burning man festival wedding ideas

While compiling their 2016 wedding trend report (see it here), the Wedding and Event Institute styled and designed a few tablescape shoots to portray their predictions, one of which (the Burning Man inspired editorial) I have here to share with you today! It’s based on the idea of festival weddings – large, outdoor celebrations with fabulous […]

wedding business magazine

Have you heard?! The inaugural issue of The Wedding & Event Institute’s Wedding Business Magazine is out! And guess who is on the cover? This girl! This magazine is free to download (go here to get your copy) and filled with articles on branding, marketing, SEO, careers, sales, weddings (of course) and interviews with pros […]

intro to modern calligraphy

From Cavin Elizabeth Photography – “Taryn, of Twinkle and Toast, has always been known to host the most amazing calligraphy workshops. Along with her top-notch educational info, the food, drinks, flowers, and venue draw in a crowd that loves the beautiful experience of her classes. From Cavin Elizabeth Photography – “When I first entered Elle […]

visually brand your business with an editorial shoot

Branded shoots are an integral part to any business that trades in visuals! I’ve soapboxed about the importance of branded shoots many times here on Burnett’s Boards: you need branded imagery to tie together the look of your website, social channels, and print materials. Today wedding planner Maggie’s Miscellaneous shares her branded shoot, photographed by […]

aisle society debut sponsored by minted

As many of you know I am a member of the oh so fabulous Aisle Society – a truly collaborative group of wedding blogs & bloggers with a gorgeous website launching soon. This past October during bridal market we threw ourselves a little coming out party (sponsored by Minted) in NYC and Jessica Haley Photography was […]

wedding trend predictions for 2016

Each year The Wedding and Event Institute produces a trend report and these last two years I was asked to give my opinions on what I think is going to be hot in the world of wedding styling and design for the upcoming year. Last year I hit the nail on the head with the […]

4 reasons to prioritize flowers in your wedding budget

From Ami Caroline Photography – “Cori Cook is one of Denver’s best florists. She works with an incredible team to create once-in-a-lifetime arrangements for wedding day. We wanted to take some behind-the-scenes photos of the design process and what goes into it, and then tips to go alongside that on why brides should make flowers […]

craft night workshop

From GingerSnap Photography – “This little DIY workshop boasted the greatest crowd of gals in the cutest outfits ever! Put on by Boutique Wedding Market and hosted by Kismet & Clover and Antheia Floral Boutique, the goal of the workshop was to arm DIY-inspired brides with the confidence and know-how on crafting some of their […]

fun, girly, and flirty bridal shower design

Vision of Elegance created one of the funnest looking bridal showers I have ever seen! The details are absolutely fantastic – from the cake to the setting, and just wait until you see how all the lovely ladies are styled. It’s flirty, girly fun at its best and K+B Photo was there to capture it […]

wedding + event institute pantone contest

As many of you know I am a proud board member of The Wedding and Event Institute which means I had the super hard task of picking winners for the Academy Live’s spring / summer Pantone inspiration board contest! Mood boards were submitted by students and after a couple of rounds of narrowing down, I […]

dogs in flower crowns

When I came across this submission in my inbox I just couldn’t help but smile from ear to ear! Dogs in flower crowns! And not just flower crowns but also a few floral collars and cuffs. They’re the cutest, and these wedding-ready looks will make your pup proud to walk down the aisle with the […]

elopement dinner party

Couples who are looking to elope in style – this one is for you! This elopement dinner party shoot from Mikkel Paige Photography sets the scene for a post town hall treat with you, your beau, and your two witnesses. It’s garden glam with a more intimate approach! I adore the color palette used in […]

how to create a branded shoot for your business

< 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 […]

hawaiian bridal shower luau styling tips

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 […]

fall wedding color palettes

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 […]

how to host a networking party

For those of you who are wedding professionals and/or own a small business, hosting a successful business networking event where people have an opportunity to meet you, meet your people and learn more about your products and services, is one of the best business building tools you can employ to build and maintain your relationships […]