citrus sorbet

Citrus flavors are good for you because they contain vitamin C. The benefits? No scurvy (best that was the first time ever 'scurvy' has been used on a wedding blog), keep you looking younger by firming the skin, and it protects your heart. Add lemon slices to your water whenever you drink it. ♡ This fresh citrus inspiration board could easily be used as a bridal shower palette and would be absolutely perfect for spring weddings or beach weddings. Incorporate … [Continue reading]

apples

Red apple wedding

Where to find apples: on trees, orchards, teachers desks, grocery stores, in pies, and in tarts. On computers, iphones, ipods, and ipads. Gwyneth Paltrow's daughter's birth certificate. Bad apples: the one Snow White ate and the one Eve ate. Use apples to: compare to oranges, compute, discover gravity, eat, bob for on Halloween, and keep the doctor away. Celebrate the apple: on Savior of the Apple Feast Day in Russia and Ukraine on August 19th. *** The pictures … [Continue reading]

pretty in pink

Wondering what other colors go with pink? Here are some hues that look pretty with pink: photo credits: i love you flower, pink wood, girl in hat, dahlias, single pink flower, color squares, pink drink, pinwheel escort cards, shoes, dress, sorbet. … [Continue reading]

in the forest

Out of the mid-wood's twilight Into the meadow's dawn, Ivory limbed and brown-eyed, Flashes my Faun! He skips through the copses singing, And his shadow dances along, And I know not which I should follow, Shadow or song! O Hunter, snare me his shadow! O Nightingale, catch me his strain! Else moonstruck with music and madness I track him in vain! - In the Forest, Oscar Wilde I am wild for these enchanting and whimsical hair adornments from Sweet Little … [Continue reading]

baby’s breath

White wedding with baby's breath flowers

Gypsophilia, or baby's breath as it is known in the United States and Canada, is a genus of about 100 different flowering plants that love to grow in chalk rich soils, which is why its name literally means 'lover of chalk.' Darling baby's breath wedding invitations available at Minted. photo credits: escort cards, cottage, cake, Valentino lace dress, baby's breath centerpieces, bottled lemonade. … [Continue reading]

the antiquarian post

Glamorous vintage wedding

"The Antiquarian Post acts as a visual journal for Antiquaria creators Emma James and Bailey Amon. Always on a quest for visual perfection and a well-curated life, each issue explores their current inspirations and obsessions." - Needless to say, the gorgeous eye candy in each issues now has me hooked. photo credits … [Continue reading]

art deco

vintage art deco wedding

Art deco is an eclectic aesthetic that began in Paris in the 1920s. Art deco represents elegance, glamour, modernity, and functionality. The art deco style had a major resurgance in the 1980s when graphic design went digital and is today a popular wedding style choice. Don't you just love the artwork by Artful Sharon (my Mum!) in this inspiration board? Beautiful! Looking for art deco wedding invitations? Look no further than the Marquee design at Hello … [Continue reading]

dachnik

Winter wedding

Dachas are Russian second homes, usually located in the outskirts of the city, and rustic in nature. Because of the size restrictions put in place during the Soviet era, dachas were built with massive attics and multilevel verandas in order to get around these restraints. Dachas are generally used during the summers, but some families who reside in them year-round are referred to as dachniks, and it denotes a certain type of country lifestyle. The first dachas … [Continue reading]

cherry blossom

Pink cherry blossom wedding

Cherry blossoms bloom the world over, but the cherry blossom festival originated in Japan and is something of a national symbol. The transience of the blooms, their quick beauty and sudden death, remind viewers of the ephemerality of nature. During World War II cherry blossoms were often painted on the sides of kamikaze pilots' planes, and at Japanese memorials cherry blossom trees can always be found. Though the leaves are mildly toxic, cherry blossoms can be … [Continue reading]

wedding portraits

Vintage wedding portraits

My mother is a fabulous decorator and in one of the guest bathrooms at my parents' home in Fulshear, Texas (population 816), there are at least 20 vintage photographs in black frames. I find myself being creepy and lurking in the bathroom all the time just taking them in - examining each minute detail of the clothes, their expressions, their shoes... The image on the bottom in the center is of Florence and Jack, taken in the 1940s in Liverpool, England, where they … [Continue reading]

sweet home alabama

Charming southern wedding

Big wheels keep on turning Carry me home to see my kin Singing songs about the Southland I miss Alabama once again... - Sweet Home Alabama, Lynyrd Skynryd And so it went, every time I walked back into my college dorm, my dear friends would be blasting this song (or 'Sara' by Starship) once they found out that yes, indeed, I was born in Alabama. *** This sweet southern real wedding was featured on Style Me Pretty, photographed by Leslee Mitchell, and took … [Continue reading]

wooden clothes pin

Vintage brown wedding

The precursor to the spring clothes pin was the one-piece wooden clothes peg, invented by Jérémie Victor Opdebec. The older designs did not use springs, put were fashioned out of a single wooden peg. In England, clothes peg making used to be a craft only associated with gypsies. The spring design, was invented in Vermont in 1853 by David Springfield. Find out all about the perfect wedding clothes pins at PoshLittleDesigns. *** This darling real wedding was … [Continue reading]

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]