fiesta wedding

Fiesta Wedding

Day 3 of the Global Weddings Week Series brings us a fun and colorful fiesta wedding! The great thing about a fiesta wedding is that you don't have to travel all the way to Mexico - you can bring the celebratory vibe straight to your venue! Key things you'll need: lots of colorful elements (color up your bridesmaids, reception tables, decor, and your bouquet), live music, fantastic Mexican food, a 'foodie' wedding favor, a colorful wedding cake, and of course, … [Continue reading]


Italian Wedding

I couldn't have a global weddings week without a Tuscany wedding! It's a major hot spot for both local Italian weddings and of course, destination weddings. Think: great food, perfect weather, rolling green hills, some of the world's best wines, family, friends, and fun! If you are planning a destination wedding, use this checklist to be sure you don't leave out something important: photo credits: reception table setting, mason jar candle, reception table, … [Continue reading]

double happiness

Chinese Wedding

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 wealth and happiness! photo credits: Oregon sunstone ring, red wedding dress, gilded champagne glass, gold cupcakes, red roses, … [Continue reading]

burgers and beer {guest post}

poolside wedding

Loving the idea of a 'summer fun' poolside wedding with burgers and beer! Use yellows, dusty blues, and browns for a retro mod vibe and of course, rubber duckies as escort cards could steal the show. For a cute DIY project for bridal party gifts, eBay has plenty of scrabble tiles for sale, and gluing them together to make coasters is a piece of cake! Today I've got a super special, oh so perfect guest post for you from John, a dear friend of mine and beer … [Continue reading]

the kiss

Gustav Klimt the Kiss

Yesterday was the 150th birthday of Gustav Klimt. Born on July 14, 1862, Gustav worked with gold leaf in some of his most well-known pieces, such as The Kiss (seen in this wedding inspiration board) and the Portrait of Adele Bloch-Bauer I (below). The golds, rusty reds, and subtle greens in his works are perfection. photo credits: gold wedding cake, pantone's color of the year: tangerine tango, The Kiss, veil headband from Ruche, Grand Hotel Central in Barcelona, … [Continue reading]


Marigold Wedding

Marigold is such an unexpected color - and perfect for weddings! In the process of picking your wedding palette? Here are some tips: Let the location speak to you. Your venue will already have prominent colors so let them dictate your choices and pick shades that compliment what is already there. For instance: a beach wedding would look stunning with natural whites, blues, tans, and nudes. Use the season. Picking season appropriate colors is always a good way to … [Continue reading]

naturally neutral {guest post}

neutral wedding colors

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) items they already had in their possession or family heirlooms that have been passed down for generations.  Grandma’s doilies, lace linens, vintage china sets etc all … [Continue reading]

a quaint afternoon

pink and green rustic wedding inspiration

Quaint (adj) Attractively unusual or old fashioned. Oddly picturesque, interesting in a pleasing and charming way. Skillfully or cleverly made. *** This darling inspiration shoot was originally featured on 100 Layer Cake, photographed by Brandon Chesbro, and took place at Southhall Eden, Tennessee. … [Continue reading]



For those of you out there who are Anthropologie fans you've probably heard about their parent company's bridal line BHLDN (pronounced 'beholden'). The initial line premiered online on Valentines Day in 2011, and I've been a fan ever since. So frankly, it's about time I dedicated a post to this lovely store. All of the items above are available right now via their site (see the photo credits at the bottom of the post) and there was just so much wedding deliciousness … [Continue reading]

the great gatsby (reader request)

The Great Gatsby

Many thanks to my very well-read friend Melanie for requesting this board! I couldn't have asked for a better source of inspiration. The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald is one of my favorite books out there and the new movie preview (seriously can't wait to see this) was chock full of eye candy. I got the colors for this board from the firework scene: If you haven't read the book yet I highly recommend it. couldn't have put it any better: This … [Continue reading]

farm to table (reader request)

Farm to Table Wedding

I was sitting on the plane waiting for them to close the doors in Miami on my way back from Cuba when I got this email from my friend Heather: "My friend Katie just got engaged and I asked her what her first thought is in planning her big day and she told me farm to table. She wants to have it at this local farm in Connecticut where they host farm to table dinners with top chefs in the area. I thought she was going to say a color!" Needless to say I was thrilled … [Continue reading]

jewel tones for the young at heart (reader request)

Jewel toned wedding

Can you believe it? I've got another fan requested board for you today (and two more coming up tomorrow and the day after!) from the lovely Gail of OliverInk (who also wrote a fantastic guest post for us). Gail requested a jewel toned wedding inspiration board for her niece who is getting married and using emerald green, amethyst, royal blue and fuchsia colors as her palette. Normally when I see jewel toned weddings I think 'old.' They can easily looks a little … [Continue reading]

jane eyre

Jane Eyre Wedding Inspiration

This is a fan requested board from Gloria and Vanessa - I hope you both enjoy it! Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte  is one of my favorite novels, and recently one of my favorite movies. Some of the atmosphere from the novel (and movie) that I tried to include are the Yorkshire moors with its lovely purple heather, fire (not going to spoil it here... if you don't know why read it! It's a great book!), and of course the color gray - adds some mood and atmosphere. Plus, … [Continue reading]

florida gators

While searching for pictures for this board I kept running across Florida Gator websites- too funny. If you and your fiance are gators fanatics and planning an orange and blue wedding let me know how you're  combining those colors. I found making this board to be quite difficult. Speaking of colors - Pantone has come out with their fall wedding color predictions... what do you think? I love them all (but not together). In other, completely non wedding related … [Continue reading]

postcards from cuba

Cuban artwork

I've had many requests from friends, family, and twitter to do a post about my trip to Cuba - so here it is! WE LOVED IT. Definitely going back. First off, why did my husband and I decide to go to Cuba? For many reasons - our previously planned honeymoon had to be cancelled for reasons beyond our control and then two years later we finally got around it - Cuba has always been on our 'must' list. How to get to Cuba: If you're not an American citizen you have no … [Continue reading]


Fourth of July Wedding

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. Fireworks are already included ;-). Your wedding colors are practically picked for you. If July 4th falls on a weekday (like this year's), venues are … [Continue reading]