vintage bridal portraits

Vintage bride / Squaresvilles Studios

If you adore vintage southern style then you're going to fall in love with today's gorgeous bridal portrait inspiration shoot from Maria Hibbs of Squaresville Studios. The antique props, amazing old house, and charming gown are pulled together perfectly to create a timeless southern look! Isn't this shoot fabulous?! I could move right into that big old house. The whimsy, the romance, the antiques - perfection. Such a wonderfully unique shoot. Mahalo … [Continue reading]

southern sunset (reader request)

purple southern wedding inspiration

I can't think of a better to start the new month off than with a reader request! This purple wedding inspiration board was created for Kimberly who is getting married in North Carolina next spring at the gorgeously rustic Crest Pavilion. From Kimberly: " We are having our wedding in North Carolina where my fiance is from, but it's really important to include Texas and general Southern elements. We live in Texas now, and I was born and raised here. I am … [Continue reading]

anna bé bridal boutique

Anna Be Bridal Boutique / Chowen Photography

I am so ready for this next installment of 'inside the boutique!' Today we've got an absolutely stunning shoot from Chowen Photography of a super chic Denver, Colorado bridal boutique - anna bé!  Anna Walsh and Breanna Doll (the two owners) were kind enough to answer a few questions for us and give you their top tips and advice for your dream dress search. Enjoy! What prompted you both to start a bridal salon?  Anna and I used to work together at a … [Continue reading]

zodiac wedding: leo

Marigold and terracotta wedding inspiration / zodiac wedding: leo

Our zodiac series continues today with this marigold and terracotta wedding inspiration board for those born between July 23rd and August 22nd: Leo! The lion is the symbol of the Leo zodiac sign and so naturally I thought of warm, golden colors like the marigold and terracotta hues in this inspiration board. Leos are confident, independent people who are also known to be social butterflies so a rooftop wedding reception is just the right venue for lion … [Continue reading]

dusty blue and yellow

dusty blue and yellow wedding inspiration

This dusty blue and pale yellow wedding inspiration board is a stylish twist on a rustic wedding. The feather details on the invitation suite and gown are gorgeous touches and the exposed wood table and thistle boutonniere add that rustic edge. Mixing hard and soft is an elegant and chic way to style your wedding! Details to adore:  *** photo credits: ring via Jose Villa // Alexander McQueen feather dress from Lovely Bride // drinks photographed by Johnny … [Continue reading]

wedding branding boards

Wedding Branding Boards / Peter Loves Jane

I'm so pleased to welcome back Nikkol of Peter Loves Jane! A couple of weeks ago Nikkol wrote a fabulous post for us about how to brand your wedding that included a call for branding board requests. Well - you ladies did just that and sent her a bunch of fabulous requests! From Nikkol: Today is the big reveal day!  I am happy to be back and to share with you the wedding branding boards that I designed for some lucky Burnett’s Boards readers.  I am sharing 3 of … [Continue reading]

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]