Thursday, May 12, 2011

Important News! The Owl is on the Move!

Hello little Owls! I have some very bittersweet news for y'all. The Elegant Owl will no longer exist after this post. Because of a new direction we're taking with SH Weddings, we decided to lump our wedding planning company and blog all under one name. That new name is Get Hitched Weddings.

But fear not! Just because the blog is getting a new name doesn't mean that it's disappearing completely. We've migrated all our posts over to the new blog, and will continue to update over there. We would love for you to join us!

We know we've taken a back seat when it comes to updating the blog. We didn't mean for that to happen, but with these exciting changed under way, we really want to dedicate all our time to creating a perfect brand that we were proud to stand by, which was pretty time-consuming. We love The Elegant Owl, but Get Hitched Weddings suits our brand much better, and we're thrilled to be almost complete with all these changes. Regular blog posts will be back as early as next week. Yay!

The new blog is up and running. If you're a fan of The Owl on Facebook or Twitter, we'd like to inform you that all Get Hitched blog posts will be updated on our new Facebook and Twitter pages. Please come play with us over there! Our Facebook page for our new wedding planning brand and blog will be all in one convenient location. Woo hoo! All links you will need are down below.

The Get Hitched Blog
Get Hitched Weddings on Facebook
Get Hitched Weddings on Twitter

You guys have no idea how much we appreciate your support! That's why we'll be so excited to see your friendly faces on our new sites and fan pages. We would also like to thank you for your patience. We're so excited to get back on track and sharing amazing wedding finds and inspiration with you all.

Thank you, thank you, thank you.



Sunday, April 10, 2011

I 'Heart' Hearts

I never used to be big on heart-inspired, well ... anything. But this week, I had a consultation with a new SH Weddings client and this cake (which I've bookmarked as inspiration for myself, too!) was in her inspiration file:

Max Wanger's wedding cake. Photo by Whitney and Jesse of Our Labor Of Love Photography

This cake just makes me happy, and I think it has everything to do with the simple and subtle little heart. As long as you keep it just that - simple and subtle that is - a heart-themed wedding is just absolutely adorable.

Here are some ideas to get you goin'.

Photo courtesy of Savvy Soirees. Vivienne Westwood makes a pair of shoes like these, but you could easily DIY your own shoe clips with some red patent leather and earring backs.

How cute is this little heart ring on the left? And on the right? Heck, I heart them both, which are from Asos. Asos offers free shipping both ways without any minimum purchase.

Heart necklace from CreationsByJuliann on Etsy.

Heart bouquet charms by braggingbags on Etsy. How cute would these be for each of your bridesmaids? I smell a photo op.

Heart table numbers, also by braggingbags on Etsy. Fill those mason jars with wildflowers, and you have a simple and sweet centerpiece that will make a pretty big statement.

Heart garland by thepathlesstraveled on Etsy.

Heart thank you sign by yourethatgirldesigns on Etsy.

Illustrated heart save-the-date cards by LunaPaperie on Etsy.

Heart invitation design by ShannaMicheleDesigns

Heart bouts for the groom! Left courtesy of Love and Lavender; Right courtesy of Straight From The Garden

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Spring Inspiration From Martha Stewart Weddings

Hello little owls! This past weekend I was so inspired by the Spring 2011 Martha Stewart Weddings magazine, that I had to share some favorites with you. For another sneaky peeky, check out my video review of this as well by clicking here.

(All photos courtesy of Martha Stewart Weddings)

I'm dying for this gorgeous color palette for Spring, Summer and Fall. Who says bridesmaids can't wear shades of ivory?

A great DIY birdcage veil tutorial.

Confetti programs are such a great way to have a beautiful recession back down the aisle without too much coordination!

How cute is this vintage-inspired place setting pattern from Lenox?

I'm smitten with this adorable backyard wedding.

Get your fringe on with this fun and creative themed wedding!

For more information, visit Martha Stewart Weddings for all kinds of inspiration overload!