Drop It Modern

Posted on | Tuesday, February 15, 2011 | 11 Comments

I am currently obsessed with Drop It Modern. The hubby approves too! Their backdrops are gorgeous and really create both a lovely and unique look to photos. They come in a variety of sizes and colors. I think they'd even work beautifully as a tapestry in your home (I totally want one in every color for every wall!). We recently were very lucky to use them in our new collection photo shoot. Aren't they magnificent?

Photo credits: Elizabeth Messina
Backdrops: Drop It Modern

Twigs & Honey at BHLDN :: Anthropologie Weddings

Posted on | Monday, February 14, 2011 | 12 Comments


It has been around a half a year in the making, but I'm thrilled to finally be able to announce that Twigs & Honey is now being carried at BHLDN (the weddings line for Anthropologie)! If you know me, you know I'm horrible at keeping secrets but I had been dropping a few hints as the launch date got closer. And what's this... not just one but two styles in two different color ways are at BHLDN right now! Exciting!



The Peony hairpin paired with their Zinnia dress


For the Peony Hairpins, I hand curled every single feather in every piece (yes, thousands of feathers!). The grey version I hand dyed the feathers to achieve that lovely smokey, soft grey. It was quite the project! The Peony Hairpins were a customized design modified from our popular "Flourish" double feather flower.


Festooned Shoe Clips, available in white and blue


For the Festooned Shoe Clips, I handmade each one from several types of feathers. The design is brand new and specially designed for BHLDN. The blue feathers I custom hand dyed based off a swatch to match perfectly with some of the dresses in the BHLDN line. The rhinestone ornamentation and clip backings were all individually hand stitched. A really massive undertaking! Sore fingers, check!


It's been so much fun to see the Twigs & Honey pieces popping up in photos around the web from blogger sneak peaks and awesome to see the BHLDN team pairing them with ensembles throughout their site. :)

A special THANK YOU to the team at BHLDN!! It has been so great to work with BHLDN!

Also, a special thank you to my hubby who helped me lovingly pack all these beauties when it came time to ship and who also helped with other details here and there during the production. :)

Find all these pieces plus many other beautiful finds (dresses, lingerie, shoes!) at BHLDN.com

The 2011 Twigs & Honey Collection

Posted on | Thursday, February 10, 2011 | 10 Comments














View more HERE.
credits and thank you's go to...
photographer and stylist: Elizabeth Messina
hair adornments and accessories: Twigs & Honey
location: The Leftbank Annex
backdrops: Drop It Modern
hair & makeup: Madeline Roosevelt
dresses: Ann Taylor, Kate Towers, and Holly Stalder
(and vintage gowns from photographer’s private collection)
lace shrug: Holly Stalder
lingerie: Lille Boutique
model: Skye Velten

Also, a special thank you to Kim Bamberg of Junebug Weddings!
More details to come!

So it begins...

Posted on | Wednesday, February 9, 2011 | 6 Comments

First off... like the new blog banner? Photographed by Elizabeth Messina, of course! Full credits coming tomorrow, but first I am thrilled about this post on What Junebug Loves blog today. It is the sneak peak preview of the shiny new Twigs & Honey 2011 collection that will become available TOMORROW! Yes! Christy and Kim at Junebug have been fabulous to work! Thank you so much!!! So be sure to visit What Junebug Loves today for the sneak peak!!

"Things" are going to start happening...

Posted on | Tuesday, February 8, 2011 | 1 Comment

Starting tomorrow! Check back for the start of a series of "things"!!!

Elizabeth Dye's Rose/Dust dress...

Posted on | Monday, February 7, 2011 | 3 Comments

This Rose/Dust dress by Elizabeth Dye was my favorite at the Novel Romance fashion show and I decided to give it a separate special post. Recognize the pretty model. It's Jena of Modish Blog!


The detailing is amazing and the subtle blush/rose hue is gorgeous!


Tulle tiered train/bustle.... perfection!




Jena is so cute AND lovely!
The Rose/Dust dress is a one of a kind piece... only 1! I soooo want it. Maybe for a vow renewal? This dress makes me weak in the knees. *sigh*

English Dept. Novel Romance Fashion Show 2011

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I always love everything at Elizabeth Dye's shop, The English Dept. I also love that Elizabeth is always so sweet and lets me make some pretty things for the Novel Romance Fashion show. You know she made my wedding dress and many wonderful things... yes? Matt and I went to the Novel Romance show yesterday and had a great time. Held at the Ace Hotel event space, the Cleaners, the place was packed. I loved seeing all of Elizabeth's dresses, but also loved the new Ivy & Aster dresses. Bouquets (which I adored) were by Ink & Peat. I took a few photos from the back row so excuse the heads in the photos. There will be many more beautiful photos by Lisa Warninger (of course!) coming soon.



Twigs & Honey Belt paired with an oh so pretty Ivy & Aster dress. :)


Ink & Peat bouquet


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