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May 27, 2010

{Splash into Spring!}: A Palette of Orange, Yellow & Gray!

May 27, 2010

{Orange, Gray & Yellow}

Nothing says fun like shades of yellow and orange! Pair that with a light shade of gray and see how these fun colors come together to convey a super fun palette! I've long been a fan of pairing these colors together and I hope you can see why. There is just something special about how these colors come together to communicate all kinds of good stuff! I had a lot of fun putting this palette together! Some of my favorite ideas in this board include the creative bridal party attire, the beautiful pattern on the invitation design and those fun accessories like that funky orange clutch & of course the handcrafted jewelry! {continued...}

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top row: bridal party attire, orange toasting flutes, newlyweds, groomsman,
middle row: earrings, sweet treats, handmade ring, calligraphy, earrings,
bottom row: handcrafted clutch, invitation design, bridesmaid dress, heels.

Details We Love
Newlyweds & Groomsman Attire

So what do you think about this palette? Can you see yourself using these colors? I personally love this close-up shot of the groomsmen attire. It really goes to show you that even the most unexpected color palettes can look absolutely gorgeous!

May 26, 2010

And the Winner is...

May 26, 2010

Thanks so much to everyone who entered and participated in the Williams-Sonoma Giveaway! We loved hearing your responses and could not be more excited to announce that the winner of the $250 gift certificate will be Emma Elsinger! Congrats Emma, we'll be in touch to coordinate your prize!

May 19, 2010

{Sponsored Post + Giveaway!}: Williams Sonoma, $250 Giveaway!

May 19, 2010
Sponsored Post: Williams Sonoma, $250 Giveaway!



Williams Sonoma really is a special store!
I seriously cannot think of a better place to stock up on all of your home necessities than Williams Sonoma! That's why when my husband I were trying to determine which places would be perfect for us to register at, Williams Sonoma was definitely the first on our list!

I mean what girl hasn't had dreams of owning her own KitchenAid Mixer? I know I sure did! My only problem of course was trying to figure out which color KitchenAid Mixer I wanted! Of course I was in heaven with all of the color choices available!

{KitchenAid Artisan Stand Mixer~ Empire Red, Buttercup Yellow & Cobalt Blue}

Naturally I had to go with the red one of course because it matched my overall decor & you know how I am about color coordinating!

Not only do they have just about everything you could possibly need for your new home and life together, but they also offer all kinds of really great specials when you set up a registry!


For example, did you know that once you've registered for your KitchenAid Pro 610 Stand Mixer, Williams Sonoma will send you a free gift valued at $19.95?

And get this~ when you add $450 worth of Wüsthof items to your registry, you'll receive a free gift valued at $20. Furthermore, when Wüsthof cutlery purchases from your registry total $450 or more, you'll receive a gift valued at $55.

{Wüsthof Grand Prix II 8-piece Knife Block Set & Le Creuset Round Dutch Oven 7 1/4-Qt}

I for one love their cast-iron cookware! So what's exciting is that when you register for six or more pieces of Le Creuset cast-iron cookware, you'll receive a gift valued at $20. And as an added bonus, when your friends and family have purchased $500 or more of Le Creuset gifts for you, you'll receive a gift valued at $150! Yeah, I know, exciting isn't it?

{All-Clad Ultimate Chicken Roaster & Stainless Measuring Cups & Spoons}


Equally exciting is that when you register for $500 or more of All-Clad products, Williams Sonoma will send you a gift valued at $30. Once your friends and family have purchased $1500 or more of All-Clad gifts from your registry, you'll receive a gift valued at $120.

{All-Clad Stainless Steel 3-piece Mixing Bowl Set & Stainless Steel Skewers}


Okay, so by this point I'm guessing you're seeing all of the benefits of registering with Williams Sonoma? Heck, you're probably already busy setting up your very own registry at Williams Sonoma, but just in case you need an extra incentive to set up a registry with Williams Sononma...


I'm giving away $250 to one lucky reader~just for registering! All you have to do is register by clicking the link below & follow the contest rules!

Contest Rules
Register here!

1. Click here to Register with Williams-Sonoma to enter the giveaway. If you are already registered you can add 5 items to your registry! {Important: You must be sure to click the link on our site to access Williams Sonoma to create your registry or update your registry to qualify}

2. Then simply leave a comment below stating that you have registered and be sure to comment on which items you love the most!

3. You can receive an extra entry if you include your public registry link in the comment.

Contest Ends on May 26th so don't wait! Get started building your very own Williams Sonoma registry today!

{A Wedding to Remember}: A Palette of Plum, Powder Blue & Gray


{Plum, Powder Blue & Gray}

Plum and gray have long been a favorite color combination of mine, so I thought why not put a spin on this duo by adding in this unexpected shade of powder blue! I'm absolutely loving how this palette feels! For this wedding, I imagined groomsmen in shades of gray with neckties varying from purple to blue. And to coordinate the ladies would wear stylish gray chiffon dresses accented by accessories in plum! Some of the accessories I'm loving in this board are that awesome pair of purple heels, and that gorgeous handcrafted silk clutch by Etsy seller Bagatellesandco! And and who doesn't love that invitation design by Wedding Paper Divas! Definitely a fun and modern approach to wedding day style! How do you feel about this palette? Could you see your wedding coming together in these colors?

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{top row}: purple heels, bridal style, invitation design, handcrafted silk clutch, {middle row}: calligraphy, handmade earrings, chapel, ring, escort card display {bottom row}: pretty bouquet, bridal party, purple necktie, bridal party attire,

Details We Love
Handcrafted Silk Clutch by Esty seller Bagatellesandco
& Invite by Wedding Paper Divas
So how are you feeling about this palette of plum, powder blue and gray? I have to admit, I think it's one of the most unique palettes I've come across in a while. There is something so romantic and fun about this palette. Any brides-to-be out there who are considering it? You know I want to hear all about it! And as always, if you have a palette question...don't hesitate to ask!

May 17, 2010

{Sponsored Post}: Happy Birthday to the Wedding Outlet!

May 17, 2010
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What's more exciting is that all week long The Wedding Outlet is celebrating with discounts, giveaways and gifts for their brides! Here are all the goodies they have store:

Monday 5/17 - Monday 5/24 shop and receive 9% off your order!

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{the perfect pear}: chartreuse, light green, yellow + gold


{Chartreuse, Light Green, Yellow + Gold}

The Perfect Pear theme has become quite popular in that past few years! Typically brides choose invitations that have images of two pears nestled together like this. And then what happens is they go pear crazy! They have pears on their cakes, pears on their favors, pears incorporated into their centerpieces~ you get the idea! I thought I'd put together more of a subtle pear themed wedding inspiration to simply show you that sometimes less is more. This beautiful palette was a lot of fun to work with! Dresses by J. Crew were a fun choice for bridesmaids and I just love the varying styles! To incorporate the idea of pears into this wedding I did so mostly through food and drink again. {continued...}

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{top row}: bridal style, cute pair of shoes, bridesmaids dresses, pear cocktails,{middle row}: tarts on a stand, invitation design, bobby pins, invitation, clutch,{bottom row}: dessert with pear, kissing by the old fashioned bike, cake, caterer.

Details We Love
Bridal Party Style by J. Crew & Tarts on a Stand


Take a look at those pear flavored signature cocktails! And look at that delicious dessert! It's little ideas like these that will make your wedding stand out. So remember, sometimes less is more! So what do you think? Are you loving this palette as much as I am? I seriously can't get enough of these colors together. They truly look so romantic and pretty together! The perfect palette for your warmer months - like Spring or Summer!

May 13, 2010

{Blueberry Bliss}: A Palette of Shades of Blue.

May 13, 2010

{Navy Blue, Blue, & Slate Blue}

Following our fruit-inspired wedding series for the week, I thought why not put together a wedding inspired by blueberries! Blueberries are such a delicious treat, wouldn't you agree? And for a Summer or Spring wedding blueberries make a really fun theme! For this wedding I incorporated a subtle blueberry theme mostly throughout the food display! Topping cupcakes with berries makes such a lovely presentation and why not treat your guests to little jars of blueberry jam for your favors? I'm really loving patterns these days and with this color palette, they really seem to work. Why not throw in some gingham here and there on things like the guys shirts or even tablecloths? For bridesmaids I chose a collection of blue dresses that were unique and stylish. Pair those with cute handmade clutches and jewelry and you have a bridal party that's fit to be photographed!

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top row: newlyweds in love, invitation, blue bridesmaids, blueberry cupcakes,
middle row: floral invitation, clutch, candle, blueberry pie, necktie, candle,
bottom row: blueberry jam, blue gingham shirt, beautiful pendant, suit coat.

Details We Love
Blue Bridesmaid Attire & Pendant

So how are you feeling about this lovely look? I have to admit, I L-O-V-E it. There is something so lovely about this palette. Any blue lovers out there? Or maybe you're thinking about using a navy blue in your upcoming wedding palette? Tell me all about it!

May 10, 2010

{When Life Hands You Lemons}: Make Lemonade!

May 10, 2010

{Shades of Yellow}

I had so much fun putting together the last inspiration board with a strawberry theme that I thought to myself, why not put together an entire series of boards using various fruits as the main theme? Besides Spring and Summer are the perfect time to incorporate fun fruit-inspired themes! So with a lemon inspired wedding in mind, this is what I came up with! Quite frankly lemons & the color yellow kind of go hand in hand. So if you are using a yellow palette, you might want to think about using lemons here and there to convey a Summery, laid back vibe. Some of my favorite ideas in this board include the use of the lemon motif on the wedding cake, the beautiful handmade bridesmaids clutches and what better favor to give to your guest than lemon scented soaps! Oh, and this wedding would surely not be complete without an old timey lemonade stand and lemon iced cupcakes!

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{top row}: lemonade, yellow bridesmaids dresses, wedding cake, really cute dress,{middle row}: lemonade sign, yellow clutches, wedding rings, heels, yummy cupcakes,{bottom row}: yellow necktie, lemon slices, lemon scented soap, bridal hairstyle,

Details We Love
Fun Wedding Photo Shoot & Necktie

So how are you feeling about this lovely look? I have to admit, I L-O-V-E it. There is something so very fun about it. Any brides-to-be out there who are considering this palette? Or maybe you're thinking about using a shade of yellow as your primary color? Do tell!

May 7, 2010

{Strawberries & Cream}: A Palette of Red & Ivory

May 7, 2010

{Strawberries & Cream}

Nothing says Summer like strawberry shortcake or any fruit for that matter! I don't know about you, but I've long been a fan of incorporating fresh fruit into the overall concept of a wedding. There is just something so simple and so sweet about the idea! Red is definitely a color that has been done over and over again in the world weddings~ but that's not to say you can't use red if it's your favorite color! Actually, I insist that you do! As you can see here, pairing red with a creamy ivory, and a fun theme like strawberries really does transform the color! Some of the ideas I'm loving in this board include those gorgeous satin sashes on the backs of those bridesmaids dresses! Talk about eye-catching. Oh, and check out those adorable baskets filled with strawberries and muffins! Those would make such memorable favors or even out-of-town baskets! Another idea I'm just loving is the strawberry cheesecake! Looks like a delicious way to say I do to me!

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top row: out of town baskets, bridesmaids sashes, cute shoes, hairstyle,
middle row: necklace, calligraphy, strawberry shortcake, favor tags, glasses,
bottom row: red lipstick, silverware, newlyweds, strawberry cheesecake,

Details We Love
Favor Baskets & Strawberry Cheesecake

So how are you feeling about Red? If you know me, then you know I L-O-V-E red. But that's not to say that it's for everyone! Some people are just not red fans! But for those of you who are...rest assured you're not alone! There is something so fun about this palette. Any brides-to-be out there who are considering red?

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