how to take a break from blogging (without losing readers)

How to take a break from blogging without losing your readers

With the holidays coming up and lots of lovely family time planned, vacations to look forward to, and shopping to do it’s time to start thinking about how to take a break from blogging and how to do it without losing your readers! 1. Schedule new content ahead of time. This is the method I prefer because it guarantees fresh new content during any absence. Once big downside is that it’s a total work-a-thon in the weeks leading up to your break. As far as … [Continue reading]

‘sew’ in love: vintage french wedding inspiration

vintage blue wedding invitation suite / Kristen Weaver Photography

From the  sewing machine centerpiece to the hand painted cake and toile details - this vintage French themed wedding inspiration shoot from Kristen Weaver Photography is styled and designed to perfection. Be on the lookout for the antique scissors tucked into the place settings, spools of thread scattered about the table, and the beautiful lace detailing on both Claire Pettibone dresses! From Kristen Weaver - "When I scheduled a … [Continue reading]

sophisticated fall wedding

Sophisticated Fall Wedding

The elegant simplicity of this fall wedding inspiration board, with its warm chocolate browns and notes of cinnamon, is what makes it so sophisticated! Fall weddings are often done in two styles - one style is themed on abundance (see here), and the other, like today's inspiration board, uses the more subtle and cooler colors of the season and is designed in a minimalist way. The key to pulling of a wedding look that mimics this inspiration board is to focus on … [Continue reading]

5 unique ring bearer pillows

5 unique ring bearer pillow ideas

For this week's vendor spotlight White Tulip Boutique offers up some adorable and unique alternatives to the traditional ring bearer pillow! 1. Canoe Summer Camp themed weddings have been all the rage and I expect they’ll continue to be so next year. This canoe ring bearer pillow would be the perfect detail at just such a wedding! It’s an eco-friendly treasure that you can keep on your mantle for years to come after you’ve said your vows. 2. Winter Berry … [Continue reading]

rustic foodie wedding

Rustic food wedding / Leani Holmes Photography

This rustic foodie wedding inspiration shoot, photographed by Leani Holmes Photography and conceptualized and styled by the very venue where it took place - Tramonto, has some brilliant design elements in it. The kitchen utensils in the centerpieces - perfection. The tulle overlay on the reception table - genius. It's farm-fresh organic mixed in with a dash of rustic and topped with a sprinkling of French flair! From Tramonto - "The top of the … [Continue reading]

weekend project: the lonely bouquet

The Lonely Bouquet Project

Have you heard of The Lonely Bouquet yet? I read about it on Style Me Pretty the other day and just had to share this idea with you – it’s too sweet not to! The basic concept is that you create a bouquet from flowers in your garden or from your local florist if you have nothing in bloom right now and leave it somewhere to brighten the day of an unknowing stranger. Amazing right?! These few images from Cambria Grace Photography and Pollen Floral Design … [Continue reading]

sophisticated elegance from percy handmade

Bridal veils, combs, and wedding accessories from Percy Handmade

Tania, the lovely lady behind the stunning brand Percy Handmade has done it again with her brand new collection of bridal veils, combs, headbands! From Tania - "This collection is all about sophisticated elegance - it's for women who appreciate vintage and traditional detailing within a refined and classic aesthetic. I am endlessly inspired by modern women who love beautiful fabrics, feminine glamour, and most importantly, exquisite attention to detail." … [Continue reading]

board game wedding: life

traditional all white wedding

The board game wedding series continues today with a classic and traditional all white wedding themed after the game Life! The classic board game Life always seemed so traditional to me. Each square encouraged you to do what you're 'supposed' to do: go to college, get married, buy a home, have or adopt babies, and make lots of money. You know - the traditional things to do. I wanted to play off of that sense of tradition for this inspiration board. The church … [Continue reading]

behind the scenes with sareh nouri and enchanted atelier

Sareh Nouri and Enchanted Atelier

UPDATE: Scroll down for official look book images.  Sareh Nouri, world-renowned for creating some of the most beautiful wedding dresses around, unveiled her new 2014 this past weekend at bridal market in NYC. Shown in collaboration with Enchanted Atelier by Liv Hart in the glamorous penthouse suite at The London, these dresses and bridal accessories are fit for a queen! Sadly I couldn't make the trip (sniff), but the lovely Kat Harris stood in for me and … [Continue reading]

coffee and cotton themed wedding

Cotton and coffee themed wedding / ShutterChic Photography

Cupcakes, champagne, chandeliers - there are so many wonderful things that start with the letter C and this gorgeous autumn inspiration shoot from ShutterChic Photography shows off two more - coffee and cotton! One of the many reasons why fall weddings are so wonderful is because you can easily bring a sense of sweet coziness to the day. This lovely team of vendors did just that with the luxurious brown of coffee beans and the soft warmth of cotton. … [Continue reading]

and the bride wore black

Black tan and tangerine wedding colors

I love the idea of spinning tradition on its head and having the bride wear black and all the bridesmaids in white! This black, tan, and tomato red wedding inspiration board shows a stylish way to do just that. Deciding to wear black on your wedding day is definitely taking a little jaunt on the wild side. Add some rustic touches like the burlap and feathers in the picture of the invitation suite from Bliss & Bone as well as some calming but natural colors … [Continue reading]

sweet and classic wedding with DIY details

Bride getting ready / Mandy Henry Photography

This week's vendor spotlight comes from the lovely Mandy Henry Photography! I've been a long-time fan of Mandy's work and the way she captured Abbey & Daniel's sweet, classic wedding is perfection. Mandy wrote quite possibly the sweetest tribute I've ever read to Abbey & Daniel on her blog  - "I've known Abbey since she was in high school. One of my earliest memories of her is her playing an elf in one of our Church's Christmas musicals. … [Continue reading]

sex and the city styled NYC elopement

Sex and the City NYC style elopement / Cyrience Photography

I can't think of a better way to spend a day in than reliving my favorite modern fairy tale - that of Carrie Bradshaw & Big! This gorgeous NYC elopement inspiration shoot by Cyrience Photography channels the love, excitement, and fabulous fashion of Sex and the City perfectly. Grab a Cosmopolitan and enjoy! From Ashley of Dulce Dream Events - "From the blush colored Valentino gown to the contrasting black heels and long strands of … [Continue reading]

dior dresses and the impressionist paintings that inspired them

Dior Dresses & the Impressionist paintings that inspired them

A couple of weeks ago I mentioned a fabulous new book that is now counted among my favorites – Dior Impressions. This exquisite book places Christian Dior garments next to the Impressionist paintings that inspired them and it’s simply amazing to see how the art influenced the fashion. Dior Impressions would make a wonderful gift for your bridesmaids, fashion minded friends, creative colleagues, or for your own collection. Rizzoli New York (the publishing … [Continue reading]