primary colors

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 tertiary color (confused yet?), and that's when we get colors like blue-green, or yellow-orange. Honestly, this had to be one of the hardest inspiration boards … [Continue reading]

fairy tale

White wedding inspiration for a fairy tale wedding

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! A fairy dust charm necklace would make a sweet gift for your flower girl. photo credits: paper butterflies, … [Continue reading]

floral print

Floral print wedding

It's no secret that ladies love flowers, and floral printed fabrics have been a fashionable item for hundreds of years. Dress designers are adding floral prints all over the place this season, and the Atelier Aimee dress in this inspiration board is especially beautiful. The floral print originates in Asia; throughout history, traders brought fabrics with ornate floral designs to Europe where they sold for very high prices and so floral prints quickly became a … [Continue reading]

minted

Mint colored wedding ideas and inspiration

Mint is a great color to use for your wedding as a mono-color scheme because it's fresh, it's young, and it's fun. If you want to combine other colors with your mint decor choose springtime pastels or crisp whites. That, and I'm loving this vintage mint colored Ericsson telephone! photo credits: dress, circle garlands, cupcake toppers, bow tie, chocolate buttons, mint church, vintage car, wedding cake, heart earrings. … [Continue reading]

charleston

Charleston wedding

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 me a link saying "hey, you should create a wedding inspiration board from Jessica and Bryan's wedding - it's on this site called Style Me Pretty..." Style Me Pretty!?!? I … [Continue reading]

orange you glad to see me?

Orange Wedding Inspiration Board

What can orange do for you? Lets find out. According to several sites I read while scouring for orange wedding details, orange combines the energy of red and the happiness of yellow. It is associated with joy, sunshine, the tropics and represents enthusiasm, fascination, happiness, creativity, determination, attraction, success, and encouragement. I also learned that orange stimulates the brain (perfect for bright-minded brides!), and is a color that is especially … [Continue reading]

bazooka joe

Retro pink wedding inspiration and ideas

Remember Bazooka Joe bubble gum? And the fun, eye patch wearing kid on the comic strips that they came wrapped in? And of course the sugary sweet goodness of those little pink gums, and how you'd end up chewing 10 of them in an hour because the flavor died so fast? I used to love that gum! And that, of course, is the inspiration behind this bubble gum pink board. The detail I'm loving most right now are those pink bubble gum popsicle soaps - aka, the perfect … [Continue reading]

barefoot beach

Costa Rica Wedding

I'm going to be brutally honest here - one of my friends said to me recently, "why don't you have any African American couples on your wedding inspiration boards?"  I blushed. I fiddled with my hands. I didn't know what to say! Such an oversight on my part. It really hadn't crossed my mind but there I was, shame faced and guilty as charged. And that got me thinking... I consume wedding blogs like my favorite white cheddar popcorn. I eat them up, everyday, all day … [Continue reading]

gold and peach

Peach and gold wedding

Peach and gold is such a lovely color combination - I think I'm obsessed! And it's pretty new to the scene, so you're sure to get a lot of 'ooohs' and 'ahhhhs' when your guests first see your color palette choice. Accessorize this breathtaking look with a pair of peach colored earrings, a stunning (as seen in Vogue) clutch, a delicate hairpin, and a perfect bridesmaid gift would be a beautiful peach colored crystal ring from Amanda Pearl. And don't forget! Burnett's … [Continue reading]

boho bali

Bohemian wedding in Bali

Can't quite make the flight? Why not bring the Balinese style to you? It's not as hard as it may seem. First, for your venue, find a private estate with a pool or a hotel with a pool and surround the pool with low lying lanterns. If there are any water fountains place plumeria flowers on the surface, and toss some in the pool and along the aisle as well. Paper lanterns and Balinese style umbrellas are readily available for purchase over the internet and add a nice … [Continue reading]

blueberry tart

Blue wedding ideas and inspiration

Nothing screams summer to me like mangoes dripping from the trees around here, but if I were to live on the mainland United States, it would be blueberries. And there are few other words in the English language that I love so much as 'tart.' It has so many (sometimes naughty) connotations. So here, for you, on this lovely Sunday, is a blueberry tart recipe and some fabulous ways to incorporate the world's most popular and most liked color into your wedding … [Continue reading]

a surprise wedding

pulling off 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 backyard wedding with rustic and vintage elements. To keep a fun 'picnic vibe' they chose outdoor friendly foods and served it all buffet style. Here's an exert from … [Continue reading]

grey chalk

Grey colored wedding inspiration and ideas

Customized chalk lettering is all the rage for weddings right now. Incorporate chalk lettering into your wedding invitations, wedding portraits, engagement shoot, signage and decor, and (I love this idea) have guests sign their names and leave you a sweet note in chalk! photo credits: napkins and chalk place setting, succulent boutonnieres, barn wedding reception, bridal gown, lemonade bottles, wedding cake, cubby holes. … [Continue reading]

make lemonade

Bright yellow wedding ideas and decor.

The original proverb: “If life deals you lemons made lemonade.” The man who popularized it: “When fate hands us a lemon, let's try to make a lemonade.”-Dale Carnegie A more modern takes on it: "I believe that if life gives you lemons, you should make lemonade... and try to find somebody whose life has given them vodka, and have a party." - Ron White ♡ All of the amazing items on this wedding inspiration board were curated by Etsy store owner and current Shop … [Continue reading]

portsmouth, new hampshire

Blue and pink wedding

Darling custom cocktail napkins for you reception - find the best of the best of them at For Your Party! *** This real wedding was featured on Martha Stewart Weddings and photographed by Rodeo and Co Photography. photo credits  … [Continue reading]

dotty for daisies

Polka dot and daisies wedding

Dotty (adj): Amusingly absurd. Crazy. Amiably eccentric. Marked with dots. Darling pink polka dot straws (and all sorts of other fun stuff) available at Hey YoYo. photo credits: balloons, polka dot straws, bride and bridesmaids, pink boots, polka dot bags, daisy cake, pink daisy field, bike. … [Continue reading]