14 Aug Rosé for the Cure
By: Laura Nell Burton
Photography by: Parish Photography
Earlier this summer I shared my previvor journey on our blog. Breast cancer runs in my family so I made the choice to undergo an elective double mastectomy and reconstruction. If you missed it, read it here. The Cloche Girls also blogged two subsequent gift guides of favorite ideas for your loved one going through breast cancer, check them out here and here. Continuing in the spirit of turning adversity into something positive for the benefit of others, Christin and I, along with our daughters, are so excited to share our latest collaboration.We teamed with some of our favorite brands to create all all-pink soirée we affectionately themed Rosé for the Cure! All resources you see in these beautiful images captured by Jenna Beth Lyde of Parish Photography are linked in a list at the very end of this blog.We always set the tone with pretty paperie and our besties at Dixie Design Collective outdid themselves. The finishing touch was gorgeous calligraphy by Lucy Young Creative.We chose Dixie’s Dash Topiary and Toile collection starring King Charles Spaniels illustrated by artist Shanna Masters Designs for a sentimental reason.During my recovery from three surgeries (with one more to go in November after we get through our fall weddings) my own King Charles never let me out of his sight. There was truly no greater comfort than having him snuggled by my side every minute of all those weeks in bed.A most sincere thank you to our most generous and talented friends at Botanical No. 9 for the gorgeous flowers and artful balloons. We have three weddings with Botanical No. 9 in the fall so stay tuned for lots more beauty we will share in the months ahead.Place settings for the cure! We love all things Herend and our good friends there were so kind to let us borrow this set of Chinese Bouquet Raspberry for our soirée.We especially love the Herend crescent salad plates and mini tureens.We gifted three favors, Baked Goodness cookies, pink heart sunglasses and Queasy Drops. Queasy Drops are a favorite among the cancer community to help alleviate nausea from chemotherapy. They’re 100% natural and safe for all (including pregnant moms). They also provide big relief after anesthesia and are our new favorite gift when visiting anyone in the hospital after surgery. A percentage of each sale supports breast cancer research.The Cloche girls have fallen in love with all things Elizabeth Wilson Designs. So southern, and girly in cool, easy-to-wear cottons. Shop through this Sunday and get 10% off site-wide with code CLOCHE10 at checkout. Links to buy can be found at the end of this blog. Nancy Nell is wearing the Audrey Shift Dress and Christin is wearing the Judy Lanien dress. Even my King Charles is sporting her line wearing a cute gingham little boy’s bow tie.The pink and white striped dresses and matching twilly hair accessories on our two younger daughters were custom, but we think they turned out precious and if you love them too we encourage you to email Elizabeth from her website contact page and let her know. She considers all feedback as she designs her next season. Also, BRIDES! She’s launching a bridesmaids line this fall and it’s so lovely, stay tuned! We love supporting women-owned businesses and Elizabeth launched her company in 2015 through an Etsy shop which later evolved into an official website and blog. She traces her entrepreneurship back to when she was seven years old making homemade wearables for her American Girl dolls. At 13 she was gifted her first sewing machine, and the rest is now gingham and whimsy history.Our beautiful earrings, bracelets and barrettes are by lovely Taylor Turner, founder of Hazen & Co. The Hazen story began in 2002 when Taylor began making jewelry at the age of nine with her first trunk show just a year later. Below we styled all the pieces we wore on a darling pink gingham Elizabeth Wilson signature Katherine top (shop it in multiple colors)!Today the Hazen line is represented in more than 200 stores around the country. Their flagship store just opened in Dallas. Taylor designs each piece with semi-precious stones and works closely with her production team in Houston holding the brand to high standards of intricate craftsmanship and attention to detail. This past spring Hazen launched a bridal collection which caters to brides and bridesmaids. Pricing ranges from $25 to $450. The Cloche girls are proud to be Hazen brand ambassadors in San Antonio!I’ve had three reconstruction surgeries this year (with one more to go). The second one was the result of an infection and wasn’t planned. Somehow, through all the tears I cried in the middle of the night as I came out of anesthesia in the hospital, I discovered a wonderful brand through Instagram called Heidi Carey Designs. Never underestimate how much gifting a pretty new robe can lift the spirits of someone sick in bed! My robe arrived a few days later packaged pretty with a hand-written thank you note. Enter matching napkins, Rosé for the Cure perfection!
Heidi Carey Designs was founded in 2016. The pieces are handcrafted in Northern California. Heidi’s love for design was instilled by her mother, an antique dealer, and her great grandmother, Electra Havemeyer Webb, pioneering collector of American folk art and founder of the Shelburne Museum. Heidi started her career as an accessories designer at Ralph Lauren where she worked directly for Vera Wang.October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month but we did our own thing with the timing of Rosé for the Cure because shades of pink felt more like the sweet ending of summer than fall. Did you know that women in the U.S. have a one in eight lifetime risk of developing breast cancer? My lifetime risk was one in three. I made the most aggressive decision possible in terms of being proactive. I was very afraid, and had to be braver than I’ve ever been in my whole life. I pray I’ve set an example that will benefit my own daughters and granddaughters in the years to come. Have you scheduled your mammogram this year? There’s no better time to celebrate awareness than today!As we say farewell to summer, we’re so excited for our Cloche weddings this fall! We’ve invested hundreds of hours into each one over the past year, and we can hardly wait to share the beauty and love stories with you. Until then, we’re literally seeing what lies ahead through rosé colored glasses.We hope you enjoy the view!
Shop our tabletop:
Herend Raspberry Porcelain Dessert Plate // Herend Raspberry Porcelain Dinner Plate // Herend Raspberry Porcelain Service Plate // Herend Raspberry Porcelain Crescent Salad Plate // Breast Cancer Awareness Symbol Balloon // Pink Glass Votives // Pink Mercury Glass Votives // White Chiavari Chair // Blush Pink Chair Cushion // Heidi Carey Napkins // Queasy Drops Party Favor // Dixie Design’s Dash Topiary and Toile Collection
Shop our outfits:
Heidi Carey Robe // Girls Heart Barrettes // Gold and Pearl Bracelet // Gold Bracelets // Poppy Earrings // Whitney Earrings // Pink Heart Sunglasses // Pink Agate Barrette // Nancy Nell’s “Audrey” Pink Shift Dress // Pink Gingham Bow Tie // Pink Gingham Top // Christin’s “Judy Lanien” Pink and White Dress // Girls Pink and Orange Ruffle Sleeve Dresses
Support finding a cure through everyday shopping on Amazon:
If you shop regularly on Amazon, did you know that the AmazonSmile Foundation has the same products, prices, and shopping features as Amazon.com but will donate 0.5% of the purchase price of eligible products to the charitable organization of your choice? You’ll see eligible products marked as “Eligible for AmazonSmile donation.” On your first visit to smile.amazon.com, you’re prompted to select a charitable organization. You can change your selection at any time by visiting the AmazonSmile site > Your Account > Change Your Charity. Choose from Breastcancer.org, Susan G. Komen and many others doing important work to eradicate breast cancer.
Rosé for the Cure!
The Cloche Girls ♥