Mayhar Design

Wedding Chicks Vendor Guide

Mayhar Design is comprised of two Texas sisters, Melanie McKinley and Ashleigh Davis. Designing and styling is the heart of who they are. From conceptualization to the final implementation, they emphasize attention to detail – combining unique elements for unexpected, refreshing design. Mayhar Design offers a variety of services for clients, everything from full-service styling packages to custom product creation – from whimsical flower girl wands to fragrant lavender sachets.

View all of their super cute work here and don’t forget to take a peek at their Wedding Chicks vendor page. Join us again tomorrow for another Wedding Chicks vendor happy hour. To get information on becoming part of The Wedding Chicks and join all the fun email us by clicking here.

Mayhar Design

Photographer: Caroline Joy

Categories: Happy Hour Vendors

Chic Vintage Wedding With A Hint Of Glam

elegant country wedding

When Ryan and Melissa got engaged this past December Melissa quickly started planning. She knew from the start she wanted a location with a barn. So when they came across the Camarillo Ranch House they knew that was the place. May 31, 2013 was the day. Which didn’t leave a whole lot of time to plan. Thankfully with the help of family and friends all of those details came together and made for what was a truly special day to remember. The overall theme of the wedding was a chic vintage feel with a little bit of glam. The color pallet of blush pinks, gold and cream came together so naturally.

This chic vintage wedding was so full of sweet and gorgeous details and ideas. Make sure to take a peek at the full gallery here, masterfully photographed by William Innes Photography, so you don’t miss out!

purple Badgley Mischka shoes

wedding hair

first wedding look

light pink and white bouquet by Acton Creative Flowers

From the Bride:
I am a visionary person and love to be creative. So I knew I would be really hands on when we started planning. Our project list grew very quickly and at one point during the planning I thought I had overloaded myself and family with an epic to do list. However it all worked out! The flowers really enhanced the color pallet well. With the soft blushy tones and creams it really brought everything together. Probably because they are my favorite colors. The bridesmaids wore different soft shades of blush pinks and champagne. They were all so beautiful!

pink bridesmaid dresses

pink bridesmaid dress

pnk and black wedding party

groomsman looks

gift station

When guests arrived I wanted them to feel welcome. So we had a self serve lemonade station set up. We used my great grandmothers dresser and vanity to display everything. Vintage milk glass vases with flowers and an abundance of lemons were placed all through out. Guests could fill their mason jars and sip on cute paper straws while waiting for the ceremony to start. Guests wrote love advice for the bride and groom and pinned the notes with a gold clothes pin.

basil lemonade

lemonade stand

notes for the happy couple idea

Our ceremony site was my favorite. Ribbons were tied on the backs of chairs mason jars hung on shepherded hooks lining the isle and a wooden Program in which my dad made us and I hand wrote greeted you upon taking your seat. We stood on a wooden platform my mother made under a beautiful tree and a lovely alternative chandelier with flowers and mason jars swayed above us as we said our vows. We also incorporated a celtic hand fasting blessing in which my sister tied the ribbon.

wedding ceremony program sign

hanging floral chandelier

here comes the bride sign

tying the knot

wedding ceremony

yay we\'re married!

I knew when picking the barn that I didn’t want the wedding to be too rustic so we hung draping and chandeliers on the inside of the barn and framed the barn entrance with more draping as well to create that chic-glam look. The tables were simple and elegant set with gold leaf chargers and flatware and in the center of the gold charger was our dinner menu. The flowers were beautiful airy arrangements that sat in clear glass vases.

wooden wedding sign

yay for love sign

escort card ideas

reception layout ideas

wood box table numbers

wedding menus on plates

floral centerpieces

Our sweetheart table was just lovely. We used an old table with a metal top and sanded the sides and did a little painting to freshen it up. We sat in adorable upholstered chairs with “Mr.” and “Mrs.” Signs placed on the back with a floral garland to hang over them. Right behind us was a simple but beautiful wreathe of eucalyptus leaves and babies breath that hung with a simple ribbon.

sweetheart table ideas

mrs and mr floral chair signs

love is sweet cake table

When the night was coming to a close I was actually looking forward to it. Simply because we did a sparkler send off. It made for such a sweet exciting end to the night. Seeing all of our guests wish us well!

Looking back on the day as a whole I have to say I wouldn’t have changed a thing. It went so perfectly. We did such thorough planning and I had such an awesome coordinator, Emilee Sutherland from Tasteful Tatters, there is nothing I would have done differently. Except maybe one thing and that was doing my own hair when getting ready. Sarah, from Lipstick and Bobbi Pins, did my make up which was awesome and it would have been nice to have had someone do my hair. I did love my hair though so it all turned out!

wedding dancing

sparkler exit

Coordinator & Prop or Furniture Rentals: Tasteful Tatters

Photographer: William Innes Photography
Venue: Camarillo Ranch
Event Designer, Hair & Makeup: Lipstick and Bobbi Pins
Cake: Cake Goodness
Caterer: Command Performance
DJ: As You Like It
Dress Designer: La Soie Bridal
Flowers: Acton Creative Flowers
Shoe Designer: Badgley Mischka
Lighting: A Rental Connection

Categories: Featured Weddings & Events
Colors: peach, pink, yellow
Styles: diy, vintage

Romantic Vintage Wedding Inspiration

Watters Wedding Gown

This spring wedding inspiration simply oozes romance! A soft, pastel color palette along with the layers of flowing organza in the Watters wedding gown set the tone for this enchanting photo shoot. The pink and gold invitation suite by Copper Willow Paper Studio, pink florals by Oak and the Owl, vintage furniture from Archive Rentals and the creative eye of Twine Events brought the whole look together.

Be sure to visit the full gallery here to see more of this romantic vintage wedding inspiration, all stunningly captured by Chelsea Mitchell Photography.

candy table invites by Copper Willow Paper Studio

Chelsea Mitchell Photography

romantic wedding bouquet

Watters Wedding Gown

pink wedding bouquet by Oak and the Owl

groom style

gray and pink groom ideas

From Chelsea Mitchell Photography:
This shoot was inspired by all things soft and pretty, with an upscale elegance. The Watters bridal gown flowing with multiple tiers of organza combined with a big princess bun and soft make-up on our gorgeous model emphasizes a spring-like approach to the styling.

Our handsome groom is dressed in pale grey to match the soft colors, and is even wearing a pink and green tie for a totally cohesive look. This bride wants softness and romance pouring out of every detail. If there are vintage details, they’re unique and evoke a sense of luxury.

The rustic antique table paired with over 100 year old china and crystal stemware, has a kind of subtle opulence. The pattern of the china is in pale pinks and fresh spring greens, so we kept the organic and lush florals, in the same color palette.

elegant vintage table decor ideas

vintage china

elegant wedding ideas

vintage furniture and decor from Archive Rentals

elegant bridal looks

elegant bridal looks

Flowers & Event Designer: Oak and the Owl
Prop or Furniture Rentals: Archive Rentals

Photographer: Chelsea Mitchell Photography
Event Designer & Coordinator: Twine Events
Hair & Makeup: Cortlin Tortorici
Cake: Sweet and Saucy Shop
Dress Designer: Watters
Dress Shop: Lovely Bridal Shop
Stationery: Copper Willow Paper Studio
Linens: La Tavola Linens
Female Model: Natalie Robinson

Categories: Inspirational Shoots
Colors: gray, green, pink, white
Styles: vintage

Chic Rustic DIY Wedding Ideas

David Adler Music and Arts Center

You might recognize this gorgeous couple from an inspirational shoot awhile back. That’s because this is the second of two amazing photo shoots from a talented group of vendors in the Chicago area! While their previous post had a country boho chic vibe, this feature incorporates the same DIY decor with a more urban, contemporary atmosphere.

If you missed the previous post, or you would like a refresher, click here! You can always see more of these chic rustic DIY wedding ideas in the full gallery here, all expertly captured by Britta Marie Photography.

soft bridal look by Sarah Lukasiewsicz of Amazing Cosmetics

DIY wedding bouquet

From Britta Marie Photography:
This shoot is a collaboration between vendors in the Chicago area, and captures two different looking weddings, with certain similar features. The more contemporary, modern silhouette of the column dress in combination with statement gold necklace, reflects some of the more urban couples that we work with. The two of these “looks” came together seamlessly with the help of some spectacular vendors who were not only a delight to work with, but thorough with every detail of the day.

Mr. and Mrs. wood chair signs

simple wedding ideas

casual wedding looks

escort card display ideas

escort card ideas

elegant wood menu sign

wedding favor ideas

simple white wedding cake with floral decoration

The cake was just a simple white cake that we bought from Jewel. Catherine, of The Charm Studio, arranged the flowers on the cake. The flowers were purchased from a the market and arranged by us. We wanted to show how you can DIY for your wedding day, in both country and urban settings (DIY tends to be more associated with country weddings these days).

We mustn’t forget about the charming wedding invites designed by The Charm Studio. We adore the mix and match of kraft paper combined with lace.

pink and lace wedding invites

pink wedding invites by The Charm Studio

Photographer: Britta Marie Photography
Event Designer: The Wedding Belle Events
Venue: David Adler Music & Arts Center
Makeup: Sarah Lukasiewsicz of Amazing Cosmetics
Stationery: The Charm Studio
Prop or Furniture Rentals: Chicago Vintage Weddings

Categories: Inspirational Shoots
Colors: brown, pink, white
Styles: diy, rustic, vintage