ASA Style File: Matt and Amy Ann Arbor, MI

Ann Arbor is home to the “Maize and Blue”, but for their weekend “Stars and Moons” took centerstage for Amy and Matt’s wedding. Surrounded by family from Ann Arbor and Syracuse, the ceremony at St. Mary’s on was filled with an outpouring of love and support. Nothing short of amazing. Kensington Court hosted the celebratoy reception including a special dance between Dr. and Dr. Cambareri!  Brittany and Devin Photo Co. captured the day’s events and the details beautifully. A simple montage of photos from can illustrate a day… so view on.
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Photographer: Brittany and Devin Photo Co. /  Bridal Gown: Moonlight Bridal/  Bridesmaid’s Gowns: Alfred Sung Weddington Way/  Men’s Tuxes: Men’s Warehouse/  Hair and Make Up: Detroit Glam/  Reception Venue: Kensington Court Hotel/  Ceremony Venue: St Marys Parish/  Entertainment and Photo Booth: DJ Crashers/  Decor and Styling: A Stem Above/  Stationary: Hilary Galvin/  Linens: La Tavola/  Chairs: Chiavari Chairs Wedding/  Cake: Jefferson Bakery/  Sweets and Pastries: Cantoro Italian Market 

Style File: Brett and Courtney at the Cultural Center

Despite the Chicago cold, the warm surroundings of Brett and Courtney’s wedding this winter melted the hearts of their close friends and family. These images from Eric O’Connor tell their story beautifully.

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Radiant Orchids are Blooming

Radiant Orchid Mood BoardIts official- Pantone Radiant Orchid is 2014 it color. We’ve been fortunate to work with palette in seasons past. It never fails to impress us every time. From sophisticated orchids to local allium, this color is widely available if you are open to different textures to suit your season. Follow us on pinterest to see our highlighted picks.

Fall Into The Season…

The smell of freshly sharpened pencils, cool crisp air in the mornings, and fresh apples at the farmers markets; we know it’s time for the fall season. All the more reason to start the festivities at home preparing for the Halloween and Thanksgiving holidays.

We have combed over Pinterest, checked out or favorite decor blogs, and searched for inspiration at the flower markets. Transforming a home or throwing a themed party to reflect the season can be an undertaking, but with ample planning the decor elements will be the easiest part.

First Impressions FallWelcoming Decor

Whether decorating a front stoop off a bustling parkway or a full window box/porch combination, any passer-by will fill with envy if you’re able to put a creative spin on the season. Concepts that are trending include simplicity in personalizing your decor. Initializing, color blocking, and DIY inspired projects are trending throughout the blogs such as taking a simple patch of pumpkins and transforming the color and to add your own personal flair. DIY door hangings and pillows may need a bit of refuge on those windy and rainy days, but in fair weather everyone enjoying the outdoors will stop notice. And lastly, never be afraid of bundling and oversizing cornhusks and gourds in your decor. A overwhelming amount of traditional goes a l….o….n….g way.

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Staying on Trend

Can we give a moment to honor the chevron pattern. Even though it may have peaked some time ago, we hope the trend never fades. There are several ways to incorporate this pattern in a magical pumpkin. Check out My Sweet Savannah Blog to learn how to properly paint your pumpkin. Looking for an amazing glow on the front porch, click to Wit and Whistle’s blog with step-by-step instructions to carve brilliantly.

Mantle Decor Fall

Frames and Flags… a Mantle’s Fall dream

If there is a frame, its fabulous. Between your local hobby shops and antique stores, vintage frames are around the corner. Coupled with flag letters, chic galvanized containers, and lettered pumpkins and canvases this staple piece is raging all over the blogs for any styled home in the fall season. Delia Creates shows how to infuse modern, existing elements with gourd accents.  Crafty, Scrappy, Happy blog shows how a vintage oversized frame is a great backdrop canvas letters. Babble.com has featured its “Top 10” fall mantles infusing burlap flags, handmade wreaths, and fresh stems.

Metallic Tabletop Decor

Rain or Shine: Tabletop Decor

There is nothing better than shinny metallic pumpkins to make a drab fall day feel better. On trend for tabletop decor includes interesting, dynamic centerpieces with golds, coppers, and silver elements. From candleholders to pumpkins, anyone can brighten their home with a can of spray paint or glass pumpkins from Jamali Garden! A resourceful web store that is one of our favorites.

Spring Fever!

Spring Bouquets ASA

We are so excited about all of our Spring weddings! We are creating some stunning bridal bouquets full of the season’s fresh and familiar blooms. Above are some examples of some of ASA’s spring bouquets, in the plum color palatte. They are delightfully lavish with hyacinth, tulips, ranunculus, poppy anemone and lilacs.