life lately: perfect autumn days

fresh homemade bread - annevanmidden on InstagramLife has been good lately. We are having a wonderful Indian Summer here in the Netherlands and I love seeing the first signs of Autumn in that gorgeous golden sunlight. The colors are changing, there are berries and rose hips all around and the market is overloaded with pumpkins. This is my season! 

All pictures are taken from my Instagram. My account is featured on both Teske de Schepper's website and on the vtwonen blog, yay!! For more snaps from my daily life, color inspiration, homemade bread experiments and all kinds of Autumn perfection, join the fun: @annevanmidden.autumn berries - annevanmidden on Instagramcampfire popcorn - annevanmidden on Instagramautumn colors - annevanmidden on Instagramsunday morning - annevanmidden on Instagramautumn breakfast - annevanmidden on Instagrammacrame workshop emily katz - annevanmidden on Instagram It will always be hard to be self-employed, but the beauty of everyday things help me to think positive. And of course, good talks with friends help too! The most important thing is: I still love what I do! That said.. if you need a stylist for your photoshoot, interior or wedding.. Don't hesitate to contact me! I would love to do some outdoor shoots and foodstyling projects this fall&winter!

♥ Anne

from tajine to pizza: 6 vegetarian food blogs

Warning: This post can cause some serious cravings. So grab some snacks, keep your grocery list close and enjoy!

6 favorite vegetarian food blogs: For worldy, colourful and tasteful recipes

Why these blogs? Because they excell in photography, foodstyling and recipes! On these website you will find recipes that make me very happy, so expect a lot of worldy flavours, avocado, sweet potato, chickpeas and nuts. Almost every blog is 100% vegetarian of even vegan.

We actually almost never eat fish or meat anymore, ever since our WWF expedition to Borneo, where we saw what our modern consumer lifestyle does to the earth and it's habitants. We now only eat biological meat or fish, maybe once a month, at the most.

After our honeymoon to Costa Rica (promise: pictures will come sooooon!) we started with weekly menu's. This probably sounds very old fashioned, but I love those slow Saturday mornings lookings for recipes together. And we cook and eat with a lot more love and care now, we try to buy seasonal veggies only and visit the farmers market and the greengrocer a lot more. No more perfect shiny greens from the supermarket! (I mean, why? You're eating them anyway). I kind of hate to say cliché things, but I feel so much better now we are eating better! And I have never enjoyed my meals more :) (bonus: they look gorgeous!) dolly and oatmeal - 6 vegetarische kookblogs - Inspire Styling blog One of my new favorites is Dolly and Oatmeal. Last week I made Lindsey's pink quinoa salad, with oven roasted beets, blood orange and a chimichurri dressing. And oooh my, that was so good!! Chimichurri sounds pretty exotic, but is so easy to make! I served the salad with a wholegrain French bread and dipped that in that dressing. A great (vegan) alternative for good old pesto!!

As a stylist I get really picky about how food looks, more than the average foodie I guess. But that pink and green salad totally passed!! So pretty :) Actually, all the recipes on these 6 blogs are perfectly photographed and styled!! the first mess - 6 vegetarische kookblogs - Inspire Styling blog The First Mess is a website that never lets me down. Whenever I need inspiration, I find it here. I don't think I will stop cooking until I have tried everything Laura comes up with! You can easily fill a dozen weekly menu's with this one (trust me). And.. this has nothing to do with cooking but everything with relating to a blogger.. I love her about page photo! It makes me happy :)green kitchen stories - 6 vegetarische kookblogs - Inspire Styling blog Always a winner: Green Kitchen Stories, a very popular blog, even by non-vegetarians (labels are just labels).  The photography and styling are amazing, for the pictures alone their two cookbooks (the Green Kitchen and the Green Kitchen Travels) are on the top of my wishlist food bandits - 6 vegetarische kookblogs - Inspire Styling blog A Dutch blog, which I only recently discovered. Untill today I have seen nothing but really nice stories and beautiful photos, so I am hooked! Food Bandits excells in sweet (vegan) baking recipes and 'messy' styling. And I love the texts by 'woman behind the pineapple' aka Suus, she has a very fun tone of voice. The Morning Rituals series are wonderful to read, they make you dream of lazy Sunday mornings with coffee and bread fresh from the oven. my new roots - 6 vegetarische kookblogs - Inspire Styling blog Sarah of My New Roots is a 'whole food eater', which basicly means she doens't let processed food with lots of junk ingredients in her kitchen. (insert applause here) Maybe whole food sounds really lame and boring, but there is nothing lame about those overwhelming coloured bowls, all the comfort food and 'the best coconutsoup ever' (or so she claims, I haven't tried it yet ;))! krautkopf - 6 vegetarische kookblogs - Inspire Styling blog The best thing about Krautkopf (well, second best.. after their English blog), is how easy you can search by season. That is the best thing you can do anyway, eat with the seasons, nothing has to be flown in from across the world and everything tastes so much better! Come one, those watery strawberries from Egypt in the Winter or fresh, juicy strawberries from your own backyard on a warm Summer day? I dare you to pick the first! Same things about veggies.. remember, there's is more to life than brocolli and tomatoes people! 6 vegetarische kookblogs - Inspire Styling blog Hungry yet? I warned you! I had a delicious lunch while writing this, but I can hear my stomach roar already :)

What are your favorites recipes or (vegetarian) food blogs? Share them with me and other readers in the comments below! I can't wait to discover even more food inspiration!

Have a lovely weekend! ♥ Anne

*dives into her kitchen cabinets to find a yummy snack*

wedding in the woods - glorious food

This weekend was all about Engaged, a really cool wedding event in Delft. Our videographer Jamy (Life from the Inside) asked me to design&style his stand for this. Besides making it all look good, I helped him out on the event day. And of course I was there to tell visitors all about my wedding styling, illustration and rental options. It was a great day! I will write a blog about it this week :) In this new part of my wedding in the woods post you can see a lot of my styling and rental items! All our thrifted plates, glasses, the lights, candlestick holders and pretty much everything you see is part of my own collection. If you're interested, drop a line at the contact page or mail me at weddings [at] inspirestyling.com! bohemian wedding in the woods | photo by 88forever | Styling by Inspire Styling Weddingsbohemian wedding in the woods | photo by 88forever | Styling by Inspire Styling Weddingsbohemian wedding in the woods | photo by 88forever | Styling by Inspire Styling Weddingsbohemian wedding in the woods | photo by 88forever | Styling by Inspire Styling Weddingsbohemian wedding in the woods | photo by 88forever | Styling by Inspire Styling Weddingsbohemian wedding in the woods | photo by 88forever | Styling by Inspire Styling Weddingsbohemian wedding in the woods | photo by 88forever | Styling by Inspire Styling Weddings Back to the wedding!! I remember us sitting in this gorgeous decorated room, with all our guests at the tables around us, beautiful looking food, plates, wine, candles and flowers on the table, everybody chatting away with people they just met, and us feeling so happy because everything turned out like we hoped! The food was great, I don't think our friends&family ever ate that much. My mother-in-law even tried something of every dish, which was pretty much impossible because the caterers kept putting new dishes on the table.

It was like magic: The never-ending dinner!

(it's like a never-ending blogpost too, prepare for a LONG post with a LOT of photos! :) ) bohemian wedding in the woods | photo by 88forever | Styling by Inspire Styling Weddings bohemian wedding in the woods | photo by 88forever | Styling by Inspire Styling Weddings My father and my sister both speeched beautifully. My dad is a writer, so I expected him to do something, but my sisters speech was a sweet surprise. She tried to do it with my brother, but speaking in front of a crowd isn't really his thing. My sister cried (again, hence her nickname "waterfall"), so I guess she was a bit overwhelmed too ;) bohemian wedding in the woods | photo by 88forever | Inspire Stylingbohemian wedding in the woods | photo by 88forever | Food by Hééérlijk | Styling by Inspire Styling Weddingsbohemian wedding in the woods | photo by 88forever | Food by Hééérlijk | Styling by Inspire Styling Weddingsbohemian wedding in the woods | photo by 88forever | Food by Hééérlijk | Styling by Inspire Styling Weddingsbohemian wedding in the woods | photo by 88forever | Food by Hééérlijk | Styling by Inspire Styling Weddings The whole table looked gorgeous, everything tasted even better than it looked and it was perfect for our day! A family style mix-match dinner, with couscous, oven roasted potatoes, watermelon salad, curry, bread, dips and so much more! Just like we do at home and perfect for the vibe of our day!bohemian wedding in the woods | photo by 88forever | Styling by Inspire Styling Weddingsbohemian wedding in the woods | photo by 88forever | Inspire Stylingbohemian wedding in the woods | photo by 88forever | Inspire Stylingbohemian wedding in the woods | photo by 88forever | Styling by Inspire Styling Weddingsbohemian wedding in the woods | photo by 88forever | Inspire Styling We felt the need to speech, but we didn't know what to say. It was a bit awkward and silly, I believe we just thanked everyone for coming. Oh well, at least nobody had to cry! That's a first for a speech on our wedding day ;)bohemian wedding in the woods | photo by 88forever | Styling by Inspire Styling Weddings bohemian wedding in the woods | photo by 88forever | Styling by Inspire Styling Weddings I love love love how this fabric garland idea turned out! It looks magical, don't you think? It made this high room feel cosy and intimate, just like I imagined it would look. I love it when a idea works out so good! bohemian wedding in the woods | photo by 88forever | Food by Hééérlijk | Styling by Inspire Styling Weddingsbohemian wedding in the woods | photo by 88forever | Food by Hééérlijk | Styling by Inspire Styling Weddings During the coffee after dinner the evening guests arrived, for a smooth transition. It was both dessert for our day guests and a warm welcome for the party people :) Sadly, we didn't get to try those delicious looking cookies because Stefan and I went into the forest to do a little evening shoot with Danique, Bart and Jamy. I guess we missed out, because the day and weeks after the wedding those chocolate chip cookies were the talk of the town! bohemian wedding in the woods | photo by 88forever | Inspire Styling bohemian wedding in the woods | photo by 88forever | Styling by Inspire Styling Weddingsbohemian wedding in the woods | photo by 88forever | Styling by Inspire Styling Weddings I am lucky to have beautiful friends like these girls! Both inside and out! Marloes, the pretty redhead on the right, was one of the teachers at the illustration workshop I joined a year ago at Urlaub. We were friends at first sight! Our best man still laughs about how his first talk to her at our wedding: "So, how do you know Anne?" "Well, we met like two months ago". But like most things, it's not about quantity.. :)

The pictures below look like it was a fall wedding, which we might have had if our day wasn't the 28th of June. I would love to work on a real fall wedding! (hint for those reading.. ;) ) bohemian wedding in the woods | photo by 88forever | Styling by Inspire Styling Weddingsbohemian wedding in the woods | photo by 88forever | Styling by Inspire Styling Weddingsbohemian wedding in the woods | photo by 88forever | Inspire Styling We laughed so hard when we scrolled through our wedding pictures the first time. Credits to our brilliant photographers for noticing this! Timing is everything! bohemian wedding in the woods | photo by 88forever | Inspire Stylingbohemian wedding in the woods | photo by 88forever | Styling by Inspire Styling Weddings Sweet Anne&Alexander made this wooden box for us! They decorated it by burning in the pattern and initials and you can open it by turning the lid and she even added fabric lining inside. So many people created really cool things for us, using our stationery as inspiration. It was a joy to open this suitcase the day after our wedding! So much creativity and really lovely personal cards! bohemian wedding in the woods | photo by 88forever | Inspire Stylingbohemian wedding in the woods | photo by 88forever | Inspire Styling Oh boy, only one post left! The party, our evening shoot and of course.. the VIDEO!!! I think a lot of people have seen it by now, especially those that visited Engaged. Jamy had the video playing on loop all day, so I saw it over 50 times this weekend. And you know what, I'm still not sick of it! I don't think I ever will be! It is beautiful, just wait and see..

Next time: My final blogpost about our amazing woodsy lovefest!

Missed my other posts about our wedding? Check them out here! Wedding in the Woods – the making of Wedding in the Woods – getting ready Wedding in the Woods – first look Wedding in the Woods – ceremony Wedding in the Woods - cakes&champagne

♥ Anne

Vendors: Photography: OAK&FIR | Design, styling&planning: Inspire Styling/Weddings | Catering: Hééérlijk | Styling and props: Inspire Styling/Weddings | Suit: Masterhand via Jac Hensen | Dress: Pronovias via Valkengoed | Cardigan: Vero Moda | Hairpiece: Avigail Adam | Necklace: Layered and Long | Bracelet: Praxis Jewelry |  Stationery: Inspire Styling/Weddings | Wooden signs: handmade by groom | Venue:  Only available for rent under certain conditions. More info: weddings [at] inspirestyling.com