We Heart Gabby

Today marks Gabby's one year anniversary with Firefly! Woo!!

For those of you that don't know Gabby, she started at Firefly as our amazing intern and quickly proved herself invaluable. After just a few short months she became our planning and design assistant. She's truly a gem and I have NO IDEA what we would do without her. She's a multitasking master with the best sense of humor and most fantastic attitude.

Gabby, we are so grateful for all that you do here at Firefly. Our team would not be the same with out you! Happy Anniversary!!!!

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xx Firefly

DIY // Fox Mask

With Halloween just around the corner it's time to start thinking about costumes! This Halloween we put together a DIY fox mask inspired by the Etsy artist Lucille {m}. Hope you enjoy!

Materials:

  • One yard of two different types of fabric

  • Two pieces of stiff felt

  • Ribbon

  • A computer and printer

  • Scissors

  • Glue gun

  • Pencil

Instructions:

Begin by printing out a downloadable Fox Mask Template. Cut out the outline of the template and trace it onto your white felt. Next, cut along your newly traced outline. Follow this by cutting pieces of felt to create the ears and cheeks. Use those same felt pieces as guides and trace them onto your two different styles of fabric. With fabric glue, adhere the fabrics onto their respective matching pieces of felt. Next, glue the bottom half and top half of the mask together. Finally, glue your ribbon onto either side of the mask and voilà, you now have a super cute and fun Halloween costume!

xx Firefly

 

Bridal Fashion Week Faves

Sarah Seven

 

Sarah Seven's collection was stunning! Whether it be Sarah's use of ruching, sparkle, or lace, the dresses just kept on impressing us. We particularly loved that Sarah embraced unique styles, such as a romper that a skirt can be added to and a two piece dress, while maintaining her delicate romantic touch. Can't wait to see these dresses on winter brides!

Claire Pettibone

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As always, Claire Pettibone blew us away! This season her collection was inspired by iconic gothic cathedrals such as the Notre Dame, Westminster Abbey and St. Pattick's. You can see these details in her use of the metallic lace and silk embroideries. And man did we love those backs!

Monique Lhuillier

Monique Lhullier's line was inspired by the ballerina that resides in the jewelry boxes of young girls everywhere. She embraced an elegant fairytale look. We loved the lace details and intricate beading of the dresses! So elegant!

xx Firefly

DIY // Flower Crown

Who doesn't love a flower crown! This is a super fun DIY that can be used for any celebration.

Materials:

  • An array of flowers. We usually like to use at least three different varieties. For this crown we chose anemones, ranunculus and black current berries.
  • Greenery of your choice
  • Floral wire
  • Flower Tape
  • Scissors

Start by connecting your green vines with floral wire. You do this by simply wrapping the floral wire around the vines as tightly as possible. Depending on your desired size and the size of your vines you may connect more than two sections. Next, start placing the flowers where you would like them on the crown. Using the floral wire set them in place by wrapping the stem of the flowers against your greenery vine base. You also want to wrap the flower tape around any place you use the wire so it doesn't show. Continue setting the flowers in your desired  pattern until your crown is complete. Then using your scissors cut off any undesired leaves, stems, wire or tape.

Photos by Alexandra Celia

xx Firefly

Ilana + Tim on Style Me Pretty

Happy Friday! We're so excited to share Ilana + Tim's amazing winter wedding on the blog today. This wedding was so much fun! We had an all star team on hand and mother nature even chipped in, with the first snow fall of the season. Check out all the lovely details on Style Me Pretty! AND, don't forget to check out their sweet video, below :)

Photos by Ro from Les Loups. Video by Hello Super 8

Moodboard Monday // That Perfect Light

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As wedding planners we have a special place for that perfect light that hits windowed rooms and outdoor spaces right before the sun goes down. It's the light that witnesses those priceless moments between individuals who love each other. The first kisses, the exchanging of vows and the old couples holding hands. We are blessed to work in a job where we are surrounded by these interactions :). We hope you enjoy this weeks precious moments!

xx Firefly 

How To Make Your Apartment Into A Sanctuary // Bedroom

Here in NYC our days are busy, long and often quite hectic so coming home to a beautiful and inspiring space is an important way to end the day. Over the next few months we'll be giving you some simple tips on how to turn your apartment into a sanctuary. Today we're starting with the most important room of them all - your bedroom

Bedroom

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One of the key ingredients to a bedroom is windows. They immediately make a room feel bigger and you can't beat the natural light they provide. We also love bringing the outdoors in so we'll often look for the perfect branch at the flower market to keep in a big apothecary vase. To bring in even more greenery, an assortment of potted plants is a great way to go. As for the bedding, in a sanctuary, we love an all white bed with different textures and layers to cozy up in. Its also key to have the right lighting and unique fixtures, like the accordion light and the geometric chandelier, are the perfect addition to any bedroom. Don't forget fantastically scented candles and pampering products. We love the candles from Diptyque as well as some soothing lotions like this one from Aesop. To top it off this tan silk teddy by Lee Fee Verte makes for the perfect relaxing night. 

We hope this inspires some great interior ideas.

Have a wonderful weekend!

xx Firefly