There is NOT a single show I am MORE excited about right now than Martha & Snoop’s Potluck Dinner Party. Have you heard?!
Our fearless leader in the world of creative, properly Southern hosting, Miss Martha Stewart herself, has paired with the King of Smooth Rap, the illustrious Snoop Dogg and I. AM. THRILLED.
I so strongly believe in hosting through flexibility, fun, and casuality as a means to making guests feel welcome and at home, and I can’t wait to see how these two walk that very precious line while hosting phenomenal, beautiful dinners as well.
Were Martha asking ME – here are all the pieces I would use to set their table for this fun potluck dinner!
Beautiful Vintage Champagne Coupes
…because it’s Snoop Dogg, he’s going to pop the champagne at some point! Or at least need place to pour some gin & juice. 😉 Celebrate!
Depression Era Vintage Colored Glasses
…instant color on the table and always endless amounts of fun! Plus, it gives guests the ability to interact and admire each others’ diverse glassware, easy icebreaker – BOOM.
Mismatched Vintage Silver Flatware
…I’d recommend just setting a full four-piece setting because you never know what utensils you’re going to need at a potluck. And it’s prettier. For rizzle.
There you have it! A potluck table set by Dishie – now to just wait for my invite from Snoop & Martha!
Will you be watching Monday?!? How can you not?!
I’m convinced that I have THE BEST friends in the whole world. By far, they are the most encouraging and talented people I know! Such are thoughts I have about Katie Manero of KT Crabb Photography. When I met Katie nearly a decade ago, she had a different last name and we mostly shared crazy nights in campus ministry filled with endless Stupid Ninja Games, far too much Mountain Dew, and a whole bunch of laughter and Jesus. What a JOY it has been to watch her flourish into an incredibly talented artist these last few years!
When I first hopped into the sparkly role of running Dishie, I reached out to a small group of friends from college and high school who were in the industry. Katie intentionally and immediately spoke encouragement and excitement into my life as I jumped into this new endeavor and even invited me to be a part of her “Rustic, Ethereal” styled shoot.
This was my first shoot and not only did I have a BLAST working with some amazing vendors, but the shoot was later published on Style Me Pretty. WHAT. A. DREAM!
The whole idea around this shoot was showcasing natural Florida and highlighting the drama and beauty of our commonplace nature. It was the idea that Florida weddings don’t have to look like white sandy beaches, palm trees, and neon bright colors, but could look more like Spanish moss, acres of pine trees, and endless pretty lakes. It’s the Florida that Floridians know and live in – darker, murky colors and scrub forest as far as the eye can see – and really raw, natural beauty.
Isn’t the result just stunning?!
Photography | KT Crabb Photography
MUAH | LUMA Bridal
Paper Goods & Calligraphy | Riannon Boven Lettering
Cake | Anna Cakes
Vintage Rentals & Styling | RW Events (Rachel Baird)
Dress | Saint Isabel
Florals | Flowers By Lesley
Vintage Dishware | Dishie Rentals
Shoes | ModCloth
Assistant | Carly Zeiser
Film Developer | Goodman Film Lab
Actor Ben Gazzara once said, “You achieve because you’re lucky to work with people who are very talented.” Which is pretty much EXACTLY how I feel 99% of the time! I am THE LUCKIEST gal to be surrounded by not only the most talented friends, but the most kind, edifying, encouraging souls. I won the galpal lottery!
My default response to any styled shoot request by Jeane Savarese of Jeane Cognac Designs is “YES YES YES!” This girl is magic. We first met at Bramble Tree Estate during the Mexican styled shoot with Victoria Ashley Weddings and the rest is history. I am SOOO excited for this gal’s future in the industry and honored to create alongside her.
Also pulled from our Mexican shoot were fellow “friend-ors” Whitney of Whitney Bilodeau Photography and make-up artist Joleen Rose. Nothing less than absolute perfection can be expected from those two, and they delivered again in this GORGEOUS, dramatic, fall transitional mixed metal styled shoot.
If you can believe it, we styled this shoot in the WAREHOUSE of Orlando Wedding & Party Rentals, which just goes to show that with the right inventory, anything is possible.
And because I can’t resist – here’s some shots of my adorable Dishie assistant! The perfect storm of sick sitters and aunties on vacay in Iceland meant my little guy got to spontaneously join in on the shoot. He waved hello to everyone and danced in the middle of the lighted dance floor and was pretty much just the most adorable the whole time. *swoon*
Stylist| Coordinator | Florist | Jeané Coganc Designs
Rentals | Decor | Venue | Flatware | Orlando Wedding and Party Rentals
Photographer | Whitney Bilodeau Photography
Videographer | Corban Young with Love & Luster Weddings
Vintage China & Glasses | Dishie Rentals
MUAH | Marilyn Monroe Spas
Gowns | Krustallos Couture
Cake & Chocolates | Michael Anthony Cakes
Now that we are almost officially at the end of summer, I can reflect back and accurately proclaim: This summer was INSANE!
Absolutely insanity, y’all.
It was a summer of hard work, lots and lots of washing, organizing, and storing plates upon plates, and being a part of just the most incredibly GORGEOUS styled shoots and events.
I have SO MANY photos to share with everyone from this summer – so I need you to get ready to oogle at the prettiest of photos from all the prettiest of events and styled tables (didn’t I tell you they were coming!?!).
Today I’m sharing photos from a Mexican styled shoot we did this summer at Bramble Tree Estate in Sorrento, Florida.
Sorrento is actually pretty close to my home in Winter Garden, but feels like another world entirely. Hills of green grass and the most perfect white paneled homes on this beautiful property make the best backdrop for any gorgeous ceremony or event. Tori Ubert with Victoria Ashley Weddings came up with the idea of combining this beautiful, traditional, southern backdrop with the fun, vibrant, lavish colors and traditions of Mexico and voila! a Mexican Fiesta Wedding.
I got to play a bit with color on the table and the result was so fun! I set the most perfect green goblets, mismatched vintage china dishes, and mismatched vintage gold flatware against a traditional, rustic farm table adorned with florals by Jeane Cognac designs.
The result was just MAGIC, don’t you think? Personally, I like to think it’s a party Diego Rivera & Frida Kahlo would show up to! Talk about a party I’d like to attend!
Dishes, Glassware & Flatware | Dishie Rentals
Stylist | Victoria Ashley Weddings
Venue | Bramble Tree Estate
Photography | Whitney Bilodeau Photography
Videography | Lupinek Productions
Floral | Jeane Cognac Designs
Tables, Chairs & Chargers | Orlando Wedding & Party Rentals
Make Up | Joleen Rose
Hair | Liz Danca
Model | Wendy Biagioni
Dress | Audrey by Amanda Pilling
Florida has to have THE BEST wedding vendor community ever. Seriously, I have LOVED every single vendor I have worked with so far and have been over the moon with the results from our styled shoots together.
And just in case you think vintage china only works for vintage weddings… THINK AGAIN! In the last three months, I have participated in a rustic, ethereal outdoor shoot, a subtle, glamorous, secret garden shoot, an organic, classic, Mexican styled shoot, a preppy, fun, Lilly Pulitzer inspired shoot, a modern, glittery Christmas table, and a Palm Beach meets desert glam styled shoot. I have been SO inspired by all the different and creative ways we have worked together to use Dishie’s extensive collection to create table magic.
And I am especially ECSTATIC to say that our shoot with the ever talented Katie Manero of KT Crabb Photography will be featured on Style Me Pretty next month!
*cue the glitter cannons and roars of “Hooray!”*
Of course, I would be remiss to mention that this is not Dishie’s first time, or even second time, to grace the pages of SMP, but I’m so honored to continue with tradition and get to share Dishie with an even wider audience.
But that’s not the only exciting thing on the horizon!
I’ve been a little sleepy on my web presence – but I promise it’s because we’ve been kicking it into overtime in the real world! We’ve got some crazy exciting things coming up, including new Dishie COLLECTIONS, an amazing COLLABORATION with my favorite little city of Winter Garden, and, of course, some of the prettiest, most gorgeous weddings in all the land. I can’t wait to share it all with you this fall!
For now – here’s some photos from the GORGEOUS dinner we helped to sponsor for The Dinner Party Project‘s 2nd Anniversary! Dishie provided salad, soup, dinner, and dessert plates, along with water and beer goblets, and our infamous vintage champagne coupes and vintage gold flatware, for all 100 guests at this incredible Orlando event! Wasn’t it just the prettiest!?! We were so glad to be a part!
Venue // 1010 Church by The Cross Orlando
Host // The Dinner Party Project
Event Styling // Paper Goat Post
Florals // In Bloom
Photography // The Orlando Girl
Photobooth // Macbeth Studios
Cake // Hyatt Regency Orlando
Food // NOVA, Sobremesa, The Wandering Wonton, Em’s Neighborhood Kitchen