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]

rustic chic bridals

Rustic chic bridal portraits / Laura Gordon Photography

This styled bridal portrait session from Laura Gordon is absolutely fantastic. The film photography + natural lighting and stunning floral crown and bouquet from Anthomanic are breathtaking. Plus, I love it when people come together to help each other out and that's exactly what happened with this shoot. Laura had a vision, her photographer friend Abby volunteered to model, Rebekah (another photographer) offered up her wedding dress for Abby to wear, and Amanda of … [Continue reading]

yellow and slate

yellow and slate grey wedding inspiration

This yellow and slate grey wedding inspiration board has a quirky vibe that I'm really loving. White and green mix really well with the ever so popular grey & yellow color combination. The bridal bouquet in the upper left hand corner is the second bouquet that I sent Behold Designz for our inspiration + invitation series! I just love what these ladies came up with. Their unique hand painted floral designs really make this invitation suite come to life and it's … [Continue reading]

a creative partnership

Custom Wedding Inspiration Boards from Burnett's Boards

I've got quite the exciting announcement to make today! I've been bursting at the seams to share with you the fact that a. I'll be teaching a bit again (yep- I'm a former teacher turned wedding blogger) and b. I'm going back to school! But don't worry - this blog isn't going anywhere. In fact, it's going to get even better. To explain, I present to you our very official sounding press release: This month Sara Burnett, editor of the online Burnett’s Boards, and … [Continue reading]


taupe wedding inspiration and ideas

Monochromatic wedding color palettes like the one in this inspiration boards are rarely seen, but that's what makes them so unique! They are unconventional, unexpected, and definitely provide a wow factor. The key ingredient in a monochromatic (or nearly so) wedding is mixing textures. In this inspiration board the detailing on the dress mimics the texture on the cake and hair clip. The smoothness of the lamp, satin shoes, and ring bearer pillow are contrasts to … [Continue reading]

cortana’s bridal collection

Cortana Bridal Collection / wedding dresses

What a treat we have today from Rosa Esteva, the creator and designer behind Cortana's stunning new bridal collection. Cortana gowns are characterized by the exquisite elegance of Esteva's designs, the craftsmanship of her finished pieces, and the outstanding quality of the materials she uses as well as the attention to details. You're going to love these! Rosa Esteva was born and raised in a small town on the island of Majorca, where from a young age … [Continue reading]

betsey sook giveaway

Betsey Sook Jewelry Giveaway

After Betsey Sook answered our interview questions from this past Friday she was kind enough to offer us a giveaway! It's so sweet of her because these necklaces are absolutely stunning. Not only would one of these gems looks great on you but ahem... Mother's Day is coming up! They are all made from precious stones, set in 14k gold, and placed on a delicate, feminine chain. Our winner will get to choose one of the necklaces below: Diamond & Aquamarine, Pink … [Continue reading]