paying it forward

Art from Katie's Pencil Box

On August 1st this blog's new design went live and as with most changes, I was nervous. My nervousness had nothing to do with the design - I love it, but more about its reception. You just never know how a community is going to react to something. As that day drew to a close I felt so supported and loved by everyone's response to it that I decided to pay it forward. So, for the month of August I supported a few other bloggers by advertising on their sites. … [Continue reading]

paperswan bride

Paperswan Bride

The 'inside the boutique' series continues today with a gorgeous Wellington, New Zealand salon called Paperswan Bride. Jennifer, the boutique's owner, was sweet enough to answer a few interview questions and she sent some extra images to go along with this gorgeous shoot from Siaosi Photography! How did you come to find yourself in the bridal industry?  "Before I worked in the bridal industry I spent a decade working in publishing and advertising in … [Continue reading]

board game wedding: yahtzee

yellow and polka dot wedding / Board Game Inspired Series

The second installment of the board game wedding series happens today with a polka dot and yellow wedding inspiration board inspired by the game Yahtzee! Yahtzee was first marketed in the United States in the 1950s and the original box cover had this bright yellow color on it so I wanted to include yellow in this inspiration board. Of course since it is a dice game I ran with a polka dot theme and the entire look is fabulously graphic with a white backdrop. The … [Continue reading]

13 blogging do’s and don’ts

Sweets & Glass Inspiration Shoot / Alexandra Elise Photography

I often get emails from new bloggers and vendors that I work with asking questions about blogging and I love it! Blogging is clearly a passion of mine and now that Burnett's Boards is over a year old, and I've learned plenty of lessons the hard way - I'd love to share some do's and don'ts that I wish I'd known when I got started... or even three months ago. Before I get to the 13 blogging tips I'd like to thank Alexandra Elise Photography for sending this … [Continue reading]

vintage backyard wedding

Vintage wedding chair decor / Marcie Meredith Photography

This vintage backyard wedding inspiration shoot from Marcie Meredith Photography has insanely beautiful details. Southern Elegance Design used a peach, blush, and cream palette to completely transform this Texas home into a vintage paradise filled with eclectic antiques and romantic details! Wasn't that a beautiful shoot? I don't know if it's all the antique malls or what, but Southern weddings always seem to do vintage right. Mahalo to Marcie … [Continue reading]

grey skies and lavender

grey and lavender wedding

I am one of those people who finds cloudy, grey skies romantic and beautiful. Today's lavender and grey wedding inspiration board is based on that. If you live in a place that has a lot of overcast days (looking at you Seattle & Portland!) and you're considering having your wedding outside, it is a good idea to pick a color that goes well with grey. Lavender is one of my favorite colors to pair with gray because it bring a softness and femininity that grey … [Continue reading]

unique rough diamond rings

rough diamonds

I couldn't wait to put together this week's vendor spotlight because it meant that I got to go window shopping on Diamond In The Rough's website! Rough, natural diamonds are some of the most beautiful gems in the world. They have an untouched organic look to them and each is truly one of a kind. What I love about this company is that they celebrate diamonds in their natural state - never changing these precious stones from their original and perfect form. Among … [Continue reading]

cardinal themed wedding inspiration

gorgeous bouquet

One of the wonderful things about belonging to a community of wedding bloggers is that you can collaborate and bring the very best to just the right brides. Each blog has its own special niche and its own awesome tribe. This cardinals and oatmeal themed wedding inspiration shoot from Chelsea of Bit of Ivory Photography is a wonderful example one such partnership. Three Burnett's Boards Vendors are involved in this shoot, and Shafonne, the lovely blogger over at … [Continue reading]

pink, aqua, and yellow

Pink, Aqua, and Yellow Wedding

This fresh and fun pink, yellow, and aqua wedding inspiration board is perfect for a sunny summer wedding! Aqua is such a great statement color but because it's so bold, it is best to use it tastefully and in just the right places. I love the idea of wearing aqua shoes for your something blue - it's such an unexpected color! This pink, yellow, and aqua color palette looks amazing with bright whites and would work really well at a summer poolside wedding or in a … [Continue reading]

olive farm designs

Olive Farm Designs

You've seen Olive Farm Designs' beautiful handcrafted bridal accessories in action before here on Burnett's Boards (in this Mexican themed shoot and this country inspired one), so I'm thrilled to be bringing you this gorgeous new collection from Olive Farm, shot by Jason Tey Photography. From Olivia of Olive Farm Designs - "I wanted to create organic pieces that focused on the fine details & had all the feminine touches that would make any bride feel like a … [Continue reading]

board game wedding: battleship

vintage industrial red and gray wedding

Since the zodiac wedding inspiration board series ended last Thursday, I thought I'd start another 'every Thursday' series since I think everyone (myself included) really enjoyed seeing those! The inspiration this time is classic board games and today's gray & red vintage industrial board is based on the game Battleship. I know what you're thinking... Battleship... not the most romantic theme for a wedding, and you're right. But I've talked about the word … [Continue reading]

wedding monograms and why you should have one

wedding logo

I'm pleased to welcome Nikkol of Peter Loves Jane to the blog again today! Her guest posts on wedding branding have been wonderfully informative (after all - she is an invitation designer - so who better?!) and today's installment is no different. Nikkol is putting wedding monograms and logos under the microscope in order to give you ideas on how to create one and use it not only throughout your wedding day - but ever after too! *** The purpose of a monogram is … [Continue reading]

hobbit themed wedding

The Hobbit themed wedding / Kemper Mills Fant Photography

Tolkien fans - hold on to your rings because today's Hobbit themed wedding inspiration shoot from Kemper Mills Fant Photography has all the trappings of a Shire wedding! I nearly fell out of my office chair when this shoot landed in my inbox. I'm that nerd who is front and center at the movie theatre dressed like Galadriel and can quote the books. So in my LOTR fan girl opinion - Amy McArthur of Amy Kristina Weddings did an absolutely fabulous job bringing the … [Continue reading]

grayed jade

Grayed Jade Wedding

Grayed Jade is one of my favorite Pantone colors and this Grayed Jade wedding inspiration board pairs it with beautiful spring-time pastels and a blush pink. Grayed Jade is lovely because it is more sophisticated and romantic than mint, but still has that fresh look that mint weddings have. It works well in any season but I love it most for winter or spring weddings. For winter weddings it adds an air of whimsy and for spring weddings it pairs well with a … [Continue reading]