wet paint

Art gallery wedding

I have a soft spot for artists because my Mum is one. Looking for some art infused bridal party gifts? Or a little something to spoil yourself with? Check out the stunning items at Swarm - handmade in Amsterdam from oil canvases found in Dutch markets, antique stores, and French homes, and crafted into the most stunning, usable, wearable art.  A select few are also available at Anthropologie. Another unique touch for the bright-minded bride? Have an artist … [Continue reading]

abbey ever after

Downtown Abby style wedding

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 different in America." Lady Grantham: "I know. They live in wigwams." (Upon being told the swivel chair was invented by … [Continue reading]

my superhero

Superheroes are an American phenomenon. Why? Well, sociologists argue about exactly that... some say that since America does not have it's own mythology (like Greece, Rome, India, or most other older nations) we simply invented one. Others say that superheroes were created to represent American ideals: Captain America represents patriotism, Iron man shows the idolization of rich people and capitalism, and Superman portrays justice. Are the Ninja Turtles superheroes? … [Continue reading]

blue and white china

Blue wedding

The technique of cobalt blue decorations seems to have come from the Middle-East in the 9th century through decorative experimentation on white ware. Cobalt blue pigments were excavated from local mines in central Iran from the 9th century, and then were exported as a raw material to China.The blue-and-white technique was fully developed in China with porcelain technology in the 14th century.On some occasions, Chinese blue and white wares also incorporated Islamic … [Continue reading]

for the equestrian

Rustic wedding

1.Hunt Seat The English discipline of hunt seat originated from the British sport of fox hunting. Hunt Seat is probably one of the most popular disciplines in the world. If you are interested in jumping, then this could be the discipline for you. 2. Dressage Dressage is another English disciplines. This style is one of the oldest in the world. It was originally used in ancient Europe for military maneuvers. The word dressage is French for "training". Dressage is … [Continue reading]

california dreaming

Relaxed beach wedding

"All the leaves are brown and the sky is gray I've been for a walk on a winter's day I'd be safe and warm if I was in L.A. California dreamin' on such a winter's day." - California Dreaming, The Beach Boys *** This inspiration shoot was featured on Snippet & Ink, styled by Platinum Planning, and photographed by Tinywater Photography. // fig flatbread  … [Continue reading]

over the rainbow

Rainbow weddings are fun, quirky, and definitely memorable. If you are going to have a rainbow wedding, you have to go all the way. Rainbow theme everything from your drinks to your bridesmaids dress and of course your flowers and decor. A budget friendly way to bring a lot of color to your rainbow wedding is to use balloons - but be sure to use a lot of them! Nothing is sadder than too few balloons at a party. Got some major love for balloons? Wait 'till you … [Continue reading]

the little mermaid

 Now that she knew where he lived, she spent many an evening and many a night on the water near the palace. She would swim much nearer the shore than any of the others ventured to do; indeed once she went quite up the narrow channel under the marble balcony, which threw a broad shadow on the water. Here she would sit and watch the young prince, who thought himself quite alone in the bright moonlight. She saw him many times of an evening sailing in a pleasant boat, … [Continue reading]

pink’s revenge

Needless to say, pink is a little annoyed at yesterday's post. We just heard this from the color's spokesperson: "Purple is NOT the new pink. We're sending paper from our lawyers." Yikes. Pink is definitely 'hot' right now. Looking for some hot pink shoes to peek out from under your layers of bridal white? Look no further than these amazing beauties from Kate Spade. photo credits: yellow necklace, sweet stuff dessert bar, paper umbrellas, cake, pink paper … [Continue reading]

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 a mollusk found on the shores of the city of Tyre in ancient Phoenicia (present day Lebanon) that in classical antiquity became a symbol of … [Continue reading]

tropical elegance

White is a sacred and pure color.  It's the color of angles and gods, as the color reflects that which is sacred and pure.   It is also the color of doctors, nurses, and others in the health profession, as well as cleanliness. In fact, the Japanese refer to nurses as "Angels in White". White can also represent reverence, purity, simplicity, peach, humility, youth, winter, snow, good, and cold. I'm loving this white flower guide from The Wedding … [Continue reading]

define whimsical

whimsical (adjective) whimsy (noun) whimsicality (noun) whimsically (adverb) Playfully quaint or fanciful, espcially in an appealing and amusing way. Things that are whimsical: pinwheels, porcelain figurines, kites, gyroscopes, tulle, music boxes, root beer floats, puddle jumping, garden gnomes, snow globes, lightning bugs, and daisy chains. *** This whimsical real wedding was featured on Green Weddings Shoes, photographed by Our Labor of Love, and took … [Continue reading]

dia de los muertos

Dia de los Muertos, or Day of the Dead, is an ancient Aztec ritual celebrated in Mexico and certain parts of Central America and the U.S. On November 1 and 2, wooden skull masks are donned and people dance in honor of their deceased relatives. While holiday traditions vary from place to place, food always plays an important role. The sweet, rich, glazed egg bread, Pan de Muerto, is always served though it too varies in shape and decoration from region to … [Continue reading]

an ode to y’all

Y'all: contraction for 'you all.' Plural. "I am proud to be from the South - where tea is sweet and accents are sweeter; summer starts in April, front porches are wide and words are long, mac and cheese is a vegetable, and pecan pie is a staple. Y’all is the only proper pronoun; chicken is fried and biscuits come with gravy. Everything is darling and someone is always getting their heart blessed." -Unknown Some Southern Sayings... Don't let your mouth overload … [Continue reading]

the yellow skittle

The yellow skittle gets a bad rap. It polls poorly. In fact, in a recent survey, only 9% of respondents said that the yellow skittle was their favorite. I quite like the yellow skittle.  According to Urban Dictionary, yellow skittles are "hot, popular, people who tend to make others feel threatened, but once you get to know them you will learn how awesome they truly are." So next time you come across a yellow skittle, take the time to break through that hard, sugary … [Continue reading]

hunger games

Hunger Games wedding

When he wispers "You love me, real or not real?" I say, "Real." "I wish I could freeze this moment, right here, right now, and live in it forever." "Here your dreams are sweet and tomorrow brings them true, here is the place where I love you." "Remember, were madly in love, so its ok to kiss me whenever you feel like it." "When she sings, even the birds stop and listen." "In the woods waits the only person with whom I can be myself." photo credits: fruits … [Continue reading]