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Loot’s Wedding Trends for Fall 2014

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Many thanks to our friends at Méldeen for asking us to share our findings on the wedding trends we’re seeing for fall 2014. We would love to not only hear back from you on any others we might have not mentioned, but which are your favorites!



We are seeing a movement toward nature in simple modern forms. Beach inspired furniture and decor are making waves on the event scene. Think rattan, neutral earthy colors, woven stools and baskets, dried coral, puka shell chandeliers, driftwood and giant clam shell planters. Foraged plants and branches with lush, leafy greens are extremely popular as well and are popping up everywhere from tabletop and cakes to arbors and ceremony aisles.


Clockwise from left: Wild Poppy Goods, thestylefiles.com, The Travelling Band



A huge trend for Fall is luxe bohemian.  We are able to achieve this classic free-spirited look is through lots of texture and layering of ethnic prints and textiles. Turkish rugs and pillows, African printed fabrics, Moroccan styled furniture and colorful Indian kantha have proven to be a great way to warm up any space all while providing the perfect touch of eclectic elegance.

ethnicClockwise from left: The Life You Love, Taylor Lord, looklingerlove.com, Paige Newton


Indigo has been hot for some time now, but there is no sign of it dying down anytime soon. We are seeing a plethora of shibori dyed textiles and vintage batik indigo textiles throughout the event scene. We love the bold earthiness this color provides and how well it lends itself to the lush greenery/nature trend.

IndigoClockwise from top left: Gucio Photography, intimateweddings.com, shopterrain.com, Gucio Photography, designlovefest.com



This trend is also here to stay for a while. We have seen it evolve from silver to gold to brass and now to copper. We also expect to see more of a mash-up of all these different metallics together this Fall. Don’t be afraid to mix and match!


Clockwise from top left: Jose Villa, 91Magazine.com, localmilk.com, Jessica Cooper Photography, Brides Magazine, stylemepretty.com



Simple, modern, bold and edgy all at the same time. We love how an elegant black/white stripe can work well with mixed patterns and bright colors, or just stand alone to create an equally dramatic scene. Adding the lushness of bold greenery creates classic beauty. The versatility of the black and white pairing lends itself to wonderful possibilities.

black+whiteClockwise from top left: Jose Villa, mossday.com, Clean Plate Pictures, intimateweddings.com, bohoweddings.com


Thanks again, Meldeen, for allowing us to share our thoughts and we are looking forward to seeing some awesome gatherings including these trends this Fall! Cheers!

The Value of Calligraphy

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This week, we are thrilled to have a guest post from one of our treasured summer interns. She has blossomed into an amazing designer, landed an amazing job post-college, and is an amazing budding calligrapher. We wanted to share her insight on Calligraphy, and its value to wedding invites. Follow her scribbles on instagram! Love and miss you Erin!
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Up until very recently, I only had the foggiest idea as to what calligraphy actually was. However, thanks to life altering sites like Pinterest and Instagram, I discovered modern calligraphy and hand lettering and was immediately hooked. I happily embarked on a new obsession/hobby with no looking back.

Now when I think of calligraphy, the first word that comes to mind is “human.” We live in such a digital world, where everything is cookie cutter and mass produced. Personal communication and handwritten notes are a thing of the past, and it’s rare to come across something as intimate as a handwritten note. Calligraphy is an art form with roots that spans centuries of personal communication, and I love being a small part of keeping it alive.

Far from being limited to stodgy old documents and certificates, calligraphy is incredibly versatile and there are endless variations and possibilities! One can distinctly set a particular mood or create a desired style using just a few carefully placed lines. The personality of a bride and the essence her special day can shine through this beautiful art form, whether vintage or romantic, classic or modern. With a trained hand, the shapes of the letters themselves come together to tell a story just as clear as the words they form.

Weddings are fundamentally about people, two people making a lifelong commitment to each other. This is why calligraphy is the perfect medium for communicating in a heartfelt and personal way, the joyful celebration of a new future of two individuals, built on beautiful traditions of the past.


Flash Tattoos

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The second we saw these beauties around Austin we knew they were going to be a huge hit not only for our personal accessories, but for wedding day jewelry, bachelorette weekends, and just plain fun for date night!   We have asked them to share some of their favorites, and how you can incorporate them everyday of the year!


Flash TattoosPerhaps you’ve seen Flash Tattoos – the original innovative jewelry inspired metallic temporary tattoos – on your fave fashionistas this summer at the beach, pool, parties, festivals, or anywhere you and your skin might be seen having fun. Well, we have one more occasion that is perfect for getting Flashy: bachelorette parties! If you’re looking to add a dash of Flash for a Bachelorette party, here are a few of our favorite styles that are perfect for celebrating a bride’s upcoming nuptials with!

If you’re celebrating with a girl’s night out on the town…check out Nikki, a sexy mix of edgy designs that will shine on the dance floor. Channel Rihanna and show your wild side with theChild of Wild pack, full of cool boho designs that will look amazing peeking out from crop tops and sassy dresses.

If you’re celebrating with a relaxing spa session…go for a classic style like LenaChloe, orJosephine. These elegant and sophisticated styles are perfect for rest, relaxation, lounging around the spa, and getting pampered like a princess.

If you’re celebrating with poolside with drinks and girl talk…you’ll love the tropical-inspired collections by Goldfish Kiss blogger Rebekah Steen. The beachy designs in the Goldfish Kissand Goldfish Kiss H20 packs are made for salt-water loving gals. Plus, those friendship bracelets in the H20 set are perfect to share with your bride-to-be BFF.

If you’re celebrating with a luxurious weekend girls getaway…you’ll adore the SheebaniZahra and Sofia collections. They’re just the right mix of free-spirited designs and blingy baubles to embody a jet-set lifestyle. They are stylin’ with anything from a bikini to a little black dress. Not to mention they would be fab for the honeymoon too!