neutrals and peach with a hint of blush

Neutral, peach, and blush inspiration board

Neutral centered color palettes are just so perfect for weddings, no matter what the season. They’re soft, romantic, and easy to work with. Khaki browns, gold, the softest hint of blush, ivory, sage, and a gentle power blue look so flawless with a little peach thrown into the mix. Gold elevates the look and gives it a timeless appeal while the white chocolate covered cherry cake topper brings in a touch of whimsy. My favorite image in this inspiration board is … [Continue reading]

8 artistic bridal styles

Artistic bridal styles | Adonye Jaja Photography | see more on:

The creative women over at Anna Bé bridal boutique in Denver are no strangers to this blog (evidence here). Their inventiveness, business prowess, and styling superpowers are on full display with the launch of their new stylebook, photographed by Adonye Jaja. The shoot shows an artistic combination of fabulous wedding dresses, unique hairstyles, colorful floral design, bold makeup choices, and a whole lot of paint! LOOK #1 Johanna Johnson Avedon I … [Continue reading]

ku’u lei: behind the scenes + giveaway!

Butter yellow wedding cake from A Cake Life | Bit of Ivory Photography | see more on:

I’ve always loved behind-the-scenes features. It lifts the veil on the magic that happens at styled shoots and shows some of the amazing creativity from the wedding pros involved. When Chelsea of Bit of Ivory Photography and Orchestrated Stylized Shoots and I dreamed up this shoot in Hawaii – I really had no idea what I was getting into. It’s no secret that Burnett’s Boards is all about the inspiration and vendors behind it but to actually be involved in a … [Continue reading]

ku’u lei: colorful and tropical bridal session

Colorful and tropical beach bridal session | Bit of Ivory Photography | see more on:

With the Ku’u Lei inspiration shoot series we visited the city first, then the mountains, and so of course we had to round it out with a trip to one of Hawaii’s famed beaches. Despite the gray skies and rain, today’s tropical bridal session inspiration shoot (conceptualized and shot by Chelsea of Bit of Ivory Photography) is absolutely breathtaking! Shilhi of Passion Roots free-handed an exquisite floral headpiece for our beautiful … [Continue reading]

ku’u lei: island chic engagement inspiration

Island Chic engagement inspiration shoot

Highlighting Oahu’s beautiful and lush Ko’olau Mountain Range was a must for the second inspiration shoot in the Ku’u Lei series. Conceptualized and photographed by Chelsea of Bit of Ivory Photography and Orchestrated Stylized Shoots, it’s a lightly stylized love session with two of my dear friends – Jose and Nick - modeling for it! Vintage lawn games and a hat were used as props and helped convey the casual island chic vibe we were going … [Continue reading]

ku’u lei: vintage inspired wedding in hawaii

Vintage inspired #wedding centerpiece | Bit of Ivory Photography, floral design by Passion Roots | see more on:

After almost a year in the making the Ku’u Lei (My Beloved) Shoots are finally here! Conceptualized, styled, and photographed by Chelsea of Bit of Ivory Photography and Orchestrated Stylized Shoots, today’s wedding inspiration editorial melds Downton Abbey glamour with the Hawaiian Islands to create a flawless vintage tropics look. To bring our vision to life a soft palette of butter yellow, blush pinks, ivory, gold, emerald-green, and tea was used along … [Continue reading]

romantic and dreamy bridal session inspiration

Romantic Bridal Portrait Session

Midwest fine art film photographer Jake Anderson takes romance to a whole new level with this breathtaking bridal inspiration shoot titled My Beloved. It’s filled with love notes, lacy detailing, and one of the most creative uses of flowers ever – right on the wedding dress! Wasn’t that shoot just divine? I adore it everything about it and it’s just loaded with romantic ideas and inspiration for your bridal portrait session. That peony … [Continue reading]

burnt orange and white

trendy-burnt-orange-wedding

The coppery, burnt orange color in today’s artsy wedding inspiration board is such a unique one. Somewhere between orange and brass, it’s a fun pop against crisp, clean whites. I’m loving the combination of hand drawn art (on the invitations) with the whimsical art studio wall at the ceremony location. The feathered Manolo Blahnik shoes give a little nod to the chicken painted on the wall (isn’t that the coolest?!), and for a more classic touch a gorgeous orchid … [Continue reading]

maggie louise bridal boutique

Maggie Louise Bridal Boutique

Newly engaged and soon to be married Molly Lambert is here to talk about gorgeous gowns, southern hospitality, and her darling Tennessee bridal boutique - Maggie Louise - in this newest installment of 'inside the boutique!' How did you come to find yourself in the bridal industry?  "Maggie Louise is the love child of spending over seven years within the wedding photography business. Behind the lens, I found myself falling head-over-heels for the details … [Continue reading]

beach bridals with beautiful bougainvillea

Bougainvillea wedding ideas

Bougainvillea are quite possibly the most underutilized flower in the wedding industry and I can’t figure out why! I adore them. Today’s bridal inspiration shoot from Hazel Buckley Photography and Flower Talk uses these gorgeous blooms in truly unique ways - from the groom’s bougainvillea bow tie to the bride’s spectacular floral accessories. The overcast weather and neutral palette of the wedding dress & beach setting in this shoot really … [Continue reading]

designing the perfect centerpiece

DIY floral centerpiece | Bellamint Photography and Sunflower Creative Floral | see more on:

When an artistic florist and an amazing photographer get together magic happens. Today’s shoot from Bellamint Photography and Sunflower Creative Floral takes you on a photographic journey of what it’s like to put together the perfect centerpiece! From  Cheryl of Sunflower Creative Floral – “I believe that any great table starts with a centerpiece and a vintage champagne bucket with lush blossoms seemed just right. It’s funny how flowers so quickly become … [Continue reading]

brooklyn wedding inspiration with vintage details

Brooklyn vintage wedding inspiration

Today’s gorgeous wedding inspiration shoot from Petronella Photography seamlessly combines a unique Brooklyn venue with vintage styling details and a fun color palette that includes Pantone’s color of the year: Radiant Orchid. Isn’t this shoot just the sweetest? Every time I see that flower-adorned bike and the bride’s adorable radiant orchid colored heels in that last photograph I fall in love with this editorial all over again. *** Olivia … [Continue reading]

plum pretty sugar for bhldn

Plum Pretty Sugar for BHLDN

Sponsored Post I’ve been a long-time fan of Plum Pretty Sugar so it’s with great pleasure that I get to introduce their new collection for BHLDN! You know those super cute, colorfully printed robes you see brides and their bridesmaids wearing in all of their getting-ready shots? Those are Plum Pretty Sugar robes and they’re adorable (see a bunch of them in action here). Plum Pretty Sugar’s new collection, created exclusively for BHLDN, introduces three … [Continue reading]

come in colors: an incredibly colorful inspiration shoot

Come in Colors: incredible and colorful inspiration shoot

I feel like such a lucky lady today to get to share this incredible Come in Colors editorial with you from Lara Hotz Photography (yes! Lara Hotz of Bird of Paradise fame). Originally shot for the third issue of Australia’s Hello May Magazine, it is overflowing with creativity and of course – color! YELLOW The first portion of this shoot includes Kelsey Genna’s Buttercup wedding dress, a horse with pink hair, one of the most amazing takes on a flower crown yet, … [Continue reading]