Nov 1

The Day’s Design Inspiration Shoot

A common question that I get asked is to describe my style.  And this is not an easy question for me to answer.  This summer I really tried to channel in on that thought and focus.  What is my style?

First off, I love shabby chic.  Distressed, romantic and soft details make me smile.  I absolutely adore vintage pieces, whether they’re ornate early century finds, mid-century modern or industrial and roughed up.  Just think of the stories these pieces can tell and the hands that they’ve passed through.  Decorating with sentimental pieces warms my heart.  It’s magical when cherishing your past, pieces that once belonged to Grandma or other family heirlooms or even a more current gift.  And then I have a huge love of family.  If you’re trying to figure out your wedding style, just look around your home – your happy place – that should be your inspiration.

Shelby & Grandmas plate

So together with Bradley James Photography, I put together a small shoot trying to really focus on my style.  I began with re-imagining my own wedding.  How would I do it today?  But that was so hard with all the fabulous inspiration out there and beautiful events that I have seen.  I sat down and made a list of all my favorite things, I highly recommend this to anyone who is trying to focus your wedding style.


It’s a little bit rustic, a little modern, playful and whimsical all at the same time.  And the color pallet matches my brand and my grandma’s china which is too perfect.  I’m so happy to share the results with you today – let’s think back about warmer weather and lots of sunshine!


Bouquet & Table


My hubby bought me the vintage silverware last year for Christmas, so sweet!  And it looks stunning with Grandma’s aqua plates.


Pink lemonade & Harvest table

Vintage parasol


The parasol is vintage, from my mom’s wedding in 1975 – they’ve been married 38 years, such an inspiration!





Shelby setting a table



Bouquet & Field


Shelby bouquet and chair

Event Styling & Florals: The Day’s Design / Photography: Bradley James Photography / Harvest Table: Refunction Junktion / Ghost Chairs: The Rental Company

A huge thank you to all the above vendors who helped bring my vision to life!  Have great weekend… stay dry!!


  1. Kellie says:

    Love this! And LOVE the parasol…so sweet 🙂

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