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career day / a floral designer…

I first met Kelly Cuadra of Viva Voce over 5 years ago when she was the assistant for a local event planner. Little did I know that years later, she would be running her own floral design business and making some of the most beautiful creations I have ever seen. For our newest Career Day, I took […]

oh joy weddings / fringe backdrop…

For those of you who are getting married in the near future (or who just want ideas for any kind of special event), here's the next DIY in our mini series called Oh Joy Weddings on Kin Community. It's super fun, colorful and offers wedding ideas in true Oh Joy style. Today, we're showing you how to make […]

oh joy weddings / magnetic place card holders…

Here's our newest wedding DIY video showing a simple and colorful way to make place card holders for a wedding or any sit-down event. You can see the 2nd video in Oh Joy Weddings series on Kin Community below! See a transcript of the steps below!

oh joy weddings / painted plexi table numbers…

When I got married back in 2006, there weren't many wedding blogs or YouTube channels chockfull of beautiful ideas and inspiration the way there are now. I always joke that I want a wedding redo when we celebrate our 10th anniversary ;P But, for those of you who are getting married in the near future […]

a floral stunner…

I rarely post about weddings, but this one is a serious stunner. Brittany Jepsen's sister, Caitlin, recently got married and the color, the flowers, the dress is just insanely beautiful. You can see more at The House that Lars Built and Martha Stewart. {Photos by Jessica Peterson}

giant balloon lollies…

You may have seen Geronimo's amazing giant balloons here in the past, and I'm thrilled to share Jihan's newest creation—balloon lollies! Since launching her company last year, Jihan's balloons have brought floating cheer to weddings, birthdays, and so many amazing events. The newest collection includes these helium-free balloons which are intended to be a more […]

a little bit of flora…

I just about died when I came across these images by photographer Chaunté Vaughn. The series of test images that Chaunté shot for her portfolio features beautiful little Kayla rocking some amazing floral headpieces. The entire thing is just stunning and looks like it could be pulled right from the pages of a magazine…  — Joy […]

{everyday party} sweet sips for mom…

With Mother's Day this weekend, we thought it would be fun to share a little something you can make for mom to accent the brunch, lunch, or dinner you might be whipping up in her honor. We asked Courtney from Merriment Events put together this little how to for some sweet floral straws for mom…

bite-sized fun…

The other day, a few of my friends asked me what I was doing for Ruby's 1st Birthday Party. "First birthday?" I said. "She just turned six months, I can barely wrap my head around next month let alone six months from now." While I still have no idea what her party will entail, I […]

{sneak peek} amy atlas’ new book…

Party planner and dessert table master Amy Atlas will be launching her new book Sweet Designs later this month. Full of recipes, craft project, and styling tips, I’m excited to share a fun image from her Pastel Pretty chapter of her pink and white milkshake made of strawberry and vanilla and dotted with cotton candy dollop and confetti […]

the perfect pair…

How sweet are these little stuffed wedding toppers by Sian Keegan? A great alternative to the traditional figurines and so fun to save afterwards! — Joy

a happiness inducer…

What an unbelievably colorful and fun wedding by Merriment Events…you can't help but smile at this adorable couple and all the fun details of their day… — Joy {photos by Jodi Miller}