a christmas wedding (reader request)

Have you ever gotten an email that just felt friendly? That’s the way I felt when Erin emailed me with a reader request. Erin and Carl are getting married soon (as in right after Christmas) and she emailed me asking for an accent color to her main wedding palette which is shades of gray with […]

winter cranberry

Winter weddings are cozy, fun, and lovely in their own warm and intimate way. Plus it’s a major bonus if you are lucky enough to have snow on your big day! It can be easy, however, to fall into a theme trap with winter weddings because most venues are already all dressed up for the […]

heart shaped sunglasses

Heart shaped sunglasses add a fun retro vibe to your wedding photographs and who can help but smile when you see someone in a pair of them?! You and your groom will literally have ‘love in your eyes.’ I’ve rounded up some of my favorite shots of hearts shaped sunglasses in weddings – enjoy! via […]

maine lobsters

If you’re on the east coast and planning a late summer or fall wedding you can’t go wrong with a Maine lobster and nautical themed wedding. Aside from all the details in the Maine lobster inspiration board, you’ll also want to think about incorporating some of the following ideas into your wedding: short, lacy dress… […]

cranberries and wheat

Labor day has come and gone and fall is upon us! Autumn weddings are cozy, warm, and easily lend themselves to sweet details like hot drinks, cute shoulder wraps, and of course, cranberries and wheat. I’ve rounded up a few more amazing autumn wedding details for you that didn’t quite make into this inspiration board: […]


If you’re a runway watcher or a fashion blog reader then you already know that oxblood is a big color for fall. It was huge in 2011, and it’s going to be huge in 2012. Burgundy, merlot, oxblood, dark red, whatever you call it, it would make for a stunning and sophisticated wedding palette. If […]

cotton candy

My favorite detail in this red and pink wedding inspiration board is the picture of the cotton candy cupcakes. They are absolutely adorable, have a definite whimsical vibe, and they look delicious. If those cupcakes and I were left alone in a room together only one of us would come out alive (and it would […]

poppy red and mint

I love finding inspiration from strange things and the bottles pictured below, that I ran across on Pinterest, sparked this poppy red and mint green wedding inspiration board. It’s perfect for fall and has an usual and fresh vibe to it. I haven’t seen this lovely color combination used in many weddings so snatch it […]


Bibliophile (n) a person, or collector, who has a great love of books. origin: from Greek biblion = book, and philos = loving Are you a fan of literary themed weddings? Well, I’ve got a treat for you today! Blogerina Courtney from She Always Loved Larking had a fabulous post featuring a bridal shower she […]

double happiness

Welcome to Day 1 of the Global Weddings Week Series! Today’s ‘double happiness’ wedding inspiration board is inspired by China and Chinese wedding traditions. Chinese wedding traditions are as complex as China is but one common thread is a red and gold color scheme because red symbolizes good luck and gold (an imperial color) symbolizes […]


There are a of couple pros and cons you should consider when having a July 4th wedding. Good news first: almost everyone (in America) has the day off, so theoretically they should be able to make your wedding. Simple BBQ foods are not only fun, but also less expensive than more traditional wedding catering choices. […]

desert rose {guest post}

Drumroll please…..! Today, our final entry in the ‘guest posts while I’m in Cuba’ comes to us from Lauren, the Calm Bride. And fittingly, after all the excitement over the last week with our lovely submissions, she’s here to tell us how to ‘stay calm and marry on!’ Take it away Lauren! “I was one […]

red hearts {guest post}

Up today on the ‘guest posts while I’m on vacation series‘ is the lovely Lauren of Flat Broke Bride! “Hello Burnett’s Boards Lovers! Flat Broke Bride here! I run a little independent blog about my journey to the altar! Along the way I am sharing with everyone my difficulties and my happinesses, (such as we […]

primary colors

The three primary colors are red, yellow, and blue – why? Because they cannot be created by mixing any other colors. When you mix primary colors together, you’ll get what is called a secondary color like shades of purple, green, and orange. If you mix one primary color with a secondary color, you’ll get a […]

a surprise wedding

This too cute for words real wedding was a surprise wedding! Can you believe it? The bride, Amy Moss (of the ever popular blog Eat, Drink, Chic) and her husband Mark surprised their guests at their engagement party with a wedding. She wore her mother’s 30 year old red flower bridal gown and styled her […]

red ribbons

Cherrytini Ingredients: 12 frozen pitted tart cherries 2 Meyer lemons (or regular lemons if you can’t find them) 3 tablespoons sugar 2 1/2 cups tart cherry juice, chilled 1 1/2 cups vodka (Grey Goose) 2 cups of ice cubes Directions: Thread 3 tart cherries onto each (4-inch) cocktail pick or skewer and keep them in […]