Plum and Persimmon Inspiration Board
Purple and Orange are colors typically associated with fall, or Halloween. However, I think they make a very striking and stylish color palatte for a wedding. You can use this for most any season, and you can change the shades of the colors to suit your needs. For spring, you can use peach and lavender, for summer, a royal purple and coral, for the autumn and winter, shades of plum, eggplant, aubergine, rust, pumpkin and persimmon. Your colors can be played up in your table linens, flowers, uplighting, even wedding party fashions. The options are endless. And of course, don’t forget the one food item that always goes well with these colors: chocolate!! Enjoy!!
Autumn is right around the corner! I know what you are thinking, it’s just the middle of the summer, but soon enough, the kids will be trading shorts and t-shirts for school uniforms and sidewalk chalk for pencils and notebook paper. But I love autumn, it’s my favorite time of year. I love crisp days, with all the different colored leaves on the trees, and potted mums everywhere. I enjoy high school football games, apple and pumpkin picking, and other events of the season.
Autumn is when I think Mother Nature does her best work, with such a rich pallet of colors to choose from: red, burgundy, gold, apricot, orange, hunter green, and chocolate brown. Some of the most visually striking events can also be created with these colors. Weddings, rehearsal dinners, harvest celebrations, and of course, bridal and baby showers. A good friend of mine is expecting later this year, so we are planning her shower for the middle of the fall, using a theme of Rustic Elegance. We ideally want to hold the shower in an old barn, with lots of textural details: pumpkins, apples, candles, cozy fabrics, rich foods, and lots of fragrant flowers and leaves. I hope this serves as inspiration for your own celebration. Enjoy!!
“Everything old is new again”, “vintage”, “retro”, or even “what goes around comes around”. These are phrases you may hear or think of when it comes to planning a vintage or victorian inspired wedding. With a simple, yet striking and sophisticated, black and white or ivory color scheme, it goes to show that basic is not boring, and neutrals are never out of style. In this inspiration board, I have used several accessories, such as the feather fascinator, and the detailed ring pillow, to demonstrate that the smallest details can make a stylish impact. You could add a pop of bright color to break up the black and white, such as lime green, taxicab yellow, or fushia. Or you could soften this pallete with the palest shades of pink, blue, or lavender. The results will be visually arresting, and highly memorable. Enjoy!!
Ballet Wedding Inspiration Board
Spring is here! Think soft breezes, flowering trees, a riot of colorful flowers everywhere. It’s the time of year when we wear lighter, softer, flowing fabrics, when little girls dress in their spring best for parties, Easter, recitals, showers and weddings. That being said, I used two of nature’s prettiest colors, baby pink and white, and my love of the ballet, to create this lovely inspiration board. One of my current clients is a dancer, and this board is happily dedicated to her. Enjoy!!
Monkeying Around Inspiration Board
Ooo!! Ooo!! Ahhhh!! We’re monkeying around today!! Seriously though, I love the idea of a monkey-themed party! This works well for a baby shower or a child’s birthday party. So well, in fact, I found lots of great ideas online for party games, decorations, and food. So I put a few of my favorites together in this inspiration board, to serve as a springboard for the baby shower I am planning for the end of this month. Should be a fun affair!! Details to follow soon. Enjoy!!
Rah! Rah! Rah! Sis Boom Bah! Go Team!!
It’s football season once again! I love this time of year, with the cooler temps and leaves changing colors. High school football is in full swing, and that means tailgates, hot dogs, and cold drinks. I have often thought about having clients that would like a sports themed wedding. Since I live in Massillon, Ohio, home of the famous Tigers, it’s kind of hard not to imagine the possibilities. Canton is also nearby, as well as being close to Cleveland, Pittsburgh, and several great colleges and universities with football programs.
Therefore, I would like to post an open discussion, where you, the reader, can add your thoughts and ideas to this theme. What kind of decorations would you use? What kinds of food would you serve? What would you wear? What favors would you give your guests, and what kind of entertainment would you have? All ideas and comments are welcome! Have fun with this! Enjoy!
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I found this little gem on Bridalwave this morning! These would be a great addition to a summer garden party or wedding, or even as ambience in a darkened restaurant. Enjoy!
Miniature table-top wine glass lamps
Isn’t this just a wonderful idea? The tiny lampshades sit on your wine glasses, transforming them into nightlights to give a gentle and romantic glow. If you’re planning on a spring and summer wedding with an outdoor element, I can see these working particularly well – but they can be used indoors, too. Why not use them to create mood lighting during your ceremony, then remove the candles to return the glasses to their usual function once the celebrations begin?
You can buy an assorted pack of three shades for €12 at Charles & Marie, but if you want a large number, making your own may be more cost-effective. There’s a pattern available here that shows you how.
[Via Casa Sugar]
Related: Light up your evening reception with Fairwind’s colourful tea lights