craving…

Tuesday, August 9th, 2011

le petit ecolier s'mores

…this dressed up version of s’mores that so smartly employes le petit ecolier cookies.  Nom, nom, nom!

 

{via Stephmodo via Cafe Zupas}

dreamy flowers…

Friday, August 5th, 2011

fern purple flower wedding inspirationpeony weddingapple fern purple wedding flower inspiration

…by Amy Merrick, of Design*Sponge, An Apple a Day and Amy Merrick Flowers and Styling. The story of the design of Amy’s site that just launched this week is fascinating. I’m as much in love with Dutch still life paintings as she is. Love her inspiration and the way it came to life.

vintage Virginia save the date

Wednesday, August 3rd, 2011

virginia wedding invitation

Loving this vintage style, Virginia-themed save the date that Ashley of Lemon and Lavender designed for her client, Sarah. Their entire wedding suite is inspired by Virginia — can’t wait to see more from this wedding!

crushing on….

Tuesday, August 2nd, 2011

tote bag flower containerspreppy wedding flower ideas

…this genius use of canvas bags for floral containers. Pretty to decorate with and easy for guests to tote home as favors at the end of the evening. Photography by Kate Headley; logo design on bag by Simplsong Design; event design + planning by Ritzy Bee Events; floral design by Amaryllis. Featured on Snippet & Ink.

dorothy draper inspired

Thursday, July 28th, 2011

 

Oversize prints, roman stripes, lush florals, chintz, chessboard tiles, and exuberant color — all signature Dorothy Draper moves. Her sense of whimsy and playfulness is infectious; her passion for color + flowers is so inspiring, especially for fetes as joyful and full of fun as weddings.

 

dorothy draper inspired

images: 1 +7 originally featured in Elegant Bride Magazine; 2  invitation designed by Cheree Berry; 3 Hotel Saint Cecilia in Austin via Full House; 4 – via Heidi Claire; 5 + 6 Annette and Dan’s NY wedding via Martha Stewart

do you pin?

Tuesday, July 26th, 2011

I’m so super addicted to pinterest. Several months ago, a client encouraged me to join, and I did, having absolutely zero idea what the hype was about, but it’s truly one of the most useful tools that’s been introduced online in a long time. It satiates my need for visual organization in a major kind of way. Gone are the days of organizing + cross referencing thousands of images on my desktop.

I believe my obsession devotion has paid off since merriment has recently been recognized as a tastemaker in weddings + events! I’m pinning handfuls of boards thematically for weddings — from color stories, to paper details, to Richmond focused wedding inspiration. The classic board has to be one of my favorites though.

Classic wedding ideas Phillipa Lepley wedding gown pinned here via Love My Dress; mint juleps photographed by Kate Headley via Calder Clark pinned here; bouquet designed by Matthew Robins via The Bride’s Guide pinned here

 

But, lately, I’ve been obsessing over pinning ideas for baby. From baby shower inspiration to a generalized board with all things bitty.

yellow baby shower inspiration

Do you pin? Would love to see you over at pinterest!

round-up

Tuesday, July 19th, 2011

Some of my favorite posts from around the web…

Emily gives you a behind the scenes preview of the shoot we did for Southern Weddings in Williamsburg here.

Are you curious what a wedding planner does?

Have you visited the pop up shops at 100 Layer Cake? This week, our friend Julianne Smith of The Garter Girl is holding a flash sale.

Love the recipes Tara Guerard shared on Design*Sponge last week.

What creative wedding invitations you have my dear!

word of the week: cantina lights

Monday, July 18th, 2011

Cantina lights, which are tiny globe-like bulbs that you might associate with European cafes, can be hung in most any pattern or configuration you can dream. Also called cafe lights or bistro lights, these pretty string lights, require more labor (and time) to install than more standard forms of wedding lighting, so be prepared for higher costs, but they really do make tents and outdoor spaces sparkle!

 

 

images: Jose Villa via Snippet & Ink; Skyline Tent Company; Sarah Yates Photography via Once Wed

pretty color palettes #12

Friday, July 15th, 2011

For today, a sea inspired palette ….

sea inspired wedding palette

image via lonny magazine

china inspired details

Wednesday, July 13th, 2011

blue and white wedding inspiration

Loving these classic blue and white inspired details! Perfect for a classic Richmond wedding.

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For more blue + white inspiration visit my board on pinterest!

 

images: 1 + 3 photographed by Meg Perotti; 2 Carolyne Roehm; 4 + 5 Jose Villa; 6 The Caketress; 7 + 8 The Lettered Olive via Elizabeth Anne Designs