inked

A report from the Food and Drug Administration claims that 45 million Americans have tattoos and that 36% of people between the ages of 25 and 29 have a tattoo. That’s a lot of ink! I thought it was about time we had a post dedicated to inked brides everywhere; the ones who wear their […]

confettilicious

Nothing says ‘let’s celebrate’ quite like confetti and incorporating confetti into your wedding is a fun and festive way to go. One of my favorite confetti trends is called ‘the confetti blow.’ Actually, I’m not sure if that’s the technical term or not, but that’s what I call it! Basically, your photographer takes a picture […]

sorbet

Peach and pink sorbet with hints of gold and ivory make a lovely spring or summer wedding palette. This fresh and fun color combination is sure to ‘wow.’ And that’s not the only reason this board is special – Elvira over at the lovely blog 3D Memoirs requested this board and has developed three amazing […]

seersucker

Seersucker is a thin, puckered, all cotton fabric that you will usually find in striped or checkered patterns. It is absolutely perfect for summer and spring weddings! Where to find seersucker: on people who sail, on people who golf, southern weddings and tea parties, preppy people at your local country club, and all over Martha […]

alice in wonderland {guest post}

In today’s ‘guest posts while I’m in Cuba‘ series, we have Joanne, the wedding invitation guru of All About Wedding Invitations, here to tell you about planning your wedding on Pinterest. I chose this Alice in Wonderland wedding inspiration board because Pinterest, as Joanne is about to tell you, can be beautiful, magical, awe inspiring, […]

pretty pastels {guest post}

Today’s guest post is brought to you by Amanda of AM Photography – and it’s a great one! She’s got some VERY useful tips and checklists you should go through when choosing the most important component on your wedding day – your photographer! Take it away Amanda! “Wedding photographers are different from other styles of […]

floral print

It’s no secret that ladies love flowers, and floral printed fabrics have been a fashionable item for hundreds of years. Dress designers are adding floral prints all over the place this season, and the Atelier Aimee dress in this inspiration board is especially beautiful. The floral print originates in Asia; throughout history, traders brought fabrics with […]

key west

Key West is the home to the southernmost point in the continental United States. (The most southern point? That’s right – the place I’m lucky enough to call home – Hawaii, well that is unless you count territories, in which case it would be Rose Atoll in America Samoa). The island is only about 4 […]

carousel horses and paper dolls

Paper dolls have been around as long as paper (think: origami dolls in Japan and artfully painted paper puppets in Indonesia) however, paper dolls as we know them really took off in France during the 1800s. They were intended to teach about fashion and to entertain and they spread like wildfire throughout high society. Rare, […]

citrus sorbet

Citrus flavors are good for you because they contain vitamin C. The benefits? No scurvy (best that was the first time ever ‘scurvy’ has been used on a wedding blog), keep you looking younger by firming the skin, and it protects your heart. Add lemon slices to your water whenever you drink it. ♡ This […]

let them eat cake

“Qu’ils mangent de la brioche”, or, let them eat cake, was actually never uttered by Marie Antoinette. It was first seen in a German children’s book in 1931, and historians and politicians stealthy snuck it into their pro-revolutionary works. Truth be known, the attribution is doubly erroneous in English because the word ‘cake’ is a mistranslation. In […]

up

Please tell me I’m not the only one who cried like a hungry baby during the first 15 minutes of Up.  The movie goes a little something like this: by tying thousands of balloon to his home, 78-year-old Carl Fredricksen sets out to fulfill his lifelong dream to see the wilds of South America. Right […]

two for tea, please

Afternoon tea, known as ‘low tea’ involves things like manners, lace, and dainty foods. ‘High tea’ was traditionally a working class meal served at the end of the work day, shortly after 5pm. It was a heavy meal with lots of meats and baked goods (think: steak and kidney pie). Legend has it that afternoon […]

obsessed with ombré

Our French word of the day is ombré (adj), which means having colors or tones that shade into each other. This is not to be confused with the American male slang term ‘ombre’ which you’ve likely heard your fiancé call his guy friends. photo credits: cake, dress, bridesmaids’ dresses, flowers, napkins, cookies, dessert bar, tissue […]

watercolor wedding

A watercolored wedding theme is remarkably beautiful! Your day will look like a true work of art. Incorporate watercolors into everything from a hand painted cake to your custom wedding invitations and thank you cards. Watercolors are by nature soft and feminine and a wedding based around them would be spectacular! photo Credits: table, plates, […]