy while celebrating the path to this amazing commitment to each other!

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Ombre Austin Wedding

Garden Weddings

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Haleigh and Collin’s wedding takes one of our favorite trends, ombre, and brings it to a whole new level. With the professional expertise of Sweet Sunday Events and photos by Al Gawlik, no detail went overlooked, from the incredible hanging paper centerpieces to the stunning ceremony altar installation. Keep an eye out for one seriously spiffy ring bearer!

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From Sweet Sunday Events: What can one do with paper and a sewing machine? Ohhhh, let me count the ways! Old books turned into paper strands bunched and stacked, some were also sewn together to create new and fun textures. All together the old books created a lovely and dramatic centerpiece hanged impeccably from the center chandelier. Classic cardstock was added as a pop of color mixed in the book strands and pink ombre bunting draped to the outside chandeliers just perfectly above the guest tables during the reception. Coffee filters were dyed and turned into ombre flowers at the hand crafted ceremony arch and cake backdrop.


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OH!, let’s not forget the gorgeous tabletops. Painter’s gauze was ombre dyed and gathered in the center of the tables. Gorgeous milk glass vases were painted gold and held white hydrangea, beautiful garden roses, ranunculus, fever few and fern. Haleigh {our super sweet bride} collected over a hundred mismatched vintage napkins, painted mini clothes pins that just pushed the level of sweet overboard. Seriously, between us {Sweet Sunday Events} and the bride, not one detail was overlooked. It was clear the guests were incredibly thrilled with the soiree as they danced the night away and ended the night with a ribbon send off for Haleigh and Collin with a Tiff’s Treat in hand!


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Wedding Vendors (Austin, TX):

Wedding Flowers, Vintage Rentals, and Event Styling: Sweet Sunday Events / Wedding Photographer: Al Gawlik / Wedding Venue: La Paloma Events Center / Wedding Caterer: 360 Catering / Wedding Cake + Desserts: Sweet Treats Bakery / DJ: Live Oak DJ / Wedding Videographer: Yellow House Studios / Transportation: RandR Transportation

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NotedOccasions

Notedoccasions offers unique custom wedding invitations, with designs for every type of wedding- rustic chic, country weddings, boho chic weddings, outdoor weddings and whimsical vintage weddings alike.

As a graphic designer, I believe that great graphic design is in the details {read: spending lots of time at the computer looking at pixels.} If you dont know what a pixel is- congratulations- because that’s why graphic designer types exist! {to save your eyesight} Really, though-design is more than matching colors and picking pretty fonts {but I do have major love for fonts} – it’s about conveying your message to the world with a swirl, a flourish, a dot, a pattern- whatever it takes to creatively encompass your clients vision and send that vision out into the world with impact.

That’s what I try to do. EMPHASIS on TRY. I adore designing and am currently the owner of NOTEDOCCASIONS.COM , an online site catering to everyone who loves having a party. And who doesn’t because as I see it, life’s a party!

Custom invitation design requests are always welcome – we welcome the opportunity to make your event absolutely perfect!

Sandy Buckley, NotedOccasions

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