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May 29, 2009

Happy Weekend! Inspiration Board # 254: Red + Black

May 29, 2009

{Red, Black & White}

Although red combined with black and white is far from being a new and unique color palette, there really is no denying that there are so many fun ways to bring this palette to life. For this palette, it was my goal to bring to life Jessica's wedding. A day full of bright bold color and fun little details. Jessica's email to me was full of great ideas. She said she wanted her wedding to feel laid back & casual...nothing stuffy or elegant she said. In my design, ladies were dressed in candy red dresses that each had a unique neckline. This subtle difference really made for a fun & unexpected bridal party look. {continued...}

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Details We Love
Thank You Bags + Pomegranate Placecards

Save the dates were designed in a unique font that really popped. This same font could be seen throughout the day on programs and dinner menus. Guests went home with candy apples that were creatively packaged in brown paper bags. Each bag had a red label which made for incredibly charming packaging. As the party came to an end... the bride & groom drove away in a little vintage get-a-way car.

May 28, 2009

{Aqua Marine Meets Green}: Aqua, Dusty Aqua, Chartreuse + White

May 28, 2009


{Aqua, Dusty Aqua, Chartreuse + White}

Aqua and lime green are really quite refreshing & summery, don't you think? The perfect palette for any bride who is looking for a light color scheme that's packing some serious punch. Aqua & lime really are pretty fun! For Madeline's wedding ...it was all about bringing to life her upcoming summer soiree. {continued...}

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Key Lime Cupcakes
She told me she was hoping to create a very quaint atmosphere full of fun touches that come across as both special and charming. In my design, I dressed the bridesmaids in lime green gowns that had a sort of casual elegance to them. Other special touches included the aqua toile invitation design, the speciality blue china as well as the lovely centerpiece vases. In lieu of the traditional wedding cake, guests were treated to key lime cupcakes. This proved to be an incredible crowd pleaser. When it was time to say their goodbyes, the newlyweds sped away in an aqua marine vintage car that had a sign attached to the back that read "Just Married."

May 27, 2009

{Sweet Summer Wedding}: Chartreuse, Mustard + White

May 27, 2009

{Chartreuse, Mustard + White}

Looking for a unique color palette for your spring or summer wedding? Well if you are still not decided, you may want to check this lovely one out. Chartreuse & mustard marry quite nicely, dont you think? Fun & full of life... it's the perfect palette for any bride who wants to create a sense of rustic elegance. For this design, Anne Marie wanted me to put together a look for her wedding that she could draw inspiration from. Something earthy, and fresh. So off to the drawing board I went..and the result? A day that was infused with sweet details and a bride who was overwhelmed by the vision that I created for her! {continued...}

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Details We Love
Stunning Veil + Bridal Party Attire
For the bridesmaids, I chose lovely tea length dresses that were full of texture and visual interest. Bouquets of green popped against the chartreuse fabric & really made for a gorgeous rustic touch. The glow of candlelight was seen on just about every surface imaginable which made for a really romantic feel. It's details like this that came across as special, and charming. Some of my other favorite details include the gorgeous invitation design that incorporated a lovebird theme as well as the lovely centerpiece vases. Guests left this wedding with homemade beeswax candles & a with a sweet thank you from the newlywed.

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May 26, 2009

{Typing the Knot}: Navy Blue + Linen

May 26, 2009

{Navy Blue & Linen}

Lately I've really been loving the color navy blue. Especially when paired with white. In this design, my goal was to bring to life Marie's seaside wedding. Navy blue bridesmaids dresses, a little seaside chapel & creative invitations all work together seamlessly in a way that speaks to the nautical theme. The bride wore a stunning gown made entirely of vintage lace along with a pair of incredible blue heels that were accented with silver broaches. Fun patterns like gingham, toile & florals all play off of one another in a way that comes across as both charming & unexpected. {continued...}

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Tables were dressed in casual linens while simple centerpieces were designed to incorporate an additional pop of color. Guests went home with incredible memories that would last a lifetime along with a copy of the newlyweds favorite book... covered in a fun blue jacket. As the wedding came to an end, the couple took to the sea on a sailboat that had a sign that read "and they lived happily ever after"

May 25, 2009

{Down by the Boardwalk}: Shades of Blue + Pink

May 25, 2009

{Slate Blue, Powder Blue, Sky Blue, Light Pink + Blush Pink}

Pink and blue are colors that you may not expect to see with one another. Especially in a wedding. But I think that when incorporated into a summer wedding with the theme of a beach boardwalk, the combination really fits. Fun & quirky...pink & blue is definitely a palette that works best in fun patterns. Michelle, a bride-to-be from Santa Cruz, recently wrote to me and told me all about the summer wedding she was planning. With a theme of beach boardwalk + an overall goal of communicating a fun & laid back vibe. {continued...}

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Details We Love
A little whimsy+ Bubble Gum Chewing Bride
Michelle had only one request- That her bridesmaids wear a light shade of blue. In my design, ladies wore tea length blue gowns that were accented with a blue sash. Pink heels gave the attire a fun pop of color while bouquets and centerpieces were designed with the same shade. The wedding took place out on the beach with a backdrop of carnival rides. For additional fun, in lieu of a candy buffet, guests were treated to specialty popcorn buffet. And in lieu of a wedding cake, guests dined on tasty cupcakes. This proved to be the perfect combination of salty & sweet. As the wedding came to an end....the couple drove away at sunset in a convertible with the top down.

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May 21, 2009

{Sponsored Post + Giveaway}: Ink Obsession Designs!

May 21, 2009

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I just love all of the bright & punchy colors that they are using in their designs.

Check out this chartreuse & chocolate design!

And how cute is this Lovebirds ♥ save the date design?

This pink + chocolate color palette really pops!

And what's not to love about these lovebirds? I'll admit it, I'm slightly obsessed with them!

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May 20, 2009

Chartreuse, Yellow & Gray = Sweet Summer Romance

May 20, 2009


{Chartreuse, Yellow, Gray + White}

Summertime calls for bright & cheery colors that are just bursting with personality & good times. Wanting to make sure that your guests feel that "lets kick off our shoes & have a great time" vibe? Well so was Jamie, a bride-to-be from South Carolina who recently wrote to me and told me all about the wedding she was planning for next summer. Jamie told me that she and her fiance were planning a backyard wedding in the color scheme of bright yellows & greens. She told me that they were going for a casual vibe and that they wanted their wedding to feel fun & relaxed. {continued...}

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Lovely Heels via Kelli Nicole Photography

Details We Love: Bicycle Built for 2
 

In my design, I dressed the bridesmaids in bright yellow sundresses and had them hold lovely bouquets made of tulips! Centerpieces of daisies made a fun and cheery statement as did the checkered table cloths. A quirky lemonade stand was a charming touch that was enjoyable by guests young and old. In lieu of a traditional wedding cake, guests were treated to pastries and other speciality desserts. As the wedding came to an end, the couple said their goodbyes & then hopped on a bicycle built for two.

May 19, 2009

Inspiration Board Contest

May 19, 2009
If you love inspiration boards as much as I do then I encourage you to hop on over to My Island Wedding to see all of the inspiring boards that have been submitted in the inspiration board contest!

Here are the 3 boards that I created for the contest! So go on over and be sure to vote for your favorite one!

Party Till the Cows Come Home


To Nantucket Island


Build Me Up, Buttercup

May 18, 2009

{A Backyard Wedding}: Chocolate, Light Green, Ivory + White

May 18, 2009

{Chocolate, Light Green, Ivory + White}

A charming backyard wedding was what she had always dreamed of. A small ceremony in her parents backyard...Anne told me she had a small guest list which included only her closest friends and family. The property, she told me, was surrounded by large old oak trees and her hope was that I could help her put together some inspiration that felt timeless & classic. In my design, ladies wore a combination of chocolate & champagne gowns. The aisle was dressed up with paper lanterns and the trees twinkled with the glow of candle light. {continued...}

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Details We Love
Ceremony Under An Old Oak Tree
Charming Southern Reception

Butlered Hor D'oeuvres
This backyard ceremony was pulled together by the use of soft and subtle color. Centerpieces were kept low and simple and tables were named after herbs. The wedding cake was simple and absolutely beautiful as were the bouquets that the bridesmaids carried. Guests left this wedding with incredible memories that would last a lifetime.

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