something else: peach perfection

Peach has recently been one of my new favourite colours, I feel that it is just so pretty and can work well with the different seasons. I hope you can understand why I would fall for this beautiful peach-inspired tablescape! The rosy flowers complement the real peaches that are used in the centerpiece and the table settings, and the floor-length table linens really add to the elegance of the entirety. However, my two most favourite elements of this table are the placemats (love the texture!) and the lustrous flatware. I am not typically drawn to highly polished flatware, I usually like the muted, vintage feel, but these are intricate, charming, and absolutely beautiful.

Credit: Carter & Cook Event Co., Found via Style Me Pretty


{ parcel }

Good morning all! I cannot tell you how excited I am to share my news with you. Today I am launching my new studio, Parcel. My hope is to sell wedding and bridal accessories, invitations and stationary, housewares and accessories appropriate for everyday. I am hoping that you will stop by and take a little peek! I am currently working on getting more pictures of my designs up on the Parcel blog, but I'll occasionally post a highlight on Just Happily Ever After. Cheers and thank you for your support!

Credit: Parcel, Parcel blog


Weekend Deals!

The following Etsy shops are having special weekend deals, don't you love the design ideas behind these? See the end of the post for links. Have a lovely Friday, everyone!

Credit: Mini Cups, Patina Earrings, Peacock Pedestal


something else: perfect mix-and-match

I love everything about this photoshoot. The gorgeous, wild, florals are exactly the kinds of flowers I want to be surrounded by everyday. The vintage books and dessert plates fit the entire tone of the tablescape to a T and it reminds me of my collection of vintage children's books. The delicate eyelet-inspired cake looks just too pretty to eat and it's the kind of thing you wish you could save and admire every now and then. One of the things I love about mix and match vases are that you can choose to use them in your home after the wedding, give them away at the end of the day, or donate them to another bride with a similar wedding style!

There is my beloved ranunculus.

I love how they incorporated strawberry plants!
Credit: Photography Simply Bloom, Flowers Amy Osaba, Art Direction/Styling Joy Thigpen, Cake Topper Dolci Odille, Cake Chocolate Pink Cafe


lovely: romantic party dresses

Lovely florals, delicate patterns, and modern silhouettes, these romantic dresses caught my eye and you, dear readers deserve to know that I think these are perfect for your next garden party. If you don't have one in your planner I think it is safe to say that a party must be planned for the sake of wearing one of these lovelies! Please do share where else you might find dresses like these!

Credit: Charlotte Russe


engagement: { steph + jarrett }

I love vintage-inspired photographs, and this engagement session by Clayton Austin is one of the best vintage shoots I've seen. I love the outfits the couple chose to wear, when I first saw this photo I'm pretty sure I gasped in delight!

Credit: Clayton Austin


something else: the garden essence

The fresh greenery makes this delightfully welcoming. I like how they incorporated brown into the decor, not in the linens as you usually see done, but in the centerpiece containers, the tables + chairs, and the round basket weave chargers. It's very sophisticated, and the colour scheme is pulled off effortlessly!

Credit: Studio Flora, Moura Mori Photography


something else: can i be your superman?

I love this idea, it's fantastic when the groom can let go and be a little silly! Now where exactly does one buy a grown-up sized Superman shirt?

Credit: Foto Noiva


something else: romance in the gardens

This picture just took my breath away. The vine covered arch and the generous stands of roses frame the couple perfectly, and the chandelier dripping with crystals could not be more elegant. I cannot picture a more romantic setting. Le sigh.

Credit: Victor Sizemore Photography


something else: rustic and perfectly elegant

Food photography has to be one of the greatest things since sliced bread. These desserts look divine, and the rustic elegant tablescape makes me so happy!! It looks like they used kraft paper on the tables, vintage silverware, and simple white plates.

Credit: Cannelle et Vanille, Sunday Suppers


create: knit and crochet creations

Now I don't know how to knit or crochet yet, but today I wanted to share with you some cute knitting and crochet patterns that I *wish* I could make! These would make great favours for your little guests or you could make a different one for each of your dear bridesmaids!

Katrina's Crochet Creations-Provides free patterns for mushrooms, bear, chihuahua, bunny, and husky dog.
Bittersweet-Lists some great fruit and animal patterns, including a Kiwi Bird.
Peachcake Knits-Offers cute knitted fruit patterns for a peach, lemon, lime, banana, pear, and apple.
Roxy Craft-Amigurumi, bags, and ornament patterns. I love the little owl!
Baby Lamb (crochet)
Bunny Rabbit (crochet)
Bunny Rabbit (knit)
Bubby the Bear (knit)

dream: an enchanted forest

I love the muted colors and the fog that swims about the trees...it feels like a place where you can sit in all peacefulness and read poetry and drink apple cider to your heart's content.

p.s. I strongly urge you to take a look at this extremely talented photographer's website, he has some truly inspiring work!

Credit: D. Wallulis Photography


lovely: spirited party dresses

These Charlotte Russe party dresses are fabulous. I selected them because of their color and attention to detail (ruffles and pleats, love!). The best part about today's post is that all of these gorgeous dresses are incredibly affordable. I could buy two or three easily, I simply need some reasons to dress up!

Credit: Charlotte Russe


Real Wedding: Manuela + Eric

Remember the red apple placecards from a few days ago? Well I was intrigued and had to see more, I was at last able to find the rest of Manuela and Eric's wedding. I've put some of my favourites up here, but you can go to Leigh Miller's blog and see the rest if you so wish!

Credit: Leigh Miller Photography


something else: clean and modern

I love this unexpected combination of coral, navy, and white that JL Designs used in their latest tablescape. It's very modern and they incorporated some exciting elements like the patterned cloth napkins and the sunny yellow roses flopping from their white vases. Excellent tablescape, I'd love to try something like this!

Credit: JL Designs, High Street Market


something else: a cup for me and a cup for you

I found this cute photo on a Brazilian wedding blog, which, I might add, I was very excited to find. I'd like to feature some real weddings from Brazil and other countries so that our content here at Just Happily Ever After is fresh and new to you! I only speak a little Portuguese, so I hope you'll forgive me for not knowing the photographer behind today's photo. Cheers!

Credit: Pepper Wedding