a charming mess

June 29th, 2012 | Posted by Hello Love in Uncategorized - (2 Comments)

“These days more and more brides are falling for a DIY wedding aesthetic that values beauty as craft and embraces the charming quirks of creative imperfection. There’s no reason why this aesthetic can’t be explored further with cakes that incorporate a deceptively messy quality. What these cakes lack in perfectly angled fondant and delicate detail work, they make up for with mouth-watering scrumptiousness, playfulness, and organic fluidity: oozy chocolate ganache, fresh, juicy berries, and liberal layers of rich cream. While not fitting of every occasion, these pieces are a refreshing reminder that a cake is after all…a cake.”




images via:  kissthegroom.com, cakewalkhome.com, ritzybee.typepad.comgreenkitchenstories.com, flyawaybride.comstylemepretty.com,marthastewartweddings.comenjoycupcakes.comdessertsforbreakfast.comcupcakesandcashmere.com,inthelittleredhouse.blogspot.comruffledblog.com

signed sealed delivered

June 28th, 2012 | Posted by Hello Love in Paper - (Comments Off)

Stamps have always been a hot collectable… but not exactly for young women planning a wedding. Recently we’ve seen a resurgence in vintage stamps on wedding and event invitations. Some couples spend their entire engagement collecting cool vintage stamps that represent them or the invitation recipient. (For example you find some stamps about quilting and knitting for your aunt who likes to sew.) It’s just another part of your invitation that you can customize and coordinate. Higher face value stamps are harder to come by so you should snatch them up when you can. (Check your local YellowPages for stamp stores.) You could always put a relatively old stamp (say 1990s) paired with an interesting 1 cent stamp from 200 years ago. Make sure you get uncanceled and unused stamps. You’ll end up spending a little more than face value (the amount shown on the stamp) but your guests will be wowed!


flea market flowers

June 27th, 2012 | Posted by Hello Love in Flower - (Comments Off)

The flowers are not from the flea market, but the bouquets are inspired from the objects next to them…belgian flea market finds! I always talk about taking inspiration from anywhere and everywhere….this is a perfect example!

styling + photography : dietlind wolf

green with envy

June 26th, 2012 | Posted by Hello Love in Uncategorized - (1 Comments)



It is true, beauty abounds in nature. The possibilities are endless when a bride’s essence is captured in the great outdoors. Use greenery as your colored canvas for your bridal portraits…it’s ART!!

 Tuana art



 vela images

 tec petaja


yeah baby

June 25th, 2012 | Posted by Hello Love in Style - (1 Comments)

I’ve been obsessed with Yeah Rentals ever since I saw I first encountered them. It’s an amazing collection of mid-century to give you a rare opportunity to break away from the chivari chairs and into your personality. As mid-century modern lover this makes my heart smile.

images via Yeah Rentals, Cindy Pham, Bramble Workshop


cute as a button

June 24th, 2012 | Posted by Hello Love in Beauty | Flower - (Comments Off)

This couple had fancy button boutonnieres made for the wedding party and every guest could pin one on as well! It is not just the buttons that are cute…take a look at her shoes, those pom poms, the cake topper, and that adorable gobo!


mod pop

June 22nd, 2012 | Posted by Hello Love in Parties - (Comments Off)

Mod Pop | Styled Shoot from Matt McNeill on Vimeo.


“It’s not often that I have the opportunity to go crazy with a look: Blemished grain, washed out contrast, gritty locations, flawed colors… While the things happening in front of the camera could have been interpreted in any way, I was more focused on peculiarity than the actual beauty of it. Add some awkward camera angles and Alicia Rico and you’ll have modern pop! The music choice is a Les Gams (French) cover of a non-hit single by The Exciters, He’s Got the Power–– A Le Truc!”
-Matt McNeill, Filmmaker
 I Do Cinematics 
Filmed on location in Dallas, Texas
Design + Concept……. Bows and Arrows
Planning………………….. Birds of a Feather
Photography……………. Apryl Ann Photography
Videography……………. I Do Cinematics
Cake Design……………. Cakewalk Bake Shop
Floral………………………. Bows and Arrows
Makeup…………………… Stephanie Potter
Stationary………………… Southern Fried Paper