A decadent and lush Spanish styled wedding filled with orange and purple pomegranate inspired details is such a great idea for a late summer or fall wedding. The rich colors of a pomegranate invoke warmth and decadence that are perfect for this season! Wedding Girl on Etsy has a wonderful hand painted pomegranate inspired wedding […]

pantone color of the year: african violet

This week we are calling on African Violet to be Pantone’s Color of the Year for 2013. This beautiful color is happy, soothing, and healing, which is why we typically think of it as lavender! It is perfect for a late winter or early spring wedding, and is sweet and feminine but not overly sugary […]

peacock feathers (real wedding)

Today’s real wedding comes to us from Davin G Photography in Canada! Tawnie and Colin were married in a beautiful park just off of Kamioops Lake. I love their bright jewel tones and the peacock inspiration used throughout this wedding and the emeralds in their wedding bands are pretty unique. Plus, this wedding clearly had […]


At first glance this wedding inspiration board might say ‘mardi gras’ to you, but it’s not! It’s inspired by Carnival in Venice – isn’t the turquoise and purple color combination lovely? While working on this and thinking about Venice my mind turned to art. Why? Well, fashion blogger Gary Pepper is featured in this board […]

the notebook

I cried and cried when I watched The Notebook (I’ll admit it, I’ve never read it). It’s so romantic! And for a southern wedding, I really can’t think of a sweeter theme to go with. photo credits: bouquet, blueberry waffle cream dessert, dress, white car < from Junebug Weddings, vintage bottle with pansies, chair with quilts, cake, tea cup plates, lace < via Green Wedding Shoes, vintage boat […]

purple, grey, and yellow

Yellow and grey is a very popular color combination for weddings and it’s easy to see why! Put a modern twist on this classic duo by adding soft pops of purple and take your palette with you on your honeymoon with some of these awesome yellow, purple, and grey fashion finds! 1. Grey dress 2. […]

lavender and mint

Lavender and mint is a fresh, fun, and perfect for spring color combination for your wedding. Use lavender colors and flowers on your paper products with these lovely items from Wedding Girl: bridal shower invitations… pop the question to your bridesmaids with an adorable cupcake topper on a sweet treat… label your desserts in style […]

plum and pumpkin

One of my favorite details in this orange and purple inspiration board are the custom dyed shoes. To get a truly unique color combination for your wedding shoes, sometimes you just have to dye them. Look for shoes made out of white satin and find a professional in your area to dye them for you. […]

carrie bradshaw

One of my favorite episode of Sex and the City was when Carrie got stood up for a date by Alexander Petrovsky. Not, obviously, because she got stood up, but because of the stunning Versace dress she was wearing. Honestly, the most tragic part of this episode was that she didn’t get to wear that […]


Mauve is a sweet and utterly romantic color for a wedding. It is a pale, pinkish purple, and is called so after the color of dye obtained from the mallow plant. Who knew?! However it came it us, it’s both romantic and regal at the same time. If you’re finding yourself weak in the knees […]


Purple is such a popular and fabulous color for weddings. It goes great with silver, gold, and black, and isn’t so girlie that your groom will cringe. Purple lighting can also add a lot to the mood and if you’re going to be using this royal color, I say glam it up! photo credits: all […]

plum perfect {guest post}

Up today in the ‘guest posts while I’m in Cuba series‘ is the amazing aspiring romance novelist (and romance novel guru, and dear friend of mine) Cristina with the first chapter of a book she’s working on. Are there wedding bells in Will and Mae’s future? Tune in tomorrow for chapter 2! Chapter 1 The […]

purple petals

Are you an ultra organized bride? It’s ok, I was too. Consider calming some of your big day anxieties by providing all those in your wedding party with these customizable, downloadable, and printable wedding timelines – available at Print Your Party. *** All of these pictures in this inspiration board were previously featured on Belle: […]

the secret garden

The Secret Garden was what Mary called it when she was thinking of it. She liked the name, and she liked still more the feeling that when its beautiful old walls shut her in no one knew where she was. It seemed almost like being shut out of the world in some fairy place. The […]

abbey ever after

I’m bad. While I was looking for inspirational pictures for this board – I ran across some spoiler pictures from the next season! Straight from British tabloids – click at your own risk! Renact your favorite scenes from Downton Abbey with Vulture’s printable paper dolls! Dowager Countess Zingers: “What is a weekend?” Cora: “Things are […]

purple – the new pink?

Get purple by mixing red and blue (or starting a fight, dipping your hands into food coloring, bathing in blackberries, or chewing too much gum in Willy Wonka’s Chocolate Factory). The actual color of  Tyrian purple, the original color purple from which the name purple is derived, is the color of a dye extracted from […]