altar ego: mix and match, convertible bridesmaids dresses

Bride side

When it comes to dressing your bridesmaids tapping into their personal style is key and giving them something they’ll wear again and again is priceless. Today’s TWO wedding inspiration shoots from Brideside and Aisle Society, photographed by Emilia Jane Photography both showcase a new line of bridesmaids gowns from Brideside; their #AltarEgo Collection! Pick a dress, add a skirt, and change the entire look in an instant. These gowns go from refined and formal to … [Continue reading]

legend of el dorado wedding editorial

South American themed wedding invitations | Studio Ohlala | see more on:

The legend of El Dorado is set deep in South America and filled with tales of endless kingdoms of gold. Playing off of this legend and with a beautiful dose of South American-inspired details, today’s team created a wedding inspiration shoot that brings a bit of the Andes Mountains and beauty of Columbia straight to France! Studio Ohlala is an artists’ community in France that brings together photographers, filmmakers, makeup artists, hairdressers, florists, and … [Continue reading]

barbie-inspired bridals

Barbie Themed Bridal Shoot

Sofia Martynova’s bridal series concludes today with a third installment that’s girlie, pink, and Barbie-inspired! The long blonde hair, cotton candy colored lipstick, ribbons, gorgeous gown, and delightful blooms in today’s bridal session editorial are super feminine and total classics for a wedding. Don’t you just love this feminine look? I adore it! It’s definitely my favorite of the series. See Sofia Martynova’s bohemian bride look here, eco bridal … [Continue reading]

eco bride

Eco Bride

I’m thrilled to bring you a second installment of Sofia Martynova’s ‘inspired bride’ series. The last was a sophisticated bohemian look (see it here) and today I have the eco bride session for you. It's beautifully simple yet chic and the bridal bouquet looks as though it was picked that morning - so totally gorgeous! From Sofia Martynova – “The eco-style bride is known for her closeness to nature so we emphasized a natural color palette of beige and … [Continue reading]

earthy and sophisticated desert wedding

Desert wedding inspiration shoot | Lightburst Photography | see more on:

From Lightburst Photography – “We recently had the opportunity to shoot a fantastic wedding editorial in an area near Johannesburg, South Africa that is serene with beautifully colored rocks and sand. Cecile of Dearlove Event Floristry & Decor supplied the décor and flowers for this shoot and she brought some Marsala tones into it via Dendrobiums and grapes and made use of a collection of eclectic pieces. We admired the way she showed that you can go earthy … [Continue reading]

publishing: blogs v. print

Wedding Blogs v. Print Publishing

The reasons why you should publish your work (anywhere) are numerous and well-known. After all, how else are brides supposed to find you and see all the gorgeous services that your company provides?! Oftentimes the question is: "do I publish on blogs or in print?" I love blogs and I love print – there are benefits to both and knowing your audience is definitely key when deciding where to publish. Today I’m going to lay out some of the pros when it comes to … [Continue reading]

visually brand your business with an editorial shoot

Branding Shoot for Wedding Business

Branded shoots are an integral part to any business that trades in visuals! I’ve soapboxed about the importance of branded shoots many times here on Burnett’s Boards: you need branded imagery to tie together the look of your website, social channels, and print materials. Today wedding planner Maggie’s Miscellaneous shares her branded shoot, photographed by Annamarie Akins Photography, to give you some inspiration for your own! From Maggie’s … [Continue reading]

taylor swift inspired wedding

Mismatched bridesmaids | Madison Short Photography | see more on:

From Madison Short Photography – “Sarah and Larry's wedding was the perfect combination of rustic and glam. Sarah prepared all the details herself, and they all complimented each other so well! From the tree stump cake stands paired with the LOVE marquee sign, to the glitzy pink bridesmaids’ dresses set against the gorgeous backdrop of the mountainous West Virginia, you could say that Sarah and Larry's wedding was a Taylor Swift dream! … [Continue reading]

aisle society debut sponsored by minted

Aisle Society wedding bloggers | Jessica Haley Photography | @aislesociety | see more on:

As many of you know I am a member of the oh so fabulous Aisle Society – a truly collaborative group of wedding blogs & bloggers with a gorgeous website launching soon. This past October during bridal market we threw ourselves a little coming out party (sponsored by Minted) in NYC and Jessica Haley Photography was there to capture all the fun! From left to right: Chelsea - Tidewater and Tulle / Danielle - Black Sheep Bride / Jessica - The Budget Savvy … [Continue reading]

unique garden glam bridal session

Garden glam bridal session

This bridal session inspiration shoot from Gillian Ellis Photography is a real stunner. There are so many details, so many unique touches – I just can’t get enough of it (especially the petal-filled balloon just below!) Wasn’t that one of the most gorgeous bridal sessions ever? All of the different areas with furniture and staging designs work together perfectly to bring a sense of glamour and intimacy to an outdoor space. From the bar cart to the … [Continue reading]

stone fox bride’s pop up shop

Stone Fox Bride

Weddington Way hosted a private preview to celebrate the launch of Stone Fox Bride’s ( SFB is a laid-back, high-fashion, punk-bohemian bridal showroom in downtown NYC with heaps of awesomely sassy attitude!) first San Francisco pop up shop. The event featured gowns, flower crowns, and of course – cocktails. Guests sipped champagne and tried on boho styles from both Stone Fox Bride and Weddington Way. The duo of brands also hosted a styled shoot – which in addition … [Continue reading]

indian summer wedding inspiration

Coffee with cream hearts | Morgan Miller Photography | see more on:

From Morgan Miller Photography – “On this past year’s Autumnal Equinox a select group of Kansas City’s wedding pros created a beautiful Indian Summer Wedding inspiration shoot. The weather was perfect and we were able to raise the doors at River Market Event Place to bring the outdoors in for one last summertime hoorah.” From Morgan Miller Photography – “Anna Arnot of Asteroid Florals played double duty and also modeled for our shoot. Her real … [Continue reading]

wedding trend predictions for 2016

2016 Wedding Trends

Each year The Wedding and Event Institute produces a trend report and these last two years I was asked to give my opinions on what I think is going to be hot in the world of wedding styling and design for the upcoming year. Last year I hit the nail on the head with the whole rose gold color palette love affair we saw (and gosh did I love that one!) and of course the organic & fine art wedding movement. Below you’ll find what I sent to WEI as my wedding trend … [Continue reading]

vintage-inspired portraits with a classic rolls royce

Vintage Wedding Portrait Session

There is so much to love about today’s portrait session inspiration shoot from Ishani Gowri Photography. The classic Rolls Royce and vintage wedding dress add a touch of old-world charm to this the entire look and I adore how the bride’s natural beauty is allowed to shine through! From Ishani Gowri Photography – “This portrait inspiration shoot highlights the beautiful Rose & Delilah vintage-inspired wedding dress. I wanted to capture the … [Continue reading]

the ultimate festival wedding

Festival wedding | Feather Love Photography | see more on:

Festival weddings are an up and coming style that’s definitely gaining popularity. What exactly is a festival wedding? Think: live music, floral hair garlands, grand outdoor spaces, tepees, laid-back camp-like comfort, fun activities for all ages, multiple ‘chill out’ spaces, global / bohemian décor, and lots of outdoor lighting. It’s really is quite the party and today I’ve got the ultimate festival wedding for you. Daughters of Simone designer Britt recently … [Continue reading]

a downton abbey wedding

Downton Abbey Wedding Style Ideas

From Jordan at Smitten Events - “Downton Abbey has long been a source of inspiration for us. Every episode is so rich in stunning detail of a luxurious time long past, it’s hard not to fall in love with the show! With the final season set to premiere in January we produced a Downton-inspired wedding creative to highlight some of the things we love most about the series.” From Jordan at Smitten Events - “Our styling for this wedding inspiration was … [Continue reading]