sea urchin

Does anyone else do their best thinking while working out? I know I do, and  the other day while swimming laps I had this little epiphany, what about a ‘Facebook Fan Friday’ wedding inspiration board?  So I posted a poll on Burnett’s Boards Facebook page asking what concept you would like to see turned into […]

lily pulitzer

A week or so ago, two of my favorite bridal blogs featured Lily Pulitzer posts on the same day! I wanted to make it a threesome with this inspiration board and join in the fun. Lily Pulitzer’s bright and colorful prints are perfect for beach and destination weddings, and they still have that socialite, sorority […]

sail away (+ guest post)

I’ve always dreamed of living on a sailboat. That way I can just pull the anchor up and go wherever I want. Realistically though,that’s probably never going to happen. The next best thing if you’ve got similar dreams is to be married on a sailboat! Please welcome Nitin of ArtQuest Flowers – he’s here to […]

jamaica (real wedding)

I’m in love with Gabrielle and Chad’s low key and elegant Jamaican wedding, photographed by Weddings by Willy & Meghan. Jamaica has such a fabulous history, I love the filtered photographs and vintage effects on some of these shots! Congratulations to Gabrielle and Chad on your beautiful wedding and many thanks to Meghan for submitting […]

mrs & mrs

Going to a same sex marriage or commitment ceremony soon? Check out these amazing cards: Hallmark’s line:  from Pennychoo Cards: from Etsy: photo credits: brides, sand filled bottles, palm tree, shell, starfish in jars, reception area, centerpiece, honeymoon suite in Greece, modern white wedding cake.

gwynn’s island (real wedding)

I had the privilege of being a guest at Breck and Ellie’s stunning wedding – and I couldn’t wait to share the amazing pictures from Laura Gordon with you! It was really hard to pick out pictures for this post because I’m friends with both of them and at least half of the guests at […]

santorini

If you’re going to get married somewhere as beautiful as Greece, you’ve just got to schedule a ‘trash the dress’ shoot. Never heard of it before? Well, it takes place the day after your wedding and you literally trash your wedding dress by covering it in paint, rolling around in flowering fields with your fiancé, […]

barefoot beach

I’m going to be brutally honest here – one of my friends said to me recently, “why don’t you have any African American couples on your wedding inspiration boards?”  I blushed. I fiddled with my hands. I didn’t know what to say! Such an oversight on my part. It really hadn’t crossed my mind but […]

boho bali

Can’t quite make the flight? Why not bring the Balinese style to you? It’s not as hard as it may seem. First, for your venue, find a private estate with a pool or a hotel with a pool and surround the pool with low lying lanterns. If there are any water fountains place plumeria flowers […]

portsmouth, new hampshire

Darling custom cocktail napkins for you reception – find the best of the best of them at For Your Party! *** This real wedding was featured on Martha Stewart Weddings and photographed by Rodeo and Co Photography. photo credits 

white sands

Tips for beach brides: choose appropriate, tropical wedding attire. Don’t eat spicy foods the day of or the day before (spices make you sweat, which yes, will make you cooler, but our goal here is to avoid sweat), don’t wear heels (try walking in sand with heels on), avoid too much body lotion (it will […]

aloha

Have you checked out the amazing website Modern Weddings Hawaii yet? It’s the definitive guide for the Hawaii bride, and there is a whole lot to love over there. All the beautiful pictures in this inspiration board are from Modern Weddings Hawaii… makes you want to come visit us doesn’t it? Destination weddings usually end […]

pink flamingo

Chevron patterns are taking the wedding world by storm! Just look at that fabulous chevron patterned cake in the inspiration board above. But what exactly is a ‘chevron’ and where did it some from? A chevron is an inverted V shaped pattern that traces its roots back to very early Greek pottery designs (very early […]

key west

Key West is the home to the southernmost point in the continental United States. (The most southern point? That’s right – the place I’m lucky enough to call home – Hawaii, well that is unless you count territories, in which case it would be Rose Atoll in America Samoa). The island is only about 4 […]

california dreaming

“All the leaves are brown and the sky is gray I’ve been for a walk on a winter’s day I’d be safe and warm if I was in L.A. California dreamin’ on such a winter’s day.” – California Dreaming, The Beach Boys *** This inspiration shoot was featured on Snippet & Ink, styled by Platinum […]

the little mermaid

 Now that she knew where he lived, she spent many an evening and many a night on the water near the palace. She would swim much nearer the shore than any of the others ventured to do; indeed once she went quite up the narrow channel under the marble balcony, which threw a broad shadow […]