lemons and sunflowers

Lemon & Sunflower Wedding Ideas / Nikki Santerre Photography

This lemon and sunflower shoot from the lovely Nikki Santerre Photography is a special one indeed. Due to a series of unfortunate events Charlie and Ashley were unable to get the portraits they wanted at their wedding. It's really sad, but let's face it - sometimes this happens! But one fabulous and fun way to make up for it is to do a styled shoot after your wedding. From the photographer: "I suggested to Ashley and Charlie that we do a wedding portrait 're-do.' … [Continue reading]

modern black and white

Modern black and white

Trying to plan a minimalist wedding in a world of pouffy? Ladies - this modern black and white inspiration board is for you! Black and white weddings are usually done like this - a pretty equal mix of black and white. But for a more modern take on a black and white wedding choose one of the two colors to dominate (in this case it's the white) and then use the other (the black) to add interesting and graphic pops. Minimalism is all about stripping away what is … [Continue reading]

1940s love shoot

1940s boudoir shoot / Ella Haus Photography

It's so true that inspiration can come from anywhere and this couple's source of inspiration is so very sweet. Ella Haus, the photography duo that sent this gorgeous 1940s inspired love shoot said: "Brendan's grandfather fought in WWII on the largest Canadian battle cruiser, the HMCS Uganda. His interest in history started when his grandfather shared his own pictures and diary of WWII, who was away and missed the birth of his only child, a daughter." "Together … [Continue reading]

pale neon orange

Pale neon orange wedding inspiration

This pale neon orange wedding inspiration board is the perfect color alternative for a bride who wants something unique and bold but soft at the same time. The neon trend is still very popular right now so this is a really nice way to incorporate it into your color scheme without going overboard on the 'bright'. If you're loving this color for your wedding be sure to add lots of crisp whites, pretty pinks, and touches of teal, copper, and green to balance it … [Continue reading]

chaviano couture fall 2013

Chaviano Couture / Melissa Schollaert Photography

We've had Annette, the brilliant designer behind Chaviano Couture on the blog before (read our interview with her here) so I'm beyond thrilled to share her fabulous new fall 2013 collection with you today. These gorgeous wedding dresses were shot by the lovely Melissa Schollaert and she did such a fantastic job of capturing what makes Chaviano Couture gowns so special - the exquisite and thoughtful details! Isn't that hand painted gown the most amazing … [Continue reading]

how to create color palettes

How to Create Color Palettes / tints, shades, and tones

You know the feeling when someone asks you how to ride a bike and wants you to explain it? Or how to write? It is something you inherently know how to do... something you can do without thinking. But when you try to explain it to someone else it seems impossible to put into words. Well, that was the feeling I always got when people asked me how I create color palettes, or to explain why certain colors go together so well. I knew it in my bones and I knew it when … [Continue reading]

zodiac wedding: cancer

Zodiac Wedding Inspiration: Cancer / purple, mint, & yellow

Our zodiac signs series continues today with this lovely lavender wedding inspiration board inspired by the traits of brides born between June 22nd and July 22nd: Cancer! Brides born under the Cancer sign are delicate and emotional creatures. Prone to moodiness, they are quick to retreat and have difficulty sharing their innermost feelings. These brides are the first to laugh, the first to cry, and kindness and gentleness defines their everyday interactions. They … [Continue reading]

jane austen wedding inspiration: part 2

Jane Austen themed wedding ideas / Valeria Duque Fotografia

Part two (see part one here) of this stunning Jane Austen styled shoot from Valeria Duque, the fab photographer over at El Ajuar, has arrived! Things to love about this installment: definitely that fabulous drop veil and be sure to check out the second dress. Its simple, clean lines will 'bewitch you, body and soul!' Thank you again to Valeria for submitting these images and be sure to catch up with part one if you haven't already seen … [Continue reading]

hushed commotion

Hushed Commotion 2013 Collection / Jen Huang Photography

Hushed Commotion's brand new 2013 bridal accessories collection premieres today! This gorgeous shoot from Jen Huang captures the romantic femininity of each of Thea Bloch-Neal's bridal pieces perfectly. The veils are delicate (and golden!), the hair pieces sparkle, and just wait until you see the sweet pink belt! Be sure to check out our interview with the super inspirational creative mastermind behind Hushed Commotion here! *** Designs: Thea … [Continue reading]

jane austen wedding inspiration: part 1

Jane Austen Wedding Inspiration

I'm beyond thrilled to be hosting this amazing two-part (see part 2 here) Jane Austen shoot on its North American tour from the super talented photographer and Colombian wedding blogger at El Ajuar, Valeria Duque! Valeria conceptualized and captured a series of shoots over the course of a single day that included 11 different dresses, two table and dessert display setups, one fabulous house in Colombia, and drew inspiration from her four favorite Jane Austen … [Continue reading]

modern vintage loft wedding (reader request)

Modern vintage loft wedding inspiration with blue, teal, orange, and gold

This modern vintage loft wedding inspiration board was requested by Amanda for her winter wedding in Kansas City, Missouri. Amanda is getting married at The Bride and The Bauer (picture detail of the interior of her venue is in the top left corner) and requested something in orange, teal, navy, pink, gold, and ivory in a "vintage with a modern twist" style. Amanda said that she was in some definite need of inspiration but knew that she wanted to go bold with the … [Continue reading]

artful wedding details

Watercolor wedding invitations / Uschi & Kay

It's such fun every other Monday to feature our lovely sponsors in this space and it's with great pleasure that I bring you two truly unique and artful wedding vendors today: Paint Your Event and Uschi and Kay! images via Belle & Blanc First up we have Heidi Schwartz from Paint Your Event. I've known Heidi ever since I started this blog and I'm convinced that she is going to take over the world. What she has to offer is so unique! She comes with paint and … [Continue reading]

domo adami

Domo Adami couture wedding dresses / Monica Antonelli Photography

Domo Adami is one of the most well-known and best-loved labels on the Italian wedding scene and I'm beyond pleased to present this gorgeous shoot from Monica Monimix Antonelli Photography showcasing Domo Adami's exquisite work! Monica mentioned that she "had the opportunity to meet Mauro Adami (Domo Adami). From that came the idea to experiment and give free rein and poetic form to create photos of his gowns photos full of emotion, intimacy, and delicacy." And … [Continue reading]

urban grunge

Orange and grey urban grunge wedding ideas

I'll admit that I had a hard time naming this wedding inspiration board. I floated between urban grunge and grungy prepster (not intended as an insult!). I landed on urban grunge because if you asked me to envision a city wedding with a hip, young, independent kind of couple, this is what I would come up with. A little bit of chic (because it is a wedding after all) mixed with modern graphic elements, a splash of industrial, and a dash of personality. One aspect to … [Continue reading]