Monthly Archives: June, 2010

I was going through photos with friends the other day of our Sandals trip to Jamaica, and ran across the fabulous photo of the peacock that I encountered one morning at breakfast.  Still an amazing memory!  One of the most beautiful things nature has to offer … and what a wonderful detail to inspire a wedding!  Full of beautiful jewel tones – azure blues, royal purples, emerald greens, not to mention the turquoise hues. And the textures!  Ruffles, layers and scallops of fabrics.  Feathers of all types.  Oh, how much fun!

(Credits:  Chair decor via Ritzy Bee; Invitation by Paper Olive; Flowers by Blooms by Martha Andrews via the Wedding Chicks; wedding dress by Rivini; clutch by Red Ruby Rose via Ruffled; and cake by Cake Croquette via San Francisco Style Unveiled)

LOVE fresh, clean, citrus colors!  They just convey happiness and fresh starts.  Pair them with a neutral like a light gray, and you have a winning combination!  In this inspiration board, I wanted to maintain the whimsy of the vintage outdoor feel, yet combine it with the freshness of the tangerine color.  Enjoy!

(Credits:  Row 1: via The Wedding Chicks; Ruffled; Row 2: boutonniere and cake via Style Me Pretty; dress by Jenny Yoo via Style Me Pretty; Row 3: Once Wed; Ruffled)

Crisp, clean whites and rich, vibrant cherry red … two colors that bring out the best in one another.  With summer upon us, I thought it would be fun to create an inspiration board based upon these colors (and my love for cherries!), and a casually, elegant outdoor soiree.  Enjoy!

(Credits:  Wedding Dress by Justin Alexander; photo of children via {frolic!}, photo of cherries via Project Wedding; all others via Snippet and Ink.)

Looking for inspiration on a cold, rainy day …  I think a good book and a nice hot cup of tea is the order of the day.  Thought I’d share some fun, summery weekend “eye candy” with you to help brighten the day and provide some inspiration for summer entertaining.  Enjoy!

(via {frolic!})

A colorful, fun Popsicle picnic at Once Wed.

{ritzy bee blog} is showing some love for fun, summertime plaids!  See how a great bow tie served as inspiration.

A unique, colorful idea featured on Clover and Bee for a favor bar

Comfort food, anyone?? How about some homemade, marshmallows in unique flavors? Check these out at Whimsy and Spice.

Anything designed around strawberries has to be awesome – especially  when it’s a dessert table by Amy Atlas!

Rainbow snow cones …. is there anything that signals Summer more than these??

Hope your weekend is warm and sunny!  If not, think warm thoughts!

Looking for an inspired, unique, romantic way to propose?  I ran across this engagement story designed by Nico Cervantes of Nico Designs in Santa Barbara on The Wedding Chicks blog and simply HAD to share it with you.  This is the tale of a young man, who is so in love, that he wants to propose to her in the most unique and romantic way possible.  He leads her to a “secret meeting place,” by leaving her clues to follow, where she will find him … and this incredible outdoor setting.  The elements of this design are perfect … from the monochromatic flowers to the hanging details to the horse … all inspired, all unique.  Nico has brought the indoors … outdoors … in a very successful way.

(To see more photos, visit The Wedding Chicks)

Thought I’d end the week with a little “eye candy” from some of my favorite blogs.

I LOVE this engagement session idea! It’s so romantic!

(Adam Barnes Photography via The Bride’s Cafe)

Photobooths are a great way to capture the life of the wedding or event in a candid way.  Here’s an idea to take these to a totally different level and allow guests to really have some fun with it!

(via The Bridal Bar)

LOVING these calligraphy return address stamps!!!

(by Primele via Oh So Beautiful Paper)

These shoes are JUST TOO MUCH FUN!!  This groom insisted that his groomsmen all wear Scorpio Paisley Vans … a true reflection of the couple’s personality and the influence skateboarding and punk-rock had on them growing up!

(via Perfect Bound)

Have a great weekend!


This beautiful weather has me craving fresh lemonade!  I love lemons … everything about them!  I love the color, the taste – and that fresh, citrus scent is to die for.  So, with a glass of homemade lemonade in hand and blue skies overhead, I created this inspiration board. I love the color combination of yellow and turquoise.  It’s just … fun!  It makes me smile!  So, I hope you enjoy!

(Credits:  Cake by Eat Cake Be Merry; Bike Photo by Greensboro Wedding Photography via Grey Likes Weddings; Yellow Dress via Nicole Jane; Invitation via Dauphine Press; Yellow Shoes by J Crew; Photo of Calla Lilies by Kellan Studios; Others via Sweet Design.)