desert rose {guest post}

Drumroll please…..! Today, our final entry in the ‘guest posts while I’m in Cuba’ comes to us from Lauren, the Calm Bride. And fittingly, after all the excitement over the last week with our lovely submissions, she’s here to tell us how to ‘stay calm and marry on!’ Take it away Lauren! “I was one […]

aqua and yellow {guest post}

Today’s guest post comes to us from the lovely Taina of A Kiss of Color, and she’s here to tell us about dessert receptions! (Sounds good to me!) “Many people think that a full meal is needed at a Wedding. Well on today’s blog I’m here to tell you that I beg to differ!  When […]

sophisticated bling {guest post}

Today’s guest post comes from the lovely, and newly married Ashley of Blush Love Wed fame and she’s here to tell us why, despite the current outdoor wedding trend, she happily chose a ballroom wedding. Take it away Ashley! “On my own blog, I haven’t spent a whole lot of time talking about my own […]

primary colors

The three primary colors are red, yellow, and blue – why? Because they cannot be created by mixing any other colors. When you mix primary colors together, you’ll get what is called a secondary color like shades of purple, green, and orange. If you mix one primary color with a secondary color, you’ll get a […]

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 […]

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 

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 […]

tiffany blue

Tiffany Blue is a colloquial name for light to medium blues (think: robin egg). The actual color of Tiffany & Co. boxes is protected by a trademark and was created for them by Pantone Inc. As a trademarked color, it is not publicly available and is not printed in their swatch books. Until I started […]

wet paint

I have a soft spot for artists because my Mum is one. Looking for some art infused bridal party gifts? Or a little something to spoil yourself with? Check out the stunning items at Swarm – handmade in Amsterdam from oil canvases found in Dutch markets, antique stores, and French homes, and crafted into the […]

blue and white china

The technique of cobalt blue decorations seems to have come from the Middle-East in the 9th century through decorative experimentation on white ware. Cobalt blue pigments were excavated from local mines in central Iran from the 9th century, and then were exported as a raw material to China.The blue-and-white technique was fully developed in China with porcelain […]

an ode to y’all

Y’all: contraction for ‘you all.’ Plural. “I am proud to be from the South – where tea is sweet and accents are sweeter; summer starts in April, front porches are wide and words are long, mac and cheese is a vegetable, and pecan pie is a staple. Y’all is the only proper pronoun; chicken is fried […]

date my brother

Tall (6’3 to be exact), handsome, twenty-something, Air Force pilot. Likes gourmet cooking, fine wines, poker nights, traveling, and kittens. Treats his mother right. Remembers birthdays. Seeking single, fun, female who enjoys the outdoors, cozy movie nights by the fire, ski trips to Vail, upscale dining, winters in Minot, and summers in Guam. Has plane. […]

hanbok

Hanboks are traditional Korean dresses with simple lines and striking colors usually worn for festivals and ceremonies. Korean designers are creating ‘fusion fashion’ by veering away from traditional vibrant hues in favor of western whites (Hanbok Lynn is perhaps the best known of them all). Either way, I love them. photo credits: hanbok, towel, soap, […]