poetic rings from betsey sook

Betsey Sook Ring

Betsey Sook's ethical and artisan designs are absolute delights. The shapes are delicate, light, simple, and exude effortless elegance. Her rings are playful, whimsical, and even their names are darling! Stardust, Mermaid, and White Diamond Dream... I just love these monikers. Betsey was kind enough to let us interview her about her influences & design process - enjoy! How has your background in art history influenced your jewelry designs? "It has made me … [Continue reading]

bridal portraits with 4 different dresses!

Bridal portraits in France with 4 different wedding dresses! / Axioo Photography

It was just the day after that post with loads of blush wedding dresses went up that this stunning bridal portrait session landed in my inbox. Anita, the bride in this shoot, is such a lucky lady! She flew from where she lives in Indonesia to France along with a what I can only assume to be several garment bags. Why so many garment bags? Because she rocked SEVEN couture dresses in this pre wedding shoot by David of Axioo Photography with her then fiancé (now … [Continue reading]

purple and yellow

Summer purple wedding inspiration

This purple wedding inspiration board is refreshing on so many levels. The pops of yellow really brighten the whole look up! Plus, it's a very special inspiration board...about a month ago BB Vendor Behold Designz and I put our heads together and came up with a fun project: I would choose a bouquet that inspires me and Behold Designz would create a custom wedding invitation suite around it, & then I'd cap it all off with an inspiration board. And guess what - … [Continue reading]


Citrus wedding inspiration

This 'pick-me-up' color palette of lemon, orange, and grapefruit is perfect for a summer wedding! Mix these lovely hues with neutral undertones and whites to really let them shine. One detail in this inspiration board that I'm particularly loving is the mismatched bridesmaids dresses. If you're going to go with mismatched bridesmaids adding a common element like shoes (or accessories, bouquets, hairstyles etc) really helps to pull their looks together! Love this … [Continue reading]

how to style a vintage chic wedding

How to Style a Vintage Chic Wedding / Soiree Events

How to style a vintage chic wedding is something that I get asked about a lot so I called in the big guns: Akiko & Jenn of Soiree Events. These two ladies actually specialize in vintage chic wedding styling and they are going to share some of their secrets with you - enjoy! "We love all weddings but the ones we like the most are what we like to call' vintage chic' style weddings. Vintage chic combines antique elements with modern details that can be tailored to … [Continue reading]

chic rooftop wedding inspiration

rooftop wedding / Jennifer Blair Photography

This super chic rooftop wedding inspiration shoot from Jennifer Blair Photography is everything and then some. The sparkle dress, the twinkling lights, city-scape background... it's perfection. The soft, romantic feeling from the white flowers, gold accents, and tulle canopy is a lovely contrast for an urban wedding! This shoot is so inspirational! I could also see it working for an elopement, vow renewal, anniversary … [Continue reading]

beasts of the southern wild (reader request)

Beasts of the Southern Wild wedding

This Beasts of the Southern Wild wedding inspiration board was created for Aubrey and Sam who are getting married in Portland! Aubrey's sister and maid of honor, Adrian, sent me her color palette (below) and said: "I'm planning my sister's wedding and she fell absolutely in love with Beasts of the Southern Wild last year. We're best friends and after she went to all the meetings with potential wedding planners nothing panned out, so she stopped by my house one night … [Continue reading]

sunday edition

wedding inspiration and ideas

Oh my gosh it has been SUCH a busy week here at Burnett's Boards! I started the week off giving a little presentation to some lovely Hawaii wedding pros about blogging for their businesses. It was lovely to get out of my house (into real clothes) and spend time with some awesome like-minded ladies. Plus - I learned a lot from them too! The topics covered? Why it is so important for vendors to have a blog, what to blog about, techie stuff, getting featured on wedding … [Continue reading]

naturalist wedding

Naturalist Wedding Inspiration

There is just so much to love in this naturalist wedding inspiration board - I can't get enough of it! The bride's curly hair is perfection and the botanical illustrations would make wonderful escort cards or table names. The way the streamers on the ceremony chairs mimic the Spanish moss in the tree at the ceremony is masterful and the whimsical calligraphy on the place cards and butterflies tie the whole look together! *** photo credits: ring and bird via Style … [Continue reading]

romantic peach and blush (reader request)

blush and peach romantic wedding

This peach and blush inspiration board for a romantic New Orleans wedding was created for Anna and Jaren who are having their spring destination wedding in the French Quarter! Anna wrote and said: "Our ceremony will be held in Jackson Square with the gorgeous St. Louis Cathedral as the backdrop and the reception will be at the Musee Conti Historical Wax Museum. Right now I am trying to nail down a color palette and just can't decide. I like blush, peach, ivory, … [Continue reading]

gypsy bridal style

There is just something about a gypsy inspired bride that I really adore, even though I'm not cool enough to pull of this look - it's amazing! When you hear the word 'gypsy' you think of a life full of travel, adventure, and fun. What's not to love about that? And as Hello Miss Lovely demonstrates with this fabulous gypsy inspired shoot - it makes for a great bridal session! Autumn of Hello Miss Lovely: "This is a bridal shoot, however this is not … [Continue reading]

breezy beachy coral

coral wedding

I'm loving the slightly retro California beach house vibe of this breezy coral wedding inspiration board. Light blue, mint, green, and gold are the perfect compliments to this super popular wedding color. There are two details in this inspiration board that are outstanding: one is the ceramic coral-colored ring... yep, that's ring not a bowl, and the other is the grooms. I love how crisp and modern their suits are and that one went with a tie and the other with a … [Continue reading]

film vs. digital wedding photography

film vs. digital wedding photography

Choosing between digital and film for your wedding photography is an important choice. Your wedding photos are the one aspect (aside from your marriage!) that you want to last forever and they should reflect your aesthetic and style. Even though this doesn’t exactly fit this event design and styling category here on Burnett's Boards– it’s too significant not to talk about. There are two points that should be made clear right off the bat and the first is that the … [Continue reading]

colorful summer wedding ideas

bride in statement necklace / Byron Loves Fawn Wedding Photography

This colorful summer wedding inspiration shoot from Byron Loves Fawn is such a stunner. And just in time because summer wedding season is right around the corner! The styling from Imbue Weddings is fantastic and I'm loving the combination of the soft colors on the groom & pink depression glass with the bright flowers and amazing neon statement necklace. How the touches of gold on both the bride and bridesmaid's belts mimic the gold-rimmed glassware is pure … [Continue reading]

game of thrones themed wedding

game of thrones themed wedding

A Game of Thrones wedding is a fabulous idea if you're a fan of the HBO series or the books by George R.R. Martin. But here's the trick: you don't have to take your source of inspiration literally! That's just what inspiration is, it ignites a creative spark and you go from there. For this Game of Thrones wedding inspiration board I decided to keep the House of Stark in mind. After all, they're the nicest of the bunch! "Winter is coming" makes one think of fall and … [Continue reading]

hawaii wedding vendors

summer bridal bouquet from Passion Roots

 I'm so pleased and honored to welcome Passion Roots to the Vendor Guide! I recently drove out to Passion Roots' floral studio which is nestled between the gorgeous Ko'olau mountain range and the ocean & met with Shilhi Siebel, the company's creative director - a nicer woman cannot be found! She was such a sweetheart. Shilhi: "Apprenticing at my parents' flower shop in my early teens opened up a whole new world for me. I began to secretly dream of decorating … [Continue reading]