Pretty Horses & Weddings

Growing up, my family and I would take summer vacation trips to Colorado to my Aunt and Uncle’s ranch in Ridgway, about 39 miles away from Telluride.  My favorite activity while we were there was horseback riding.  If you’re a horse lover like myself, I think you’ll love the incorporation of these horses in weddings. 

pinkandhorseKT Merry

Marta Locklear Horse Farm WeddingMarta Locklear Photography via Style Me Pretty

9425377fa8d5a2af22950a5d5b44e5caLaura Murray Photography via Bridal Musings

This guy is all ready for the big day with his beautiful floral wreath…2011_Lynnell_Andy_0150$!x600Corbin Gurkin Photography via Style Me Pretty

656de9468c209eaa4a9c7ecace490d75Larissa Cleveland via Snippet & Ink

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0007_Style%20Me%20Pretty$!600xWhite Album Weddings via Style Me Pretty

They make a pretty cool bridal accessory, don’t you think?  You gotta love these gentle giants 🙂




Flower Friday

Happy Friday!  I hope you all had a great Valentine’s Day yesterday and spent time with the ones you love.

Here’s some pretty tulips I picked up from Trader Joe’s last week; they’re still looking as good as ever.


I made this simple little love banner to wrap around the tulips…


I’m not ready to take all the Valentine’s decorations down yet, they can stay up a little longer 🙂

Have a fabulous weekend friends!



Happy Valentine’s Day!

Happy Valentine’s Day friends!  Any fun and exciting plans?  Ryan has been feeling under the weather lately, so we’re going to be postponing Valentine’s Day celebrations until he gets better.  Looks like I’ll be making tacos tonight, staying in, taking care of the hubs, and snuggling with little Soph… still not a bad night!

Here’s a shot from our engagement session last year in Laguna Beach.  I loved our sign from Brandy at Baybee Dahl Boutique, and it works out perfectly for today!

kristena_ryan_052Sargeant Photography

All my favorite wedding sites are packed with beautiful and sweet Valentine inspiration… here’s a few I just love:

Love Struck via Glamour & Grace
Valentine’s Day Soiree via Hey Gorgeous Events
Pink, Gold, & Glitter via 100 Layer Cake
Valentine’s Day Elopement via Grey Likes Weddings
Love Yourself First via Ruffled

I promise, you’ll be happy you checked out those links! 

Have a great rest of your day and enjoy Valentine’s Day!



Conversation Hearts Valentine Decor

Did you remember that Valentine’s Day is tomorrow?  I did!  Last weekend I did some decorating, and played around with Brach’s conversation hearts, you know those little pastel candies that you received in elementary school from your friends?  I used my LOVE cake topper I bought from Lisa Leonard Designs and viola- a cute Valentine decor piece for your coffee table or counter.


Super simple!


Still have some hearts leftover?  Here are a few more fun and easy crafts you can make using conversation heart candies:

f3298959a0beb677412b78aa4d7d7c63via Amanda Jane Brown

268667933990086799_8wyuFGHG_cvia The Glitter Guide

ricekrispieheartsGreat recipe for rice krispie treats (my favorite!) via Food Family Finds

I never realized how many different uses these little hearts could have!  Hope everyone has a great time decorating and getting ready for Valentine’s Day, you only have one day left so hurry! 



Happy 2nd Birthday Live What You Love!

Hello friends!  Today my little blog turns 2… isn’t it crazy how time flies?!  I remember thinking, man, I’d love to start my own blog and have it be a place where I can put my wedding ideas down and also have people check it out!  And here we are 2 years later.  This year I will have so many more posts to share with you on my own wedding and the details that made it so special.  I want to thank all you who read my blog and for your amazing comments, they really mean a lot to me and I appreciate it!  I hope to hear from all you soon!

cupcakevia Bayside Bride

Also, I just added my favorite blogs {Blog Love} in the toolbar at the top, right next to my About section.  These are blogs that I love to read and view daily, and you just might too!  Take a look and have a great day!