mexican wedding traditions

Petronella Photography is known for her gorgeous, multi-cultural wedding photography and inspiration shoots. Today she is sharing three different Mexican wedding traditions – the wedding lasso ceremony, las arras unity coin toss, and los cascarones – in order to help inspire 2nd, 3rd, and 4th generation couples who are looking to incorporate their culture and […]

enchanting spring countryside floral design

Spring in the countryside has to be one of the prettiest times of year across the United States. The weather is gorgeous, flowers are in bloom, and country weddings have a special kind of charm. Jody from The Moss & Rose created an enchanting spring countryside editorial, shares her tips and secrets for choosing perfect spring […]

how to style a bistro wedding reception

Bistro weddings are chic and trendy, if styled right. Today’s inspiration shoot from Everest Road Photography hits the nail on the head when it comes to styling. Inspired by the venue, Ellen of Westcott Weddings created a modern look that still harkens back to the bistro’s beginnings in Paris. BISTRO RECEPTION STYLING TIPS: Be inspired […]

wedding inspiration shoot contest: VOTE

What a thrillingly fun week. It was such an honor to share all five wedding inspiration shoot contest entries. It always amazes me how much creativity and passion is out there in the wedding industry and these editorials displayed that brilliantly. Thank goodness it’s not up to me to decide who wins because I could […]

INSPIRATION SHOOT CONTEST: kicks off this week

BACKGROUD: In February I introduced a styled shoot contest here on Burnett’s Boards. The inspiration and theme for the contest was artistic mediums. Loads of proposals came and I selected 5 finalists. They had a few months to bring their vision to life and the time has finally arrived! Each of the finalists will be published […]

the secret tip to designing the perfect bouquet

The one best thing to keep in mind when designing your bridal bouquet is to think like a real estate agent: location! The location of your wedding plays a huge role in determining the look and style of your day, and your bridal bouquet should coordinate with that – not clash. In the most recent issue […]

DIY hand-tied bouquet

Be still my beating heart! Today’s whimsical DIY hand-tied bouquet tutorial from Kaci at Just Delightful Events and Abbey of Abbey Moore Photography combines two great loves of mine: floral design in a couture bridal shop! Set at Vue Design’s boutique and with a flower wall backdrop – Kaci is going to show you how to create […]

colorful centerpiece with ranunculuses and roses

Today’s floral design shoot is such a special one. Sara of Hoje é Especial lives in northern Portugal with her husband Filipe and they’re on the hunt for an old, charming building to restore. During their search they came across a beautiful railway station and it inspired today’s centerpiece design! It truly showcases the motto […]

the sweetest anniversary surprise ever

Go grab your husband / fiancé / significant other and give him an eyeful (aka: not so subtle hint!) of Nathan and Jenna’s gorgeous anniversary session. Shot by Kerinsa Marie Photography & with blooms designed by Violet Floral Design – this gift of flowers and breakfast is too precious! From Tricia of Violet Floral Design […]

color theory through floral design

Your wedding color palette is one of the first decisions you’ll make and it plays a role in pretty much everything regarding your wedding design after that, from the venue to your bridesmaid dresses and of course, the flowers. The spring issue of Martha Stewart Weddings contains a wonderful feature titled In Living Color that shows […]

tabletop color stories

Today’s editorial from Marietta Leung Photography contains three different tabletop color stories styled by Mandy Forlenza Sticos – each created to coordinate with wedding invitation suites from Sincerely, Jackie. FETE –  “Our tablescape of mint, peach, pink, and gold was inspired by the playful Fete invitation with gold engraved letting adorned with confetti gold accents.” GRACE […]

how to make inspiration boards – a visual guide

Last year the Wedding and Event Institute asked me to contribute to their chapter on inspiration boards and it ended up being a really rewarding experience; it forced me to examine the whys and hows of what I had been doing all along. Inspiration boards are an important tool used industry wide by both brides […]

ku’u lei: behind the scenes + giveaway!

I’ve always loved behind-the-scenes features. It lifts the veil on the magic that happens at styled shoots and shows some of the amazing creativity from the wedding pros involved. When Chelsea of Bit of Ivory Photography and Orchestrated Stylized Shoots and I dreamed up this shoot in Hawaii – I really had no idea what […]

designing the perfect centerpiece

When an artistic florist and an amazing photographer get together magic happens. Today’s shoot from Bellamint Photography and Sunflower Creative Floral takes you on a photographic journey of what it’s like to put together the perfect centerpiece! From  Cheryl of Sunflower Creative Floral – “I believe that any great table starts with a centerpiece and […]

how to choose eco-beautiful flowers

Stephanie of Fab You Bliss (Happy Birthday Stephanie!) is someone who really has her thumb on green weddings. She’s got an entire series on how to make your wedding both environmentally friendly and absolutely stunning (check it out here) so I invited her to Burnett’s Boards today to give a rundown on eco-beautiful flower options! […]

valentine’s day bouquet recipes

The Valentine’s Day Extravaganza continues with two adorable DIY bouquet recipes from Shelby at The Day’s Design and Heather of Heather Cisler Photography. These two wonderful creatives ended up having to shoot this in the middle of a snowstorm. That’s crazy but I love it! From Shelby of The Day’s Design – “With Valentine’s Day […]