midsummer night’s elopement inspiration

I just can’t get enough of today’s whimsical elopement style shoot from Bit of Ivory Photography and Bouquets & Blooms! It harkens back to its source of inspiration (Midsummer’s Nights Dream) by being shot in the UK and of course by being filled with fun and whimsy! From Bit of Ivory Photography – “Inspired by the […]

modern retro rock and roll stylized shoot

With a studded bouquet, vintage vinyl records used as charger plates and centerpiece vases made from vintage cassette tapes, today’s rock and roll style wedding inspiration shoot from Bit of Ivory Photography puts on a modern twist on a retro classic! From Chelsea LaVere of Bit of Ivory Photography – “With deep burgundy wild reds […]

honeymoon in saint lucia

Nestled against the iconic Pitons of Saint Lucia, Sugar Beach is an absolute gem of a resort. The luxury sugar mill rooms, villas, and beachfront bungalows are some of the most beautiful rooms I’ve ever had the pleasure to see and stay in. Chelsea of Bit of Ivory Photography pulled together an incredible honeymoon inspiration […]

honeymoon and wedding activities in saint lucia

You’ve already read about the Love Elevated Wedding Symposium and saw a fabulous, editorial destination wedding in Saint Lucia – but what all is there to do on this island? A lot. Trust me. Saint Lucia has epic beaches for days, watersports, snorkeling, diving, sailing, a volcano (yes!), botanical gardens, and so much more. However, […]

destination wedding in saint lucia

There are a million and one reasons to have a destination wedding on the Caribbean island of Saint Lucia – the ocean is spectacular, the sunsets are epic, it’s utterly romantic and totally extraordinary. The resorts are beyond gorgeous and while Chelsea of Bit of Ivory Photography and I were there on our recent press trip […]

love elevated – saint lucia wedding symposium

Those of you who follow me on Instagram will already know this but I recently went on a press trip to the Caribbean island of Saint Lucia for the Love Elevated Wedding Symposium and had an absolute blast! That whole island is SO easy to love… I left worrying about whether Hawaii might realize that my heart […]

scenes from bridal market

Living so far from NYC means that I haven’t yet had the chance to attend Bridal Market (next year… promise!) but I’ve always been super lucky in having a set of eyes there each year and this year Chelsea of Bit of Ivory Photography was sweet enough to send some images from a few of […]

disney’s maleficent-inspired wedding

I don’t know about you but I’m super excited to see Disney’s new live action feature Maleficent! Today’s wedding inspiration shoot from Palette of Petals and Bit of Ivory Photography takes this eerily beautiful story and transforms it into a hauntingly gorgeous wedding. Weird has never looked so good! From Chelsea at Bit of Ivory […]

sweet instagram tips

Partnered Post When I started blogging I went from 0 to 100 in terms of social media within a week. Prior to that I was only using Facebook. Now I’m on pretty much all of them – as bloggers should be! The last platform for me to hop on was Instagram, but it has rapidly turned […]

los cabos destination weddings and honeymoons (part 2)

One of the awesome things about this press trip to Los Cabos, Mexico that I went on with Chelsea of Bit of Ivory Photography was that we visited two resorts and they were both very different. Catch up on part 1 (with the Westin) here, and stick around now for part two covering the Sheraton […]

los cabos destination weddings and honeymoons (part 1)

I’m so excited to share my Los Cabos adventures with you here today! I was beyond blessed and totally thrilled to have been invited on a press trip (along with several other wonderful wedding bloggers) to check out and review the Westin Resort and Spa Los Cabos and the Sheraton Hacienda del Mar Golf & Spa […]

ku’u lei: behind the scenes + giveaway!

I’ve always loved behind-the-scenes features. It lifts the veil on the magic that happens at styled shoots and shows some of the amazing creativity from the wedding pros involved. When Chelsea of Bit of Ivory Photography and Orchestrated Stylized Shoots and I dreamed up this shoot in Hawaii – I really had no idea what […]

ku’u lei: colorful and tropical bridal session

With the Ku’u Lei inspiration shoot series we visited the city first, then the mountains, and so of course we had to round it out with a trip to one of Hawaii’s famed beaches. Despite the gray skies and rain, today’s tropical bridal session inspiration shoot (conceptualized and shot by Chelsea of Bit of Ivory […]

ku’u lei: island chic engagement inspiration

Highlighting Oahu’s beautiful and lush Ko’olau Mountain Range was a must for the second inspiration shoot in the Ku’u Lei series. Conceptualized and photographed by Chelsea of Bit of Ivory Photography and Orchestrated Stylized Shoots, it’s a lightly stylized love session with two of my dear friends – Jose and Nick – modeling for it! […]

ku’u lei: vintage inspired wedding in hawaii

After almost a year in the making the Ku’u Lei (My Beloved) Shoots are finally here! Conceptualized, styled, and photographed by Chelsea of Bit of Ivory Photography and Orchestrated Stylized Shoots, today’s wedding inspiration editorial melds Downton Abbey glamour with the Hawaiian Islands to create a flawless vintage tropics look. To bring our vision to […]

lavender wedding inspiration

Ladies, you are going to love this lavender inspiration shoot from Chelsea of Bit of Ivory Photography! It’s a little English garden mixed with a little American rustic, and it’s all oh-so-perfect. From Chelsea: “Since going to England I have been utterly obsessed with lavender, especially after trying to get myself to a real English […]