Tuesday, November 30, 2010

{#120} pink poinsettia

back in october i put out a little survey and a whopping 58.4% {to be exact} wanted to see more inspiration boards on P&P. so your wish is my command …i created a winter bloom series that i will be sharing with you for the next few days. i hope you enjoy these mini inspirations.
for the first winter series board i choose the ever popular poinsettia flower but with a twist- it’s pink instead of the typical red or white.  can you picture a pretty pink winter wedding or {bridal shower} with delicious macarons and sparkly dancing shoes?

{colors} pale pink, white lace, gold glitter
{photos} pink poinsettia {mattew mead style} dress {studded heart } macarons {katie quinn davies}  shoes {sarah postma photography via brenda's wedding blog}, drink stirrers {shana faust}

 which winter bloom do you think will be next?

{guest blogging} the sassy bride

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{#24} tuesday shoesday

don't these pretty little heels make you want to dance? 

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Monday, November 29, 2010

{#119} winter sage

{season} winter
{colors} sage green, silver, white
{description} good morning friends...i wanted to start the winter collection boards with a light and airy one with a unexpected wintry palette of sage and silver. i love the use of ornaments in weddings for this time of year, they are a great way to use color throughout the decor.  can't you just picture an intimate city hall wedding with this board?
{photos} meringue tree {dress design decor} bundt cake, bible posey {sherry hammonds} staircase, ornaments in cloche {better homes & gardens} table centerpiece {brides} wedding dress {union photography} lilies bouquet {martha stewart weddings} hanging ormaments {dress design decor}

Sunday, November 28, 2010

{sunday} seasons greetings

let the holiday decorating begin...have a wonderful sunday friends!

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Friday, November 26, 2010

{friday faves} gift ideas

happy friday!
how was your thanksgiving? mine was awesome...thank you for asking. ;)
my favorite thing on this particular friday is shopping {who am i kidding, i love shopping any day} and that's what i will be doing all day today.

if your in need of some ideas for shopping for your friends and family check out these gift guides and sites.
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Thursday, November 25, 2010

give thanks

it's only appropriate with today being thanksgiving and all that i should share what i'm thankful for so here goes my list:
i'm thankful for ...
1. my family ~ hands down the most important thing to me PERIOD!
2. my nephew + niece ~ i know they should be included in #1 {and they are} but i have to do a separate shout out to them because they are very special to me. ♥ you d + s.
3. my health ~ regardless of some scares here and there, i'm thankful for it never being serious.
4. my friends ~ for always listening and being there.
5. my blogging community ~ even though i haven't mostly met them in person. i feel very grateful to have them in my life. big shoutout to my twips
6. my readers ~ i never knew that i would get one reader when i began blogging and now i have all of you and i cannot express how much it means to be when you comment, tweet or "like" my ideas.  thank you!
7. my pies ~ i can't wait to gobble you up later today. ;)
8. my computer ~ without you blogging would be impossible.
9. my gym membership ~ i'm thankful i didn't cancel you because i'll be back after the holidays :\
10. this cute printable for last minute t-day decor.

what are you thankful for?

  i scheduled some posts for tomorrow and sunday but i will be officially back on monday. 
i hope everyone has a wonderful thanksgiving.  
xoxo ~ c

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

last minute autumn ideas

if your like me and your still looking for some last minute inspiration before the big turkey day look no further {autumn brides pay attention too}. with a few items already found in your pantry, craft closet and backyard you can create some last minute projects- an autumn topiary, table runner and more.

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

{shoot} cozy autumn table

my lovely friends aleah + nick from {valley & co.} sent over this cozy autumn shoot perfect for the upcoming holiday season. it's full of wonderful ideas and inspiration...so take notes.
here is what aleah had to say about the shoot: 
"for this photo shoot we wanted to showcase ideas perfect for an intimate holiday dinner that has a unique and charming character and warm ambiance. our overall look was rustic-inspired and vibrant green apples and assorted pods brought in unexpected texture and flags bursting "cheers!" lent a touch of whimsy. anchored with succulents in copper vessels, any group of guest would enjoy our table and this industrial space in downtown seattle with its oversized single-pane windows and exposed brick walls. tom douglas served up chanterelle tarts and après-dinner coffee liquor drinks, perfect for a late night of enjoyment."
"when dreaming your holiday dinner, think about all of the details to really make your guests feel welcomed and know that you put thought into the celebration. print up menus and place cards and think about a theme that is comfortable, gorgeous, and will encourage your guests to stay and visit for hours."

design: aleah + nick valley {valley & co.}  | floral: anne bradfield, {floressence}  
photography: {jeremy leffel}  venue, food, and drinks: palace ballroom by {tom douglas}
linens: {choice linens}  stationery: {izzy girl}  chairs: {aa party rentals}
glass vessels: {glassybaby}   vintage bobbins: aleah's family pieces

{irish coffee}
2 1/2 oz strong, hot coffee
1 1/2 oz irish whiskey
1 tsp brown sugar
1 oz whipping cream
hot caramel for the rim

pour hot caramel into a low, open bowl and roll the rim of an Irish coffee mug in the caramel. pour the coffee, Irish whiskey and brown sugar into the mug and stir. float the whipping cream on top and enjoy!

{#23} tuesday shoesday

i ♥ the glossy chocolate brown combined with the flirty mocha ruffle detail.

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Monday, November 22, 2010

{day after} ashley + brian

i recently received a sweet email from ashley, a p&p reader who recently got married and wanted to share her day after shoot at tilden park in berkeley, california with us.  
i’ll let ashley tell you the rest… “we chose to take our pics the day after our wedding so that we could enjoy every minute of our wedding day without having to take time away from our guests for our pictures, and it turned out to be really nice and much more relaxing to take these pictures after the wedding!  we started off the shoot with a champagne picnic in a grove of eucalyptus trees in the park, and used some of the decor items from our wedding as props (the "love" vase and cb2 glass balls). then we climbed up into an oak tree to finish off the shoot, which was not an easy task in a long flowy dress, but was totally fun! “
how gorgeous is ashley’s hand painted dress from atelier aimee?

the rings were custom made by fabuluster
did you spot the couple's fingerprints engraved inside? cute!!

congrats to ashley + brian!!

thank you ashley for sharing your special day with us.

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Friday, November 19, 2010

{friday faves} camping

happy friday everyone!!
 ahh camping...makes me think of fresh air, crackling sound of the fire and weddings {what??} 
adding touches of camp elements throughout your decor will add fun and whimsy.  who wouldn't love a tartan tablecloth, a porcelain campfire or miniature row boat to accent your favor box? i know i would.  
1. porcelain campfire {kirkland} 2. miniature boat packaging {sweet paul magazine} 
3. apple filled enamel pot {madame cupcake} 4. filled with love {campfire chic}
5. smores {martha stewart} 6. lanterns {carter & cook} 7. couple {brides}
8. tree stump {the knot} 9. spool scarf {terrain} via {the sweetest occasion} 10. tartan tablescape {frolic}

camping + wedding = yay or nay?

Thursday, November 18, 2010

{real wedding} jacqueline + danny

some couples spend months even years planning their big day and while others simply just elope.  that’s what danny + jacqueline did and asked stacy of {stacy reeves photography} to capture it in film. the couple headed out to their favorite local park where they would walk their dogs early on their relationship to seal the deal.
in their ceremony jacqueline + danny chose to do a handfasting ceremony where they used three ribbon { two represent each of them and the ribbon had bells on the end and represents their marriage together } every time the bells ring, it should remind them of their love and their wedding day.

congrats jacqueline + danny!!

to see more check out stacy's blog {here}

{purse day} leather clutch

another $20 find and check out that oversized clasp!

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Wednesday, November 17, 2010

{#118} a crisp day in autumn

{season} autumn
{colors} copper brown, black, cream
{description} i'm trying to squeeze every last bit of autumn before winter arrives and with thanksgiving fast approaching it will be gone before i know it. 
{photos} autumn table & stacked blankets {country home}  gourd garland {martha stewart} autumn bouquet {brides} gingham shirt {kate powers} groomsmen {jill thomas via amorology} bride with horse {finnrose photography} tree {this is glamorous} ginger crisp cookies {country living}

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

{real wedding} kate + pete

if you love diy weddings, you’re going to love this one sent to me by the husband and wife team at {the raser photography}. the wedding ceremony took place in one the city’s park in front of a beautiful gazebo near a small lake.  kate, a medical student {which is where she and pete met} and etsy shop owner created practically everything from her birdcage veil, the boutonnieres, and the fabric bouquets. 

 the necklace was also handmade by kate and given as gifts to her bridesmaids
kate even sewed different colored pom poms out of fabric to decorate the aisle. 

congrats kate + pete!! 

to see more of this wedding visit the raser's blog {here}
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