May 24, 2012

Blue, Gray, Brown Beach Wedding

I'm so excited to show you guys a beautiful inspiration board that was requested by Kishah – a 2013 bride-to-be. It's an October wedding in...wait for it...HAITI. Ugh. The jealousy is sinking in. Beach weddings always turn out beautifully. How can they not, with the ocean as a backdrop?

Kishah had a vision of blue and gray, with possibly some golds/deep yellows thrown in. It needed to be rustic, vintage and beachy of course. I seriously LOVE this inspiration board. I adore the different shades of blue mixed in together to give it an eclectic, laid-back vibe. It should NEVER be a requirement to stick to one color/shade of color. The golds and browns keep the whole thing earthy and grounded. And, it's beachy without being over-the-top and typical of what you would expect. It's really quite romantic. Kishah's wedding is going be gorgeous – no doubt about it!

Photo credits
Center: bouquet
First row: groomsmen, necklace, lantern, cake
Second row: flutes, place setting
Third row: silverware, bride
Fourth row: shoes, Jones Soda, couple, napkin

What do you guys think? Thanks Kishah for the beautiful request. Good luck on wedding planning!

Email me if you'd like a board!

May 14, 2012

The Dress & The Cake

First of all, I'd like to say congrats to L.O.A.H for winning my giveaway hosted by From Kristen, With Love. Thanks to everyone who entered!

Now on to my post. I must say that I had a lot of fun writing this post for you guys. For me, cakes and dresses are two of the most beautiful parts of a wedding. They set the whole stage for your big day and help it come together so wonderfully. I know all of you brides-to-be are probably looking at countless pictures of dresses and wedding cakes, trying to find the perfect ones. But, have you ever thought about a cake and a dress that seem to be perfectly inspired by one another?

I think it would be so much fun to take an element of your wedding dress that you love (the texture, the sash, the beading) and incorporate that into your cake design. I mean, why not? You love your dress (hopefully!) and chances are, you'd love your cake if it was inspired by your gown too.

OR if you're looking for a fun, colored wedding cake, why not match your bridesmaids' dresses to the cake? As long as you don't go overboard and try to recreate a cake that looks just like a dress, it will be a perfect subtle reflection that will have your guests thinking you're so clever, NOT cheesy!

Here's some examples to get you started.

Cake; Dress
Cake; Dress
Cake, Dress
Cake; Dress

Cake; Dress

Cake; Dress
Cake; Dress
Cake; Dress

May 11, 2012

Sleeping Beauty Engagement

Hello my lovelies!

Today I have an inspiration board to show you that is a little different – it's an engagement shoot board! How cool. Sam contacted me the other day and said she was having trouble with her idea for a Sleeping Beauty inspired engagement shoot. If you ask me, she had it all figured out. She knew the poses, the scenes, the parts of the movie that she wanted to recreate. But, she was having trouble with the outfits and the props. How do you take something that could easily be over-the-top and cheesy and make it cute and modern?

Well, here's my take on it.

Photo Credits
Center: Happily Ever After
First row: couple, flowers, key, crown
Second row: shoes, tent
Third row: perfume, rabbits
Fourth row: couple, bouquet, couple, finger prick

I think it is perfectly whimsical and magical– but not corny. It just screams "fairy tale" to me! I love the patterned dress for something a little more modern than Aurora's long, fuschia gown, and that jacket for Prince Phillip is the perfect alternative to an over-the-top prince outfit. Can't you just see Sleeping Beauty asleep in that little tent, waiting for her true love to kiss her? I love me some Disney movies!

Thanks Sam for the fabulous request! Hope you like your inspiration board.

If you'd like me to make a board for you, don't hesitate to email me at!

May 3, 2012

From Kristen, With Love GIVEAWAY!

Hello everyone! I've got a great giveaway to share with you all today – isn't that exciting? When Kristen contacted me to do a giveaway with her, I was beyond thrilled. I avidly follower her blog, From Kristen, With Love. She has the greatest, most creative posts.You definitely wouldn't regret checking her out. If you're looking for a new blog to follow, she is your best bet!

On to the giveaway! Kristen just opened up her Etsy shop (congrats, girl!), and is kind enough to give away an item for you guys to win. 

Here's what you can win:

These hand painted wooden signs read "Mr." & "Mrs."... the perfect addition to your wedding decor and/or used as a photo prop. Let the world know you're officially a Mrs. by using this statement prop in your wedding photos. Hang it on the back of your chair at your reception to add a personal touch. After the wedding, you can feature the signs in your home to remind you of your special day each and every time you look at them.

The signs are painted white & measure 1 foot by 6 inches and come ready to hang or hold with attached twine.

What could you do with them, you ask?
 Here are some examples!

mr and mrs wooden sign

See how cute? Use them one of these ways, or get creative and come up with a different use all together! Thankfully, I have some pretty creative readers and I know your brains are going a thousand miles an hour right now. I know mine is. 

How to Enter:

Fill out the Rafflecopter below and you'll be good to go.
Winner will be selected May 13.  



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