sea glass (reader request)

This sea glass wedding inspiration board was created for Kawehi and Michael who are getting married here in Hawaii. These two love birds are tying the knot in gorgeous Hana on Maui where they will have a beach ceremony and their reception will be held in a traditional thatched Hawaiian hale. Kawehi wrote and said […]

breezy beachy coral

I’m loving the slightly retro California beach house vibe of this breezy coral wedding inspiration board. Light blue, mint, green, and gold are the perfect compliments to this super popular wedding color. There are two details in this inspiration board that are outstanding: one is the ceramic coral-colored ring… yep, that’s ring not a bowl, […]

rhubarb beach

When you decide to get married somewhere that is naturally gorgeous it is always a good idea to let the colors of the surroundings dictate the palette of your wedding. Garish, clashing hues just won’t do. This neutral beach themed wedding inspiration board is just the ticket. The gorgeous flowers (and especially those poppies!) pull […]

trendy beach reception ideas

Prepare yourself for gorgeous. This modern (yet retro) sophisticated pop art inspired beach wedding reception styled shoot is all that and more. It’s perfect for the California girl at heart who wants something more than surfboards and sand at her beach wedding. What I’m loving most about this shoot, styled by Alchemy Events & Invitations […]

tiki themed wedding

Living in Hawaii I certainly see my fair share of tiki themed parties, restaurants, bars, and weddings, but despite seeing it all over the place I can’t get enough of it. A tiki themed wedding is fun, laid-back, vibrant, and if you do it right (like in this wedding inspiration board) it can also have […]


If there is one thing (aside from rainbows) that we get a lot of out here in Hawaii it’s beautiful, jaw-dropping sunsets. The colors of a recent sunset that I watched off of my lanai the other evening (and sadly failed to photograph) inspired this wedding inspiration board. The warm pinks, peaches, and soft yellows […]

palm beach chic

Palm Beach is known for combining a sophisticated glamour with a chic laid-back style and what’s not to love about that? To get this look and vibe combine the coral, aqua,and fresh green colors in this wedding inspiration board with clean crisp whites and natural textures and tones. Mix offbeat tablescape elements like grasses, corals, […]


One of my favorite details in this orange and aqua inspiration board is the picture of Rovinj in Croatia. Most couples, when they think of destination wedding in Europe, imagine themselves in popular spots like Italy or France but off-beat locations can make for an even more memorable and exciting time. Croatia is a wonderful […]

seaside cottage

You don’t have to run off to an exotic location to hold a beautiful seaside wedding, any coast will do! Keep it intimate and simple by allowing the natural beauty of your location to shine through. Choose whites, linens, and ivories as your color palette and don’t get too kitschy with your decor, keep the […]

maine lobsters

If you’re on the east coast and planning a late summer or fall wedding you can’t go wrong with a Maine lobster and nautical themed wedding. Aside from all the details in the Maine lobster inspiration board, you’ll also want to think about incorporating some of the following ideas into your wedding: short, lacy dress… […]

bird of paradise

If you follow Burnett’s Boards on twitter then you’ve probably seen many tweets that involve the words ‘aloha’ and ‘y’all’ in the same 140 characters. That’s not a coincidence. I am a Texas girl living in Hawaii! I fly to Houston a couple times a year to visit my parents and I always fly into […]

sea urchin

Does anyone else do their best thinking while working out? I know I do, and  the other day while swimming laps I had this little epiphany, what about a ‘Facebook Fan Friday’ wedding inspiration board?  So I posted a poll on Burnett’s Boards Facebook page asking what concept you would like to see turned into […]

lily pulitzer

A week or so ago, two of my favorite bridal blogs featured Lily Pulitzer posts on the same day! I wanted to make it a threesome with this inspiration board and join in the fun. Lily Pulitzer’s bright and colorful prints are perfect for beach and destination weddings, and they still have that socialite, sorority […]

sail away (+ guest post)

I’ve always dreamed of living on a sailboat. That way I can just pull the anchor up and go wherever I want. Realistically though,that’s probably never going to happen. The next best thing if you’ve got similar dreams is to be married on a sailboat! Please welcome Nitin of ArtQuest Flowers – he’s here to […]

jamaica (real wedding)

I’m in love with Gabrielle and Chad’s low key and elegant Jamaican wedding, photographed by Weddings by Willy & Meghan. Jamaica has such a fabulous history, I love the filtered photographs and vintage effects on some of these shots! Congratulations to Gabrielle and Chad on your beautiful wedding and many thanks to Meghan for submitting […]

mrs & mrs

Going to a same sex marriage or commitment ceremony soon? Check out these amazing cards: Hallmark’s line:  from Pennychoo Cards: from Etsy: photo credits: brides, sand filled bottles, palm tree, shell, starfish in jars, reception area, centerpiece, honeymoon suite in Greece, modern white wedding cake.