Before finishing off the year with a round-up of some of my favorite things from 2013, we have a beautiful winter floral arrangement and bridal bouquet from Sarah Winward, with photos by Britt Chudleigh (two of our Select vendors!). Worried there won’t be beautiful flowers available in you’re a winter bride? Fret not and read on for inspiration!

From Sarah: “In the winter we are without many of the outdoor grown flowers, but the floral industry is still busy growing lots of other wonderful stuff for us indoors. Roses, amaryllis, and ranunculus are a few. I think amaryllis are one of the best flowers to use in the early winter months: they look seasonally appropriate, they are large, and they come in an array of colors. Roses are also always around and are wonderful. Peonies make a come-back in the winter and come to us all the way from the Southern hemisphere. Throughout December there are still a variety of seasonal fruits and berries available on the stem, too.”

To create these dramatic winter arrangements, Sarah used: Henry Bockstoce peony, Cinnamon Spice rose, Cherry Brandy rose, Festival bush, Naranja amaryllis, Mocca amaryllis, Persimmon, Ranunculus, Combo rose, Quicksand rose, Putamayo carnation, Nandina foliage.

 

Honey of a Thousand Flowers and Chudleigh Weddings are Snippet & Ink Select vendors.

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Just in time for holiday parties, Snippet & Ink Select vendor Lora Kelley is back with another beauty tutorial: a gorgeous smoky eye!

Tools:
Flat Eye Liner Brush
Eye Color Brush
Pony Tail Brush
Tightline Cake Eye Liner in Black Ebony
Tightline Activator
Metallic Créme Eye Color in Platinum
Kohl Eye Pencil in Black Violet
Matte Eye Color in Noir
(above items all by Laura Mercier)
Eyelash Curler by Shu Uemura
Lash Curling Jet Black Mascara by Trish McEvoy

1. Start by mixing the Black Ebony eye liner and Activator to create a paste that resembles shoe polish. To make your lashes look full (and to prevent the white space between your liner and your lashes), line your lashes with the eye liner brush, placing the paste inside the lash bed.
2. With your finger, apply Platinum Creme eye color all over the eyelid up to the brow bone.
3. Line your eye with the Black Violet Kohl pencil, continuing along the crease and orbital bone, and stopping about a centimeter from the inner corner of your eye. With the eye color brush, smudge along the lash line, then smudge the pencil into the lid, fanning as you go.
4. Diffuse the color by applying Noir shadow in the crease with the Pony Tail brush (make sure to keep it in the crease so the lid stays light).
5. To intensify the look, line your bottom lashes and inside the waterline with the Black Violet Kohl pencil. Keep it fresh by rubbing Platinum cream shadow along the bottom liner to make it smudgy and shimmery.
6. Always finish by curling your lashes and adding mascara!

Hair, Makeup: Lora Kelley / Photography: Eric Kelley / Lip Gloss: Laura Mercier Sparkling Lip Glacé / Shirt: Vince / Rings: Cat Bird NYC

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Lora Kelley and Eric Kelley are Snippet & Ink Select vendors.

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This photo shoot feels a little like a modern fairy tale – there’s just something so romantic about woodland inspired details! Says photographer Kate Osborne: “Ashley [Tinge Floral] and I wanted to collaborate on a shoot that incorporated ferns and a monochromatic color palette that really highlights the details and wasn’t relying on color to catch your interest. Bride, Jann, contributed her talent with amazing handmade elements including her hand sewn dress and hand silkscreened booklet invites.”

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Ashley on the floral design: “The flowers in this shoot were focused primarily on different kinds of ferns in all shades of green. The shape of a fern immediately creates an organic aesthetic and feel, and when paired with the right blooms they can add to a more romantic shape. In these arrangements I was lucky enough to get a few tree peonies! Contrary to popular belief, peonies come back into season late in the fall. Limited varieties are available but the big blooms pair beautifully with the richness of fall.”

Photographer: Kate Osborne / Floral Designer: Ashley Beyer, Tinge Floral / Dress, Stationery: Studio Jann Marie / Makeup: Carli Call / Shoes: Dillards / Suit: J.Crew / Shoes: Cole Haan

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  • Woodland Inspired Wedding Ideas

    10 December 2013
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    I’m super excited about this new series from Lora Kelley (one of our awesome Select vendors). She’ll be stopping by once a month with a different beauty tutorial, starting with this easy DIY updo…

    Tools:
    Bumble and Bumble Surf Spray
    tiny elastic bands
    bobby pins
    Frederic Fekkai Sheer Hold Hairspray

    1. Start by creating two ponytails directly on the top of your head, one thicker and one thinner ponytail. You want the ponytails very close together and high on your head – closer to your forehead than to the nape of your neck. Spray with Bumble and Bumble Surf Spray to give texture and hold.
    2. Fishtail each ponytail and tie off with a small elastic band. For a slightly different look, you can also braid them, if that’s easier.
    3. Lay the first, thicker fishtail across the front of the hair. Wrap it around, pinning as you go, and tuck the elastic end under the side of the fishtail.
    4. Take the second, smaller fishtail and wrap that around the base of the first section, pinning as you go.
    5. Spray heavily with Frederic Fekkai Sheer Hold Hairspray, to keep the bun in place, but also allow it to look fresh and loose.

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    Hair, Makeup: Lora Kelley / Photography: Elisa Bricker / Ring: Catbird NYC / Dress: Alice + Olivia from Net-a-Porter / Lip Gloss: Laura Mercier Opal Lip Glacé

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    I was lucky enough to attend one of Ariella Chezar’s workshops last year, and it was such a treat to see her in action. Corbin Gurkin was at the most recent workshop and captured it beautifully.

    Says Ariella, “After years of hosting workshops in far off locales, I chose my home turf of the Berkshires for the most recent one. It’s such a spectacular time of year round these parts, and the flowers, all in their final hurrah, are marvelous. It was such a treat to share what I love in a place that I love.”

    Ariella’s three-day Master Class workshops include bridal bouquets, large and small compote arrangements, tall branch and vine arrangements, as well as a complete tablescape…

    I absolutely adore Ariella’s creative use of items like tomatoes and peppers (sometime fruit and berries). I mean, how sweet and fun are these chair garlands?!

    THERE IS SO MUCH MORE IN THE GALLERY! CHECK IT OUT FOR ALL THE GORGEOUS FLORALS FROM ARIELLA’S WORKSHOP.

    Thanks to Snippet & Ink Select vendors Ariella and Corbin for sharing these beautiful photos of a stunning workshop!

    Photography: Corbin Gurkin / Floral Master Class: Ariella Chezar / Location: Stonover Farm in Lenox, Massachussettss / Food: Chef Jennifer Lee / Model, dress design: Jeni Wrightson of Prairie Clothing Co.
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  • Ariella Chezar Floral Workshop

    6 November 2013
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