National Watermelon Day!

Happy August 2018!

Did you know that every year on August 3, National Watermelon Day is celebrated?

As Donald G. Mitchell stated, “Youth is in a grand flush, like the hot days of ending summer; and pleasant dreams thrall your spirit, like the smoky atmosphere that bathes the landscape of an August day.”For every month of the year, we designed and created twelve (12) special Circle of Colors graphic icons.

For our team, August represents watermelons and we are inspired to incorporate this summer fruit into our event and floral designs throughout this fun month.

Colorfully created by Concentric Design, our distinctive brand identity brightens our digital experiences + print materials, as we celebrate ten years of event excellence!

Enjoy the month of August! Keep hydrated with this fresh, summer fruit as it contains plenty of water, color and unlimited inspiration for summertime gatherings, plus it brings lots of smiles!

#CelebrateEverything

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“Remember to be gentle with yourself and others. We are all children of chance and none can say why some fields will blossom while others lay brown beneath the August sun.” 

– Kent Nerburn

 

Luscious Lavender

Inspiration is everywhere! Spectacularly blooming from June to August, we are inspired and in love with fragrant lavender fields in the Luberon, around the Mont-Ventoux and in the region of Sault.

Bright and bold hues of orchid, lilac, amethyst, purple [and The Flower Studio’s elegant lavender wands from Provence] came together to create a breathtaking showcase for a bridal shower styled photo shoot!

Designed and styled at The Flower Studio, a preferred floral partner of Huestudio + Company, elegant Tile Lilac linens from Over The Top, Inc. anchored exquisitely-curated tablescapes and were abundantly adorned with luscious floral creations by Karen Meeske-Cook and Jerry Lyons from The Flower Studio.

Pam Rose and her team of cake artisans at Swirlz Cupcakes created a spectacular bridal shower cake iced asymmetrically in lavender and ivory buttercream with 18K gold accents.

Pastel rose petals were placed lightly around the base to create an ethereal, elegant effect.

“Lavender is the soul of Provence”

– Jean Giono

Elegant lavender custom calligraphy menus by Paige Targosz of The Blank Paige perfectly accompanied fragrant lavender wands from Provence.

Miniature orchid, rose and hydrangea floral posies were created by The Flower Studio to complement watercolor and modern calligraphy menus by Audrey Ko of Things Unseen Designs.

“I love lavender – both the color and the smell. And the sound (be quiet so you can hear it).” 
– Jarod Kintz, Whenever You’re Gone, I’m Here For You
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Be Inspired!

While June through August are popular months to marry, our team was inspired + created an enchanting bridal shower showcase at The Flower Studio, in collaboration with select preferred partners.

With fragrant fields of lavender inspiring us with their spectacular colors, allow our creative team to craft and design the perfect engagement or wedding event experience using your favorite inspiration!

Continue to be inspired with additional photos by PhotoGabi in our Gallery!

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Saturday Spectacular at The Studio!

Join The Huestudio + Company and our network of personally-curated Preferred Partners as we Celebrate A Decade! throughout 2018.

You are invited to visit our friends and preferred floral partner, The Flower Studio, on Saturday, June 23, 2018 from 9:00 am – 3:00 pm to view –

Fragrant Lavender Wands from Provence, France at The Flower Studio.

Saturday Spectacular discounts for Saturday, June 23, 2018 at The Flower Studio, include:

  • “Captain Romance” Fresh Cut Calla Lilies from Holland offered at $1.50 per stem [cash + carry]
  • 50% off Hand-crafted Fragrant Lavender Wands from Provence, France
  • 20% off Magnolia Home Candles

Saturday, June 23, 2018 | 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

The Flower Studio

1701 Golf Road

Continental Towers Commercium

Rolling Meadows, Illinois 60008

847.364.9070

The Huestudio + Company | artisans of exquisitely-curated event experiences™ | 888.730.4837 [HUES]

The Flower Studio | 1701 Golf Rd, Rolling Meadows, IL 60008 | 847.364.9070

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Photo Credit: © PhotoGabi exclusively for The Huestudio + Company.

Showers of Blessings

We are honored to salute and support our cherished friends and preferred charitable partner, Operation Shower! 

The Huestudio + Company celebrates their amazing 10-year success to ease the stress of deployment by hosting joyful baby showers for military families across the country.

Operation Shower’s baby shower events provide expectant military families with high quality products for their babies while recognizing their extraordinary sacrifices and personal efforts for all that they do for our country.

These delightful events are a unique and special opportunity for military families to come together and celebrate! 

After all, the military moms who hold it all together at home deserve a party and special recognition.

In celebration of their 10th Anniversary, delight in learning more about Operation Shower!

  1. Operation Shower is in the business of JOY! 
  2. We are based in St. Louis, Missouri.
  3. We started as a passion project in the basement of LeAnn Morrissey’s home in 2007 and have now hosted over 100 military showers + honored over 5,000 military moms!
  4. We are a proud Homefront Group of The PGA TOUR’s Birdies for the Brave® + supported by PGA TOUR professionals Jim Furyk and Hunter Mahan.
  5. We believe that love really is in the details. 
  6. We know that there isn’t a day that can’t be made better by giving back to others.
  7. We were incredibly honored to have former First Lady Michelle Obama and Dr. Jill Biden reach out to host an event as a part of their Joining Forces initiative. *Bonus: We were invited again by Mrs. Obama’s office to host a shower in Italy with the First Lady while she was visiting a base in Vincenza! 
  8. Our signature item is our “Shower in a Box” which Operation Shower provides to every military mom-to-be so that they receive a full baby shower’s worth of gifts at their shower – packaged especially for them! 
  9. Our goal is to let every one of our military moms know that we see them, we appreciate them and we celebrate them!
  10. We may be biased, but we think we have the most talented and loving volunteers and supporters on the planet + feel so honored to work with many great designers…like the team at The Huestudio + Company!

To show your support of military families all over the country, please consider a sponsorship in the form of cash, products, service donations and corporate sponsorships.

Celebrate with some happy moms in this special video + learn more about Operation Shower and all the good it does!

Happy 10th Anniversary to our precious friends at Operation Shower! Congratulations!

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Photo Credits: © Images by Berit exclusively for Operation Shower.

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beyond pictures | Weddings by Revealed Studios

April continues to blossom with the extraordinary artistry of Revealed Studios: Boutique Wedding Photography and Boudoir Photography Studio.

As a trusted Preferred Partner of The Huestudio + Company for many years, their images and photographs are beyond pictures, and we are honored to spotlight their talents with Ten Things to Know as we Celebrate a Decade throughout 2018.

“Photography takes an instant out of time, altering life by holding it still.” 

– Dorothea Lange

Revealed Studios provides artistic, storytelling wedding photography and fine art boudoir photography. We like to think we help our brides and grooms sleep a little better leading up to The Day.

Just like we would (and have!) for our own friends, we think of ourselves as a resource for more than just photography. You can come to us for everything from organizing a timeline, to making the day flow smoothly, to scouting out the best locations for display-worthy pictures.

We intentionally take only take a handful of weddings each year. Keeping things small gives us more room for creativity and leaves us more accessible to you.

We’re all about the art and the story.

Whether it’s a tight frame showing a gentle touch or an intimate distance capturing an emotion, our images take you back in time. We love the pretty and the styled, the amusing and the quirky, the tender and the poignant. We value taste, and work for our angles without being intrusive.

We crave good light and study it with awe. We search for compositions that show relationships and settings that evoke a feeling. In short, we create frame worthy images that transport you back in time. 

Ten Things to Know About Revealed Studios

  1. A collaboration of two best friends. Kelly and Maggie have been friends for over a decade. Self-described “feelers,” they are in love with all things that make our hearts pitter-patter – a great book, twinkly lights, and genuine human connection. 
  2. We’re a perfect balance. According to the Meyers-Briggs test, our two personality types are an ideal match for working together. Kelly (INFP) is the logistics queen with a unique eye and killer taste. She keeps Maggie (ENFP), who can gravitate toward vision of grandeur, in check, but also knows when she’s in the flow. Together we’re a balance that works – making a day on the job something we always look forward to. 
  3. Our Studio was once a milk delivery depot – the R. F. Clark dairy from 1890 through the 1920s. You can see the original carriage house door hanging inside the now converted space. 
  4. Mission based: we’re all about helping our boudoir clients feel as great as they’ll look. 
  5. Maggie was first introduced to photography by her Dad, a wedding and portrait photographer. She learned on a film camera and developed prints in her home darkroom. 
  6. Wide range of boudoir clientele: We’ve worked women in their 70s, plus-size women, sexual assault victims, women with breast cancer, women with !disabilities, and women with self doubt. We are champions of ALL women.
  7. We talk about missing our clients all the time. We always talk about wanting standing happy hour dates so we can see them on the regular. 
  8. Wedding photography has taken us as far south as Argentina and west as Palm Dessert, California. 
  9. We can’t resist a good Motown tune. When “Shout” comes on during a reception, you’ll find us dancing right along with our clients. 
  10. Only a handful of weddings. We intentionally limit the amount of weddings we take each year to maintain high standards of client care and imagery. 

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“Photography is a way of feeling, of touching, of loving. What you have caught on film is captured forever… it remembers little things, long after you have forgotten everything.”

– Aaron Siskind

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Visit our Gallery to view exclusive, personally-selected images by Weddings by Revealed Studios.

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Photo Credits: © Revealed Studios: Boutique Wedding Photography and Boudoir Photography Studio

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