inspiration shoot contest FINALISTS

UPDATE: See the finalist entries here. I’m so excited to announce the 5 finals for the inspiration shoot contest today! Before going into details I want to say that I was completely overwhelmed with the response. When I first thought about the contest and posted it I worried that I wouldn’t have any entries, let […]

event report: martha stewart’s wedding party

One downside to living in Honolulu is that it’s really far away from New York City. Luckily though Style Art Life was able to attend Martha Stewart’s Wedding Party in my stead at the end of January and she snapped a ton of awesome images of the event. I just love seeing all the ideas […]

search for wedding venues and vendors by location

I’ve long wanted to make the styled shoots and all the creative vendors involved in them searchable by region but there really wasn’t a good tool to do this – until now! With the rollout of Pinterest maps venues and inspiration shoots that have been featured here on Burnett’s Boards are now searchable by geographic […]

organic calligraphy with signora e mare

Calligraphy is one of the most charming details at a wedding and the lovely Katie of Laura Catherine Photography and her newly launched calligraphy business – Signora e Mare – is a true artist when it comes to this unique form of creativity. Today’s interview with Katie will take you through her unique brand of […]

how to plan an inspiration shoot

Just in time and right on the heels of last week’s styled shoot contest announcement, Chelsea LaVere is here to explain exactly how to put together an inspiration shoot. She wears many hats as a photographer (Bit of Ivory Photography), blogger (Tidewater and Tulle), and styled shoot coordinator (Orchestrated Stylized Shoots) so I can’t think […]

inspiration shoot contest

UPDATE: FINALISTS HAVE BEEN CHOSEN – SEE IT ALL HERE. I’ve long wanted to host a styled shoot contest. The limitless creativity from wedding professionals around the world never ceases to amaze me and as Burnett’s Boards prepares to turn two years old in a couple of months, I think it’s about time! THE INSPIRATION  […]

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 […]