vintage valentine

February 13th, 2013 | Posted by Hello Love in Flower | Parties - (Comments Off)

Flowers, sweets, and cards are the trademarks of Valentine’s Day! In this romantic holiday shoot we wanted to create a cozy garden nostalgic feel complete with a cuddly kitty! We gathered inspiration from precious vintage paper Valentine’s with imagery of kitty cats and hearts. We used a super soft color palette of pinks, peaches, corals, salmon and creams with playful pops of fuschia! Loose and lush florals add a casual, unfussy, garden vibe to this affair. The quirky ceramic cat bride cake topper adds a playful element, along with the milkglass hands and vintage ceramic cat vase! Swirled and heart shaped french macarons are creative and yummy. A decadent marble frosted cake with a floral cascade completes this vintage valentine wedding.


romantic Museum wedding

January 27th, 2013 | Posted by Hello Love in Beauty - (1 Comments)

Photography: nbarrett photography / Coordinator: After Yes / Floral Design: Bows and Arrows / Ceremony dress: traditional Sari / Reception dress: Carolina Herrera from Neiman Marcus / Bride’s Shoes: Prada / Bride’s Jewelry: groom’s families jewels/ ceremony & reception venue: Dallas Museum of Art / Bakery: LaDuni / Paper: William Arthur / DJ: Dallas Rhythms



Contributor Natalie from n.barrett photography selected some fun items for the second day of love. It’s a camera that gives you a mustache!!! Perfect for New Years Eve Parties. Day two also includes a fun iPhone cover!! We use our phones as cameras 98% of the time, so why not?

For additional entries be sure to comment AND like/share this link on Facebook. We are thrilled with all the love from our readers!




first day of love: party print

December 14th, 2012 | Posted by Hello Love in Uncategorized - (8 Comments)



We wanted to kick off our 12 Days of Love Giveaway with a graphic print and matching notecard from Southern Fried Paper. One can never have too large of a party or too fabulous of a giveaway!

To enter, leave us a comment! For an additional two entries, be sure to like us and share this link on Facebook.  That’s up to three entries a day per person!

We will be revealing one item per day for 12 days. Once the winner is chosen on December 26th, all items will be shipped one lucky winner. Giveaway limited to US residents only.


the lower meadow, arboretum

September 30th, 2012 | Posted by Hello Love in Beauty - (Comments Off)

Ashley and Michael were married at the lower meadow of the Arboretum. Please see their sun kissed ceremony below. Every detail is classic and stunning.

the Ceremony: Dallas Arboretum//reception: bride & groom’s home //wedding dress: Maggie Sotero, Terry Costa//photography: nbarrett photography// florist: wooly thistle//bakery: Dallas Affaires Cake co.//Invitations: Paige Assadi//band: The Roomsounds//catering: The Grape Restaurant


super 8 flashback

September 14th, 2012 | Posted by Hello Love in Parties - (Comments Off)

by Sugar 8 Films

Many can shoot a wedding film, but can everyone capture a wedding with a super 8mm camera? Scotland native, Eileen O’Rourke, can and she does! Fiest your eyes on this short but sweet little ditty of Maria and Lee’s Scotland wedding by Sugar 8 films!



September 13th, 2012 | Posted by Hello Love in Paper - (Comments Off)

maid of honor? wondering how to make the bride’s toss bouquet?

WHAT you will need: all bridal shower and/or couples shower bows from gifts, one cardboard toilet paper roll,

& paper flowers for FLAIR

tie a double bow at the top of each ribbon

for each pre-made ribbon tie it to a free straight ribbon and give it a tail

now, all of your ribbons and bows have tails

gather all of the ribbons together with bows at the top

almost there, it’s coming together so nicely!

at the base where all the bows have been collected tie a good, tight knot!

tie another knot about four inches below

feed the knot through the tp roll and pull all the ribbon tails through

fasten another color of ribbon at the top of the roll and wrap the roll until it is covered completely

trim up all of your ribbon tails and snip the end of each to make a beautifully manicured

add the finishing paper flower flair…and