I’m not usually one to gush, but Martha and Jon’s wedding is one of the most charming weddings I’ve ever seen. The Charleston setting, the small guest count, the fun red and white palette, the bride’s Audrey Hepburn style… everything about it is too sweet for words! Martha and Jon are both part of the team at Tara Guérard Soirée, so it’s no surprise that their wedding included such an attention to detail.

With such a small guest list, each invitation was written by hand in letter form, addressing each guest by name. Martha is one of the ladies behind Tara Guérard’s stationery company, the Lettered Olive, and designed the dandelion motif used on all of the printed materials, from the invites to the menus.

Welcome boxes for out-of-town guests included a welcome booklet and low country treats like pralines and benne wafers.

Tara used tulips in Martha’s bouquet, as well as at the ceremony and reception.

Martha and Jon’s forty guests joined them after the ceremony for dinner at La Fourchette, a local French restaurant. Instead of a traditional wedding cake, baker Jim Smeal made a miniature cake for each guest: chocolate and Kahlua with vanilla buttercream, with the red dandelion motif piped on top.


Photography: Liz Banfield

Planning, design, flowers: Tara Guérard Soiree

Ceremony venue: French Huguenot Church in Charleston, South Carolina

Reception venue: La Fourchette

Stationery, welcome bags: Lettered Olive

Bride’s dress: Siri

Miniature cakes: Jim Smeal

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This was one of those weeks that just flew by – I can’t believe how quickly summer is approaching! What are your weekend plans? Hubby and I will be doing some delayed (and much needed) Spring Cleaning, and I’m going to try and figure out how to style my new short hair cut. I’ve had short hair before, but I forget that every time I chop it all off, it takes a week or so for me to get the styling just right. Even though I like having short hair, I invariably start growing it out again almost immediately. Don’t ask me why I do this, because I have no idea. Hair identity crisis maybe?

Have a happy weekend, lovelies, and of course some links for your Friday…

vintage photo via flickr


This is why I miss living in a rural place.

DIY doily-edged mirror – so simple!

Paper invitations are much more my style, but if you’re going to send an email invite, it should be as cute as Mr Boddington’s Nephew, via Hip Hip Hooray.

Fun on a stick (photo booth props).

Congratulations to the Johnson family on their newest addition!

Happy flower font.

Wouldn’t you just die to see a Tim Walker wedding?

I want to have more tea parties, and I’ll serve little sandwiches like this.

An ode to chambray.

Remember this wedding board? Dauphine Press created an invite using it as inspiration.

Missing my little Mississippi town these last few weeks, and thinking of all my friends still in the Delta.

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With spring moving by so quickly, and summer fast approaching, this sweet photo shoot from Ivy Reynolds seemed appropriate. Ivy imagined a hopelessly romantic bride, with a love of books. Inspired by the paper cut art of Su Blackwell, created a simple and whimsical picnic with paper butterfly details…

A box of paper butterflies takes the place of flower petals for the flower girl. Perhaps biodegradable seed paper?


Photography: Ivy Reynolds

Production: Jessie Cowan from J+K Creative

Model: Mackii from Click Models

Wedding dress: BHLDN

Oxford shoes: Urban Outfitters

Flower girl dress: Zara

Flowers: Loretta Alison

Hair: Marin Gilabert

Makeup: Christine Craven

Cake: Whole Foods

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