the carrie wedding dress from hayley paige

Hayley Paige wedding dress

Some wedding dresses are just pure magic. Today’s fashion editorial from Justina Bilodeau Photography showcases one such gown, named Carrie, from renowned bridal designer Hayley Paige. Paired with free-spirited headpieces – the entire look says 'princess.' Isn’t Hayley Paige’s Carrie wedding dress gorgeous? I can’t get enough of the stunning crystal and bead detailing on the shoulders and keyhole back. Crafted from Ivory English net, it has an … [Continue reading]

fine art boudoir shoot

Fine Art Photography Boudoir Shoot

This romantic, French themed fine art bridal boudoir inspiration shoot from Nadia Hung Photography is everything a boudoir session should be. It’s classy, elegant, timeless, alluring, and breathtakingly beautiful! From Nadia Hung Photography – “The idea was to create an inspirational bridal boudoir shoot for brides-to-be and we approached the boudoir session with an artistic & romantic flair. We shot the boudoir session in a loft in … [Continue reading]

pacific island honeymoon: which island is best?

Which island is best for Pacific island honeymoon

You ask: Where should we honeymoon? And I say: An island in the Pacific! But which one is best? Well, that depends. Today, along with gorgeous images from Ashley Goodwin Photography, I’m going to break down the three most popular Pacific Island honeymoon spots – the Hawaiian Islands, Fiji, and Bora Bora in order to help you decide which is best for you and your beau. As a baseline for prices I’m using my own home (Honolulu), which has a comparable cost of … [Continue reading]

pastel, mint, and gold wedding ideas

Pastel and mint wedding invitations | City Love Photography | see more on:

This pretty pastel inspiration shoot from City Love Photography is such a fabulous and unique collaboration. Featuring a gorgeous line of gowns from Alice Padrul and exquisite details and designs from other Chicago area wedding vendors, today’s editorial is styled to pastel perfection! The mint, blush, powder blue, pink, and white color palette looks perfect with bits of glamorous gold, and that handcrafted string art love sign - I … [Continue reading]

snowy and rustic, perfectly styled engagement shoot

Snowy and rustic engagement session

Today’s gorgeous engagement shoot from Bellamint Photography showcases some super cozy winter styling elements & heartfelt details – it’s the perfect example of how to create a ‘wow’ engagement session while including parts of your story and personal style! From Bellamint Photography – “The Colorado snow came just in time for this California couple! They chose to have their engagement session at the same place they will be getting married this April. … [Continue reading]

pirate ship bridal inspiration shoot

Pirate ship wedding inspiration shoot | Haizel Creations | see more on:

Today’s sea-rover bridal inspiration shoot from Brittany of Haizel Creations Photography & Videography is so much fun with its cute tea length dress, unique array of headpieces from Crown Your Gown, and pirate ship. Yep – a pirate ship! From Haizel Creations – “As a Utah based photographer & videographer I am never limited on beautiful locations to shoot. It’s amazing how often I can be wandering through back streets and endless trails … [Continue reading]

birch bark and beach themed wedding

Birch bark and beach themed wedding inspiration board

Bark from birch trees has such a unique and distinctive pattern of black dashes  – I really wanted to play on that for today’s wedding inspiration board! The trick with a birch bark themed wedding is to not take it too literally. The only place in this inspiration board with actual birch bark patterns is on the paper straws. Find other ways to mimic birch bark throughout your wedding day design. In this inspiration board I tried to pull that idea in with the … [Continue reading]

4 hair and makeup styles for your wedding

Best hair and makeup styles for your wedding

The talented ladies at The Beauty Case & Seven Silver Swans Photography created today’s inspiration shoot in order to showcase sleek hairstyles and bridal-worthy makeup looks. I love the spin they’ve put on this editorial; forgoing the cake, tablescape, and other wedding trappings to instead shine the spotlight on the beauty of brides! From Khesanh Brock at The Beauty Case – “At The Beauty Case we’re all about keeping things fresh. This first look is soft … [Continue reading]

fig and gold wedding with the coolest bar ever

Fig and gold wedding

This fig and gold themed wedding inspiration shoot from Onelove Photography includes what is probably the coolest bar designs ever. But more on that later... The luxurious color palette in this editorial contains a regal mix of plum, velvety purples, fig, blackberry, and lighter shades of pink and gold. There’s a whole lot to love in this shoot and it just keeps getting better and better with every scroll! So about the bar design, which … [Continue reading]

how to organically grow your blog

How to grow your blog

Lately I’ve had a few bloggers and wedding vendors ask me: how did Burnett’s Boards grow so much so fast? It’s a really strange and hard question for me to answer because in my eyes and in my mind it’s still small and it certainly didn’t grow fast. Since this week marks Burnett’s Boards 2nd blog-birthday (yay!) I figured I’d try to come up with a decent response, and after a couple of weeks of thinking on it, of reviewing past blog posts and 24 months worth of … [Continue reading]

german folktale editorial

German Folktale wedding inspiration shoot

Set at Burg Graefgenstein - a 13th century castle near Dusseldorf in Germany, this stylish bohemian wedding inspiration shoot from Vicki Grafton Photography was among my favorites in the first edition print issue of Magnolia Rouge Magazine! Dreamed up to take place during her stay in Germany with Stefanie Kapra Photography, this editorial is overflowing with unique details, gorgeous floral design, and a certain kind of age-old magic that only German folktales … [Continue reading]

dreamy abandoned mansion inspiration shoot

Wild botanical tablescape | Anne Robert Photography | see more on:

In my other life I want to be a florist so I can learn how to create complete magic like today’s botanical inspired shoot from Anne Robert Photography. With some of the most incredibly romantic floral design ever from Holly Chapple & gorgeous vintage details from Something Vintage Rentals - this shoot isn’t just an inspiration shoot – it’s an attempt to breathe new life into an abandoned Virginia mansion that during its heyday used to host some of the … [Continue reading]

color theory through floral design

Colorful Wedding Floral Designs

Your wedding color palette is one of the first decisions you’ll make and it plays a role in pretty much everything regarding your wedding design after that, from the venue to your bridesmaid dresses and of course, the flowers. The spring issue of Martha Stewart Weddings contains a wonderful feature titled In Living Color that shows how to use different color palettes in floral design - from monochromatic schemes to multihued ones! TOTALLY … [Continue reading]

retro pink and gold wedding

Retro pink and gold wedding with a vintage pink Winnebago

I love the 1960’s vibe cropping in wedding design lately – it’s just so fun! Today’s pink and gold wedding inspiration board is a nod to that style with a retro-fabulous hair & makeup look, a vintage pink Winnebago, and quirky pink flamingo envelope liners. Sequins, glitter, shades of pink, and a gorgeous wedding-worthy white bow headband really give this inspiration board a girlie twist. I keep imagining a wedding like this taking place in Florida – where … [Continue reading]