ideas for a classic late spring wedding in virginia

Friday, March 11th, 2011

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There is nothing on earth that I love more than an outdoor wedding. The opportunities for personalization are endless when you’re outdoors. Tacky ballroom carpeting? No problem out here. Clashing color palettes. Nope. Not here. The world is your oyster under a tent. And if I were choosing a tent, I would certainly, hands down, no question choose a Sperry Tent. And, then I’d order blonde folding wood chairs (to match the wooden tent poles in the Sperry, of course).

outdoor wedding ideasUm, how fabulous is this idea from (pun intended) Everything Fabulous? Ikea stocks wicker chests similar to the one pictured here.

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Broadway: one of my favorite furniture sets for outdoor parties. Perfect for lounging about during cocktail hour, while you watch friends play lawn games and sip on a mint julep. Yum.

outdoor wedding ideas

Speaking of lounging, varied ways to partake in sunshine and the iced cold bevs are welcome. Simple blankets with pretty pillows are a win. And, everybody loves kites, right? And bocce ball. Or how about a friendly game of badminton on the lawn?  (p.s. I am madly in love with everything about this wedding)

Happy weekend everyone!

photos: Sperry tent image courtesy Skyline Tent Company; Sofa via American Furniture Rentals; Cooler via Everything Fabulous via House and Home Canada December 2010 via Heidi Claire; Chris and Tim’s wedding via Martha Stewart Weddings

ethereal ombre

Thursday, March 10th, 2011

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Loving all of the delicate watercolor-inspired ombre details I’ve been seeing lately, from pretty hanging pendants, to cakes, to this brilliant d.i.y. project designed by Joy Thigpen for Once Wed.

photos: Pendant lampshade, place setting and cake via Martha Stewart; Napkins via Once Wed

illustrated wedding details

Monday, March 7th, 2011

illustrated wedding programs

There’s nothing quite as personal & meaningful as a hand drawn wedding detail…

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photos: Katie’s programs originally featured here, photographed by Cooper Carras; Program by Anna Bond of Rifle Design; Doodle Cake by My Sweet and Saucy; Illustration by Paperfinger via Wedding Invite Love

mothers’ bouquets

Thursday, March 3rd, 2011

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I love these mothers’ bouquets that Chelsea Fuss of Frolic! styled and photographed for Project Wedding. Posies, also called nosegays, are such a sweet and modern alternative to corsages or wrislets. Whether a diminutive version of a bridesmaid’s bouquet or a small clutch of flowers that coordinate with wedding colors, posies can be carried by mothers, grandmothers, even flower girls.

photos: Chelsea Fuss via Project Wedding

delicate dots

Wednesday, March 2nd, 2011

swiss dots

Aren’t these dotted details just perfect for spring?

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{french net veil via martha stewart; hobnail milk glass via My Sweet and Saucy photographed by Elizabeth Messina; Swiss dot gown by Carolina Herrera, photographed by Melissa Musgrove, via Martha Stewart; wedding cakes via Martha Stewart; bride with bouquet via Martha Stewart; gown by Ivy & Aster photographed by Elizabeth Messina}

mi amor

Monday, February 14th, 2011

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Lovely images taken by Katie Stoops at the Jose Villa workshop in Mexico. Styling by Joy Thigpen.

neon and neutral take two

Tuesday, February 8th, 2011

neon party inspiration

Loving all of the bright, bright neon colors I’m seeing everywhere — perfect for a party!

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{letterpress cards by Jordan Ferney via Oh Happy Day; dessert table designed by Susana of Simplesmente Branco and Ana of Pinga Amor via Somewhere Splendid; flowers and photos by Oh Joy}

charcoal & chalk

Tuesday, January 18th, 2011

gray wedding inspiration

Although it seems that 2011 is the year of color, gray is still so striking…

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{1 – Martha Stewart; 2 – Roland Bello; 3 – Wedding Chicks photographed by Lane Dittoe, bouquet by The Treasured Petal; 4 – centerpiece via Martha Stewart; 5 – invitation by Things Are Better with a Parrot with calligraphy by Betsy Dunlap; 6 – by Cy Twombly}

neon & neutral

Monday, January 17th, 2011

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There are so many ways to play up neon hues at events. Particularly loving this combination of neon yellow and neutral.

{1 – Lela Rose; 2 – Anthropologie; 3 – Karen Barbe textiles}

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}