Sandra Suy

If you feel like channeling a modern Betty Draper-this illustration by Sandra Suy would be so lovely hanging next to your vanity with some fresh garden roses (marietheresa perhaps?) tucked neatly underneath. Add some yardley powder and estee lauder youth dew and you are good to go (though we suggest Barr. Co for a more modern scent)


Blood Orange + Amber

The new simpatico candle in blood orange is a fizzy, juicy early spring afternoon sun warming delight- but there is a genius hint of amber that keeps it delightfully subtle and more sensual than sweet. I am a girl obsessed. The golden yellow hobnail packaging is reason enough for me to go into crazed zooey deschanel 'quirky girl' type raptures...


a rose is a rose is a rose

Emma Stone definitely had my favorite look at the Oscars last night in her simple, stunning gown- she looked like a perfect pink rose... love.


hanging around

This wall was still a work in progress when I took these pictures (and the sun was being tricky)- but its truly too cute not to share now. Vintage milk bottles containing ranunculus and green dianthus (the quirkiest, cutest little 'flower') suspended by twine make for a fresh springy wall decor- it could be cool for a wedding, too, don't you think?


{let it} rain on your parade

I love these photos from this wedding featured (years ago) on snippet and ink. I love all of the details, the bouquet, the cozy barn, the colors... but I especially love the love and joy the couple so obviously have on their wedding day despite the rain. 


ray of sunshine

The sun is so beautiful today! The winter afternoon sun makes Rose Bredl the coziest, happiest place on Earth. Yellow forsythia branches in full bloom only add to the effect- I thought I'd pass along the cheer. Hope this made your day sunnier!
the girls of RB


{each day}

Source: etsy.com via Meredith on Pinterest

We love this kind of attitude! We found this poster and other inspiring prints at wicked paper


Happy Monday

It's coming... garden season (the sun IS out there, somewhere.)


Sweet & Simple, Gorgeous & Green

Imagine your garden is as beautiful and accommodating as the one in Father of The Bride and you'll soon be wanting a backyard wedding all of your own (minus the bad poufy sleeves). We're loving the idea of a traditional but simple affair with a modern take on a 50's garden wedding- where jordan almonds and baby's breath are not only welcome, but expected. These old fashioned elements are popping up all over the place these days in ways that are anything but passé. Add a few rustic elements and you have a perfect spring wedding; sweet and simple, gorgeous and green.
{Sources and Links}1. BHLDN 2. Rose Bredl 3. Bird and Banner 4. Martha Stewart 5. Rose Bredl
6. May Arts 7. Southern Weddings 8.  J.Crew


Chalkboard Typography

Recently design student Natalie Krick used Rose Bredl as a backdrop for her hand-drawn typography, and we love the results! Natalie used ice creams from local shop Jeni's (delicious) and created a mock wedding dessert menu (such a good idea). You can see more of her amazing chalkboard typography here.
ps- check out those garden roses!
photo by Danielle Ford



blue {hydrangea} monday

Kate was officially the happiest bride ever- and you can tell from her photos (magnificently captured by Jennifer of JoJo photography.) The radiant blue hydrangeas she chose for her bridesmaids to carry were as bright as her smile. 


flowers in the window

just like everyone's favorite Travis song...right? But aren't these pretty? You can easily do this yourself for a party (a shower, perhaps?) or just because its nice to be greeted with flowers on any occasion.
to accomplish:
1. Take an standard size piece of kraft paper and fold into a cone
2. fill a plastic bag with water and secure with a rubber band around the stem of your chosen flower (or use floral tubes from any floral supplies carrier)
3. gently snestle flowers down inside paper cone- use a rock for weight if needed.
4. tie with pretty ribbon or twine and voila! 


pretty as a peony

Signs of Valentines are popping up around the shop- we are stocked with pretty pottery and peony pink goodness for the girl you love. This table makes me so happy- I especially love the idea of using that DBO tray in my own bathroom to display pretty toiletries. 


for Whitney: chevron and posies

Whitney is one of our brides at Rose Bredl, and her upcoming June wedding is going to be an elegant  terrace affair with charcoal grey and coral accents. The bride, who loves bold patterns (especially chevron) found much of her inspiration from this wedding featured on style me pretty, so I sprinkled images from this throughout. She is working with Finer Things Event Planning to nail down the details of her big day, and we thought we'd help by creating an inspiration board tailored just for her.
Some of the details:
terrace with twinkle lights found here.
Chevron table setting (and other chevron-y goodness) found here
coral bridesmaids dress, J.Crew.
the cake is an inspiration from this previous rose bredl post
The bride herself sent me a few of these images- including the adorable instagram of their save-the-dates from Design by Bittersweet, and bridesmaids' card by Rifle paper