{Inspiration Board} Green & Black Tie

I’ve been dying to design an inspiration board around this amazing shoot by Jose Villa that was on Once Wed a little while ago.  It completely sold me on a black wedding gown, especially this one by Vera Wang.  So without further adieu, here is my green, black tie, and a little bit vintage board:

Top Row:  photo by Jose Villa, photo from Brides, postcard by Ceci New York, photo by Amy Squires
Middle Row:  Apples from Junebug, parasols photo by Jennifer Roper, centerpiece by Artfool
Bottom Row:  chalkboard via Snippet & Ink, tuxedo from Martha Stewart Weddings, photo by Amy Squires, photo by Jose Villa & gown by Vera Wang

{It’s in the Details} Vintage Paper

Using vintage paper to decorate for your wedding is a great way to be eco-friendly (it is recycling, after all!) and to also add some personalized vintage elements in your decor.  Whether you reuse old sheet music, newspaper, or pages from vintage books (use ones already in bad shape rather than destroying nice vintage books), you can do lots of cool things with vintage paper.
Mobile, wreath, and garland by Royal Buffet

Images via Ritzy Bee and Snippet & Ink

Via {Frolic!} with a DIY tutorial here.

{It’s in the Details} Set the Table, Beautifully.

What is better than a beautifully set table?  Find at least one way to make your table unique and personal.  If you are having a smaller wedding, I especially love the look of mismatched vintage china in your place settings.  Some other ideas:  use vintage teacups to hold small containers of florals, use vintage crystal punch cups to hold tea lights, make or find a table runner out of a different texture (burlap, crochet, etc.), use lots of color, or a complete lack of color (like the all white table below), tuck a flower in the napkin or place a piece of fruit on the plate.  There are so many ways to set a beautiful table.

And here is another perfect example just featured on Style Me Pretty, shot by Laura Novak:

Lovely Links: Luck of the Irish

Happy St. Patty’s Day!  To celebrate, I’m changing my post schedule around to share with you my favorite St. Patty’s Day ideas from around the blogging world.  Here are some lovely links:

DIY Irish touches via Dog N’ Bird Weddings

Lucky (and free) downloads from How About Orange

Some beautiful green inspiration boards by Snippet & Ink via Ritzy Bee

You don’t have to dress like a leprechaun to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day thanks to All Things Lovely

You don’t need shamrocks and kelly green to throw an Irish wedding via Style Me Pretty

By Shannon Leahy