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Artsy Christmas Styled Shoot With A Zebra! – Mae Small Photography

Hey hey pearlies!  I hope you’ve had a wonderful week.  I figured this flashback post was the perfect way to end the year.  🙂  Have a wonderful Christmas and New Year…enjoying those you hold most dear.  ❤ Original Post Below: Good morning Pearlies!  I LOVE Christmas! Looking at all of these awesome shoots makes me want to snuggle up with a blanket and hot chocolate.  There’s something so magical about Christmas time, and this styled shoot from Mae Small is a perfect example of Christmas magic!  We love the overall artsy feel and the natural palette with pops of red.  It’s just absolutely gorgeous!  We know you will agree, but read on and see for yourself! The featured couple is so cute and quirky and I think the bride’s headband is absolutely adorable!  Here comes more with the zebra! Such beautiful details!  Everything has a rustic meets vintage appeal and balances well with the youthfulness of the couple.   We hope you all enjoyed this post as much as we did!  Thanks to Mae Small …

Pearls of Wisdom~ Wedding Table Planning Made Easy via Commins & Co.

Hey hey Pearlies!  Today’s post is coming from Commins and Co. …They put together a perfect little Wedding Table Planning “Infographic” I wanted to share with you today. I think everyone can relate to the reasoning for this coming together…”Making a decision as to who should sit where for the wedding reception can be difficult, with so many different groups of people to take into account. You’ll want to be careful not to split up distinct groups (e.g. work colleagues) or, worse still, sit divorced couples together. Then there are the practicalities of your table plan to consider; exactly how many people will be in attendance and how are you going to comfortably find room for them all within the reception hall?” With that said… Enjoy… xoxo, Christina

PPB’s Favorite Things 2016 Plus Headpiece Giveaway Announced!

Hey hey Pearlies!  Well here we are…Christmas week!  It has all happened way too fast.  So fast actually that I’m STILL not quite done with my Christmas shopping…And I’m hoping that if some of you out there are in the same boat, you may find today’s post helpful for your last minute gift ideas.  Last year we had a pretty great list, and I feel this year is no exception.  There are probably a few similar items on the list because…well…I like what I like.  Don’t we all? Anyhoo…I hope you enjoy.  Here’s my top 10 for 2016… Aura Cacia Body Sprays. Breathe in with no worries of toxins with Aura Cacia’s  mists all made with 100% pure and natural essential oils.  I cannot express enough how much I adore this company.  As a 13 year (and counting) user of essential oils…this is my go to place for them.  These sprays all smell so good, and I don’t have to worry about any yucky chemicals.  Some of them even have the refill recipe, so you …

Free Printable for your Christmas Themed Wedding Dessert Table

Good morning Pearlies! With December 1st coming about tomorrow, it’s really got me in the Christmas spirit.  Well actually, I’ve been in the “Christmas Spirit” ever since November 10th, when one of our beloved Chicago radio stations started playing Christmas music.  Although, I do have to admit, it was kind of interesting driving around jamming to White Christmas when it was still up in the 70’s out here.  Regardless, now the chill is starting to set in a bit more, and rain, snow…or sunny and 70…I’m embracing it. I also LOVE to offer FREE stuff here at PPB, and I haven’t done one of these in a while, so here’s a cute little free printable sign for your upcoming Christmas wedding…or just your home holiday dessert table.  I picture it in a sweet ornate white frame…just print it out, pop it in, and voila!  Instant table pretty! Download option below…Enjoy! Dessert Table Sign Download xoxo, Christina  

Pink Pearls Praises… Basic Invite

Good morning Pearlies!  Anyone brides out there looking for the perfect invitation for the big day?  Well PPB has you covered on the info side of things.  May I please introduce you to Basic Invite? When it comes to the wedding scene there is so much to take in!  From the process of planning, to the decor and brass tax, and even the emotions that come with planning a wedding.  There is a lot to digest in all aspects, not to mention the amount of resources out there for brides to look to! It is all so incredibly helpful and oh-so-marvelous, but sometimes less is more.  Today I want to bring it back down…back to the basics, and ultimately keep it simple.  With the help of Basic Invite PPB is going to give you the best advice on how to keep it simple when it comes to your wedding stationery. Today it’s all about the font.  What better way to keep a piece of stationery simple than to place a gorgeous font upon a high quality …