Thursday, April 28, 2011

Coral and Yellow

I love bright, warm colors and the cheerful vibe they exude. Who could be anything but happy at a celebration so vibrant? And I love how joyful the bride and groom in this photo look. That is what weddings are all about!


Row 1. Photo 1: Coral bridesmaid dress from Ann Taylor. Photo 2: Coral and yellow wedding cake by Truli Confectionary Arts via The Knot. Photo 3: Coral patent pumps by Chinese Laundry from Nordstrom. Photo 4: Yellow dahlia and billy ball bouquet by JL Designs photographed by Aaron Shintaku via Style Me Pretty.

Row 2. Photo 1: Bride and groom photograph by Jerry Yoon Photographers. Photo 2: Coral dahlia wedding invitation from Little Bit Creations. Photo 3: Yellow pomander aisle decor via Camille Styles.

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Green and Brown

This sweet green and brown wedding has lots of soft florals and vintage-inspired touches. These pretty green hobnail tumblers would make great centerpieces. A few soft ivory blooms in each glass would be all you need for pretty, inexpensive wedding decor (the glasses are only $10 each).

For DIY-minded brides (and grooms!), the last initial made up of buttons would be a fun, easy project. It's adorable, and so versatile that it could be displayed in the newlyweds' home long after the wedding.



Row 1. Photo 1: Bride and groom under archway photograph by Lisa Lefkowitz Fine Art Photography. Photo 2: Sage green and chocolate wedding cake designed by The Sugar Syndicate photographed by Dennis Lee Photography via The Knot. Photo 3: Ivory rose boutonniere by Seaport Flowers via Brides.com. Photo 4: Green bridesmaid dress by Lela Rose.

Row 2. Photo 1: Ivory and green bridal bouquet via Style Me Pretty. Photo 2: Green glass hobnail tumbler from Anthropologie. Photo 3: Framed button initial via tinywhitedaisies.

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Cranberry and Ivory

Red and white remains one of the most classic and popular wedding color combinations. But I wanted to soften it up a little bit for spring, so here is a wedding inspiration board featuring cranberry and ivory.

The classic color scheme and traditional flowers make the unique details—such as the heart-themed wedding invitation and the monochromatic snack bar—stand out all the more.



Row 1. Photo 1: Bride with cranberry bridal bouquet photograph by Stella Alesi Photography via Style Me Pretty. Photo 2: Cranberry bridesmaid dress by Jim Hjelm Occasions. Photo 3: Ivory rose bouquet photograph by Cathy & David Photographers via Style Me Pretty.

Row 2: Photo 1: Ivory button wedding cake by Truli Confectionary Arts via The Knot. Photo 2: Garnet stud earrings by Cavalier Creations. Photo 3: Cranberry and ivory heart-themed letterpress wedding invitation by Bella Figura via Brides.com. Photo 4: Ivory appetizers from Martha Stewart Weddings.

Monday, April 25, 2011

Purple and Gray

I recently came across this beautiful photo of a stairway covered in purple flowers. It's such a dreamy, romantic picture that I immediately wanted to build a wedding inspiration board around it.

Purple and gray are two of my favorite colors, and though I have put together many wedding inspiration boards using each color, I found that I had not yet paired the two! So, inspired by one lovely photo, here is a springtime purple and gray wedding celebration:



Row 1. Photo 1: Stairway with purple flowers photograph via month of sundaes. Photo 2: Purple letterpress wedding invitation set designed by elum via Style Me Pretty. Photo 3: Bridesmaid in gray dress with purple bouquet designed by Loves Me Flowers photographed by Sarah Rhoads Photographers via Every Last Detail.

Row. Photo 1: Silver peep-toe pumps by Badgley Mischka via Nordstrom. Photo 2: Purple wedding cake designed by The Cake Studio NYC photographed by Antonis Achilleos via The Knot. Photo 3: Essie nail polish in St. Lucia Lilac. Photo 4: Groom in gray suit and gray tie photographed by Orchard Cove Photography via Style Me Pretty.

Friday, April 22, 2011

Pale Pink and Yellow

Looking back, I have not featured many wedding inspiration boards incorporating pale pink. But I so strongly associate the color with spring (I think it must be the cherry blossoms!) that I find myself drawn to images containing pale pink these days.

The pink topaz stud earrings and pink patent d'Orsay pumps are both beautiful and classic, but also just enough of a departure from what brides typically wear on their wedding days to make a bit of a statement. Who wants to be a cookie-cutter bride, after all?



Row 1. Photo 1: Yellow calla lily bridal bouquet designed by Blossoms photographed by Ksenija Savic Photography via The Knot. Photo 2: Pink wedding cake designed by Carrie's Cakes photographed by Pepper Nix Photography via InStyle Weddings. Photo 3: Pink topaz stud earrings by Cavalier Creations.

Row 2. Photo 1: Pink patent d'Orsay pumps by Jimmy Choo via Nordstrom. Photo 2: Pink champagne photograph by Jose Villa Photography via Style Me Pretty. Photo 3: Yellow bridesmaid dress from J.Crew.

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Light Blue and Orange

I love high-contrast color combinations, and blue and orange is one of my favorite pairings. I wanted to do a wedding inspiration board bringing the two together for a pretty outdoor wedding celebration, and here it is!

Now, a note on the bridesmaid dress: I have posted this bridesmaid dress before. I know in this picture it doesn't look like much, but I've worn this dress as a bridesmaid, and it remains the most flattering, comfortable dress I own! It looks great on a wide range of body types, and because it's not strapless, no fancy bra or special tailoring is necessary. It's released in new colors regularly, so you can get it in a shade that works with your season and style. And at just $138, it's a bargain. I highly recommend this bridesmaid dress to all brides! It's comfortable, versatile and classic.



Row 1. Photo 1: Wedding dress with sash photograph by c.pelland photography. Photo 2: Orange wedding reception decor photograph by Marianne Wilson Photography via Style Me Pretty. Photo 3: Pale blue bridesmaid dress by Donna Ricco exclusively from Nordstrom.

Row 2. Photo 1: White orchid and lily bridal bouquet by Belle Fleur via Martha Stewart Weddings. Photo 2: Orange bridesmaid bouquets from Inspired Floral Design.

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Aqua and Green

Based on the most-read posts on this blog, it seems like you all love aqua as much as I do! So I was happy to put together another wedding inspiration board featuring aqua. This time, I paired it with green in a celebration that's pretty, but relaxed—not too perfect.



Row 1. Photo 1: Aqua and green wedding reception decor photograph by Adi Nevo photography via Style Me Pretty. Photo 2: Silk wedding dress from J.Crew. Photo 3: Aqua silk peony clutch by eclu.

Row 2. Photo 1: Bridesmaid in aqua dress with white tulip bouquet photograph by Captured Photography by Jenny via Style Me Pretty. Photo 2: Green drinks with ribbon flags from Martha Stewart Weddings. Photo 3: White tulip centerpiece photograph from Martha Stewart Weddings. Photo 3: Groom in aqua tie photograph from The Knot.

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Spring Yellow

Yesterday's inspiration board was inspired by the softness of spring; this one is inspired by the yellow of spring's cheery, sunny daffodils, and by the playfulness of billy balls (which I feature twice on this inspiration board). 

I love bright nail polish as a way to add just a touch of bold color. Even if you are not sure whether bright nail polish is for you, it's worth a try! For one thing, it comes right off; also, many stores have great return policies, allowing you to take back products that don't work for you. 


Row 1: Photo 1: Yellow wedding cake photograph by Tec Petaja Wedding Photography via Style Me Pretty. Photo 2: Table centerpiece photograph by Orchard Cove Photography via Style Me Pretty. Photo 3: Deborah Lippmann nail polish in Yellow Brick Road. Photo 4: Bridesmaid photograph by Vantage Pictures via Brides.com.

Row 2: Photo 1 Craspedia (billy balls) boutonniere photograph from Project Wedding. Photo 2: Bride and groom photograph by Aruna B. Photography via Brides.com. Photo 3: RSVP card designed by The Design Pocket photographed by Erin Hearts Court via The Knot. Photo 4: Wedding ring and billy balls photo by Cameron Ingalls via Delightfully Engaged

Monday, April 18, 2011

I'm back!

I'm happy to say that I've reached a point in my life where I once again have time to blog. I'm excited to get back into making wedding inspiration boards! I hope you enjoy them.

Here's my first one back—a simple, pretty, outdoor wedding inspired by the soft shades and delicate flowers of early spring:


Row 1. Photo 1: Wedding dress by Alvina Valenta. Photo 2: Flower photo designed by Hatch Creative Studio and photographed by Jen Huang Photography via 100 Layer Cake. Photo 3: Flower and pearl earrings by roundabout.

Row 2. Photo 1: Raspberry macarons by MadMac via Brides.com. Photo 2: Bride and groom photograph by Jessica Claire via Style Me Pretty. Photo 3: Essie nail polish in Spaghetti Strap.

Wednesday, June 18, 2008

On Hold For This Week

Hello, everyone!

Well, I got a surprise when I returned to work yesterday--a promotion! While I was in charge of five people before, I am now in charge of 30 and have a new title, expanded duties, a raise, the whole works. I'm excited about the possibilities but entirely too overwhelmed this week to devote any time to creating wedding inspiration boards, so Wedding Inspirations is on hold until June 23.

I will devote some time to making some this weekend that you all can enjoy next week! My apologies, but I will be back soon!

Thanks for all your support!