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September 25, 2010

{Under the Tree Tops}: Green, Latte, Chocolate Brown & Ivory

September 25, 2010

{Light Green, Latte, Chocolate Brown & Ivory}

Light green paired with latte, chocolate brown and ivory really does make for a pretty palette. It's soft and romantic, yet not overly done. This palette has a natural look to it. Nothing too bold or flashy. I think that this palette would be great for an outdoor setting. Somewhere out in the country or even by a body of water would be perfect. I imagined all sorts of ideas when it came to these colors! I absolutely love the idea of mint juleps in mason jars, don't you? Oh, and what about those great outfits for those groomsmen? I love the vest and tie look. Definitely creates more of a casual vibe when you take the guys out of the traditional tuxedo, wouldn't you agree?

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Details We Love
Bridal Style & Mint Juleps in Mason Jars



So how are you feeling about this elegant look? I have to admit, I L-O-V-E it. There is something so relaxed about this palette. It's a casual elegance really. Any brides-to-be out there who are considering this palette? Or maybe you're thinking about using a green as your primary color? Do tell.

September 24, 2010

{Autumn Love}: A Palette of Yellow, Gold, Latte & Ivory

September 24, 2010

{Yellow, Gold, Latte & Ivory}

If you know anything about my favorite colors, you know that yellow is at the top of my list! Especially during the late Summer & early Fall. I always look forward to this time of year when things are starting to cool off. Saying goodbye to the Summer never makes me sad! For me, a Fall wedding was the way to go! I'm loving this palette of yellows blended with latte and ivory. It's rustic, warm and full of whimsy. Some of the ideas I really like are the wooden table numbers, those fun boutonnieres and that adorable flower girl dress with matching sash! Oh, and who does not love the looks of those bundt cakes! Those look simply divine!

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Details We Love
Romantic Veil & Boutonneires

So how are you feeling about this yellow palette? I really like it! There is something so playful about the color yellow. Any brides-to-be out there who are considering using yellow? You know I want to hear about it!

September 22, 2010

And the Winner Is...

September 22, 2010

Thank you to everyone who participated in the Williams Sonoma Giveaway!
We are excited to announce that the winner of the $150.00 Gift card is Hannah Marie!
Thanks again to all who told their stories, it was fun to get to know our readers a little more!

September 19, 2010

{Charcoal & Snow}: A Classic Winter Wedding

September 19, 2010

{Charcoal & Snow}

Nothing is more classic than having a wedding color palette of black and white. Pairing black and white is traditional and elegant and definitely makes a beautiful statement. I love all the ways you can bring this simple palette to life! Some of the ideas I'm loving in this design include those gorgeous lanterns lining the entrance to the reception venue by Pottery Barn and the handcrafted Etsy finds including that classic clutch by Mermaidsdream, that pendant necklace by LondonsGate, & calligraphy by notetrunk. Oh, and who does not love the looks of those yummy cupcakes and that swanky presentation?

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{top row}: lanterns by pottery barn, winter gown, designer shoes, bridal gown, {middle row}: handcrafted pendant, calligraphy, clutch, bouquet, plate, {bottom row}: newlyweds, designer fabric envelopes, dress, cupcake stand.

Details We Love
Newlyweds in the Snow & Cupcakes!


So how are you feeling about classic black and white palette? I think, if done right, there are so many fun and unexpected ways to convey this otherwise "plain" palette. Plus there is something to be said about letting your bridesmaids wear black dresses they can wear again! Any brides-to-be out there who are considering this palette? Always remember, black and white can look so great, if done right!

September 15, 2010

{Sponsored Post + Giveaway!}: Williams Sonoma: Win a $150 Gift Card!

September 15, 2010


My heart feels incredibly full knowing that I married my best friend. There are few things that stand out in my memory more than the moment I knew that my husband was "the one." Early on, I could tell that he was definitely a keeper. Part of it was the way that he made me laugh, and part of it was the fact that I knew that he would always be there for me. Brad was kind and generous and all the things you hope to find in a best friend. But what was great about him was that he wasn't just kind and generous to me, but he was also this way towards his friends and family. For me, that spoke volumes.

With Brad I felt safe. Brad was different than that other guys I had dated. He was sincere and definitely someone I knew I could trust. As our love grew, so did our understanding of one another. What my husband and I have is truly rare I think. I think what struck me as being truly special was the way we worked through each and every bump in the road that we encountered as a couple & the way that we respected one another. He always had a way of making me feel loved and cherished.

I remember on my first visit to his hometown, Brad took me to his grandparents house out on the farm. We had a wonderful visit and I remember his grandfather telling us goodbye that night. As we stood in the doorway of his grandparent's little country home, l'll never forget him telling Brad that I was going to make a beautiful bride one day. It was still early in the relationship at that point {we had only been dating for a few months}, but I remember how proud and happy Brad looked. I knew that Brad loved me with all his heart. I knew in that moment, that we would marry one day.

The best love is the kind of love that awakens the soul; that makes us reach for more, that plants a fire in our hearts and brings peace to our minds. I know this now that I have my husband in my life.

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September 13, 2010

{A Cozy Winter Wedding}: Chocolate Brown, Latte & Ivory

September 13, 2010

{Chocolate Brown, Latte & Ivory}

Imagine a landscape blanketed by white snow, a chilly Winter wedding day. Winter is a time for bundling up and escaping the cold temperatures. It's also the season most known for getting together to celebrate with friends and family. That's why I'm loving this Winter palette! Chocolate brown was just born to go hand in hand with latte and ivory. This palette is warm, rich and has lots of depth. I'm loving the textures of the blankets and the groomsmen suits. Some of the ideas I'm loving in this board include the family photos displayed in old antique frames as well as the idea of a sleigh ride send off. Are you having a Winter wedding? What is your favorite Winter wedding idea?

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top row: winter bride, warm blankets, newlywed kisses, groomsmen attire,
middle row: calligraphy, earrings, birch candle, silverware, invitations,
bottom row: family photos, sleigh ride, beautifully designed chairs, kisses.

Details We Love
Bride & Groom & Sleigh Ride




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September 10, 2010

{Winter Whimsy}: Navy Blue & Snow White

September 10, 2010

{Navy Blue & Snow White}

Winter weddings have always been sort of magical in my eyes. Visions of snow white landscapes, and cozy reception venues have me imagining all sorts of fun ideas! I think navy blue is a color that is so easy to work with when it comes to Winter. Blue has such a depth to it so when paired with a crisp snow white, it really seems to create a beautiful contrast that seems to feel perfect for the season. The feeling of this wedding is very elegant and streamlined. There is no over the top frills or snowflakes to be seen. I incorporated some fun checkered and floral prints which adds some fun interest. I'm absolutely loving the simplistic design of the wedding cake, the whimsy of the calligraphy used to address the envelopes and I happen to think that the trim on that wedding gown is simply gorgeous.

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{top row}: navy blue bridesmaid dress, winter love, wedding cake, bridesmaid, {middle row}: bout, wooden utensils, wedding rings, chocolate bars, calligraphy, {bottom row}: pretty present, winter kisses, calligraphy, groomsmen attire.

Details We Love
Winter Snow Wedding & Bouquet

So how are you feeling about this navy blue wintery palette? I have to admit, I L-O-V-E it. There is something so very classic about a navy blue wedding palette. Any brides-to-be out there who are considering using navy blue? Or maybe you're thinking about using this very palette? I'd love to hear about it. xo

September 7, 2010

Where the Green Grass Grows: Green, Chocolate Brown & Ivory

September 7, 2010

{Green, Chocolate Brown & Ivory}

Green is a color that always has a way of catching my eye. Symbolizing life, energy, hope and growth, green goes hand in hand with the color chocolate brown. Add in a touch of ivory and you have a palette that really is perfect for a Spring or even Summer wedding on the farm. This palette really is charming. Sweet homespun details like that handcrafted bird cake topper and those rustic pencils used for signing the guestbook make this wedding feel special. I love the lanterns strung from the ceiling and I can imagine how it would feel to dine under those twinkling lights! Sweet, romantic and far from flashy, this wedding really does have a charming feel to it.

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Details We Love
Bird Cake Topper & Newlyweds in Love


So what do you think about this little palette? I happen to really like it. It's not stuffy or overdone. It's simple yet so lovely and romantic. Anyone out there considering a green palette for their upcoming wedding?

{Simply Southern}: Cranberry, Camel, Ivory + White


{Cranberry, Camel, Ivory + White}

Cranberry is one of the colors that I'm really loving this year. It's rich yet not overdone. And when combined with the neutral shades of camel and ivory, it really takes me somewhere special! It's the perfect palette for late Summer weddings and I can even see this palette being used for early Fall. I'm absolutely loving the groomsmen attire with coordinating cranberry neckties and those gorgeous chiffon bridesmaids gowns. {continued...}

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Details We Love
Bridal Gown & Bouquet

What a beautiful palette for an outdoor wedding. I imagined this wedding to take place in the deep South, somewhere under the treetops. Romantic and charming, this palette is just one of those palettes that is timeless and won't go out of style.


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