J’Adorn Designs Featured on Style Me Pretty :: Gold, Pink, and Purple Wedding Inspiration


Happy Monday, friends! Things have been quiet around the blog lately, but we’ve been working on a lot of really exciting projects behind the scenes. One such project is this fantastic styled shoot we collaborated in that was featured on Style Me Pretty this morning. Click through the link to see all the loveliness and be sure to check out the insanely talented vendors who contributed to this shoot. They’re the best of the best!












You can find the jewelry featured in this post for sale over in our Etsy shop. As always, customization is available and special orders are welcome!

Many thanks to the awesome vendors who collaborated to make this styled shoot a success, especially Maribel Kalata of Eight Tree Street who dreamed up the entire project!


Venue:  Trump Winery in Charlottesville

Styling and Floral Design:  EightTreeStreet

Photography:  Allison Hopperstad Photography

Stationery: Allison Hopperstad 

Gown:  Grace Bridal Couture

Cakes:  Sweet Pearlz Cheesecakes

Jewelry:  J’Adorn Designs

Linens:  Wildflower Linen

Hair and Makeup:  NB Makeup On-Site Hair and Makeup

Model: Elle Hermann

J’Adorn Designs Featured on Style Unveiled: Radiant Orchid Wedding Inspiration

A few weeks ago, we had the privilege to participate in the Style Unveiled Design Challenge on a fabulous team headed up by Maribel Kalata of Eight Tree Street. We were given one candle as our source of inspiration and created an entire scene, complete with florals, tablescapes, stationery, handmade pastries, a customized wedding gown with bridal jewelry to match, and gorgeous scenery at the Trump Winery’s carriage house. We found out today that our styled shoot had been selected for publication! Click through the link for more breathtaking images, and check back here for even more coming soon!

Beautiful Radiant Orchid Wedding Details at Trump Winery in Charlottsville

Thanks a MILLION to our awesome partners in this shoot!

Venue:  Trump Winery in Charlottesville

Styling and Floral Design:  EightTreeStreet

Photography:  Allison Hopperstad Photography

Stationery:  Simply Designed

Gown:  Grace Bridal Couture

Cakes:  Sweet Pearlz Cheesecakes

Jewelry:  J’Adorn Designs

Linens:  Wildflower Linen

Hair and Makeup:  NB Makeup On-Site Hair and Makeup

Model: Rachel Boer


This Weekend: All Sales to Benefit the Dehnel Family


This post is going to be short and sweet because I want to get the ball rolling as soon as possible. This afternoon I learned that friends of ours lost their first child at 38 weeks, completely unexpectedly. On top of their heartbreak, they also now have to cover the costs of a funeral that they never planned to have.

This weekend, all proceeds from sales in my shop are going to benefit the Dehnel family. Spread the word, and let’s all lift this sweet family up in our prayers. Get your shop on here.

Looks for Life Fundraiser 2014


For the second year in a row, I am giving to the Looks for Life Fundraiser at my favorite Maryland salon, Looks Salon.  Each year, Looks partners with Grassroots Crisis Intervention in Howard County, MD, to raise funds for suicide prevention services. In addition to a silent auction – which is where our jewelry set and gift card will be raffled off –  the salon sells advertising space at their hair styling stations to local businesses and holds an event with discounted salon and spa services with proceeds going to Grassroots.

As you may recall, suicide prevention is a cause that is especially close to me after losing my childhood friend and fellow artist Josh Hutchinson last spring. I consider it a privilege to give to an organization that works to restore hope and save lives, and am honored to think that my creative work could contribute to those efforts.


If you’re in the Howard County, MD, area please consider coming out to this event. You’ll get pampered for the day (at incredible prices!) and know that the money you spend benefits a worthy cause! Check out the photos of the jewelry and basket I designed after the jump!






Mini Makeover with Carolyn Thombs


I met Carolyn Thombs virtually when we worked together on the Coffee Inspired Wedding Shoot I contributed to earlier this year. A few weeks later, we met in person at a networking event hosted by The Knot and we hit it off immediately. Carolyn is a talented makeup artist and stylist based in northern Virginia and when we got together to style & shoot our collaborative effort with ThredUP she offered to do my makeup and take a few shots. Naturally, I jumped up and down with excitement  said yes!

I tend to go with natural colors for my makeup day-to-day, particularly when it comes to lip color, so Carolyn suggested we do something out of my usual comfort zone. I’m so glad I took her advice because I fell in love with the bright pink lipstick she used! Check out all the photos from our mini-makeover after the jump.










Love the jewelry you see here? Score it for yourself over in my shop! [Specific pieces linked below]
Necklace, Bracelet #1, Bracelet #2