This was one of those weeks that just flew by – I can’t believe how quickly summer is approaching! What are your weekend plans? Hubby and I will be doing some delayed (and much needed) Spring Cleaning, and I’m going to try and figure out how to style my new short hair cut. I’ve had short hair before, but I forget that every time I chop it all off, it takes a week or so for me to get the styling just right. Even though I like having short hair, I invariably start growing it out again almost immediately. Don’t ask me why I do this, because I have no idea. Hair identity crisis maybe?

Have a happy weekend, lovelies, and of course some links for your Friday…

vintage photo via flickr

 

This is why I miss living in a rural place.

DIY doily-edged mirror – so simple!

Paper invitations are much more my style, but if you’re going to send an email invite, it should be as cute as Mr Boddington’s Nephew, via Hip Hip Hooray.

Fun on a stick (photo booth props).

Congratulations to the Johnson family on their newest addition!

Happy flower font.

Wouldn’t you just die to see a Tim Walker wedding?

I want to have more tea parties, and I’ll serve little sandwiches like this.

An ode to chambray.

Remember this wedding board? Dauphine Press created an invite using it as inspiration.

Missing my little Mississippi town these last few weeks, and thinking of all my friends still in the Delta.

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With spring moving by so quickly, and summer fast approaching, this sweet photo shoot from Ivy Reynolds seemed appropriate. Ivy imagined a hopelessly romantic bride, with a love of books.¬†Inspired by the paper cut art of Su Blackwell, created a simple and whimsical picnic with paper butterfly details…

A box of paper butterflies takes the place of flower petals for the flower girl. Perhaps biodegradable seed paper?

 

Photography: Ivy Reynolds

Production: Jessie Cowan from J+K Creative

Model: Mackii from Click Models

Wedding dress: BHLDN

Oxford shoes: Urban Outfitters

Flower girl dress: Zara

Flowers: Loretta Alison

Hair: Marin Gilabert

Makeup: Christine Craven

Cake: Whole Foods

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Cinco de Mayo’s tequila tasting post made me think it was time for some warm weather wedding inspiration, and today’s board definitely fits the bill. I’ve imagined this wedding in Miami or Palm Springs, though anywhere hot and sandy would do. The mostly white color scheme with green and orange accents is fun and playful, yet still somewhat understated – not easy to do with a color like orange! The panama hat with an orange grosgrain trim is an updated classic. A one-shouldered gown is a modern choice, and a pop of coral orange lipstick makes a statement. The cake is monochromatic with clean lines, letting other elements stand out. Frankly, I think this inspiration board would translate as well into a summertime party as it would into a wedding.

Mood: modern preppy minimalism
Palette: hot orange, white sand, palm green

Top row from left: palm leaf photo by Ozzy Garcia, one shoulder dress from J.Crew, Eero Saarinen tulip table from DWR, orange Carlyle cocktail from Grey Goose
Row 2: panama hat with orange grosgrain border from Nordstrom via Mrs. Lilien, bouquet from Martha Stewart Weddings, simple invitation with striped envelope liner by Sideshow Press
Row 3: minimalist two tier cake with sugar flower by Hello Naomi via Ritzy Bee, orange lipstick styled by Mona Van Cleve via Creature Comforts, gold wedding band by Catbird, orange cufflinks from Martha Stewart Weddings

 

If you like this inspiration board, you might also like:

Board #497: Modern Black and White
Board #440: Kumquats & Orchids
Board #431: Sleek Orange & Gray

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