Etsy Finds

We are always scouring Etsy for fun and creative new ideas for weddings and events, ok maybe sometimes for our homes as well. Of course we wanted to share some of our amazing Etsy finds with all of you. Cant wait to put a few of these items in our shopping cart!  Blog5

 

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We would love to hear some of your favorite Esty finds!

Candice & John’s Wedding!!

We were over the moon excited when Candice reached out to us last year about helping coordinate her & John’s August Leo Carrillo wedding. Her very dear pal and one of our faves Courtney of Brightly Designed was helping her  out with all of the details, so we immediately agreed to step in the last few weeks before the wedding and on the actual big day to take the reins and make sure everything went off without a hitch! By far one of the breeziest and most fun weddings of the summer. Who could complain when you get to work with Brightly Designed, She Wanders, and Root 75!?  C & J’s wedding is in the current issue of Exquisite Weddings, but also on the Bride Suite blog today! Check out those links & the lovely photos below!

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Wowza! Candice is already a stunner, but Brides by Brittany highlighted her features perfectly and really let her gorgeousness shine through on the big day!

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Seriously, we have a ton of photos of everyone smiling & giggling through out the whole day, as it should be. NON-STOP BLAST!

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For the ceremony decor, a mix of horseshoes with pretty patterned hearts and mason jars filled with flowers and flags that read John loves Candice/Candice loves John hung from the chairs down the aisle. Ashley & Courtney from Brightly Designed  also crafted a stunning paper flower backdrop for the ceremony that fit perfectly with the theme and into Leo Carrillo!

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Ummm how adorbs are the navy dresses paired with cowboy boots and statement necklaces!? Cute, quirky, and classic all at the same time!

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During cocktail hour, brightly colored vases, vintage cigar boxes, & old fashioned liquor bottles adorned the tables to set the mood on the patio for “Hurley’s Pub.”

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Mini glass beer boots were used for the escort card display. Guests were asked, “If you’re a pair find your boot to share. If you’re single use yours to mingle.” Too fun!

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One of our favorite moments of the night was when the bridal party made their grand entrance. After everyone was announced they stopped by the bartender, who had shots waiting for them, where they all raised their glasses before going bottom’s up! Way to get the party started!

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The peacocks were out in full force for the wedding- as seen above! The Brightly Designed gals repurposed  C+J’s cute rsvp postcards and strung them with ribbon and hearts to make a killer sweetheart table backdrop for the couple. Gathered vintage items were used as table number holders which were an eclectic mix of wooden numbers and paper printed numbers.

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In lieu of a traditional wedding cake, the couple and their guests got their sweet fix with a bundt wedding cake from Nothing Bundt Cakes and donuts from VG Bakery. Mmmm! Our kind of desserts!

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The guests had a blast drinking & dancing into the night! Congratulations & thanks again to Candice & John for letting us be a part of  your special day. HUGE thank-you to two other love birds, Suzanne & Mike from Shewanders for capturing every detail so perfectly, being so fun to work with, and sharing these lovely images!

Jessica & Nick’s Wedding!!

Always a wonderful way to start the morning & your Friday by waking up to a gorgeous wedding feature on Ruffled! We’re ecstatic that Jessica & Nick’s La Jolla Beach Wedding at Martin Johnson House is up on their blog today!! You might remember Jessica as our real bride blogger & of course this inspiration we posted for their wedding!

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Happy 6 Month Anniversary you two!! We’re so glad that not only were we a part of your whooooole wedding planning process, but we get to watch your love and family grow. Head over to Ruffled to read more about the details and inspiration that was behind the big day, and stay tuned for a fabulous DIY on the scale backdrop we made for Jess & Nick’s dessert table.

Big Thank You! to all of these vendors…

Root 75- Gorgeous, stunning, perfect flowers

Brightly Designed- Amazing, creative, and exactly what we envisioned paper elements

Moss Vintage Rentals- Wedding would have not come to life without your beach glass bottles, Love & Bar sign, and all of the vintage pieces used

Wendy Ware- The stunning pieces you made, especially the ceremony sign, were some of our favorite details!

Coast Catering- Um, best wedding food ever. Short Ribs & Mac n Cheese. Enough said.

VG Bakery- No one beats their donuts, pie, or tasty cakes. Blueberry buttermilk bites were gone!

Injoy Entertainment- It got real. Real Crazy Like. Thanks for keeping the dance floor poppin’

Allie’s Party Rentals & La Tavola Linens for all of the rental & specialty items

Sunday Romance- You captured the day & all of the beautiful details; gave us these amazing photos to remember it perfectly by.

Erin & Blair’s Wedding!

This week has been an exciting one! We’re still reeling from our recent feature on 100 Layer Cake of Erin & Blair’s super gorgeous & fun Palm Springs wedding! Check out the feature here & head over to We Call This Love’s blog for more stunning photos of the big day.

Erin was an absolute dream to work with. As the owner of two boutiques in Canada (Emporia & Violette), she not only has amazing style & taste, but is one busy, busy lady! We were so glad we got to plan + design this beautiful wedding for her & Blair from start to finish! Since the couple lives in Canada we got to take some fun visits to the Ace in their name. We like everyone else, quickly fell in love with the space, and were inspired on how we could transform it into the couple’s relaxed, but glam dream wedding!

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Our favorite detail, of course, was interweaving Erin & Blair’s first dance song (“You’re The One” by The Black Keys) into special signage & favors. Love that it was a significant song to them, that also had the sweetest message. It was a labor of love to create the 100s of feet of custom bunting in mint, pale pink, & gold, as well as, the fringe chair backs that adorned each guests’ chair. In the end these elements really helped transform the Ace commune into a rad reception.

The amazing & talented crop of folks working on this wedding blew our minds.

Obsessing majorly over the custom CD favors, gold foiled menus, cursive cut-out table names, and absolutely perfect custom wall decal that Courtney from Brightly Designed created.

The flowers will definitely live on in our hearts forever. The dynamic duo of Root 75 created just the most perfect & fitting flowers for this event. Did you see the desert table arrangements? Gah, that’s what dreams are made of!!

Shout out to VG Donuts for letting us custom color & sprinkle those bad boys that were devoured oh so quickly.

To the make up master, Amy Clarke, for making Erin & her gals look SO dang gorgeous. Erin’s mama shed tears of joy after Amy was done working her magic!

The night ended just as an it should have, with crazy dancing and bridesmaids in the pool!

Thanks again to We Call This Love for these awesome shots!

To A New Year, As Great As The Last!

The last few days have given us a chance to take some much needed time to reflect on an amazing, exciting and successful year for Beau & Arrow Events. The both of us are beyond thrilled to be doing what we love, in one of the most amazing industries out there. Beau & Arrow was honored to be a part of some really beautiful weddings and projects this year. Below we have pulled together just a few of our favorite moments from our incredible year!

year6A HUGE thank you to all of the vendors, readers, family, friends, and couples who made this year and these images possible. We can not wait to see what 2013 brings for Beau & Arrow Events and hope you will all stay tuned here to find out as well.

Happy New Year from B&A!

It’s Here! Exquisite Weddings Magazine!

Run! Yes, you heard us run to your local Barnes & Noble, Target,  or CVS! Or just go here, to pick up the current Fall issue of Exquisite Weddings Magazine! Why you might ask!? Because a little while back we were honored to work with some truly amazing vendors (a few you may have heard us gab about) to create one gem of a tablescape for one of our favorite wedding magazines! We had a blast working on this shoot and think you will have just as much fun when you read about all the details in this issue

Ok, we just couldn’t resist including a little sneak peek to whet your appetite just a bit! Stay tuned though cause you may be seeing some  more from this shoot next week….

We can’t thank these vendors enough for making this tablescape really shine!

 Root 75, Brightly Designed, Hey There, Cupcake!, Sweet Lydia’s, Mrs.LilienLa Tavola Linens, Concepts.

The unconventional wedding video

We are huge fans of wedding video’s and all of the real life moments that they capture. Unfortunately we find that many couples opt out of videography for there big day, since they think once you have seen one wedding video you have seen them all. So when we come across wedding video’s that are from a whole new prospective and tell the story in a very unique way, we just have to share them with you all. There is nothing usual about this wedding video that Velare Imaginarium dreamed up, which is why we just love it so much! What could be better than a wedding moving forward? how about a wedding day in reverse!

 

Whats your take on this innovative wedding video?

There’s A Wedding App For That!

When Kate and I are not chained to our computers, then our smart phone’s are not far from our hands. We are constantly downloading the newest apps to help make our lives a little easier or add a little fun (A favorite right now in the B&A office is alike). We know that brides are busy ladies so we have put together a few of our favorite wedding apps to help you make the planning processes just a tad bit easier.

Appy Couple is the perfect app for any tech savvy couple and easy enough for the not so tech savvy. Appy couple allows you to create your very own wedding app, your guests can download the app and find out all of the details they need for your big day. The app includes a wedding schedule, directions, bridal party list, registry, the couples story and much more.

If your trying to figure out the best way to keep track of all of your wedding budget details while on the go try Wedding budget. You can easily keep track of all of your wedding expenses and see when you are under or over budget.

Are you worried about keeping your dance floor packed with great energy and lots of dancing. Fun wedding includes the top 200 most requested wedding songs, You also get the top 50 bride & groom, bride & father, groom & mother, bridal party, bouquet, garter, and introduction songs, what more could you need to boogie the night away.

Lastly we have one of our absolute favorite new apps out there right now Wedding Party. With this custom app you can invite your guests to download the app and upload all of the pictures they capture on your big day to the app gallery.

What are your favorite apps right now?

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!

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