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Thinkin’ Pink For Your Spring Wedding?

April 16, 2011

…Get Inspired By The Event Styling Of Sasha Souza Events!

For all of you spring brides out there, here’s a little something to help inspire a beautiful day.  Ah, heck – it’ll be beautiful no matter what because it’s your wedding day but add some pretty pink in there and you’ve got one extra lovely day!

(Photo credits:  Pink and white cocktail party garden style wedding by Sasha Souza Events, photography by Damion Hamilton.)

Sasha recently launched her newly designed site including a gallery of inspiration boards.  This is just a snippet from one of them but be sure to check ‘em all out, they’re stunning!  Happy planning!

Color Inspiration: Blizzard 2011

February 4, 2011

…With Denise, of Bellis Studios!

I’m back with more color inspiration for the week. This is the time of year that many brides are planning for their upcoming spring and summer weddings. Well, Mother Nature decided to throw her own party here in the Midwest and we woke up to a winter wonderland. How could I not use that as my inspiration this week’s post?

I started with the silvery blue in the ring shown above that I found here on Pinterest. I built my palette around that, adding a touch of eggplant for interest. With winter whites, you can keep things simple and elegant while you let Mother Nature add the magic.

Sources:
January wedding: k. holly photography
Eclu: design your own peony

Real weddings, the Knot: Asheville, NC reception

Martha Stewart: White Winter Weddings

Vintage Antique Upcycled Edwardian Rhinestone Ring
(unfortunately the Etsy link is broken. If anyone knows the Etsy seller, please let me know)
The Dessy Group: Dessy Bridesmaid Style 2749 in Pantone 15-4008 Platinum

Dresses Tutor: Winter Coat

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Color by COLOURlovers
Thank you Denise, for providing us again with a gorgeous inspiration board! Love that color combo! Brides, if you’re looking to create invitations using this or any other color scheme, contact Denise. She can work with you to design beautiful, unique custom wedding invitations to fit your style and personality. Happy planning!

Color Inspiration: Honeysuckle

January 28, 2011

With Denise, of Bellis Studios!

Hello everyone! This is Denise, from Bellis Studios. Jaime has invited me to do a few guest posts on one of my favorite things, color. To kick things off, I picked Pantone’s 2011 color of the year: Honeysuckle (Pantone 18-2120). It’s a bright pink, with lots of red in it.

Admittedly, I was a little surprised by it at first. Why would Pantone pick such a bright color? According to Pantone, “Energizing honeysuckle lifts spirits and imparts confidence to meet life’s ongoing challenges.” If you think about it, it really makes sense. This recession has been going on forever and we’re all ready for some spirit lifting!

I teamed honeysuckle up with an equally confident color, snapdragon (Pantone 14-0827). I think they play quite nicely together!

You can read more about Pantone’s 2011 color of the year here.

If you like the dresses shown in my inspiration board, you can find them at The Dessy Group. They carry all sorts of styles in Pantone colors like honeysuckle and snapdragon.

After working with this gorgeous color, I had to design an invitation using it. A touch of snapdragon yellow and soft natural green accents. Perfect for a spring or summer wedding! If you’re interested in this design, let me know and I’ll make up some comps. You can find me over at Bellis Studios.

Thank you Jaime for allowing me to guest post. I’ll be back next Friday with more color inspiration!

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Color by COLOURlovers

Sources:
Vintage letters found on Pinterest.

Agave and Honeysuckle Candle.
Victorian Earrings in Mustard.
Vintage Kentucky Wedding, floral arrangement.
‘Your Heart in Exchange for Mine’ print.
Rosette Headband with Vintage Jeweled Accent and French Netting
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Thank you so much, Denise! Your invitation design is gorgeous, I absolutely LOVE it! Can’t wait to see what you come up with next. Brides, be sure to follow Denise on Twitter @BellisStudios and “Like” her on Facebook. Also, check out the other lovely paperworks she’s designed over at her shop. Cheers!

New Orleans Wedding Photo Shoot…

January 18, 2011

…Styled By Event Jubilee!

This dreamy French inspired Royal Street shoot styled by Candice of Event Jubilee leaves me feeling without words, just inspired beyond belief! Brides, this is just a little peek, head over to her blog to see the entire shoot. When you get there, spoil your pretty lil’ eyes with part 1, part 2 and part 3!

(Photo credits: Photography by Carla Ten Eyck & Co, Katie Slater & Sara Code-Kroll,
Design & Styling by Jubilee Events, Fashion & Styling by The White Dress by the Shore, Groom’s Tux by Perlis, Floral Design by Datura: A Modern Garden, Hair & Makeup by Jennie Fresa & The Beauty Library, Confections by Sucre, Custom Headpieces & Floral Sashes by Twigs and Honey, Linens by Gala Cloths, Pink Candelabras by Nachtmann & Riedel – more at Jubilee Events.)

Connecticut/New England brides, you’re so lucky Jubilee Events is in your neighborhood. Want to contact Candice for your event? Do so by clicking HERE. Cheers and happy planning! Oh yeah and um, Candice, by the way – how did you get to be so awesome?!

Raindrops On Roses…

April 20, 2010

…And A Few Of My Favorite Things!

April showers bring May flowers…so they say! They (they meaning the weather peeps who, half the time, are looking out the wrong window anyway) also say that rain equals good luck on your wedding day. On that note, let’s enjoy some drops of rainy bridal inspiration!

(Above photo credit: Letterpress card by Snap & Tumble)

(Above photo credits: “Raindrops On Roses & Favorite Things” wedding theme created by Amorology Weddings of Carlsbad, CA)

(Photo credits: Spring shower inspiration board via A Shade Of Cerise featuring Inslee Delphine Press, Pom Love, JL Designs, Tatte Cookies, Style Me Pretty)

Need more rainy day umbrella wedding inspiration? Click HERE. Cheers and happy planning! Of course, if you’re a weather dork like me, happy storm chasing too…tee, hee, hee, hee!


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2010 Color Of The Year? Drumroll, Please…

December 15, 2009

…Pantone Tells Us Turquoise!

Brides, if there is one reliable source when it comes to predicting the hottest wedding colors, you know you can definitely count on Pantone. For the year of 2010, Pantone has chosen turquoise as it’s top color! Whimsical, breezy and beautiful spells out this calming shade of love…wouldn’t you say?

(Photo credits ~ Top: Etsy sellers TimelessPaper, MidwestFinds and Kainkain. Middle: Etsy sellers icing101 and redbirdink. Bottom: Etsy seller BionicUnicorn, Dessy style 2800 and Pantone Turquoise.)

Pantone notes, “For brides wanting a flattering choice for attendant apparel and accessories on their big day, Turquoise is now one of the nearly 200 PANTONE WEDDING Colors available from Dessy, a leading manufacturer of bridesmaid, social occasion and flower girl dresses, as well as destination wedding gowns under the labels Dessy Collection, After Six, Alfred Sung, Lela Rose Bridesmaid and Sandals Destination Wedding Dresses.”Pantone

Want to get started planning your Pantone Wedding? Head on over to Dessy and take advantage of their planning tools by clicking HERE. For more fabulous colors and wedding inspiration boards, click HERE. Happy color coordinating!


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