The Big Day: Wendy & Nathan!

Do you recall this super cute couple’s engagements we posted just a few days ago? Well, the wedding day is almost  here (so close, we can taste it!) and we’re bringing out all the bells & whistles for the fantastic party! Check out the inspiration behind Wendy & Nathan’s big day tomorrow!

Yep. Pretty Rad. The bubbly will be flowing and lights will be glowing at this Pearl  soiree! Can’t wait to share more details and the pictures from Luna Photo, so stay tuned!

High Fashion Inspiration: Hermes

We are constantly pulling ideas and inspiration from any and all things in our daily lives. One of the biggest places that we are constantly pulling design elements from is the stunning world of fashion. I am a firm believer that the fashion world tends to bleed and blend in to all facets of life and design. I love to look to the newest fashion trends and colors to pull into the designs of our weddings and events. Every once and awhile i’ll be posting inspiration boards based on some of my favorite fashion designers. Today I pulled together a Parisian, Hermes inspired board for the most elegant fete. There is something about the Hermes burnt orange that has always made me swoon, combine that with some grand chandeliers and a few scrumptious macaroons and you have an event I would die to be at…

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What is your favorite fashion designer?

Snapshot Love: Wendy & Nathan

Can’t tell you how much we have been looking forward to this rad couple’s wedding. So excited that it is going down this upcoming Saturday at The Pearl!! Did we mention Luna Photo captured all of these lovely photos and will be there to capture the day’s events! Now that’s the icing on the cake for this already awesome wedding! We’ll be sharing more details that are in store for Wendy & Nathan‘s big day this week so stay tuned.

Thanks so much to Mike for sharing these pretty pics!

Friday Feature: Stone Cold Fox

It’s no secret that we at B & A love fashion and  judging by all of the questions that come pouring in asking us about clothes from shoots- all of our readers do too! We were so excited when we got to use pieces from Stone Cold Fox‘s amazing clothing line for our California Dreaming shoot and would love to share more of their killer looks that are perfect for laidback weddings, rehearsal dinner celebrations, your beachy bridesmaids, and really any occasion!

Stone Cold Fox first landed on our radar when we spotted this wedding where the bride donned a Stone Cold Fox creation for her big day. Not to mention the bride’s sister is one half of the Stone Cold Fox dream team, Cyd & Dallas.

The gorgeous bride below also rocked a SCF gown for her nuptials! Love how their dresses look modern & vintage all at the same time. And who can resist that lace back?

Some pieces we’re loving and think would look ahhhhmazing incorporated into the big day or a lover’s vacay…

Bridesmaids in black or white for a bohemian & effortlessly chic look!

Lovely lace creations perfect for honeymooning or a get away dress at the end of the night!

The Stone Cold Fox ladies just launched a new line…for home! How ridiculously cute of a gift would their lace bedding and pillow shams make for newlywed friends!? We’re all about adding some romance to our bed skirts!

Dying how dreamy that looks! Need to order those pillow shams now…..

Top Of The Morning!

Yes we here at Beau & Arrow have a bit of a guilty pleasure, and that is anything that has to do with sweet treats, especially cake! We are constantly keeping an eye out for fun new ways to display and dress up our sweets tables. In our search for fun dessert idea’s we have found that when it comes to wedding cakes more and more couples are opting for a small simple and sleek cake these days. So in order to dress up these cakes a little, although we have a hard time resisting those adorable plastic traditional bride & groom figurine toppers… NOT. We have pulled together some absolutely exquisite cake toppers For you all that you can add to any cake to jazz it up a bit!

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{Nine. Ten. Eleven. Twelve. Thirteen. Fourteen. Fifteen}

Friday Feature: Bridal Gowns Under $1000

There are so many stunning bridal gowns our there these days, unfortunately most of them seem to cost a pretty penny. Although we do have all the respect and love in the world for our favorite couture bridal gown designers, we know that spending as much as a car costs on a gown for one day is not for everyone. That’s why we have found some magnificent budget friendly gowns that will make your guests swoon. Even though these dresses are a phenomenal bargain, they don’t disappoint when it comes to look and style. We think they even out shine many of the more expensive alternatives. Take a look and let us know if you think these dresses measure up to some of the couture gowns out there and if you would wear one of these bargain gowns.
{Tadashi Shoji – $613.50 }
{Carmen Marc – $1,000.00}
 {Wtoo - $900.00}
 {Rachel Zoe – $362.00}
 {Faviana – $833.90}
 {BHLDN – $1,000.00}
 {Badgley Mischka – $895.00}
 {Wtoo – $985.00}
 {After six – $660.00}
And for those of you who are able to throw the budget completely out the window when it comes to buying a dress, we thought we would share a dress we are absolutely obsessing over, this Naeem Kahn beaded bridal ball gown.

California Dreaming

Still beaming after our beautiful feature on 100 Layer Cake yesterday!! Thanks so much to everyone who left us a sweet little comment. We wanted to share more of our favorite images and all of the wonderful talents involved on our blog as well. Just wanna give everyone who collaborated with us a BIG hug! Hope you enjoy our take on California Dreaming….

{Photography: Swoon by Katie, Florals:Root 75, Paper Elements: Pitbulls & Posies, Tabletop decor: Casa de Perrin, Cake & donuts: VG Bakery, Popsicles: Viva Pops, Table/Chairs/Cake plates: Moss Vintage Rentals, Make up: Brides by Brittany, Hair: Jillian Rae, Bride’s dresses: Stone Cold Fox, Ties: Speak Louder on Etsy, Skateboard calligraphy: Wendy Ware,  Venue: Bandy Canyon Ranch}

California Dreaming Featured on 100 Layer Cake!

We’re over the moon excited to be featured on one of absolute most favorite wedding blogs this morning! Remember these California inspired boards we posted a couple of months back? Well, head over to 100 Layer Cake to see them come to life and check out all of the gorgeous images and amazing creative minds who collaborated on the shoot! Big thanks to Katie from Swoon by Katie for capturing all of lovely images!

Check back right here tomorrow to see more of our favorite details & all of the crazy talented vendors who were involved!

Friday Feature: Viva Pops!

We hope you all had a fabulous fourth, we know we did! You are all in for quite a treat, a sweet treat that is with todays friday feature Viva pops popsicles. Kate and I have been obsessed with these delicious fruit pops for quite some time and thought it was time to let you all in on these hidden gems. Viva pops are all natural fruit pops made with real organic fruits and herbs. Their are three different types of Viva pops; Fruit based vegan pops, Sugar free pops, and Dairy based pops. A few of the phenomenal flavors you will find are blood orange, strawberry balsamic, Mango chili, and my personal favorite lavender lemonade. We highly recommend making a quick stop for a Viva pop if you’re near by Normal Heights in San diego, Ca.

Viva Pops are great for your next event or even at your wedding! You can even rent out a cute viva pop cart to have on site, what better dessert is there for a warm summer wedding than one of these fun ice cold popsicles!

We have a little surprise for you all on Monday so keep an eye out because you may just see some more of these sweet treats popping up. We can’t wait to share with you all!!

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Happy Fourth Of July!

We at Beau & Arrow would like to wish you all a very happy and fun 4th of July! We must advise you all that it is a must to be doing at least one of the following on this glorious holiday; either soak up some sun, take the boat out for some fun, delight in the perfect picnic, indulge and eat a few popsicles, and/or throw a grand BBQ. Of course not to be forgotten you all must at the very least play with some sparklers, (safely that is!!) and cuddle up with that special someone and gaze at some stunning fireworks!!
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