tuscany

I couldn’t have a global weddings week without a Tuscany wedding! It’s a major hot spot for both local Italian weddings and of course, destination weddings. Think: great food, perfect weather, rolling green hills, some of the world’s best wines, family, friends, and fun! If you are planning a destination wedding, use this checklist to […]

a quaint afternoon

Quaint (adj) Attractively unusual or old fashioned. Oddly picturesque, interesting in a pleasing and charming way. Skillfully or cleverly made. *** This darling inspiration shoot was originally featured on 100 Layer Cake, photographed by Brandon Chesbro, and took place at Southhall Eden, Tennessee.

emerald

I’m back in Hawaii today – Cuba was fantastic! I’m planning a post about it with some pictures from my trip – as well as some dos and don’ts for those of you thinking about visiting, so check back on Thursday for a ‘postcard from Cuba!’ And of course a HUGE thank you to everyone […]

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 […]

lake tahoe

There is just something about rustic barn weddings that I really love. I think it’s because of all the places I’ve lived, I’ve spent the most time in Texas and it’s just so easy to feel ‘at home’ there. I’d like to introduce you guys to a lovely lady who goes by the twitter handle […]

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 […]

charleston

Several months ago my friend Melanie came back from a trip to Charleston and a day later she had all sorts of cute pictures from her cousin’s wedding up on Facebook and of course I photo creeped all over them because that’s what I do with wedding pictures on Facebook… a little later she emailed […]

barefoot beach

I’m going to be brutally honest here – one of my friends said to me recently, “why don’t you have any African American couples on your wedding inspiration boards?” ¬†I blushed. I fiddled with my hands. I didn’t know what to say! Such an oversight on my part. It really hadn’t crossed my mind but […]

boho bali

Can’t quite make the flight? Why not bring the Balinese style to you? It’s not as hard as it may seem. First, for your venue, find a private estate with a pool or a hotel with a pool and surround the pool with low lying lanterns. If there are any water fountains place plumeria flowers […]

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 […]

edamame

Edamame Soup: 1 teaspoon olive oil 1 medium onion, finely chopped 1 potato, peeled and cut into small cubes, 750 g (1 1/2 lb) frozen edamame beans, defrosted 1 quart (1.2 litres or 2 pints) vegetable stock 2 tablespoons creme fraiche salt and freshly ground pepper In a pan, saute the onion and potato in […]

pink peppermints

Pink Peppermint Bridal Shower invitations available here! And don’t forget to print the handy-dandy bridal shower checklist below! But before you do that… have you ever wondered where the tradition of a bridal shower came from? Its roots lie in old dowry practices. In western cultures if a poor woman was to be married and […]

treehouse

Guest books and trees go hand in hand. Japanese custom dictates that guests tie their written sentiments to tree branches with ribbons. You could also have guests write their well wishes on paper doves (symbolic of love, happiness, and harmony), or leave their finger print on a DIY guest registry tree. Whimsical and enchanting hair […]

prepster

¬†Definition of a prepster: Really a chimera of two existing groups, the prepster is someone most likely raised in the suburbs and very preppy, that moves to a very hipster centered city (Brooklyn, Portland, Austin), and due to scene exposure adopts certain hipster trends whilst retaining the preppy spirit. Specific examples are skinny jeans with […]

herbs

I just love ‘green weddings,’ (and not just because I’m married to an environmentalist!). Green weddings are ecologically friendly, and there are many ways to have a green wedding without compromising the look you want. You don’t have to all green to be Earth friendly, just try where you can. One thing you can do […]

hunger games

When he wispers “You love me, real or not real?” I say, “Real.” “I wish I could freeze this moment, right here, right now, and live in it forever.” “Here your dreams are sweet and tomorrow brings them true, here is the place where I love you.” “Remember, were madly in love, so its ok […]