Favorite Valentine Sweet Tables

I hope everyone had a great weekend and is ready for a fabulous week!¬† Easy for me to say, I only have a 1 day work week and it ends today at 5pm! ūüôā

I’m in full on Valentine’s Day mode right now and wanted to share with you some of my favorite Valentine’s Day tables and sweets!

Love this milk and cookies sweet set up …Vitalic Photo via On To Baby

Be My Valentine by HWTM

Harwell Photography via Ruffled

LOVE candy dish (Love mine!) …via Style Me Pretty

Too cute for words, how darling are those XO signs?Wren & Field Photography via Ruffled

Alea Lovely via Wedding Chicks

Joielala Photographie via Forget Me Knot Weddings

Be Mine by Amy Atlas Events

Aren’t Valentine’s Day parties fun?¬† Break out those cookie sheets, cupcake liners, and Valentine’s decor!¬†





Crafting: Heart Garland

Good morning friends!¬† Valentine’s Day is right around the corner and I’ve been doing some decorating with heart garland that’s super easy and fun to make!

via Oh!Crafts

I started with punching out some hearts using Martha Stewart’s heart punch.¬†

You can use paint chips as shown above, or in my case, card stock.¬† A sewing machine (which I don’t have but want!) works good with this craft as well.¬† I just used a needle and thread and threaded the¬†cut out hearts¬†until I had my desired length.¬† They came out really cute!

And here’s my little Valentine’s Day tree ūüôā

Once I finish up all the decorating, I’ll post more pictures!¬† Happy crafting!



Stunning Charlotte Ritz Carlton Wedding by Kristin Vining

Good morning!  Hope everyone had a great weekend and is ready for the new week :).  Starting the day off with a gorgeous real wedding shot by the talented Kristin Vining Photography.  Of course this is one of my favorites, just look at that color scheme!  I love that they used the damask pattern as well. 

Photography: Kristin Vining Photography

Want more?¬† You can see the whole wedding here.¬† I especially love the background draping and red lighting, exactly¬†the look I’m going for!



A Valentine Engagement Shoot by Simply Bloom Photography

Hello there and good morning!¬† I can’t believe it’s already mid-January and Valentine’s Day is quickly approaching.¬† I’ve started to decorate my place for one of my favorite times of the year; who doesn’t love hearts, candy, and flowers?!¬† There’s so many darling Valentine inspiration out there, and I’m soaking it all in ūüôā

I LOVE LOVE LOVE this photo shoot shot by the talented¬†ladies of Simply Bloom Photography.¬† The details that went into this one are fabulous, I’m so in love!¬†

This might be my favorite shot … looovvveeee the heart confetti … too cute!

All photos by Simply Bloom Photography¬†| More images from “A Valentine Tale” here

Talk about ideas for my upcoming engagement session!  I might have to steal the heart confetti concept, love it!

You all have a great rest of the week okay???  See you back soon!



P.S.¬† Did you know that Live What You Love will be turning one year old in February?!¬† I can’t believe a year has already¬†gone by.¬† I’m very thankful for all my readers!

Flower Friday by Hatch Creative Studio

Yippee for Friday’s!¬† I’m looking at a 4 day weekend here and couldn’t be happier.¬† Actually I could after looking at these gorgeous florals designed by Hatch Creative Studio and shot by Christian Oth Studios. ¬†Take a look!

I love the fuschia florals against the bridesmaids grey dresses, absolutely stunning!

Beautiful colors!

Love the candlelight …All Photos by Christian Oth Studios via Style Me Pretty

Have a fabulous weekend!



Wedding Details: Lounge Seating

Hello and Happy Monday! ¬†I’m definitely dragging a bit today after being off from my full time job for 10 days!¬† But that’s ok since I have such pretty things to share with you!

I love the perfect lounge seating area in a wedding.¬† It’s a great place to make guests feels comfortable and provides a great area for¬†everyone to gather and mingle.¬† Here’s just a few of my favorites …

Shannon Lee Images via Style Me Pretty

Aaron Delesie via Style Me Pretty

Jennifer Tai Photo Artistry via Style Me Pretty

Meg Smith Photography

Victor Sizemore Photography

Ryan Joseph Photograhs via Style Me Pretty

The Nichols

So so pretty!¬† Don’t you just love them?

Have a fabulous week everyone! 



Will You Be My Groomsman and Best Man Cards from Wedding Chicks

Good afternoon!  Hope everyone had a fabulous New Years Day and is enjoying 2012 so far.

The Wedding Chicks blog is probably one of my favorite wedding sites to visit, and that’s exactly where I found the inspiration for my project today – Groomsman and Best Man downloadable cards ūüôā ¬†Sometimes it seems like the guys get left out when it comes to all the wedding stuff, but the ladies over at Wedding Chicks made sure to include the boys on this one!

via Wedding Chicks

I loved the¬†bridesmaid cards I sent out back in September, and now it’s time for the groomsman cards. ¬†Ryan has already asked most of the guys, but this makes it a bit more official ūüėČ

I printed the cards out on white card stock paper and then jazzed them up a bit with a black card stock paper border.  I love the way they came out, thank you Amy & Jocey for the great ideas!

What do you think?  Find all the printables on The Wedding Chicks blog here.  They have so many great designs and free print outs for that soon to be bride!