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 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 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

Row 2: Photo 1 Craspedia (billy balls) boutonniere photograph from Project Wedding. Photo 2: Bride and groom photograph by Aruna B. Photography via 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 Photo 2: Bride and groom photograph by Jessica Claire via Style Me Pretty. Photo 3: Essie nail polish in Spaghetti Strap.