Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Something Blue Boutonniere

I woke up bright and early this morning thankful that fall is finally in the air! I was ready to greet this day with a smile! :)
With a cup of hot cocoa in hand, I finished my nursing school application (it will be submitted in the morning) & then I started on a new little project because I just felt creative for a moment.
I created a cute little boutonniere for a wedding & I call it the

{Something Blue for the Groom}


I used a white goose biot feather, marabou feathers, white rooster tail feathers, dusty blue satin ribbon, brown twine, and a pearl pin to secure to the groom's wardrobe.

I also posted this boutonniere on my Etsy Shop and is ready for order.
Click here for: {Something Blue for the Groom} Etsy Listing

Also, I can and will custom make every order so if you have a design or ideas in mind, don't hesitate to ask! :)

Visit my Shop: {Love Sparkle Pretty}

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Wedding pictures from the feather projects I created!!

The last big project I did was for a bride and her wedding full of feathers! I made her bouquet, maid of honor's bouquet, toss bouquet & 3 boutonniere's for her groom, the best man & her father. I posted about it all right --->here if you haven't seen to blog post :)

{click:Feathers Blog Post}

With the approval of the bride, here are some of the pictures from the wedding day taken by her photographer JTB Photography.


The beautiful bride & her groom

The lovely bride & her bouquet I created for her

Bride & Father

The maid of honor & best man

The wedding party :)

Time for the toss bouquet!! :)

I was so happy to see that the wedding turned out beautifully and my creations could be a part of Samantha & Joey's big day! :)

Monday, September 19, 2011


This past weekend I was a lucky girl to have had the opportunity to create bouquets & boutonnieres for a beautiful wedding! They weren't the average floral arrangements though, they were made entirely out of white feathers--Goose Biots, Saddle Feathers, Marabou Feathers, Turkey Feathers, and Rooster Tail Feathers made up the galore of feathery creations!! The bride and her mother contacted me about a month ago in hopes that I can create their vision of an all feather bouquet and from there came we came up with the ideas for the rest of the wedding party! The color theme was black and white with hints of red and zebra print for the wedding and I used the zebra print in the brides bouquet as well as the grooms boutonniere to match.

The brides bouquet was the largest and most extravagant of all which is definitely suitable for her big day right? :) I also included crystals around the bouquet which are subtle but gorgeous in the sunlight!

I also made a mini version of the brides bouquet (without crystals) for the toss to all of the single ladies :)

For the maid of honor's bouquet, an all white color theme was chosen to go with her black and zebra print dress :)

The boutonnieres were chosen to be worn by the brides father, best man, & of course-the groom! :)

By the time I was done with all of these pieces, I looked like a "plucked turkey" according to my husband! :) The view of me sitting in a chair with white feathers on the floor all around me and the feathers sticking to my shirt, my hair, & who knows where else is pretty funny to think about but even though it was messy, it was so much fun to do! Thank you again Carrie & Samantha for giving me the opportunity to create cherished pieces for the beautiful wedding! I wish Samantha and Joey the best!
{With the permission of the bride, I will also post pictures of the wedding day with all of the bouquets and boutonnieres soon! :)}

Friday, September 9, 2011

Love Sparkle Pretty Hairpieces--Photoshoot {Part One}

For a while, I was planning a styled photoshoot for {Love Sparkle Pretty} hairpieces. I had big big plans but time crept up quickly and with so many other events and projects going on, I didn't get to invest as much time as I wanted into the shoot. Luckily, when it came down to it, I had a wonderful support team who helped put it all together and I love how everything turned out! I am beyond happy!

On August 18, 2011, I arrived at the location of the photoshoot which would be my grandmothers house! She is a "master gardener"--literally--and her backyard as well as front yard, served as the perfect picture taking spot! I also had my two beautiful models--Crystal & Ashley--to help get all dolled up and showcase the pieces! Lastly, my wonderful sister-in-law--Kristin--came over to help photograph everything & she did a beautiful job!! Thank you to all those who helped put this whole shin-dig together!! It really means a lot!

I will be having lots more photoshoots to come so check back on updates and if you would like to help out, send me a message! :)

Don't forget to check out my etsy site!! It's still under construction but a lot of the new pieces are up! :) {Love Sparkle Pretty} Etsy Shop

{Enjoy Part 1!}
Lots more to come!

Buttons & Bow Ties!! {Sneak Peek}

My baby shower for little Levi is just around the corner! (Where the heck did the time go?!) With the help of my mom and mother-in-love :), the invites were finally all put together and sent out, the cake has already been ordered, & the decor is well on it's way to being completed (although there is still lots to do!)
This morning at 4am, little man kept kicking me non-stop after I rolled over and apparently woke him made a point to wake me up & he sure succeeded! Since then, I have been working on projects for the baby shower this morning and I wanted to share a sneak peek at some of the details!!

{Buttons & Bow Ties}



Some of my favorite quotes from baby books, songs, and nursery rhymes when I was a little girl.
There will be one in each of the centerpieces at each table :)