it’s all in the details

Wedding Dress Details from Martha Stewart Weddings Fall 2013 Issue

Have you picked up the new fall issue of Martha Stewart Weddings yet? I’ve been leafing through mine for about two weeks now and it’s pretty darn amazing. I found my new favorite book between those glossy pages called Dior Impressions (Dior dresses next to the Impressionist paintings that they were inspired by!) and I’ve earmarked about 20 pages worth of goodies that I’m going to have to edit down later into a Christmas wish list for my husband. My … [Continue reading]

board game wedding: scrabble

Scrabble themed wedding

Scrabble tiles have been used in weddings for a long time and it's easy to see why! These fun little squares are reminiscent of Sunday afternoons spent with your fiancé, sipping coffee, while each of you vie for the highest word score. I adore this game and so I'm excited to present this Scrabble themed wedding inspiration as the next installment in the board game wedding series! For a truly Scrabble themed wedding try to take it a step further than just using … [Continue reading]

10 unique wedding venues

10 Unique Wedding Venues / Empty Swimming Pool

The chapter I’m working on right now in my Wedding and Event Institute course covers one of the most important aspects of your wedding – the venue. Your wedding venue will set the tone for pretty much the entire day. It will determine the look, the color palette (your colors shouldn’t clash with your venue’s colors – they should work with it!), and it’s a pretty big portion of your wedding budget. Unusual and unique venues are my favorites – they provide that … [Continue reading]

hermès inspired shoot by the sea in france

Hermes wedding inspiration / One Love Photo

This chic, Hermès styled French seaside wedding inspiration shoot from Onelove Photography is absolutely adorable! It does such justice to nautical themed weddings. Iconic Hermès patterns are used throughout and another amazing detail to be on the lookout for is the bride's dress. It's actually two pieces - a peplum top and a long skirt! The picnic style provencal food in this shoot includes mini fried fish, gazpacho and cucumber soup, and … [Continue reading]

every variety of violet

every shade of violet wedding

Violet is a gorgeous color for a wedding, and it's important when designing your color palette to use a variety of shades to add depth to the look. (Read more about how to create your color palette here). I wanted to experiment a bit and see what happened when you put every shade of violet into one wedding look & this inspiration board is the result of that! So what do you think? Does it work? This 'every variety of violet' wedding inspiration board contains … [Continue reading]

vintage garden wedding in hawaii

Giant wedding balloon / Christina Heaston Photography

I've got to preface this week's vendor spotlight post by saying - editing my friends' wedding was SO difficult! Raleigh and Lindsay's vintage garden themed wedding here in Hawaii was an absolute delight to attend and I couldn't be happier for these two. They are truly meant to be together and their love for each other shines through each of these gorgeous images from Christina Heaston Photography. Three fabulous BB Vendors were involved in bringing Lindsay & … [Continue reading]

an opulent dessert table design

Dessert table / Anfelworx Angelle Hafzullah

This wonderfully opulent wedding dessert table inspiration shoot by Angelworx Angelie Hafzullah was shot in Norway and inspired by rosemaling - a traditional Norwegian decorative painting style that includes swirls, flowing patterns, and rose motifs! I love how rosemaling was used as the source of inspiration for this shoot to create a whimsical and romantic wedding day ambiance. Plus, Angelworx shared that the ombre cake was inspired by one of … [Continue reading]

autumn wedding palette

autumn wedding palette

Autumn is here - and there's no better way to celebrate this wonderfully festive season than with a beautiful fall wedding inspiration board! There's just something SO lovely about autumn weddings. A cozy brown, pumpkin orange, and gold color palette couldn't be more perfect for fall brides. Fall is a fabulous time for breathtaking displays so go big with your bouquet and incorporate thoughtful, seasonal details like gold leaf place cards, hand dyed ribbons, and … [Continue reading]

stunning sea life inspired bespoke wedding dresses

Vivian Luk sea life inspired bespoke wedding dresses / photographed by Alea Lovely

Shot beautifully by Alea Lovely seaside in Hong Kong and styled by Simply Peachy, these sea life inspired bespoke wedding dresses from Vivian Luk Atelier are breathtakingly gorgeous. Snorkeling enthusiasts will easily see how coral gardens and sea fans inspired this new stunning new collection! Vivian Luk attended Parsons School of Design and worked with Vera Wang creating iconic red carpet looks for celebrities and brides before returning … [Continue reading]

board game wedding: candy land

pastel candy themed wedding

The board game wedding series continues today with a sweet, irresistible and whimsical pastel inspiration board for Candy Land! I bet you're already familiar with Candy Land. What child could resist characters like Princess Lolly, Lord Licorice, or Frostline? And the destinations were so fun - Ice Cream Sea, Candy Castle, & the Peanut Brittle House! I honestly couldn't get enough of this colorful game when I was younger. For a Candy Land themed wedding use … [Continue reading]

real life inspiration boards

Real Life Inspiration Boards

It's no secret that I ADORE inspiration boards (understatement of the week). They're awesome. They come in all different shapes, sizes, & styles, and today 6 wedding professionals that you've seen here on the blog before are sharing their real life inspiration boards. Enjoy! 1. Megan - MaeMae Paperie  "I always have several boards running in the office because I love being able to rearrange the pieces and have them act as decorations in my … [Continue reading]

a celebrity wedding in hawaii

Celebrity wedding in Hawaii by Moana Events /

Do I have something special for you today! Shot beautifully by Carly Brown Photography & impeccably planned and styled by Moana Events, this big day is by far one of the most beautifully elegant & chic island weddings I have ever seen. Morgan of Moana Events was kind enough to share her experience planning celebrity couple Blair McDonough & Kristi's wedding - enjoy! From Morgan of Moana Events - "Blair McDonough (of Australia’s Neighbours, Big … [Continue reading]

powder blue and lavender

Powder Blue and Lavender Wedding

Powder blue and lavender is such a beautiful and soft color combination. I absolutely love it for an outdoor wedding with gorgeous greens as the backdrop! One fabulous thing about this wedding inspiration board is the abundance of flowers. Flowers are just so lovely and a must for outdoor, romantic weddings. This lavender and powder blue color combination is soft and feminine, but not 'too girlie' so your fiance will approve. To warm the palette up a bit add … [Continue reading]

behind the scenes with percy handmade

Percy Handmade Bridal Accessories / Peta Rudd Photography

This week's vendor spotlight feature is a special one. Tania of Percy Handmade (who you've seen before here) lets you take a peek inside her beautiful studio with a shoot by Peta Rudd, and shares her story and creative process! Prepare to fall head-over-heels for this lovely lady and her beautiful, handcrafted bridal accessories... How did you come to find yourself in the bridal industry?  "I’ve been working in the bridal industry for almost 5 years … [Continue reading]