pantone color of the year: linen

Next up in our Pantone Color of the Year for 2013 prediction series is linen. Linen is easy on the eyes, warm, effortless, classic, and a perfect color to go with for any season of wedding. Compliment linen tones with nudes, whites, and ivories. For some texture, linen lends itself well to burlap and lace […]

queen anne’s lace

Lace is beautiful, feminine, delicate, and timeless. Combine it with burlap for a little rustic edge. There is one designer out there (who I adore!) that is creating modern yet classic bridal gowns with loads of lacy details. Get your kleenex out to catch the drool after viewing these utterly elegant frocks from Claire Pettibone. […]

seaside cottage

You don’t have to run off to an exotic location to hold a beautiful seaside wedding, any coast will do! Keep it intimate and simple by allowing the natural beauty of your location to shine through. Choose whites, linens, and ivories as your color palette and don’t get too kitschy with your decor, keep the […]

covered in diamonds

You’ve heard the phrase ‘the love is in the details,’ and that couldn’t be more true than with étoile nail polish. This amazing line of polishes has genuine diamond dust in it that compliments the sparkle in your ring perfectly. I’ve whipped up three wedding inspiraiton boards to match étoile’s three hues – aren’t they […]

black and white

Black and white weddings are not only classy affairs, they’re classic affairs. They are sophisticated, high end, and always lavish. If you’re a modern city bride with a love for Chanel, a black and white wedding is perfect for you! photo credits: reception area, hanging white flowers, cocktail, bridesmaids in black and white, black and […]

jamaica (real wedding)

I’m in love with Gabrielle and Chad’s low key and elegant Jamaican wedding, photographed by Weddings by Willy & Meghan. Jamaica has such a fabulous history, I love the filtered photographs and vintage effects on some of these shots! Congratulations to Gabrielle and Chad on your beautiful wedding and many thanks to Meghan for submitting […]

mrs & mrs

Going to a same sex marriage or commitment ceremony soon? Check out these amazing cards: Hallmark’s line:  from Pennychoo Cards: from Etsy: photo credits: brides, sand filled bottles, palm tree, shell, starfish in jars, reception area, centerpiece, honeymoon suite in Greece, modern white wedding cake.


If you’re going to get married somewhere as beautiful as Greece, you’ve just got to schedule a ‘trash the dress’ shoot. Never heard of it before? Well, it takes place the day after your wedding and you literally trash your wedding dress by covering it in paint, rolling around in flowering fields with your fiancé, […]

naturally neutral {guest post}

I am very excited to have Gaby and Mimi from Mimi & Co. on the blog today to talk to us about table decor trends! Take it away ladies! “A Mimi & Co’s favorite that is heavily trending right now is Vintage Rustic themed linens.  In this economy, savvy Brides have started recycling (up cycling) […]

pearlized {guest post}

Today we have Margaret from Straylight Photography with some useful tips for choosing and talking to your wedding photographer. She covers two very important topics (in my opinion) – photo editing and filters. Enjoy! “Hello everyone, Sara has been kind enough to let me do a little guest blog for her while she is away in […]

sophisticated bling {guest post}

Today’s guest post comes from the lovely, and newly married Ashley of Blush Love Wed fame and she’s here to tell us why, despite the current outdoor wedding trend, she happily chose a ballroom wedding. Take it away Ashley! “On my own blog, I haven’t spent a whole lot of time talking about my own […]

fairy tale

This magical bridal inspiration board was curated by Etsy store owner Stacey  (of Sweet Little Sparrow and whose stunning creations are currently featured in The Shop!). Every single one of these beautiful items is available for purchase from Etsy, and be sure to check out Sweet Little Sparrow’s other Treasury inspired wedding inspiration board here! […]


Several months ago my friend Melanie came back from a trip to Charleston and a day later she had all sorts of cute pictures from her cousin’s wedding up on Facebook and of course I photo creeped all over them because that’s what I do with wedding pictures on Facebook… a little later she emailed […]

great expectations

She was dressed in rich materials–satins, and lace and silks — all of white. Her shoes were white. And she had a long white veil dependent from her hair, and she had bridal flowers in her hair, but her hair was white. Some bright jewels sparkled on her neck and on her hands, and some […]

white sands

Tips for beach brides: choose appropriate, tropical wedding attire. Don’t eat spicy foods the day of or the day before (spices make you sweat, which yes, will make you cooler, but our goal here is to avoid sweat), don’t wear heels (try walking in sand with heels on), avoid too much body lotion (it will […]

mirror, mirror

“Mirror, Mirror, on the wall, who is the fairest of them all?” “Queen, you are full fair, ’tis true, but Snow White is fairer than you.” – Snow White, Brothers Grimm *** This utterly romantic real wedding was featured on Style Me Pretty, photographed by Jose Villa, and took place at Haiku Mill on Maui. […]