Friday, December 31, 2010

wedding unveiled blog feature


Real Wedding ~ Scottee and Jim

Scottee and Jim chose Savannah, GA for their intimate Southern soiree filled with beautiful vintage details and designed in rich color palette by event designer Elizabeth Demos. Photographer Donna Von Bruening of DVB Photographers was on hand to capture the day. Scottee looked gorgeous in her chic Carolina Herrera gown with fitted bodice and bubbled tier skirt tied with black and ivory striped ribbon. She wore her hair up with braids pulling her dark locks away from her face and adding a pretty pair of crystal beaded earrings, while Jim kept it simple in a classic fitted black suit and tie with vintage inspired boutonniere made of pheasant, black and Bordeaux colored feathers. Situated in the English-inspired parterre garden of the historic Owen-Thomas House close family and friends gathered for the intimate ceremony. Arrangements of white and yellow blooms decorated the space and set on the table where a quaint little seating area with iron benches was nestled in the gardens. Scottee and Jim exchanged vows flanked by two trees and in front of the small reflecting fountain situated in the center of the gardens.

After a few celebratory drinks of Kentucky bourbon served out of vintage silver rimmed glassware the celebration continued at The Olde Pink House for the dinner reception. Savannah's only 18th century mansion provided the perfect venue for the couple's decadent reception of elegant Southern cuisine. The rich event palette and vintage details of the reception worked seamlessly with the already preexisting decor of The Old Pink House. Guest tables were situated around the room and set by the fireplace where tall gold fluted vases held heart shaped wreaths made from small white blooms and vines. A variety of rich purple linens dressed the tables accented with gold chivari chairs. Scottee and Jim's table featured a beautiful lilac embroidered and eyelet base linen set with a deep aubergine velvet overlay trimmed in gold embroidery and tassels. Florist Harvey Designs created stunning centerpieces of mixed white and purple blooms ranging from a light wisteria hue to dark indigo all set in vintage gold vessels on antique mirror trays. Aged mercury votives adorned the tabletops adding a warm glow to the intimate dinner reception. Don't miss a single detail of Scottee and Jim's historic Savannah wedding, including the couple's unique display of old family photos. To see more of Scottee and Jim's Georgia wedding, visit the DVB Photographers blog!

DVB Photographers. Wedding Coordinator: Wed Accompli. Gown: Carolina Herrera. Florist: Harvey Designs. Event Designer: Elizabeth Demos. Ceremony Venue: Owen-Thomas House. Officiant: Rev. Steve Schulte. Reception Venue: The Olde Pink House.

Savannah Weddings Behind the Veil bridal event

Save the date
Sunday, January 30, 2011

At Savannah Weddings Magazine's second annual Behind the Veil bridal salon, our select group of the area's best wedding professionals will be on hand to help you envision your perfect day-right down to the last hand-finished detail. Join us for an upscale afternoon of tastings, consultations and inspiration.

1-5 p.m.
Telfair Academy (121 Barnard Street)
Telfair Square (Barnard at President Street)
Jepson Center (207 West York Street)

General admission tickets are $15 in advance and $20 at the door

Find "The Dress" at our fashion show

Oscar de La Renta, Monique Llhuillier and Vera Wang are just a few of the exclusive labels you will see marching down the aisle at our top label bridal fashion show, hosted by Bleu Belle Bridal with hair by B Street Salon and makeup by Glow Med Spa. Set to the live tunes of the Equinox Jazz Band, this live display of luxe looks on stunning local brides is part of every ticket.

VIP Brunch

Meet Emily Newman of the internationally acclaimed wedding website Once Wed and trade ideas with other brides and attendants over a gourmet brunch hosted by Cafe Zeum, Avia Savannah and Elizabeth Demos Events.

11:00 a.m. at the Jepson Center 207 West York Street
VIP tickets include general admission and are $35 in advance and $45 at the door

Reserve your tickets today

Saturday, November 13, 2010

I can hardly contain myself

It’s official, I just signed on with San Francisco based Publisher Chronicle Books to produce my first book!!!!!! Chronicle is my all time favorite publisher. I’m especially excited to have their gifted art directors, graphic designers and editors on my team. Scheduled for release in Fall 2012.

So….if you are a couple looking to hire a very creative planner for your wedding, are getting married before June 2011 and would entertain the possiblity of being featured in my book we should chat.

busy girl

All of a sudden it seems like I have work everywhere but the truth is many of these projects were photographed months ago, one was over a year ago. Yes, I could have spread them all out over a few posts but I'm so excited to share them with you I decided to just put them all together.If you would like to read the stories just click the image to enlarge.

As seen in Southern Living
Photographs by William Waldron
House Rules

As seen in Southern Living
Photographs by Erica George Dines
The New Look of Vintage

As seen in Southern Living
Photographs by Jennifer Davick
Three ways to set a Pretty Table

Friday, November 12, 2010


If you have been reading my blog for a long time you will know that I'm a big fan of Matthew Mead. In the styling world he is a super star and I was honored to be asked to contribute to his spectacular new magazine Holiday.

I've been anxiously awaiting my issue in the mail and it came today. Matthew included it in a package that held the table top crepe paper Christmas trees I created for the Yule Blog feature. I was so excited to see the magazine I forgot to unpack my trees (if you have a copy they are on page 9, number 11). They are still in my studio and the magazine sits here in my lap with many, many pages marked with post it notes.

There is also a fantastic review on fellow contributor, Debbie Dusenberry's blog.

Holiday with Matthew Mead is sold only via his website.
visit here to get yours today

Saturday, October 2, 2010

cookbook release

This week marks the launch of Martha Nesbit’s cookbook Savannah Celebrations. I was honored Martha selected me as the photo stylist on this project (my first cookbook ever). It is always nice to see the final product after all the hours of work, schlepping and countless lists become a distant memory. These are some of my favorite pictures from the project. More often than not publishers select images that are my least favorite, but I’m no publisher I’m just a girl that loves to make pretty pictures.

special thanks to Janice Shay from Pinafore Press and Erin Adams Photography

Friday, October 1, 2010

weddings unveiled feature

The new issue of Weddings Unveiled featured one of the weddings I produced in the spring. So exciting! Click to enlarge the photo.

Ashley and Kirk:
Juliet Elizabeth Photography. Wedding Consultant: Elizabeth Demos. Ceremony and Reception Venue:Magnolia Plantation. Florist: Branch Design Studio. Baker: Back in the Day Bakery. Party Rentals: Snyder Event Rentals. Catering: Beyond Expectations. Invitations, Stationery and Wedding Papers: Meg Sutton Weddings. Ceremony Music: Ian and Jeff. Reception Music: The Music Maker DJ Service. Bridal Gown: Paloma Blanca. Bridesmaid Dresses: Charlotte Russe. Hair and Makeup: Grace Salon. Groom and Groomsmen Attire: Men's Wearhouse. Transportation: Vintage Chariots.

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

recent work

Life as a freelance photo stylist/event designer/part time antique dealer has been a big adjustment. In the shop I knew what to expect from my schedule. I knew the hours and approximately knew the in and out of the $$$. So my new jobs come with the risk of not knowing when the next job will come, when the invoices will be paid, how to manage the income over time. I might have 3-4 jobs in one month and then nothing for a month. I love routine so you can imagine the transition has not been easy. I do love the adventure though and I've managed to stay busy (which should explain the lack of blogging).

This is the first house I styled for Southern Living (last December) and I have 2 features in the November issue too. I just completed 2 other projects for SL for next summer. Locally Savannah Magazine and Savannah Weddings has kept me busy as well. I will post things as they appear in print so you can see my handy work.

Saturday, June 26, 2010

mini @home open for business

I've opened a small booth in Savannah's newest antique mall Steal Magnolias located on the corner of Gwinnett and Habersham Streets. I'm one of 44 vendors that occupy the space so there is something for everyone. My booth number is #37. I've managed to cram a lot of things into a small amount of space. I hope you will stop by and take a look (and make a purchase).

Monday, May 31, 2010

May 31, no way!

I just realized I hadn't posted since April! I've been kinda busy with weddings and magazine photo shoots so please accept my apologies and take a look at this eye candy from my last few weddings. Want to see more visit my flickr page here:

Sydney & Robert

Julie & Jeremie

Scottee & Jim