A Story of Fabulousness: Colin Cowie, The Beverly Hills Hotel, and Ostrich Feathers
November 20, 2015

For over-the-top fabulous, it’s tough to beat Colin Cowie at the Beverly Hills Hotel.  We can’t get enough of his artistic mix of event lighting, LEDs, candlelight, and vertical layers of feathers, blooms, and candles.

Whether’s he’s designing an event in the great outdoors, or in one of California’s iconic venues, Colin Cowie owns every space with his signature mix of creativity, romance, and elegance.

Make the most of a mirror by giving it plenty to reflect

Find It Fast ~ Your Guide to The Most Fab Stuff on Our Website
November 9, 2015

You may have noticed that we’ve recently done a complete redesign of our entire website.  The main goal in the redesign, as in everything that we do really, is to make our customer experience the best that it can be.  We want our website to…

look as good as your designs with our products
help you find what you need quickly (even when you’re not *exactly sure* what you need
organize *everything* that we sell in a way that makes it easy to

Dramatic Black and White, Bead Intensive Wedding
October 25, 2015

Tamara of Tamara Wendt Design always amazes us with her inspired uses of our favorite ShopWildThings products.  This wedding is certainly no exception, with bead curtains, chandelierscrystal columns, and tabletop pretties working overtime to make this ballroom black and white wedding shine.

This four-fecta (that’s a thing, right?) of suspended bead-intensive bling in the form of tiered chandeliers, crystal columns anchoring the dance floor, and bead

All About that Cake
October 19, 2015

If TLC’s lineup of bakery stalking hit shows isn’t enough to convince you, here’s the definitive word from those of us who are serial celebrators:  We’re all about that cake (table).

Professional event designers have great strategies for maximizing budgets from flush to frugal, and all of them will tell you that splurging on a wow! feature for your wedding (but not on every little thing) is a great strategy for getting the most from your wedding dollars.  Your guests will remember

High Impact, Sustainable Fall Décor
October 7, 2015

It’s our favorite season (unless Christmas is a season), and we’re all about fall décor that transforms the homestead (well, all .5 acres of it in our case) while keeping things tasteful and sustainable with a side of fabulous.

Here is our roundup of  the best ideas that we’re seeing for combining classic natural elements like pumpkins and Indian corn with reusable, flexible core décor pieces like lanterns, candlesticks, cake plates, and flameless candles for gorgeous fall décor

vintage metal LOVE sign.
Product Spotlight: Vintage Metal Signs
September 28, 2015

We love finding products that are both current and timeless, and our expanded line of vintage metal signs definitely fits that description. Trendy enough to satisfy Style Me Pretty chic brides and timeless (and high quality) enough to last for years’ worth of weddings and events… Vintage metal signs are high value, low cost statement pieces that look great in so many settings.

Modeled on the classic Philadelphia art installation, this replica LOVE sign is a classic wedding piece

Photographer Sarah Embree on Childhood, Magic, and Chandeliers
September 17, 2015

We recently caught up with popular photographer Sarah Embree of Embree Photography.  Her work never ceases to amaze us ~ her art evokes everything that we love about childhood innocence and imagination, yet her images are also sophisticated and polished art pieces.

We’re honored that she relies on so many of our décor pieces to set the stage for her photographic sessions, and we couldn’t wait to get inside her head a bit to see what goes on behind

tented wedding with chandelier.
Transformative Chandeliers | Tamara Wendt Design
September 9, 2015

We preach the gospel of investing in statement pieces, especially for brides who are maximizing budgets and design professionals who are building a warehouse of core décor items that they will use again and again.

Tamara Wendt is a genius at event design.  She really owns the top spot in transforming event spaces with chandeliers, and we can’t sing the praises of these great pieces ~ in the hands of someone who knows how to use them ~ loudly

Colin Cowie’s Outdoor Wedding Magic
September 6, 2015

One of the (many) sorts of weddings that Colin Cowie really owns is the elegant outdoor wedding.  Time and again, he mixes natural elements, romantic elements, and just the right amount of bling to create spaces for vows, meals, and dancing that harmonize perfectly with beautiful outdoor settings.

aNeed to see the up close?  No worries…  We did, too.  And those dense blooms are to die for.This lovely ceremony area is a perfect

Detail Roundup: Making the Most of Chalk, Candles, and Cake
August 24, 2015

For many brides (and their event designers), the details are where heart and soul are poured out to make guests feel appreciated and weddings feel unique.

We offer a number of detail products that are well suited to DIY embellishment *and* to looking great straight out of the box.

In this wedding that was long on designer details, simple mercury glass votives and succulents in vases were a simple embellishment for the place card table.

Source: Jill