Spanish Romance - An Inspiration Board
Ole! Ole! I realize that a few years back I did an inspiration board with Spanish influence, titled “La Boda – the Wedding.” I am again inspired to create a mood board along those lines, with a more updated look. Whereas my first board included many traditional Spanish elements, this one has more subtle nods to that grand heritage. You can incorporate any of these into your celebration, such as a location that has Spanish architecture, or by using lots of lace details and fans or shawls for your female attendants. Your ladies could also wear their hair in a style that would look great with a few roses tucked in the sides, or perhaps as a bride, you would like to wear a traditional mantilla comb with a veil to complement it. Damask fabrics and paper goods have been popular for the last few years, and can provide a very stylish and sophisticated look to your event. 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!!
Autumn is here!! I love this time of year! The warm days, the cool nights, the fall foliage, football games, and snuggly warm fabrics. I also love the colors: ambers, oranges, deep reds, golds, and plums. I particularly love reds and plums in different combinations. They make a wonderful palette for an evening wedding, or perhaps a homecoming or harvest ball. Or, dare I even suggest it, a romantic setting for a boudoir? I’ll let your imaginations fly with that suggestion. In the meantime, picture a winery in the evening, with a blazing fire in the hearth, fabulous food, and good friends and family surrounding you with love and laughter. Sounds good to me! Enjoy!!
My husband and I visited Mexico a few years back, before my daughter was born. It is a gorgeous country! We stayed in Puerto Vallarta, on the Banderas Bay. The weather was hot, humid and sultry. It was August, after all. But the water was cool, the people warm and friendly, and the food excellent. We enjoyed our stay very much, and look forward to returning some day.
Hispanic culture is very much a part of everyday American life. Spanish is unofficially our second language in the United States. Many of the words have become interspersed with english words to form our everyday dialogue. You will find Hispanic influences in many aspects of our lives, from fashion and food, to music and dance. These influences also carry over into the bridal industry. I have tried to capture the feel of a Hispanic celebration with this board. Enjoy!
Here we are, at the beginning of another season of awards shows. With the current writer’s strike, I miss all the glamour and glitz that goes with them. I missed watching the actors arrive on the red carpet for the Golden Globes on Sunday, and who knows how many more we all will not be able to view, the People’s Choice Awards, the Oscars? At any rate, I decided to satisfy my craving for Hollywood Glamour with this board. You never can tell, maybe I will win an award for its design? Enjoy!
This is a board I put together, to reflect my sentiments about my New Year’s Eve event, The Chapel in the Moonlight. Enjoy!