September 26, 2014

A Book Release...Rustic And Elegance

Book Release: December 2nd 2014
Prairie-Style Weddings  
Rustic And Romantic Farm, Woodland, And Garden Celebrations
By Fifi O’Neill
Photography by Mark Loham
With so many books out there one would say, there’s no shortage of planning resources to turn to in a market that ceremoniously encourages love, as well as renewed love vows.
Expected and scheduled release:
December 2nd 2014

I am excited to be a part of this wonderful book cover, my love sign created by me Dore Callaway

A new kind of wedding book, one with a voice to its pageantry of ceremonies where one will find
inspiration in styling with architectural salvage, trends in home and garden decor, reclaimed
rustic prairie styles, European and American vintage and antique furnishings a key mix in
the romance and beauty of prairie-style weddings.

Stylist Fifi O'Neill went to extraordinary lengths to win back when prairie weddings were planned
around what inspired life on the plains of the prairies, where it was common to hold a wedding
in a home or barn. This was not a practical desire for simplicity rather than minimalism.

Prairie-Style Weddings has and inherent purity to the authentic feel in each of its home weddings.
its pages of simplicity in time worn invites a cozy welcoming feeling to its softer relaxed side of
elegance stylishly through the passage of time; all encouraging the best in prairie-style designs
and decor.

I created the Love sign from vintage salvage and washed barn wood aged with time used on
the Santa Barbara wedding location.

Rustic And Elegance

My daughter Hannah Callaway
One of Fifi's bride models for the books Santa Barbara shoot.
Prairie in French garden style.

Beautiful Santa Barbara rustic French garden setting.

Romantically prairie wedding gift bag.

Fifi O'Neill grew up in Paris, France. She lived in Manitoba, Canada, for 15 years where she
first fell in love with the vast and beautiful plains of the prairies.
As editor, writer and stylist, Fifi O'Neill has produced numerous features on home decorating,
food, and gardening for American and European magazines and now a
number of books to her name.

Fifi O'Neill again brings her readers a special wedding book unique to its own with each page
vowing to make you fall in love all over again.

To assure your copy or copies reserved for you, as well as a perfect Christmas gift for
a family member or friend, you may now purchase through Amazon.
Take a closer look into Prairie-Style Weddings, a book that inspires more than
weddings, it's a book looking towards the road ahead with prairie-style and designs
for all things creatively interrupted prairie.

Thank you Fifi O'Neill, for the all around romance in Prairie-Style Weddings that will inspire
weddings or not weddings; a beautifully inspiring coffee table book that adds
much more than its title.



therelishedroost said...

Lovely ideas here with such an organic feel and connection with nature!! Have a lovely weekend,K

Row homes and Cobblestones said...

Doré your post conveys Fifi's dream of her fascinating wedding book. I already over a month ago put in my advance order/reserve through Amazon. I look forward to the amazing photography and the organically fresh creative wedding designs. Hannah is a beautiful young woman and will one day make the most beautiful blushing bride.
I am sure I will find much inspiration for our Gabrielle's wedding one day in the future ... years ahead.

Fifi's book's are always enchanting and I can see why your Love salvaged sign made it to the cover. What an honor Doré. Everything you create is artistry and soulful perfection.
Beautiful post my friend.
Sending love

Sandi~A Cottage Muse said...

Congratulations Dore!
Fifi's new book looks wonderful and I've placed it on my wishlist! This is just the kind of wedding my daughter would love some day (when her prince comes along)!
Hannah's photo is just stunning, hope she is well!
Have a wonderful weekend!

Little Farmstead said...

Such breathtaking photos! Congratulations on being a part of it! Your sign is so charming and your daughter is beautiful. Have a great weekend!

Jeanette@Creating a Life Studio said...

Ghaa! So excited for you to be included in this sure-to-be-gorgeous book, Dore!! Your daughter is just lovely. The book is on my wishlist, and I can't wait to take it all in!


It's me said...

So Nice to see your daughter in Fifi her new book! all look so great.....i wish i could buy it here in from me happy weekend...!...x!

Junkchiccottage said...

Hi Dore,
Ohhhhh your daughter Hannah is gorgeous. What a beautiful book this will be. Fifi does such wonderful work. I always loved our Love sign. Congrats.

Gail Peterson said...

Thank you for sharing this! I know this book will be at the top of every bride and romantics "to get list".

The prarie style is so versatile and FIFI's book surely will take it to another level!
I look forward to see her magical touch and inspiring beauty.
Hannah looks like a Prarie bride...She will be a beautiful bride someday!

A beautiful weekend to you!

helen tilston said...

Hello Dore

Congratulations on being a part of Fifi's O'Neill's new book. Hannah looks stunning beautiful as a bride.
I will certainly check out this book when I return to the U.S.

Have a wonderful weekend

helen xx

Cindy Adkins said...

Dore this is so exciting !!! Congratulations !!!!! xo

Unknown said...

Dore, I love every single picture. So much beauty and inspiration. Of course, Hannah is simply stunning! I can't wait to get this book. Oh and by the way, I am going to be in southern cali next month! How is your mirror project coming along??

DD's Cottage said...

SO very Gorgeous! If I was to get married again/redo then I would do like that ! The pictures are stunning and so is your daughter!

Karena said...

Dore dear,I am so excited that both you and Hannah are involved in this wonderful new book on planning weddings! There must be so many great ideas and thank you for sharing these images!!

Hope to see you soon!

The Arts by Karena

Faded Charm said...

Looks like an inspiring book filled with wonderful photos and ideas. Can't wait to see it.

Btw....your daughter is beautiful!

Have a great weekend, my friend.


awal.ny said...

How wonderful for you. The sign is just perfect for a book cover. Your daughter is beautiful also. Have a wonderful weekend and I can't wait to see the book in print. Alaina

At Rivercrest Cottage said...

beautiful pictures and lovely bride.

Mammabellarte Rita Reade said...
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Rhonda said...

Oh so wonderful Dore! You belong in books, magazines and film. When are all of the decorating stylists going to get their own show? I would watch it.

Congrats and love love love these beautiful images you've shown us.
Much love, Rhonda

Mammabellarte Rita Reade said...

Dore awesome! I love your sign....can't wait for the book to come out!

Jasper's Cottage said...

As a wedding fanatic and event planner, I am so looking forward to this book. I love your LOVE sign and can't wait to see more of the Santa Barbara wedding shoot.
xo Jonni xo

Rosemary@villabarnes said...

Congrats to you, my friend. You so deserve it. Great photos, and, inspiration. Your daughter has grown into such a lovely young lady.

Rhonda said...

If I were to get married all over again, this is what I'd want! Your daughter is beautiful in that dress and cowboy boots, oh how I wish I could go back and do it all over again! I love the "love" sign:)

Anonymous said...

How fantastic! Her work is simply wonderful....I quite adore what she does and of course you are featured because you are so gosh darn talented and deserve to be featured for your hard work and kind words! Ms. Hannah is just stunning! xoxo ~Ashley

Unknown said...

I can't wait for this book.Your daughter looks amazing.This book will be great inspiration.
Thank you for this post.
Have a nice day Vladka

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Bonjour mon amie!

I seem to have to let everyone know these days that I am late because of my school schedule! I AM LATE AGAIN!

What a wonderful opportunity for you and HANNAH to be featured in this book. The style and vision of Ms. O'Neill are so elegant. What a great job.....styling, traveling, photographing and creating a that's my dream.


Lin from A {tiny} Cottage In The Woods said...

Gorgeous. Especially your daughter, Hannah! Congratulations on being included ~ I love everything you and Fifi share!

Victoria said...

Oh Dore, how very exciting this is!!! Your Love sign is gorgeous! I'm definitely going to have to get this it for the future weddings of my boys:) Hannah is absolutely beautiful, she reminds me so much of Rachel Bilson! Congrats Dore!!!

Bente said...

Hi Dore. What gorgeous photos. Your Hannah is so beautiful.
Thank you for visiting. In february I tried to buy one of your crowns from your shop, but it was not possible to ship to Norway. What did I do? Yes I made a couple. I also had a post about it, and linked to your blog. I could not make them as beautiful as yours, but I tried. Hope it`s ok.

Hugs from here

Bente said...

Hi Dore. What gorgeous photos. Your Hannah is so beautiful.
Thank you for visiting. In february I tried to buy one of your crowns from your shop, but it was not possible to ship to Norway. What did I do? Yes I made a couple. I also had a post about it, and linked to your blog. I could not make them as beautiful as yours, but I tried. Hope it`s ok.

Hugs from here

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...


How happy I am to open my comments to see your words! I so wish I could see you, speak to you, paint with you, create with you! Thank you for feeling the French feel of burlap, stone fireplaces, stone floors and comforting surroundings with me today.

I did tell you about that gold table! I found it in a warehouse parking lot with a sign: "FREE." I took it, painted it gold and then wiped the chalk paint over it and I love it. However, taking photos that are good during my work week is impossible since when I get home, it's dark. I am hoping to get photos today, but I need to really chase the sunshine to do so. I know you'll appreciate the transformation of the table!

Well my dear one, so much goodness here. Your daughter's participation in this book, your style continuing to inspire, and the gift that we have to keep reaching for beauty.

Enjoy your Sunday! Anita

angie said...

danke für die wunderschönen bilder!!! alles liebe von angie aus deutschland

Méa Strauß said...

The picture with these two doors alone would make me hold my breath.Thank you for sharing, Doré :) XoXo, Méa

Kelly said...

Oh that book looks beautiful! I look forward to seeing it once it's released. Congrats to your beautiful daughter for being chosen to be in it and your LOVE sign.

"Create Beauty" said...


Always inspiring.

This book looks like a must have.
And your daughter Hannah? so lovely.

Your L O V E sign is the perfect piece for this event and photoshoot!!!!

I adore rustic+elegance.

You are a master of it.
God bless you dear H E A R T!!!!!

~ Violet

chateau chic said...

Congrats on having one of your wonderful creations on the front cover of this stunningly beautiful book, Dore! You really whetted my appetite with a peek at some of the breathtaking photographs in the book.
Your daughter, Hannah, is a gorgeous model!!!
Mary Alice

Angelsdoor * Penny said...

Dear Dore,
I am beyond words here.. What an exciting time for you and your beautiful Hannah. She looks gorgeous! I know this book will be such an inspiration.
blessings dear friend,

michele said...

how exciting, dore! to see your work accompany and enhance such a beautiful book must be such a thrill. hannah looks gorgeous, and bravo to Fifi for kicking up the lovely in this prairie project by bringing you two on board! i will be sure to get a copy! and this is gonna sound bizarre, but i just put together a post about pandeia studio, and an image i found on kelsi's site to share is a prairie hippie sort of gal holding a rustic love sign that blew me away and sent me scrambling for scrap wood to paint out simply. the universe has spoken loud and clear i must say. LOVE SIGNS. the words stick in my brain and trigger all sorts of layers of meaning. thank you for sharing this lovely.

Splendid Market said...

je suis heureux de vous rencontrer. Thank you for stopping by the market and I agree with your comments, the shops in SB are really extraordinary!
SO much beauty hear at Burlap Luxe! I am adding you to my blog roll so I can see all of your future posts. Your daughter is a beauty and I love the charm of the Prairie!

Joy Junktion said...

It almost makes me wish I had a wedding or fancy event to plan :) Your daughter is beautiful! Blessings, Cindy

WhiteWhispers2u said...

I am so excited for this new book to be released! Also so excited to have one of your two LOVE Signs :)

Miss Hannah is as precious as ever.She is such a natural beauty inside and out.

Hugs Sweet Friend xoxo

Burlap Luxe said...

Thank you Kim, you are our darling Oregon friends, I loved sending some love to you, give your girls a hug from us.

See you soon.


Anonymous said...

If we ever decide to renew our vows a prairie style wedding would be wonderful! I love all of the images you have shown and they really get me into the mood to go for it!

Ana said...

Congratulations Dore. So excited and happy for you. The sign is absolutely beautiful. Looks like the book is going to be a great one. Fifi has that special touch, doesn't she?

Hugs and Kisses,

Woodside Park said...

Your sign is charming - very beautiful, Dore!! Thanks for this book preview. I already see lots of wonderful ideas. And the photography looks gorgeous.

Lara said...

OOh congratulations on being part of this new book; it sounds truly wonderful! And your daughter ~ she is seriously beautiful!!!! Enjoying my time visiting your lovely atmosphere here!
Lara :-)

Olive said...

Splendid and right for you to be involved in this book. I have a foster daughter getting married soon. xo, olive

Leslie Anne Tarabella said...

What a fabulous idea for a book!

Courtney ~ French Country Cottage said...

So exciting for you Dore!!! Congratulations!!!! Your work is always so beautiful and inspiring sweet friend!!! xo

Pura Vida said...

everything is so beautiful Dore...your daughter especially. Love your love sign. Thanks for the visit...I'll be going back to Napa this Friday and can't wait for more California sunshine!

must love junk said...

Dore, I was happy to see you stopped by!
How exciting this is-and so well deserved! Congrats to you and your lovely daughter! The book looks gorgeous :)

Have a Daily Cup of Mrs. Olson said...

Dore, your daughter is gorgeous and the book looks fabulous! Love the sign and all of the bits and pieces you shared!

Row homes and Cobblestones said...

Happy first day of October mon amie. Just stopping by again to say hello and revisit all the wonderful photos, Soooo looking forward to Fifi's book. Doré I noticed your rustic goat cheese signs in your store. Love them.

Cindy said...

Dore! It looks BEAUTIFUL! Look at your LOVE sign, and your gorgeous daughter! That rose garland on the old doors is insanely beautiful! Oh my gosh, I'm so inspired now! I want to run away from work and start making everything pretty just like this... I'm soooo going to go buy that book right now!


Thistle Cove Farm said...

it's beautiful! congratulations to your daughter, she's a lovely woman.

La Contessa said...

How exciting!Love Fifi's books!Which reminds me to get her cookbook out and start cooking some of the FALL recipes!The photos here look enchanting......I recognize a couple homes too!Which makes it even more SPECIAL!Hope you are well..........just back from PARIS do stop by I think you will enjoy!XX

john said...

thanks for letting me know about the book ...oh it's definitely on my wish list !! photos are lovely ...have a nice weekend...Gail x

lynn cockrell said...

Dore, this is a great post about Fifi's newest book. I have here first one, Romantic Prairie Style and it is gorgeous too. She is fabulously talented. Your Hannah is so gorgeous modeling in the wedding picture and, of course, I adore your beautiful love sign. You are such a talented and beautiful lady, too!

cindy hattersley design said...

I would have loved to have had a wonderful book such as this for a reference when either of my children were married here. Congrats on your colloboration with you and your lovely daughter!!

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Heaven's Walk said...

I can hardly wait for Fifi's next book to arrive, Dore! Thank you for helping her spread the word about it! I pray that it is hugely successful for her!

xoxo laurie

Anonymous said...

Beautiful. I love weddings that feel organic and natural yet still beautiful. to me they represent what a wedding is all about.

Amy at Ms. Toody Goo Shoes said...

Such beautiful eye candy in each of these photos. Love your LOVE sign, and your daughter is stunning!

Angelsdoor * Penny said...

Dearest Dore,
Your words always fill my heart with happiness.. I am so happy you enjoyed White bear and little owl. Yes, you know a red berry garland would have been just the thing.. I had crocheted him a collar, the same color as little owl's cap. I forgot to include the photo.

I just adore this post! I have been back a few times to just soak in the beauty.

La Petite Gallery said...

Your Hannah is beautiful. My daughter was just married, I am dog sitting now. What wonderful idea's for a wedding. yvonne

Susan EvelynAndRose said...

Dore, I can't wait for this book to come out and I don't have any wedding to plan (my daughter's far too young)! When Fifi was at my house in May, I got to peek at the book on her laptop. OH MY GOODNESS! It is gorgeous and I just adore your sign. Your daughter is so beautiful and makes a perfect model. She looks a lot like you!
This book will be a treasure. :)

Ivy and Elephants said...

Oh, how exciting for you both, Dore! I love Fifi's work and know that this will be just as wonderful. I can't wait! Congratulations, you do the most amazing work, and deserve this honor.
Big hugs,

Jo Potter said...

You have a very beautiful blog and I'm so glad I have found this post. Rustic charm and stunning photos, so romantic!
Congratulations to you. The book looks wonderful. I also see you have an Etsy shop. I will now favourite it and take a further look.
I will visit here again!
Best wishes,

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

I just noticed that metal heart with the initials, A. R. that's ME AND RUBEN! hahahahahaahhah

How lovely Hannah is my dear....

And thank you so much for your comment last night...aren't those images GLORIOUS in their French grays? What is it about that color, the French touch and the frailty of an aged piece that makes our hearts flutter? Maybe it's the suggestion of a death that tugs at our hearts to remind us to embrace the life....whatever it is, we share it. BISOUS MA CHÈRE!

Angelsdoor * Penny said...

Dear Dore,
Your comment this evening just made my day... Thank you so much for your most encouraging words.
I really enjoyed creating Cosmo. He is my first crow.
Did you just love Vera's post on Poe? I truly did.
Enjoy your evening dear friend,
and many heartfelt thanks.

Carolina said...

What a beautiful blog you have. I just found it today and will be checking in once in a while. Have a nice sunday.
// Carolina

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Unknown said...

Wow!! What an honor!! for you and your Sweet Daughter!
Congratulations! Lovely Lovely

Sea Angels said...

Oh how fabulous, your daughters looks sooooo pretty, and those pictures are scrummy xxx
Hugs Lynn xxx

Anne said...

How exciting Dore! Congratulations! I absolutely love sign!And your daughter is beautiful!What a dream to work with Fifi I hope to myself someday! Can't wait to see this book in person!

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