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

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 […]

americana

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 […]

edamame

Edamame Soup: 1 teaspoon olive oil 1 medium onion, finely chopped 1 potato, peeled and cut into small cubes, 750 g (1 1/2 lb) frozen edamame beans, defrosted 1 quart (1.2 litres or 2 pints) vegetable stock 2 tablespoons creme fraiche salt and freshly ground pepper In a pan, saute the onion and potato in […]

summer cherry

Cherry Pie: 1 recipe pastry for a 9 inch double crust pie 4 tablespoons quick-cooking tapioca 1/8 teaspoon salt 1 cup white sugar 4 cups pitted cherries 1/4 teaspoon almond extract 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract 1 1/2 tablespoons butter Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (205 degrees C). Place bottom crust in piepan. Set top crust aside, […]

the black tulip

The Black Tulip is one of my favorite books by Alexandre Dumas. Action, adventure, intrigue, romance, and tulips!?! Tell me more!  The city of Haarlem, Netherlands has set a prize of 100,000 guilders (a lot of money back then!) to the person who can grow a black tulip, sparking competition between the country’s best gardeners to win the […]

apples

Where to find apples: on trees, orchards, teachers desks, grocery stores, in pies, and in tarts. On computers, iphones, ipods, and ipads. Gwyneth Paltrow’s daughter’s birth certificate. Bad apples: the one Snow White ate and the one Eve ate. Use apples to: compare to oranges, compute, discover gravity, eat, bob for on Halloween, and keep […]

california dreaming

“All the leaves are brown and the sky is gray I’ve been for a walk on a winter’s day I’d be safe and warm if I was in L.A. California dreamin’ on such a winter’s day.” – California Dreaming, The Beach Boys *** This inspiration shoot was featured on Snippet & Ink, styled by Platinum […]

water for elephants

Water for Elephants the book, or Water for Elephants the movie… book or movie…to book or to movie. That is the question.  Either way, retro railroad cars are completely awesome. Blue Tulip Design has loads of ‘old timey’ stationary and custom designs, perfect for any type of ‘old spice’ wedding. I just bought some thank you […]

coca-cola classic

Coca-Cola was first sold in 1886, has been a registered company in the United States since 1944, and today this carbonated soft drink is sold in over 200 countries. It was originally sold as a patent medicine for 5 cents (a patent medicine is one of questionable effectiveness) due to the belief at the time […]