watercolor wedding ideas

Friday, January 14th, 2011

 watercolor wedding ideas

Painterly brushstrokes equally at home in a pretty garden wedding or a museum affair…

watercolor wedding ideas

{First collage, clockwise: 1 – via Design*Sponge; save the date via Allie Ruth; plates from The Conran Shop via; Maggie Austin cookies; watercolor brush strokes; Second collage: Invitation at Minted; Plates from Anthro via; watercolor brush strokes}

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}

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}

vintage notions

Friday, August 21st, 2009

This board, full of vintage notions, was inspired by the work of Leigh Magar, an amazing hat maker in South Carolina who was featured in Country Living just a few months ago. Happy weekend all!

Photo credits:
Love 20s style boat hats. This one is via Ruby Lane.
Consider using a small vintage suitcase as a cardholder. Via Always A Blogsmaid.
Leigh Magar’s studio via Country Living.
Dress forms via Paris Parfait. Wouldn’t it be fun to pin vintage family photographs or love notes to the couple on vintage forms?
Bride and groom via Once Wed.
Vintage thread spools via flickr.
Bow tie by xoelle.
Children’s clothing by Periwinkle Bloom via Ritzy Bee.
Button cake via The Knot.
Bouquet wrapped in lace via Once Wed.

Flower Power

Monday, August 17th, 2009

Suzanne’s flower pin tree inspired this quirky/girly/retro board. Suzanne has the greatest blog, full of vintage craftiness. See how she made her pin tree here. There are so many possibilities for pretty enamel flowers – use them to hold seating cards, to make a cake topper, or as table decoration. They make lovely bridesmaids gifts. And, they’d be beautiful on a really simple wedding gown, like the one in this board from Simple Silhouettes.

{seating cards via SMP; gown via Simple Silhouettes; Lemon Drop centerpiece via Once Wed; Zig Zag card by Linda & Harriett; Pin tree by Suzanne; Topper by The Small Object}