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Behind-the-Scenes: Serenity and Rose Quartz Wedding Inspiration Styled Shoot

A few months back, I teamed up with a few amazing and talented vendors to put together this Pantone-inspired wedding inspiration styled shoot using Pantone’s colors of the year, Serenity and Rose Quartz. The shoot’s theme: a paper-crafted wedding. With so many adventurous DIY brides trying out a few handmade details of their own for their big day, we loved the idea of sharing simple ways to DIY details of your wedding ahead of time while still knowing where and when to hire the pros so that you can enjoy the big day.

Behind-the-Scenes:

In the world of weddings and styled shoots, if you’re trying to get something published in a magazine or on one of the many huge wedding blogs, you have to sit tight and NOT share anything from the shoot until it’s featured. Try telling that to a group of unbelievably excited creatives! We’ve all been nearly bursting with excitement to share this shoot, and then we got the e-mail: we were being published on Ruffled Blog. I couldn’t be more proud, and I’m so excited to share a few special behind-the-scenes details that made the shoot the stunning wedding inspiration that (I hope) it is. Be prepared; it’s a long one with plenty of funny details that go into the making of a styled shoot!

Behind-the-Scenes of a DIY Paper-Crafted Styled Wedding Shoot in The Year's Pantone Colors, Serenity and Rose Quartz, at the Glassbox in Downtown Raleigh North Carolina

I was crazy for this paper backdrop idea. Using oversized 3D paper pinwheels, balls, and flowers and plenty of clear tape, we hung up this gorgeous paper archway as the ceremony backdrop (and a great place to take photos during the party.) We weaved in metallics – gold, silver, and bronze, to give the Pantone colors a bit more oomph and contrast.

Behind-the-Scenes of a DIY Paper-Crafted Styled Wedding Shoot in The Year's Pantone Colors, Serenity and Rose Quartz, at the Glassbox in Downtown Raleigh North Carolina

Notice anything familiar? Totally snuck in the clear acrylic chairswe use for parties and my favorite souk rug straight from Scarlett’s nursery.

*We get asked about these chairs ALL OF THE TIME. They’re copies of the much-pricier ghost chairs. You can get them on Amazon!

Behind-the-Scenes of a DIY Paper-Crafted Styled Wedding Shoot in The Year's Pantone Colors, Serenity and Rose Quartz, at the Glassbox in Downtown Raleigh North Carolina

My jaw dropped when I saw the flowers that Eclectic Sage had brought to the shoot. And Mikkel of Mikkel Paige Photography captured everything in such a gorgeous light. I may never stop sharing these photos.

Behind-the-Scenes of a DIY Paper-Crafted Styled Wedding Shoot in The Year's Pantone Colors, Serenity and Rose Quartz, at the Glassbox in Downtown Raleigh North Carolina

We decorated the tabletops with plenty of flowers, candlesticks and votives, my favorite gold flatware, geometric cups and glassware (These are THE best because they’re plastic! Hey, you’ve gotta do what you’ve gotta do when living life with a toddler!), gold chargers (Total score from Big Lots! Remember our dining room tour with them?), beautiful paper details, and plenty of metallics mixed in with our pantone colors.

Behind-the-Scenes of a DIY Paper-Crafted Styled Wedding Shoot in The Year's Pantone Colors, Serenity and Rose Quartz, at the Glassbox in Downtown Raleigh North Carolina

Gold sequin pillows, guys, You can never go wrong with sequins. You know, in moderation.

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Sarah of Bella Joviality designed these awesome laser cut “we tied… the knot” decals to put on the bride and groom’s chairs and then we used ribbon tied in a knot to connect their seats.

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Details like laser cut names on paper placemats, the paper triangle backdrop behind the cake [You may remember seeing me putting together that beast on Snapchat → glitterinclexi (lots of fun behind-the-scenes there!)], even subtle paper details incorporated into the boutonniere and bouquet.

Behind-the-Scenes of a DIY Paper-Crafted Styled Wedding Shoot in The Year's Pantone Colors, Serenity and Rose Quartz, at the Glassbox in Downtown Raleigh North Carolina Behind-the-Scenes of a DIY Paper-Crafted Styled Wedding Shoot in The Year's Pantone Colors, Serenity and Rose Quartz, at the Glassbox in Downtown Raleigh North Carolina

How cute were our models? This was a great practice run for them because they’re getting married later this year!

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We wanted to add a pop of color to the bride’s stunning tulle overlay dress (Yes! There’s a lace mini dress under her flowing tulle skirt!); so we used one of the ribbons from our chairs to wrap around her waist and the bride wore a necklace my Aunt got me years ago in Israel. It really is so exciting when all of the little details come together so effortlessly. (Aaaand this is why my car is filled to the brim with accessories and decorative items on shoot days.)

Behind-the-Scenes of a DIY Paper-Crafted Styled Wedding Shoot in The Year's Pantone Colors, Serenity and Rose Quartz, at the Glassbox in Downtown Raleigh North Carolina - Strawberry Kiwi Cocktails with Rock Candy Drink Stirrers

Details like a signature strawberry kiwi cocktail with rock candy stirrers and plenty of rosé wine were a yummy addition and fit right in with our color scheme.

Behind-the-Scenes of a DIY Paper-Crafted Styled Wedding Shoot in The Year's Pantone Colors, Serenity and Rose Quartz, at the Glassbox in Downtown Raleigh North Carolina

We even had the food catered by Belle’s Catering (who are always amazing to work with!) When in need of a backdrop for your buffet station, casually pick up one of the venue’s room dividers and put it on top of the counter. Perfect backdrop. The food was displayed with hand-lettering on glass panes and mercury glass votive holders and vases.

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The caterers’ attention to detail was just incredible.

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The dessert table was also tons of fun to put together. We used the white triangle paper backdrop, and a stunning geometric shape cake designed by Sugar Euphoria as the centerpiece.

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Rose petals mixed with paper confetti, anyone?

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I loved that the couples’ sweet sendoff included these adorable handmade “yay” flags and more confetti. The bride wore a top and skirt sewn and put together by Alterations by Kali just for the shoot!

Behind-the-Scenes of a DIY Paper-Crafted Styled Wedding Shoot in The Year's Pantone Colors, Serenity and Rose Quartz, at the Glassbox in Downtown Raleigh North Carolina Behind-the-Scenes of a DIY Paper-Crafted Styled Wedding Shoot in The Year's Pantone Colors, Serenity and Rose Quartz, at the Glassbox in Downtown Raleigh North Carolina Behind-the-Scenes of a DIY Paper-Crafted Styled Wedding Shoot in The Year's Pantone Colors, Serenity and Rose Quartz, at the Glassbox in Downtown Raleigh North Carolina Behind-the-Scenes of a DIY Paper-Crafted Styled Wedding Shoot in The Year's Pantone Colors, Serenity and Rose Quartz, at the Glassbox in Downtown Raleigh North Carolina

So there you have it. I hope you enjoyed a few styled shoot behind-the-scenes!

Behind-the-Scenes of a DIY Paper-Crafted Styled Wedding Shoot in The Year's Pantone Colors, Serenity and Rose Quartz, at the Glassbox in Downtown Raleigh North Carolina

Hop over to Ruffled Blog to see the full feature!

Behind-the-Scenes of a DIY Paper-Crafted Styled Wedding Shoot in The Year's Pantone Colors, Serenity and Rose Quartz, at the Glassbox in Downtown Raleigh North Carolina

Photography: Mikkel Paige // Venue: The Glassbox // Styling: Glitter Inc. // Hand Lettering and Paper: Bella Joviality // Catering: Belle’s Catering // Dress: Traditions by Anna // Flowers: Eclectic Sage // Cake: Sugar Euphoria // Groom’s Bow Tie and Pocket Square: High Cotton // Hair and Makeup: Perfection by Patricia // Models: Christina and Cody

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Lexi

Truvelle’s Sequin Wedding Dresses

I’ve always had a bit of flair for the drama (and sparkle) when it comes to fashion, and these images from Truvelle’s 2014 Collection, full of softly lit images of sequin-dipped gowns have me dreaming of buying a wedding dress (again), just for the fun of it.  Truvelle’s sequins are also not at all overdone; they’re really just the right touch of glitz (though that’s coming from a sparkle-obsessed girl).

The brand’s goal: “We don’t make dresses that wear the girl, but instead something that dresses up an already beautiful individual.”  Their dresses are non-conventional, in all the right ways.

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Would you wear sequins on your wedding day?  Are you a fan of Truvelle’s soft sequin-covered wedding dresses?

Images via Burnetts Boards // Photography: Kristy Ryan of Blush Wedding Photography // Dresses: Truvelle // Styling: Chiara DeMutiis of Kailey Michelle Events // Assistant Styling: Kelly Harnett // Videography: Caner Celenk // Hair & Makeup: Felicia Bromba // Floral Design: The Flower Factory // Model: Sophia Dishaw of Lizbell Agency // Jewelry & Set Props: Brick and Mortar Living // Location: Arundel Mansions, Vancouver, BC // Lookbook Design: Madison Hope of Hope & Co.


Lexi

Valentine’s Day {Wish} Gift List

With Valentine’s Day only two weeks away, I thought it was just about that time to post my Valentine’s Day wishlist so that you all could add to your own lists, give me suggestions of other V-day-worthy goodies, and maybe, just maybe, my own hubby will feel so inclined to check my blog for “research” and order me ten to twelve sets of gold flatware.  A girl can dream, right?  (And you know you’re growing up when you want flatware more than anything else on the annual day of love.)

Valentines Day Wishing wishlist _ glitterinc.com

I’m dreaming in cozy sweaters and this J.Crew cashmere sweater is just Darling! {J.Crew Darling Cashmere Sweater}

I can’t ever seem to get enough Marc by Marc Jacobs bags – cute, relatively affordable for a designer bag, crazy durable … and this one comes in bright cherry red! {MARC BY MARC JACOBS ‘Classic Q – Percy’ Crossbody Bag}

Vintage Chanel.  Need I say more? {WGACA Vintage Vintage Chanel Heart Cuff}

Dainty I Love You rings, because on most days (okay, every day) it’s nice to see that little reminder. {Jennifer Zeuner I Heart U Ring Set}

There’s really nothing Kate Spade that I don’t want, especially on Valentine’s Day (it’s all just so dainty and sweet!), but this bib necklace is playful and fun … and I really really love it! {Kate Spade Cameo Jewels Bib Necklace}

As for the gold flatware, I’m going to keep posting about it until my husband gets the hint. {West Elm Gold Flatware}

Because a girl can never have too many panties. {Honeydew Panty}

And because I really needed to put these fabulous sandals into a shopping round-up, and Spring is still too far away. {Loeffler Randall Lolly Mignon Leopard and Silver Sandal}

I have an addiction to red lipstick and gloss.  There I’ve said it.  And now I want this one. {Giorgio Armani ‘Lip Maestro’ Matte Lacquer in Laque de Chine or Code}

This glossy lipstick pouch seems fitting too. {Erin Fetherston Lipstick Pouch}

In truth, all I really want is a sweet card from my hubby … and a girly movie marathon. {Sugar Paper You + Me Card}

And maybe a s’more.


Lexi

Zara Home Has Arrived

I know everyone and anyone is discussing Zara‘s big foray into home goods (with shipping to the United States … which is kind of a big deal, people), but there’s so much to love, I just had to share.  These are a few of my favorite things …

And clearly I think I’m decorating a preppy Grecian palace … in suburbia Miami.

Have you searched the new collection?  Are you drooling?

Also, the skull candle, gold flatware, striped throw, lucite bar cart, and silver baskets will.be.mine.


Lexi

GIVEAWAY: Mid-Knuckle Rings

Here’s the sitch, Melody Bostic, (yes, I watch too much television, movies, etc.)(Also, if you haven’t seen Easy A, do it. Do it now.)(Well, enter my giveaway first.)(I’m on my third cup of coffee today.) … point being … I’m kind of (code for, “a lot”) obsessed with mid-knuckle rings. And Kristen of GLAM ROCKS JEWELRY makes awesome mid-knuckle rings! Kristen wants to give YOU, my fabulous readers, several awesome pieces from her collection! Am I saying “awesome” too much? I need to drink more water. More water, less coffee.

The GIVEAWAY:

This giveaway has three (3) winners!  Oh yes, you heard me right.  We really like these rings!

Kristen has so graciously offered two (2) sets of her 3 Layering Rings and one (1) Venus Double Band Ring, in whatever metal (gold or silver) the winner chooses.  (Once the winners are announced, I’ll send over Kristen’s info, you send her your ring size(s) and metal preference, and within a few days you’ll have your very own gorgeous handmade mid-knuckle rings!

Here’s how to play:

  1. LIKE Glitter & Pearls + GlamRocks Design on Facebook.
  2. FOLLOW @glitterpearls + @GlamRocksdesign on Twitter and tweet the following: “I just entered to win a @GlamRocksdesign mid-knuckle ring from @glitterpearls at glitterandpearls.com!”
  3. Extra Entry: Follow @glitterandpearls on Instagram.
  4. Extra Entry: Follow me on Pinterest + pin your favorite rings.
  5. Leave a comment below telling me you like, followed, + tweeted!  Be sure to leave a second and third comment if you followed on Instagram and/or Pinterest as well!

All winners will be chosen at random.

Good Luck! Entries will be accepted through 12AM EST on Monday, July 9th. (Open to US Residents only.)

THIS GIVEAWAY HAS ENDED. THANK YOU!


Lexi