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, covered. In a large mixing bowl combine tapioca, salt, sugar, cherries and extracts. Let stand 15 minutes. Turn out into … [Continue reading]

the remains of the day

A wedding inspired by The Remains of the Day

Ask and you shall receive! This board was requested from Burnett's Boards Facebook fan Gloria (who also left some very excellent ideas for wedding inspiration boards here) - and so Gloria - here it is! I hope you like it. The Remains of the Day by Kazuo Ishiguro is a heartbreakingly romantic book (and movie) that tells the story of Stevens, an English butler who has dedicated his life to the service of Lord Darlington. The novel begins with Stevens receiving a … [Continue reading]

coral

Pamplemousse = chilled white wine + grapefruit juice + rosemary garnish. Sip and enjoy. Coral clutch sold here. photo credits: painted fabric, coral dress, escort cards, beach chair, bouquet, drink, door, wild and free print, cake, flower. … [Continue reading]

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. photo credits … [Continue reading]

arabian nights

The traditional Moroccan wedding blanket, or handira, is created in Morocaan Berber villages by the family of the bride, contain hand sewn sequins, and are made of wool. Brides would then wear the blanket as a cape to keep warm on the journey to their husband's household. Today, handiras are used in decor (Jonathan Adler uses them all the time!), and the sparkle adds just enough glitz to luxurious interiors. Purchase yours here! And wondering how that stunning … [Continue reading]

fuchsia fabulousness

A computer geek's color guide: Play around with your favorite images to find your perfect palette! photo credits: hot pink disco balls, pink lemonade, fuchsia daisies, rhinestones, cake, camera, invitations, door, watermelon jello, balloons, shoes. … [Continue reading]

sepia

Sepia: noun A reddish-brown color associated with monochrome photographs of the 19th and early 20th centuries. A brown pigment prepared from a black fluid from cuttlefish used in monochrome drawings and in watercolors. A drawing done with this pigment. Burlap is the perfect addition to any rustic barn wedding. Burlap has a definite odor when you first purchase it so before using it on your big day you'll want to get the smell out. Whatever you do, don't put it … [Continue reading]

aloha

Have you checked out the amazing website Modern Weddings Hawaii yet? It's the definitive guide for the Hawaii bride, and there is a whole lot to love over there. All the beautiful pictures in this inspiration board are from Modern Weddings Hawaii... makes you want to come visit us doesn't it? Destination weddings usually end up being cheaper than other types of weddings - surprised? Well for one thing, fewer people come (and typically, it's only the ones you really … [Continue reading]

espresso

Brown coffee wedding

How to order an espresso and not sound stupid: *** This inspiration shoot was featured on The Wedding Chicks, styled by Blossom Events, and photographed beautifully by Paul Nelson Images. photo credits: inspiration board pictures, espresso cups. … [Continue reading]

cowboy culture

Cowboy dictionary: Badman: also known as an outlaw or desperado. Bandana: a humble piece of cloth. Paisly-print red fabric is more functional than just as a wardrobe accessory. Bandoleer: a belt fitted with loops for carrying cartridges. If you're a soldier, wear it across your chest. Bars: toothless gap between the horse's teeth where you put the bit. Bell-horse: lead horse with a bell around it's neck in order for the wrangler to locate the herd. Branch: one … [Continue reading]

pink peppermints

Pink Peppermint Bridal Shower invitations available here! And don't forget to print the handy-dandy bridal shower checklist below! But before you do that... have you ever wondered where the tradition of a bridal shower came from? Its roots lie in old dowry practices. In western cultures if a poor woman was to be married and didn't have a dowry, or if her father refused her her dowry because he didn't approve of the man she would marry, her friends and female … [Continue reading]

treehouse

Green and brown treehouse wedding

Guest books and trees go hand in hand. Japanese custom dictates that guests tie their written sentiments to tree branches with ribbons. You could also have guests write their well wishes on paper doves (symbolic of love, happiness, and harmony), or leave their finger print on a DIY guest registry tree. Whimsical and enchanting hair pins from Sweet Little Sparrow - perfect for weddings, or pretty much anytime you want to take a bit of the flowering forest floor … [Continue reading]

meant to bee

Honey themed wedding

Cinnamon Honey Salad Croutons  2 Tablespoons butter, melted 2 Tablespoons honey 2 cups cubed cinnamon-raisin bread, crust removed Combine melted butter and honey; mix well. Combine with cinnamon-raisin bread; toss until cubes are coated. Spread out on baking sheet and bake at 275°F 15 to 20 minutes or until crisp and lightly toasted. Honey Blossom Cocktail  1 oz. rum 5 oz. orange juice 1 oz. Honey Simple Syrup (honey and water) Mix 4 parts … [Continue reading]

prepster

Green, yellow, and black preppy wedding

 Definition of a prepster: Really a chimera of two existing groups, the prepster is someone most likely raised in the suburbs and very preppy, that moves to a very hipster centered city (Brooklyn, Portland, Austin), and due to scene exposure adopts certain hipster trends whilst retaining the preppy spirit. Specific examples are skinny jeans with boat shoes, or skinny Nantucket red jeans, cardigans, and keds (although arguably of preppy origin, now adopted … [Continue reading]

the ugly ducking

Whimsical white wedding

It would be very sad, were I to relate all the misery and privations which the poor little duckling endured during the hard winter; but when it had passed, he found himself lying one morning in a moor, amongst the rushes. He felt the warm sun shining, and heard the lark singing, and saw that all around was beautiful spring. Then the young bird felt that his wings were strong, as he flapped them against his sides, and rose high into the air. They bore him onwards, … [Continue reading]

pink flamingo

pink and blue wedding ideas and a super cute pink flamingos

Chevron patterns are taking the wedding world by storm! Just look at that fabulous chevron patterned cake in the inspiration board above. But what exactly is a 'chevron' and where did it some from? A chevron is an inverted V shaped pattern that traces its roots back to very early Greek pottery designs (very early as in 1800 BC). The city-state of Sparta used the Greek letter lambda (Λ) on it's shields and other insignia. In later history the chevron pattern was used … [Continue reading]