Sunday, May 30, 2010


i wanted to take a moment to remember the men & women who have given their lives to service and protect our country. God bless our troops and their families.

{i'll be back tuesday..xo}

Saturday, May 29, 2010

marie antoinette inspired tablescape

i was so happy to see this shoot that mixes modern with antiques by ara of {rock paper scissors} in my inbox yesterday. i absolutely loved her first collabration with {quatre couer}, {paper eight} and {allen zepeda} .  this time the amazing team created a "queen for a day" shoot on the rooftop of {the gournay} in new york city with the gorgeous city views as it's backdrop. 

the beautiful centerpieces sit on top of wrapped boxes to adds interest and the antique red velvet chairs pop in the this modern setting.
to see more photos visit {merci new york}

{event design and styling} rock paper scissors events
{flowers} quatre couer
{photography} allan zepeda
{paper goods} paper eight
{rentals} classic party rentals
{venue, chairs and porcelain pieces} de gournay

Friday, May 28, 2010

{friday faves}

yay! it's the weekend and a three day one at best. for today's friday faves i'm dreaming of a cozy picnic for two.
i hope everyone has a wonderful memorial day weekend..xo

tiffin box via {nkuku}
enbraced couple via {kiss the groom}
portable bucket grill via {avon}
illustrated plastic bags via {babalisme via how about orange}
picnic image via {frolic}

dandelion & grey is giving away a custom monogram and $25 shop credit via {here}

sandy a la mode is giving away a georgianna lane print via {here}

ruffled has extended their custom wedding website giveaway via {here}

Thursday, May 27, 2010

{diy} aqua mason jars

i'm a big fan of mason jars and especially the aqua one as seen in my {#88} mississippi & magnolia inspiration board.  unfortunately these pretties are hard to find and cost alot more than their clear counterparts. 

so i did a little digging and i found a solution { bridal buzz via idiy} has a great tutorial to transform basic clear jars to aqua using some transparent glass paint.  genius!!

crafty brides

today's crafty brides are looking for inexpensive alternatives for wedding dresses.  have you ever considered make your own wedding dress or using alternative fabric to create "the dress" for your big day?

i spotted this beautiful wedding on { style me pretty } yesterday and i was surprised shocked amazed that the wedding dress was made out of anthropologie shower curtain!! yes i know a curtain? this bride took diy to the next level.

how about a $10 wedding dress made out of xxl basic t-shirts. it's possible see the tutorial video below.

pretty impressive huh?
which one do you think is craftier? or do you think it's ridiculous?

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

{#92} here comes summer inspiration board

{season} summer
{colors} pink grapefruit, yellow, white and green
{description} are you ready for summer? i am and i'm loving this fresh summer palette in today's board - pink grapefruit and sunny yellow brings a smile to my face. in this wedding nothing is over top - homemade wedding cake, casual summer flats for the bridesmaids {or bride} and cool and colorful popsicles to cool down your guests. sweet...simple and summery.
{photos} flower napkin ring {instyle weddings} popsicles {erin swift} cake {the sweetest occation} cotton candy french toast sticks {brides} woman with hat {kate powers} flats {j. crew} fruit centerpiece {martha stewart weddings} bride wearing cardigan {collen sherman} grapefruit {tartelette} bouquet {instyle weddings}

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

{real wedding} tecala + chris

so, it's no secret that i'm a big fan of intimate backyard weddings. super talented photographer {jonda spurbeck} captured this cute couple tecala and chris who met back in high school where tecala was the new girl in school.  soon after she and chris developed a friendship that turned into a crush and ten years later they decided to get married.
fifty of their closest friends and family attended their casual backyard wedding presided over by tecala’s uncle.
this diy bride made all the bouquets made of paper flowers and hypericum berries, boutonnieres, invitations and programs.
what a perfect pair...
congratulations to chris + tecala!!!

a huge thank you to {jonda spurbeck} for allowing me to share these beautiful images.

 visit her {blog} and {facebook}.

{#1} tuesday shoesday

if your on twitter you probably heard of {tuesday shoesday}. as you guessed it every tuesday blogs post hot shoe eye candy. so i thought i try my hand at it.

for my first {tuesday shoesday} i choose these italian suede playforms from {kate spade} in hot pink with a cute flower detail on it.  super cute!

don't forget to check out these amazing blogs for their tuesday picks:

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Monday, May 24, 2010

{#91} vintage denim inspiration board

{colors} teak brown , denim blue, white
{description} for today's board i was inspired by the friday's faves necklace by emersonmade. the color palette was perfect for this vintage country board. i love rustic tables with vintage carafes and milk glass centerpieces.  by replacing tradional napkins with striped white and denim tea towels and attaching the menu with mini cloths pins will give the table a more casual feel.  skip the traditional guestbook and allow your guests to write sweet words on heart-shaped doilies and hang them on a string.  
{photos} couple {brandon patoc} vintage book {country living} twine wrapped silverware {napa style} bouquet {martha stewart weddings} vintage car {jose villa} necklace {emersonmade} bouquet {country living} carafe {frolic via elizabeth anne design} menu and centerpieces {sunday suppers} paper heart doilies {jose villa}

Friday, May 21, 2010

{friday faves}

enjoy some of my "something blue"  favorites.

{earrings} via {here}
{necklace} via {here}
{bracelet} via {here}
{garter} via {here}
{shoes} via {here}
which one is your favorite??

have a wonderful weekend my pretties....xo

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Thursday, May 20, 2010

{#90} budget friendly inspiration board

{colors} pink, yellow, white
{description}  this playful and fun wedding is a perfect example that you don’t have to sacrifice style when planning a budget friendly wedding. using less expensive flowers like carnations to create eye-popping topiary centerpieces won’t break the bank. balloons are also a cheap way to add color and decorate your space and save money by skipping the elaborate wedding cake and choose small simple cakes on various cake stands.
{photos} pop up alter {martha stewart weddings} bridesmaid bouquet {rebekah westover} balloon reception {martha stewart weddings} place mat {real simple} topiary centerpiece {brides uk} cakes {jorday ferney} ribbon wands {project wedding} stationary {nonpareil magazine} cottan candy {martha stewart weddings}

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

{engagement} deepa + bart

there is something so sweet about this engagement session from {ian grant photography}. there are no props or costumes just beautiful landscape, sunshine and them.
all everyone ever really needs.

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

congratulations to deepa + bart!!!

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

{#89} under the big top inspiration board

{colors} mustard yellow, red, brown
{description} how fun is this board? i was inspired by anthropologie’s vintage circus catalog i spotted a few months back. to achieve the big top feel - using a old barn draped with flowing fabric for your venue with old fashion candy buffet, balloons and garland. vintage circus posters can make perfect backdrops for photo booth - everything you need for a charming and whimsical wedding.
{photos} yellow dress/grape juice {project wedding} wedding dress {sarah seven} red pick up {sweet paul} groom {susan stripling} cake {sweet paul} bouquet {rebecca thuss} tent {the knot} donut holes {hello lucky} heart garland, circus shoot {anthropologie} couple {once wed}

Monday, May 17, 2010

{guest blogging} ever ours

check out my guest post on {ever ours} . 
 i'm still in shock that lydia asked me to be part of her amazing blog while she's out on vacation.

thanks again lydia!!

{engagement} lauren + brandon

today's engagement shoot comes from leslie castro of {deux boheme photography}. i had a huge awww moment when i received these photos...not only are the images beautiful but the couple as well.
they actually wanted to included their own description of their love and they wrote it together.  

"brandon is a 25 year old videographer, intellectual and artist. he entertains lauren by candlelit dinners and screenings of romantic foreign self-produced films with witty sub titles.  lauren is a 23 year old recent graduate from a prestigious ivy league university. she majored in nursing and minored in love and stunning fashion sense. the couple met 3 years previously when they fell in love at first sight during a creative writing course.  the two walked separate paths for a short time but found each other by happenstance upon a sea of love on the steamy gulf coast. their favorite hobbies include yachting, golfing, and paddleboating."

gorgeous right? love this technicolor love shoot.

a big thank you goes out to leslie castro of {deux boheme photography}.

congratulations to lauren + brandan!!!

Friday, May 14, 2010

{friday faves}

 since this week's board included burlap as table linens, i wanted to continue and show how burlap adds warmth, texture and versatility to weddings. 
  hope everyone has a wonderful weekend....xo

burlap napkin rings via {here}

{bridal party}
burlap wrapped bouquet via {here}
boutonniere via {here}

wrapped inexpensive glass vases via {here}
love banner via {here}

burlap favor bag with felt peony flower via {here}
burlap wrapped favor box via {here}

joyful weddings & events is giving away a custom pewter heart via {here}

brenda's wedding blog is giving away a custom hair accessory via {here}

marry you me is having a giveaway with stella & dot via {here}

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