how to style a backyard engagement party

Hosting an engagement party in your own backyard is an intimate way to celebrate your union, and transforming your backyard into the chic party atmosphere you’ve always dreamed of isn’t as hard as you think. Caitlin and Jimmer’s colorful backyard engagement party photographed by Connie Dai Photography and styled by A Vintage Affair Events & […]

color story: lilac and peach

Getting to know some of the other wedding bloggers in this industry has been a true blessing and Kate from Magnolia Rouge is one of the sweetest of the bunch. She envisioned and executed this lilac and peach color story to perfection – coming up not only with the idea but also the stationary & […]

tips for photographing wedding details

A couple of months ago when a bridal portrait session from Ashley of V.A. Photography was published here on Burnett’s Boards I found myself in awe of the shoot because she photographed every detail of the bride in her wedding day attire to perfection. And keep in mind – that bridal session was a ‘prop-less’ […]

5 european influences on modern-day floral design

It seems only fitting that after last week’s look at bridal design throughout the decades that this week another fabulous art form gets the historical treatment: floral design. Floral design is often the wow factor at a wedding and one major trend for weddings now, next year, and hopefully into the future is the old […]

the art of creating a bridal bouquet

To me, floral designers have one of the best jobs in the industry. They get to create art from flowers! Today’s post is an in-depth look at one particular bouquet (a gorgeous one at that!) created by Lindsay Coletta Designs and photographed beautifully by Rustic White Photography. From Lindsay – “When making arrangements I always […]

brand your wedding with bliss and bone

Branding your wedding is more than just choosing a theme and a color palette. It’s carrying your inspiration, logo, etc through the entire experience from save-the-date to your wedding website, three-tiered cake, and thank you cards. Recently launched Bliss & Bone takes wedding branding to a whole new level. Something stratospheric! Their exquisite designs for […]

10 unique wedding venues

The chapter I’m working on right now in my Wedding and Event Institute course covers one of the most important aspects of your wedding – the venue. Your wedding venue will set the tone for pretty much the entire day. It will determine the look, the color palette (your colors shouldn’t clash with your venue’s […]

real life inspiration boards

It’s no secret that I ADORE inspiration boards (understatement of the week). They’re awesome. They come in all different shapes, sizes, & styles, and today 6 wedding professionals that you’ve seen here on the blog before are sharing their real life inspiration boards. Enjoy! 1. Megan – MaeMae Paperie  “I always have several boards running in […]

a celebrity wedding in hawaii

Do I have something special for you today! Shot beautifully by Carly Brown Photography & impeccably planned and styled by Moana Events, this big day is by far one of the most beautifully elegant & chic island weddings I have ever seen. Morgan of Moana Events was kind enough to share her experience planning celebrity […]

who to follow on instagram

After I wrote that post on social media tips a while back (here) I realized how little I was utilizing Instagram. Since then, I’ve been trying to post more frequently, take better photos, and involve myself in the community more. The best side effect of upping my efforts on that social media platform has been […]

8 new wedding trends

It’s no secret that I love wedding inspiration shoots and I see a lot of them. They’re what I love to share here and they’re what I look at most on other wedding blogs. One of the reasons that styled shoots are so great is that it gives wedding professionals time to play. They get […]

wedding monograms and why you should have one

I’m pleased to welcome Nikkol of Peter Loves Jane to the blog again today! Her guest posts on wedding branding have been wonderfully informative (after all – she is an invitation designer – so who better?!) and today’s installment is no different. Nikkol is putting wedding monograms and logos under the microscope in order to […]

a big fake wedding (that you’ll love)

It was about a month ago that I stumbled across The Not Wedding. Intrigued, I got in touch with Callie, the founder of this amazing new alternative to a traditional wedding expo, and learned that The Not Wedding is “a bridal show alternative in the form of a big, fake, wedding. Wedding guests are brides-to-be […]

how to sell a pink wedding to your fiancé

You want a pink wedding, your fiancé doesn’t.  If this sounds familiar – I’ve got a story (and a solution that works!) just for you… If you know or have worked with Sasha Souza then this will be easy for you to picture, but if you haven’t then imagine for a moment a cute, bubbly, red-headed, […]

the $28,500 average wedding cost myth

I’m not a math person. In fact, when I’m commenting on other blogs and their comment approval system uses a math problem to prove that I’m human I panic. So that’s why until recently I’ve always believed what news outlets and infographics on Pinterest have told us all: that the average cost of a wedding […]

destination wedding welcome bags

So while I’m in Fiji I thought it would be absolutely perfect to have the queen of island weddings over here on the blog today! I’m so pleased to welcome  Kylie of Bula Bride – a beautiful blog with a focus on gorgeous destination weddings in Fiji. She also runs a graphic design company called […]