Friday, April 30, 2010

{friday faves}

i must have paper on the brain with this week's faves.... i hope everyone has a great weekend...stay safe.  xo


{invitations} modern twist with old school type via {dapper paper}

{toss} unique confetti wands via {ink & button via nonpareil magazine}
{decor} modern vellum mobile via {jordan ferney via project wedding}
{flowers} delicate paper peonies via {martha stewart}
{programs} 2 sided programs with games via {intimate weddings via rp scissors}

{derby faves}

{mint julep} refreshing sorbet via {food network}
{placecards} prize ribbon via {100 layer cake}

{blog love}
thanks for the feature... xo



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Thursday, April 29, 2010

{diy} trophy boutonniere

yes people i created my own diy project... this boutonniere was actually inspired by my board {#84} kentucky derby . i wasnt really sure how it was going to come out and my pictures aren't the greatest but i actually love it.  since the board is not traditional "derby" i used mini succulents from my garden instead of red roses.  what do you think? yea or nay?

{materials}
mini award trophies
1in. pin backs
moss
mini succulents
white spray paint
hot glue gun
handsome groom {just kidding ;)}

{directions}
{1} spray paint the mini award trophies white and allow them to dry
{2}glue the pin back onto the mini trophy


{3} inside the mini trophy add a dab of glue and stuff with moss.
{4} cut the stem of the succulent and insert in the painted mini award trophies.
{5} trim any loose moss.
{4} pin the boutonniere on your handsome groom
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Wednesday, April 28, 2010

{spring} light & airy table

i spotted this beautiful spring table created by the talented {chelsea fuss} for {elizabeth anne design} and i fell in the love with the simplicity and the carefree centerpieces made up of jasmine, white lilac, spirea, narssicus, and ranunculus.  so pretty....
visit {elizabeth anne design} for instructions on how to create these springtime centerpieces via {here}

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Tuesday, April 27, 2010

{#84} kentucky derby inspiration board

{destination} louisville, kentucky
{colors} petal pink, mint green, yellow, seersucker blue, brown
{description} it’s obvious that today’s destination board takes us to kentucky where we’re off to the races. the {kentucky derby} is set to start this saturday and i wanted to create a modern and fresh derby inspired wedding. rummage antique shops and flea markets for vintage trophies that can be used for centerpieces and place price ribbons on each place setting to add color and whimsy and don’t forget to serve your guest’s delicious derby pie and mint juleps.
{photos} horses {country living} horseshoe invitations {coco + kelley} vintage horse cufflinks {country living} wedding dress {martha stewart weddings}  trophy arrangement & drink station {hello lucky} seersucker ring bearer {sws mag} ribbons {ruby press} couple {martha stewart weddings} ceramic horse {country living} mini trophy centerpiece {victoria magazine} flower place card {martha stewart weddings.com}
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Monday, April 26, 2010

{#83} sand and salt inspiration board


{season} summer
{colors} shell pink, white, pearl
{description} today's inspiration board is for the beach brides. i'm really happy how the colors turned out and it's really subtle and serene. have a barefoot ceremony on the beach and serve ice cream to your guests to keep cool in the summer heat.
{photos} wedding cake {martha stewart weddings} bride photo {brides} seashell box {martha stewart} pearls and driftwood {veranda} just married sign {elizabeth messina} pearl earrings {anthropologie} seasalt dish, fabris dahlia, white dessert liquor bar {martha stewart weddings} , petit ice cream {gemma comas} bridesmaid dresses {j. crew} veil {utterly engaged} walking on the beach {martha stewart weddings} pink bouquet {the knot}

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Sunday, April 25, 2010

{sunday} i want to hold your hand


nick + mel
boonah, australia


i want to hold your hand
And when I touch you I feel happy, inside
It's such a feeling
That my love
I can't hide

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Friday, April 23, 2010

{friday faves}

tgif...here are a this weeks faves.   i hope everyone has a great weekend ...xo

{groom} one suit...endless possibilities via {dog n' bird}
{dress} bead-encrusted lovely by oscar de la renta via {style me pretty}
{favors} i think my heart just skipped a beat via {brancoprata}
{accessory} nude chiffon headband with rinestone brooch via {ban.do}
{recycle} incorporate wedding decor in your new home via {love and lavender}

{giveaways}

oh hello friend is giving away $50 gift credit to cute tape via {here}

visit ruffled to enter a chance to win a untamed petals item via {here}

ny-based photographer ian london is hosting a contest ..winning couples get a wedding package valued at $3900. complete details can be found {here} via {here}


{blog love}




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Thursday, April 22, 2010

{#82} eco-friendly inspiration board

{colors} hemp, organic white cotton, green and red
{photos} bicycle couple {brides} tree favor {queen of hearts} centerpiece and guest book quilt {martha stewart weddings} lemonade barrel table {a country girl wedding} plantable tags {greenpost} hemp table runner {the fabric society} eco-friendly wedding dresses {adele wechsler} recycled glass chandelier {idiy} organic cotton napkins and bamboo plates {brides} scones {eat drink chic}

{description} celebrate earth day by having a green wedding by following these simple tips:

{}choose a fair-labor diamond or stone for your wedding rings
{}choose a eco-friendly dress made from organic cotton, hemp, silk or use remnant fabrics or ever consider wearing a used dress…visit {brides against breast cancer} where you can donate or buy a dress and all proceeds go to support breast cancer.
{}work with local caterers who use organic and locally grown ingredients
{}use recycled paper for stationary
{}use organic cotton, linen and hemp for tablecloths and napkins
{}choose local organic florist for flowers

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Wednesday, April 21, 2010

{engagement} esther + jesse

today's engagement shoot was sent by the lovely {sarah bray} . the session took place at the plant city strawberry festival in florida. the couple wanted to create a vintage-carnival and the shoot was styled by esther herself. this fun and talented couple {both musicians} broke out dancing in the middle of the crowd and laughed when they asked the mob of people to wait for a few minutes for the carousel so they can take a quick picture.  the pictures don't lie they had a great time.....congrats esther + jesse.


congrats to esther + jesse!!!

visit {sarah bray} to see more photos from this fun session {here}

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Tuesday, April 20, 2010

{#81} roses and lace inspiration board

{destination} seville, spain
{colors} red , black, white
{description} for today's board i was inspired by flamenco dance. it's native to andalusia the southern region in spain. flamenco is the music of the andalusian gypsies and it's both powerful and graceful at the same time. for this wedding red roses are a must! - create roses on the reception chairs and petals to toss after the ceremony.  bridesmaid's bouquets are substituded for lace fans and if you dare...you and your honey can dance your first dance to flamenco. 
{photos} shut up & kiss me sign {tec petaja} chairs {the knot} popcorn {utterly engaged} tango dancer {dust jacket attic} bride holding fan {amorology} cake {sweet libertine} guitar {flickr} chandeliers {the knot} blackberry dessert {brides} rosary bouquet {the knot} lace wedding dress {instyle weddings} rose petal cones {brides}
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Monday, April 19, 2010

{#80} modern barn wedding inspiration board

{season} spring, summer, fall
{colors} pink, purple, brown
{description} happy monday everyone.... for today's board i wanted to create a relaxed outdoor wedding with the unexpected pairing of purples and browns.  i love how you can combine things to save money... the centerpiece vase can double as table numbers to direct  guests to their tables and the the lavender pots can be used as an escort "card" and wedding favor.
{photos} couple {brides} rustic table and wreath {martha stewart weddings} drink flags {hello lucky} hairpiece {the knot} bouquet {real simple} dress {thread} lavender pots {martha stewart weddings} ring pillow {erin swift} table number centerpiece {martha stewart weddings} barn {brides}

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Friday, April 16, 2010

{friday faves}

happy friday!!! i'm actually looking foward to do nothing...nada...zilch this weekend.
here is this week's faves around the web. have a great weekend...xo

{bouquet} via the bride's cafe
{dress}  light and airy by carol hannah via merci new york

{tablescape} unplanned pretty by dandelion and grey

{wedding cake} non-traditional wedding "scones" eat drink chic


{alter} weathered wood and old glass windows via green wedding shoes

{giveaways}
frenchie & flea is giving away a liberty of london for target tote via {here} 
sandy a la mode is giving away a {ink & button} fascinator via {here}
the loveliest day is giving away custom-made retr0lux piece via {here}

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{guest blogging} forget me knot weddings

i'm guest blogging on {forget.me.knot.weddings} today.
check it out {here}

thanks megan!

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Thursday, April 15, 2010

{tunes} i only see you by benton paul


last week i posted a {free download} for a father/daughter dance and i really liked the idea of song suggestions for possible first dance, etc.
i would love to know what you think ...should this be a feature? 

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{diy} will you be my .........

thanks to {the wedding chicks} there is a simple and special way to ask your closest friends or family members to be part of your special day with these adorable printables.
will you be my bridesmaid template {here}


they even created one for the guys!!!
i love these cards.
dude, will you be my best man template {here}

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Wednesday, April 14, 2010

{cakes} candy shoppe

i'm loving these candy inspired wedding cakes...so fun and colorful.
being a jersey girl i especially like the salt water taffy one.
which one is your favorite?
rock candy, candy button, salt water taffy, and gumball cake via {here}
jelly bean and black licorice cake via {here}

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{#79} vintage fruit and floral inspiration board


{season} spring, summer
{colors} vintage red, sweet orange, yellow, green
{description} today's board is charming and full of color. i was inspired by the vintage handkerchief garland photo with it's mix of colors and patterns and paired with bold and colorful fruit {oranges, pomegranates} and flowers allows the colors to be incorporated throughout the wedding decor. 
{photos} porch couple {martha stewart weddings} birdcage veil {brides} floral dress {gathering spriggs} drink despenser {tria giovan} vintage handkerchief garland {amorology} tablesetting, bouquet and place cards {martha stewart weddings} fruit buffet {brides} couple {tec petaja} orange wedding cake {martha stewart weddings} centerpiece {design sponge}
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Tuesday, April 13, 2010

{engagement} paula + jared

meet paula + jared...this adorable couple met at a guarapos, a restaurant in washington, dc where jared asked paula to dance, and as they say the rest is history.

their engagement shoot was photographed by the super talented team of jodi and kurt from {jodi miller photography} with a travel theme since paula is from colombia and the couple traveled back in forth between washington, dc and colombia quite a bit.
the couple is planning a july 18, 2010 wedding in charlottesville, va.

congratualtions paula + jared!

 to see more of this engagement shoot visit jodi's blog {here}


{photography} jodi miller photography
{e-fushion video} josh gooden cinamatography
{paula's outfit} filene's basement
{jared's outfit} benetton
{location} reagan international airport, a field directly behind the airport where you can view airplanes taking off and landing overhead
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