orange wedding inspiration

Thursday, November 18th, 2010

"orange wedding inspiration"

Orange, in all of its pretty hues, is my favorite color of the moment…

"orange wedding inspiration"

{#1 Katie’s wedding via Once Wed photographed by Cooper Carras; #2 via Martha Stewart; #3 photographed by Jose Villa via Grey Likes Weddings}

county fair inspiration

Thursday, September 23rd, 2010

"county fair wedding"

In honor of the State Fair, which starts today, some fun wedding inspiration!

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{1 – Saveur’s Top 20 Festival Favorites ; 2 -  Amy Atlas via Pacific Weddings; 3 – event design by Elizabeth Demos & photography by Josh Goleman; 4 – Saveur; 5 – Elizabeth Demos and photography by Josh Goleman}

bicycle inspired wedding details

Monday, September 20th, 2010

"bicycle wedding"

Loving these bicycle inspired wedding details!

"bicycle wedding program"

"bike wedding inspiration"

"bicycle wedding inspiration"

"ring bearer bowl"

"bike wedding inspiration"

{1 -lauren & ben’s wedding featured in martha stewart weddings; 2 – program; 3 – photo by elizabeth messina via Santa Barbara Chic; 4 – via green wedding shoes, photographed by schnack studios; 5 – ring bearer bowl by paloma’s nest; 6 – tote by wedding chicks}

modern chinoiserie

Thursday, July 22nd, 2010

Today I’m dreaming of a modern chinoiserie-inspired party.

chinoiserie"bamboo chair"


{Dempsey & Carroll Schumacher Trellis envelopes via COCOCOZY; gold flatware via Apartment Therapy; Schumacher Chiang Mai Dragon fabric via Aesthetic Oiseau; bamboo chair via BizBash — similar style available locally at Festive Fare; bird cages via Casa Sugar}

preppy meets moroccan

Wednesday, July 7th, 2010

moroccan preppy wedding

I’m dreaming of an event that’s a little bit preppy and a little bit Moroccan. It all started when I saw that seahorse motif in Mr. Boddington’s studio several weeks ago. I’d love to pair it with a blue ikat pattern.

{1 – picture by me in mr. boddington’s studio; ikat fabric from the lil bee; J Crew bracelet via Style Court; flower arrangement originally from Domino Magazine via inspired to flower}

you say tomato…

Tuesday, June 22nd, 2010

Tomato season is so close I can taste it, and Southerners love their tomatoes. Especially Richmonders. Hanover tomatoes might be as good as gold in these parts. Why not let this fruit inspire your celebration?

{1-martha stewart; 2-blush floral design; 3-la tartine; 4-100 layer cake; 5-elizabeth anne designs; 6-southern weddings}

valentine’s day inspiration

Friday, February 12th, 2010

Just a few things that are inspiring me today…I hope you have a lovely Valentine’s Day weekend.

{collage by Perfectbound via Oh Joy; envelopes via Martha Stewart styled by Kristi Blunt; gowns photographed by Tec Petaja via Style Me Pretty; Kissing Booth poster by Roll and Tumble Press; Table by Emersonmade}

blue and yellow inspiration

Sunday, February 7th, 2010

turquoise blue wedding inspirationJust a little pretty I’ve been holding onto for awhile, so long in fact I’m not sure where I found a few of these images (if you have clues please send them my way). I love this palette for winter or very early spring, with its whispery shades of blue and yellow.

{first row: love poster by Made by Girl; cattleya bouquet by The Treasured Petal photo by One Love Photo; second row: centerpiece from Martha Stewart Weddings; third row: blue gown at far left by LulaKate; bird cake topper by Ann Wood Handmade}

garden brunch wedding inspiration

Friday, February 5th, 2010

I had such a good time working on this little piece of inspiration I pulled together for The Wedding Shoebox. Valerie asked me to dream a little bit: if I could do it again, what would my wedding look like? I’d never in reality re-do my wedding. It was perfect just the way it was, but since we’re dreaming…I’ve always loved the idea of a intimate brunch wedding at a garden (maybe Tuckahoe Plantation in Richmond in the spring). Because, really what’s better than yummy pastries & mimosas, not to mention a color palette that’s soft and dreamy?

Old School

Thursday, October 15th, 2009

I was really inspired by the Ivy League style spread in the new Lonny Magazine and thought it would be fun to do a little “old school” inspiration today…think vintage varsity letters, plaid, pewter and brass trophies….

{Girl in plaid dress via Snippet & Ink via The City Sage, photographed by Kate Powers; custom designed invitation suite by Paper + Cup; Typewriter via Snippet & Ink, photographed by Jonas Peterson; Stationery via Snippet & Ink by Austin Press; Trophy via Country Living; Vintage books via Green Wedding Shoes, photographed by Jessica Claire; Coat and knit tie via Wasp 101}