A little more Valentine inspiration for you, with this retro-toned sweetheart inspiration board, inspired by the red heart shoes in this photo by The Alf Memoirs. Grab your honey, some cupcakes, and an instant camera, and have yourselves a fun date. Or a wedding!

Mood: playful retro sweethearts
Palette: faded polaroid, retro red

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Top row from left: jumping groom photo by Daniel Kiyoi via Grey Likes Weddings, red sprinkle cupcakes from Martha Stewart Weddings, polaroid photo by The Alf Memoirs via Ritzy Bee
Row 2: red ribbon bouquet from Martha Stewart Weddings, “I Left My Heart in San Francisco” notecard by Paper Pastries
Row 3: retro car graphics by Stephane Massa-Bidal via A Cup of Jo, white rose and doily table from Project Wedding, striped paper straws* photo by Brooke Schwab via Once Wed

*Find similar straws at fort & field’s Etsy shop.

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I was browsing through one of my favorite sources of inspiration last week and came across this photo of pink Depression glass on a backdrop of crinkled white tissue paper. I couldn’t resist it! So here’s a little pink party inspiration board for this week before Valentine’s Day…

Mood: flirty and sweet
Palette: sugar white, sweet pink

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Top row from left: pink glassware from perfectbound’s flickr, peach and fuchsia peony and sweetpea bouquet and paper garland canopy both from Martha Stewart Weddings
Row 2: white wedding cake from Martha Stewart Weddings, pink macarons photo by Aya Brackett
Row 3: natural makeup from Martha Stewart Weddings, pink invitation by Betsy White*, white lemonade from Amy Atlas, rose photo by Concrete and Honey

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Brion Hopkins pretty much summed up everything I think you should know about him in these two sentences:

“I shoot film and digital, and I will travel anywhere to shoot a wedding (including Cuba, I would go to Cuba for free actually). Also, I love chocolate chip cookies.”

He left out the part about how he also takes freaking awesome photos, but I think they speak for themselves…

I couldn’t resist including one of Brion’s polaroids:

Want more? Go check out his blog and his website, and then sign him up quick, because now that the word is out I’m pretty sure he’s going to be all booked up in no time…

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Happy Friday everyone! Two of my favorite ladies are coming to visit me this weekend, which makes me feel a little like the cutie in this photo. If it keeps raining like this, I think we’ll mostly be hanging out and eating, which is about as good as it gets when you’re with two of your best friends. Anyone else have fun plans for the weekend?

Love letter inspiration, via {frolic!}.

Fabulous gold shoes.

Happy baby!

Gifts to give to get you some.

How about an Up-inspired party?

I’m a rad influence – hear 10 of my song picks over at The Flash Dance!

Fascinated by Ogori Cafe, via Seth’s Blog.

I might take up scrapbooking.

Happy weekend lovelies!

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