Monthly Archives: August 2009

I am so sorry for bailing on you all yesterday – I was getting my post ready when I got a phone call that I had to pick my honey up at work and drive him to get stitches! He’s okay, but it was definitely scary, and it definitely ate up a good chunk of the day, and it definitely made me want to hug and kiss him as much as possible before I have to let him go back to work tomorrow. Anyway… I’ve got some great real weddings lined up for the next couple weeks that I hope you’ll enjoy as much as I do. In the meantime, here are some of my favorite links from around the web this week…

Happiest chuppah I’ve ever seen.

Gosh I love Gocco, via Oh So Beautiful Paper.

And hand-stamped paper too, via Annechovie.

Don’t you wish you were this clever?

I want one of each, via Design*Sponge.

Cute twist on the photobooth.

Inspired by beautiful book covers.

Gigantic key ring (and a stunning photo).

Darling backyard wedding in my new hometown!

I’d love to come across a time capsule.

Have a happy weekend lovelies! Make sure you give the ones you love lots of snuggles and hugs and kisses!

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Thank you to Bret Cole, whose gorgeous orchid bouquet photo inspired today’s wedding board… that soft gray velvet, the pop of orange ribbon, and of course the orchids. I think this palette is surprisingly versatile – the darker gray allows for a more formal event, while the orange keeps things playful. White is a crucial element, too, for making sure this look stays fresh, instead of heavy. Blending somewhat traditional materials and motifs (velvet, pearls, satin) with such a modern color scheme, I think the result is entirely unexpected.

Mood: bold, modern elegance
Palette: charcoal velvet, sweet tangerine, orchid white

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Top row from left: orchid photo by Bret Cole, short dress from J.Crew, seating cards and bar both from Martha Stewart Weddings
Row 2: Kelley Wearstler design via Coco + Kelley, photo by Next Exit
Row 3: stationery by Pancake & Franks, gray suits photo by Jose Villa, ribbon and pearls via The Bride’s Guide
Row 4: cake photo by Union Photo, orchid centerpiece from Wedding Style Guide, Parker Palm Springs photo by Jose Villa, orchid and stone centerpiece by Red Orchid Design

Also… Leila from Inspired By This let me know that starting today, there will be 25 beautiful pieces from Adorn Brides exclusively featured on and available to rent from The Knot. You can see them all here. This is a great option if you want to wear diamonds on your wedding day but don’t want to break the bank…

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If you’re looking for photographers who think outside the box, who want you to be yourself, and who absolutely love what they do, then look no further – Daniel and Caroline at Tinywater Photography are the artists for you. Fun. Unique. Romantic. Creative. Modern. Elegant. Colorful. All of these words can only begin to describe Tinywater‘s incredible work. I can’t tell you how tough it was to choose just a few favorites to share…

Like what you see? This is just the beginning of what Tinywater Photography has to offer – don’t miss their blog and website for even more jaw-dropping eye candy!

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Ribbons and cotton candy are the prevailing motifs in this sweet inspiration board. And if you find it too sweet for a wedding, how about a bridal shower, baby shower, or birthday party?

Mood: sweet, light
Palette: cotton candy pink and yellow

Top row from left: headband by Untamed Petals via Frenchie & Flea, tissue paper decorations via Creature Comforts, cotton candy from Martha Stewart Weddings
Row 2: bouquet from Martha Stewart Weddings, cake by Sweet & Saucy, ring pillow by Maihar Design, bridesmaid dresses by Harvey & Ella
Row 3: photo by Gibbous Fashions via This is Glamourous, invitation by Ink Love, envelope liner by Thoughtful Day

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