marigold

Marigold is such an unexpected color – and perfect for weddings! In the process of picking your wedding palette? Here are some tips: Let the location speak to you. Your venue will already have prominent colors so let them dictate your choices and pick shades that compliment what is already there. For instance: a beach […]

summer brights {guest post}

Today’s ‘guest post while I’m in Cuba‘ comes from the lovely Gail of OliverINK! “Where can wedding inspiration come from? How about food? The colors of a cantaloupe are stunning to say the least – the pale orange of the fruit, the lime-hued rind, the cream and green speckled skin. Gorgeous! This palette is displayed […]

red hearts {guest post}

Up today on the ‘guest posts while I’m on vacation series‘ is the lovely Lauren of Flat Broke Bride! “Hello Burnett’s Boards Lovers! Flat Broke Bride here! I run a little independent blog about my journey to the altar! Along the way I am sharing with everyone my difficulties and my happinesses, (such as we […]

james and the giant peach

I loved the book James and the Giant Peach by Roald Dahl. Little James, who is oppressed by two evil aunts, escapes on a giant peach with magical insect friends – it’s the best! And let’s imagine for a second that little James grows up and gets married – this is what I think his […]

minted

Mint is a great color to use for your wedding as a mono-color scheme because it’s fresh, it’s young, and it’s fun. If you want to combine other colors with your mint decor choose springtime pastels or crisp whites. That, and I’m loving this vintage mint colored Ericsson telephone! photo credits: dress, circle garlands, cupcake […]

orange you glad to see me?

What can orange do for you? Lets find out. According to several sites I read while scouring for orange wedding details, orange combines the energy of red and the happiness of yellow. It is associated with joy, sunshine, the tropics and represents enthusiasm, fascination, happiness, creativity, determination, attraction, success, and encouragement. I also learned that orange stimulates […]

blueberry tart

Nothing screams summer to me like mangoes dripping from the trees around here, but if I were to live on the mainland United States, it would be blueberries. And there are few other words in the English language that I love so much as ‘tart.’ It has so many (sometimes naughty) connotations. So here, for […]

make lemonade

The original proverb: “If life deals you lemons made lemonade.” The man who popularized it: “When fate hands us a lemon, let’s try to make a lemonade.”-Dale Carnegie A more modern takes on it: “I believe that if life gives you lemons, you should make lemonade… and try to find somebody whose life has given them vodka, […]

anne of green gables

“Isn’t it splendid to think of all the things there are to find out about? It just makes me feel glad to be alive–it’s such an interesting world. It wouldn’t be half so interesting if we know all about everything, would it? There’d be no scope for imagination then, would there?” – Anne of Green […]

daffodils

Summer weddings just WANT to be yellow – it is such a bright and cheerful color, who wouldn’t be happy at a lovely yellow colored wedding? If you more shots of yellow check out all sorts of yellow colored weddings right here. Be sure to mix hints of orange, light green, and cream into your […]

coral

Pamplemousse = chilled white wine + grapefruit juice + rosemary garnish. Sip and enjoy. Coral clutch sold here. photo credits: painted fabric, coral dress, escort cards, beach chair, bouquet, drink, door, wild and free print, cake, flower.

citrus sorbet

Citrus flavors are good for you because they contain vitamin C. The benefits? No scurvy (best that was the first time ever ‘scurvy’ has been used on a wedding blog), keep you looking younger by firming the skin, and it protects your heart. Add lemon slices to your water whenever you drink it. ♡ This […]

pretty in pink

Wondering what other colors go with pink? Here are some hues that look pretty with pink: photo credits: i love you flower, pink wood, girl in hat, dahlias, single pink flower, color squares, pink drink, pinwheel escort cards, shoes, dress, sorbet.

purple – the new pink?

Get purple by mixing red and blue (or starting a fight, dipping your hands into food coloring, bathing in blackberries, or chewing too much gum in Willy Wonka’s Chocolate Factory). The actual color of  Tyrian purple, the original color purple from which the name purple is derived, is the color of a dye extracted from […]

freshly minted

Mint (n) a vast sum of money or a king’s ransom. Mentha (n) is a genus of flowering plants in the mint family that are aromatic, perennial herbs. Mint (adj) brand new, pristine, immaculate. Of a pale green color. Minted (v) to produce coins by stamping metal. (adj) flavored or seasoned with mint. Freshly minted […]