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A Date Night Flamingle!

Let’s Flamingle!

I don’t know about you, but I have fallen head over heels for the Flamingo craze over the course of this year!  This backyard date idea is an explosion of flamingo fun perfect for outdoor summer dining.  I’m usually ALL about keeping themes subtle but I just had to bring it up a notch for this Florida favorite…

Special thanks to my lovely friend, Danae, for modeling the date!

These geometric plates are what first inspired the theme!  Paired with a translucent pink dinner plate, pink napkin, and opaque menu. Love ghost chairs, especially when there is so much to see int the background like the tropical ginger plants.  Vintage pink silverware <3  Flamingo earings!! Flamingos everywhere! Pink inspired donut cake…  The stationary is a mixture of watercolor and translucent papers.  I love that you can see the flamingos popping through the opaque main envelope! Donut board!

Valentine’s Day 2017 Inspiration!

Styled for Two ~ Valentine’s Day Inspiration!

For this year’s Valentine styled date, I took a little design exploration into the world of pinks and SUGAR.  I love the idea of having a tasting bar at parties like the super popular Donut Bar, Macaron tower, or Ice Cream bar.  I thought, why not combine them and make a mixer!  Grab a waffle cone and load up on a mix of a sugar cocktail <3

The design inspiration came from these plates I found at Pier One Imports in blush tones.  I first created the watercolor invitation suite and then went on a hunt for all the matching pieces.  Discovery:  Making your own envelopes is really easy!styledfortwo date night inspiration_0001Spray paint and backyard tropicals mixed with roses and fresh greens.Ombre collection of Macarons!styledfortwo date night inspiration_0004And an assortment of delicious Valentine Donuts, yummmmmmm.  I found these adorable copper and fur stools at HomeGoods.styledfortwo date night inspiration_0005styledfortwo date night inspiration_0007styledfortwo date night inspiration_0008Picked up these pink scrabble tiles on amazon, perfect for a casual “words with friends” game to end your tasty Valentine date! styledfortwo date night inspiration_0009

Oceanfront dinner for two!

Styled for Two ~ Date Night Inspiration
Romance by the Sea

SO FUN!!  I loved adding to the directory of date night inspiration with this seaside dining date.  My friend and fellow wedding photographer, Danae, asked me to create this super romantic date for her bo and it came out so darling.  We had a ball shooting the details, you may recognize her from past shoots, she is one of my favorite models, such a gorgeous person inside and out!

We started the date with a watercolor map of the location by our dear friend, Jessalynn of Flax and Wool Designs wrapped up in a calligraphy invitation suite by Kelsey Malie Calligraphy.  We burned the edges of the watercolor map to make it look like a treasure map, I loved that piece SOOOOO much!!  The calligraphy invitation suite was custom designed just for the shoot and written on the most beautiful soft cotton paper.  It was a textural experience for this stylist, mmmmmmmmm…

The menus were set for seaside dining with mussels and steamed shrimp, yummy!  All wrapped up in a linen napkin and silk ribbon.  The table runner is a muslin cloth and I found the shell mother of pearl plates and martini glasses at home goods.  They are just the right touch for classy but beachy design, not over done.

We found the dress at Charlotte Russe!  A floor length navy blue flowy dress was perfect for the setting and set off Danae’s eye color.  Keep reading for more tips and inspiration so you can create your own over the top styled date night!

Tip:  I always take photos BEFORE the date starts so an unplugged experience is ready to go!

Vendor Recipe:
Styling, florals, photography: Harmony Lynn Photography
Calligraphy Suite: Kelsey Malie Calligraphy
Watercolor Map: Flax and Wool Designs
Model: Danae

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