Garden of the Gods Resort Wedding | Rocky Mountain Bride

Garden of the Gods Resort Wedding | Styled Shoot

It was such an honor to be a part of a styled shoot at The Garden of the Gods Resort that was featured in Rocky Mountain Bride’s Spring/Summer 2018 magazine.

I worked with some amazing vendors creating this beautiful day.



Styling Your Table for the Holidays | Part 2

Holiday Color Palettes

I love choosing the color scheme for holiday dinners! It’s a fun way to be creative and it sets the tone for the gathering. I tend to choose something more non-traditional with subtle nods to tradition, but always fun accents that give a more modern feel.

This table setting was for created for a Christmas dinner. Whites, greens and brass give a traditional feel, but adding the coral napkins with burgundy accents, gives more modern feel. I loved how they paired with the textured plates and wood tones of the table and chairs.

When choosing your color palette, it’s best to reference the color wheel to make sure your choices are harmonious. Here are a few ideas for the holidays!

Monochromatic

A color scheme derived from a single base hue and extended using its shades, tones and tints.

Peaceful Tones by Design Seeds

Analogous

Groups of three colors that are next to each other on the color wheel, sharing a common color, with one being the dominant color.

Ornamental Hues by Design Seeds

Complementary

Complementary colors are any two colors which are directly opposite each other, such as red and green and red-purple and yellow-green. 

Contributors:

Photography: Katherine Ridgely Photography

Hair and Makeup: Brandi The Blush Dry Bar Salon

Breads and Wine: Stephanie The Triangle Plate and Proper Wines

Styling Your Table for the Holidays | Part 1

Coordinating Your Table Setting

When putting together your table setting, I suggest choosing plates and flatware that are classic and can coordinate with many color palettes. These are your staple pieces and you want them to be versatile. I’m a huge fan of eclectic design-things that coordinate, but don’t necessarily match.

These dinner plates from World Market are a classic ivory, and I paired them with an ivory salad plate that had 4 different designs of texture. Subtle patterns or texture can add interest without being overwhelming to the design of the table.

The silverware was from Target and had such a classic feel and mixed well with the brass name plates. Mixing metals with wood is a great way to add interest and warmth.

I chose simple wine glasses as well. These can be used with any table design.


Contributors:

Photography: Katherine Ridgely Photography

Hair and Makeup: Brandi The Blush Dry Bar Salon

Breads and Wine: Stephanie The Triangle Plate and Proper Wines

Floral Design Workshop | Colorado Springs, CO

Floral Design Workshop

I had the pleasure of teaching some wonderful women how to create a fall arrangement this weekend. It’s so fun to see what everyone creates and how different all of our creative brains are!

Shannon, with Beauty Counter, put this workshop on with me and shared about her wonderful products and holiday sets!

Huge thanks to Rustic Trades for allowing us to use their space and Jacey Caldwell for capturing the afternoon!


I have one more workshop this year! It’s a Wreath Making Workshop, December 1st! It’s going to be a blast, come join us!