You *NEED* to See This Couple’s Target-Themed Anniversary Shoot
If you thought your passion for Target (and its designer collabs, like the newly unveiled Victoria Beckham and Dwell partnerships) was unrivaled, think again: A West Virginia couple just took their love for the store (and each other) to a whole new level by hosting a one-year wedding anniversary shoot with the store as its theme.
Celebrating her first year of marriage, 22-year-old Lauren Rexroad reached out to professional photog Callie Lindsey, who shot both her (more traditional) engagement and wedding photos, with the wacky idea. She had seen plenty of outdoor shots from other couples and Lauren wanted her photos to be… special.
— Target (@Target) October 19, 2016
So, she chose a spot that had deeper meaning to her and husband Corey. “There’s not a lot to do in Morgantown,” Lauren told ABC. “There’s a big hill and on top of that hill is Target. We are there all the time, especially being newlyweds and decorating our first home.” Okayyyy, that’s actually pretty cute.
View this post on Instagram
A post shared by Callie Lindsey (@callielindsey) on
With Lauren throwing on her wedding dress and Corey his tux, the happy couple had a two-hour photoshoot that took place both in the parking lot and then inside their local Target. As they posed in various aisles, used carts as props and even struck a pose with the infamous Bullseye dog, the staff was completely helpful and accommodating, with the overall experience being, well, “hysterical,” Lauren told ABC. “We got out of the car and as soon as I stepped out of the car I could feel eyes everywhere. People were like peeking out of their windows.”
Photog Callie was totally on board with the fun idea too: “As a wedding photographer and single hedgehog mother that spends 75 percent of my free time in the Target dollar section, doing this photo shoot was a natural union of my two loves!” she told Cosmopolitan.
The result? Snaps that are not only original, just like Lauren wanted, but also very, very endearing. And unexpectedly funny, to boot!
Guess the couple that shops (at Target) together stays together? Congrats, you two!
What do you think of this quirky Target shoot? Tweet us @BritandCo.
Pocket doors are so delightful in and of themselves. They appear when you need them, get tucked away when you don't, and make it easy to define rooms while keeping an open floor plan. Add to the pocket door a joyful patterned wallpaper surprise, and you will be sent right into fits of visual jubilation! Or something ;) Today we're sharing two simple and impactful pocket door makeovers that zhuzh up your space in a jiffy.
Anjelika Temple here, co-founder of Brit + Co and proud owner of several pocket doors! When I moved into my first real grown-up house a couple years ago, I knew I wanted to incorporate wallpaper so reached out to our friends at Chasing Paper to see how we might collaborate. It felt like a total lightbulb moment when I realized I could create a surprise pop of pattern on a couple sets of pocket doors.
Not only is it a whimsical way to bring color into a space, but the doors double as picture-perfect backdrops for all your SFH (selfies from home, obvs).
A few pro tips about install:
- Removable wallpaper is miraculously forgiving! You can take it on and off multiple times without it losing integrity (or mucking up your surface).
- I ordered this adhesive wallpaper installation kit with a squeegee and xacto knife and it worked super well. I also recommend a sharp pair of scissors for cutting longer lines.
- This is a two-person job! Get a friend, put on a playlist, and get ready to bond.
- Wild, organic patterns like Tally are great because it's challenging to spot any imperfections in pattern alignment; keep pattern choice in mind if you've got a lot of corners to match up. More geometric patterns and larger shapes leave less room for error (but are awesome in their own right!).
BATHROOM POCKET DOORS
In our primary bathroom, we chose the wallpaper pattern Tally, designed by Kelly Ventura, in White and Navy. In our space, the navy reads as a soft black, which is perfect for the space. It's easy to combine an ever-rotating collection of linens with the Tally pattern.
I love how the white trim becomes the perfect frame around this pocket door piece of art.
My favorite moment in this space is the fact that you actually get a third pop of pattern thanks to our serendipitously placed mirror!
And yes, this one works pretty darn well as a backdrop too ;)
LIVING ROOM DOUBLE DOORS
This set of doors is definitely a focal point of our home. It separates our living room from our primary bedroom which opens onto our backyard. The doors are pretty much always open, but when they're closed we wanted to evoke a fun, nature-inspired vibe. With that in mind, we selected the Lines and Moons pattern by Thimblepress in Green and Brown.
Earth mama vibes up in here! I love how the shapes and colors echo the ferns you see through the windows and the acorn wood details throughout the house.
Love this pattern moment, and xacto-ing out the door handle is def on the oddly satisfying DIY list.
For a pattern lover like me, I love that now I have this instant photo backdrop!
Thanks to Chasing Paper for providing these rolls of pure pattern amazingness. Head to chasingpaper.com to find our own favorites and start adding patterns to your home!
(Wallpaper wingwoman: Kayla Haykin; Photography: Kurt Andre)