4 hair and makeup styles for your wedding

Best hair and makeup styles for your wedding

The talented ladies at The Beauty Case & Seven Silver Swans Photography created today’s inspiration shoot in order to showcase sleek hairstyles and bridal-worthy makeup looks. I love the spin they’ve put on this editorial; forgoing the cake, tablescape, and other wedding trappings to instead shine the spotlight on the beauty of brides! From Khesanh Brock at The Beauty Case – “At The Beauty Case we’re all about keeping things fresh. This first look is soft … [Continue reading]

fig and gold wedding with the coolest bar ever

Fig and gold wedding

This fig and gold themed wedding inspiration shoot from Onelove Photography includes what is probably the coolest bar designs ever. But more on that later... The luxurious color palette in this editorial contains a regal mix of plum, velvety purples, fig, blackberry, and lighter shades of pink and gold. There’s a whole lot to love in this shoot and it just keeps getting better and better with every scroll! So about the bar design, which … [Continue reading]

how to organically grow your blog

How to grow your blog

Lately I’ve had a few bloggers and wedding vendors ask me: how did Burnett’s Boards grow so much so fast? It’s a really strange and hard question for me to answer because in my eyes and in my mind it’s still small and it certainly didn’t grow fast. Since this week marks Burnett’s Boards 2nd blog-birthday (yay!) I figured I’d try to come up with a decent response, and after a couple of weeks of thinking on it, of reviewing past blog posts and 24 months worth of … [Continue reading]

german folktale editorial

German Folktale wedding inspiration shoot

Set at Burg Graefgenstein - a 13th century castle near Dusseldorf in Germany, this stylish bohemian wedding inspiration shoot from Vicki Grafton Photography was among my favorites in the first edition print issue of Magnolia Rouge Magazine! Dreamed up to take place during her stay in Germany with Stefanie Kapra Photography, this editorial is overflowing with unique details, gorgeous floral design, and a certain kind of age-old magic that only German folktales … [Continue reading]

dreamy abandoned mansion inspiration shoot

Wild botanical tablescape | Anne Robert Photography | see more on:

In my other life I want to be a florist so I can learn how to create complete magic like today’s botanical inspired shoot from Anne Robert Photography. With some of the most incredibly romantic floral design ever from Holly Chapple & gorgeous vintage details from Something Vintage Rentals - this shoot isn’t just an inspiration shoot – it’s an attempt to breathe new life into an abandoned Virginia mansion that during its heyday used to host some of the … [Continue reading]

color theory through floral design

Colorful Wedding Floral Designs

Your wedding color palette is one of the first decisions you’ll make and it plays a role in pretty much everything regarding your wedding design after that, from the venue to your bridesmaid dresses and of course, the flowers. The spring issue of Martha Stewart Weddings contains a wonderful feature titled In Living Color that shows how to use different color palettes in floral design - from monochromatic schemes to multihued ones! TOTALLY … [Continue reading]

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


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]