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 / www.moanaevents.com

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]

organic emerald wedding inspiration

Organic emerald wedding inspiration / Anita Shay Photography

Today's organic emerald wedding inspiration shoot from Anita Shay Photography is lovely for its earthy simplicity. Styled beautifully with vintage details by Soiree Events, this shoot will having you yearning for wide open spaces and a more simple, thoughtful life! From Jenn at Soiree Events - "For this shoot we wanted to create a romantic, vintage feel using the Pantone color of the year - emerald. For the table, we combined emerald tones with … [Continue reading]

earth toned wedding

Earth Toned Wedding

This brownish-red Earth toned wedding inspiration board is inspired by the gorgeous dirt colors of Sedona, Arizona! I don't know if you have red dirt where you live, but we have it here in Hawaii and Sedona is famous for it. The stuff actually drives me nuts. It functions as a dye and will destroy whatever clothes and shoes I'm wearing. However, it is beautiful and the rusty-red color makes for a really beautiful wedding palette. Pair this earthy red with tans, … [Continue reading]

your most important makeup decision

Lipstick Tips for Brides

It wasn’t until I got married that I started wearing lipstick. Before that it was always just lip-gloss. It was easy, didn’t leave a mess when I changed clothes, and lip-gloss doesn’t get all over your teeth. Basically – I didn’t know what I was doing. But my makeup artist for my wedding completely changed all that and I finally see why women across the globe are obsessed with these little tubes of pigment. I’ve now become a lipstick fanatic! I honestly … [Continue reading]

board game wedding: chess

Sparkling brown and white wedding inspiration board

I've got another installment of the board game wedding series for you today and this time the inspiration is chess! It's a game that I have absolutely no idea how to play, but I do know that it has a rich history and that's the catalyst for this wedding inspiration board. Chess originated in India sometime during the 6th century, but it was in southern Europe during the Renaissance that chess morphed into the game that we know today. The original chess didn't … [Continue reading]

who to follow on instagram

Who to Follow on Instagram

After I wrote that post on social media tips a while back (here) I realized how little I was utilizing Instagram. Since then, I've been trying to post more frequently, take better photos, and involve myself in the community more. The best side effect of upping my efforts on that social media platform has been finding new and inspiring people to follow. Below is a list of my top 5 (in no particular order) people to follow on Instagram. These are the ladies who … [Continue reading]

inspired by carmen miranda

Inspired by Carmen Miranda / Jennifer Sosa Photography

If a wizard showed up at my door and said that I could live in one of the styled shoots I have published on this blog - it would be this one. Conceptualized and photographed by Jennifer Sosa, this colorful and fun Carmen Miranda themed wedding inspiration is Tropicana style at its best! Nicknamed 'The Brazilian Bombshell,' by the mid 1940s Carmen Miranda was the highest paid woman in America and is well-remembered for her samba performances, Broadway shows, and … [Continue reading]