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Guys, Put It In A Letter…

April 15, 2011

…Then Put It On Her Finger!

Maybe you’re just dating.  Maybe you’re engaged!  Maybe you’re already married.  Who knows, who cares?  You do!  Which is why you should totally consider getting all romantic on her.  How so?  By writing her a love letter she can always keep close at hand, or rather, on it!

(“i (thou) Ring” by OneOriginJewelry on

Slip your love note into this charming and unique love letter ring.  Let it melt her heart, then prepare for one big, fat kiss!  Who knows, maybe you’ll even score a home-cooked meal.  Or, if she’s anything like me and can’t cook, perhaps you’ll get a uh, turkey sandwich instead.  Hey – nothing wrong with turkey, man!  Cheers!

Color Inspiration: Orchid Hush…

February 19, 2011

…With Denise, of Bellis Studios!

You might remember that last post where I mentioned Pantone released their Fall 2011 Fashion Color Report. I told you I’d have inspiration for weeks!  My eye went right to Orchid Hush.

It quietly called to me!

When you come across a color you just love and want to build a color palette around it, it’s helpful to refer to a color wheel.  Locate your starting color on the wheel.  Orchid Hush is a tint, it has quite a bit of white in it.  It’s located near the center of the wheel.

You can look directly across the wheel to find your colors complement.  Complementary colors tend to have a lot of contrast when placed next to each other.  In this case, a pale yellow would be my complement and would work great with Orchid Hush!

I decided to push it a little further and see what other color combos I could come up with.

A triad color relationship is when three hues are equally positioned on the color wheel.

An analogous color relationship is when colors are located adjacent to each other on the color wheel.

A monochromatic color relationship is when colors are the same shade or tint variations of the same hue.

Choosing your colors based on their relationship to each other on the color wheel will guarantee harmony.  Isn’t harmony what we want in all of our relationships?!

Winter Wedding Inspiration: Inspired by This
Boutonnieres: Martha Stewart Weddings
Lavender Window Decor

Thank you, Denise!  Brides, need more inspiration or help with color?  Looking for someone to custom design your invites?  Be sure to visit Denise at  Happy planning!  -Jaim

Shoes That Make You Go…

February 17, 2011


I don’t think I need to write much here to explain how I feel about these shoes.  All you need to do, my dears, is look at them and you’ll understand.  Just LOOK at these SHOES!  They are special.

(Photo credit: Via seller ModernVintageBoutique on

Whether these become bridal shoes paired up with a gorgeous wedding gown, under super cute bridesmaid dresses or under a sexy pair of jeans, I think you know these are um, well, must haves.  It’s quite tragic that my feet are too big for these beauties – they only go up to size 9.  I’m a big fo0t 10 over here.  Jipped!  Oh well, at least one of you darlings will be able to enjoy…so do, enjoy!

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.

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

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!

Color by COLOURlovers

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

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?!