holiday couture: classy stripes

I’ve got such a treat for you today! This gorgeous shoot from Alea Lovely Photography is just part one of a four-part series of inspiration shoots presenting the very best in holiday couture looks. They range from today’s classic striped wedding dress by Hayley Paige to tomorrow’s haute couture gothic glam outfit (it’s too perfect […]

color coordinated holiday gift guide

For this week’s vendor spotlight and in honor of Cyber Monday I’ve put together a color coordinated gift guide. Paired with the season’s most glamorous gowns these sparkling bits and baubles are sure to make anyone joyous! 1. Lavender Wedding Dress 2. Amethyst Gold Ring 3. Pastel Chandelier Earrings 1. Flourish Emerald Drop Earrings 2. Sareh […]

red, green, and gold wedding

Red, green, and gold make the perfect holiday wedding color palette. It combines the festivity of the season with a little bit of sparkling glam for a wedding. December brides always run the risk of having too much of a Christmas theme throughout their wedding (which isn’t a bad thing!) but if you’d like to […]

holidays for heroes

One of the most wonderful things about the holiday season is the way that people come together to show love and support to others whether it’s friends, family members, or total strangers. The spirit of giving is infectious and I love the sense of community that this time of year brings out. The sweet Elvira […]

new year’s day

Happy New Year’s everybody! I thought for the very first post of the new year, and after yesterday’s glamorous black and gold wedding inspiration boards we’d flip the coin and go with some white and gold wedding inspiration! Isn’t this look stunning? I can already tell that this is going to be one of my […]

new year’s eve

New Year’s Eve weddings should be over the top and glamorous affairs. Combine gold and black elements with an urban chic setting for a unique vibe like the wedding inspiration board above, or really deck out your big day with style, elegance , and old world glamour like the inspiration board below. No matter which […]

rustic christmas wedding

First and foremost I want to wish everyone who is celebrating Christmas today a very merry Christmas and to those who are not – happy holidays! A rustic and wintery wedding filled with minimalist green and white details is an excellent idea for this time of year. To keep your big day from crossing the […]

12 days of christmas: 12 drummers drumming

For the final wedding inspiration board in our 12 Days of Christmas series we’ve got 12 drummers drumming. What came to mind immediately was a marching band and that led me to thinking about New Orleans and how traditional it is to have a band accompany the wedded couple through the French Quarter. Mix that […]

12 days of christmas: 11 pipers pipping

If you’re of Scottish decent a Scottish themed wedding is a lovely idea. Even better if you either live in Scotland or decide to have a destination wedding there (< yes! Not all destination weddings have to be on tropical beaches). Incorporate your family’s tartan pattern into your bridal gown (as a sash if you […]

12 days of christmas: 10 lords a leaping

I have to say that of the whole 12 Days of Christmas series this one was the most challenging for me – until I found those adorable name card holders from Pottery Barn. I’ve always a fan of white and green weddings and when you throw in some leaping lords, Christmas ornaments, and a winter […]

12 days of christmas: 9 ladies dancing

For ‘9 ladies dancing’ a ballet themed wedding inspiration board is just the ticket. Combine dusty pinks with whites, have your bridesmaids wear ballet flats, and give a nod to the masters of ballet with Russian details like Faberge eggs and a samovar tea service after your reception meal! View all 12 Days of Christmas here! […]

12 days of christmas: 8 maids a milking

Milk glass, though first made during the 16th century in Venice, became hugely popular in England at the end of the 19th century. Its common name obviously comes from its opaque white color and milk glass, when used in weddings, adds a lovely and clean country vintage vibe. Pair other neutral colors like tans, linens, […]

12 days of christmas: 7 swans a swimming

Day 7 of our 12 Days of Christmas series brings us ‘swans-a-swimming.’ One trap that I’ve seen some brides fall into is that they can take their inspiration source a little too literally. At first glance, this wedding inspiration board doesn’t read ‘swans’ – but when you take a closer you looks you see a […]

12 days of christmas: 6 geese a laying

I’ve been itching to share an Eastern European wedding inspiration board with you for sometime now and ‘geese-a-laying’ seems like the perfect opportunity! I love the Polish and Russian folkish elements and the array of colors – which is actually pretty common for a wedding in that part of the world. Out with the white […]

12 days of christmas: 5 gold rings

Gold weddings are extremely elegant, decadent, and classy. Gold lends itself to lots of different styles and I love the oh so slightly rustic vibe of this wedding inspiration board. The hot chocolate favors in mason jars and golden pinecones add a little shabby chic country style to an otherwise utterly refined wedding day. View […]

12 days of christmas: 4 colly birds

Please let me know if you’ve also lived your whole life until now thinking that it was ‘4 calling birds’ instead of ‘4 colly birds!’ For the fourth day of Christmas the true love actually gave four black birds to his lover. Who knew?! Apparently this is some mix up between the way that English […]