Monday, November 30, 2009

{#22} autumn olive and peach

i love this rustic outdoor autumn wedding. the rich moss green with the peachy orange feels warm and intimate. i love the subtle touches of whimsy like the pheasant plates and the vintage straws.

colors: moss green, brown and peachy orange

peach hair flower {meg perotti} placesetting {elle decor} buffet {instyle weddings} stacked plates {country living}

mini candied apples {martha stewart weddings} bride with piano {anthropologie} ribbon alter {oh happy day} bride {martha stewart weddings}

velvet ribbon and flowers {a field journal} peach-orange bridesmaid dress {meg perotti} floral arrangement on chair {saipua} bloom accessory {emersonmade} peach straws {oh happy day} autumn bouquet {brides}

Friday, November 27, 2009

{#21} black friday inspiration board

good morning... i'm off today to do some bargain shopping for the upcoming holiday season. hope you enjoy this inspiration board that has a winter holiday feel without any sign of the big guy in the red suit.

colors: black and white polka dots, apple green

blackberries {rebecca thuss} green curtains {brides} favor display {martha stewart weddings} marry me ring box {rebecca thuss}

apple cocktail {the knot} love alter {martha stewart weddings} green bouquet {style guide} couple leaning on vintage car {carl zoch}

couple walking photo {leigh miller} green apple topiary {frolic} cupcake stand {rebecca thuss} polka dot bowtie and pocket square {marie labbancz}

Thursday, November 26, 2009

thanksgiving dessert buffet

thanksgiving is one of my favorite holidays...the gathering of friends and family, the turkey and the excuse to wear elastic-waist pants.  i found this amazing thanksgiving dessert buffet from {amy atlas}. i cannot stress how much i love her ideas- the corn husk cookies and pilgrim hat cupcakes are my favorites.

{happy thanksgiving}

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

{diy} food packaging

download free doily clip art from {martha stewart}
available in three colors red, blue and green.

download free template for these cookie gift sleeve labels from {martha stewart}
labels for a variety of celebrations:
New Year's Eve, Valentine's Day, Halloween, graduations, birthdays, and more.

Monday, November 23, 2009

{#20} cranberry nutmeg inspiration board

since thanksgiving is a few days away i wanted to choose elements that is a big part of thanksgiving dinner at my house and thats delicious cranberry sauce. cranberries are very vertisle to incorporate in your wedding. use them as guest favors and fill clear glass vases with these tart treats. the rich red color works well with warm browns and oatmeal colors.

colors: ruby cranberries, brown nutmeg, oatmeal

bride and groom chairs {martha stewart weddings} porch couple {travis hoehne} bridesmaids wearing cowboy boots {brides}

cranberry pail favors {brides} chapel sign {tanja lippert} plaid dress photo

red bouquet {tanja lippert} red rain boots {brides} cranberry vase arrangement {country living} walking couple {brides}

Friday, November 20, 2009

{#19} autumn and wheat inspiration board

i love autumn. it's my favorite season and i wanted to create a wedding board that evokes a feeling of comfort and ease. dried wheat is wonderful to incorporate in your bouquet, centerpiece and boutonnieres and paired with soft peach dahlias make this wedding perfect for fall. 

colors: wheat, peach and warm cream

short wedding dress {utterly engaged} floral arrangement on chair {saipua} just married parasol photo {elizabeth messina} bookshelf photo {matthew mead} wheat bundle bouquet {the knot}

champagne bottles on ice {brides} wheat boutonniere {instyle weddings} vintage car photo {jose villa}

kissing couple and bread {elizabeth messina} buffet table {instyle weddings}

Thursday, November 19, 2009

{diy} new moon printables

visit {hostess blog} for these free downloadable movie quotes from new moon {the twilight sage}

{showers & parties} new moon / breaking dawn party

i found this amazing bachelorette party at {hostess with the mostess blog} and since new moon will premire tonight at midnight (and yes i will be there) i thought it was more than appropiate. love all the details and they even had a full size cutout of edward cullen. it looks like a fun party. good job ladies!!

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

{diy} for your books

so in love with these bookplates from {dahlia press} via {love obsess inspire}. just print these pretties and attach to your favorite novels.

{print a bunch and tie a bundle with raffia, makes great wedding favors}

having a book party? visit {wedding style guide} for free gift labels and invitations for your next event.

Monday, November 16, 2009

{#18} pom and pear inspiration board

so here is another fall inspired wedding board full of taste pomegranates and pears. enjoy!

colors: pomegranate red, yellow pear

red bridesmaid dress photo {kate powers} pitcher arrangement with pear photo {kathryn kleinman} pomegranate wedding cake {martha stewart weddings} couple exit photo {birdsong photography}

pear tablescape {southern living} pear place setting {country living} gold and cream bridesmaid dresses {martha stewart weddings}

autumn bouquet {instyle weddings} fabric boutonniere and pomegranate seating cards {martha stewart weddings} chandelier {brides}

{#17} autumn and caramel inspiration board

this rustic autumn wedding is simple and casual. having few but specific accents for this country wedding is the key to its simplicity. the curtains in the barn or the single pumpkin sitting on the chair are great examples for a simple backyard autumn wedding.

colors: caramel, brown

mailbox and s'mores {brides} caramel apples {martha stewart weddings} bride with caramel ruffle sweater {rachel thurston}

rustic tablesetting {the knot} bride photo {tec petaja} ivory bloom {emersonmade} calligraphy {maybelle}

dessert table {martha stewart weddings} autumn urn {eddie ross} horseshoe place cards {brides} door decor {martha stewart weddings} pumpkin on chair {country living} barn {brides}

Friday, November 13, 2009

{#16} red autumn inspiration board

for this wedding inspiration board i wanted to pair up rusty red-orange with cool blues.  i love how the colors feel like the transistion of autumn to winter.

colors: red-orange, cool blue and ecru

red bouquet {studio diana} burnt orange bouquet, cake and centerpiece {martha stewart weddings}  shoes {geoff white}
wedding gown {martha stewart weddings} wedding aisle {instyle weddings} candy buffet {the knot}
vintage car with couple {erin heart court} wax seal {chein boutwell} boxes {martha stewart}

Thursday, November 12, 2009

{style} pocket squares

i wanted to show some love for the grooms today.  a great alternative for boutonnieres are pocket squares.  they can easily match your color scheme with solid colors or graphic patterns.  if you really want to dress your man up pair up the pocket square with the boutonniere for a well accessorized groom.

{pocket aquare how-to}
start with a handkerchief that is 15 inches square.
for best results, iron it just before folding.

1. lay the square flat on your work surface with the right side down. Fold the square in half by bringing the top point down to meet the bottom point; you'll end up with a triangle.
2. fold the left point of the triangle down so it meets the bottom point.
3. fold the right side down in the same manner.
4. fold the left point of the diamond shape over so that the point touches the middle of the folded fabric.
5. fold the right point over to the middle in the same way.
6. fld the bottom point up to cover the other points by about an inch, hold in place so it doesn't unfold, and carefully tuck the folded handkerchief into the left-side jacket pocket so that about 3 inches are exposed.

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Monday, November 9, 2009

{#15} peacock and persimmon inspiration board

autumn produce is not all pumpkins and squashes but also persimmons. so i created this peacock and persimmon inspiration board to celebrate this overlooked heart-shapped fruit. a simple glass bowl filled with persimmons make a simple and elegant centerpiece but if you want to add a little drama to your event create this arch of peacock feathers and oranges.

colors: peacock blue, orange persimmons

appetizer shots {brides} persimmon in glass bowl and shoes photo {jose villa}

peacock wedding cake {brides} peacock hair accessory {twigs and honey} orange calla lily bouquet {the knot}

jewelry box from {martha stewart} bridesmaid dress {jenny yoo} orange bow dress {coco + kelley} orange and blue peacock entrance photo {veranda}

Friday, November 6, 2009

{#14} home run inspiration board

so now that the world series is over and the new york yankees won. i wanted to create a vintage baseball wedding to celebrate their win.  baseball is as american as apple pie and for this board i wanted to keep the colors pretty muted in cream, blue and add pops of red.  i love the white trophy for unique centerpieces and a great alternative to candy buffets are these charming candy trays filled with popcorn, baseball cookies and candy.

bride sipping coke photo {style me pretty} white trophy arrangement {design sponge} wedding couple on base {rob & lauren photographers} vintage red car {leo patrone} red soda bottles {wedding style guide}

baseball vendor tray {rebecca thuss} young boy photo {southern weddings} red bridal bouquet {tanja lippert photography}

Thursday, November 5, 2009

{trends} candy trays

i love the idea of taking the vintage vendor trays as seen in {#9} marigold and chocolate and filling them with snacks for your guests. it's a great alternative to the popular buffets seen in today's weddings.
 this can also be a easy diy project. just purchase a tray{s} and loop ribbon on the side handles and voilĂ .

{snacks for vendor trays}
assortment of dried fruit and nuts {free downloadable labels from wedding style guide}
cotton candy

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

{style} suspenders

today's wedding are becoming more and more casual. check out these grooms and groomsmen wearing suspenders. i just love them!!

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

{diy} cupcake flags

michelle from {little paper dog} is generous to offer a free downloadable cupcake flags for your next event. don't forget to visit her {etsy shop} for some adorable art and printables.

Monday, November 2, 2009

{#13} checkmate inspiration board

today's inspiration board came from the beautiful couple photo with the large chess pieces by sweet monday. the black and white checkered floor with the pop of orange give it a modern spin.  use chess pieces for as place card holders and keep it very modern and minimal.

colors: black ink, white, orange

couple photo {sweet monday} orange shoes and boutonniere {the knot} dress {j. crew}
cufflinks {augie chang} orange calla lillies bouquet {the knot} orange bow dress {cocco + kelley}
ring on chess piece {mulberry photo} bouquet {bret cole} cake {the knot} orange dress {anna wolf}
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