Category Archives: Details


This year, Pantone’s color of the year for 2013 is Emerald. Emerald green represents balance and harmony. Van Damme Weddings used the color in their table design for Sky Ranch Lodge at the Sedona Wedding Studio bridal boot camp. The color emerald lends itself to a variety of feels-from elegant to casual and edgy. Margaret went with a casual funky feel and paired it with silver/grey and black.  The ombre escort cards were a fun project using paint chips to create a budget friendly DIY element. Photographs of the table and the event were taken by Katrina Wallace and Andrew Mejia of  Sedona Bride Photography. Cake by Sedona Cake Couture Flowers by the Jazz Bouquet Paper by Wedding Paper Divas

Posted in Cakes, Details, Table Design and Decor, Van Damme Weddings | Tagged | Leave a comment

Elegant Vintage Australian Wedding

I am very excited to feature the wedding of talented designer/illustrator Tabitha Emma and Dan. Tabitha is the talent behind our own blog at Van Damme Weddings.

Tabatha created for she and Dan a beautiful and elegant wedding with so many of her creative touches in the details. The bride designed all the beautiful paper goods.

The couple, lovers of old architecture and vintage finds were married in The Great Hall at Sydney University.  The hall over 150 years old is a great example of Victorian Gothic revival architecture. Reception followed at the Petersham Town Hall where the over two hundred guests ate, enjoyed and danced the night away to a live Jazz band.

I am in love with the bride’s Maggie Sottero gown and headpiece by whichgoose. The bridesmaid’s dresses are the perfect compliment to Tabatha’s look.

The gorgeous bouquets by Clementine Posy are fabulous.  The beautiful images captured by Luisa Brimble of Serendipity Corner capture the day perfectly.

There are so many perfectly placed details that make this wedding beautiful. I especially love that the cake was made by the bride’s grandmother and decorated by the bride and her mother. This wedding is full of beauty, friends, family and lots of love.

Posted in Brides, Details, Groom, Weddings | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

The Eco Friendly Bride

The vintage wedding trend has created an infinite number of ways for brides to also be eco-friendly. Bridal wear, eco-friendly jewelry, wedding favors, invitations can all be beautiful and help the planet. The very popular use of mason jars is a great example of a wedding trend that is inexpensive, can be recycled many times and be used in countless clever details. Bride’s are having vintage wedding dresses refitted or a grandmothers or mothers wedding dress made into something completely new. Outdoor weddings in Sedona on forest service lands are very desirable. There are many resort and restaurant chefs that support locally grown produce so be sure to ask at your reception venue. Here are some choices for earth loving brides and grooms found on etsy.

Aster Eco Silk/Hemp Wedding Gown

Cypress Eco Wedding Gown

Gowns from  Abstract Pretty

book page /button boutonniere

From the little red button

natural wood cuff links

From Stair Lodge Supplies

tea light lantern

From  April’s Country Barrel

Posted in Details, Weddings | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

Wood Wedding Invitation Suite

I recently had the pleasure to work with Shirlene, owner with her husband, Matthew of Wood Chick Studios. I was looking for a unique “woodsy” invitation suite to use on a table design for the Sedona Wedding Studio’s bridal boot camp event.
Etsy artists Shirlene and Matthew really caught my eye. They are a small boutique design studio dedicated to printing on real wood. Their wood invitations are beautiful, eco-friendly and affordable. The designs compliment a rustic, vintage or modern wedding theme. They have some beautiful designs or will customize for you.
Here are the photos of the table design I created for L’Auberge de Sedona.

Posted in Details, Paper Goods | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Glamorous Head Pieces

Dara Kent-Cobb is a full time apparel designer and creates these amazing couture millinery pieces for Preston & Olivia. I love her oversize vintage inspired hairpieces.

Posted in Details | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Lost in Etsy

Etsy is the world where I can spend hours with so many great finds for brides as well as photo shoots.  Etsy has been the on line marketplace for brides looking to find those little hand crafted details that make a wedding personal and unique. . Etsy has made it easy by having a dedicated section just for weddings where you can find thousands of items that may be perfect for your wedding. In Style magazine features a “we heart Etsy” section in this months issue. Below are a just a few of my recent loves.


Zinc Galvanized Pennants

Wood Tree Place Card Holders

Window Frame Chalk Board Cork Board

Personalized Bridal Wedding Hanger


Posted in Details | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Grooms Wear

I usually love featuring the latest wedding gowns and sometimes neglect that the grooms also have a look of their own. From snappy bow ties to colorful socks, here are a few looks seen recently around the wedding blogs.

Photo #1  Brea McDonald Photography via style me pretty

Photo #2  Jessica Smith Photography via style me pretty

Photo #3  Agnes Lopez via style me pretty

Photo #4  Andrea Murphy Photography via style me pretty

Posted in Details | Tagged | Leave a comment

Repurposed Glass Chandelier

I think this repurposed glass chandelier in the lobby of the BHLDN office space is nothing short of Fabulous!


Posted in Details | Leave a comment

Bow Ties

Guys have recently been seen sporting fun, colorful bow ties for their wedding attire. The classic is back, trendy and hip. A splash of color, polka dots or stripes adds certain flair to the less formal wedding or great at a vintage wedding. And of course the black formal bow tie is always elegant. Here are a few I spotted on the web.

Photo by Ben Sasso

Tie by forage

Ties by Forage

Handmade by Etsy Xoelle

Photo by

Posted in Details | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Precious Tutu

How adorable are these tulle tutu’s from Bambaroos? I saw these on 100layercake today. Perfect for your little flower girl. And I want one to dress up a little princess for a wedding inspiration shoot.

Posted in Details | Tagged , | 1 Comment