how to plan an inspiration shoot

Tidewater and Tulle launch shoot | Jen + Ashley Photography |

Just in time and right on the heels of last week’s styled shoot contest announcement, Chelsea LaVere is here to explain exactly how to put together an inspiration shoot. She wears many hats as a photographer (Bit of Ivory Photography), blogger (Tidewater and Tulle), and styled shoot coordinator (Orchestrated Stylized Shoots) so I can’t think of a better person to lay it all out! From Chelsea - As a wedding photographer who has been orchestrating stylized … [Continue reading]

free-spirited bohemian DIY wedding

Bohemian DIY wedding | Hello Miss Lovely Photography |

Photographer Autumn Beury of Hello Miss Lovely consistently produces some of my favorite inspiration shoots and today’s free-spirited bohemian wedding is no different. Styled to perfection with plenty of DIY elements and shot in the most captivating way with a focus on the light & love, every moment captured is a definite ‘wow!’ From Autumn of Hello Miss Lovely – “As an artist and a wedding photographer, I crave beautiful … [Continue reading]

royalty themed winter wedding

Royalty themed wedding | Bellamint Photography |

Today’s royalty themed wedding inspiration shoot from Bellamint Photography mixes old and new motifs in the most flawless way. With plenty of gold, silver, glitter, and sparkle – this wedding theme is truly fit for a queen! From Carrie at Bellamint Photography – “We kept this royalty inspiration shoot very elegant with metals and pastels. I love mixing metals and was pretty excited to feature gold flatware with little silver crown-shaped … [Continue reading]

shabby chic peach and mint

Peach and mint wedding colors |

Peach and mint make a darling color palette for spring and summer weddings. This peach and mint inspiration board also has a rustic, shabby-chic style that’s easy to adore. There are a lot of details in this inspiration board that give it a southern flavor. The peach cake topper is definitely one of my favorites and a small infusion of blush pink tones throughout this inspiration board add a subtle femininity and sense of budding romance to the look! Details … [Continue reading]

enaura bridal couture

Enaura Bridal Couture | Daniel Cruz Photography |

Handmade wedding dresses always have that 'wow' factor and these beauties from Enaura Bridal Couture exemplify that perfectly. Exquisite detailing and impeccable craftsmanship is just the beginning. With photographer Daniel Cruz at her side, Damaris Mia of Le Magnifique recognized the genius in these bridal gown designs and created this glamorous shoot to showcase them! These gowns are true dreams. There's really nothing prettier than a … [Continue reading]

modernly vintage

Modern vintage wedding inspiration with an unexpected color palette | http://burnettsboards.com/2014/01/modernly-vintage/

After this week’s stunning Portuguese tile shoot I’ve been really inspired by architectural elements – both old and new. Today’s modernly vintage wedding inspiration board combines these two things along with an unexpected color combination. Vintage: The lacy detailing on the wedding dress, a Tuscan villa, weathered metal chairs, and that adorably styled bar cart. Modern: The asymmetric design of the bridal bouquet, the clean lines of the wedding invitation … [Continue reading]

inspiration shoot contest

Metal inspired tablescape |

UPDATE: FINALISTS HAVE BEEN CHOSEN - SEE IT ALL HERE. I’ve long wanted to host a styled shoot contest. The limitless creativity from wedding professionals around the world never ceases to amaze me and as Burnett’s Boards prepares to turn two years old in a couple of months, I think it’s about time! THE INSPIRATION  Create a styled shoot inspired by an artistic medium… any material used by an artist to create their work: glass, cement, metal, wood, textiles, … [Continue reading]

an enchanted garden editorial

Enchanted Garden Wedding / Jenny Sun Photography

With three months of planning behind this exquisite editorial Jenny Sun Photography has created an absolute masterpiece. True to its name, this enchanted garden wedding inspiration shoot is just that – enchanting! With a flower covered swing, orchard ladder, and key laden tree the styling elements in this shoot are impeccable and each scene helps to create a dreamy springtime wonderland. During the two hours that this shoot took … [Continue reading]

inspired by portuguese tiles

Hand painted wedding cake | Branco Prata Photography |

The Mediterranean region is so effortlessly glamorous and today’s shoot from Branco Prata and Karson Butler Events epitomizes that easy elegance. Conceptualized around Portuguese tile designs, this mini-shoot has a breezy charm that’s simply irresistible! The hand-painted tiles on the wedding cake are incredible and the floral design on those chiavari chairs will forever be on my favorite list. The weathered venue adds a sense of magic and … [Continue reading]

romantic summer garden wedding

summer wedding color palette and inspiration | http://burnettsboards.com/2014/01/romantic-summer-garden-wedding/

I feel a tad guilty publishing this summer garden wedding inspiration board today with blizzard conditions in the northeast (and can you believe it - a 'cold' front here in Hawaii!), but… it’s never too soon to start planning your big day. Summer garden weddings are some of my absolute favorites. Natural lighting is the best for gorgeous photographs (especially those on film) and the subtle addition of lilac hues from Pantone’s color of the year in the floral … [Continue reading]

bridal portraits on the streets of venice

Bridal portraits in Venice with a Claire Pettibone wedding dress | Katy Lunsford Photography |

For this beautiful bridal inspiration shoot photographer Katy Lunsford travelled to Venice with Claire Pettibone’s stunning Constance gown in tow. The flooded streets create a sense of romance and the early morning light plays delightfully with the textures and tones of this enchanting city and creamy lace of the wedding dress. To capture a sense of drama Katy added a full-length veil attached to an intricate headpiece. For a more bohemian … [Continue reading]

tomato themed wedding

tomato themed wedding | http://burnettsboards.com/2014/01/tomato-themed-wedding/

I’ll always love a cute, well-executed wedding theme and a tomato themed wedding is one of my favorites. The array of colors that heirloom tomatoes come in provides a fun range for a wedding palette. A tomato themed wedding will work best in the summer, and definitely outdoors. Beat the heat by wearing a short wedding dress (at least for the reception) and give it a southern twist by serving sweet tea. Packages of tomato seeds make the perfect wedding favors and … [Continue reading]

how to style a backyard engagement party

Engagement party invitation | Conni Dai Photography |

Hosting an engagement party in your own backyard is an intimate way to celebrate your union, and transforming your backyard into the chic party atmosphere you’ve always dreamed of isn’t as hard as you think. Caitlin and Jimmer’s colorful backyard engagement party photographed by Connie Dai Photography and styled by A Vintage Affair Events & Rentals is full of ideas and inspiration on how to host your own beautiful soirée! Tips: 1. Create … [Continue reading]

sparkly and feminine new year’s celebration

Glittery and girlie New Year's party ideas |

New Year’s Eve celebrations are the best for going overboard with sparkle and glitz and this inspiration board gives it all a feminine twist that’s irresistible! There are so many details to love in this glittery inspiration board (do you see those champagne glasses?! LOVE) but one of the best is the naked cake. The cotton candy pink icing on it is just the right amount of ‘girlie’ and the silver glitter seasonal details in the flower cake topper make it perfect … [Continue reading]