Friday, January 29, 2010

{diy} valentine lyrics cards


yes!!! it's friday and i normally don't post multiples but i can't help myself today.
check out these clever and {free} valentine's day cards from hilary @ {lovely and gracious} that features popular song lyrics from taylor swift, jason mraz, lady gaga, black eye peas and jay sean.  
p.s. don't forget to check out her etsy shop.

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{diy} valentine garland


i came across this sweet and {free} valentine's day garland from {whisker graphics}. wouldn't it look amazing with {my country valentine} inspiration board. 

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{#48} my country valentine inspiration board

{season} valentine's day
{colors} vintage white, rose water, twine
{description}  this is my kind of valentine inspired wedding. it's both romantic and casual and i'm simply in love with twine.  i've kept the board pretty pale with the soft whites and cream with sweet rosey pink accents.
{photos} tiered wedding dress {j. crew} flower girl dresses {martha stewart weddings} twine wrapped invitations {kiss the groom} white tablescape {martha stewart weddings} twine wrapped menu {sunday suppers} twine wrapped utencils {napa style} rustic house {this lovely city} ivory, pink and twine, ribbon and buttons {cafe cartolina} heart sugar cubes {cox & cox} doily basket {country living} valentine macarons {tartelette} tea for two dress {sarah seven} pink stiched letters {martha stewart weddings} centerpiece {steve steinhardt}

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Thursday, January 28, 2010

{trends} pinwheels

there is something about this classic toys that makes me feel like a kid again. they are popping up all over weddings. i found a tutorial from {martha stewart} and you can find it here.

couple engagement photo {cheyenne shultze photography}
pinwheel excorts {brides}
pinwheel centerpieces {bhg}

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Wednesday, January 27, 2010

{#47} leather and cotton inspiration board


{colors} brown leather, white cotton
{description} i paired two totally different materials together for today's inspiration board and i'm in love. the smooth leather with the soft cotton create a rustic and country inspired wedding.
{photos} french toast sticks with cotton candy {brides} sitting pretty {kiss the groom} cotton ball boutonniers {bella grace photography} wedding dress {elizabeth dye} cotton bouquet {nymag} brown leather cowboy boots {harwell photography} leather headband {thief & bandit} his and hers leather footwear {the knot} pom pom flowers {domestifluff} plates and napkins and outdoor table {country living} bride wearing long leather gloves {brides} cotton bouquet {white and wander} milk glass vase centerpieces {punam bean}

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Tuesday, January 26, 2010

{#46} big island inspiration board



{destination} hawaii
{colors} mint green, yellow plumeria, white
{description} for this inspiration board i wanted to create a intimate cliffside wedding on the big island of hawaii. the wedding bouquet and guest's leis are made up of sweet smelling plumeria and lauhala leaves are weaved into a ring pillow and favor boxes.
{photos} leis on chairs {the knot} lauhala ring pillow {brides} canopy {the knot} plumeria bouquet {unknown} bride {brides} hanging centerpieces {martha stewart weddings} bride on cliff {j. crew} plumeria wedding cake {brides} pina colada {martha stewart} lauhala favor box {the knot} melon balls {martha stewart} shell necklace {the knot}

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Monday, January 25, 2010

{#45} retro valentine inspiration board


{season} valentine's day
{colors} cherry red, white and black
{description} i don't know what it is about cherry red that makes me think of retro. for today's board i wanted to be taken back in time. it has a bit of a pleasantville-feel with the volume turned up...way up!
{photos} cherries {faye and greer} red roses and calla lillies bouquet {studio diana via project wedding} sipping cola bride {style me pretty} wedding cake {brides} soda shop couple {megan w.} red shoes and socks {elizabeth messina} cherry favors {martha stewart weddings} red soda pop {style guide} tulle dress {martha stewart weddings} red luggage {unknown} mini cherry pies and carnation centerpiece {martha stewart weddings} cupcakes {morning of foley} retro red car {leo patrone} pillbox veil {unknown} heart purse {dress design and decor}

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Saturday, January 23, 2010

{#44} marigold and winter gray inspiration board


{season} winter, spring
{colors} marigold, yellow, gray, white
{description} add bright marigold yellow to wintery grays to add cheer and color. don't be afraid to add sprinkles of black in the bouquet ribbon or in the centerpiece vase, it will help ground the whole look together.
{photos} vintage car {jose villa} table setting {martha stewart weddings} bride and rain boots {meg perotti} pineapple spritzer {wedding style guide}, yellow skirt and cardigan and wedding dress {j. crew} yellow bouquet {allison cox} mum pomander {the knot} yellow and black dessert bar {amy atlas} orchid and roses centerpiece {brides} marigold sweater vest {j. crew} barn {heather waraksa} wedding cake {cake girls}

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Friday, January 22, 2010

{style} bridesmaid dresses

who wants their bridesmaids to love them? you do !!! here are a few of my favorite dresses with a few variations that your girls will love.


{same dress / different color}
if you can't decide on a color use different shades that work well together. i absolute love this silk traffeta bow dress from {j. crew}. this dress can easily be worn after the wedding.


{different dress / same color tone}
everyone has different taste so why not allow your bridesmaids to choose different dresses in similar color tones. these {vera wang} bridesmaid dress works with different body types but are in the same color family - champagne, nutmeg, antique gold and cafe.


{different dress / same color}
this look unifies the bridesmaids with the same color dress but different styles. these {monique lhuillier} dress are perfect for your bridesmaids to select dress that fits their personality. 


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Thursday, January 21, 2010

{pretties} paper garland


how amazing is this hand-made paper garland from {kristinamarie}. i love how she wrapped the garland around this book - it makes a perfect gift.

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{trends} kites



move over super large balloons - {kites} are making their way as 2010 photo props.

which do you prefer balloons or kites?


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Wednesday, January 20, 2010

{blog love} maida vale



heather from {maida vale} featured our #39 centre de paris inspiration board on her blog along with some very kind words.
stop by her {etsy store} and check out her beautiful and modern invitations.

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{#43} pewter and peony inspiration board


{season} spring, summer
{colors} peony pink, pewter silver and white
{description} peonies are one of the most popular wedding flowers used today. personally i think these blooms are quite pretty and feminine and paired with pewter adds glamour and sophistication to any wedding.
{photos} pewter shoes {chelsea elizabeth photography} pewter bridesmaid dresses {carl zoch photography} peony centerpiece {wedding style guide} gray airchair {polly wreford} peonies hair accessory {anna wolf} martinis {brides} wedding cake {martha stewart weddings} pink necklace {j. crew} bride and peony and engagement rings {martha stewart weddings} mirror {sussie bell} truffles {martha stewart weddings} wedding dresses {brides} peony bouquet {elizabeth messina} table setting {brides} pewter wallpaper {house martin}

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Tuesday, January 19, 2010

{#42} san francisco inspiration board



{destination} san francisco, california
{colors} rust orange, blue, white
{description} today's inspiration boards takes us to picturesque san francisco. i used the golden gate bridge photo for color inspiration - the rusty orange and the bay blue for this informal wedding. 
{photos} orange bouquet {wellwed} cake slice {rebecca thuss} mini cable car {leo patrone} couple {allison cox} velvet lined jewelry boxes {martha stewart weddings} wedding cake {little white book} trunks {martha stewart weddings} orange dahlias centerpieces {jose villa} cube centerpieces {instyle weddings} city map wrapped favors {jay d gardina} wedding dress {martha stewart weddings} golden gate bridge, wedding dress {puridee} pencil skirt bridesmaids {erin kate} orange calla lilly bouquet {the knot}

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Saturday, January 16, 2010

{blog love} grey likes weddings


summer from {grey likes weddings} feature three...yes three! of our inspiration boards on her amazing site.  hop on over and explore her site ..you won't be disappointed.

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Friday, January 15, 2010

{#41} milk and honeybee inspiration board


{season} spring, summer
{colors} honey yellow, milk white, brown
{description} I love this color combination of milky white with warm yellow. I feel that it’s a perfect theme for an outdoor wedding – very casual and sweet. The details are a key factor of this event – the beehive groom’s cake, the honeycomb wrap bouquet handle and the wings.
{photos} bridal bouquet {martha stewart weddings} wings {anna kuperberg} honey jar favor {the knot} wedding dress {utterly engaged} vendor tray {style guide} bee hive cake {williams sonoma} ribbon boutonniere {martha stewart weddings} yellow cardigan bridesmaid {lisa lefkowitz} honey spoons {the knots} beeswax placecard holder {donna hay} hugging couple and beeswax taper candles {brides} yellow ring pillow {thoughtful day} centerpiece on chair {jose villa} glasses of milk {martha stewart weddings}

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Thursday, January 14, 2010

{postcards} necklace



how cute is this postcard necklace from {forever 21} and it costs less than $5.  love it!!!

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{pretties} spools of trimming


i'm loving these spools of trimmings from {hooray design shop}

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Wednesday, January 13, 2010

{#40} vintage airplane inspiration board



{season} spring, summer, fall, winter
{colors} sky blue, brown, vintage cream
{description} for today’s inspiration board i wanted to continue the travel theme. instead of a specific location i choose vintage airplanes. the board is quite simple and has a sense of nostalgia like i’m looking through old photographs. the use of vintage airplanes in the stationary, escort cards and d├ęcor add a touch of whimsy and there is something about those antique fans that remind me of airplane propellers.
{photos} vintage stacked luggage, couple {heather waraksa} bird cage veil {jean tsai} trio centerpieces {punam bean} calligraphy {bluebird studio} antique fans {country living} daisy bouquet {rebecca thuss} vintage biplane place cards {the knot} wedding dress {martha stewart weddings} brown suit {paper cup design} bride and airplane {the bride's cafe} vintage camera {tartelette} short wedding dress {elizabeth dye} chocolate truffles {elizabeth messina} pearl necklace {utterly engaged} donuts {martha stewart weddings}

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Tuesday, January 12, 2010

{#39} centre de paris inspiration board



{destination} paris, france
{colors} red, navy blue, white and black
{description} as i mentioned in last weeks post here is the first destination wedding inspiration boards. our first stop is in the beautiful and romantic city of paris, france. who isn't in love with paris? the iconic landmarks like the eiffel tower and the lourve and let's not forget the delicious pastries. c'est magnifique.
{photos} metro sign {sunday suppers} croquembouche {leigh miller} french stationary {martha stewart weddings} bistro tables {wiley valentine} navy blue bridesmaid dresses {the knot} red bouquet {instyle weddings} france souvenir {martha stewart} romona keveza dress {brides} blue heels {unknown} bride on hotel cart {martha stewart weddings} wedding dress with black sach {j. crew} just married bike {unknown} couple/eiffel tower {rodney smith}

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Monday, January 11, 2010

{#38} sunny and snow inspiration board


{season} winter
{colors} aqua blue, sunny yellow and snow
{description}  for today's inspiration board i wanted to combine snow and sunshine. considering it's winter here in the east coast i look forward for those sunny winter days to brighten up my day. so i added bright sunny yellow to this winter blue and white wedding and added playful hints of dots and circles- as in the yellow billy buttons, confetti, silver bells and the dots on the wedding gown.
{photos} bridesmaid dress {rebecca thuss} cabin {country living} bouquet {the knot} billy buttons and carnation centerpiese {wedding style guide} michelle roth couture dot dress and coconut ice-cream balls {brides}, silver bell {martha stewart weddings} billy buttons hair decor {anna wolf} orchid bouquet {martha stewart weddings} cupcakes on stand {the knot} monogram ties {martha stewart weddings} sorbet tower {donna hay} bride and confetti {this is glamorous} polka dot cake {head of the table} lace luminarias {martha stewart weddings} tea cup {country living}
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Friday, January 8, 2010

pack your bags



pack your bags...
 {postcards and pretties} is going on a trip and your coming along.
starting next week we are going to feature destination inspiration boards for your wedding.
do you have a great location in mind?  do you think your city or country is a great place to get married?
i would love to hear from you.

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{#37} cool mint inspiration board




{season} winter
{colors} mint green, white and silver
{description} for this inspiration board i wanted to blend both rustic country with glitzy glam for a untraditional winter wedding and i think i succeeded. the touches of silver throughout makes everything sparkle and the crisp white is clean and uncomplicated.
{photos} peppermint topiary {better homes & gardens} springerle cake {martha stewart weddings} mint green bridesmaid dress {jenny yoo} cakestands {country living} wedding dress photo {rebecca thuss} bride on ice skates {the knot} cabin {country living} flower girl photo {jonathan canlas} bride with wrap photo {anna wolf} mercury glass mini centerpieces {eva lindh} ornaments photo {country living} mint green armchair photo {this is glamourous} silver bouquet {martha stewart weddings} buffet table {eva lindh}
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Thursday, January 7, 2010

{postcards} pillow



as if you can't tell ... i love vintage postcards and i'm loving this pillow i found {here}

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{pretties} judge these books by their covers




no more ugly dust jackets - these famous novels are updated with embossed canvas covers that would make any literature lover squeal with delight.  head over to {anthropologie} to snach up these beauties.


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Wednesday, January 6, 2010

{#36} garnet & gray inspiration board



{season} winter
{colors} garnet red, steel gray and white
{description} i was so happy with this december board inspired by it's birthstone {blue topaz} that i created one for january. garnet is such a rich dark red and i loved to mix it with cool steel gray to balance it out. the details are my favorite from the arglye gray and white sweater vests for the groomsmen to the candy cane amarllis centerpiece.
{photos} tinsel snowflakes ,window box photo, snowball box {martha steawart}, wedding cake {brides} orchid boutonniere {unknown} candy cane amaryllis {better homes and gardens} garnet birthstone, white chair with gift photo {country living} red roses centerpiece and red rose bouquet {brides}, arglye sweater vests photo {the knot} lounging lady photo {this is glamorous} sled ride {brides}


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Tuesday, January 5, 2010

video invitations

so it's a new year and that means new wedding trends ... one of the biggest trends i'm noticing is video save the dates and invitations... couple are being more and more creative with their weddings. check out a few of my faves.







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Monday, January 4, 2010

{blooms} carnations

{carnations} are january's flower. carnations represent beauty, pride, admiration and gratitude, the carnation’s multilayered, feathery soft petals conceal a hardy core – an appropriate paradox for this first-month-of-the-year flower.



white carnation centerpiese {eddie ross}
fuschia bouquet {samm blake photography}
assorted pink centerpiece {southern weddings}
carnation topiary {pb bloom}

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garnet bridesmaids

here are some of my favorite bridesmaid dresses inspired by january's birthstone - garnet.



ruffle sleeve dress {michael kors}
red peep hole dress {jenny yoo}
garnet glow dress {anthropologie}
halter dress {alvina valenta}
satin-trim sheath dress {banana republic}

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Friday, January 1, 2010

{#35} new year



let's party !!!!...........happy 2010
colors: glittery gold, shiny silver, cream and white

silver heels {eva lindh} wedding cake {martha stewart weddings} urn arrangement {country living} ruffle gown {captivate me}
yellow blooms in mercury glass vase {this is glamorous} vintage clocks {country living}

vanity {this is glamorous} centerpiece {brides} heart place setting {eva lindh} champagne in bucket {donna hay}

new years hats {the knot} silver and gold ornaments {country living} bouquet and donut holes with milk {martha stewart weddings}

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