8 artistic bridal styles

The creative women over at Anna Bé bridal boutique in Denver are no strangers to this blog (evidence here). Their inventiveness, business prowess, and styling superpowers are on full display with the launch of their new stylebook, photographed by Adonye Jaja. The shoot shows an artistic combination of fabulous wedding dresses, unique hairstyles, colorful floral design, […]

dior dresses and the impressionist paintings that inspired them

A couple of weeks ago I mentioned a fabulous new book that is now counted among my favorites – Dior Impressions. This exquisite book places Christian Dior garments next to the Impressionist paintings that inspired them and it’s simply amazing to see how the art influenced the fashion. Dior Impressions would make a wonderful gift […]

art deco styled wedding

This stylish Art Deco wedding inspiration shoot from Spark + Tumble Photography is amazing for its authenticity. They shot in one of the great American hubs of Art Deco style – Chicago! From Kelly of Nimble Well – “The Madonna della Strada Chapel, built in 1939, perches on the edge of a lake. The moody […]

artful wedding details

It’s such fun every other Monday to feature our lovely sponsors in this space and it’s with great pleasure that I bring you two truly unique and artful wedding vendors today: Paint Your Event and Uschi and Kay! images via Belle & Blanc First up we have Heidi Schwartz from Paint Your Event. I’ve known […]

from inspiration to reality

This is a partnered post. It’s so rare to see the inspiration behind a finished product and that’s why I’m so pleased to bring you both the sketches and the photographs of the White Collection by Vera Wang for David’s Bridal. The art is beautiful, the gowns are stunning, and there’s a total sense of awe in seeing […]

fairy tale wedding

Fairy tale weddings are the epitome of romance. This particular inspiration board was inspired by the drawings from my favorite children’s book illustrator: Kinuko Y. Craft. Her drawings are pure magic and as a child I carried around her edition of The Twelve Dancing Princesses everywhere I went. I can still picture the exact image […]

olive branch

I’ve been wanting to put together an olive branch themed wedding inspiration board for some time now – it’s just such a classic! Of course I couldn’t help but think of Van Gogh’s The Olive Trees, so I included it in this board. In Italy olive branches (and trees) represent tradition and the world over […]

contemporary art museum wedding (reader request)

Reader requested wedding inspiration boards are often my favorites – I find that with a few guidelines I discover some of the best ideas out there! When Silvia emailed me she knew two things for sure: that she and Timothy were getting married at the Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art (Mass MoCA) because they both […]

frida kahlo inspiration

I’m completely in awe of this magnificent Frida Kahlo wedding inspiration shoot by Alejandra of Imaginale Design and forever in debt to her for sharing these stunning images with us. It’s eclectic, romantic, and I’m loving the bright colors and Latin vibe – it would be so perfect for a brunch wedding! The textured wedding […]

starry night (reader request)

Chelsea and Ryan have not set a date yet but they know what sort of wedding color palette they’d love to have! Ryan’s favorite sports teams’ colors include navy and gray and Chelsea loves Van Gogh’s Starry Night painting so it’s lucky that these two color schemes work perfectly together. Chelsea let me know that […]

pop art

With New Year’s Eve right around the corner I couldn’t resist sharing something as fun and playful as this pop art wedding inspiration board. Pop art is quite simplistic but I love the array of the colors that it involves. For a pop art wedding go overboard with this style. Incorporate fun colors into your […]


For a dramatically indulgent wedding go with a baroque theme. Baroque is a period of artistic style that developed in Europe during the early 1600s that had a flair for the dramatic. Think gold leaf, rich oil paintings of fruits and flowers, decadent homes, velvet drapery, and of course floral arrangements with giant sprays of […]


At first glance this wedding inspiration board might say ‘mardi gras’ to you, but it’s not! It’s inspired by Carnival in Venice – isn’t the turquoise and purple color combination lovely? While working on this and thinking about Venice my mind turned to art. Why? Well, fashion blogger Gary Pepper is featured in this board […]

tender shoots

This wedding inspiration board was inspired by Pantone’s tender shoots, one of the hot new color predictions for spring of 2013. But, it also combines a few more from Pantone’s color report: dusk blue, linen, nectarine, and lemon zest. I adore this fresh color palette – it’s so perfect for a spring wedding! Tender shoots […]


A report from the Food and Drug Administration claims that 45 million Americans have tattoos and that 36% of people between the ages of 25 and 29 have a tattoo. That’s a lot of ink! I thought it was about time we had a post dedicated to inked brides everywhere; the ones who wear their […]

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 […]