Love For Fall: Decor

For me, fall is one of the easiest seasons to find beauty everywhere around you. This love of fall beauty has led me to dedicate this week’s posts to it. Each day I’ll focus on a different area to find fall beauty dwelling in. Today’s post is dedicated to fall decor. Because of how rampant fresh goods are at this time of harvest, I prefer to decorate with natural items.

This first look is one of my favorites, and such a unique concept. This is a DIY project you could easily (and extremely affordably) emulate yourself too. Very few supplies and the look is chic and modern.

Gourd garlands are also a favorite concept of mine, grocery stores and farmers markets are chock full of beautiful gourds and pumpkins and they’re inexpensive. I would love to see some in coordinating colors and patterns, black and white, green and yellow, etc.

Simply arranging gourds or pumpkins in like colors, or a palate that you like can be gorgeous on its own.

Obviously, along with my favorite natural fall elements I also seem to like stunning photography accompanying them!

What’s your favorite fall decor?

Photo One: elsiemarley.com; Photo Two: etsy.com; Photo Three: marthastewart.com; Photo Four: grainsofearth.org; Photo Five: herriotgrace.com; Photo Six: dietlindwolf.blogspot.com; Photo Seven: countryhome.com

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Spoken For

We are so excited to be participating in the Spoken For event happening in Portland on September 22nd. If you’re an Oregon couple you should see if there’s any way you can come. The line-up is amazing and I can tell that just walking into the space is going to be inspiring! A & I will have a booth where you can see some of our work, chat with us, brainstorm and set up a consultation time! We’ll also have our tables set-up so that you can see those in person as well. Read the post they wrote about us here.

The concept behind the event is very similar to what we stand for and hold so dear to our hearts (from their site), “We believe that a party need not be dictated by tradition or limited by lack of options, but instead reflect the unique personalities and values of two people… an upcoming event that aims to put a fresh spin on the typical wedding show.”

“This event is intended for couples who yearn for something a little different, and who value local businesses that can remain part of their lives long after the party is over.”

Clearly it’s our kind of event! We can’t wait, and we hope you’re now officially pumped as well!  Get your tickets here!

We can’t wait to see you there!

Image designed by The Weaver House.

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Greetings From Maui!

We’re so fortunate to be in Maui right now designing and coordinating the wedding of an amazing couple (remember them from our latest 100 Layer Cake feature?!) and haven’t had much time for blogging this season. If you want up-to-date and behind-the-scenes photos and news, please like our page on Facebook (Facebook.com/aandbstyle) and follow us on Instagram @aandbcreative. Mahalo!

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Latest Feature: 100 Layer Cake, Wes Anderson Inspired Engagement Shoot

I am so happy to finally share the stunning images, compliments of Delbarr Moradi Photography, from Hanniel & Chris’s engagement session after they were featured on 100 Layer Cake today!

It was just an utter pleasure to work with this couple. They have such amazing style and best of all they told me they trusted me and let me create a world for them surrounding their (and one of our) favorite directors. The result is magical, Delbarr is so amazingly talented and captured my creations, the spirit of the couple, and all of the beautiful moments that only a photographer can see perfectly.

I did all of the prop and fashion styling for this shoot, and loved every moment of it! This his and hers photo above is one of my favorites!

Hanniel is obviously stunning, but Nikol Elaine‘s make-up artistry brought out the sultry femme fetale in her!

Please read their amazing love story on 100 Layer Cake and discover just how incredible they, and their love are! We were so happy to be a part of their engagement session and can’t wait to design it up in Maui with them NEXT WEEK!!

All photos via 100 Layer Cake by Delbarr Moradi.

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Looking Forward…

Currently looks like this (but significantly less stylish)…

Looking forward to this…

Oregon, you’re aware it’s almost July and summer nearly everywhere else in the country right?

Image One: 2.bp.blogspot.com, Image Two: René Gruau Illustration: by René GruauRené Gruau Illustration: by René Gruau

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Design Love Fest Feature: Blogshop Portland

Bri posted about Blogshop Portland today on her blog Design Love Fest, head on over to her post here. I also wanted to share a few of Angela Kohler‘s gorgeous photos as well:

Here’s the sign I made for them, they’re too cute: 

Can you spy me putting the final touches on the goodies before class?!

I also made these gold dip-dyed vases and some simple floral arrangements to help them shine!

It’s so fun to have free reign to “make something special!” I love to create unique and personal touches for each of my events, feel free to reach out if there is a custom project you’d like me to create for your event!

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Oregon Welcomes You

I made it to Oregon after a very long and rather tedious solo drive, but I’m here and so excited to get this busy summer underway! I love this Oregon art via Micah Berger’s flickr.

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You ever feel like this? I’m lucky enough normally not to have this issue, but I woke up today with it being dark with rain clouds and having lots of not terribly exciting computer work to do. Made me just want to stay in bed watching bad movies from the 80s and snuggling Rue. What do you do to get motivated when you feel like this?

Image One: paulblow.com; Image Two: easy.com

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Blogshop PDX!

This past weekend I had the extreme pleasure of designing the decor for Blogshop (an AMAZING, blow your mind photoshop class for bloggers) in Portland! A and I were in Oregon for some prep for this summer’s crazy busy wedding season so this worked out perfectly. I was also able to help coordinate the two days of classes as well. It was so much fun to be on the other side of the class this time and getting to watch the students learn and build confidence in their photoshop skills! Not to mention how fun it is to work with Angela and Bri (who will be doing a post on her blog Design Love Fest with much better photos soon!).

I made gold dipped vases with simple floral arrangements juxtaposing each other. White peonies in the larger vases and billy buttons with blue thistles in the smaller ones. I also made this fun string art sign for the class too!

The building we were in was an amazing old grain warehouse with individual artists studios within them, over forty artists in the building! We were in The Fontana Studios which was perfect for Blogshop. I would love to go back; they’re having an open house on June 9th that you should check out if you’ll be in Portland then!

I love, love, love Blogshop and how no matter what avenue I’m involved with I always feel so inspired at the end! The Blogshop Video class next?!

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Latest 100 Layer Cake Feature: Johnelle’s Bridal Shower

We’re featured on 100 Layer Cake again today for the bridal shower I had the extreme pleasure of designing and styling for my dear friend Johnelle Mancha recently. Not only is Johnelle my friend, she also happens to be an amazing interior designer and furniture revamping master! Naturally, Johnelle’s house is amazing and so when I knew I’d be designing and styling her shower I knew that was the perfect venue. Johnelle is less the frilly and pink bride and more the sophisticated palette one, so I knew I wanted to create a fun and stylish shower that focused on what she loves, instead of what a bridal shower typically looks like. Thankfully, fine foods and a love for France are what she loves (can you tell why we’re such good friends?!).

Her store Mignonne was the perfect place to pull from for amazing vintage rentals like the fun posters, rugs, doors, and chairs the rest of the decor was inspired from her and my collections of vintage French flea finds (Johnelle is a Francophile all the way) and highlighted by her love of fine foods.

This bridal shower was of course to honor Johnelle, the soon to be bride, but also as a bonding experience for the bridal party. Johnelle’s matron of honor Alice designed all of the paper products (don’t you wish we all had best friends that just so happen to also be professional graphic designers?!), Yesenia is a hair stylist who brought along her friend Nikol to spoil us further with doing all of our make-up. Nikol Elaine Artistry is such a talent (and sweetheart) HIRE her for your bridal make-up!!

Since Johnelle travels to France each year to scout for her shop (and is a fluent speaker) I knew that theme would play in her shower with the vintage treasures as well as with the food selection. I designed a charcuterie selection for all of us to nibble on, as well as a “Mancha Martini” bar, an olive tasting and absinthe favors! We also had an amazing torte we all devoured too. The sumptuous flowers were from an amazing floral designer with a shop just down the street from Johnelle’s.

The shower was so perfect for Johnelle (if I do say so myself), it had her favorite nibbles, and decor all surrounded by some of her favorite people! I’m so excited for this wedding and how much fun it will be to design and style it, and to be with all of these amazing ladies again! Delbarr Moradi was the perfect photographer to capture all of our fun that day and really felt like one of the bridal party by the end!

Check out the full post on 100 Layer Cake!

Vendors: Design and Styling: Rebekah Carey McNall, A & B Creative / Photography: Delbarr Moradi / Bride’s dress: Vintage / Bride’s earrings: Nadri Tiered Chandelier Earrings from Nordstrom / Bridesmaids earrings: Hook & Matter / Paper Products: Alice Qualls / Hair: Yesenia Guinea Make-Up: Nikol Elaine Make-up Artistry / Flowers: Pilar Zuniga of Gorgeous & Green / Absinthe: St. George’s Spirits / Torte:Market Hall Bakery / Vintage rentals: Mignonne Decor

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