a celebrity wedding in hawaii

Do I have something special for you today! Shot beautifully by Carly Brown Photography & impeccably planned and styled by Moana Events, this big day is by far one of the most beautifully elegant & chic island weddings I have ever seen. Morgan of Moana Events was kind enough to share her experience planning celebrity […]

who to follow on instagram

After I wrote that post on social media tips a while back (here) I realized how little I was utilizing Instagram. Since then, I’ve been trying to post more frequently, take better photos, and involve myself in the community more. The best side effect of upping my efforts on that social media platform has been […]

8 new wedding trends

It’s no secret that I love wedding inspiration shoots and I see a lot of them. They’re what I love to share here and they’re what I look at most on other wedding blogs. One of the reasons that styled shoots are so great is that it gives wedding professionals time to play. They get […]

wedding monograms and why you should have one

I’m pleased to welcome Nikkol of Peter Loves Jane to the blog again today! Her guest posts on wedding branding have been wonderfully informative (after all – she is an invitation designer – so who better?!) and today’s installment is no different. Nikkol is putting wedding monograms and logos under the microscope in order to […]

a big fake wedding (that you’ll love)

It was about a month ago that I stumbled across The Not Wedding. Intrigued, I got in touch with Callie, the founder of this amazing new alternative to a traditional wedding expo, and learned that The Not Wedding is “a bridal show alternative in the form of a big, fake, wedding. Wedding guests are brides-to-be […]

how to sell a pink wedding to your fiancé

You want a pink wedding, your fiancé doesn’t.  If this sounds familiar – I’ve got a story (and a solution that works!) just for you… If you know or have worked with Sasha Souza then this will be easy for you to picture, but if you haven’t then imagine for a moment a cute, bubbly, red-headed, […]

the $28,500 average wedding cost myth

I’m not a math person. In fact, when I’m commenting on other blogs and their comment approval system uses a math problem to prove that I’m human I panic. So that’s why until recently I’ve always believed what news outlets and infographics on Pinterest have told us all: that the average cost of a wedding […]

destination wedding welcome bags

So while I’m in Fiji I thought it would be absolutely perfect to have the queen of island weddings over here on the blog today! I’m so pleased to welcome  Kylie of Bula Bride – a beautiful blog with a focus on gorgeous destination weddings in Fiji. She also runs a graphic design company called […]

style your wedding like marie antoinette

Bon­jour, I’m Monique from French Wed­ding Style blog, which is dedicated to French styled weddings. For one day only Sara and I have traded blogs, as I bring to you some ideas and tips for styling your wedding in a French style and Sara is over on my blog sharing a fabulous French styled inspiration board. […]

are your color choices sending the right message?

Remember all those Cosmopolitan magazine quizzes we used to take with titles like Do You Know When A Guy Likes You? and Are You Enough of a Bad Girl? Well – I’ve got a little quiz like that right here  – except it’s better! I’ve been taking a course from The Wedding and Event Institute […]

who to follow on pinterest

When seeking inspiration and ideas for your wedding a fabulous place to go, and one that I’m sure we are all super familiar with already, is Pinterest. A couple of weeks ago a really great question came up in the comments on the social media tips and no nos post that said: “One thing I’ve been […]

bridal bouquet styles

Choosing the right type of bridal bouquet to match the style of your wedding is pretty important because after all – everyone’s eyes are on you! There are loads of bouquet styles to choose from and each of them will lend a particular air… a certain look to your wedding day. The lovely Sarah Park […]

storyboard your wedding

I’ve just finished up a wonderful unit in my course from The Wedding and Event Institute on storyboarding and how to storyboard your wedding, and I’ve got to say, this was invaluable to me! Inspiration boards are one thing, but to actually break down your concept and go a little more in-depth into it was something […]

wedding branding boards

I’m so pleased to welcome back Nikkol of Peter Loves Jane! A couple of weeks ago Nikkol wrote a fabulous post for us about how to brand your wedding that included a call for branding board requests. Well – you ladies did just that and sent her a bunch of fabulous requests! From Nikkol: Today is […]

how to create color palettes

You know the feeling when someone asks you how to ride a bike and wants you to explain it? Or how to write? It is something you inherently know how to do… something you can do without thinking. But when you try to explain it to someone else it seems impossible to put into words. […]

finding inspiration

Creative ruts happen. They’re annoying and they need to be banished. We all know that to find inspiration the best thing to do is to get out of your office and off of Pinterest, go outside and do something. The first unit of WEI’s Wedding Planning, Styling, and Design course that I’m taking has a […]