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Little Bit Magazine - wedding edition.


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letter from the editor,

Wedding design has never looked so good

until now. This issue is our very first wedding

edition of Little Bit, we'll be sharing wedding

designs from designers all over the United

States. Along with exquisite tabletops and

superb centerpieces, we bring you details

about how the smallest rhinestone, to the

most stunning centerpiece, there are cer-

tain elements of table décor that cannot be

overlooked. You’ll also see how event design

takes their cues from the fashion world; we

pair table color palettes with children’s fash-

ion. We hope to inspire you with fresh new

ideas that will set your wedding apart from

others and showcase the inner artist in you.

But ultimately, when it comes to planning a

wedding, love will get you through it all. So let it flow and enjoy the wonderful process.

Aisha Holly

Founder + Editor in Chief

next issue - october - issue 6

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in every issue

issue 5 - august 2012

12 Little Bit Our new space

18 Wedding by Design Bridal inspiration

30 Bouquets Something to hold

34 Style File

54 Design Real weddings

90 Wedding Photobooth little bit style

on the cover

styled by Aisha Holly -

Dooby Design Flowers by

Passionflower Photography

by Nicole Haley (Pg.18)

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janie medley

Janie Medley Flora Designalli mcwhinney

Alli McWhinney Photography

nicole haley

Nicole Haley Photography

michele m. waite

Michele M. Waite Photography

justin demutiis

Justin Demutiis Photography

jana bannan

MK Photography

mike kehr

MK Photography


katelyn james

Katelyn James Photography

natalie barrett

N.Barrett Photography

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medley lane paperiehandmade paper goods for special occasions



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ballet flats $59.50 3. J.Crew Crewcuts Girls' taffeta Lyla dress $188 4. J.Crew Crewcuts Girls'

pearl headband $14.50 5. J.Crew Crewcuts Girls' crystal blooms day purse $45



wedding style + flower girl




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Cloud Stella Pants $140.25 4. Pale Cloud Holly top $264 5. J.Crew Crewcuts Girls' classic glitter

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Photography by Alli McWhinney Photography

// Design by Aisha Holly // Wardrobe Styling

by Chanae Johnson // Make-up by The Glam


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our creative space If you have ever had to work in a place

that didn’t exactly get the creative juices

flowing, you probably understand the im-

portance of a nice workspace. When our

three year lease expired it became nec-

essary to relocate, and the result is this

beautiful creative working space.

We wanted the color of our studio to be

inspiring inviting space where we would

enjoy spending time. We found pieces

that made us feel inspired and decorated

our workspace with them. The pieces did

not have to directly apply to the work that

we produce in the space, but something

that makes us happy. Being surrounded

by things that make you happy can spark

new thoughts and create an appealing at-

mosphere to work in. We were able to ac-

complish this pretty inexpensive by cre-

ating design boards from magazines and

incorporating things that were already

around our home.

Inspiration is an important part of our creative process. When we

create we want to have inspiration around us to keep us inspired.

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We kept the furniture simple

and added color with accesso-

ries for a bright modern look.

One of our favorite elements is

the Poppin acrylic aqua ruler.

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deSIgn inspiration

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Close your eyes imagine a big, blank canvas. How

would you decorate it for your wedding? What theme

would you have? What colors would you choose? Get

creative. You know you’re just longing to let your vi-

sions run loose. Dream big. This is your big day, after

all. Do it your way. Make the uniquely stunning vision

in your head become reality.

deSIgn inspiration

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In table design, tiny details can be

tricky. But when color and details blend

delicately in this lovely sophisticated

design, a work of art is born. Tones of

pink with accents of yellow and green

create a lively, yet somehow still calm-

ing, result.

Event and Stationery Design Dooby

Design | Flowers Passionflower | Pho-

tography Nicole Haley Photography |

Wardrobe Styling Dooby Design

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Make a pint size fashion

statement by outfitting

your flower girl in a silk

dress or fancy sequins.

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Roses are the ultimate symbol of love. With their modest, elegant design, they

have become an everlasting standard of love and romance. Feminine petals

come in a colorful array of colors, each hue having its own unique meaning.

This is one flower that has endured the test of time and it appears its classic

splendor will be cherished for years to come.

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textured linensExceptional stationery, we know, re-

quires more than technical ability. We

put our skills in the service of compel-

ling concepts, taking inspiration from a

multitude of sources.

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Event and Stationery Design Dooby Design |

Flowers Passionflower | Photography Nicole

Haley Photography | Wardrobe Styling Dooby


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Garden rose used as

a whimsical wand, a

cute headband or a

lovely bouquet.

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something to hold

left photo "juliet" garden roses, white garden roses, sweet

pea, apricot parrot tulips, pink astilbe and spirea foliage.

Passionflower // Abby Rose Photography

right photo bracelet bouquet of gladiolas, escimo roses, cym-

bidium orchids and phalaenopsis orchids. Passionflower

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Burgundy dahlias, cafe au leit dahlias, white astilbe, dusty miller,

seeded eucalyptus Janie Medley Flora Design

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Black dahlias, burgundy dahlias

purple helleborus, viburnum (blueberry)

Janie Medley Flora Design

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style file

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modern romance

event design & styling

dooby design

floral design



dooby design

gown & accessories

the gown shop


andrea passera


zingerman's on fourth


alli mcwhinney photography

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Color makes any table so much

more inviting. If you’re having a

summer wedding you can use

bold colors and soften the look

by including delicate summer

flowers and the perfect details.

Our favorite is definitely the

cluster of white vessels – stun-

ning detail.

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style file

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design & planning

lemiga events

floral design

aesthetic floral & event artistry


foglio press


we rent atlanta

setee event decor


i do linens


for goodness cakes


summerour studio


unique event management


melissa prosser photography

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The design concept is based

on a fall wedding featuring

classic, rustic style with a touch

of glamour. The combination

of rich leather, gold and navy

in the warm atmosphere of

Summerour Studio creates an

intimate atmosphere balanc-

ing feminine detailing with rich

masculine elements that will

appeal to brides and grooms


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style file

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event design & styling

dooby design

floral design



dooby design

gown & accessories

the gown shop


andrea passera


zingerman's on fourth


alli mcwhinney photography

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Vibrant flowers and sunny skies

can inspire a bright and bold color

palette. Warm up your table décor

by incorporating passionately deep


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style file

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event planner chic designs & fabulous events

floral design

fh weddings


tampa calligraphy


bbj linen


justin demutiis photography

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Inspired by the color peach FH Wed-

dings came up with this vintage

design incorporating peaches, tan-

gerines and lace. The beauty of the

colors and small details were cap-

tured beautifully by Justin Demutiis

Photography to inspire brides.

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style file

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floral design

bows and arrows


southern fried paper


n.barrett photography

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Don’t these colors give you a jolt of

happiness? These fiesta inspired flo-

ral arrangements are absolutely di-

vine, from the bouquet with its loose

ribbons to the incredibly unique

boutonnieres for the gents! We just

can’t help ourselves but obsess over

those mini terra cotta pots with bold

blooms, paired with confetti and

die cut place cards, all designed to


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Richmond, Virginia

Photography Katelyn James Photography

These two have dated for so long that this day, and that moment, had been highly an-

ticipated for such a long time. Clare got out of the car and walked towards her groom.

As she rounded the corner, Matt looked up and saw the most beautiful bride.

Clare and her dad finished the daddy/daughter dance; Mr. Brown asked to share a few

words. Now you need to understand that Clare and her younger sister adore their dad.

Mr. Brown had the microphone and he thanked everyone for being there and then he

started to tell a story. He said that 26 years ago, he was putting Clare to bed and it

just happened to be her 1st birthday. After he kissed her goodnight he explained that

it suddenly hit him just how fast that first year flew by. He mentioned that when he

has moments like this, he tends to write exactly what he’s feeling. And so on Clare’s 1st

birthday, he wrote her a poem that he wanted to read to her on her wedding day. 26

years later, Mr. Brown stood in front of his beautiful daughter at her wedding reception

and read her the sweetest poem. After everyone wiped away the tears, the food was

served and the celebration began.

Clare and Matt

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Dress | Mori Lee , Purchased from Bridals by Natalie in Virginia Reception | The Bolling Haxall House

Ceremony | St. Marks Church Coordinator | Anna Burke Florals | Janie Medley Hair and Makeup |

Carla Williams DJ | Ran Henry Cakes | Jean Jacques Bakery Catering | White House Catering Brides-

maids Dresses | Alfred Sung Groomsmen | Men’s Warehouse Invitations | Shine Invites Favors |

Candy Bar Honeymoon | Playa Mujeres

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Conshohocken, PA

Photography MK Photography

Blush, petal, fuchsia, cerise, magenta….. how many shades of pink could there possibly

be? Well we pretty much covered them all for Laura and Ray’s wedding at the Ritz

Carlton Philadelphia. Their wedding was a mixture of soft and romantic…. to deep and

rich tones…. all accented with gold, which fits perfectly in line with the rich and regal

aura of the Grand Ballroom. The gorgeous floral included a stunning bouquet of cat-

tleya orchids, peonies, cymbidium orchids, and phalaenopsis orchids. The ceremony

wreath — at a whopping five feet in diameter — was composed of every color pink we

could possibly find! The escort card arrangement had a chandelier-type feel with an

abundance of crystals accented with hand-strung blush dendrobium orchids hanging

in the center of the table. The centerpieces varied from table to table and each had a

coordinating shade of pink as the napkin and cushion. Laura and Ray’s wedding was

truly a romantic experience for all of the guests.

Laura andRay

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Venue | Ritz Carlton in Philadelphia Flowers |

Beautiful Blooms Entertainment | EBE Milan 77

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Barrington Hill Farm

Photography Justin Demutiis Photography

Martha and Robert's wedding was on a beautiful spring day at the Barrington Hill

Farm. They've been together for 9 years, so most of the guests were close family and

friends. Martha is a graphic designer by trade, so the beautiful invitations and save the

dates were designed by her. Besides having similar professions, Martha and Rob have

similar taste… I love every decision they made for their wedding. The colors, floral,

suits/ties, and of course, Barrington Hill Farm a beautiful backdrop for such a special


Martha andRob

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Florist | Northside Florist Equipment Rentals | Coast to Coast Event Rentals Makeup Artist | Michele

Renee Hair and Makeup Artist Group Venue | Barrington Hill Farm Dress Designer | Allure Bridal

Dress Boutique | Something Blue Bridal Boutique Cake | A Piece of Cake Invitations | Designed by

Bride (She's a graphic designer) DJ | John Strandberg with DJ by CJ Hair Stylist | Rachael Hart

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With a couple who’s been inseparable since their first meeting, a gorgeous setting, an

even more gorgeous lace dress, and all the makings of a classic, romantic wedding.

The feeling of timeless classic is something that can be looked at now and in 30 years

time it will conjure up just the same emotions as when first viewed. You will immedi-

ately get that same feel from their wedding day picture. This is one of those few times

in your life when you can get your closest friends and family all in one place having a

good time together. There was no need for glitz or bright colors, just a timeless kind of

beauty to express their timeless love.

Julie andShareefNorwalk, Connecticut

Photography MK Photography

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Venue Hotel Du Pont | Flowers Matlak Florist |

Portraits Gibraltar Gardens Videography Sprint

Valley Photography

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A charmingly beautiful and elegant wedding among the gorgeous and very rustic

environment in Montana. The couple chose Montana for their wedding since Lindsay

had so many fond memories from her childhood and growing up years since they

visited the Big Sky state each year. Because Lindsay’s father passed away when she

was in high school, it was extremely important to them to find ways to incorporate

him and his memory into their wedding. The very idea of having their wedding in a

place he loved so much made her feel like he would be that much closer to her on her

wedding day. The Resort at Paws Up in Greenough, Montana allowed them to have all

wedding festivities on site and for all their guests to stay on property — exactly what

they wanted for a fun-filled weekend where guests could mingle, party, and enjoy the

gorgeous scenery at their leisure! Their goal was to keep the rustic feel while bringing

in a sense of elegance to the day.

Lindsay andSteveGreenough, Montana

Michele M. Waite Photography

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Event Design + Coordination Carter &

Cook Event Co. | Venue + Catering The

Resort at Paws Up | Florist Habitat Floral

Studio | Invitations Dingbat Press with

Little Miss Press Calligraphy

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weddIng photo booth

photography by Alli McWhinney Photography // styling by Chanae Johnson

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Vanessa Scott - Hair StylistVanessa Scott is a Master Hair Designer at JcPenney Salon.

She attended Huron Valley Beauty Academy where she

learned the tools needed to start her career as a Cosme-

tologist. During her time at HVBA she participated in the

Skills USA competition two years in a row. The first year

she placed second in the mannequin competition and the

second year she placed third in the live model competi-

tion. Being in the competition helped her to get a job for

JcPenney Salon.

In March of 2000 she started work as a Hair Designer at JcPenney Salon. Since work-

ing at JcPenney she has earned the title of Master Hair Designer, where she was also

a Paul Mitchell in Salon trainer. Being a Paul Mitchell in Salon Trainer helped Vanessa

to teach others new techniques for hair cutting and styling. Vanessa was also a Team

Leader, which allowed her to help fellow co-workers with problems in the salon as well

as look over stylist’s duties. For the last few years she has helped judge the Skills USA

competition for beauty school students that she once took part in.

Through her experience at JcPenney she was able to become a skilled colorist and is

able to work on different types of hair and clients. She is skilled at Hair Extensions and

has a growing clientele for that service as well as others. Vanessa continues to work

for JcPenney building her clientele and doing work she enjoys on a daily basis.

Photo credits: (left to right) 1, 5 Alli McWhiney Photography 2,3,4 Nicole Haley Photography

6 West Park Photography

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