TO DO // Summer's Last Hurrah

Friday, September 20, 2013

Summer, you were great, but we're moving on. Our last hurrah of the summer involves a lot of work in Oklahoma with great vendors (hopefully, we will get to share more with you soon), but once we get home, we plan to chill and enjoy the last few official days of the hot months by looking forward to fall. 

1. Breakfast in bed? We still need to catch up on all those September issues, not to mention our favorite blogs!
2. We love Marchesa's pinterest inspiration board. All the lovely details you would expect from the glamorous fashion duo. We see much more Marchesa in our future. 
3. Our favorite china patterns tend to go on the table, of course. However, it's hard to pass up this delightful wallpaper when it comes in blue + white. #classicsrule 
4. Inspired by the Mui Mui's veritable feast during fashion week, we're thinking up new ideas for displaying goodies at future parties. Perhaps a party with our friends to bounce ideas of each other and come up with creative concepts. Sounds fun! Just look at the Girls Day In party Rue shared on their blog. Can't wait to try this out!
5. Speaking of fun Fall fetes, how about a vintage botanical party inspired by your friends at 100 Layer Cake? We'd love to take this to the next level with #POSHVintage. 

Your turn! How are you spending the last weekend of summer?

1 Pattern / Three Ways / Mahogany Rose

Thursday, September 19, 2013
Image 1 + 2 design and image by POSH / Image 3 design by Marin Fiske-Rankin for SMU, photography by Tamytha Cameron

One of our favorite patterns for autumnal entertaining has to be Noritake Mahogany Rose. This complex place setting - a mixture of geometric print and floral rose overlay patterns - can be personalized in literally hundreds of ways. The contrasting dark and light hues can edge up a modern tabletop while the rose imprint brings an elegant touch that would otherwise be lost. Geometric prints and 80's throwback floral are big this Fall, both of which take center-stage with Mahogany Rose, and we couldn't love it more.

1. We love our layers: Rattan Square Charger / Jan Barboglio Hammered Copper Charger / Gold Rimmed Glass Charger / Gold Leaf Dinner Plate / Mahogany Rose Salad Plate / Mottahedeh Tree B&B, teacup, saucer / Dynasty 24K Gold Flatware / Amber Goblet / White Chloe Goblet / Silhouette Water Goblet / Natural Metallic Weave Linen by Resource One, exclusively at POSH

2. Vintage goes glam: Hand Cut Crystal Charger / Barcelona Silver Dinner Plate / Mahogany Rose Salad Plate / Vintage white and floral B&Bs / Vintage Silver Footed Compote / Birch Hall Flatware / Vintage Blue and Smoke Goblets / Silver Goblet / Metallic Weave Runner by Resource One, exclusively at POSH

3. Glamorous Gold: Jan Barboglio Hammered Copper Charger / Barcelona Gold Charger / Mahogany Rose Dinner Plate, Salad, Plate, B&B / Gold Floral Lace "Hot Toddy" Demitasse, Water Glass, Wine Goblet, Champagne Flute / Silverbead Flatware / Jute Linen


Wedding Wednesday: Southern Glam

Wednesday, September 18, 2013
The glowing newlyweds. All images from F8 Studio

Mary Wright Shaw at Diamond Affairs knows how to put on a beautiful wedding, and with a couple this gorgeous and glamorous, she went all out with to create an unforgettable day of events. We spotted this wedding on the Southern Weddings blog and knew we had to share it. Bookmark this fab wedding for future inspiration for your big day. Read all about it here.

Gorgeous arrangements by Bella Flora take centerstage from an otherwise neutral palette of champagne and light pink. Ghost chairs add a modern touch to the elegant affair, taking the tables from pretty to chic. Tabletops consisted of accent goblets with a mixture of Pure and Riedel stemware for this well-heeled crowd. Perfection! Gorgeous, right? Get all the details below.

Photographer: F8 Studio / Videographer: F8 Studio / Wedding Planner/Coordinator: Mary Wright Shah / Venue, Catering, and Cake: The Ritz Carlton in Dallas / Flowers & Decor: Bella Flora of Dallas / Rental Furniture: Ducky Bob's / Rental Furniture: Posh Couture Rentals / Lighting: Beyond / Ceremony Musicians: Dallas String Quartet / Band: Party on the Moon / DJ: DJ Lucy Wrubel / Welcome Bags: Wedding Chicks / Bride’s Dress: Reem Acra / Invitations & Stationery: Paradise Design Co / Calligraphy: Tara Jones Calligraphy / Bride’s Veil/Hair Accessories: Neiman Marcus / Bride’s Shoes: Jimmy Choo / Hairstylist: James DeFrange of Pura Vida Salon / Makeup Artist: Mayra Rams-Sanabria / Bridesmaid Dresses: Custom by Nha Khanh / Groom and Groomsmen Attire: Mister Tuxedo / Transportation: Wynne Transportation

Tabletop Tuesday: Vibrant Violet

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

 A vibrant tabletop with purple hues designed by Donna Smith from Out of the Garden. We love the shimmering linens against a metallic purple charger and touches of silver throughout. Donna used our Purple Metallic Charger, Vera Wang Dinner Plate, Silver Beaded B&B Charger, Silver Radiance B&B, Silver Floral Lace Champagne Flute and Goblet, Elise Cut Crystal Water Glass, and Artesian Flatware. 

Floral, decor, design by OUT OF THE GARDEN // Cake, sweets by CUPCAKE BLISS // Stemware, China, Flatware by POSH // Lighting by BEYOND // Linens by LA TAVOLA // Stationary by IMAJ DESIGN /  Fashion by BELLA BRIDESMAID // Venue by HICKORY STREET ANNEX // Photography by JOHN CHRISTOPHER PHOTOGRAPHS

Moodboard Monday: Fall Picks

Monday, September 16, 2013

This weekend marks the first official days of Fall. Get a jumpstart on your Fall fete and check out how we get inspired with our Autumn Ardor Pinterest board. Is there a better way to start the week? Herewith, a few of our favorite things:
1. We're still going gaga (much like everyone else) over Gatsby-themed and inspired parties. Our Sophia and Loren collections take the cake for elegant patterns.
2. We love Fall fashion, especially the ladylike apparel making its appeal known to fabulous fashionistas.
3. Hosting a wine night? Riedel is the no-fail choice of sommeliers and hostesses alike. 
4. Our POSH Vintage collection has the perfect mix for your mixers, including these Gatsbyesque champagne coupes. 
5. A look for the modern gal - fall florals and a chic t-shirt - our favorite.
6. We love Fall favors, especially engraved fruits - such a nice touch for a guest to see upon sitting down.
7. We love a good arm party, especially one with Hermes and Michael Kors.
8. Ambiance is always important, and what better way to put your old wine bottles to use than as a centerpiece of candles?
9.  Fifty shades of gray? When it comes to nails, we say YES.
10. The time has finally come when you can enjoy coffee and hot beverages (hello, Pumpkin Spice!) without sweating every sip. 
11. Elegant seating and traditional tabletops will never go out of style. Fall is the perfect time to practice your presentation before the holidays.