Guest Blogger: {Brenda's Wedding Blog} - A Rustic Sunflower Wedding with Gingham

Hi everyone. I'm Brenda from Brenda's Wedding Blog and I'm so happy to be joining Chrissy on her blog today as she enjoys her vacation and some time away from the computer with her family. Hoping she's having a wonderful time at the beach and the water. This inspiration board is extra special for me as I just celebrated my 9th wedding anniversary this week. Wow, how is that even possible? {continued...}

Something that I love to do each year is to create a new inspiration board based on our wedding theme which was sunflowers. This flower always makes me smile and feel happy - just like the surprise sunflower growing in our front flowerbed - think a bird left us an early anniversary gift :) Our original wedding colors were yellow and navy blue. This year I wanted to mix it up completely and if we were getting married in 2011, I have a feeling I'd go a bit more rustic and introduce more red into the palette with yellow and brown.

I just love the addition of the gingham pattern and I would most definitely be having a cookie bar and cupcakes - no wedding cake. Of course that could be because our wedding cake was missing the raspberry filling it should of had, so I figure it'd be best to go a different route this time :) Since we had a close intimate wedding with close family and friends - I might even consider having my family bring their favorite cookies to be a part of the cookie bar. I love the idea of having your guests become more of a part of your wedding.

{Credits}: Wedding Bouquet from Gillespie Florists, photo from Stewart Imagery, Invitation from Sofia Invitations, Favor Boxes from White Tulip Boutique, Gingham Bunting from Vintage Green Limited, Spread the Love Wedding Favor from Wedding Bee, Card Basket from My Swedish Farmhouse, Sunflower Cupcakes from Martha Stewart, Sunflower Butter Cookies from Sugar + Spice, Red Gingham Drink Stirrers from Bab's Giddygappers, Tablescape from Pottery Barn via Splendid Design, Sunflower Bobby Pin set from Mrs. Q Crafts for You, Cookie Jars from Amorology Weddings, photo from Sara France, via Elizabeth Anne Designs

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Chrissy Arpie Ott is the founder of The Perfect Palette. Since its launch in 2008, The Perfect Palette has been the go-to color resource for couples who dream of a unique, creative and colorful wedding day.

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23 Comments " Guest Blogger: {Brenda's Wedding Blog} - A Rustic Sunflower Wedding with Gingham "

Brenda's Wedding Blog September 09, 2011

Thank you so much Chrissy for inviting me to guest blog for you. Hope you're having a terrific vacation.


loving this palette =) its perfect for late summer....

xoxo, Carrie


lovely - such a sweet palette and the gingham is super charming!!!!!!

xo, Lena


OMG! So pretty!!! I'm a huge fan of yellow and red together ♥

~ Deanna

Cris of Kiss My Tulle September 09, 2011

So pretty for a fall wedding!

Something Old, Something New September 09, 2011

Love the gingham details with the sunflowers! And congrats on the 9 year anniversary again :)

Jessica@TWB September 09, 2011

I love the presentation of the cupcakes. Great job, Brenda! Totally bright and perfect for the season.

Go Against The Grain September 09, 2011

love the image of the sunflower cupcakes!

Jenna @ Heartcarry Press September 09, 2011

I LOVE this idea- how fun to revisit your own wedding every year! Great inspiration Brenda!

Professional Portrait Photographer Sydney September 10, 2011

Such a vibrant and fresh feel to the wedding. Love the sunflowers.

Jennie Louise September 10, 2011

What a wonderful idea for a lte summer wedding... certainly a style i would consider.
Such a lovely blog post... it really made me smile.

Bride on a Mission

lovely post with such creative ideas

Love Sweet Love

SO pretty


i'm such a fan of that shade of red

Hannah Banana

I swooooooooonnnnn!

business networking September 12, 2011

This looks so awesome .The cup cakes seems to be so attractive.

amy September 13, 2011

My clients really love bright and even quirky bouquets and table arrangements that break the traditional wedding template. This medley of reds and yellows are perfect for fall . . .

nicole anders

Oh my goodness - this is so fun and pretty

Emma Lancaster


Kristina - CT-DJ November 22, 2011

Beautiful sunflower themed wedding!So lovely and I admire your craetion!

WFG Women November 26, 2011

This blog always makes me smile and feel happy Pretty funny. Glad to see lovely post

Toronto luxury homes January 18, 2012

The blog is updating us with the importance of wedding flower..I will definately be visiting again!

new jersey roofing February 13, 2012

Congrats to them on their weeding and i love these pics and i hope all of you had a good time.

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