bazooka joe

Retro pink wedding inspiration and ideas

Remember Bazooka Joe bubble gum? And the fun, eye patch wearing kid on the comic strips that they came wrapped in? And of course the sugary sweet goodness of those little pink gums, and how you'd end up chewing 10 of them in an hour because the flavor died so fast? I used to love that gum! And that, of course, is the inspiration behind this bubble gum pink board. The detail I'm loving most right now are those pink bubble gum popsicle soaps - aka, the perfect … [Continue reading]

barefoot beach

Costa Rica Wedding

I'm going to be brutally honest here - one of my friends said to me recently, "why don't you have any African American couples on your wedding inspiration boards?"  I blushed. I fiddled with my hands. I didn't know what to say! Such an oversight on my part. It really hadn't crossed my mind but there I was, shame faced and guilty as charged. And that got me thinking... I consume wedding blogs like my favorite white cheddar popcorn. I eat them up, everyday, all day … [Continue reading]

gold and peach

Peach and gold wedding

Peach and gold is such a lovely color combination - I think I'm obsessed! And it's pretty new to the scene, so you're sure to get a lot of 'ooohs' and 'ahhhhs' when your guests first see your color palette choice. Accessorize this breathtaking look with a pair of peach colored earrings, a stunning (as seen in Vogue) clutch, a delicate hairpin, and a perfect bridesmaid gift would be a beautiful peach colored crystal ring from Amanda Pearl. And don't forget! Burnett's … [Continue reading]

boho bali

Bohemian wedding in Bali

Can't quite make the flight? Why not bring the Balinese style to you? It's not as hard as it may seem. First, for your venue, find a private estate with a pool or a hotel with a pool and surround the pool with low lying lanterns. If there are any water fountains place plumeria flowers on the surface, and toss some in the pool and along the aisle as well. Paper lanterns and Balinese style umbrellas are readily available for purchase over the internet and add a nice … [Continue reading]

blueberry tart

Blue wedding ideas and inspiration

Nothing screams summer to me like mangoes dripping from the trees around here, but if I were to live on the mainland United States, it would be blueberries. And there are few other words in the English language that I love so much as 'tart.' It has so many (sometimes naughty) connotations. So here, for you, on this lovely Sunday, is a blueberry tart recipe and some fabulous ways to incorporate the world's most popular and most liked color into your wedding … [Continue reading]

a surprise wedding

pulling off a surprise wedding

This too cute for words real wedding was a surprise wedding! Can you believe it? The bride, Amy Moss (of the ever popular blog Eat, Drink, Chic) and her husband Mark surprised their guests at their engagement party with a wedding. She wore her mother's 30 year old red flower bridal gown and styled her backyard wedding with rustic and vintage elements. To keep a fun 'picnic vibe' they chose outdoor friendly foods and served it all buffet style. Here's an exert from … [Continue reading]

grey chalk

Grey colored wedding inspiration and ideas

Customized chalk lettering is all the rage for weddings right now. Incorporate chalk lettering into your wedding invitations, wedding portraits, engagement shoot, signage and decor, and (I love this idea) have guests sign their names and leave you a sweet note in chalk! photo credits: napkins and chalk place setting, succulent boutonnieres, barn wedding reception, bridal gown, lemonade bottles, wedding cake, cubby holes. … [Continue reading]

make lemonade

Bright yellow wedding ideas and decor.

The original proverb: “If life deals you lemons made lemonade.” The man who popularized it: “When fate hands us a lemon, let's try to make a lemonade.”-Dale Carnegie A more modern takes on it: "I believe that if life gives you lemons, you should make lemonade... and try to find somebody whose life has given them vodka, and have a party." - Ron White ♡ All of the amazing items on this wedding inspiration board were curated by Etsy store owner and current Shop … [Continue reading]

portsmouth, new hampshire

Blue and pink wedding

Darling custom cocktail napkins for you reception - find the best of the best of them at For Your Party! *** This real wedding was featured on Martha Stewart Weddings and photographed by Rodeo and Co Photography. photo credits  … [Continue reading]

dotty for daisies

Polka dot and daisies wedding

Dotty (adj): Amusingly absurd. Crazy. Amiably eccentric. Marked with dots. Darling pink polka dot straws (and all sorts of other fun stuff) available at Hey YoYo. photo credits: balloons, polka dot straws, bride and bridesmaids, pink boots, polka dot bags, daisy cake, pink daisy field, bike. … [Continue reading]

jet-setter

Jet-setter (n): A wealthy and fashionable person who travels widely, frequently, and for pleasure. Don't we all wish we were a part of the jet-set crowd? Adorable heart stickers, made from atlas pages, and perfect for sealing your invitations with found at Kis for Calligraphy. photo credits: airplane invites, salud sticks, map vases, flowers, map, boxes, invitation suite, postcards, luggage tags, tip jar, clothes line, shoes, map tags, envelopes, … [Continue reading]

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 Magazine. photo credits  … [Continue reading]

anne of green gables

"Isn't it splendid to think of all the things there are to find out about? It just makes me feel glad to be alive--it's such an interesting world. It wouldn't be half so interesting if we know all about everything, would it? There'd be no scope for imagination then, would there?" - Anne of Green Gables, L.M. Montgomery Stunning Swarovski encrusted flower tiara from Bespoken For! A sage choice for those among us who are newly engaged would be to 'keep calm and … [Continue reading]

neon

Things that were popular in the eighties: popped collars on polo shits, shoulder pads, big hair, neon, rock candy, cassettes, Dr. Pepper bubble gum, high tops, leg warmers, TRON, Ted Danson, Inspector Gadget, Mr. T., Madonna, Sony Walkmans, roller rinks, birthday parties at Mc. Donald's, Care Bears, Atari, hammer pants, geometric shapes, skateboards... add more to this list in the comments below! Neon invitations available at Love Citron. photo credits: nail … [Continue reading]

great expectations

She was dressed in rich materials--satins, and lace and silks -- all of white. Her shoes were white. And she had a long white veil dependent from her hair, and she had bridal flowers in her hair, but her hair was white. Some bright jewels sparkled on her neck and on her hands, and some other jewels lay sparkling on the table. Dresses, less splendid than the dress she wore, and half-packed trunks, were scattered about. She had not quite finished dressing, for she had … [Continue reading]

red ribbons

Cherrytini Ingredients: 12 frozen pitted tart cherries 2 Meyer lemons (or regular lemons if you can’t find them) 3 tablespoons sugar 2 1/2 cups tart cherry juice, chilled 1 1/2 cups vodka (Grey Goose) 2 cups of ice cubes Directions: Thread 3 tart cherries onto each (4-inch) cocktail pick or skewer and keep them in the freezer until they are ready to serve. Zest one Meyer lemon onto a shallow dish, mix together with sugar, set aside. Cut lemon in halves and … [Continue reading]