|3k knows how to take chances in the kitchen, out on the town and on the runway! Photo by Red Carpet Sarasota|
Enjoy, get inspired and remember, plan with personality!
The Little Black List:
Chevron Prints- You cannot get any simpler than this zig-zag geometric print that is making a mark across the country. Chevron can be found in every color and almost everywhere you turn. I have seen the print on pins, straws, invitations, cakes, bunting banners and in homes. My friend just opted for chevron print curtains and I have my eye on a fabulous rug. Chevron is definitely the perfect pattern to play around with this season!
|Chevron pins, created by a friend for a friend. The perfect pairing for a bachelorette & her gals!|
|Chevron, gray and a bold pink, all the trends in one!|
|Designing Daughters kick off the summer, May 2012 at the SYC! Taking a chance with bold colors & successfully creating a breathtaking look. Nikki Taylor of Rock Solid Construction, confidently makes a statement in a hot pink off the shoulder dress. A bold and confident choice! Photo by Naomi Chokr Photography|
|Ashley Gruters, owner of SRQtees Events, loves to play with color! Photo by Naomi Chokr Photography|
|SRQtees fell in love with bunting early this season in March while day of planning, for the stunning Victoria and James Warren. Maid of Honor (beauty in pink reading) is the creator behind the hanging bunting. This trend is sweeping the nation! Photo by I AM ART|
|The perfect chapel entrance at the stunning Historic Spanish Point. Bunting flag by The Henley Bunting Company. Photo by I AM ART.|
|SRQtees Events hosting an end of summer Stella & Dot party! So happy my friends and mom could make it! Follow the link and shop Ashley Gruters as your hostess!|
|Short Giraffe I spy SRQtees cooki|
Mini Bites- Appetizers, dinner, dessert and everything in between, mini style! Forget long sit down dinners. Passed small bites in a variety of options is what guests are looking forward to. They fill you up one bite size at a time.
|SRQtees screams for the lollicake Queen!|
Grey- I am happy to say, "grey is the new black!" What a brilliant idea and neutral color. Anything against grey seems to create the perfect combination. Believe it or not, grey comes in many shades from light to dark and everything in between, you are sure to find the perfect blend. A dark charcoal gray was the top choice this season for linens and everything put on the table just seems to pop. SRQtees favorite combo is grey and hot pink!
|Gray pops at Selby Lawn!|
|DIY- SRQtees created mason jar business card holder party favors!|
Mason Jars- Need we say more! Mason jars are everywhere and boy are they a hot item. Who would think, a simple jar that you can find for less than one dollar. SRQtees brainstorms every day, what can we do next with a mason jar and this is what we have decided to create so far; party favors, drinking glasses, flower arrangements, hanging candle holders, recipes in a jar, spice jars, herb gardens, storage, chandeliers, picture frames and a personal favorite, chalk board jars. Recently SRQtees found mason jar wine, martini and margarita glasses locally at Pickles & Ponytails (a local boutique that also monograms everything, see basket pictured above), brilliant! Chic, fun and so many options when you opt for a mason jar for your party trend! Please share your DIY mason jar creations...?
Until next time,
Ashley Lauren Gruters