DIY hand-tied bouquet

DIY hand-tied bouquet | Just Delightful Events and Abbey Moore Photography | see more on:

Be still my beating heart! Today’s whimsical DIY hand-tied bouquet tutorial from Kaci at Just Delightful Events and Abbey of Abbey Moore Photography combines two great loves of mine: floral design in a couture bridal shop! Set at Vue Design’s boutique and with a flower wall backdrop – Kaci is going to show you how to create […]

colorful centerpiece with ranunculuses and roses

Colorful ranunculuses centerpiece | Hoje é Especial | see more on:

Today’s floral design shoot is such a special one. Sara of Hoje é Especial lives in northern Portugal with her husband Filipe and they’re on the hunt for an old, charming building to restore. During their search they came across a beautiful railway station and it inspired today’s centerpiece design! It truly showcases the motto […]

the sweetest anniversary surprise ever

Sweet anniversary surprise

Go grab your husband / fiancé / significant other and give him an eyeful (aka: not so subtle hint!) of Nathan and Jenna’s gorgeous anniversary session. Shot by Kerinsa Marie Photography & with blooms designed by Violet Floral Design – this gift of flowers and breakfast is too precious! From Tricia of Violet Floral Design […]

color theory through floral design

Colorful Wedding Floral Designs

Your wedding color palette is one of the first decisions you’ll make and it plays a role in pretty much everything regarding your wedding design after that, from the venue to your bridesmaid dresses and of course, the flowers. The spring issue of Martha Stewart Weddings contains a wonderful feature titled In Living Color that shows […]

tabletop color stories

Tabletop design ideas

Today’s editorial from Marietta Leung Photography contains three different tabletop color stories styled by Mandy Forlenza Sticos – each created to coordinate with wedding invitation suites from Sincerely, Jackie. FETE -  “Our tablescape of mint, peach, pink, and gold was inspired by the playful Fete invitation with gold engraved letting adorned with confetti gold accents.” GRACE […]

how to make inspiration boards – a visual guide

How to make wedding inspiration boards

Last year the Wedding and Event Institute asked me to contribute to their chapter on inspiration boards and it ended up being a really rewarding experience; it forced me to examine the whys and hows of what I had been doing all along. Inspiration boards are an important tool used industry wide by both brides […]

ku’u lei: behind the scenes + giveaway!

Butter yellow wedding cake from A Cake Life | Bit of Ivory Photography | see more on:

I’ve always loved behind-the-scenes features. It lifts the veil on the magic that happens at styled shoots and shows some of the amazing creativity from the wedding pros involved. When Chelsea of Bit of Ivory Photography and Orchestrated Stylized Shoots and I dreamed up this shoot in Hawaii – I really had no idea what […]

designing the perfect centerpiece

DIY floral centerpiece | Bellamint Photography and Sunflower Creative Floral | see more on:

When an artistic florist and an amazing photographer get together magic happens. Today’s shoot from Bellamint Photography and Sunflower Creative Floral takes you on a photographic journey of what it’s like to put together the perfect centerpiece! From  Cheryl of Sunflower Creative Floral – “I believe that any great table starts with a centerpiece and […]

how to choose eco-beautiful flowers

Eco-beautiful bridal bouquet

Stephanie of Fab You Bliss (Happy Birthday Stephanie!) is someone who really has her thumb on green weddings. She’s got an entire series on how to make your wedding both environmentally friendly and absolutely stunning (check it out here) so I invited her to Burnett’s Boards today to give a rundown on eco-beautiful flower options! […]

valentine’s day bouquet recipes

Valentines Bouquet DIY from The Day's Design and Heather Cisler Photography | see more on

The Valentine’s Day Extravaganza continues with two adorable DIY bouquet recipes from Shelby at The Day’s Design and Heather of Heather Cisler Photography. These two wonderful creatives ended up having to shoot this in the middle of a snowstorm. That’s crazy but I love it! From Shelby of The Day’s Design – “With Valentine’s Day […]

inspiration shoot contest FINALISTS

Inspiration shoot Contest Finalists

I’m so excited to announce the 5 finals for the inspiration shoot contest today! Before going into details I want to say that I was completely overwhelmed with the response. When I first thought about the contest and posted it I worried that I wouldn’t have any entries, let alone enough to run a contest […]

event report: martha stewart’s wedding party

Marta Stewart's Wedding Party

One downside to living in Honolulu is that it’s really far away from New York City. Luckily though Style Art Life was able to attend Martha Stewart’s Wedding Party in my stead at the end of January and she snapped a ton of awesome images of the event. I just love seeing all the ideas […]

search for wedding venues and vendors by location

Search for wedding vendors and venues by geographic location

I’ve long wanted to make the styled shoots and all the creative vendors involved in them searchable by region but there really wasn’t a good tool to do this – until now! With the rollout of Pinterest maps venues and inspiration shoots that have been featured here on Burnett’s Boards are now searchable by geographic […]

organic calligraphy with signora e mare

Organic wedding calligraphy

Calligraphy is one of the most charming details at a wedding and the lovely Katie of Laura Catherine Photography and her newly launched calligraphy business – Signora e Mare – is a true artist when it comes to this unique form of creativity. Today’s interview with Katie will take you through her unique brand of […]