mad men

retro tropical mad men inspired wedding inspiration board

Sometimes I feel like the only person on the planet who hasn't watched Mad Men (true story). BUT I've seen enough pictures of Mad Men themed weddings to know that it has a total 60s vibe that everyone (myself included) is loving right now. So - this wedding inspiration board is what happens when you take a Mad Men themed wedding to the tropics! Fun, right? If that lovely 11 hour flight from NYC to Honolulu existed in the 1960s I bet they'd all be running off to get … [Continue reading]

rustic pink wedding ideas

rustic pink wedding ideas / Julie Siddi Photography

Today's rustic pink inspiration shoot from fabulous French photographer Julie Siddi effortlessly combines sweet romantic colors with a barn wedding atmosphere. Morgane of Big Day styled the shoot and mentioned that "everything starts with the venue." And I couldn't agree more! This is proof that rustic barn weddings don't have to be 'traditional' - they can be super romantic and pink! From Morgane: "I thought that the country influences along with delicate roses … [Continue reading]

indigo and rust

rust and indigo wedding colors

A rust and indigo color combination is divine for an autumn wedding. This inspiration board feels like something your husband-to-be wouldn't cringe at either... it's beautiful, rustic, and has some old school gentlemanly charm to it (thinking of those fantastic whiskey bottles when I say that!). When using rust as a main color in your wedding add some clean whites like in the bridal bouquet above and clear crystal glassware to keep it from looking muddy. One detail … [Continue reading]

bohemian boudoir

Bohemian Boudoir / Sassyfrass Studios

I can’t think of a better way to spend a Sunday than lolling around in bed in a beautiful barn loft! This bohemian boudoir shoot from Sassyfras Studios that we have here today captures that fun, free-spirited, thank goodness it’s still the weekend vibe perfectly. But first…I must apologize! If you are here for your weekly installment of the Sunday Edition I’ve decided to discontinue that column. There is just too much inspiration lined up and I really needed the … [Continue reading]

blush and gray (reader request)

blush and gray wedding ideas

This blush and gray wedding inspiration board was created for Victoria and Nick who are getting married next August at the gorgeously rustic and chic Roodeznd in South Africa. Victoria wrote and said that she was drawn to the colors gray and blush, especially since Nick will be wearing a gray suit (to bring out his blue eyes!). She was worried though that that color combination would appear a little cold and so she was thinking about adding in red as well. Cold?! … [Continue reading]

the white dress co.

White Dress Co bridal boutique / Derek's Works Photography

I am so excited and thrilled to finally unveil this inside the boutique series! I’ve become quite obsessed with interior design and styling lately (totally blaming Pinterest for that one) and in looking for a way to incorporate that passion into this blog it occurred to me that I adore bridal boutiques. Frankly, I could live in one. They are magical, beautiful places where you get to leave real life at the door and play dress up for a while with the loveliest … [Continue reading]

pink and aqua

Pink and aqua wedding inspiration

Next up in our invitation + inspiration series is this colorful and fun aqua and pink wedding inspiration board, which is a perfect color combination for a summer wedding. The bouquet in the upper left hand corner was the basis for the beautiful wedding invitations that Behold Designz created just for us! see more from this series: gray & yellow, purple & yellow. *** Behold Designz is a BB Vendor photo credits: floral wedding invitations from Behold … [Continue reading]

why inspiration boards are awesome

pink, blue, and charcoal color story

So I've been writing this event design and styling column for a few weeks now and it suddenly occurred to me that I should write about inspiration boards (where was I on that? Seriously, it should have been the first post I wrote!). As you might have read last week, I put together some course material all about wedding inspiration boards for WEI. But something you might not know (unless you're taking the course) is that I spent the first ten minutes of the video I … [Continue reading]

shipwreck elopement

Shipwreck themed wedding inspiration board

Just because you've decided to elope doesn't mean you can't do it with some seriously gorgeous style. A shipwreck themed elopement might be just the right thing if you and your honey are jetting off to a tropical island instead of holding a big affair closer to home. And I'm not talking about tragic Titanic-like shipwrecks, I'm thinking of the washed up on the island with your stunning dress tattered in an alluring way kind of shipwreck. The kind from movies and … [Continue reading]

natural wedding inspiration

natural and organic wedding inspiration / Miguel Varona

This stunning session from Miguel Varona proves what we were talking about here yesterday: that there is beauty in simplicity. This inspiration shoot took place outside of Barcelona in a wheat field near the awe-inspiring Montserrat Mountains and the effortlessly chic styling by Ester of Belle & Chic is simply gorgeous. This concept would be absolutely beautiful for a natural and organic style wedding (the cakes are vegan!) or for a bridal portrait session... … [Continue reading]

spanish lace

Spanish lace white and nude wedding inspiration

I was really honored when Nikkol of Peter Loves Jane asked me to contribute to her lovely e-magazine Be Loved this month! I've been obsessing over Spanish influences lately and so when she asked me to compile a short editorial titled My Wedding: Re-Designed I jumped at the opportunity to share my favorite wedding vibe. This nude and white wedding inspiration board was inspired by what I put together for her e-mag. Think: Spanish lace, big blue skies, coastline, … [Continue reading]

matchmaking: cakes + invitations

matching wedding invitations and cakes

For this week's vendor spotlight I thought it would be fun to play 'matchmaker' between Maggie Austin Cakes and Love vs. Design wedding invitations. Making sure that all the elements in your wedding coordinate is important because it pulls the whole event together. Your wedding invitations and save the dates should set the tone and color palette, and your cake should definitely tie into and enhance the overall effect! Which pairing is your favorite? I'm … [Continue reading]

sunday edition

wedding inspiration and ideas

What a rough week huh? Frankly, I'm glad it's over. And it's definitely time to escape back into the 'pretty.' On a personal note, I wrote an article about my trip to Cuba for Disfunkshion Magazine and it's on newsstands now so be sure to check it out! 1. Ever thought of using potted plants at your wedding? 2. Multicultural wedding with a completely rad dress. 3. Denim done right. 4. South Carolina wedding with an abundance of style. 5. Is comparison … [Continue reading]

red, white, and blue

Red, white, and blue wedding

After a heart-breaking and horrifying week for the us here in the United States I thought that the red, white, and blue could use a little love. When thinking of this nation for inspiration of course the countryside sprang to mind, but not the rustic American farm wedding style we usually see. This time I wanted to wrap a sense of freedom and hope into it to brighten us all up a bit. *** photo credits: cherry cake from Annie's Eats // red, white & blue … [Continue reading]