November 30, 2011

{A Sparkly Soiree}: Copper, Antique Gold, Gray, Silver + White

November 30, 2011

{Copper, Antique Gold, Gray, Silver + White}

What's better than one sparkly inspiration board? Two sparkly inspiration boards of course! I have to admit, I did not intend to create two boards, but in the interest of having so many sparkly ideas to choose from... I thought, why not create two? Metallics are truly colors that I've long loved for weddings, but they're also amazing colors to use during the holidays! Maybe it's the magical feel they exude that I love, or maybe it's because I just like things that shimmer and sparkle... Whatever it is, one thing is for sure. I LOVE these colors! I like how this first board took on a holiday sort of feeling with the gold ornaments and the champagne. Oh, and I can't go without mentioning this fun party dress and that stunning gold cake!

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Details We LOVE!
Party Dress + Metallic Cake!


And this second board... although incredibly similar in feeling... has such a sophisticated vibe. Does it not? The metallic quality of these colors are both reflective and almost glittery. I think both of these would make for a seriously pretty holiday party. What do you think? How do you feel about these sparkly kind of colors? Are you more inclined to use colors like these in your home and in your wardrobe during the holidays?

November 29, 2011

{Holiday Color Palettes}: What's Your Favorite?

November 29, 2011
Holiday color palettes really are some of my favorites. And as we get closer and closer to December, I'm starting to think about them a lot here lately. Whether you're a traditionalist and love your deep green paired with classic red, or whether you're a little more modern in your decorating with colors like shades of blue or even metallics like copper, silver and gold... One thing is for sure, everyone has their own idea of what colors put them into the holiday spirit.



I personally love the palette above because it puts a new spin on the classic red and green palette by using a cool shade of mint. Plus, who doesn't love the idea of sipping cocoa on a chilly winter day?


Another color palette that's really fun for the holidays is this one! Why not mix shades of blue and green with a deep shade of cranberry red? I love how fun and playful this palette feels.


Metallics like gold and silver always have a way of looking magical during the season. But why not add a touch of red and maybe even a touch of black? I love this palette because it's subtle and yet so sophisticated.


And isn't this a great palette? I personally can't keep my eyes off of those egg nog cupcakes. YES, I said egg nog! Sounds fabulous, right? Oh, and these colors are pretty fun too! Are they not?


Want a winter palette that's a little more unique? Why not mix cranberry with shades of gray and plum? I'm loving how cozy and warm this one feels.


Now, this palette I think would look absolutely loving for a holiday dinner party or even a wedding! Chartreuse mixed with shades of green, silver and black really is quite stunning. Plus, who doesn't love a pretty package?


This palette of turquoise, shades of green and silver really is one of my all time favorites for Winter. What's not to love? Can't you imagine this being absolutely gorgeous for a snowy wedding day? Not engaged? Why not decorate your tree in these colors?


And yet, there is still something so beautiful about classic holiday colors like these. These colors make me think of family. And what's more comforting than that? Cozy, charming and absolutely festive, these are the colors that I love most this time of year. What colors do you like to decorate with during the holidays? And if you celebrate Christmas, how do you feel about white lights vs. colored lights on your tree? I'd love to hear how you like to use color during Winter?

November 28, 2011

{Autumn Day}: A Palette of Cranberry, Black, Latte, Mustard + Gray

November 28, 2011

{Cranberry, Black, Latte, Mustard + Gray}

Happy Monday, color lovers! Did everyone enjoy your weekend? I don't know about you, but I found it so nice to take some time off. It was a weekend full of family, fall traditions and food! I also took some time to reflect back on this year and think of all the things that I have to be thankful for. I really do feel as if I have a lot to be thankful for and that in and of itself is an amazing feeling. Today, I thought it would be nice to really embrace Fall. One last time before we move into the Winter wedding palettes that I have lined up for you. I don't know about you, but I'm seriously smitten with the idea of an Autumn picnic. Because what's not to love? {continued...}

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Details We Love
Gorgeous Fall Bouquet + Fall Picnic
Personally, I love to accent bright, bold colors with pops of black. I do so in my own home decor quite a bit. So why not use this kind of color palette for your wedding? I say, 'go for it.' Using black in this way makes such a statement and there is really something to be said about how a gorgeous Fall bouquet contrasts against black bridesmaids dresses. Want to create even more of a Fall vibe for your wedding? Why not ak your bridesmaids to wear chunky sweaters? So cozy and absolutely charming, if you ask me. I heart Fall weddings.

November 24, 2011

{Happy Thankgiving}: I'm thankful!

November 24, 2011
Happy Thanksgiving everyone! I don't know about you, but today is a day that I look forward to all year long. Because what's not to love about Thanksgiving? It's a day to count your blessings, be thankful and most of all it's a day to spend quality time with those you love. Oh, and not to mention the food :) This year, I'm thankful for my loving family, my health and our precious little boy. He really has been the biggest blessing and he's a joy.



So tell me... what are you most thankful for this Thanksgiving? I want to hear all about it. Are you thankful for your job? Are you thankful for a new friendship? Are you thankful for an opportunity that's recently come into your life? There's so much to be grateful for. Sometimes I wake up and pinch myself because I feel like I have it all. And while I definitely don't have it all, I sure feel that way. Because I have what matters in life! A loving marriage, a supportive family, a little boy who makes me smile daily and a career that I'm wildly passionate about. I really am blessed. So here's to you and yours this holiday! Hope everyone has a great holiday!

November 23, 2011

{Festive Fall}: Shades of Orange, Gold, Gray + Lavender

November 23, 2011

{Shades of Orange, Gold, Gray + Lavender}

Well hello there all you color lovers... and happy Wednesday! I don't know about you, but this week has been a busy one for me what with all the Thanksgiving preparations. So I'm going to keep this post short and sweet! I think it's safe to say that everyone knows that I love the color orange in weddings. And since gray is my favorite neutral, it makes sense to marry these colors. Blending elegance with fun is always on my agenda. So I thought to myself... 'how can I make this elegant palette a smidge more fun?'And then it came to me.. polka dots! Nothing says fun like polka dots. Am I right? {continued...}

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Details We Love
Gorgeous Candle Display + Pretty Bride
So tell me... what do you all have on your schedule for this week? Are you traveling? Are you cooking? Are you looking forward to a nice Thanksgiving meal with your family? That's what I'm looking forward to! That and spending time with my family! Because isn't that what it's all about? Do me a favor and leave me a comment telling me one thing your thankful this year! I hope you all have a nice holiday. Safe travels, friends...

November 22, 2011

{Little Winter Bride}: Shades of Gray + White

November 22, 2011

{Shades of Gray + White}

Imagine a landscape blanketed in snow, an old covered bridge and a wedding full of all kinds of beautiful winter pretties. When it comes to Winter weddings, there's nothing more romantic than a snowy day. I'm loving how cozy this feels. Mittens, milk glass and marshmallows, oh my! For me, a Winter wedding has a certain magical feeling to it that is not easily duplicated in any other season... Perhaps that's because for me Winter is one of the most magical times of the year. Families getting together, celebrations, toasting the new year. So why not embrace the season and use it for inspiration? {continued...}

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Details We Love
Beautiful Bride + Covered Bridge
I don't know about you, but I'm absolutely in love with this bride. Her dress and it's ornate lace detailing, the ruffles, her bangs. She's stunning and her look is what I would call 'classic beauty.' And what's not to love about this romantic moment captured on a snowy covered bridge? These are the things that Winter weddings are made of. So tell me, do you like the idea of a snowy wedding day?

November 21, 2011

{Winter Whimsy}: A Palette of Red + White

November 21, 2011

{Red + White}

So I have a small confession. Okay, please don't judge me, alright? So the truth is that I've been rocking out to Christmas tunes for the past two weeks. I know...I know... the shame. I just couldn't help it. I'm admittedly one of those crazy Christmas people who just looks forward to the holidays all year and then when the smallest nip of cold is in the air, I turn into a super duper holiday freak. I held back as much as I could. I tried to embrace Fall for just a little longer... but my heart is already in December. And can you blame me? The holidays are the perfect time to bring out your favorite entertaining ideas. And naturally they just go hand in hand with weddings. {continued...}

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{top row}: headpiece by twigs and honey, DIY candles, bridesmaids dresses,{bottom row}: berries, canes via country living, blankets by rocketandbear, louboutin's via kiss the groom.

Details We Love
Headpiece by Twigs + Honey and Candle DIY
So today I give you my ode to Winter. A small sneak peek into what's to come this December! I'm whipping up all kinds of pretty holiday inspired boards. Great for weddings or for any holiday party for that matter....So bring on the egg nog and the chunky sweaters, I say. Oh, and be sure to check out my previous Winter boards, my '25 Days of Christmas' boards I did back in 2009, as well as my other Christmas boards. So tell me... what are you looking forward to most this season?

November 18, 2011

{Autumn Elegance}: A Wedding Palette of Navy Blue, Latte, Orange, Antique Gold + White

November 18, 2011

{Navy Blue, Latte, Orange, Antique Gold + White}

Almost every bride that I've ever worked with has told me that they wanted their wedding to feel special, one of a kind and elegant. When it comes to weddings, elegance is often sought after. And I don't think that will ever change. You want your guests to leave your wedding feeling as if they experienced a lovely union of two people in marriage, but you also want them to be wowed by the decor, impressed by the food and in awe of how much work you put into your wedding to make it a special affair...

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Details We Love
Lovely Bride + Beautiful Table Decor

Everyone has their own definition of elegance. My vision of elegance includes gorgeous linens, beautiful china, existique attention to detail and for me it means a touch of sparkle and a touch of gold. I personally love gold and I think it makes the perfect compliment to navy blue and orange. Take a closer look at that gorgeous table display... I'm loving those patterned linens! Would make for a seriously stunning Thanksgiving table too. So what do think? Are you liking these design ideas?

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