November 10, 2010

Blog Love: Elegant Decay #24

Today is such a special treat! If you haven't been following, we are blogging around the world today! Glamour and Grace is the final stop on the Elegant Decay tour. The awesome couple at Valley & Co, Nick and Aleah, designed this amazing photo shoot! Instead of just one blog getting all the goodness, they've planned a fun blog hop to some of the best blogs around!

Here's what the fabulous Aleah and Nick had to say:
We're  Aleah + Nick Valley of Valley & Co. and we're so excited to partner with some of our most favorite blogosphere friends for this Blog Around the World: Elegant Decay post! Today you're invited to a worldwide scavenger hunt on these awesome blogs where you'll find snippets of our Elegant Decay photo shoot, designed to show off the after effects of a celebration: fun! We all spend so long putting together amazing designs and table scapes for our couples, and this shows off the end result {and the most important element}: enjoyment. We hope you enjoy this - thank you to all of our friends for participating and be sure to visit these other fabulous blogs for more photos, ideas, tips, and fun!

I am so in love with this whole idea! Too often we try and make everything so perfect, we forget about the fun! If you've been following along with the other blogs, you've seen the gorgeous Dutch impressionist inspired details and the most perfect fall palate. It really reminds me of this inspiration board I created a while back. I am in love with this beautiful mix of vibrant colors and rich elegant details. Everything is lovely and chic, but has a warmth like a lived in home. It has been used, enjoyed, and is utterly beautiful.

Design + styling and JOY cards | Aleah + Nick Valley of Valley & Co.
Photography | Jeremy Leffel
Floral design | Anne Bradfield of Floressence
Crystal and marble decorative candle accents | vintage pieces from Nick's mom
Venue, dessert, and drinks | Palace Ballroom by Tom Douglas
Linens | Choice Linens
Chairs, silverware, and china | AA Party Rentals

Be sure and check out all the other awesome blogs involved:


  1. Never ever forget the fun! Perfection is great, but having fun is so much better. Beautiful post.

  2. The perfect final stop and what a lovely match for your inspiration board! I'm breaking out the virtual champagne, cheers!

  3. kinda sad that the hunt is over. and your so right...never forget the FUN!

  4. Who knew that the end of the night COULD be perfect! This shoot is perfection! Love it!

  5. Pure perfection! Now that it's over, we'll still have the amazing memories and PHOTOS! :)

  6. A special event that is a forever memory......Inspired with love!

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  7. Last but not least! Went to look at the inspiration board (posted on my 30th birthday!) and totally grasped the idea behind the photos. It's been a great journey and I enjoyed coming all this way and finish it with you.

  8. love that inspiration board and your post!

  9. I really thing this inspiration made thing about something we often forget... to have fun!


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