Saturday, December 1, 2012

Metallic Holidays

Hello Friends!
Happy Holidays from Ruffles & Rouge Events!  I wanted to share a little holiday inspiration to you folks who may still be decorating for Christmas or may be considering a New Year's party.  This year I transitioned my own holiday home decor from super colorful to more subdued with LOTS of metallics.  And the more I look at it, the longer I want it to stay up.  Actually it could transition beautifully into New Year's... if only I was having a party (the hubs would kill me:).  So in keeping with this super festive metallic trend, I wanted to share some of my favorite looks with you. 
 I hope you enjoy!
Merry Merry,
The House That Lars Built
 I'm starting with this show-stopper! If you have a formal sitting area, or living room, talk about making an impact!

The Enchanted Home
 One of my favorites~mercury glass.  Try adding some of these beauties to your existing containers to create an inexpensive metallic pop to any area of your home.
Better Homes and Gardens
If you are more into the natural look, try combining fresh garland with some metallic pine cones and twigs.  Adding white accents gives the affect of snow and also looks crisp.
Occasions Online
Another idea for adding some pizazz to your natural style is to simply create a metallic confetti table runner.  Paired with fresh flowers, this is perfect for a New Year's Eve dinner party.

Have a champagne and dessert bar!  Trust me, it will make your guests feel extra special.  AND because the champagne bottles are so beautiful, your additional metallic decor can be minimal. 

Martha Stewart Weddings
 Last but not least, here is a sweet idea from Martha Stewart.  Incorporate your decor into your wardrobe.  Here are two similar and age-appropriate ways to jazz up your look.  It's always nice to look special when hosting a party or gathering. 

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

2013 Wedding Trend: Patterns, Patterns, Patterns

Hello People!
With an upcoming bridal show on the horizon, I have been researching some of the 2013 wedding trends.  Most of them are very similar to this year's, lace-birds-etc.  But, I was so happy to see that Gabby from South Bound Bride was on-board with my favorite trend, PATTERNS!  Now, we have all seen the beautiful damasks and florals that are typically associated with weddings, but today I wanted to focus on the bold and daring geometric patterns! 
If you are a bride who loves color and pizazz, this trend is for you.  I have picked out a few of my favorite ways to incorporate some of these lovelies into your wedding decor...and even your registry~so you can enjoy them when the "I Do's" are said and done.  As always, I hope you like!
Happy Planning,
Invitation courtesy of
It all starts with the paper!  If you want to make a style impact that will carry through your entire wedding, introduce it to your guests FIRST THING with your invitations.

Dresses courtesy of  Occasions On-Line
 Keeping the ceremony elegant is important to a lot of brides.  But, you don't want it to seem too separated from your reception.  By incorporating your pattern in the bridesmaids' dresses or even just the flower girl's, you create a nice cohesive link from start to finish.

Cake courtesy of Style Unveiled

Pic courtesy of Ruffled Blog

It's all in the details.  There are SO MANY ways to show your fun style at your reception.  From table linens to the cake~the possibilities are endless.

Dishes courtesy of Babble
 Why let your style stop with the wedding?  Continue your love of bold patterns at home by registering for some of these beauties.  And remember, if you purchase your table linens, those can be used for the many get-togethers you and your new hubs will host in the future. REUSE!

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

White Fall Y'all

Hey Everybody! 
 I hope you are enjoying this wonderful fall weather, no matter where you are in the world.  But it is most definitely the prettiest time of year here in Tennessee!  So, in keeping with the fall spirit, I wanted to share my favorite fall obsession... WHITE PUMPKINS!  I don't know about you guys, but I absolutely love white pumpkins.  Big, small, fat and tall AND if they're not white by nature, I like to paint them with my Annie Sloan chalk paint in "Old White".  Here are some of my favorite pictures and ideas of how to incorporate white pumpkins into your home decor, as well as your next special event this autumn season.  I hope you enjoy!
Happy Planning,
Mini pumpkins in their purist form.  Cool website for decorating your home with pumpkins.
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Here is a beautiful tablescape mixing white pumpkins and metallics.  My fave!  Courtesy of Divine Distractions.
Here is another table top idea.  Hollow out and paint a regular pumpkin white.  Add a flower oasis inside and then fresh florals.  Beautiful  Thanks Pinterest !

What a dramatic entrance to your next soiree!  Line the drive with a mixture of pale pumpkins.  Courtesy of
Add some interest to your refreshment table by once again hollowing and painting a pumpkin.  Line the inside with plastic wrap and fill with ice.  What a gorgeous way to keep the champagne chilled! Style Me Pretty
Traditional fall with a twist.  Smart, sophisticated and seasonally appropriate for an autumn wedding! BotanicalBrouhaha
Last but certainly not least...Keeping it elegant, that's right, I said ELEGANT with white pumpkins. 
Thanks Simply Bloom Photography!

Monday, September 17, 2012

Dotted Swiss.....................................

Hello Everyone!
I am so excited to be posting on this fine Monday morning!  Ruffles & Rouge Events has had such a wonderful wedding season, with 8 more still in the works for 2012.  Not too shabby for what I WAS calling my "slow year", coming off maternity leave.  With this being said, we have some amazing projects and expansions in the works...yes expansions.  Some new facets of Ruffles & Rouge will be making their debut in the upcoming month! 
In keeping with the theme of one of our developing projects, I am highlighting one of my favorite fabrics.  Dotted Swiss..........  I love this fabric for so many reasons, but mainly for it's classic versatility.  It looks great in your home, on your kids and also used in celebrations~even those as elegant as a wedding.  I hope you enjoy the inspiration I've found and please stay tuned for some exciting news to unfold!
Happy Planning~
This little beauty is from ETSY.COM.  Super versatile as a pin for clothing, a pillow embellishment or even a hair accessory.  Gorgeous!

And another awesome ETSY.COM find.  This little shop has the CUTEST Dotted Swiss garments for the young'ins!  Click the link to check it out.
Last we have a little wedding love.  I couldn't resist.  The dress is Dotted Swiss Organza by Ivy and Aster, photo courtesy of  Cake by Cake Girls.  So simple, yet so elegant.

Friday, June 29, 2012

Macrame Love

Hello Folks!
I wanted to share some summertime inspiration and I was having a super hard time coming up with a trend that I really loved.  I mean, I like neon and I like the mullet dress, but I don't LOVE them.  Finally an inspirational picture popped up in my Pinterest (yes it is ruining the world;)  and voila... a new/old love was reborn...Macrame.
This style of rope weaving has come along way since it's hippie days, which don't get me wrong~I LOVE in its original era... but it has a softer side these days and I just wanted to share a few of my favorites.  For the home or your fashion repertoire, you can't go wrong with a little macrame love.

Happy Planning~
Thank you Style Me Pretty for starting it all!

And some of my faves...
Bracelet by Amy Stewart
Clutch by Lauren Merkin
Ottoman by Growers & Nomads
Wall Hanging by Sally England

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Summer Obsessions: Cream & Gold

Hello Everyone!

I am getting super excited for summer and can't wait until our weather is consistently warm again! With that being said, I've had a little more indoor time this week to look around in catalogs and on the web and I have found some things that I just can't live without for SUMMER 2012! Unfortunately, some of them are a little far from my reach, but I wanted to share my obsessions in fashion and home decor anyway. Coincidentally, all these items seem to have a common theme, they are either cream or gold or both. Super strange, but true~must be my hot color trend for the season:)

I hope you enjoy my virtual wish list. SIDE NOTE: Wouldn't it be a wonderful world if these things would magically appear on my doorstep tomorrow!?! Minus the credit card bill of course. Here's to wishful thinking...

Happy Planning, Shanna

For the Home:
Anthropologie Lanna Duvet
Target Sugar Blossom Soy Candle
Annie Sloan Chalk Paint in Cream

Fashion Smashion:
Michael Kors Berkley Clutch
Chloe Scalloped Bikini
Tory Burch Heidi Bracelet

Friday, April 6, 2012

Easter Fun With The Bun-Bun

Hello Peeps!
So...the question I have been pondering is, What do you put in a newborn baby's Easter basket?  Well, I never really came up with a bunch of clever ideas other than some fluffy toys and Daddy's favorite candy.  But, I did decide that no matter what, it needed to be cute.  AND, because this is my first Easter with the little bunny, I wanted to do something handmade.  Here are a few ideas and links to free printables if you are still looking for any last minute Easter ideas for your little bay-bay...
Good Friday to You,
Chandler's Easter basket made from a fruit basket, shredded paper for grass and lots of twine and free printables!

A package of dollar eggs from Target with twine tied through & some wind up peeps so baby can watch them bounce around!

If you've ever had a colicky baby, you will find the humor in this...

Here is the link for a really cute name tag printable that I wasn't able to download, but maybe you can give it a try... 

And to close out, a picture of my Easter Bunny!

Thursday, March 8, 2012

Introducing the one, the only... CHANDLER!!!!!!!

She's finally here & as promised some really cute pictures of the bay-bay.  Chandler Violet Jestice was born January 26th at 5:49pm.  She weighed in at a whopping 6lbs and 4oz.  Of course she is the light of our lives and we are working hard to get our little routine down.  Can you believe~she's already 6 weeks old?!?  I'll share more as time goes on...PROMISE. Hope you enjoy some of her newborn pics from the fabulous Misty at Fresh Peas Portraits and I threw in a few of her nursery too. 
Thanks for all the love and support ~Shanna

And one more for the road.

And here are a few of her nursery, in which she has yet to sleep ;)

And our favorite bunny lamp last.