May 6th, 2009 |

COLOR: Bold Teal and Orchid

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A lot of the COLOR posts I do focus on the pretty, pale colors…..not today!  Today is all about bold, bold, bold!

My inspiration today is a beautiful room I found on the Harlequin Fabric & Wallpaper website.  Harlequin is a company in the UK that offers an eclectic, elegant, and versatile range of weaves, prints and wallcoverings that will satisfy the most demanding of tastes.

Shades of deep teal, popped with orchid purple and accents of brown and white….this color palette has a stunning wedding written all over it!

White flowers and dishes look fresh up against the strong teal walls and linens – add a touch of chocolate brown by tying a ribbon on your teal favor boxes and place them on each seat.  You can also bring in the brown color and satisfy your guest’s sweet tooth by offering a lavish chocolate buffet for dessert!  Offer cellophane bags and teal ribbon to pack up some goodies to bring home at the end of the evening.  Deep shades of color, stunning accents and an evening rich in love – perfect! Teal Wedding (small)

Images: teal room (harlequin.uk.com), boutonniere and calla lilly bouquet (weddingchannel.com), table (theknot.com), bridesmaid dresses (swsmag.com), welcome sign (theknot.com), favor boxes (aboutdetailsdetails.com), chocolate buffet (brides.com)

April 13th, 2009 |

Bridal Fashion Week: Spring 2010

 

Before I show you today’s Wedding inspiration board, I thought I would show you a recap of the Spring 2010 Bridal Fashion Week that just took place in New York.  Beautiful gowns….for a complete gallery of images, check out Martha Stewart Weddings or The Knot….but these are a few of my favorites!

There is just something magical about your wedding gown.  Nothing can make you feel quite as special or beautiful.  I loved my gown….in fact, I think the ONLY part of my entire wedding that made me sad was the fact that I will never wear it again.  It’s hanging in a closet at my parent’s house.  I visit it occassionally….even contemplate putting it on again!  I often joke around with my husband that some day he will come home from work, and I’ll be sitting in the living room watching TV in my gown….I think he realizes that I am only half kidding….

 

April 13th, 2009 |

A Modern Twist on a Black & White Wedding

 

There are so many options when it comes to planning a wedding with a black & white color palette….an elegant black tie affair, a modern event in a lounge with all white furniture….or you could go this route:

Clean polka dots and stripes, happy flowers and a ruffle here or there – creates a modern, somewhat preppy event.

The gerber daisy centerpiece is an idea that you could do for any special occassion – and would be darling in any color.

Images: couple watching fireworks, gerber daisy centerpiece and favor boxes (brides.com),

ruffled wedding gown (jcrew.com), wedding cake (instyleweddings.com),

placecards (theknot.com)

March 19th, 2009 |

Lilac & Green: A Spring Wedding

 

I love those first few days of Spring.  Everything is in bloom and everyone is just so happy to be back outside!  Springtime is the perfect time for a wedding, and today I am going to show you an inspiration for a garden wedding with a sophisticated lilac & green color palette.  (Maybe I still have green on the brain from St. Patrick’s Day!?)

A few things to consider when thinking about the fashion side of your wedding: make sure that your dress equals the level of formality of your wedding.  For a garden wedding, I love this dress – not too formal, but completely unforgettable with the green sash and flower brooch.  Seeing as though a tuxedo may be too formal for your groom and his groomsmen, try a dark suit but add in a pattern tie that pulls all of your colors together.  Mix and match your bridesmaids and flower girls – no one says they need to wear the same color!

There are some wonderful details for a garden wedding below….enjoy!

 

Tables are set up outside, using the natural greenery as a backdrop.  The flowers are done in shades of purple and are a lovely compliment to the natural decor of the garden; the white linens look crisp on a Spring day.  You can use simple details to give the day a modern feeling – such as arranging the place cards through rows of limes, having candles floating in a cylinder vase of black rocks.  These little touches take a traditional setting and bring an updated feel to the event.

You can have a lot of fun with the food you serve at weddings these days – it’s all in the presentation!  For instance, try serving miniature crab cakes on a slice of lime for an hors d’oeuvre.  Set up a candy bar along with your wedding cake – using only green candies.  You could even offer celephane bags for people to fill and bring home as favors.

A Spring wedding promises a beautiful celebration of love and a lovely day in the garden!

 

Fashion Images: purple flower girl dress (marthastewartweddings.com), wedding gown,

green bridesmaid dresses andgroom’s tie (theknot.com)

Detail Images: table setting (projectwedding.com), purple bouquet (instyleweddings.com), programs (theknot.com), estate (brides.com), floral tree and candy favors (marthastewartweddings.com),

lime placecards (theknot.com)

Food Images: mini crabcakes (brides.com), champagne glasses (theknot.com),

green candy buffet (amyatlas.com),wedding cake (theknot.com)

March 18th, 2009 |

Make a statement with flowers

 

Images: reflection thru mirror (via lastoriafoto.com), purple tulips (brides.com),

white peonies (via zoomphotography.com), yellow flowers (via toddevents.com)

March 11th, 2009 |

Decorating with Moss

 

Add some natural intrigue to your Spring centerpieces with moss.

I love bringing the fresh color of green into my home for Spring, and I think the moss adds a look that is raw yet refined.  Some of these images would be great  inspiration for a wedding or party.  Mixing candles with the moss balls makes a beautiful centerpiece for any party…and hanging a beautiful wreath on the door is a great way to welcome your guests.

There are currently tons of places selling moss items – moss balls at Pottery Barn, antique glass terrariums full of moss on Etsy.com – but you can also find items at craft stores or on-line to create your own (pretty inexpensively, too!).

I found the best assortment at Save-On-Crafts – not only do they have already made moss wreaths, balls, and stones, but they also have moss covered wire.  Take a look…I hope it inspires you to bring a little nature into your home!

 

Top Images: wreath with bows (marthastewartweddings.com), candles & moss centerpiece (projectwedding.com),

moss balls (potterybarn.com), topiary place card (marthastewartweddings.com), glass terrarium (etsy.com),

little girl (via gertrude & mabel), doorway with moss wreath (marthastewart.com)

March 3rd, 2009 |

Trend Alert: Yellow & Black

trend-alert-yellow-black-copyAs I am sure you can tell from my previous posts, I am in love with the color yellow this season!

People tend to shy away from the yellow & black pairing, as to not resemble a bumble bee…..however, this season the combination is nothing short of striking!

I think this color combination could make an excellent inspiration for a party or wedding, and trust me, there is plenty to choose from these days.

Images: yellow cake and floral cake (cakegirls.com), yellow & chocolate desserts (amyatlas.com), yellow place setting (marthastewart.com) and bold maxi dress (bloomindales.com)

March 2nd, 2009 |

Modern Centerpiece Idea

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Image via InStyle Weddings

March 2nd, 2009 |

A Vineyard Wedding

vineyard-wedding-copyA wedding in wine country with sophisticated food, stunning greens and rich flowers, beautiful scenery and a touch of rustic charm.

Images: placecard display (brides.com), bride & bridesmaids (theknot.com), wedding scene (brides.com), cake (brides.com), champagne (brides.com)

March 1st, 2009 |

Something Blue – A Bridal Shower Brunch

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Something old, something new, something borrowed….and something blue!  Celebrate with the bride in your life with a lavish bridal brunch.

Images: Table setting (theknot.com), white desserts and buffet table (amyatlas.com), floral dress (bloomingdales.com), food (williams-sonoma.com), place setting (potterybarn.com), placecards (marthastewart.com)

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