Wednesday, March 31, 2010

{postcards} banner

here's a easy way to display old postcards via {design sponge}

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{trends} floral crowns


 talk about flower power.... i'm in love with these floral crowns that are popping up everywhere. would you wear this trend?


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Tuesday, March 30, 2010

{#74} madeira islands inspiration board

{destination} madeira islands
{colors} ocean blue, pearl, sea green, wicker
{description} the madeira islands is where the lush green mountains meets the sea. these small fishing islands were discovered by portuguese sailors and is best known for it's beautiful flowers, wine and fireworks.
{photos} boat {brides} treats {martha stewart weddings} mother of pearl silverware; plates {brides} handkerchief ring pillow {the knot} woven wine bottles {pottery barn} cheese platter {martha stewart weddings} woman with horse {coldwater creek} blue hydrangea and shell bouquet {nj bride} typical homes {flickr} pearl earrings {martha stewart weddings} gown {brides} compass placecards

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Monday, March 29, 2010

{#73} spring yellow and lavender inspiration board

{season} spring
{colors} canary yellow, lavender, ecru
{description} happy monday...i hope everyone had a wonderful weekend. for today's board i was inspired by spring...one of my favorite color combinations is canary yellow and lavender. it's so soft and effortless.
{photos} lavender invitation {lulu paper} centerpiece {real simple} calligraphy {kathryn murray} wedding gown {j. crew} boutonniere {martha stewart weddings} lavender bouquet {kiss the groom} bridesmaid dresses {j. crew} wallpaper lined envelopes {project wedding} bouquet {paper n stitch} blueberry dessert {martha stewart} macarons {tartelette}

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Sunday, March 28, 2010

{sunday smooch}


taylor + jonathan
dallas, tx

have a sweet sunday...xo


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Friday, March 26, 2010

{friday faves}

parisian elopement via {here}

images like this makes me want to move to the country via {here}

my kind of wallpaper via {here}

picture perfect table runner via {here}

perfect for a beach wedding via {here}

these dresses are pretty, perfect and pink via {here}

i'm super excited because i'm going to visit my dearest friend this weekend and she's 4 months pregnant.. i can't wait to see her belly... hope everyone has a wonderful weekend ....xo
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Thursday, March 25, 2010

{diy} artichoke candle holder


love this artichoke chandle holder i found at {dog n' bird} and it works prefectly with my {#66}casual garden inspiration board.


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{#72} farm fresh inspiration board

{season} spring , summer
{colors} country blue, brown, white, ivory
{description} this low country wedding is fresh and casual. a simple wedding dress is a must and why not have some chickens running around.
{photos} speckled egg place setting {pottery barn} mini centerpieces {gemma comas} barn {southern weddings} bouquet {country living} button boutonnier {martha stewart weddings} couple {nordstrom} plaid table runner {martha stewart weddings} child {whitten gray} pie {country living} vintage pots, chicken coop {dandelion & grey via aruna b. photography} shoes {jose villa} cakes {martha stewart weddings} flower pin {emrsonmade}

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Wednesday, March 24, 2010

{diy} vintage book pages

this weekend i'm going to search my local flea markets, garage sales or dollar stores to buy some inexpensive books to create these amazing diy crafts. i love them all....which one is your favorite?

book vase via {here}
wreath via {here}
wall decor via {here}
chandelier via {here}

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Tuesday, March 23, 2010

{#71} cherry blossom inspiration board


{destination} washington, dc
{colors} pink, green, white
{description} today's board is in honor of this weeks cherry blossom festival in washington, dc. how lovely would it be to have your outdoor wedding surrounded by these trees
{photos} rose cocktail {design sponge} cherry blossom tree reception{martha stewart weddings} favor boxes {brides} pink lemonade and pink parasols {the knot} garden bench {cox & cox} table setting {rebecca thuss} favor box {instyle weddings} cherry blossom cake {eat cake be merry} bouquet {martha stewart weddings} ring pillow {brides} cherry blossom boutonniere {dk designs}

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Monday, March 22, 2010

{#70} sail away inspiration board


{season} spring, summer
{colors} ocean blue, canvas, cloud
{description} there is something elegant about sailboats and for today's inspiration board i wanted a classic look with a bits of whimsy - mini glittered sailboats anyone?
{photos} white centerpiece {martha stewart weddings} sailboat napkins {snippet and ink} champagne {donn hay} bride on sailboat {mulberry photography} dusty miller bouquet {real simple} white bouquet {utterly engaged} white desserts {amy atlas} tissue paper flower {matthew mead} white wedding cake {the knot} ring {elephantine} white shoes {jose villa} glitter sailboats {martha stewart} cheese platters and pearl earrings {martha stewart weddings} plaid tie {the knot} dress {j. mendel}

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uggh having some technical issues... hopefully i will be able to post today's inspiration board soon.

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Friday, March 19, 2010

{friday faves}

yummy hot chocolate on a stick via {here}

i heart this dress via {here}

who doesn't like a pillow fightttttttttttt via {here}

the "us" box via {here}

cute tabletop inspiration via {here}

a lovely giveaway @ {dandelion and gray} ... hurry it ends on march 22nd

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xoxo going out to these blogs for featuring {postcards and pretties}










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Thursday, March 18, 2010

{#69} woods and whimsical inspiration board

{colors} moss green, brown, red, yellow
{description} i came across the tiny terrarium ring and knew i had to create a wedding board for it. i love how the bright reds and yellows pop with the moss green and brown. the toadstool boutonniere and butterfly bouquet adds whimsy to this enchanted woodland wedding.
{photos} squirrel table number {martha stewart weddings} rustic cake stand {once wed} butterfly bouquet {martha stewart weddings} tiny woodland terrarium ring {woodland belle}  beda dress {anthropologie} toadstool boutonniere {brides} tablescape {amorology} toadstool table & chairs {chasing fireflies} ivory bliss gown {sarah seven}

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Wednesday, March 17, 2010

{good eats} mini bundt


i love mini version of things - like i wrote about {here} and {here}. i'm totally smitten with the packaging of these mini bundt cakes that can be used as favors. box them up with pretty ribbon and tag or simply wrap them in cheese cloth. very cute!

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Tuesday, March 16, 2010

{pretties} postmarks


look what i found browsing {pottery barn} . ohhhh... my heart just skipped a beat.
i love the vintage postmarks and calligraphy.
can you picture it in a travel themed wedding  {{{swoon}}}


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{#68} lucky in love inspiration board

{destionation} ireland
{colors} green, white, brown, hint of yellow
{description} for today's inspiration board we travel to ireland for a lovely outdoor countryside wedding - full of lucky charms for a long and happy marriage. 
{photos} groomsmen {tec petaja} bouquet {brides} cheese platter {style guide} cufflinks {martha stewart weddings} four leaf clover utencil bundle {better homes & gardens} centerpieces {the knot} lady slipper orchids bouquet {martha stewart weddings} clover wedding cake {brides} clovers {martha stewart} wedding dress {utterly engaged} horsehoes {rinne allen} couple {brides}

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Monday, March 15, 2010

{#67} white peacock inspiration board

{colors} white peacock feather, brown, ivory and black
{description} today's inspiration board is both casual and elegant. the white peacock feathers used thoughout the wedding add subtle drama and the soft palette of creams and brown makes is airy and clean.
{photos} boutonniere {rebecca thuss} dress {lela rose} white peacock bouquet {we met in a bar} cake {martha stewart weddings}  white peacock hair accessory {dandelion and grey}  nonpareil {martha stewart weddings}  twine wrapped menu {sunday suppers} couple holding hands {nordstrom} chandelier {sunday suppers} tablescape {house beautiful} place setting {elle decor}

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Sunday, March 14, 2010

{sunday smooch}


allie + noah
south carolina

since it's been a rainy weekend... i thought it was only appropriate for a sunday smooch in the rain and this by far is my favorite one.

have a great sunday.. xo

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Friday, March 12, 2010

{friday faves}

i'm loving these cute vintage garden markers via {here}

yes! it's finally here {here}

lovely brunch that's cute as a button via {here}

be your own florist via {here} and {here}

elopement with vintage cars, chickens and dogs via {here}

visit megan from {forget me know weddings} ...she's having a paper good giveaway {here}. just comment something you love.

happy rainy weekend friends ...xo
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Thursday, March 11, 2010

{#66} casual garden inspiration board

{season} spring
{colors} green and purple artichokes, creamy white
{description} i love how artichokes can easily replace flowers in this wedding board. the use of both the purple and green artichokes add lots of texture and color to the centerpieces. since it's a outdoor event make sure to provide pasmina wraps for your guests to keep warm from the springy night air.
{photos} wine bottle {country living} couple {tec petaja} pasmina wraps {creative mint} purple clematis {country living} baby artichoke place cards {geoff white} wedding cake and artichoke centerpieces {jasmine star via jl designs} chandeliers {instyle wedding} flower girl {j crew} green and purple artichokes, artichoke bouquet {d magazine} wedding sign {the knot}

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quilled wedding cake

my jaw hit my keyboard when i saw this custom-quilled cake at {utterly engaged}.  it's pretty perfect with all the coils and lovely caketopper and the colors ... i love the colors ...they really pop!

has anyone ever tried quilling paper? if not and your interested in this art form i found a tutorial at {martha stewart}  of course.

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Wednesday, March 10, 2010

get a grip

the last thing a bride needs to worry about is falling.... i love these no-slip hearts i found on {polly alexandre photography via dog n' bird} they easily attach to the bottom of your shoes and not to mention that they can be used for a cute photo op.


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{#65} santorini inspiration board

{destination} santorini
{colors} greek blue, white, soft yellow and green
{description} for today's inspiration board i wanted to take one of my favorite places in the world.... santorini. this small volcanic island is the perfect setting for a beach wedding. my favorite detail is the olive branch bouquet for a very sweet and casual affair.
{photos} olive brance place settings {the dirty shirt} dragees {country living} outdoor lounge {brides} blue terra cotta pots {martha stewart} cake {brides uk} barefoot couple {project wedding} white liquor {martha stewart weddings} santorini, lemon centerpiece {martha stewart weddings} white eyelet dress {lily pultizer} doily bowl {country living} 

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Tuesday, March 9, 2010

{diy} spring bird place cards


a few weeks ago i found this {prettie} and it was the perfect match for my {san francisco inspiration board} ..so i'm thinking this might be a new feature for {postcards and pretties} because i found a lovely tutorial from janise at {papier valiese} .  i love these spring place cards with my {bird and twig inspiration board}. whatcha think?

{if you have a product or diy project that compliments my inspiration boards...email me at postcardsandpretties@gmail.com .. i would love to feature it}

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{couples} lindsay + braedon

i know it's tuesday and that i usually post a destination board but i couldn't wait one more day to feature this amazing shoot of braedon + lindsay from {sherry lu} . i asked sherry to choose her favorite shots and personally i couldn't... they are all so beautiful.. don't forget to visit sherry and give her some love.
love the lace sleeve...his sweater vest...the fruit...ok so i love everything!!!

aren't the colors beautiful...
my favorite shot...

workshop: jessica claire, http://www.jessicaclaire.net/
stylist: duet weddings, http://www.duet-weddings.com/
flowers: kate holt of flowerwild http://flowerwild.com/
models: braedon & lindsay flynn, http://www.braedonsblog.com/
cake: erica o'brien, http://www.ericaobrien.com/
linen & pillows: la tavola http://www.latavolalinen.com/
rentals: classic party rentals (flatware and cake table) http://classicpartyrentals.com/
rentals: badia design (spanish door, iron screen, moroccan poufs) http://badiadesign.com/index.jsp
plates/glassware: anthropologie http://www.anthropologie.com/anthro/index.jsp
invitation: cevd http://cevd.com/

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Monday, March 8, 2010

{postcards} wallets


ohh look what i found a diy project made out of {postcards}.
 love it!!!! find the instructions {here}

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{#64} pink and pirouette inspiration board

{colors} pink & white tulle
{description} most brides want to look like a princess on their wedding day.. personally i would prefer to be a ballerina. they are graceful, refined and can totally pull off a ton of tulle.  
{photos} top bun and headband {martha stewart weddings} white piano {this is glamorous} cake {martha stewart weddings} hair accessory {twigs and honey} ballet shoes {jean tsai} bouquet and tablesetting {martha stewart weddings} chandelier {dress design and decor} en pointe ballerina {the french mouse} dessert teacup {martha stewart weddings} tulle dress {kiss the groom} napkin place card {martha stewart weddings} baby breath filled copper tub {dress design and decor}

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Sunday, March 7, 2010

{sunday smooch}


penelope + william
tenessee
have a sweet sunday ...xo


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Friday, March 5, 2010

{friday faves}

paper cake toppers via {here}

boho style tablescape via {here}

alice in wonderland fever {here} {here} {here} and {here}

nothing is better then yellow feathers, pickups and bowties via {here}

invitations that reminds me of the "good" 80s via {here}

lydia from {ever-ours} is having her first giveaway but you have to hurry because it ends march 6th

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i found this at {olive juice photography blog} and i thought i share with you. feel free to copy & paste and comment below.

If I were a month, I’d be october.
If I were a day of the week, I’d be friday.
If I were a time of day, I’d be twilight.
If I were a planet, I’d be venus.
If I were a sea animal, I’d be a mermaid ;)
If I were a direction, I’d be northeast.
If I were a piece of furniture, I’d be a chaise lounge.
If I were a liquid, I’d be water.
If I were a gemstone, I’d be a diamond.
If I were a tree, I’d be a magnolia.
If I were a tool, I’d be a saw because i see everything.
If I were a flower, I’d be a peony.
If I were a kind of weather, I’d be sunny.
If I were a musical instrument, I’d be a piano.
If I were a color, I’d be yellow.
If I were an emotion, I’d be passion.
If I were a fruit, I’d be a orange.
If I were a sound, I’d be waves crashing.
If I were an element, I’d be gold.
If I were a car, I’d be a smart.
If I were a food, I’d be a mac n cheese.
If I were a place, I’d be italy.
If I were a material, I’d be a cashmere.
If I were a taste, I’d be tart.
If I were a scent, I’d be lavender.
If I were an object, I’d be mountain.
If I were a body part, I’d be a neck.
If I were a facial expression, I’d be a goofy laugh.
If I were a song, I’d be carry this picture by dashboard confessional.
If I were a pair of shoes, I’d be puma sneakers.

happy weekend... xo
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Thursday, March 4, 2010

{color} pink + gold


the blogworld is going gaga for pink and gold.
here are a few of my favorites that would create a glam movie inspired wedding.

i spotted this elegant oscar party table from {sunday suppers} last month.  i love the glittery tablecloth, pink salt and popcorn balls...
{martha stewart weddings} winter issue also featured pink and gold sparkly wedding ideas.
glittery die-cut stars create a untraditional aisle and dressed up this lucite chair.
livy from {a field journal} created this romantic gilded garland table number printable for {project wedding}.

for more pink and gold inspiration visit my {#6} pink & gold inspiration board i create back in october.

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Wednesday, March 3, 2010

{#63} soft blush and navy inspiration board

{colors} soft blush pink, navy, white lace, gray
{description} i love love love this color combination.  nothing beats dark navy blue and soft delicate pink for a romantic and intimate wedding. 
{photos} dresses {chris nicholls} checkered floor {the city sage} feather boutonniere {rebecca thuss} wedding dress {brides} grape pedestal and peony arrangements {brides} tied utensils {sadie olive} centerpiece {martha stewart weddings} ostrich feather birdcage veil {brides} dusty miller place card {country living} pink shoes

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Tuesday, March 2, 2010

{favors} mini farmer's market flowers




there is something about farmer's market flowers wrapped in paper that make me want to run home and arrange them in my favorite vase.  i love this idea for a casual outdoor wedding - offer your guest mini farmer market bouquet to take home as favors.  display them in baskets or tin pails with a sign to remind guest's to take a bouquet home.

here's my little tutorial to create these cone-shaped bouquets.

{material}
kraft, butcher, newspaper, waxed tissue paper
water picks
fresh cut flowers
ribbon

{directions}
spread the paper out flat in front of you and position it so it is a straight square.

gather the flowers into a small bouquet with your hands. Cut the ends to the same length and insert into a water pick.

place the bundle of flowers onto the tissue paper in a diagonal position across the middle of the paper.

roll the paper with the flowers in it, starting at the flower’s corner. Roll the paper from the lower left corner to the upper right corner. This will create a cone-like wrap for the flowers.

tie a pretty ribbon around the cone bouquet to hold it together.

voila!

{tip}
instead of ribbon use a custom sticker or label with your monogram and wedding date to seal the cone closed.
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{#62} napa valley inspiration board


{destination} napa, california
{colors} aubergine, grapeleaf green, oak, white
{description} napa valley is best known for it's wine and majestic landscape. if your considering a vineyard-theme wedding, napa is the perfect inspiration. extra details and d├ęcor are unnecessary because the surrounding vineyards are all that is needed for this wedding. wine barrels can be used as cocktail tables scattered within the venue and grape leaves help add a rustic and organic feel for the chandeliers.
{photos} escort cards on wine barrels {leigh miller} grapes cake topper and grape bunch {martha stewart weddings} couple {tec petaja} bride standing {leigh miller} ivory parasols {meg perotti} purple gown {dust jacket attic} rings {cameron ingalls} burlap tablecloth {sunday suppers} midnight snack {martha stewart weddings} wine barrel and grapeleaf chandelier {leigh miller} outdoor buffet table {instyle weddings} wine cork {meg perotti}

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Monday, March 1, 2010

{trends} pickup trucks

has anyone else noticed that pickup trucks are the new "it" prop for today's outdoor country weddings? 



i think this is a pretty cute idea too... use the bed of the pick up truck as a buffet or a cocktail station.

so how do you think this pickup truck trend escalated?

 


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{#61} welcome to wonderland inspiration board

 
{colors} pink, lavender, white, blue & green
{description} happy monday friends...hope everyone had a great weekend. for today's board i was inspired by a little movie thats coming out this friday {alice in wonderland} personally i prefer the classic version {maybe it's due to the fact that tim burton films spook me a little}.  welcome to wonderland is a whimsical and pretty tea party set in a garden setting.  my favorite things from this wedding board are the oversized chair and the keys escort cards. which version do you prefer classic alice or '10 version?
{photos} vintage clocks {etsy love} couple photo {martha stewart weddings} pink dress {so happi together} crown wedding cake toppers {instyle weddings} bowtie {leigh miller} large bow hairband {ban.do} croquet playing groom {erin swift} pennants {martha stewart weddings} tea cups and saucers {this is glamorous} bouquet {martha stewart weddings} whimsical table {country living} skeleton keys escort cards{oh so beautiful paper} bunny speckled egg {martha stewart}

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