Celestial Dreaming part 2

As promised here are gorgeous images from 2 more gowns from Kelly Faetanini’s fall collection. The first gown is Star Blue and the second is Luna. Aren’t they dreamy?! Which is your favorite?

Celestial Dreams of Beautiful Gowns.

Kelly Faetanini is a name known in the wedding industry for her gorgeous gowns and her Fall collection is my favorite to date.

A dreamy combination of feminine romance and strong, structured silhouettes. Pops of color, like blue and blush, bring about a serene feeling that reflects in each unique wedding gown.

I was honored to design the essence of the collection and fell in love again when I saw the images. The first dress is the Aria and the second is Dawn. I’ll show two more in part 2 later this week.

Blah, Blah, Blah ... and more Dracula

If you haven’t seen Hotel Transylvania 1, 2 or 3 … where have you been?

I was first introduced to Dracula’s Blah, Blah, Blah last year when we started watching Hotel Transylvania 1 on re-run. B loves it and I have to say that Adam Sandler, Selena Gomez and Adndy Samberg (to name a few) do a great job at making this cartoon adult friendly.

I want to continue the tradition my mom started for me by always hosting halloween parties and let B host his own. So a theme for our inaugural party was a given. Setting up our house as a hotel is going to be a mission that I accept. And I can’t be more excited to be partnering with awesome vendors as well as Lowe’s to style and capture the event. Here are some things that I am looking at …

I love the addition of purple and green!!

I love the addition of purple and green!!

Fall Decor

You can’t exactly paint the walls four times a year so how do you subtly change the mood in a room each season?

Throw blankets, cushions, vases and seasonal ‘trinkets’ are an inexpensive and fun way to incorporate some of the outdoors in. Especially if you live in a city that doesn’t have the appropriate weather!

I’m still browsing for some new pieces and these are some that I like so I know you will too!

Who knew that a plan actually worked?

Our 2.5 hour shoot came to an end and it brought with it a sense of accomplishment.

I knew Morgan’s images would be amazing and I was confident we were able to capture everything that I wanted before the sun started to set. Who knew that having an action plan and clear vision in mind would actually make the editorial shoot go just as planned??!!

This is Creative Candles’ Fall Collection for home décor and I don’t think we could have captured the essence any better. Let me know what you think.

Can I be honest? I may not be your typical outdoors gal!

Chad will disagree with me but I am totally an outdoors girl.  I can drink a glass of wine on my patio like the best of them.  When it comes to any other outdoors activities, maybe not.

Other than keeping the grass cut I would rather spend money on indoors, total homebody.  My patio area on the other hand is a place I can get on board with.  I need to add to our patio collection and I found some great deals on Amazon.

What do you require in your outdoor entertaining?

Wedding Dress trends for 2019

In the wedding world, New York Bridal Fashion Week is the WEEK of the year.  Here you get to see all the new trends that we can anticipate seeing in 2019.  Each year there are 'of the moment' fashion elements that we see throughout each designer, how they interpret and use those elements is what makes them stand out. Here are some of my favorite trends that I saw.

Leave a comment and let me know which is your favorite trend.  Mine is the detachable train.  You can't go wrong with two dresses in one!

** Princess ballgowns - which came with anticipation of the royal walk down the aisle.

** Glitter + Capes

** Detachable trains - For your ceremony you have the look of an A-line and then remove the train and have a second sleeker dress for your reception.

** Puffed Sleeves

** Pant Suits - ultra modern!!

Bows - bows make me think of Jr. High and High School - the bigger the better!  These are quite different, glamorous and romantic.

Groovy Gifts for your Guys

Is it just me or are men hard to buy for?  It's easy to buy for women, we can never have too muchof anything.  But every year when it's Chad's birthday I relive the same panic.  Sure, he wants a big screen tv, a pool table, a motorcycle ... but a serious gift is never easy.

My brides know this all too well.  Putting together an overly fancy tote for her girls filled to the brim with cute and dainty details (champagne glass, eye mask, nail polish) is fun.  But when it's the groom's turn to pick it can be a daunting task.  And no-one has time for that!

Groovy Groomsmen Gifts is an online store that I'm pretty sure solves all those problems.

There is literally something for everyone.   I was gifted a travel bag to review which my husband picked out!  He loves it and actually uses it to carry his laptop with him to work.  Those are the best wedding gifts, ones that can actually be used after.  The quality is top notch and now I have somewhere to go when I need a perfect gift.

Now have fun with too many options!

Bridal Couture

I know you guys want to know the best that is out there.  And that is what I'm here for!

I had the pleasure of working with some amazing vendors on a couture shoot that I'm so excited to share.  Everyone involved totally rocked it just for YOU!  Photo: Morgan Marie Photography | Gown:  VENE AI Studio | Jewelry:  Sofia Kaman Fine Jewelry | MUA: Jasmine Beauty | Venue: The Charleston | Designer/producer: Leona Morelock Designs | Models: Grace Wilson, Anna Kilgus, Elizabeth Appling

Southern Charm - Editorial Shoot

I have a confession.  I have trouble accepting compliments.  Do people really mean it when they praise my work?  I'm always looking for the ulterior motive behind the pretty words.

2018 is for embracing.  Embrace all that God has planned for me,  embrace my talents and embrace my people.

With that said, I am embracing the utmost compliment with this shoot being featured in Southern Bride Magazine.


Featured in: Southern Bride Magazine | Photographer: Morgan Marie Photography | Floral Provider: Fifty Flowers | Floral Designer: Laura Iverson | Stylist: Leona Morelock Designs | Model: Jessie Cox | Calligraphy: White Ink Calligraphy | Veil + Headpieces: Bel Aire Bridal | Gown: Bridals of Regiss Park | Makeup Artist: Jasmine Finta-Obee | Linens and Paper: Silk and Willow | Jewels: Sofia Kaman Fine Jewelry | Ring Box: The Mrs. Box | Cake Designer: LCD Cakes

Black FriYAY

Along with Thanksgiving comes Black Friday, of course. The day where people trample others for sales exactly one day after being thankful for what they already have. Wouldn't it be great if you could find some of those same great deals without having to leave the comfort of your own bed? Well we have found some great deals, that won't have you getting in a fight in the middle of the mall over a marked down pair of shoes.

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