this is what happens when a fashion designer weds

Stylish bridesmaids and bride | Amanda K Photography |

What happens when one of this nation's fabulous emerging new fashion designers gets married? Absolute magic. Shot beautifully by Amanda K Photography, Angela and Alexander's wedding is one for the books. It is definitely one of the most gorgeously editorial weddings that I have ever seen. Angela Sum designed not only her own exquisite wedding dress, but also all four of her bridesmaids' gowns. She has interned with Cynthia Rowley and Alexander Wang and won the … [Continue reading]

blogging photography features: why less is more

Blogging tips with a side of gorgeous floral design by Flower Afternoon, photographed by Brooke Shultz Photography |

I recently changed my work description on my personal Facebook page from ‘#1 Boss Lady at Burnett’s Boards’ to ‘Owner and Editor of Burnett’s Boards’ and I didn’t do it lightly. It took me a long time (something like over 300 posts) to feel like I could legitimately bestow the title of editor upon myself. As I hit update on my new work description I quickly asked Google ‘what does an editor do’ and I found this on The Editor’s Blog (and changed all the he's to … [Continue reading]

s’mores, cider, and campfire elopement shoot

S'mores elopement inspiration shoot | Michael and Carina Photography | http://burnettsboards.com/2013/11/smores-cider-campfire-elopement-shoot/

Young couples don't always have tons of money for grandiose weddings, but that doesn't mean that their elopement can't be fairytale-like and beautiful. This gorgeous autumn elopement wedding inspiration shoot photographed on medium format film from Michael and Carina Photography shows how. It features apples, cider, a wheat-accented boutonnière, and s'mores in rural Virginia and it's one of the cutest elopement shoots that I have ever seen! The … [Continue reading]

ku’u lei: a stylized shoot in hawaii

Come and shoot a wedding inspiration editorial in Hawaii |

I am teaming up with Orchestrated Stylized Shoots for the tropical adventure of a lifetime and I’d like to invite you to come along! From February 1-3rd Orchestrated will be hosting its first ever three-day event nestled on the island of Oahu: Ku’u lei (My Beloved). Over the course of the three days there will be an engagement shoot, a wedding inspiration shoot, and of course a bridal session on one of our gorgeous beaches. Day 1: The Wedding Set at a … [Continue reading]

she will paint your wedding – while it occurs!

Paint Your Event | Heather LeRoy Photography |

This week's vendor spotlight is a special one. I've known Heidi of Paint Your Event since I started this blog and have been thrilled to watch her amazing career take off. This talented lady paints events (and yes! She live paints wedding all the time!) while they occur and the finished piece of artwork is exquisite. It's colorful, vibrant, and definitely captures the magic of the moment. What do you enjoy most about live painting a wedding?  "To be able to … [Continue reading]

green and orange autumn wedding

Green and orange wedding |

Green and orange weddings are the perfect way to celebrate autumn nuptials! The cool green balances the warm orange perfectly and creates a relaxed but visually interesting color palette. The floral details in this wedding inspiration board are the true stars of this show: the cascade of peach, orange, and pink roses on the wedding cake, the peach peonies popping out from the drawers on the decorative dresser (this would make an amazing display for your wedding … [Continue reading]

10 gorgeous gowns from the anna bé style book

Anna Be Stylebook by Tory Lea Photography | http://burnettsboards.com/2013/11/anna-be-style-book/

You've met the wonderful duo (Breanna and Anna) behind one of Denver's finest bridal salons - Anna Bé - here as part of the 'inside the boutique' series and now I'm thrilled to bring their super chic style book shoot to you! Style books are definitely one of the best new trends coming from bridal boutiques. It's a creative way for them to show off their curated collection of wedding dresses, accessories, and jewelry with a style and flair that is aimed towards … [Continue reading]

elegant ballroom wedding

Elegant ballroom wedding |

Elegant ballroom weddings can oftentimes be the epitome of glamour and this wedding inspiration board shows why! There are just so many details to love in this inspiration board - the track lighting in the ballroom reception venue, the delicate tulle on the Samuelle Couture gown (seriously, how amazing is that picture?!), classic heirloom pearl strands, the 'barely there' pink hue of the drinks, the single rose bridal bouquet, white calligraphy escort cards, and … [Continue reading]

holidays for heroes

Holidays for Heroes | Jen Huang Photography |

One of the most wonderful things about the holiday season is the way that people come together to show love and support to others whether it’s friends, family members, or total strangers. The spirit of giving is infectious and I love the sense of community that this time of year brings out. The sweet Elvira of 3D Memoirs approached me a couple of months ago with a wonderful idea – Holidays for Heroes. Holidays for Heroes is a way for you to support our troops - … [Continue reading]

classic and modern hampton roads wedding

Gold dot escort card | Amanda Hedgepeth Photography |

Today's gorgeous wedding inspiration shoot from Amanda Hedgepeth Photography combines a classic wedding style with modern touches. This shoot is brimming with amazing details to be on the lookout for: the feathered bodice on the bridal gown, gold flakes on the chocolate, color-blocked treats, golden acorns on the table, and the beautiful bronze vases and candlesticks used in the centerpiece designs! From Amanda Hedgepeth Photography - "Our vision for … [Continue reading]

GIVEAWAY: jen huang’s workshop in a box

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What a treat today from Jen Huang Photography! Jen has generously offered to give away one of her Workshop In A Box kits and has provided a 25% discount code for purchases during the duration of this giveaway. This is such a steal and just in time for the holidays too! The Jen Huang Workshop experience is the perfect treat for yourself or the creative in your life. The kit includes:  Jen Huang's Guide to Fine Art photography Book - a 200 page guide filled with … [Continue reading]

fall engagement inspiration

Autumn engagement inspiration | Carmen and Ingo Photography |

For those of you who remember the cozy autumn wedding inspiration shoot from a few weeks ago (see it here) you'll love this fall engagement inspiration that goes along with it. Photographed beautifully by Carmen and Ingo Photography - it has all the sweetness you'd want in an engagement shoot combined with a romantic greenhouse venue, impeccable styling (especially their clothes!), and a few sweet treats to celebrate the occasion. This engagement … [Continue reading]

glamorous destination wedding inspiration

Glamorous old world destination wedding style |

I love the idea of bringing a glamorous old world look to an exotic destination wedding and this wedding inspiration board does just that! The image of the two gold chairs overlooking Bangkok's bay in Thailand were the catalyst for this inspiration board. Those gold chairs are just so glamorous and I adore the juxtaposition of them against the rustic, weathered wood. They have an old world look that fits so elegantly into an exotic destination wedding or … [Continue reading]

bird of paradise: an indie wedding fashion shoot

Indie wedding inspiration / Lara Hotz Photography

I'm so thrilled to welcome Australia's Hitched Magazine to the United States! Now with issue 3 you can get Hitched in newsstands and bookstores across the nation. This magazine is a breath of fresh air with its glamorous indie wedding features and jaw-dropping styled shoots. Today's Bird of Paradise indie bridal fashion shoot by Lara Hotz Photography is just one of the many amazing features you'll find in this inspirational new magazine! From Amy … [Continue reading]