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!

Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Black, White, Yellow

This is my last inspiration board for the week--my fiance and I are leaving tomorrow for a long weekend in California. Enjoy the rest of your week, everyone! I will be back with a new board on Monday.

Row 1. Photo 1: Wedding invitation from Bella Figura. Photo 2: Bride photo from Jim Kennedy Photography. Photo 3: Martinis from

Row 2. Photo 1: Yellow tulip bouquet from The Knot. Photo 2: Black bridesmaid dress by Maggy London from Nordstrom. Photo 3: Wedding ceremony photo from Rebecca Thuss. Photo 4: Black and white favor packets from Gia's Wedding Store.

Row 3. Photo 1: Sunflower boutonniere from The Knot. Photo 2: White cupcake with coconut frosting from MyRecipes. Photo 3: Yellow pumps by Ralph Lauren from Endless. Photo 4: Daffodil chair decor from The Knot.

Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Aqua, Coral, Peach

Today I returned to an old friend: aqua. I love, love, love this color. I love how it looks when paired with yellow and when paired with red, so I figured, why not corals and peaches? Maybe it's the best of both worlds! Dahlias are another favorite of mine. I love how much variety they have--so many possibilities!

Row 1. Photo 1: Aqua candy bar from The Knot. Photo 2: Flowers from Saipua. Photo 3: Place setting from The Knot.

Row 2. Photo 1: Bride with aqua crinoline from Blush Events. Photo 2: Table decor from Martha Stewart Weddings. Photo 3: Dahlia bridal bouquet from Martha Stewart Weddings.

Row 3. Photo 1: Wedding invitation suite from Smudge Ink. Photo 2: Coral bridesmaid dress from THREAD. Photo 3: Wedding cake from The Knot.

Monday, June 9, 2008

Terra Cotta And Grass

I loved this invitation suite--the colors are pretty and earthy. I thought it would make for a wedding with an effortless, natural, low-key feel. So here is my inspiration board in shades of terra cotta and grass green:

Row 1. Photo 1: Invitations from Papeterie. Photo 2: Bridesmaid dress from Alfred Angelo. Photo 3: Letterpress coaster favors from The Knot.

Row 2. Photo 1: Tie from Beau Ties Ltd. Photo 2: Bride photo from The Knot. Photo 3: Boutonniere from Photo 4: Place card in terra cotta pot from Martha Stewart Weddings.

Row 3. Photo 1: Terra cotta bowl from Sur la Table. Photo 2: Cucumber and carrot ginger soups from Photo 3: Aisle decor from The Knot. Photo 4: Bouquet from

Friday, June 6, 2008

Orchard Wedding

The second inspiration board of the day diverges from the week of bold, bright colors. This one is for a summery, laid-back orchard wedding celebration with a rustic country feel. I would keep the flowers to a minimum and decorate instead with lots of candles (I love the warmth that candlelight adds!) and fruits.

Row 1. Photo 1: Blueberry-topped creme brulee from The Knot. Photo 2: Votives hung from tree branches from The Knot. Photo 3: Strawberry and scone favors from Martha Stewart Weddings. Photo 4: Escot cards on clothesline from The Knot.

Row 2. Photo 1: Berry-topped basketweave wedding cake from Martha Stewart Weddings. Photo 2: Bride and groom photo from Mel Barlow. Photo 3: Barn photo from

Row 3. Photo 1: Wedding signage from The Knot. Photo 2: Invitation from Dauphine Press.

Pink, Orange, Yellow

What better way to end a week of boards devoted to bright summery colors than with three of the warmest colors there are--pink, orange and yellow?

This wedding has a bit of a casual, care-free vibe to it. It's pretty but laid-back at the same time. I think that having a set color scheme but variety in the stationery and flowers keeps it eclectic rather than too structured.

Row 1. Photo 1: Toss petal bags from The Knot. Photo 2: Programs from The Knot. Photo 3: Wedding dress from The Dessy Group. Photo 4: Updo from Project Wedding. Photo 5: Wedding cake from Baked.

Row 2. Photo 1: Orange peep-toe pump by Glint from Nordstrom. Photo 2: Stationery from Martha Stewart Weddings. Photo 3: Tulip bouquets from Photo 4: Orange bridesmaid dress from Aria Bridesmaids.

Row 3. Photos 1 and 2: Table and aisle decor from Project Wedding.

Thursday, June 5, 2008

Lemon, Lime, Orange

In keeping with a week of bright colors with a summery feel, today's inspiration board is for a citrus-themed wedding in vibrant hues of lemon, lime and orange.

Row 1. Photo 1: Wedding invitation from Brown Sugar Design. Photo 2: Yellow bridesmaid dress by Nicole Miller from Nordstrom. Photo 3: Orange rose and lily bridal bouquet from The Knot. Photo 4: Lime cocktail from

Row 2. Photo 1: Lime and fern centerpiece from Photo 2: Lemon and grapefruit centerpiece from Martha Stewart Weddings. Photo 3: Martini and oranges from Yank Sing.

I also love this orange-themed invitation suite from Dauphine Press!

Wednesday, June 4, 2008

Brown Sugar Design

Designing the printed materials for our wedding is going to be a fun (if time-consuming) project for me, but after looking at the website of Brown Sugar Design, I'm tempted to turn the project over to them!

Brown Sugar Design is comprised of Jonathan and Whitney Speir, who will celebrate their fifth wedding anniversary this fall. The husband and wife team, based in Kirkland, Washington, works with each client to create a customized package of printed materials.

They do such gorgeous, flawless, detailed work! I love it and just had to share.

Purple And Yellow

While there are finite possible color combinations, and I already feel as though I have done many of them, here is one I haven't done! Purple and yellow together are, in my opinion, bold, bright and fun.

Row 1. Photo 1: Purple and gold wedding invitation from CECI New York. Photo 2: Yellow rose kissing ball from The Knot. Photo 3: Purple patent leather slingbacks by Dolce & Gabbana from Bluefly. Photo 4: Yellow bridesmaid dress from J.Crew. Photo 5: Cake from The Cake Blog.

Row 2. Photo 1: Purple silk tie by Broletto from Nordstrom. Photo 2: Yellow chrysanthemum chair decor from Photo 3: Bride and groom photo by Alan Maudie Photography.

Check out this layout from Rebecca Thuss:

Tuesday, June 3, 2008

Sapphire And Peridot Beach

I fell in love with this sapphire blue dress and decided to do a sapphire blue and peridot green beach-themed wedding. I love this bold shade of blue and how it's balanced out by the softer
tones of green, sand, white and ivory.

Row 1. Photo 1: Seashell and wave wedding cake from Edith Meyer. Photo 2: Green and white table decor from Photo 3: Orchid chair decor from The Knot. Photo 4: Green and white bridal bouquet from Photo 5: Monogram wedding invitation from Wedding Paper Divas.

Row 2. Photo 1: Blue bridesmaid dress by Suzi Chin for Maggy Boutique from Nordstrom. Photo 2: Bride and groom on the beach from Hughes Photographics. Photo 3: Champagne flutes with sand dollars from Photo 4: Aisle decor from The Knot.

Monday, June 2, 2008

Fuchsia, Gray, Yellow

It's June now--hard to believe!--and so to me, that means it feels like summer! I decided to use fuchsia, yellow gray to create a bright, modern and sophisticated summer celebration.

Row 1. Photo 1: Pink cocktails from Photo 2: Silver sandals by Two Lips from Nordstrom. Photo 3: Dance floor monogram from The Knot. Photo 4: Gray suit from Brooks Brothers. Photo 5: Peony arrangements and escort cards from

Row 2. Photo 1: Wedding invitation from Bella Figura. Photo 2: Gray bridesmaid dress from Priscilla of Boston. Photo 3: Fuchsia rose boutonniere from The Knot. Photo 4: Honey favor from The Knot. Photo 5: Fuchsia peony and rose bouquet from Simply Blooms. Photo 6: Yellow sapphire and diamond ring from Fay Cullen.