Sunday’s gift is a new arrival at By Emily B. Studio and perfect for the chef and/or Christmas Cookie recipe hoarder in your family. Rifle Paper Company Tin Recipe Boxes feature pretty gold accenting and 12 letterpress recipe cards for $35. Additional recipe card packs are also stocked in the shop! Available in Citrust Floral and gold polka dot.
Alright, enough with the toiletries and chocolate, it’s time to stuff those stockings with cooler stuff. Tattly temporary tattoos are made in the USA and designed by artists who get a cut of every sale. They are safe, non-toxic, and totally awesome. We love carrying these gems in the studio and we’re even known to rock a rainbow tat every now and again. And hey, MARTHA gave these out at a recent bridal event. (We knew they were cool before that but Martha’s endorsement never hurts.)
Sydney Hale Co. hand poured, small Batch soy candles from Virginia/the ABSOLUTE best candles you’ll ever burn. The scents are perfection and they fill the room in just the right way. We lit the Bourbon + Brown Sugar for the first time today, and let me tell you, the studio smells totally amazing. Other favorites for the holiday season: Fir + Blue Sage, Tobacco + Sandalwood, Clementine + Clove, and Cedarwood + Vanilla. A new shipment arrives early next week!
Fletcher and Fox hand painted arrows are the perfect unique home décor gift for a crafty cool friend. They look awesome displayed in vases or grouped together on the wall. We love their super chic bohemian vibe. Plus, the artist just quit her day job to pursue her artwork full time. We dig that.
Custom rings by Katherine Stuart Design! Available completely personalized with words, quotes, names, initials, dates + more. We are taking orders for Christmas through 12/15. Stop by the shop or e-mail custom orders to firstname.lastname@example.org.
You never can know when a drink may be necessary, so give the gift of preparedness this season with the Izola 5oz flask. And any good lush knows you mustn’t waste a drop, so the flask funnel is an essential add-on. The best part is all flasks come engraved with sassy sayings, like “may you never go to hell but always be on your way.”
Katee and Kristin went to neighboring high schools and grew up just a town apart, so when Katee inquired about By Emily B’s wedding styling, Kristin couldn’t have been more thrilled. Returning to the shire to help a friend on such an important occasion was a true honor. And once Kristin met Steve, the excitement only increased. Katee and Steve are such an incredibly special couple and they share a one-of-a-kind love, the sort that inspires everyone around them.
Oak Hill on the Hudson River was the perfect backdrop for marrying Steve’s NYC roots with Katee’s country spirit. We took a little Great Gatsby, mixed it with a touch of rustic glam, and the results told a story of the coolest kind of love…
And this love story was featured on Oh Lovely Day, which was super exciting…
Be sure not to miss the wedding video by Clark + Walker. It’s insanely beautiful.
Katee+Steve’s Wedding Trailer from Clark+Walker Studio on Vimeo.
Photography: Casey Connell Photography | Event + Floral Design: By Emily B. Event Design | Officiant: Rev. Jude Smith | Videography: Clark + Walker Studio | Stationery: Sunshine and Ravioli | Catering: Nicole’s Catering | DJ: Patrick Bergeron of Metro Music | Make Up and Hair: Stacey Bean of Kylie & Company | Wedding Gown: Chamonix in Rhinebeck, NY | Favors: Apropos Roasters
There is nothing quite like blogging a wedding one year later but 2013 has been such a whirlwind that we barely had time to catch our breath, and we feel it’s absolutely essential to post our weddings in order so we can’t start on this year until we finish the last so hello, October 2012!
Jess and Jesse exchanged vows in an outdoor chapel at the top of the hill behind Bluewater Lodge. A short hike (with a trail mix pit stop) led guests to a gorgeous overlook with handcrafted benches. After a gorgeous ceremony, guests made their way down the hill to be greeted by warm cider cocktails and a campfire. Dinner inside the lodge was a cozy affair under a ceiling of bistro lights. The crew later kicked up their heels and danced the night away in candlelight. This wedding was pure fall romance and who better to capture it but the dynamic due behind Dreamlove Wedding Photography.
This magic was also featured on Ruffled, which was a true honor…
Venue: Bluewater Farm | Photography: Dreamlove Wedding Photography| | Event + Bouquet Design: By Emily B. Event Design | Wedding Gown: Lindee Daniel |
In early summer, Dwight stopped by the studio to chat with me about proposing to his long-time girlfriend, Sandy. We concocted a plan to station her closest friends and family at specific locations along the hiking trail at the Flume Gorge on a Friday in September. The kicker was that Sandy had always wanted a “short” engagement, so we suggested that he propose in the morning and get married in the evening. Surprising her not just with a diamond ring, but a wedding as well. He’s a super creative guy, so he immediately jumped on board.
Sandy loves to garden, so we chose the Common Man Greenhouse as a venue and rented the cabin next door for Sandy to get ready in during the hours between the proposal and the ceremony. Dwight then spent the next couple months purchasing white dresses in two sizes each, so she would have several to choose from on the big day. We documented every meeting and saved every receipt, later creating a scrapbook so that Sandy could be a part of the planning process in the end.
On Friday the 13th of September, the girls of By Emily B. and Lindsay Ocker of Lindsay Ocker Photography met 46 of Sandy’s dearest friends and family at the Flume Gorge Visitor Center, and we embarked on an amazing adventure. Everyone got in position along the trail, while we stayed just ahead of Dwight and Sandy, watching her surprise at each location, and in turn letting each group know they were just around the bend. Near the end of the two mile Flume Gorge loop, under the gaze of Mount Liberty, Dwight stopped. He let everyone gather around them and got down on one knee. He then proceeded to say some of the sweetest things we’ve ever heard one individual say to another. The really good news? She said “yes!” And four hours later, we celebrated their marriage with a romantic garden-themed reception in a cozy little greenhouse. It was some of the most fun we have ever had. Lindsay Ocker captured the day effortlessly. Here is a little sneak peek…
Event Design + Coordination: By Emily B. Event Design | Photography: Lindsay Ocker Photography | Cake: Pleasant Street Sweets | Floral Design: By Emily B. Event Design | Venue: The Common Man Greenhouse | Rentals: Lakes Region Tent & Event | Entertainment: Terry and Suzi of Second Wind
I have at least six weddings from last year still to blog (oh the anticipation!) and yet I couldn’t help but jump ahead to show y’all a sneak peek of what we were up to this past weekend…
But before we go too far, let me explain. When I was a little girl, I really, really loved unicorns. Like, really…
But, as you may know, unicorns and magic were not as cool as they are now making me a total nerd. Flash forward 25 years to this past winter, and I found myself unexpectedly bonding over a quirky love of all things magical (unicorns included) with Meg Hamilton of Rodeo & Co. Photography and Morgan Perrone of Valley Flower Company. It was right then and there that the concept for this shoot was born. And with amazing contributions from Coral Pheasant Stationery + Design, Liz Washer – Makeup Artist, Pleasant Street Sweets, Emily Riggs Bridal, Chelsey Laughinghouse (creative assistant extraordinaire,) and our beautiful models, we totally pulled it off.
Taking that nerdy childhood obsession of mine and turning it in to something that reflects my talents as an adult and my chosen career (a career I’ve worked so hard to build) meant so much to me. I am incredibly grateful to the passionate group of incredible vendors that helped me recreate the magic of a little girl’s imagination. And frankly, I never thought it was possible to make rainbows look WAY cooler than they already are, but I think we managed…
Design and Styling: By Emily B. Event Design | Photographer: Rodeo & Co. Photography | Floral Design: Valley Flower Company | Makeup: Liz Washer – Makeup Artist | Stationery: Coral Pheasant Stationery + Design | Cake: Pleasant Street Sweets | Gown: Badgley Mischka | Veil: Emily Riggs Bridal