Photo: Lacie Hansen
Here in LA we don’t really get the whole White Christmas thing. So we made our own White Wish List. If you’re feeling the spirit this holiday season, well, you know our address…
Courtney and Vernetta celebrated their love on a crisp Fall day in Virginia. With pops of navy and gold, this formal, fairytale wedding was everything they dreamt of. They wanted all of their family and friends to feel as special as they did that day. Each receiving their own floral crown at dinner and a recipe box filled with their favorite homemade meals. Congrats Courtney + Vernetta!
Photography by: Michael and Carina
Time to celebrate coming together! We’ve gathered with our friends over at Rip + Tan to feast from Daphne Oz’s new cookbook. Before we sat down to give thanks, we got some healthy and delicious vegetarian cooking tips from the chef herself. Thanks for having us over ladies! Check out more of this shoot over at Jenni Kayne and be sure to snatch up Daphne Oz’s cookbook this holiday season.
We loved Cassandra + Jason’s wedding! Meeting in California, they wanted their day to not only represent their love but also the beautiful state they met in. Ojai was the perfect backdrop and their wedding was festive, elegant, and most importantly easy going. Read more about their wonderful day over on 100 Layer Cake
As fall approaches and our wedding season still is going strong, it’s important to remember to take some time for yourself. There is no better way to end the day than a relaxing bath. See what we’ve stocked in our powder room this month!
Funny enough I never intended to start a bridal accessories company – it all started as a hobby. I have always loved to create things and started making sparkly headbands while working at MTV in NYC. I listed them on ETSY just for fun and out of nowhere brides came running! They loved the pieces and requested them in white or ivory for their weddings. I quickly realized that there was a market for this and designed my first collection from my NYC living room.
Describe your aesthetic?
Bohemian chic with lots of organic design elements
What inspires and motivates you?
When it comes to designing I’m always the most inspired when I go shopping for raw materials. Different textures, patterns, and crystals create such an excitement for what they could become. Designing and thinking of new ideas is what motivates me from day to day- and then to see those pieces being well received by our stores and brides is always very rewarding as well.
What is the rewarding part about your job?
There is nothing more fulfilling than hearing from our brides after their big days. Telling us how special they felt in the piece we created for them. It feels so special to be apart of one of the biggest days of their lives. It feels personal and so rewarding.
What was the most difficult lesson you have learned in running your own business?
It is very easy to over-commit and bite off more than you can chew! When you run your own business you get so excited at each opportunity but sometimes you have to prioritize and know when to say no to a new project in order to preserve the quality and customer services you aim to provide.
What’s the best advice for beginning makers, artist, or entrepreneurs?
Do something that you love- running your own business is hard and time-consuming but when you’re doing something you love it never feels like work!
What are your favorite types of materials to work with?
I love working with beading patterns- we design a lot of beaded belts and I think they add so much to a dress.
What brand or maker do you currently love?
What’s your best flea market find?
A vintage tiara from the 1920’s
What are you currently reading/ watching/ listening to?
Currently watching ” The Night Of” and reading ” Cold Tangerines”
Can you describe your typical day?
Days are a little crazy with a toddler and two full-time businesses, Untamed Petals and my new bridal shop Moondance. Typically I get into the office around 9 and leave around 4:30. I’m a power through the day kind of gal- I’d rather eat at my desk and leave early to spend more time with my family then take a long lunch and be stuck at the office. Days are mixed with answering emails, working with our production team, designing new pieces, and overseeing our fulfillment department. Every day is different which makes for a really fun and fast-paced week. My favorite days are Wednesdays when I stay home with my little guy Jax. For me work/life balance is he key to long-term success and no burnout.
Hey friends! If you follow us on Instagram you may have noticed we have a new venture in the works! We’re about to open a new brick and mortar called Midland in the heart of Culver City arts district. The space is in current renovation and we are planning to open end of September. Midland will feature well-crafted, local and imported goods. Keep up with all out exciting progress over at @midland_shop
Taco bout a party! Chris and Cody’s Mexico wedding was a nonstop fiesta! Getting married in San Miguel de Allende, they both fell head over heels for the city’s vibrant culture, history, and amazing food. They wanted their guests to experience this magical city, so we helped these two create a wedding weekend no one would ever forget. We’d say they hit it right on the pinata! Congrats Cody + Chris. See more from their wedding over on 100 Layer Cake.