{#2} Styled Handmade Love Shoot | A Candy-Colored Inspiration Situation by Dana Laymon Photography | Plus, Ryan Gosling: 0, This Girl’s Sweetheart: +1000…

Happy Tuesday evening, lovers!  Ok, NOW, I’m freaking PSYCHED about what’s going on below… and I think it’s the perfect post to lead you into tomorrow while I work on ye olde recaparino until just, like, my entire face just falls RIGHT OFF OF WHERE MY FACE GOES.  Ok, SO!  This shoot is one part handmade, two parts pink, one part gold, three parts filled with love, and one gazillion parts FAAAAAAAANFREAKINGTASTICFACE.  Submitted by the ever inspiring Dana Laymon of Dana Laymon Photography, it lights up my life and I feel confident it will, yours.

Some words from Dana first, on this day of loveliness:

I have saved my very favorite shoot for you. I pulled my favorite vendors together to do my dream shoot full of love and hearts and pink and candy! And what better time than to do it than for Valentine’s Day. Jessica at A Shindig events did an amazing job at making my crazy dream shoot come to life. We wanted a handmade, shabby chic, whimsical atmosphere. Plus Jessica already had the perfect, romantic, garden backyard for it! When I think of Valentine’s Day, I think of candy and flowers. So we covered the table with sugar! Candy and cookies and cake and flowers. Fiore Fine Flowers put together the most beautiful flowers and with Sawgrass’s romantic soy candles, it looked like a dream land. Our couple was already so much in love, celebrating their five year wedding anniversary, so what better way to spend the day.

Thanks, Dana!  Ok, I hope you enjoy, everybody…

And now, before we close this Valentine’s Day of prettiness, here are a couple of BONUS LOVE DAY FUNNIES for your pretty little faces:

1. A Twitter buddy shared this amazeballsness a bit earlier and I consider it the win to end all wins, on this, the Day of St. Valentine, 2012.  Here’s what she said/shared: “Check out the message I got w/ two dozen roses. http://ow.ly/i/sB9H RGosling: 0, Boyfriend: +1000″


2. And now, another lovely Twitter friendly named Chelsea shared this video with me, of a melancholy French Bulldog pouring over loves lost while listening to Someone Like You by Adele.  Now, while I’m sure he’s just mourning the loss of a beloved toy his owner hid in the closet, it’s still worth a gander, given that HE IS BAMBINO MCPUPPYPANTS’ DOPPELGANGER.

Ok, SO!  Lots of gorgeousness going on above, eh?  Lemme know what you think of today’s incredible second feature!  Any specific details tickle your fancy the most?  If you wanna know what tickles MY fancy most, it’s pretty much anything above this sentence I’m writing.

Can’t wait to hear your thoughts, friendlies.  Also, Happy Love Day you guys!  I hope you’re having a great one!

xoxo!  - Alison

Photography: Dana Laymon Photography / Decor and Design: A Shindig Southern Event Planning / Flowers: Fiore Fine Flowers / Dessert Menu: Social Butterfly Invites / Candles: Sawgrass Candles / Cake and Cupcakes: Southern Charm Designs / Location: Private Residence / Hair: Deanne Labriola / Makeup: Amy Kennison for Mac / Submitted via Two Bright Lights

Label(s): Color, Pink, Yellow, {Holiday}, {Inspiration Shoot}

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  1. Jennifer Sullivan Photography on February 14, 2012

    OMG! This frenchie has my heart.

  2. chandra ~ Oh Lovely Day on February 14, 2012

    That boyfriend is one smart fella. Very well played. And a french bulldog AND Adele is just.too.much. Love that gorgeous shoot full of yumminess too! Happy love day! xx

  3. Chelsea on February 14, 2012

    Blog Perfection Trifecta =

    Foodage + RyGos + Frenchie

    Happy Love Day! Glad you enjoyed Bambino’s twin wimpering along to Adele! <3

  4. Dana Laymon on February 14, 2012

    love it! thanks for the awesome feature! Happy love day!

  5. kissbrides on February 15, 2012

    The metropolis life is pursue perfect, fashion art…

  6. Libby on February 15, 2012

    That dessert spread just gave me a sugar high!! And OMGthoseflowers! So funny. Hope you had a great Valentine’s Day!

  7. Nicole on February 15, 2012

    I think the sad frenchie needs a friend: http://m.urbanoutfitters.com/urban/mobile/catalog/productdetail.jsp?id=24045494&color=011&itemdescription=true&navAction=jump&search=true&isProduct=true&parentid=A_NEWARRIVALS

    Maybe bambino mcpuppypants would like a friend too!

  8. gigi on February 15, 2012

    Gold and pink. I love it.

  9. Lena on February 15, 2012

    This is nothing less than what I would expect from you on V–Day, pocket mistress. Who do you think I could hire to make everything I do look like a styled shoot? Do you think you can rent Martha Stewart interns?


  10. Nikki on February 16, 2012

    Where did that amazing gold glitter ribbon come from? I need to think of something to do with it!

  11. bridal girl on February 16, 2012

    Yummy dessert. I love them. Now I’m hungry! Everything in here looks edible even the dog. lol. Thanks for posting.

  12. Alyx on February 16, 2012

    ooohhhhhh…..everything looks sooooo good :X love this

  13. Dana Laymon on February 16, 2012

    @nikki I actually got it at Walmart! I had to cut it in half since it was wider than I wanted.

  14. Sarah on February 16, 2012

    the pink wafers….genius!

  15. Perfect Florida Beach Wedding on February 20, 2012

    I am in love with this! Pink just makes me happy.

  16. NJ Limo on March 24, 2012

    I Love all the Pink Yummies and the Rose Cupcakes…and all these pics actually. VERY CUTE Wedding Photos!

  17. Amica Duo on April 7, 2012

    What clever use of Pink – fabulously stylish!

  18. promdress on June 20, 2012

    enjoy the wedding party and best wishes

  19. GroupDress on March 24, 2014

    Styled Handmade Love Shoot

  20. DressesPlaza on June 17, 2014

    handmade style,cool

  21. landybridal.co.uk on November 9, 2015

    i love your post,and thanks for your sharing.


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