carrie bradshaw

One of my favorite episode of Sex and the City was when Carrie got stood up for a date by Alexander Petrovsky. Not, obviously, because she got stood up, but because of the stunning Versace dress she was wearing. Honestly, the most tragic part of this episode was that she didn’t get to wear that […]


Mauve is a sweet and utterly romantic color for a wedding. It is a pale, pinkish purple, and is called so after the color of dye obtained from the mallow plant. Who knew?! However it came it us, it’s both romantic and regal at the same time. If you’re finding yourself weak in the knees […]


Purple is such a popular and fabulous color for weddings. It goes great with silver, gold, and black, and isn’t so girlie that your groom will cringe. Purple lighting can also add a lot to the mood and if you’re going to be using this royal color, I say glam it up! photo credits: all […]

plum perfect {guest post}

Up today in the ‘guest posts while I’m in Cuba series‘ is the amazing aspiring romance novelist (and romance novel guru, and dear friend of mine) Cristina with the first chapter of a book she’s working on. Are there wedding bells in Will and Mae’s future? Tune in tomorrow for chapter 2! Chapter 1 The […]

purple petals

Are you an ultra organized bride? It’s ok, I was too. Consider calming some of your big day anxieties by providing all those in your wedding party with these customizable, downloadable, and printable wedding timelines – available at Print Your Party. *** All of these pictures in this inspiration board were previously featured on Belle: […]

the secret garden

The Secret Garden was what Mary called it when she was thinking of it. She liked the name, and she liked still more the feeling that when its beautiful old walls shut her in no one knew where she was. It seemed almost like being shut out of the world in some fairy place. The […]

abbey ever after

I’m bad. While I was looking for inspirational pictures for this board – I ran across some spoiler pictures from the next season! Straight from British tabloids – click at your own risk! Renact your favorite scenes from Downton Abbey with Vulture’s printable paper dolls! Dowager Countess Zingers: “What is a weekend?” Cora: “Things are […]

purple – the new pink?

Get purple by mixing red and blue (or starting a fight, dipping your hands into food coloring, bathing in blackberries, or chewing too much gum in Willy Wonka’s Chocolate Factory). The actual color of ┬áTyrian purple, the original color purple from which the name purple is derived, is the color of a dye extracted from […]

cold comfort farm

Cold Comfort Farm is a fantastic comedic novel by Stella Gibbons that pokes fun at the countless down and out accounts of rural life written during the early 1920s. It is best remembered for a charming little character named Aunt Ada Doom, who insists, on numerous occasions, to having seen “something nasty in the woodshed.” […]

dusty lavender

Lavender is native to the Mediterranean region and is known for it’s calming effects. Lavender colored weddings are extremely popular in the late winter and early spring. photo credits