Nestled on a cozy corner of 7th street in the Elizabeth neighborhood of Charlotte, is our new studio & meeting space.

We can’t contain our excitement and are so thankful for all the encouragement & support to do what we love.

We’re located at 1828 7th Street in Charlotte, NC- come on in and say hello & enjoy a salted caramel peanut butter truffle

Relax. Enjoy. Remember. (Oh, and Starbucks is one block away. Juuuuuust saying)



*See something you like? Details on where we shop at the bottom of the post!
Oh! And our fabulous bride from last Summer, April, popped in to say “hello” and also happens to be on the cover of the Summer 2013 issue of Charlotte Wedding Magazine!

I’m a lover of anything with a story- which is why I love decorating with unique finds from thrift shops, yard sales,

& little shops we visit in all our travels (oh- and Target & Marshall’s, of course)

Here’s proof that you can create something beautiful without blowing the bank:

Velvet Yellow Sofa: Salvation Army, $100 (my best find, EVER!)

Striped Pillows On sofa: Ikea, $14

Gray Velvet Pillow On Sofa: Target, $20

Mercury Glass Candle by Capri Blue “Volcano”: Anthropologie, $20

White Mirrored End Table: Target, $30

Coral Pillow On Chair: Target, $10

Teal Chevron pillow: Target $10

Flattened “Luminous” Spoon & Books: Sweet gift from the AMAZING Elizabeth Messina

Mercury Glass Lamps: Marshall’s, $30

Coffee table: Salvation Army (painted top with Martha Stewart gold paint) $5

Vintage Mint Metal Side Table: Antique Alley (Matthews, NC) $20

Assorted Frames: Hobby Lobby, $10-$30/each

Candy Jar: Marshall’s, $15

Decorative Chairs: Marshall’s, $150

Collage Wall Empty Frames: Yard Sales, Thrift shops, $10

Vintage Framed Vignettes: Sleepy Poet, Charlotte, NC, $10 for the set of 4

Printed Photographs: Miller’s Professional Imaging

Antique Wooden Desk: Antique Shop in Chattanooga, TN, $100

Canvas W/Logo: Canvas On Demand, $150

Organization Accessories: The Container Store, $25

Sample Albums: Miller’s Professional Imaging

In the park There is a rock, On which is written Forget me not -Alice (sweet friend of my grandmother), 1942 A Lovely Workshop by Elizabeth Messina Hair & Makeup: Erin Skipley & Claudia Mejerle Florals: Amy Osaba Calligraphy: Maybelle Imasa-Stukuls Props & Fashion: Ginny Branch Set Design: Blue Eyed Yonder Fashion: Claire Pettibone

Grandma’s pearls. Quiet moments. And- a real life Texan cowboy. Here’s a little sneak peek from Samantha & Chase’s dreamy wedding in Austin, Texas xoxo- Lauren  

There’s this magical island where light & a salt water breeze wraps itself around you… {Here are a few lovely moments from my time at A Lovely Workshop with Elizabeth Messina in Sea Island, GA} So honored to have been featured on Martha Stewart Weddings A Lovely Workshop by Elizabeth Messina Hair & Makeup: Erin […]

There is absolutely nothing more beautiful than the love of a family- and watching these two families officially become one, was one of the beautiful moments we’ve ever captured. When you think of a wedding day, you think jitters, and the dress, and the guest list, and the lavish honeymoon, and what flavor the cake […]