ballet boudoir

Ballet Boudoir Session

Ballet and boudoir are such a perfect match and today’s elegant and whimsical bridal boudoir session from Lissa Ryan Photography shows why. I’m all about lady-like loveliness for boudoir shoots and it really doesn’t get anymore feminine than a tulle skirt, gorgeous flowers, and lots of ballet! From Lissa Ryan Photography – “This film bridal boudoir session was inspired by ballet and dance. Our model, Kate, is a dancer and yogi so we wanted to … [Continue reading]

wedding registry: KitchenAid

Wedding Registry Ideas

There's nothing sweeter to do as newlyweds than throwing yourselves a dinner party every now and then. Cooking in the kitchen together while sipping wine is so fun! Target's Wedding Registry has the essentials you need to set your kitchen up right, be it for formal dining or everyday cooking. Here are a few KitchenAid pieces you may not have thought of, but that you'll be glad you added to your wedding registry: KitchenAid Citrus Juicer KitchenAid Slicer … [Continue reading]

dream wedding in italy

Flower filled car | Alexandra Vonk | see more on:

Today’s inspiration shoot from Alexandra Vonk, Bloom Wedding, and Il Matromonio Italianio is the stuff of dreams. Set in a quaint church and villa in Fano Italy, it effortless combines classic Italian wedding traditions with a gorgeous color palette and enchanting details, perfect for nuptials in the Italian countryside! From Leontine Lauffer of Il Matrimonio Italiano – “When I wanted to style this shoot, I knew that I wanted to bring out … [Continue reading]

truvelle’s 2016 collection

Truvelle 2016 Collection

As a longtime fan of Truvelle I couldn’t be more excited to share their 2016 collection lookbook with you here today! Designer Gaby always comes up with the prettiest, most creative designs for her gowns. Each and every one, season after season, is a total stunner. Which is your favorite? My vote is with the second. The beading on the bodice is divine! Be sure to check out more Truvelle's design studio tour here. *** Photography: Blush … [Continue reading]

a pre-wedding love story

Suspended bed | Yulia Otroschenko Photography | see more on:

Taking time out to create special moments in front of the camera during your wedding can be near impossible. You want to enjoy your big day with those who you love! That’s why I adore the pre-wedding concept that Yulia Otroschenko Photography and La Fabrique created for their couple - Irina and Valery. It’s a bride’s morning in all its tender beauty; a real treat before the wedding and the verdant setting? Straight out of a fairytale! From … [Continue reading]

vintage pastels

Vintage Pastel Wedding

Pastels are so pretty for a wedding! It’s a sweet color palette and it works perfectly with vintage styling. Today’s wedding inspiration shoot from Vanessa Velez Photography showcases exactly that along with a vintage wedding dress from the 1930s and darling details. From Vanessa Velez Photography – “This shoot all started with a 1930s dress and ended with a palette of pastels and crèmes. We wanted to convey the feeling of that old Miami, … [Continue reading]

how to create a branded shoot for your business

Pink smoke bomb | Hello Miss Lovely | see more on:

< Launching a new website? Just starting out with your business? Rebranding your look? Need a little business boost? All of these are fabulous reasons to create and execute a branded shoot. You can use the imagery for promotional materials, send them to media outlets to promote your services, use them on social media for banners/headers and of course utilize them to gussy-up your new look! Autumn of Hello Miss Lovely (a fabulous photographer you’ve seen … [Continue reading]

vintage boho riverside wedding


I love newbies to inspiration shoots (because without fail they always fall in love with them, just as I have) and you’d never guess that this vintage boho riverside wedding editorial from Crystal Reyns Photography was her first! The details are adorable and the color palette is the perfect thing to add a splash of romance to the woodsy Virginia backdrop. The roses are so romantic and I love that they’re making a comeback in wedding design … [Continue reading]

a lifetime of love – remembering a marriage

Vintage outdoor wedding

From Susie Marie Photography – “This stylized shoot was something I have been dreaming about for a while. My grandparents 75th wedding anniversary would have been this past month. To remember their love, I wanted to dedicate this shoot to them.” From Susie Marie Photography – “I used my grandmother’s ring, my grandfather’s antique camera and their wedding photo as special props. We even used their gold ware for the table settings! It was such a … [Continue reading]

ethereal simplicity

Bridal Session Ideas

Getting lost in design? As a bride-to-be it's completely understandable if you are. Today’s dreamy & ethereal bridal inspiration shoot from Amanda Watson Photography and Wedfully Yours pared-down a bridal session to its glorious basics and celebrates the beauty and emotion of a joyous bride-to-be! From Linda of Wedfully Yours – “Today there are so many ideas and concepts for weddings that brides can sometimes get lost in design. For this bridal … [Continue reading]

wedding registry: dream team

Wedding Registry Ideas

Finding that new work-life balance as a newlywed is important. And the first step is kick-starting your mornings right with these essentials from Target's Wedding Registry. Bedding for a good night's sleep, a juicer for your morning boost, and of course, a fitness watch for your run together around your new neighborhood! Vitamix Blender Threshold 300 Thread Count Organic Cotton Sheets Sport GPS Watch Follow the entire Target Wedding Registry series … [Continue reading]

hawaiian bridal shower luau styling tips

Hawaiian Luau Bridal Shower

From Jena of Elli – “Michelle and her fiancé are looking forward to a Hawaiian honeymoon, so her maid of honor partnered with us at Elli, an artisanal wedding marketplace, to throw Michelle a chic Luau themed shower. Based on our Bursting Blooms bridal shower invitations, we stuck with a coral, peach and teal color scheme with gold sequin accents in the form of table runners and DIY signage. Local florist Floral Sunshine created gorgeous rose leis for the bride and … [Continue reading]

romantic beach wedding ideas

Romantic beach wedding inspiration shoot ⎟ Samantha Ong Photography ⎟ see more on:

From Rachel Hollis and Lisi Purr - “Beaches inspire natural beauty and romance. Surrounded by creamy-white sand, gentle glimmers reflecting off of the water, and the soft tones of a sunset, it creates a flawless backdrop to exchange vows!” From Rachel Hollis and Lisi Purr - “Our romantic beach styled shoots captures an air of romance and beauty. By bringing together chic elements with a hint of bohemian, we aimed to show the breathtaking potential … [Continue reading]

fall wedding color palettes

Fall Wedding Color Palette

To celebrate the arrival of fall I've pulled an oldie but goodie from the archives - a perfect example of an autumn wedding color palette!  See more earthy color palettes that are perfect for fall here. There's just something SO lovely about autumn weddings. A cozy brown, pumpkin orange, and gold color palette couldn't be more perfect for fall brides. Fall is a fabulous time for breathtaking displays so go big with your bouquet and incorporate thoughtful, … [Continue reading]