Lavender Grey, Butter & Blush Palette.

Okay. So I'm a little partial to this color palatte...but I just had to share!

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For photo credits, please visit Flights of Fancy's blog post.

Movie Night SUCCESS!

It was a first, and it was grand!

I don't think you could have had a more charming setting for an outdoor movie than Downtown Holly! We loved the ambiance that Battle Alley provided for our first ever FREE MOVIE NIGHT!

The Holly DDA's promotions committee and the Holly Area Community Coalition worked hard in prep for this exciting event. There's so much that goes on behind the scenes...the emails...the ordering...the promoting...the test runs...the gathering...So when it comes time, you can only hope that it all pays off!

And it did!

In between blowing up the giant screen, setting up concessions and queuing the movie, we tried to snap a couple pictures of our fabulous evening! It was a great time had by all and we're looking forward to seeing you at the next FREE MOVIE NIGHT!

{See below for next showing}

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Our next FREE MOVIE NIGHT is August 7th...which is going to be a big day in Holly! The Police Department will be hosting their Protect & Serve Day in Cyclone Park... this event is great for families featuring contests, demos, and giveaways starting at 11! I believe they've even added a softball game! To continue the family fun we are bringing our movie screen over to the park and showing "Bee Movie" starting at dusk! *Don't forget the bug spray, lawn chairs and that we'll be providing concessions!

Also that day is Downtown Holly's "Sights, Sounds & Tastes" put on by our Chamber of Commerce. Enjoy great food, music & raffles from 5-8 and dancing in the streets from 8-11!

So mark your calendars and block the whole day off on August 7th to spend in Holly! It's going to be a great day for families, friends and even lovers!

Man I love this town!

{HUGE thanks to the Holly DDA & the Holly Area Community Coalition for sponsoring and working our movie nights and to participating businesses that spent much time getting this event together: Kel Leigh Coale Photography & Design, Morgan's Boutique, and yours truly, Something Blue Bridal Boutique! We also couldn't have done this event without help from our fellas at the DPW and Nicole Kilpatricks's husband, Kris, for helping us execute and get the movie officially rolling last night...oh yeah, and for the ice cream!}


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You still have a couple hours to grab your lawn chairs and make your way to our first FREE MOVIE NIGHT in Downtown Holly this evening! The popcorn, candy & movie are waiting for you!

So far it looks like the weather just might play nice as we settle in with "E.T" dusk... {we're thinking 9:15ish}...bring your lawn chairs...bring small change for popcorn, water & candy...{Zanie Janie's will also be open and serving lemonade, cold coffee drinks, and I believe hot dogs and Popsicles...and we'll also have Big Tony's pizza available as concessions!} the one and only Battle Alley! Looking to head Downtown early? Catch a fabulous dinner at The Holly Hotel!

If you can't make it sure to check out the schedule for future dates!

new accessories.

I had a lovely appointment at Posh Hair & Makeup Studio this week....and I definitely left with more than I came in for!

Kari always does an amazing job and gave my hair a freshening up that was much needed! While there we decided that a few of their handmade bridal hair accessories would work great in our boutique! Here is a sample of some of the new beauties now for sale at Something Blue!

I love the vintage-y feel that each piece has....and the occasional pop of color. I loved seeing which pieces would match up with which dresses! They are all truly beautiful...right down to their tags!

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you've got the love.

When I got my new computer and transferred iTunes, it only transferred songs I had purchased from iTunes...not songs I had put on from cd's. Knowing that I would be traveling this weekend I figured I better update thee ol' iPod...and much to my surprise...I've been missing out on some of my favorite cd's! One in particular... Florence + The Machine. I can't believe that it's been a year since I bought their latest cd and that I've neglected my ears from such a voice! {However, I believe Kel Leigh has a song or so of theirs that I can tune into when she plays her iPod in the studio... I can't believe it didn't prompt me sooner!}

And so this weekend my brother Jason joins me as I make the travels northbound to our grandparents cabin...iPod prepared and all. Unfortunately Mike has to work this will be our first time apart since we've been married...and I'm not looking forward to that part at all.

And since Mike's been more of a husband than I could have ever asked for...always there, always kind, always loving...I leave you all with Florence + The Machine's 'You've got the love'.... well, because he's got the love, the love to get me through...

Have a fabulous weekend!

breakfast at tiffany's and free movie nights in holly.

As a part of the Holly DDA promotions commitee, we are pleased to announce FREE Movie Nights in Downtown Holly!

Enjoy our press release for more information!

The Holly DDA and the Holly Area Community Coalition sponsors Movie Nights in Holly

From blockbuster hits to old-time classics, the big screen will light up Downtown Holly with free outdoor movies through October. The series is presented in partnership with the Holly Downtown Development Authority and The Holly Area Community Coalition.

The free downtown movie nights will launch Saturday, July 24th featuring “E.T. the Extra Terrestrial.” Films will be shown at dusk at the corner of Saginaw Street and Civic Drive in front of the Village Offices. The movie nights will last all summer long on select Saturday evenings and will include Bee Movie, Breakfast at Tiffany’s, Love Bug and the Wizard of Oz. For a schedule of the Downtown Holly Movie Nights please visit

Enjoy the opportunity to enjoy a great family activity at no cost and the convenience of on-site concessions! Families are encouraged to bring lawn chairs and blankets to accompany the movie.
Before enjoying the show don't forget to stop in our unique boutiques and award winning restaurants and cafes.

Saturday July 24th: E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial
Saturday August 7th: Bee Movie*
Saturday August 21st: Breakfast at Tiffany's
Saturday September 4th: Love Bug
Saturday October 9th: Wizard of Oz

* August 7th Movie will be at Crapo Park

Can you guess which movie I'm excited for!? So naturally I have to give you a little Breakfast at Tiffany's wedding inspiration! Courtesy of Martha Stewart Weddings

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See you there!


It's the all American day for everything that sparkles! Hoping you have a fun and safe Fourth of July! Whether you find yourself underneath a mass of fireworks or just at a backyard party with family and friends, undeniably...something is bound to sparkle!

And what better prop at your wedding.....anytime of the year!

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{photo credits and full blog post here}

Check out this engagement shoot featuring sparklers on Green Wedding Shoes!


You didn't think Style Me Pretty would leave us hanging for good Fourth of July inspiration did ya!? Sometimes you just can't deny the vibrant red, white and blue!

I can just picture it now...
a warm July afternoon, the best homemade pies,
& everyone with that slight sun-kissed look!
Oh to have our wedding over and over again!

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More Americana Wedding Inspiration from the Knot...{here}

*click on the 'for better or for worse' logo at the top to see continuous blog posts

patriotic style.

Looking for a fresh spin for a Fourth of July wedding? Leave it to Betsy White to answer your modern approach! She puts a fashionista flare on the old red, white and blue!

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{Betsy White Blog Post & Photo Credits}