april showers

Hawaii has two seasons – rainy and not rainy. Right now it is definitely the rainy season over here and it has been raining for days! I couldn’t help but create a rain themed wedding inspiration board. Most brides don’t want rain on their wedding day but it can make for not only a remarkably […]

les miserables

So normally when you’re picturing your dream wedding, Les Miserables isn’t the first thing that comes to mind. Bear with me though! Despite the somewhat bleak happenings in this fantastic novel by Victor Hugo (and is anyone else going to be first in line with me to see this movie in December?) the overall mood […]

urban chic

Heather of Simply Designed was kind enough to not only send us pictures of some amazing, urban chic inspired save the dates, but also a few tips! “Save the Dates. When is the right time to send them, and are they a required part of your stationery package? They aren’t a requirement (sigh of relief!), […]

purple, grey, and yellow

Yellow and grey is a very popular color combination for weddings and it’s easy to see why! Put a modern twist on this classic duo by adding soft pops of purple and take your palette with you on your honeymoon with some of these awesome yellow, purple, and grey fashion finds! 1. Grey dress 2. […]

anna karenina

Anna Karenina, by Leo Tolstoy, is the (tragic – but you can ignore that bit for your wedding) love tale of the married Anna and the oh-so-handsome Count Vronsky. Despite the somewhat gruesome outcome of this story (I don’t want to spoil it here if you haven’t read it), it would make  for a romantic […]

couture korea

‘Hanbok‘ is the name for traditional Korean clothing and in modern Korea are typically worn for special occasions such as holidays and weddings. Korean fashion houses (like Hanbok Lynn – pictured below) are combining influences from traditional Korean culture with art, music, and international fashion to create fabulous couture looks. Seriously, I can’t get enough […]


For those of you out there who are Anthropologie fans you’ve probably heard about their parent company’s bridal line BHLDN (pronounced ‘beholden’). The initial line premiered online on Valentines Day in 2011, and I’ve been a fan ever since. So frankly, it’s about time I dedicated a post to this lovely store. All of the […]

jane eyre

This is a fan requested board from Gloria and Vanessa – I hope you both enjoy it! Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte  is one of my favorite novels, and recently one of my favorite movies. Some of the atmosphere from the novel (and movie) that I tried to include are the Yorkshire moors with its […]

wintery pinks {guest post}

Today’s guest post is the exciting second chapter of aspiring romance novelist Cristina’s new book. Miss chapter one? Click here to read it! Chapter 2 Will stared out at the Chicago skyline from the big conference room windows tuning out the chatter of his two coworkers. He was taking a few moments to admire the […]

grey chalk

Customized chalk lettering is all the rage for weddings right now. Incorporate chalk lettering into your wedding invitations, wedding portraits, engagement shoot, signage and decor, and (I love this idea) have guests sign their names and leave you a sweet note in chalk! photo credits: napkins and chalk place setting, succulent boutonnieres, barn wedding reception, […]

wedding portraits

My mother is a fabulous decorator and in one of the guest bathrooms at my parents’ home in Fulshear, Texas (population 816), there are at least 20 vintage photographs in black frames. I find myself being creepy and lurking in the bathroom all the time just taking them in – examining each minute detail of […]