Friday Feature: Pow Wow Vintage Rentals

We knew from the second Melissa suggested meeting at Ponce’s that we were going to like her. What’s not to like about the interior designer turned owner of Pow Wow Vintage Rentals? She’s one of those girls who just oozes cool. And that is exactly the type of lady you want scouring and collecting one of a kind, unique rental pieces! Every project Melissa works on she infuses her eclectic style in it. We’ve gathered some of our favorite images showcasing Pow Wow’s rental goods!
Love the playful patterened pillows lining the brown wooden Pow Wow benches! We would love to enjoy a ceremony set up just like this. Plus, we die for that gorgeous altar!
The stunning and infamous peacock chairs (Rue Magazine shoot, anyone?)– Melissa has four in her collection to rent out. Talk about some grand seating for the sweatheart table! Love the lattice Melissa creatively used on this tablescape.
 {Images shot by Erin Hearts CourtThe Loveliest Day}
I think our hearts beat a little bit faster every time we spy pics of this fabulous shoot from Sitting in a Tree & Sweet Emilia Jane. Melissa worked her magic on this shoot as well, supplying all the gorgeous gypsy worthy pieces.
Love that Pow Wow offers those beyond rad moroccan lamps– so fun and we can envision so many different places to use them!
From rugs, to pillows, to plates, to antlers– Pow Wow has you covered for any and all bohemian accessories you might need. Pretty smitten with those amber plates. Very stunning and impactful on this darker table set up.
 {Images shot by Swoon by Katie, on Green Wedding Shoes}
 Ohh la la! Another favorite set up of ours was this dreaaamy lounge Melissa concocted for The Dream Bridal Event at Luce Loft this past spring. Pink & gold– it has our name written all over it!
The moroccan day bed is hands down one of our most favorite pieces in Pow Wow’s collection. The gold coffee table and those gold wicker side tables are high up there on our list of must use as well.
 Love that she can rig a beautiful light set up anywhere!  We want to see more original lighting ideas like this one at weddings.
 {Images shot by Luna Photo, on LuxeFinds}
If you couldn’t already tell, Melissa is one crafty lady! Check out the aisle runner she made out of dyed sawdust for a recent wedding. Uh-mazing! And pure genius!! She will craft fabulous fun things like this, as well as, custom wedding signs for your big day. Check out the Pow Wow Facebook page to see more images of this crazy cool aisle and of course more behind the scenes and inventory pics!
We could not be more excited to be working with Melissa this wedding season and can’t wait to share all of the goodies that are in store! So looking forward to seeing how Pow Wow continues to grow and beautify weddings one piece of unique furniture at a time.

Dress Your Best As A Guest…

It’s that time of year again when it seems like you are attending a wedding every single weekend! We know how you feel hehe. With that being said we know it becomes an endless task to find a fun, cute, summer outfit to wear to the numerous weddings that make up wedding season. One of our favorite things is when guests step up their outfits and really dress their best for these special summer occasions. I thought I would lend you lovely ladies a hand with a few dresses and styles that I would just love to see at some of our weddings.

You really can’t go wrong with pastel in the summertime, I just love how light and airy it looks but while still looking elegant and not like a beach cover up. Pair one of these dresses with a nude heel and your ready to strut your stuff down the aisle, well after the ceremony is over of course.

Patterns are always great to add a dash of fun to any wedding. Im especially loving the geometric and ikat type patterns for this summer, like the three dresses you can see above. How could you not have fun and party the night away in one of these stunning dresses.

Lace is a great go to for a summer wedding its light, simple and stunning, it can be dressed up or dressed down. I just love how lace always gives a more romantic soft feel to everything and what more could you want from a wedding ensemble than soft and romantic.

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Fifty Shades Of Inspiration

So, it seems that I have succumbed to the phenomenon that is fifty shades of grey, I never thought that I would ever partake in this book fad. But I admit that my curiosity got the best of me and I just had to see what all of this hoopla was about. I am currently embarking on the second book of the trilogy and felt the need to give this seriously dysfunctional relationship a stunning imaginary wedding. Throw in a few parts dark, a little bit of sexy and a whole lota shades of grey and you get one intoxicating wedding…

{One. Two. Three. Four. Five. Six. Seven. Eight}

Laters, Baby!

Snapshot Love: Candice & John

We’re rushing off to Karen & Brandon’s ceremony rehearsal today in Santa Monica and can not believe their big day is already tomorrow! Can’t wait to share more details of their wedding, but today we simply could not resist posting these two cuties’ engagements!!

Seriously, how beautiful are all of these images captured by the lovely Suzanne of She Wanders!? Sooo incredibly dreamy! She is going to have a hay day with all of the amazing places to shoot at Leo Carrillo for C & J’s August wedding!

Doesn’t Candice look so gorgeous and glowing in all of these shots!? She had the lovely team of  Brides by Brittany for make-up and June Parayno of Ballyhoo Salon for hair to doll her up. Can’t wait to see how beautiful she will look on the big day!

Are you as smitten with these adorable paper garlands and signs as we are? They were crafted by the bride’s good friend, Courtney of Brightly Designed. The wedding is going to have tons more of her paper goodness!

Wow-each image captures how totally head over heels they are about each other!  Their wedding will definitely be filled with lots of love and amazing details. Thanks again to She Wanders for sharing these beauties!

Monday Morning Mix: La Vie En Rose

Don’t you just love it when you get lost in a song and it takes you to another place? Louis Armstrong’s version of La Vie En Rose does it for me every time. Put it on and it’s like waking up in dream world of romantical pink goodness.


Abandoned grandiose ballrooms, champers flowing, an over abundance of roses spilling out of each corner, and of course every last detail is in the prettiest of pinks. Would die to see this wedding come to life, but with a touch of Tim Walker whimsy thrown in for good measure….

What’s Your Bridal Style?

We have been seeing so many gorgeous bridal looks lately and thought it would be fun to pull together some head to toe inspiration for all types of bridal beauties out there! So let us know which one are you; the princess or perhaps the untraditionalist!?

The Princess: Over the top elegance with a dramtic gown and a touch of sparkle…


The Modernist: Sleek and chic come to mind with this pairing of stark white & silver.


The Romantic: Flowy chiffon, swaths of lace, & heavenly feathers for a light as air look.


The Boho Beauty: Rings on her fingers and flowers in her hair for the bohemian bride.


The Classic: Crisp & clean best describes this timeless look. Don’t forget the peonies!


The Untraditionalist: And anything goes for this rule breaker.


Recycled Wedding Decor

I absolutely love when you can take an everyday object and turn it into a beautiful piece of art. Here at B & A we are constantly pulling inspiration from any and all things around us from books, umbrella’s, even film. Not only does it make beautiful and fun decor for your wedding but it helps out the environment as well. Its also always so fun to hear all of the funny things guests say when they realize what things are actually created out of. I thought today I would share some of my favorite everyday objects transformed into some amazing wedding decor…

A vase made from book pages…it even has a flower in it!


A colorful umbrella arch!

That fabric backdrop is amazing!

Hanging Wedding Centerpieces

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