I’ll be away for the weekend, so no posts until Monday, but in the meantime here are some of my favorite links from the web this week… Enjoy!

by Elizabeth Messina

 

A whimsical wedding by the sea.

Fun paper goodies at this party, via Oh So Beautiful Paper.

Pillow fight in the middle of NYC, part one and part two.

Jordan, will you plan my next birthday party?

Chelsea‘s daffodil brunch, via Once Wed.

Delightfully sweet engagement shoot.

Low-backed dresses from Heidi Merrick, via Unruly Things.

Vintage paper is my favorite, via 100 Layer Cake.

DIY letterpress cookbook, via simple + pretty.

Gorgeous wedding arch!

More lovely hair adornments, via Weddings Fresh.

Have a happy Passover and Easter weekend!

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If I were going to elope to Las Vegas, you can bet I’d splurge on a pair of sparkly Louboutin‘s, take some photos at the Neon Boneyard, and grab a burger at In-N-Out after the ceremony. If there were guests involved, why not go all out with a playing card/dice/poker chip motif and an Elvis impersonator? Retro rock and roll at its best.

Mood: flashy, retro fun
Palette: bright red, silver, with bits of black and white

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Top row from left: photo by Leah McCormick, neon boneyard photo by Kelly Lee via Rock ‘n Roll Bride, shoes via Brooklyn Bride, playing cards from Martha Stewart
Row 2: carnation centerpiece from Martha Stewart Weddings, Little White Chapel, Jackpot cake by Lovin’ Sullivan, Welcome to Fabulous Las Vegas sign
Row 3: guitar photo by Tiffany Aicklen, bouquet from Martha Stewart Weddings, invitation via Toast & Tables, photo by Bella Rose

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No matter how many wonderful blogs are out there, it’s always sad when a favorite goes dormant. Faye & Greer is one of those blogs, and even though it’s been inactive for well over a year, I still visit it from time to time. Today’s inspiration board takes its cue from one of Faye & Greer’s posts – a bluegrass country theme, complete with sweet tea, dogwood, and even a banjo on the save-the-date.

Mood: hill country romance
Palette: sweet tea, bluegrass, cream and white

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Top row from left: sweet tea photo by Lisa Lefkowitz, chandelier from Brides, save the date by Ceci New York, suit via Paper + Cup
Row 2: bouquet via The Bride’s Guide, sweet tea photo by Lisa Lefkowitz, dogwood cake and getaway buggy both from Martha Stewart Weddings
Row 3: photo by Punam Bean, dress from Brides, envelope with dogwood stamps from Martha Stewart Weddings via Brooklyn Bride
Row 4: flower girl dogwood wreath from Brides, “Thanks Y’all” favors from Knottie AliKay, steel guitar photo by Abigail Seymour, table number photo by Leigh Miller

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Since the Kitschy Key West post was such a hit, I thought it would be fun to post some more regionally-inspired wedding boards. I’ve reworked one of my very first inspiration boards for today’s post. Instead of the obvious desert reds and oranges, this southwestern wedding board draws its inspiration from Georgia O’Keeffe’s trumpet flower (and it’s name from Jamie’s blog) with sage green and hints of turquoise against a backdrop of neutral sand and chalk white.

Mood: cool desert chic
Palette: sand, chalk, sage, hints of turquoise

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Top row from left: trumpet flower by Georgia O’Keeffe, jewelry and succulents both from Martha Stewart Weddings, photo by Next Exit via Black Eiffel
Row 2: church photo by Elizabeth Messina via The Bride’s Cafe, cocktails from Martha Stewart Weddings, dress from Brides UK, succulent boutonniere from In Style Weddings
Row 3: bouquet by Pam Zsori, save-the-date by Peter Kruty, cookies via Cannelle et Vanille, pressed paper invitation from Invite Site
Row 4: calligraphy by Betsy Dunlap, cactus centerpieces from Life + Limb, branch place setting photo by Gemma Comas, aloe photo by Ericka McConnell

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When I first learned about Belamour Design, I knew I wouldn’t be able to keep it to myself. I think when you see these images of their work, you’ll understand why…
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Belamour Design
is a boutique studio that provides both event planning and design, and you can tell that they create events that are unique and personal to each client. If you like what you see, sign them up! I have a feeling we’ll be seeing lots more from Belamour Design in the near future. Oh, and definitely check out their blog to stay updated on their most recent – and beautiful – work.

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