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]

modernly romantic NYC bride

Rooftop bridal session in NYC

Today’s New York City rooftop bridal inspiration shoot from Rebekah Senter Photography shows a stylish and romantic look for the modern city bride. From Rebecca – “I recently got together with a team and we put together a bridal inspiration shoot. The theme was a modernly romantic New York bride. I wanted the beauty of a bride to work in an unusual space – so I photographed our models on a NYC rooftop!” Be sure to check out another rooftop … [Continue reading]

ivory and beau

Ivory & Beau bridal boutique |Mackensey Alexander Photography | see more on:

The inside the boutique series continues today with Georgia’s oh so adorable Nicole and Adrienna of Ivory & Beau. With a shoot by Mackensey Alexander of their gorgeous bridal salon – Ivory & Beau offers a cool blend of wedding dresses and wedding planning! What inspired you both to combine wedding planning and dress shopping into one unique experience?  "We met working at David's Bridal as sales consultants. I left David's Bridal to work for … [Continue reading]

tabletop color stories

Tabletop design ideas

Today’s editorial from Marietta Leung Photography contains three different tabletop color stories styled by Mandy Forlenza Sticos – each created to coordinate with wedding invitation suites from Sincerely, Jackie. FETE -  “Our tablescape of mint, peach, pink, and gold was inspired by the playful Fete invitation with gold engraved letting adorned with confetti gold accents.” GRACE - “An all white backdrop and classic silver accents set the tone … [Continue reading]

the hunger games: capitol city citizen wedding

Purple wedding invitation suite | Green Blossom Photography | see more on:

Today’s inspiration shoot from Green Blossom Photography is why I love styled shoots so much. They really allow all the wedding pros involved to get creative and let their imaginations soar! We’ve all see Hunger Games themed weddings with a forest setting and bow & arrow motifs, but what would a Capitol City wedding look like? It would look like this: From Green Blossom Photography – “This shoot was inspired by the recent release of the movie … [Continue reading]

enchanting elegance from liv hart

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What a thrill to unveil Liv Hart for Enchanted Atelier and Liv Hart for Sophie Hallette’s new 2015 collection! Shot beautifully by Laura Gordon Photography – this editorial featuring whisper soft veils, glittering hair adornments, and even some smoldering black lace is divine! Set in one of New York City’s landmark hotels, the beauty of this shoot harkens back to a time of enchanting elegance and femininity. I just adore it! See … [Continue reading]

3 wedding-worthy hair and makeup looks

Wedding worthy hair and makeup looks

I’ll always be the first to recommend that you have your hair and makeup done professionally for your wedding day. Not to look more beautiful but to be your most beautiful self. Today’s beauty shoot from Whitney Heard Photography showcases three gorgeous wedding-worthy looks created by certified makeup artist and licensed hairstylist Monica Burton. #1 FULL BANGS & A FOCUS ON THE EYES From Monica Burton Hair & Makeup – “It was such a pleasure … [Continue reading]

steel grey and radiant orchid bridal session

Bridal session ideas

Today’s gorgeous bridal session inspiration shoot from Petronella Photography, Ashley Gerrity Photography, and Aribella Events seamlessly combines a glamorous bridal look with details in Pantone’s color of the year for 2014 - Radiant Orchid. From Petronella Photography – “In the North, we trash the dress. But in the South, they celebrate the dress. It’s a tradition in the South to take bridal photos a few weeks or days before the wedding. The bridal … [Continue reading]

olive green and antique themed inspiration board

Green and antique gold themed wedding inspiration board

Today’s olive green wedding inspiration board is filled with antique details and has a look that is perfect regardless of the season. The white calligraphy in this board as well as the naturalistic floral arrangements gives this wedding inspiration a high-end organic vibe that is really on trend right now. Antique details such as the Madonna figurine and cake stand add a touch of old world charm and the gold wedding dress & sparkly Manolo Blahnik shoes … [Continue reading]

colorful bohemian wedding

Confetti shot | Carmen and Ingo Photography | see more on:

With young and fun bohemian style, today’s colorful inspiration shoot from Carmen and Ingo Photography is overflowing with unique and artsy design details! Created as part of their Candi Wedding Workshop series – this shoot’s bohemian vibe is youthful and chic at the same time. Some of my favorite creative details are the paper table runner and laser cut names on each place setting. Plus –the idea of having two bouquets is a great one: … [Continue reading]

fresh, edgy, and alternative bridal styles

Powder blue wedding dress from Ellebay | The Apartment Photography | see more on:

Today's gorgeous fashion editorial shot by The Apartment Photography brings fresh, edgy, and alternative styles for both brides and grooms. From Ainsley's Affairs - "There are a few things that I love about Vancouver - the incredible artistry of this city, the warmth even in the coldest and most 'west coast' of places, and the style and edge that our environment and people provide. Our goal for this shoot was to bring some of that edge to our shoot, focusing on … [Continue reading]

how to make inspiration boards – a visual guide

How to make wedding inspiration boards

Last year the Wedding and Event Institute asked me to contribute to their chapter on inspiration boards and it ended up being a really rewarding experience; it forced me to examine the whys and hows of what I had been doing all along. Inspiration boards are an important tool used industry wide by both brides and wedding pros alike to visually communicate an event’s colors, mood, style, and so much more & today I am sharing a few tips on how to pull them … [Continue reading]

styled ‘tea time’ proposal shoot

Proposal mugs | Jennifer Manzi Photography | see more on:

Today’s inspiration shoot from Jennifer Manzi Photography is so sweet not only for all the darling details, but also for the sentiment behind it – a styled proposal! It’s the perfect, memorable way for your guy to pop the question: while sipping tea with a stealth photographer on hand. Wasn’t that just the sweetest?! I just love the thought of having a photographer capture the moment he asks you for forever and afterwards turning it into an … [Continue reading]

slovakian wedding with a classic red car

Slovakian wedding

Today’s wedding from Peter and Veronika Photography is breathtaking for its beautiful simplicity. With a classic red car to drive them through the Slovakian countryside – Patricia and Oliver’s wedding was filled with heartfelt emotions and family traditions. From Peter and Veronika Photography – “Oliver & Patricia’s wedding was very special for us. They said their vows in an 800-year-old church and their families happily sang … [Continue reading]