I spend a lot of time on Instagram. It's a great place to look for inspiration, to find new up-and-coming vendors to work with, or to see what some of my other friends in the wedding industry are up to. Of course, I also love getting to share what I've been working on too and some of my tips for brides in the throes of planning their weddings. But for today, this isn't about my Instagram (although if you want to check it out tomorrow, I wouldn't stop you!). I started to sit down and make a list and realized I had too many for one post. So I'm going to start today with event-related and I'll give you my thoughts on lifestyle accounts next week!
It's not easy to post a lot of the same thing and for the posts to continue to look beautiful. Casa de Perrin, a tableware (silverware, china, glasses) rental company out of California, does just that. They are constantly giving me new ideas for tablescapes and the styles range from dainty and feminine to bold and colorful. Their gold silverware is always my favorite but I love seeing the innovative combinations of surfaces, flower arrangements and the Casa de Perrin products.
My love of flowers run deep. So it's no wonder I love following Nancy Kaye, a Senior Event Designer at Marks Garden who plays a role in some of their most stunning designs. Her feed is not limited to the events she designs, some of the posts feature other event details and some just her eye for beautiful flowers.
It's rare to find someone in the wedding industry who doesn't at least like Style Me Pretty. They receive hundreds of submissions of events around the world so their feed is the best of the best and represents all style of events. I know that when I go scrolling through the SMP feed, I can find inspiration for any project in any part of an event.
Inslee is an incredibly talented illustrator based out of NYC. This might have been cheating a little bit including her in the event-related post but I have always imagined her designs would look stunning on stationary. She has a beautiful knack for painting the female form (both nude and in various fashionable options) and she also teaches an illustration class which looks amazing.
And in a colorful final pick, I love Hooray Magazine, they are an Australian publication that is girly without being fussy and posts a beautiful mix of bona fide event photos and great ideas for DIYs. Their food pictures are innovative, not exactly the same photo you've seen everywhere else and their flower photos are colorful and fresh. It's an all around good page, less known than the Style Me Pretty's of the world, with a great variety of inspiration for all your event and wedding dreams.
I could spend hours and hours scrolling through Instagram, but I know you don't have those hours to scroll through roundups of Instagrams so I will end it here. Check in next week for my top lifestyle accounts to follow.