I had the opportunity to work with this exquisite palette for a wedding in August.
Jessica and Khalid were married at the Austin Museum of Art at Laguna Gloria in sunny Austin, TX.
The colors were Tiffany blue, different shades of red and touches of grey. Birds were an important element, inspired and adopted from the Lenox Chirp China collection. The flowers were dahlias and roses for the bridal bouquets and carnations for the centerpieces.
The inspiration board: That is the actual building the couple got married in! It feels like it belongs in Morocco, no?
Nicole and Keith were married this past August at a lake in northern MN at the bride’s parents’ resort Brindley Sharbor — a beautiful setting for a wedding.
The ceremony was small and informal, romantic, elegant and surrounded by nature. It took place under a homemade arbor made of old vines and branches. The flower arrangements were organic in design in dark oranges, peaches and purples with orchids, dahlias, roses, calla lilies, berries, pomegranate and curly willow — what a fabulous color palette! Bridesmaids wore dresses in aubergine and the flower girl was adorned in a mango dress with aubergine dash.
Parks can be romantic and magical. It’s a wonderful feeling being surrounded by grass, trees, flowers, birds. For Elizabeth and James, New York City parks play a very important role in their lives and their relationship. Their first date was at Bryant Park and James proposed at Cunningham Park in Queens. They wanted to make sure that their pillow reflected that.
For their September wedding, they chose deep royal blue, deep cranberry red, moss and white as the color palette. The bridesmaids are wearing deep royal blue, and the cake topper is a set of white lovebirds hugging. Elizabeth’s favorite flower is a peony, and James loves blueberries (included in their stationery); both elements are incorporated on the pillow.
I had not done silhouettes before Allison contacted me, but this is the beauty of my job — I get to try new and exciting things every time I create a pillow.
Allison and Barry are having an outdoor wedding in Maine at the beginning of August. They will use dahlias from a local flower farm. There’s no specific wedding color or theme; they’re just letting nature set the tone. I love their organic thinking. Allison made a request for the possibility of including Bucks and Daisy (their two very special golden retrievers). After looking at photos of their lovelies, I found some great profiles to use as the silhouettes. The color palette was inspired by the save-the-date card: creamy sorbet tones of sand, flesh, peaches, butter, ivory, sage and avocado.
Daisy on the save-the-date cards, which is the profile I used for the pillow
Hello! I apologize for having been a bit MIA lately. My little fingers have been attached to the needle, thread, and scissors. I have lots of goodies to share, and hope to post them very soon.
Here’s a fun and modern ring pillow for an exciting, creative couple in Toronto — my first international order! Amanda sent me photos of the locations for the ceremony and the reception and some other details about the wedding. After reading Amanda’s emails and seeing the photos, it was clear that they have a great admiration for art, creativity and color.
I really love the way this pillow turned out for Kristan and Scott. They are celebrating their marriage at the end of the month — Congratulations!!
The colors are chocolate brown, lime green, ivory, and fuchsia as the accent color. The flowers are hydrangeas, dahlias, gerbera daisies, bouvardia, and mini calla lilies. Kristan wanted something simple, pretty and 3D. I think the gerbera daisy makes a great statement without being too ornate. The daisy is hot magenta and the leaves are a mix citrus of green and spicy olive for a refreshing combination.
The sewing process: There are over 50 individual petals that were hand cut and sewn around the chocolate center pompom.
Leah and Michael were the lucky winners of the Brooklyn Pop-up Chapel contest. They were married last Thursday June 24th at the Pop-Up Chapel that Martha Stewart Weddings put together. Leah wrote their touching story -they totally deserved to win.
I was invited to participate in this wonderful event by creating a ring pillow for the winning couple. I love the sweet, candy-like decor and all the other great details the Martha Stewart Wedding Team put together for the event.
I was flattered when Brooklyn Bride’s Vane contacted me about collaborating for an event she was doing for the Brooklyn Pop-up Wedding Series at 303GRAND in Williamsburg. I met the lovely Vane at her event this past Saturday. and we had a nice visit. It was a fun party with some pretty cool prizes, and it was for a great cause (all the proceeds from the raffle tickets went to the I Do Foundation).
I wasn’t sure what I was going to make for the raffle. The only stipulations were that it need it to be something pretty and simple and that could fit in almost any wedding. Brides have been mentioning birds a lot lately, so I thought birds would be a good element with some signature Llubav roses. The pillow colors were white, ivory, off-white, butter, sand, apple green and lime green. I also included some white and gold beading, gold metallic thread for beak and feet and French silk satin ribbon.
Lovebird on rose branch
I know many of you have been waiting for this post as much as I’ve been waiting to post the final piece of Miss and Mr. Popcorn’s amusement park ring pillow. So, since Mr. and Miss P have already received their ring pillow, I can finally show you.
This theme touched my heart. I remember as a child in Peru waiting for the carnival to arrive and set up camp for a few weeks. Where I grew up for the first 10 years of my life, we didn’t have Six Flags or anything like that, so if you wanted entertainment you waited for the circus, the fair or the carnival to come to your town. And when I saw that Annette and Tim were having their wedding at a vintage amusement park in Maryland — I jumped at the opportunity to not only create something unique an special for the couple but to also relive a little bit of my childhood.
Here are photos of the progression of the amusement park ring pillow:
Candace, from Texas, contacted me because she wanted to give a ring pillow as a wedding gift to a very special couple. The groom is her brother Zachary and the bride is her best friend Rachel — how sweet! So, as of June 6, Candace’s best friend is now her sister-in-law.
Some wedding inspiration: