Bennett’s First Birthday

Today I am crushing on this simple and super southern first birthday party hosted at The Duke Mansion for Bennett.

All of the fixings were there – barbeque, coleslaw, mac and cheese, birthday cake and more …. plus a few yard games.

Birthdays (and other non-wedding parties) are exciting to design for me because it’s a fun break from the wedding styles and colors (read: blush and champagne) that are so popular (although I DO absolutely think that color palette is gorgeous) …. but it’s just nice to do something a bit different every now and then 🙂

Take a peek into this party for sweet Bennett …. and please check out the amazing vendors at the end of the blog post!

xoxox –




PLANNER: hart + co. events | VENUE: the duke mansion | ALL PAPER GOODS/DESIGN: olive paper

CAKE: suarez bakery | PHOTOGRAPHY: sunshower photography | LINEN: latavola linen | FLORALS: lily greenthumb’s


60 is the new 20

one of my favorite people ever has one of the sweetest mommas ever (well right after my momma!).

last year she hit a little milestone – middle age.  60.  the older i get, the younger that sounds. right??

check out these amazing photos from the beautiful mess.


the birthday girl!


my bestie and her hottie hubby.  she was the mastermind behind organizing this secret soiree!


photography: the beautiful mess  |  venue:  the mint museum, uptown  |  planner / designer: ivy robinson events

florals: lily greenthumbs  |  rentals: afr (chairs) + classic party rentals (china/tables)

linens: nuage |  paper / stationery: olive paper