burnett’s boards turns 3 (today!)

In three years of blogging here on Burnett’s Boards, the truest blessing has been the friendships I’ve made with many of the vendors I’ve featured here. When I mentioned to Carrie King Photographer and Cheryl of Sunflower Creative, two wedding pros you’ve seen featured countless times, that the 3-year blogiversary of Burnett’s Boards was coming up they offered to create a shoot to celebrate.

I’ve never been brought to tears by an inspiration shoot before now – but this one did it. They’ve captured not only my own personal aesthetic perfectly, but also that of this blog’s, and woven in details throughout that only friends would know. It’s a truly inspirational editorial and I can’t thank these two ladies enough for celebrating with me!

Painted wedding cake | Carrie King Photographer & Sunflower Creative | see more on: http://burnettsboards.com/2015/03/time-celebrate-burnetts-boards-turns-3/ Calligraphy invitation | Carrie King Photographer & Sunflower Creative | see more on: http://burnettsboards.com/2015/03/time-celebrate-burnetts-boards-turns-3/ Gold glitter celebrate stir sticks | Carrie King Photographer & Sunflower Creative | see more on: http://burnettsboards.com/2015/03/time-celebrate-burnetts-boards-turns-3/ Tara LaTour wedding dress | Carrie King Photographer & Sunflower Creative | see more on: http://burnettsboards.com/2015/03/time-celebrate-burnetts-boards-turns-3/ Candle cake topper | Carrie King Photographer & Sunflower Creative | see more on: http://burnettsboards.com/2015/03/time-celebrate-burnetts-boards-turns-3/ Mini pineapples | Carrie King Photographer & Sunflower Creative | see more on: http://burnettsboards.com/2015/03/time-celebrate-burnetts-boards-turns-3/ Hanging floral and driftwood centerpiece | Carrie King Photographer & Sunflower Creative | see more on: http://burnettsboards.com/2015/03/time-celebrate-burnetts-boards-turns-3/ Sea-inspired tablescape | Carrie King Photographer & Sunflower Creative | see more on: http://burnettsboards.com/2015/03/time-celebrate-burnetts-boards-turns-3/ Pineapple on a stand | Carrie King Photographer & Sunflower Creative | see more on: http://burnettsboards.com/2015/03/time-celebrate-burnetts-boards-turns-3/ Stylish bar cart | Carrie King Photographer & Sunflower Creative | see more on: http://burnettsboards.com/2015/03/time-celebrate-burnetts-boards-turns-3/

First of all – we have to talk about that epic cake from Intricate Icings. The painting on it mirrors the painting used throughout Burnett’s Boards and the orchids are crafted from sugar wafer paper. Three candles adorn the top to celebrate 3 years of blogging and I love the way it’s arranged with a profusion of blooms at the base. It’s simply a stunning creation!

You can also see little nods to the Hawaiian Islands throughout the shoot via the orchids, driftwood, sea glass, and tropical flowers used in the hanging centerpiece by Cheryl of Sunflower Creative and of course – pineapples! Nothing says Hawaii quite like pineapples and it’s a beautiful ode to where I’ve been running this blog from for the last three years.

Calligraphy menu | Carrie King Photographer & Sunflower Creative | see more on: http://burnettsboards.com/2015/03/time-celebrate-burnetts-boards-turns-3/ Festive drinks | Carrie King Photographer & Sunflower Creative | see more on: http://burnettsboards.com/2015/03/time-celebrate-burnetts-boards-turns-3/ Hand painted wedding cake | Carrie King Photographer & Sunflower Creative | see more on: http://burnettsboards.com/2015/03/time-celebrate-burnetts-boards-turns-3/ Pineapple and flower dress form | Carrie King Photographer & Sunflower Creative | see more on: http://burnettsboards.com/2015/03/time-celebrate-burnetts-boards-turns-3/ Espresso | Carrie King Photographer & Sunflower Creative | see more on: http://burnettsboards.com/2015/03/time-celebrate-burnetts-boards-turns-3/ Gold cake serving knife | Carrie King Photographer & Sunflower Creative | see more on: http://burnettsboards.com/2015/03/time-celebrate-burnetts-boards-turns-3/ Island-inspired sweetheart table | Carrie King Photographer & Sunflower Creative | see more on: http://burnettsboards.com/2015/03/time-celebrate-burnetts-boards-turns-3/ Sorbet | Carrie King Photographer & Sunflower Creative | see more on: http://burnettsboards.com/2015/03/time-celebrate-burnetts-boards-turns-3/ Monogrammed napkins | Carrie King Photographer & Sunflower Creative | see more on: http://burnettsboards.com/2015/03/time-celebrate-burnetts-boards-turns-3/ Calligraphy bottle place cards | Carrie King Photographyer & Sunflower Creative | see more on: http://burnettsboards.com/2015/03/time-celebrate-burnetts-boards-turns-3/ Hand painted wedding cake | Carrie King Photographer & Sunflower Creative | see more on: http://burnettsboards.com/2015/03/time-celebrate-burnetts-boards-turns-3/

The menu for this celebration couldn’t be more perfect. You’ll see written by Taryn Eklund Ink: Champagne with sweet citrus and Caribbean coconut sorbet with tropical cream cake, coconut syrup, fresh mango & pineapple along with demitasse (nothing keeps a blogger going quite like espresso!) and macadamia dark chocolate truffles.

For place cards, calligraphied bottles were used with vintage stamps – another cute nod to the sea. I just adore that St. Lucia is included on the bottles since I’ve been working there since September and find myself in love with both the Pacific and the Caribbean. Despite my island-hopping nature my roots are in the South and so the inclusion of monogrammed napkins really touched my heart.

The ghost chairs at the sweetheart table are super chic and I love that it’s mixed with a more vintage looking table. Candles, sand, and driftwood center the vignette and the entire setup is island-loving perfection.

Hanging floral centerpiece | Carrie King Photographer & Sunflower Creative | see more on: http://burnettsboards.com/2015/03/time-celebrate-burnetts-boards-turns-3/ Calligraphy menu | Carrie King Photographer & Sunflower Creative | see more on: http://burnettsboards.com/2015/03/time-celebrate-burnetts-boards-turns-3/ Driftwood, pineapples, and candles | Carrie King Photographer & Sunflower Creative | see more on: http://burnettsboards.com/2015/03/time-celebrate-burnetts-boards-turns-3/ Tara LaTour wedding dress | Carrie King Photographer & Sunflower Creative | see more on: http://burnettsboards.com/2015/03/time-celebrate-burnetts-boards-turns-3/ Pineapple stir sticks | Carrie King Photographer & Sunflower Creative | see more on: http://burnettsboards.com/2015/03/time-celebrate-burnetts-boards-turns-3/ Bottle place cards | Carrie King Photographer & Sunflower Creative | see more on: http://burnettsboards.com/2015/03/time-celebrate-burnetts-boards-turns-3/ Pineapple stand | Carrie King Photographer & Sunflower Creative | see more on: http://burnettsboards.com/2015/03/time-celebrate-burnetts-boards-turns-3/ Painted wedding cake | Carrie King Photographer & Sunflower Creative | see more on: http://burnettsboards.com/2015/03/time-celebrate-burnetts-boards-turns-3/ Hanging floral centerpiece | Carrie King Photographer & Sunflower Creative | see more on: http://burnettsboards.com/2015/03/time-celebrate-burnetts-boards-turns-3/ Espresso | Carrie King Photographer & Sunflower Creative | see more on: http://burnettsboards.com/2015/03/time-celebrate-burnetts-boards-turns-3/ Hand painted wedding cake with candles | Carrie King Photographer & Sunflower Creative | see more on: http://burnettsboards.com/2015/03/time-celebrate-burnetts-boards-turns-3/

Carrie King Photographer shot this exquisite editorial on film. I’ve had the honor of meeting this incredible woman while she was shooting a destination wedding here in Hawaii – she couldn’t be a more special person and I’m truly blessed by her friendship and support.

Anna Bé provided the gorgeous wedding dress, another fabulous vendor I’ve featured multiple times here on the blog, and the pineapple and floral topped dress form is simply dreamy.

Nothing says celebrate quite like Champagne, and the little ‘celebrate’ stir sticks from Southern Fried Paper are delightful when combined with tiny pineapples, gold rimming sugar, and pineapple slices that were dried to look like delicate flowers.

It’s been a fabulous three years of blogging and this shoot is a big MAHALO to all of my supporters, wedding vendors, readers, friends, and family. When I blow out the three candles on the cake my dearest wish is that this blog continues to inspire beauty and creativity for many years to come!

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Photography: Carrie King Photographer* // Floral Design & Styling: Sunflower Creative* // Cake: Intricate Icings // Calligraphy: Taryn Eklund Ink // Gown: Evelyn Gown by Tara LaTour via Anna Bé* // Venue: Taxi Event Center in Denver, Colorado // Chair Rentals: Event Rents Denver // Film Lab & Scans: Richard Photo Lab // Ribbon: FrouFrou Chic // ‘Celebrate’ Drink Sticks: Southern Fried Paper // Demitasse Saucers: Capiz Shells // Demitasse Cups: found antique Limoges // Truffles: Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory – dark chocolate and coco cabana // Gold Faltware: Threshold from Target // Gold-Rimmed Glassware: Anthropologie // Clear Champagne Saucers: found antique Lenox // Blue Champagne Saucers: Anthropologie // Sorbet for drinks: Talenti gelato, Caribbean coconut and simply strawberry // Placecard Bottles & Boat Cleat: Found antiques.

* Burnett’s Boards Vendors

About Sara Burnett

Editor of Burnett's Boards, which she founded to showcase global creativity in the wedding industry. Sara currently lives out of a suitcase while island hopping the Caribbean and beyond. Learn More // Follow on Instagram.

Comments

  1. Very very pretty & creative!! Happy 3rd anniversary Sara !!

  2. Absolutely gorgeous in every way possible; seeing your blog come to life with this beautiful shoot is amazing! Happy 3rd blogging anniversary Sara and congrats for inspiring me and so many others with your blog!

  3. Rachael Teufel, Intricate Icings says:

    Love, love, love this shoot! Congrats Sara!!!

  4. Happy third birthday! I adore the entire shoot, the beautiful details – the cake !!! – but most of all the pineapple touch! Well done ladies xx

  5. This made me tear up for you. What a beautifully thoughtful shoot/gift. It’s so you and your brand in every way. Happy 3rd blogiversary, Hem! I’m so proud of all you’ve accomplished. It’s a true testament when you have such an amazing support system and that this gorgeous shoot is a result of that! Well done, Carrie and team!

  6. artfullywed says:

    Congratulations! This shoot is so perfectly you!

  7. Happy third anniversary, and more success for the beutiful and useful blog!
    Sylvia Queiroz – SP, Brasil

  8. Happy Blogiversary Sara and fabulous shoot xx

  9. Whoa, this made me tear up, and it’s not even my blog! What a beautiful, perfect tribute to Burnett’s Boards! Every detail is ridiculously spot on. It’s just so you and your brand. Fabulous work, Carrie King, Sunflower Creative, and all the other vendors who participated. And happy blog birthday, Sara!

  10. Gorgeous! Cheers to 3 years!

  11. This shoot is literally perfection! Happy 3 years Sara!!

  12. Oh, this is so dreamy. I personally love the cake. Congratulations on your 3 years as a blogger <3

  13. happy, happy birthday! it’s so hard to believe that it’s been three years already?! it’s been amazing watching your blog evolve into one of the most beautiful, unique (and one of our favorite) wedding blogs. cheers to the next three years! xo

  14. Absolutely beautiful! Congratuations on your 3rd anniversary Sara!

  15. Happy blog anniversary! What a way to celebrate! The cake with your custom artwork, pineapples in the drinks and those gorgeous bottle place cards! Every detail is so true to the Burnett’s Boards aesthetic! And just think of the countless other wedding details you’ve inspired! Congratulations on all you’ve accomplished in 3 years! Can’t wait to see what the next 3 years bring!

  16. It’s GORGEOUS!

  17. An absolutely stunning shoot to celebrate your 3 year anniversary! Burnett’s Boards is one of my favorite blogs and I’m so happy for you Sara that things are going so so well for you! It’s a true honor to have published on your soul inspiring blog! To many more years! Keep the prettiness coming, we love!! Best of Luck! Love & Sunshine, x Anaïs

  18. The luxe details, the moody hues, the tiny pineapple details – what a gorgeous way to celebrate three years of Burnett’s Boards!

  19. Happy anniversary! What a beautiful shoot!

  20. Obsessed! Stunning! Congratulations! …I want to live in this session!

  21. Such a beautiful shoot! Happy 3rd birthday to an amazing wedding blog that I always love reading ! You are very inspiring to other wedding bloggers Sara : )

  22. Gorgeous! Such a beautiful way to celebrate 3 years of fabulous inspiration. Congrats!

  23. Such a beautiful shoot, it’s perfect for you. Happy 3rd blog birthday. Here’s to many, many more!!!

  24. Happy 3 Year! I can totally remember when you popped on the scene! Definitely an inspiration from day 1 — and this shoot? Totally your esthetic! Nailed it! Absolutely breathtaking.

  25. Congrats!! Love this 🙂

  26. Incredibly stylish! Some of these shots look like Old Masters still life paintings – fab!

  27. Grats ! continue the good work !

  28. Congratulations Sara!!! I’ve always loved your blog and the inspiration you bring, so it brings my heart so much joy to know that I could help you celebrate something SO special. Such an honor my dear friend. Adore you <3 xoxo

  29. thebridelink says:

    Happy Birthday! I cannot think of a more beautiful way to celebrate than this stunning shoot!

  30. Incredibly stunning and, as you mentioned, such a wonderful fit for your brand and style! Your blog has been such an inspiration for me and countless others and your encouragement and support of this community (your blogging articles are such a treasure!) is amazing. Congrats Sara!!

  31. Just beautiful with a lot of great details!

  32. You have style for days and so do your friends. You blog always features fresh, and beautiful inspiration with a twist, and we love you for it. Cheers to three years! x

  33. This is absolutely Stunning!! And Congrats on three years!!

  34. Happy 3 years!! This shoot leaves me speechless. It is so perfectly styled – beautiful in every way. Cheers to you and all you’ve accomplished and to what lies in store for you! You are amazing!

  35. Happy anniversary, sweet friend! These images are truly beautiful. It has been such a joy to know you and to have had the opportunity to collaborate with you over the last few years! xoxo!

  36. So lovely! Happy 3rd!

  37. Brianna says:

    Anybody know where that bar trolley is from?

  38. This entire shoot is completely stunning. I can’t stop scrolling and re-scrolling through each photo!