Vintage Carnival!

It was a really fun summer!  I had the pleasure of working with Chelsey of Events & Experiences on this fun Vintage Carnival scheme and  it was one of my favorites, I LOVE  turquoise and pinks. Layered Bake Shop made the most vibrant turquoise cake and the circus animals made it perfect with the theme. They are REALLY great with color and design, not to mention taste!

Loren with Top Banana Photography grabbed some shots before Landry’s party and here they are, enjoy!


Planning & Decor: Events & Experiences

Shabby Chic Picnic Birthday Party

Grace’s shabby chic 1st birthday party was the prettiest of pretty parties! I had such a blast spending the day with this family in Sunnyvale. Janice and Jon are superstar parents and Grace’s big sister Faith is so funny and smart.

The food was heavenly! Pulled pork slider sandwiches for adults, peanut butter and jelly for the kids, kettle chips, individual ice cream, an assortment of mini pies, mini bunt cakes and coconut cake! I was lucky enough to sample the desserts Janice made and they were so delicious. The mini pies were from a cute pie company called Scrumbscious in Mesquite.
The vintage rentals from Rent My Dust blended perfectly with the style of the home and I just love that. 
{Shawna Marie}

Co-Ed Orange Baby Shower

The orange color scheme of this baby shower in Allen, Texas was the perfect choice for the modern Mom and Dad to-be. 
The party decor fit perfectly with the existing decor of their home and was also gender neutral to appeal to all of the guests! There were two different food tables to help guest circulate throughout the home, a sweets table and a savory table. Here are a few images from the party!
{Shawna Marie}

Featured on Style Me Pretty: Handmade Bendable Fabric Flags

These chic little fabric flags were so much fun to make and I love it that they are reusable. 
I swear I could make them in every kind of fabric all day long. 
Check out my full handmade how-to on Style Me Pretty right here!
Thanks for catching me in action HELMUTWALKER Photography!

Kristin & Adam’s Wedding at the Maddox-Muse Center in Fort Worth

I was brought on by Chesley Dane Arnal of Events & Experiences  for conceptual design and styling of a rustic float station that I’m thrilled to share with you!  The groom had wanted something other than a traditional groom’s cake and the goal was to make this a statement piece while flowing with the surrounding decor that the bride Kristin and Chelsey had in mind. The concept sketches totally came to life and working with Chelsey and the talented team of Events & Experiences is seriously the best thing ever.

My heart jumped with happiness each time guests gawked over the rustic station, the bridesmaids kept saying – “Oh my gosh, it looks JUST like something on Pinterest!”  a bunch of times, now THAT is what I wanna hear!

{Shawna Marie}


Photographer: Top Banana Photography 
Planner: Event Experiences  (formally Bride Associates)
Venue: Maddox-Muse Center at Bass Hall 
Florals: Lush Couture Floral 
Catering: Los Vaqueros 
Cake: Sweet Memories Cakes and Catering 
Entertainment: Randal Stout 
Dress: LuLu’s Bridal Boutique

Rentals: Rent My Dust

Featured on the Main Page of Wedding Chicks! Retro Rainbow

My retro rainbow shoot has me all excited about summer! Pastel colors, rainbows and bow ties were the inspiration and I hope this puts you in a cheery mood too. Thanks to Jocey and the Wedding Chicks team for the feature yesterday, over 1,00o pins on Pinterest!!! Yesssss

You can find more inspiration from this shoot on Hello Love at this link and make sure to check out the cinema clip and all of the images and my feature right here

{Shawna Marie}

Photography: Nine Photography
Florals: Bows & Arrows
Rentals: Rent My Dust
Dining Table: Shag Carpet Props
Wedding Dress: The Brides Room
Bolero: Maybe Sew
Hair & Makeup: KO Girl
Tea Towels: Dozy Doats Totes

Handmade Mason Jar Red Apple Cooler

There’s nothing like enjoying a refreshing drink at the patio on a hot Texas summertime day. I’ve started to create a signature drink (or two, or three) every summer to have on-hand for when company stops by. I think my newest drink recipe is wayyy yummy and I hope you’ll try it out! Oh and by the way, I don’t include measurements in my drink recipes….taste and serve is my motto.

You’re able to check out my Mason Jar Red Apple Cooler recipe that includes a free digital download on the HELMUTWALKER photography blog by clicking here! 

Published in The Knot Texas Magazine & Featured on the Main Page of Style Me Pretty!

I’m so excited that we’re featured in 4 pages of The Knot Texas magazine!!! Ever since The Knot editors contacted me I’ve been so eager to see this on the stands. Matt brought in a box of these pretty little glossies that arrived on our doorstep and we toasted with wedding cake and champagne, perfect timing for our one year anniversary!  

A special thank you to Wendee with Unexpected Elements and Anne Marie Photography in Austin. I’ll shout it from the rooftops, I loved all the wedding professionals that played a part in our wedding day!

Cheers to the future of Event Styling by Shawna Marie!

Well I’m just smilin’ from ear to ear. Oh and if you’d like to see more pictures of the decor, click on the image below to see this feature on the main page of Style Me Pretty!

Hans & Michelle’s Wedding at The Ft. Worth Petroleum Club

Hans Lansberger and Michelle Steckel are made for each other; you can just feel it when you’re around them. The couple met at Texas Tech in 2003 and have been attached ever since. Michelle is a big fan of color and has such a soft and sophisticated personality. Her sweetie Hans is one of the most outgoing engineers that I’ve ever met; he always has Michelle on his mind.  I was so excited to be part of  the couple’s wedding at the Ft. Worth Petroleum Club, it was a wonderful day!
Thank you for letting me share in your wonderful wedding day Mr. & Mrs. Landsberger!
{Shawna Marie}
Ceremony Location: Rose Chapel
Reception Venue + Catering: Ft. Worth Petroleum Club
Planning: Bride Associates
Styling & Paper Goods: Event Styling by Shawna Marie

Handmade Tea-Stained Box!

I totally need to be better about this whole blogging thing. I’m gonna get better about it I promise 🙂 In the meantime, take a peek at my next “Handmade with Shawna” feature that I brewed up (heehee) on the HELMUTWALKER Photography blog right here