charleston

Several months ago my friend Melanie came back from a trip to Charleston and a day later she had all sorts of cute pictures from her cousin’s wedding up on Facebook and of course I photo creeped all over them because that’s what I do with wedding pictures on Facebook… a little later she emailed […]

gold and peach

Peach and gold is such a lovely color combination – I think I’m obsessed! And it’s pretty new to the scene, so you’re sure to get a lot of ‘ooohs’ and ‘ahhhhs’ when your guests first see your color palette choice. Accessorize this breathtaking look with a pair of peach colored earrings, a stunning (as […]

purple petals

Are you an ultra organized bride? It’s ok, I was too. Consider calming some of your big day anxieties by providing all those in your wedding party with these customizable, downloadable, and printable wedding timelines – available at Print Your Party. *** All of these pictures in this inspiration board were previously featured on Belle: […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

prepster

 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 […]

bumblebee

Bumblebees are social insects, characterized by their black and yellow bands. Their fuzzy bodies and fuzzy legs help them to transport pollen to feed their young, and like their cousins the honeybees, they love to feed on nectar. It’s all kind of sweet, isn’t it? Beautiful gold bee print available here. *** The pictures in […]

art deco

Art deco is an eclectic aesthetic that began in Paris in the 1920s. Art deco represents elegance, glamour, modernity, and functionality. The art deco style had a major resurgance in the 1980s when graphic design went digital and is today a popular wedding style choice. Don’t you just love the artwork by Artful Sharon (my […]

sweet home alabama

Big wheels keep on turning Carry me home to see my kin Singing songs about the Southland I miss Alabama once again… – Sweet Home Alabama, Lynyrd Skynryd And so it went, every time I walked back into my college dorm, my dear friends would be blasting this song (or ‘Sara’ by Starship) once they […]

wet paint

I have a soft spot for artists because my Mum is one. Looking for some art infused bridal party gifts? Or a little something to spoil yourself with? Check out the stunning items at Swarm – handmade in Amsterdam from oil canvases found in Dutch markets, antique stores, and French homes, and crafted into the […]

abbey ever after

I’m bad. While I was looking for inspirational pictures for this board – I ran across some spoiler pictures from the next season! Straight from British tabloids – click at your own risk! Renact your favorite scenes from Downton Abbey with Vulture’s printable paper dolls! Dowager Countess Zingers: “What is a weekend?” Cora: “Things are […]

blue and white china

The technique of cobalt blue decorations seems to have come from the Middle-East in the 9th century through decorative experimentation on white ware. Cobalt blue pigments were excavated from local mines in central Iran from the 9th century, and then were exported as a raw material to China.The blue-and-white technique was fully developed in China with porcelain […]

long island city

Long Island City is the westernmost neighborhood of Queens in New York City. It has the highest concentration of art galleries, studio space, and art institutions of anywhere in the city. Speaking of art, this board is calling to mind a term I read in an art book once: geometric abstraction. I hang my head […]

all that is gold

All that is gold does glitter! I am about to nerd out on y’all in a major way… the original phrase, ‘all that is gold does not glitter,’ is the title of a poem written by J.R.R. Tolkien for The Lord of the Rings. All that is gold does not glitter, Not all those who […]

blackberries and brie

Blue Cheeses ♥ dessert wines, Zinfandels, and Cabernets Brie ♥s Champagnes and sparkling wines Cambozola ♥s Merlots Goat Cheeses ♥ Sancerre and Sauvignon Blancs Montrachet ♥s Bordeauxs and Cabernet Sauvignons Monterey Jack ♥s Cabernet Sauvignons Muenster ♥s Gewürztraminers Parmigiano-Reggiano ♥s Chiantis Pecorino ♥s Amarones, Barolos, and Barbarescos Roquefort ♥s Rhône Valley reds and Sauternes Stilton ♥s Port What’s your perfect pairing? *** This oh so […]