secret garden themed wedding

Who could resist the story of The Secret Garden when they were younger? (or now!) Meghan of Weddings by Willy & Meghan brought this delightful tale to life with a wonderful Secret Garden themed wedding inspiration shoot. The floral design, the dresses, the sweet reception area hidden away in a garden alcove, and the unique […]

sherwood forest

 A Sherwood Forest and Robin Hood themed wedding will always be fun, but I love the idea of cutting out the greens and putting Maid Marian’s twist on things! The key to a romantic Robin Hood themed wedding is to incorporate woodsy and rustic details with a whimsical color palette. The silver spray painted antlers holding […]

the great gatsby wedding inspiration

The lavish details in this Great Gatsby themed wedding inspiration shoot from Flora + Fauna Photography are simply outstanding. Every single image conjures up the opulence of this time period perfectly! There is a lot of sparkle and bling in this shoot so let me break it down for you so you don’t miss anything: […]

hobbit themed wedding

Tolkien fans – hold on to your rings because today’s Hobbit themed wedding inspiration shoot from Kemper Mills Fant Photography has all the trappings of a Shire wedding! I nearly fell out of my office chair when this shoot landed in my inbox. I’m that nerd who is front and center at the movie theatre […]

great gatsby wedding details

The Great Gatsby has been taking the wedding world by storm and it’s easy to see why! This fabulous and luxurious 1920s style is sophisticated and celebratory. Plus, this look can be pulled off just about anywhere! For today’s vendor spotlight I’ve paired two amazing wedding professionals who do Gatsby style right: Love vs. Design […]

jane austen wedding inspiration: part 2

Part two (see part one here) of this stunning Jane Austen styled shoot from Valeria Duque, the fab photographer over at El Ajuar, has arrived! Things to love about this installment: definitely that fabulous drop veil and be sure to check out the second dress. Its simple, clean lines will ‘bewitch you, body and soul!’ Thank you […]

jane austen wedding inspiration: part 1

I’m beyond thrilled to be hosting this amazing two-part (see part 2 here) Jane Austen shoot on its North American tour from the super talented photographer and Colombian wedding blogger at El Ajuar, Valeria Duque! Valeria conceptualized and captured a series of shoots over the course of a single day that included 11 different dresses, two table […]

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 […]

game of thrones themed wedding

A Game of Thrones wedding is a fabulous idea if you’re a fan of the HBO series or the books by George R.R. Martin. But here’s the trick: you don’t have to take your source of inspiration literally! That’s just what inspiration is, it ignites a creative spark and you go from there. For this […]

winnie the pooh

“If you live to be a hundred, I want to live to be a hundred minus one day so I never have to live without you.” – A.A. Milne, Winnie the Pooh This Winnie the Pooh wedding inspiration shoot from Plum Jam Photography is such a treat (and it’s pretty much guaranteed to make you […]

estella and pip (+ styled shoot)

The story of Estella and Pip in Great Expectations is definitely one of my favorites and creating inspiration boards from my favorite books is how this blog got started. The entire story evokes a mysteriously romantic ‘cloudy skies’ sort of mood in me and it has romantic elements that just beg to be incorporated into […]

vintage book themed wedding

Vintage book themed weddings are lovely – but they’re normally done in neutral and brown tones. Why not girlie it up a bit with pastels like in this wedding inspiration board? Pastel colors add an undeniably feminine and romantic vibe to your wedding and would be absolutely perfect for spring. Incorporating vintage books into your […]

out of africa (reader request)

New Zealander Wendy wrote to me and let me know that she is headed off to Kuthaba Safari Lodge in South Africa for her cousin Ashleigh’s wedding – and Wendy is one of the bridesmaids! She wanted these inspiration boards to be a surprise for Ashleigh and Craig – isn’t that the sweetest thing?! Ashleigh […]

the velveteen rabbit

I’m not sure what it was when I thought of one of my favorite childhood books, The Velveteen Rabbit by Margery Williams, but the color ‘light yellow’ immediately sprang to mind. I think it has something to do with the beautiful original illustrations that that book has by William Nicholson or the fact that my […]

les miserables

So normally when you’re picturing your dream wedding, Les Miserables isn’t the first thing that comes to mind. Bear with me though! Despite the somewhat bleak happenings in this fantastic novel by Victor Hugo (and is anyone else going to be first in line with me to see this movie in December?) the overall mood […]

the notebook

I cried and cried when I watched The Notebook (I’ll admit it, I’ve never read it). It’s so romantic! And for a southern wedding, I really can’t think of a sweeter theme to go with. photo credits: bouquet, blueberry waffle cream dessert, dress, white car < from Junebug Weddings, vintage bottle with pansies, chair with quilts, cake, tea cup plates, lace < via Green Wedding Shoes, vintage boat […]