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]


Emerald Wedding

I'm back in Hawaii today - Cuba was fantastic! I'm planning a post about it with some pictures from my trip - as well as some dos and don'ts for those of you thinking about visiting, so check back on Thursday for a 'postcard from Cuba!' And of course a HUGE thank you to everyone who wrote a guest post while I was gone. They were a true hit! I think I'll have to vacation more ;-) In case you missed it - there were 12 posts guest posts that covered such topic … [Continue reading]

desert rose {guest post}

Retro Desert Wedding

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 of those overly complicated girls who dreamt of having a massive over-the-top wedding. That is, until my best friend had a dream that I was getting married and it was … [Continue reading]

pearlized {guest post}

White and Silver Wedding

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 sunny Cuba. So I thought I would share some insight into wedding photography and what to look for when you are searching for a photographer to … [Continue reading]

aqua and yellow {guest post}

Teal and Yellow Wedding

Today's guest post comes to us from the lovely Taina of A Kiss of Color, and she's here to tell us about dessert receptions! (Sounds good to me!) "Many people think that a full meal is needed at a Wedding. Well on today's blog I'm here to tell you that I beg to differ!  When you plan your Wedding day you are planning a day to celebrate the love that you both have for each other, the commitment that you are taking and the new journey that you are about to begin in … [Continue reading]

alice in wonderland {guest post}

Alice in Wonderland Wedding

In today's 'guest posts while I'm in Cuba' series, we have Joanne, the wedding invitation guru of All About Wedding Invitations, here to tell you about planning your wedding on Pinterest. I chose this Alice in Wonderland wedding inspiration board because Pinterest, as Joanne is about to tell you, can be beautiful, magical, awe inspiring, but sometimes a little unnerving. I thought it somehow appropriate ;-) Take is away Joanne! "In the past, brides would drop … [Continue reading]

wintery pinks {guest post}

Gray and Pink Wedding

Today's guest post is the exciting second chapter of aspiring romance novelist Cristina's new book. Miss chapter one? Click here to read it! Chapter 2 Will stared out at the Chicago skyline from the big conference room windows tuning out the chatter of his two coworkers. He was taking a few moments to admire the view before the meeting got started. He had been looking forward to meeting the people behind the proposal that had impressed him the most. Out of all the … [Continue reading]

plum perfect {guest post}

Plum Colored Wedding

Up today in the 'guest posts while I'm in Cuba series' is the amazing aspiring romance novelist (and romance novel guru, and dear friend of mine) Cristina with the first chapter of a book she's working on. Are there wedding bells in Will and Mae's future? Tune in tomorrow for chapter 2! Chapter 1 The last thing Mae needed was for him to walk through that door. She had been perched at her desk in front of several piles of papers that had been all thoroughly tabbed … [Continue reading]

pretty pastels {guest post}

Pastel Wedding

Today's guest post is brought to you by Amanda of AM Photography - and it's a great one! She's got some VERY useful tips and checklists you should go through when choosing the most important component on your wedding day - your photographer! Take it away Amanda! "Wedding photographers are different from other styles of photography in that the wedding day only occurs once, in unpredictable circumstances with inconsistent lighting.  Photographers who take portraits … [Continue reading]

summer brights {guest post}

Coral and Yellow Wedding

Today's 'guest post while I'm in Cuba' comes from the lovely Gail of OliverINK! "Where can wedding inspiration come from? How about food? The colors of a cantaloupe are stunning to say the least - the pale orange of the fruit, the lime-hued rind, the cream and green speckled skin. Gorgeous! This palette is displayed perfectly in this Shangri La inspiration board. Add a little pale yellow for a spring/summer wedding or ruby red if you wish it for a fall … [Continue reading]