Category — Weddings
How is your week going so far? Mine’s been pretty good, although I feel like I could use a life coach trying to balance it all some days. Or maybe I just need a good housekeeper. Now that’s a good dream to work towards! Do you ever feel like you’re just running in circles juggling all of your hats but not making any real steps forward? Lately I’ve started focussing on what I have accomplished each day rather than what I haven’t. It’s much more encouraging that way, wouldn’t you agree?
As promised last post, here are some more pretty images from the shoot I recently styled with my partners at Spruce Collective. Photographed by Mikaela Ruth, we had so much fun displaying our collection of Trove Vintage Rentals for our new Bohemian-inspired look book…
And just in case you thought we were all sipping champagne behind the scenes, um no, it was far from glamourous. How many Spruce Girls does it take to set up a backdrop, you might ask? Four, apparently! But we gained a new fan, well at least Mikaela did. This handsome fellow couldn’t keep his eyes off of her (or maybe it was the desserts?) and he actually showed his pearly whites for me when I pulled out my phone. No Photoshop, scout’s honour!
So, there’s a good taste of our vintage rentals for you and I posted more on Monday, in case you missed them (click here). You can see more over at our Trove website (click here) or pop by Spruce Collective to see them in person. Enjoy the rest of your day and I’ll be back to chat on Friday :)
April 24, 2013 4 Comments
Well hello and good day! You may notice a fresh new look here on the blog, put together by Australian designer Tabitha Emma, and I am so happy with the final result! This update had been on my mind for quite some time and the timing was suddenly just right. I’m loving all of the watercolour details and the clean layout. But enough about me, what do you think?
Today I thought I’d feature a styled shoot that I’m really proud of. My shop, Spruce Collective, has a large (and still growing!) inventory of vintage rentals and we thought it would be fun to show brides-to-be how to mix and match pieces in a variety of wedding scenes. My partners and I (minus Jessica who was otherwise occupied giving birth to her adorable son Elliot…a very good reason to miss out!) spent one very loooong day staging several different scenes for our Trove Vintage Rentals look book. Captured beautifully by Mikaela Ruth Photography, this was our vision of a romantic, Bohemian Farmhouse inspired wedding…
We packed up everything and trucked it on over to the quaintest little hobby farm that you ever did see…frolicking lambs included! And I think you’ll agree with me when I say that the barn loft is stunning. Fun fact: Kevi (one of my Spruce partners), got engaged here…fitting, right? You can see more of our rental inventory here too…click here.
These are just two of the looks that we shot for Trove Vintage Rentals but here is the final result….
I’ll share more lovely scenes with you on Wednesday but until then, enjoy this sunshine! You can see more of our rental inventory here too…click here.
April 22, 2013 8 Comments
The monumental rainfall appears to have ceased temporarily (knock on wood!) and the sun has come out to join us, just in time for the weekend! The Spruce girls and I are putting together a Summer look-book for Trove Vintage Rentals next week so I’ve had flowers on the brain. We’re off to a local barn with our photographer this morning to scout it out as a venue for the shoot…fingers crossed that it will be the perfect rustic space! One of our lovely consigners, Kari of Confetti Floral Design, dropped off several stunning bouquets yesterday and I just had to share a little glimpse with you…
Ahh, Spring in all her glory, right? With blooms on the brain, here are some other beauties that brightened my week…
We’re off to Vancouver this afternoon for a weekend of family fun and we’re all pretty stoked to get out of dodge! We’ve got trips planned to the aquarium (for the kids) and The Museum of Anthropology (for us), with lots of beach time and people watching mixed in between. What are your plans? Hopefully they include lots of warm-ish sunshine! Enjoy :)
March 22, 2013 4 Comments
I had such a fun weekend in the city! Had a great girls night out with 2 dear friends on Friday night before meeting up with my Spruce girls at the Terminal City Club on Saturday to set up for the first Hush wedding show. The venue was beautiful and it was such a treat to be part of such a glamourous event! It was even more fun to take a little “vacation” with my partners and really enjoy each other’s company outside of work. Well, I guess we were technically at work but it sure didn’t feel like it! Yesterday, we woke up in our hotel room to glorious sunshine and spent the day walking Gastown (Jessica is such a trooper at 36 weeks preggers!) and visiting some of our favourite shops….
Stunning quilts at Orling & Wu, handmade in Sweden.
We had a couple of hilarious attempts at Vancouver Photobooth
All of the fun (not to mention high heel-wearing and furniture hoisting) have caught up with me so I’ll keep things short and sweet for today. What did you get up to over the weekend? Could you believe the difference between Saturday’s monsoon rains and yesterday’s sunshine? Fingers crossed that it sticks around for at least a few more days…see you Wednesday!
March 4, 2013 2 Comments
And just like that, it’s fall. Wasn’t I gushing about our glorious heat wave only a few days ago? Sigh. The last couple of days have cooled dramatically and the sun is hiding behind some pesky clouds. I found myself feeling a little sad that our spontaneous September beach days have likely come to an end. But autumn is by far my favourite of the seasons…bright days, crisp nights, cozy sweaters…what’s not to love! So I won’t stay sad long but I am hoping for at least a few more evenings spent outdoors with family and friends.
I apologize, I’m a woman of few words today (juggling too many market plans in my head) so I’ll leave you with some lovely photos that speak for themselves…
What are your thoughts on summer fading to fall? By the way, we got the “ok” today to spill the beans about our super-duper-top-secret-side-project…but we thought we’d save it to share next week when we’ve got some pictures to show you as well! Stay tuned!
September 15, 2011 6 Comments