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″
WELL PLAYED, MR. BOYFRIEND. WELL PLAYED.
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