Sunday, October 31, 2010

Friday, October 29, 2010

{friday faves} white pumpkins

 all i have to say is move over orange pumpkins there is a new kid in town. the ever popular "symbol" of the season is going white. can you image the possibilities of these pretties in weddings...carve, stencil, paint them, scatter them with candles for some aisle decor or hollow them out and create a vase base for your centerpieces.  

1. pumpkin lined stairs {timeless paper} 2. pumpkin vase with flowers {martha stewart}
3. baby boos {country living} 4. pumpkins & candles {the knot}
5. ichabod pumpkin {better homes & gardens} 6. quilt patterned pumpkin {better homes & gardens} 7. pumpkin place card {twig & thistle} 8. autumn dessert table {sweet table}

are you a fan of white pumpkins or do you still prefer the traditional orange ones? 

Thursday, October 28, 2010

{purse day} glitter wristlet

it sparkles and it's under $20 {yes please!} 

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{shoot} corpse bride

i'm so excited to share with you this fun halloween inspired shoot by jeff from {jeff wallace photography}. if you remember this is jeff's second time on {p&p} and i'm thrilled to have him here again. i had to ask jeff where he got the inspiration to create this shoot and this is what he had to say "i got back from my honeymoon we came home to dead flowers and i thought with halloween in a few months it would be fun to do a corpse bride shoot. plus i have always been a fan of tim burton and corpse bride."  
thanks for sharing...and don't forget to visit jeff's blog for more.

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

{#114} all hallow's eve

{colors} candy apple red, purple, black
{description} for this inspiration board i want to step away from the typical orange and black combo that is usually associated with halloween. i chose a richer color palette of candy apple red with hints of  purple and black. even though there is no pumpkin in sight you still get the feel of a darker but sexier halloween wedding especially when you sprinkled in some of the elements of the holiday like the spooky candy apples for you and your guests to munch as a midnight snack.   
{photos} shoes {elizabeth messina} black gown {jose villa} wedding cake {the knot} meringue cupcake {martha stewart weddings} piano player {martha stewart weddings} tablescape {randi brookman harris} red & violet dresses {vanity fair} stationary {martha stewart weddings} candy apples {mattbites}

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

{good eats} apple butter cake

did you spot that pretty cake in yesterday's post?
 well, andrea is not only a talented photographer but she also baked the cake seen in the shoot and was kind enough to share the recipe with us. 

{apple butter cake}
2/3 cup butter
1 3/4 cup sugar
2 eggs
1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla
3 cups sifted cake flour
2 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
1 1/4 cups milk

cream butter. add sugar gradually, creaming till light. add eggs and vanilla and beat till fluffy. sift dry ingredients together; add to creamed mixture alternating with milk, beating after each addition. beat 1 minute. bake in 2 greased and lightly floured round pans at 350 degrees for 30 to 35 minutes. cool 10 minutes; remove from pans. let cakes cool completely. 
*she doubled better homes & garden traditional yellow cake recipe

andrea used some farmer's market apple butter between the layers & topped it off with a light dusting of powdered sugar. 
you can't forget about the cake bunting ~ andrea used fabric remnants, string and two bamboo skewers. 

{#19} tuesday shoesday

who knew flannel + glitter would look so good together? {kate spade}

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{guest blogging} sparkle & hay

i'm guest blogging over at {sparkle & hay} while erin is away on her mini-moon.
 stop by to see some rustic chic inspiration.

Monday, October 25, 2010

{shoot} vintage apple orchard

i’m so thrilled to share with you this jaw dropping shoot sent to me by andrea of {andrea dozier photography}. we “met” on facebook and i was instantly hooked on her work.
she recently collaborated with caitlin of {simply photography} for a holiday shoot for the newlyweds ashley + jimmy and their “babies” lucca and marino for a romantic picnic. one sunday morning they headed out to an apple orchard along with a few inspirations ~ my boards…yes!! andrea drew inspiration from 3 of my boards* {I still can’t believe it}
i love all the lovely details in this shoot, caitlin hollowed the apples to be used as mugs for the cider and since the shoot was during ashley’s birthday weekend they included a cake that andrea baked herself. 

a big virtual hug going out to andrea for sharing this gorgeous shoot.
don't forget to visit her blog {here}

Friday, October 22, 2010

{friday faves} wood slices

happy friday!!
wood slices are becoming a staple in rustic weddings. they are so versatile and add amazing texture to your table and decor. i have to ask ....what's your favorite?

1. save the date {nonpareil magazing} 2. wedding cake {martha stewart weddings}
3. ring "pillow" {brides} 4. place cards {casa sugar} 5. doodle faces {the brides cafe}
6. table numbers {luna & chloe weddings} 7. guest book {unknown}
8. wood platter {martha stewart weddings} 9. centerpiece {ruffled blog}

Thursday, October 21, 2010

{purse day} retro + velvet

♥ the unique retro feel of this velvet clutch {boutique marie}

check out these lovely blogs for more purse picks:
{magnolia rouge} {swatchbook weddings} {demoiselle} 

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Wednesday, October 20, 2010

{style} flower girls

everyone knows that flower girls steals a tiny bit of the spotlight when they run walk down the aisle.  i collected a few of my favorite looks for the littlest girl in your bridal party. 
which look do you prefer ... the a classic look with rich velvet that is perfect for autumn and winter weddings, a lighter look of delicate ruffles or the skirt and cardigan combination?

{rich fabrics}

{light & delicate}

{cardigan & skirt combo}
ruffle cardigan {gap} sparkling tutu {old navy} pocket cardigan & taffeta cupcake skirt {j. crew}

{virtual bridal shower} sparkle & hay

 erin over at {sparkle & hay} is getting married this weekend and a bunch of us twitter friends {#twips} got together to celebrate her upcoming nuptials with dan. the lovely & talented kate from {ruby & willow} organized and created this amazing wedding poster {& invite} with some of our favorite quotes, poems or advice as a gift. 
{click image to enlarge}

i chose a snippet of one of my favorite poems by john keats 
I have been astonished that men could die martyrs for their religion ~ I have shudder'd at it. ~ I shudder no more. ~ I could be martyr'd for my religion ~ Love is my religion ~ And I could die for that. ~ I could die for you. 

much love going to erin & dan!! wishing you the only the best on your new life together! xoxo

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Tuesday, October 19, 2010

{diy} black + white printable wedding set

trying to keep your wedding on budget? how about a free printable wedding set?
well, eleanor from{e.m papers} has one...complete with invitation, save the date, response card, wedding program, menu, place cards, table number, seating list and thank you cards. 

{guest blogging} eat drink pretty

i'm guest blogging over at {eat drink pretty} today and i want to thank jenna for allowing me to step out of my comfort zone.

{#18} tuesday shoesday

♥ the bow detail on these satin peep toe {badgley mischka} heels

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Monday, October 18, 2010

{#113} autumn pear

{season} autumn
{colors} brown, mint, taupe, pale blue
{description} it's finally starting to feel like autumn. hooray!! this it definitely my favorite time of year and it inspired me with this warm and rustic wedding board.  the woodsy browns and the hints of pale green create a cozy and comforting setting that just makes you want to snuggle up in a warm flannel blanket with your honey.
{photos} hair bow {artpixie}  flower arrangement {michaele thunen} pear cakes {country living} wildflower boutonni√®res {martha stewart weddings} hay bale seating {w. scott chester}  bow tie {ouma clothing via grey likes weddings} bride {style me pretty} pears on cake stand {unknown} 1958 rambler station wagon {country living} roasted nuts {martha stewart weddings}blankets {dress design decor} 

Friday, October 15, 2010

{friday faves} stop motion save the dates

happy friday!!
 i'm a huge fan of stop motion videos {must of been my love for gumby back in the 80s} and they are popping up everywhere especially in video save the dates. not only are these save the dates fun and creative but the song choices are pretty awesome too..
watch, listen and enjoy...hope everyone has a fantastic weekend!
Save the date! 31 july 2010 from Kishi-Grover on Vimeo.

{song} "first day of my life" by bright eyes

a+a's save the date from Courtney Brooke on Vimeo.
{courtney brooke via grey likes weddings}

{song} "what i wouldn't do" by a fine frenzy

a slice of invite from Jodi Miller on Vimeo.
{jodi miller photography}
 a big virtual hug going out to jodi + kurt!! today is the day ...congratulations!!

{song} "m79" by vampire weekend

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Thursday, October 14, 2010

{engagement} sarah + mikey

i heart sarah + mikey’s engagement session shot by carina + amanda from {love me do photography}.  they headed out to fairmount park a sweet little spot pretty close to their wedding ceremony {the couple is set to marry this weekend}. the monastery stables makes for a perfect backdrop for this sweet couple.

congrats to sarah + mikey! 

to see more of sarah + mikey's engagement visit love me do's blog {here}

{purse day} customizable clutch

what's so great about this cute clutch? the fact that it's totally customizable. 

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Wednesday, October 13, 2010


hi there...
you know how much a love your daily comments, tweets and your Con facebook, right? well i would love to hear more about you and if you could spare a few minutes to answer some questions i would greatly appreciate it. 

{#112} lemon & tea

{colors} lemon yellow, sea foam, gray, white
{description} what is this bright and cheery inspiration board doing here in october? yikes! i can explain...technically i started this board back in early summer and i thought it was a complete loss because i kept going back to it and couldn't complete it but finally it's done!! and i wanted to share it with you {even though it's autumn}. anyone up for some tea?
{photos} garland {paper & stitch} pocketsquare {martha stewart weddings} bride carrying luggage {the bottom of the ironing basket} lemon tart {unknown} tea tray {martha stewart} tea towels {poppytalk} bouquet {one love photo} pin corsage {wedding style guide} lemon centerpiece {martha stewart wedding}

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

{engagement} katy + daniel

today’s lovely engagement shoot was captured by bonnie of {bonnie berry photography}.
katy + daniel first met at the rhode island school of design as students but only began dating when they ran into each other while they were both living in new york.  for their engagement session they headed out one sunday morning along with their basset hound obi and some props…how fun is that mask? the couple's wedding was recently featured in the knot's fall 2010 issue. you can see a preview of it {here}


congrats to katy + daniel!!

head on over to bonnie's blog for more {here}

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