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Announcing Hearten Social October 22, 2014

Hearten Social is an Open House for A & Be Bridal, Avant Decor, Brett Dorrian Artistry Studios, The Traveling Photo Booth, and The Vintage Type at Aria along with the support of the Independent Wedding Association and its members.

Like all Independent Wedding Association events, Hearten Social will celebrate the awesome, local weddings that we serve and the people who create them. Join us for a low key night including ideas, cocktails, games, prizes, and more.

With special thanks to Uptown Valet (complimentary valet throughout the evening), AV For You, International Cigars for sponsoring this fun evening!

Eventbrite - Hearten Social




gourmet Jell-O shots with Scandinavian flavors

Our Scandinavian Issue features some killer recipes and inspired combinations for bringing a little molecular gastronomy (and campy good fun) to your drinks – by serving them as gelatin shooters. Created by Chowgirls Catering, these gelled drinks play with scandinavian flavors (by using combinations of herbal and astringent flavors, as well as Aquavit) Photos by Studio Laguna Photography


Farmhouse wedding table with farm animal accents

Our Summer 2013 issue featured this inspiration workbook on getting a luxe farmhouse feel. The catch word here is welcoming – bringing warmth to the table with fresh blackberries and vintage mercury glass candle holders, while bringing a pop of color in the floral. And anything farmhouse needs a touch of whimsy – like the farm animal place card holders.

Photography: Studio Laguna
Table + Chair rentals: The Vintage Type
Paper: Paperista
Napkins: Linen Effects
Floral: Ashley Fox
Styling: Blush and Whim