While doing several drafts of an inspiration board for a client this week, I created the board below, and while it isn’t the one the client was looking for, it is the one I am the most drawn to. I love the color palette: the combination of muted gray, ivory, light yellow and light blue, mixed with pops of brighter yellow and aqua. The lace and milk glass bring a vintage feel, but the color palette is more modern and whimsical. I would love to see this inspiration board brought to life in an elegant ballroom wedding or a fun tented country club event…
Top Row: Invitation by Golden Rectangle Press via Snippet & Ink, florals and lace dress photo by Punam Bean via Oh So Beautiful Paper, macarons by Paulette Macarons via Snippet & Ink
Middle Row: photo by Ashley Baber Weddings, earrings by Mia Beads, dress photos from J.Crew
Bottom Row: photo from Plum Events via Snippet & Ink, florals by Caroline Roehm via Snippet & Ink, invitation by Wiley Valentine, place setting by Millie Holloman
I am in the market for some throw pillows and wanted something different and quirky but still in keeping with the style of my living room. I decided to look on Etsy to start, and I ended up spending hours looking at pillows. Who knew you could find so many cool pillows on Etsy! I can’t decide which to buy now, because I will never be able to explain why I need 9 throw pillows to my husband or my couch. But seriously. . . how cute are each one of these?
Pillows available from the following Etsy sellers:
One of my favorite stories as a child was Alice in Wonderland. Food and drink that makes you grow big or small, a hookah-smoking caterpillar, a rabbit that is always late, not to mention a cheshire cat (what exactly IS a cheshire cat?), and celebrating un-birthdays…what’s not to love!? So needless to say, I am giddy to an embarrassing degree about the new Tim Burton film adaptation of Alice in Wonderland (out 3/5 in 3D…Hello!!!). I’m sure it will be a tribute to the “curiouser and curiouser.”
In anticipation, I thought an inspiration board would be fun. I have to admit I started seeing a couple on other blogs after I had decided to make one, but that will not deter my Alice spirit!
I also love this 2003 Vogue Alice in Wonderland fashion editorial shoot by the incredible Annie Leibovitz. If this is what happens when you go down the rabbit hole, someone push me!
To see the slideshow at Vogue Online, go here.
Check out this amazing Alice in Wonderland themed party here at Amy Atlas’s blog. LOVE it!
Remember my post on vintage keys last week? Well, I’ve found the perfect stationery suite to use in your key-themed wedding.
I mean seriously…how perfect are these invitations from Betsy White
I am also just a little bit obsessed with these adorable notebooks and weekly planners from Pretty Chic, and just bought the gold key set for myself. I think a set would make a great thank you gift for a reader or special vendor, or part of bridesmaids gifts. There are some other amazing patterns and styles as well (I was torn between the keys set and the blue geometric set myself).
And what about these new decorative antique keys from Pottery Barn
! I have to confess I just bought a set of these for myself also.
Can you tell I love antique keys yet?
This photo just makes me happy.
I know, I know, cupcakes in lieu of cake is no longer a revolutionary concept. But, I still think it is a fantastic idea and fun way to show personality, especially if you LOVE cupcakes like I LOVE cupcakes!
My husband and I had a cupcake tower instead of a cake. We had a favorite bakery for a couple of years (big shout out to Vanilla Bakeshop
!) and we were lucky enough to get to have that bakery do our cupcake tower and for our venue to waive our cake cutting fee and allow it. Our guests went nuts over those cupcakes. Plus we picked our favorite flavors and it was easier to feed to each other during our “cake cutting.” And it allowed us to make adorable signs that told guests what flavor of cupcakes were on which level and cute little flags with our monogram on them.
So for all of you brides out there who are considering cupcakes instead of a traditional cake, I say go for it. They make for yummy treats and great pictures!