emily and ed – a stylist’s vision brought to life

Unique Sydney Wedding

Event and interior stylist Emily Sarks’ wedding to her beau Ed was an absolutely flawless one. From the dress (she made it herself!) to the invitations and event design – Emily created a truly perfect event. They wanted their wedding to feel like “Christmas day lunch but on a bigger scale” and surrounded by their closest friends and family with Lara Hotz there to capture it, it certainly was! From Emily – “I was careful not … [Continue reading]

monet’s water lilies wedding inspiration shoot

Monet themed wedding ideas

On the heels of yesterday’s announcement, I can’t think of anything more fabulous to feature today than a wedding inspiration shoot from Austin, Texas. Photographed by Mint Photography, designed by Pink Parasol Designs & Coordinating and inspired by none other than Claude Monet, this editorial is a beautiful work of art! It’s so wonderful seeing all the various ways that this team of Austin wedding pros was inspired by Monet’s … [Continue reading]

we’re moving!

Custom moving map

Just a little bit of personal news to share with everyone today… because I’m SUPER excited! We (we as in my husband, my cat, and myself) are moving to Austin, Texas! I seriously couldn’t be more thrilled about this. We’re moving to be closer to our families and I’m pumped to not have a 8+ hour flight to see them all. We already bought a house but won’t be moving until next spring / summer and we’re also keeping the house here in Hawaii so we’ll be back and … [Continue reading]

rust-inspired urban wedding

Rust-inspired urban wedding inspiration board

It’s sort of amazing how the weather can affect the outcome of an inspiration board that I’m working on. This rust-inspired urban wedding inspiration board was pulled together on a rainy day and even has some grey sky in it! Rust isn’t the first color you think of when you think wedding, but it is such a pretty and unique compliment to a color palette. The rust chair with the bridal bouquet on it was the catalyst for this inspiration board and the olive-green … [Continue reading]

hidden garden bridal inspiration

Oversized balloon with tassels | Maru Photography | see more on:

There are so many delightful details in this hidden garden bridal session editorial shoot from Maru Photography. Confetti pops, macarons, and an oversized balloon with tassels – there is plenty to inspire! Bridal sessions are such fun, especially with an array of sweets and props to bring it all to life. Every detail in this bridal portrait inspiration shoot is so cute. The cookies, the confetti, the bride’s flawless hair and makeup – … [Continue reading]

honeymoon boudoir shoot in fiji

Sea plane shoot in Fiji | Leezett Photography and Bula Bride | see more on:

It’s no secret that I’ve got a passion for Fiji and Kylie Stewart of Bula Bride provides the best Fiji-based wedding inspiration around. Today’s luscious editorial, conceptualized by Bula Bride and photographed by Leezett Photography shows several ways to make the most of your destination wedding & honeymoon in Fiji. Destination couples often opt for a bridal sessions, boudoir shoots, and underwater portraits during their honeymoon – it’s such a good idea to … [Continue reading]

european-flavored al fresco rehearsal dinner

Al fresco rehearsal dinner

What a high bar Stephanie Yonce Photography and Amore Events by Cody have set for rehearsal dinners. I could not be more thrilled to share this ‘straight from Tuscany,’ European-inspired rehearsal dinner inspiration shoot with you here today. Every detail is absolute perfection! From Stephanie Yonce Photography – “A family gathering by means of a laid-back, European-flavored al fresco celebration was the perfect recipe for this rehearsal dinner … [Continue reading]

DIY wedding invitations and thank you cards

DIY thank you card with PicMonkey tutorial | see more on:

Sponsored Post If you haven’t tried PicMonkey yet you should. They’re a free photo editing, collaging, and design site with lots of gorgeous collateral to use in your creations. Chevron backgrounds, lovebirds, doodle hearts and snowflakes – they’ve got it all! I’ve used using their Facebook cover photo layout before (it’s so awesome for your business page) and loved how easy it was so when PicMonkey invited me to try out some of their graphic design tutorials … [Continue reading]

romantic picnic engagement

Picnic engagement session

Picnic engagement sessions are meant for summer and today’s shoot from Amanda Watson Photography captures summer love at its best. With a tasty spread including champagne, grapes and cheese and a darling quilt, flower crown, and bohemian styling – there’s a lot to be inspired by here! The couples’ styling in this picnic engagement session is perfect; from all dressed up for the first portion of the shoot to a more casual look in the … [Continue reading]

symphony wedding editorial

Music themed wedding

Inspired by her love of music, Samantha of Orange Photographie created an exquisite symphony themed wedding editorial with Jennifer of Habitat Events. With an instrument woven into the centerpiece design – this interpretation of a musical wedding is soft, romantic, and utterly classic. Orange Photographie’s vision started with imagining a couple that would love this style of wedding – a duo who both play in a symphony in a … [Continue reading]

cape town bridal inspiration

Unique flower crown with air plant | Julia Winkler Photography | see more on:

Today’s bridal inspiration shoot from Julia Winkler Photography is so uniquely beautiful. The orchid bouquet and air plant flower crown by Fleur le Cordeur are real show stoppers – you definitely don’t see designs like this everyday! From Julia Winkler – “I spent over three months in Cape Town, South Africa and fell immediately in love with the landscape – there are so many pretty spots. The dunes are such a stunning place and it was the … [Continue reading]

barely there blush

Light and airy blush wedding inspiration board

Inspired by this past week’s gorgeous bubble themed wedding inspiration shoot, I wanted to create something light and airy with a barely-there color palette and a bubble bar of its own! There are so many beautifully feminine details in this blush wedding inspiration board – one of my favorites (besides the bubbly bar – no one can resist that) are those gorgeous ribbons streaming from the bridal and bridesmaids' bouquets. They’re so perfect. Plus, how stylish … [Continue reading]

emma and grace bridal studio

Emma and Grace Bridal Studio

The inside the boutique series continues today with a fabulous shoot of Denver, Colorado’s Emma & Grace Bridal Studio by Ali & Garrett Wedding Photographers. Terrie and Mayra – the dynamic duo behind this darling bridal salon answered questions from Ali and Garrett and the interview is filled with valuable tips and advice for brides-to-be! Tell me a little about yourself... We (Terrie and Mayra) are two friends who have a great passion for bridal … [Continue reading]

jewels of summer: a centerpiece recipe

Dhalia, spray rose, cottage yarrow, service berry, ranunculus, and alstroemeria flower centerpiece | Bellamint Photography and Sunflower Creative | see more on:

Favorite duo of mine – Bellamint Photography and Sunflower Creative have crafted pure magic for you today. With bright blooms with a little nod to autumn colors, this centerpiece design is simply fabulous! From Cheryl of Sunflower Creative – “I find myself drinking in the warm days of summer, and yet my thoughts keep sneaking off to autumn! This centerpiece, in all of its extravagant color, satisfies both states of mind. The red yarrow reminds me of … [Continue reading]