Friday, October 29

Cotton Picked

Please excuse our absence from the blog world this week. We've been super busy updating our website! Now complete, we can get back to the fun of Halloween week! Our very favorite Halloween treat, It's the Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown, aired last night and we must say, seeing Linus' excitement for the imminent arrival of the Great Pumpkin takes us back to our childhood wonderment of the holiday. Candy, candy, candy galore! Once we have children of our own, we plan to take them to the pumpkin patch, pick out the biggest pumpkin we can find, bring it home and proclaim it the Great Pumpkin. On All Hallows Eve, we will perform a little bit of Hocus Pocus and with a little extra magic {glitter} the Great Pumpkin will rise up at the witching hour to bring candy to the most sincere little boys and girls. How fun does that sound? We may need to implement this plan prior to having children...this is too much fun! In case you missed Charlie Brown and crew, here's a little clip Cotton Picked for your enjoyment! Happy Haunting!

More tricks & treats from the blog world:
A Corpse Bride photo shoot. Tim Burton would be so proud!
Glam Halloween inspiration, Southern Style!
Glittering Pumpkins!
This and this should get you into a spooktacular spirit! Happy Halloween!
P.S: Don't forget to enter our giveaway with Leslie & B to win a completely styled, completely free photoshoot! Contest ends Halloween night at midnight!

Thursday, October 28

Happy Halloween!

It's almost Halloween, our absolute favorite holiday of the year! We adore decorating for the season and can sometimes get carried away with color {our living room is painted Roasted Pumpkin, after all}. This year, we decided to edit our palate just a bit and decorate in the wonderfully neutral color scheme of white, burlap & kraft. Traditionally, white can be found in Halloween decor. Note the frothy fog on a cauldron witches brew, the hazy apparition of a spectre and the dancing bones of a skeleton. Here are some of our spooktacular finds to add to your decor{including a craft project of our own}.

photo credits {clockwise}: skull {coco + kelly}, invitation {paper crave}, vintage bottles {coco + kelly}, burlap pumpkin {high cotton}, white pumpkins {garden & gun}

Friday, October 22

Cotton Picked

Happy Friday! This week has been slammed jammed and it's not over yet, folks! We're still recovering from all of the fried yummies at the South Carolina State Fair, so forgive us if we haven't been on our game this week. We're back in Atlanta, though, and ready to rock this weekend! One trend we're all about right now? Save the Dates via stop motion videos. So, we've Cotton Picked some of our favorites here for you. Enjoy! P.S: It is now our misson to figure out how to and then create a stop motion video for some fabulous occasion. We'll keep y'all posted!

a slice of invite from Jodi Miller on Vimeo.

Wedding Save the Date! from Joe Fayer on Vimeo.

Save the date! 31 july 2010 from Kishi-Grover on Vimeo.

a+a's save the date from Courtney Brooke on Vimeo.

Mad for Marchesa

We can’t tell y’all how much we love Marchesa! Georgina Chapman’s designs are exquisite {just check out the red carpet section if you don't believe us} and we are over the moon about her new bridal line. Besides all of the frothy, flirty, feminine designs {hello, ruffles!}, no one does a short gown like Marchesa. We are supremely jealous of the bride that gets to make her entrance in one of these confections and invite you to have a look-see at these gowns and share the lust.

Thursday, October 21

Leslie & B Love Shoot {Giveaway}!

We are so excited to be teaming up again with Leslie&B for a styled photography giveaway! We will be giving one lucky couple a completely styled, completely free photography session. How awesome is that? Open to all engaged or married couples, it's also the perfect opportunity to propose and have it captured on film {ahem, gentlemen!}. Date, time and location to be determined once a winner is selected.
To enter, simply leave a comment below {or here} with your name and e-mail and your favorite way to stay cozy during the chilly days of Fall! The contest closes at midnight on Halloween and winners will be announced on Monday, November 1st. Good luck!

photo credits {clockwise}: '58 Rambler {country living}, Falling Leaves {dress design decor}, Hot Apple Cider & Roasting Marshmallows {country living}, Preppy Couple {southern proper}

Friday, October 15

Cotton Picked

Happy Friday! We are so, so looking forward to relaxing after this week. Weekend plans include football {of course!} and a trip to the State Fair for some delicious fried food! We're sure that some people go to the Fair for the rides or to see the Racing Pigs or to people watch, but it's the only time of the year where we will eat a Pronto Pup {corn dog}, Fiske Fries and an Elephant Ear {fried dough for all of you healthy folks out there} all in one afternoon! We plan on being in a food coma on Sunday. As delicious {or disgusting} as our weekend sounds to you, we hope y'all have a wonderful weekend planned! To kick things off, here is the  wrap-up of wedded bliss for the week. Enjoy!

Fat, hand-lettered font and an oh-so-chic color combo. Lovely invites!

Charming little bridesmaid bouquet! We adore "just gathered" floral arrangements.

A cotton candy stand!

If we were to have a destination wedding, a vineyard would be at the top of the list.

We were featured! Thanks again to Postcards & Pretties!

Thursday, October 14

A Gamecock Gal's Guide to Lexington

Considered the "Horse Capital of the World", Lexington has a lot to offer besides My Old Kentucky Home and a Call to Post. If you're making a trip to the home of the Wildcats, take some time to explore the city. From bourbon to boutiques, there truly is something for everyone!

Going to Kentucky and not drinking bourbon is like ordering a Pepsi in Atlanta. You don't do it, folks. Thankfully, they have this nice tour called the Kentucky Bourbon Trail to help everyone out. We put together an earlier post on the trail here and remember, it's all about 25 miles from Lex, so don't drink and drive. That's what a car service is for!

Tolly Ho Grab a bite at this Lexington staple and you won't be disappointed. Voted the Best Burger in Kentucky by USA Today, Tolly Ho also serves up sandwiches, sides, desserts and breakfast 24 hours.
395 S Limestone | 859.253.2007

Lynagh's Owned by former Kentucky quarterback, Bill Ransdell, Lynagh's has been a UK staple for 29 years. With over a 100 beers and a full menu, it's the perfect place to catch some games before the game.
384 Woodland Avenue | 859.255.6891

Jonathan's at Gratz Park Looking for something a little more upscale? Don't miss Jonathan's for a delicious culinary experience. They also have Pimento Cheese Grit Fries which pretty much includes all of our favorite foods in one dish! Heavenly!
120 W 2nd Street | 259.252.4949

Bella Rose Come here for designer fashions such as Milly, French Connection, Tracy Reese and Britt Ryan. Why? Some occasions just call for fancy.
126 W Maxwell Street | 859.255.2565

Mod Boutique They are the trendiest folks in Lexington. Stop by for a lesson in "Denimology" and peruse their extensive collection of designer jeans.
828 E High Street | 589.335.6631

Graves Cox The ultimate store for the discerning gentleman. Open since 1888, this family owned operation also carries one of our favorite vendors for a dapper man, Southern Proper.

Keeneland So it's horses you're wanting after all? Located about 6 miles west of Lexington, in the heart of horse country, you'll find Keeneland will satisfy all of your horse racing needs.

Monday, October 11

Featured {Postcards & Pretties}

We are so pleased for our work to be featured today on Postcards & Pretties! We adore this blog and all of the girly, ruffly, vintage lovelies they feature on a daily basis. Southern Weddings has named P&P one of their favorite wedding blogs for the whimsical bride and we have to agree. A special thanks to Leslie&B for the lovely images, Bella Bridesmaid Greenville for the perfect dress and Chocolate Butterbean for the charming stationery suite. Check out the rest of the post here

Love's a Beach

Take a look at this funky, modern wedding from Martha Stewart Weddings Destination Weddings and Dream Honeymoons issue on stands now.  The tights, the umbrellas, the fabulous prints and patterns! Who said a beach wedding had to be all bare feet and washed out colors? We love this couple's individualism and all of the beautiful imagery from Max Wanger.  Soak up the lovely!

Friday, October 8

Cotton Picked

Oh, October! Where do you think you're going? We can't believe we're almost halfway through our favorite month! The pumpkins are out {although we have a fat little squirrel who thinks they are his personal all-you-can-eat buffet} and we are focusing hard on Halloween! We stumbled upon Martha's new Halloween guide on stands now and we must say, it's the perfect thing to get you in the spirit! In other news, we're preparing for another trip to Chicagoland. Travel, travel,'s been a busy fall! Here's something worth slowing down: a weekly wrap-up of pretties from around the blog-world. Kick back, relax and soak in the lovely.
Ginormous, gorgeous paper blooms.

A DIY dream: A reclaimed barn wood wall.

The best {and simplest} bouquet we've seen in a while.

Once upon a time, there was a true Southern wedding. Part I & II.

Wednesday, October 6

Lady of the Manor

 We are dying over the ladylike fashion spread in this month's Weddings Unveiled. The fur, the tweed, the jewels, oh my! As per usual, the gown choices are superb and the locale is the perfect backdrop for all of this gorgeousness. Check out the rest of the magazine here and be prepared to swoon.

Monday, October 4

City Hall Wedding

There is just something about the city and City Hall weddings that we adore. No, they do not replace all of the grandeur that comes with the big church wedding, but there is something so sweet and simplistic about them that when done right, is oh so romantic. This lovely little wedding, compliments of Snippet & Ink, provides all of the eye candy one girl can take. Vintage car? Short lace dress? NYC? Done, done & done!