vintage rose {guest post}

I’m really excited about today’s guest post by the lovely Christina of Sweet Lavender Bake Shoppe. Her blog is absolutely adorable and so much of her bubbly personality comes through it. Click the images below for purchase information for her lovely, sugary creations! Enjoy! “Well hello hello sweet friends of Burnett’s Boards! My name is […]

bazooka joe

Remember Bazooka Joe bubble gum? And the fun, eye patch wearing kid on the comic strips that they came wrapped in? And of course the sugary sweet goodness of those little pink gums, and how you’d end up chewing 10 of them in an hour because the flavor died so fast? I used to love […]

dotty for daisies

Dotty (adj): Amusingly absurd. Crazy. Amiably eccentric. Marked with dots. Darling pink polka dot straws (and all sorts of other fun stuff) available at Hey YoYo. photo credits: balloons, polka dot straws, bride and bridesmaids, pink boots, polka dot bags, daisy cake, pink daisy field, bike.

parisian pinks

“…but for all that, she was still a girl at heart and loved pretty things.” – Shades of Milk and Honey, Mary Robinette Kowal. We all know that pink is for girls and blue is for boys, and I’d always assumed that was ‘nurture’ instead of ‘nature’ – society just made it that way for […]

coral

Pamplemousse = chilled white wine + grapefruit juice + rosemary garnish. Sip and enjoy. Coral clutch sold here. photo credits: painted fabric, coral dress, escort cards, beach chair, bouquet, drink, door, wild and free print, cake, flower.

fuchsia fabulousness

A computer geek’s color guide: Play around with your favorite images to find your perfect palette! photo credits: hot pink disco balls, pink lemonade, fuchsia daisies, rhinestones, cake, camera, invitations, door, watermelon jello, balloons, shoes.

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 […]

pink flamingo

Chevron patterns are taking the wedding world by storm! Just look at that fabulous chevron patterned cake in the inspiration board above. But what exactly is a ‘chevron’ and where did it some from? A chevron is an inverted V shaped pattern that traces its roots back to very early Greek pottery designs (very early […]

blushing bride

A member of the Protea family, Blushing Bride flowers in spring producing papery white bracts, or floral leaves, surrounding feathery tufts of white to pinkish flowers. Flowers are white or pink. ‘Sugar ‘n’ Spice’ is a well-known variety with pink flowers and deep, rose pink colouring on the white bracts. It is thought this plant […]

french chateau

Looking to purchase your own French Chateau? Check out the castles (literally!) here. I’ve got my heart set on this 34 million Euro stunner with an indoor lap pool (a must!) Husband to me: “keep dreaming.” Perfectly elegant and chateau-worthy bridal jewelry available at Bespoken For. In order to avoid going over the top at […]

sequins and party streamers

Don’t be ashamed if you have a love for sequins – they’ve got some awesome history behind them! Evidence exists that gold sequins were being used as decoration on clothing in the Indus Valley as early as 2500BC, during the Kot Diji era. *** This adorable real wedding was featured on 100 Layer Cake, photographed by Ellie Grover, took place at The […]

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, […]

pretty in pink

Wondering what other colors go with pink? Here are some hues that look pretty with pink: photo credits: i love you flower, pink wood, girl in hat, dahlias, single pink flower, color squares, pink drink, pinwheel escort cards, shoes, dress, sorbet.

cherry blossom

Cherry blossoms bloom the world over, but the cherry blossom festival originated in Japan and is something of a national symbol. The transience of the blooms, their quick beauty and sudden death, remind viewers of the ephemerality of nature. During World War II cherry blossoms were often painted on the sides of kamikaze pilots’ planes, […]

pink’s revenge

Needless to say, pink is a little annoyed at yesterday’s post. We just heard this from the color’s spokesperson: “Purple is NOT the new pink. We’re sending paper from our lawyers.” Yikes. Pink is definitely ‘hot’ right now. Looking for some hot pink shoes to peek out from under your layers of bridal white? Look no further […]

prima ballerina

Pierina Legnani (below left) was the first ballerina ever to be titled as Prima ballerina assoluta — with the Prima ballerina Olga Preobrajenskaya (right). They are costumed for the roles of Medora and Gulnare in the scene Le jardin animé from Marius Petipa’s final revival of Le Corsaire for the Imperial Ballet. – St. Petersburg, 1899. I knew my husband (then boyfriend) was a keeper […]