This weekend, my little sister got engaged! Their sunset proposal is the perfect start to a new life spent together: filled with wonder, special moments and all of life’s blessings.
It’s funny how a sweet song, a scrap of fabric, a special color, or a favorite place can set your wedding planning in motion.
I spotted this stunning photograph from an Atlanta wedding, designed by the talented team of Amy Osaba.
This wedding had an Old Hollywood inspired travel theme, but all it reminded me of was the raspy and soulful, “Come Away with Me” by Norah Jones.
You never know where you’ll find inspiration, or when it will find you.
Open your eyes, ears, and heart to be inspired.
My best friend got engaged this weekend to her high school sweetheart! She’s as fabulous as they come and I couldn’t be happier for them both.
These pictures made me think of her, a ballerina and dancer since she was a little girl, as she begins her journey to be a bride!
Summer lovin’ for a bride and groom with a camp side wedding, it is a blast. There are a lot of variations on the “summer wedding” but I really like the sweetness of this inspiration board.
This wedding, set in a bucolic outdoor setting, is dotted with DIY touches, kraft paper invitation suites, twinkle lights from the stars above, twine wrapped florals, a canteen that would any camper smile, and a bridal party in classic gray and green.
What do you think? Could you say I do at Camp Happily Ever After?
Every season is wedding season, but summer just feels especially wonderful for a sweet wedding, in the outdoors, with cheerful colors and a twinkling sky.
I love the look of this inspiration board, if I do say so myself. It is playful, casual, whimsical, and an everyday delight. Set in a dream-come-true backyard and adorned with twinkling string lights, the invitation sets the tone for an enchanted evening.
P.S. This is also great inspiration for a summer soiree, bride and groom not required!
I recently spotted the most beautiful modern invitations from Bella Figura. The letterpress set is a simple card awash in organic metallic shades in a brushstroke that is reminiscent of the most whimsical stalactites. How romantic, right?
It reminded me of the way hints of light, and touches of gold can really change the mood. Like in these sweet, perfectly lit settings:
Normally I post on the style of a wedding, but there is something to be said for spending some time thinking about the style of a marriage.
A few months ago I stumbled across an article about the 50 year marriage between Paul Newman and Joanne Woodward. They got married in a simple ceremony in Las Vegas in 1958 and we’re married until Newman died in 2008.
Wedding Day in 1958
Wedding lore suggests that at the Newman and Woodward wedding the “Art of Marriage” by Wilferd Arlan Peterson was recited.
Happiness in marriage is not something that just happens.
A good marriage must be created.
In the art of marriage the little things are the big things…
It is never being too old to hold hands.
It is remembering to say “I love you” at least once a day.
It is never going to sleep angry.
It is at no time taking the other for granted;
the courtship should not end with the honeymoon,
it should continue through all the years.
It is having a mutual sense of values and common objectives.
It is standing together facing the world.
It is forming a circle of love that gathers in the whole family.
It is doing things for each other, not in the attitude
of duty or sacrifice, but in the spirit of joy.
It is speaking words of appreciation
and demonstrating gratitude in thoughtful ways.
It is not looking for perfection in each other.
It is cultivating flexibility, patience,
understanding and a sense of humour.
It is having the capacity to forgive and forget.
It is giving each other an atmosphere in which each can grow.
It is finding room for the things of the spirit.
It is a common search for the good and the beautiful.
It is establishing a relationship in which the independence is equal,
dependence is mutual and the obligation is reciprocal.
It is not only marrying the right partner, it is being the right partner.
It is discovering what marriage can be, at its best.
Fifty Years, via Snippet and Ink
Are there married or forever-together couples whose style you admire? Maybe you’re team Tom+Rita, Michelle+Barack, or maybe you have grandparents who have been married forever you inspire you. Either way, I think it is important to be inspired by those that get it right.
When I was younger I associated balloons with two things: terrible school dance decor in the forms of arches, and bouquets of shiny mylar balloons that friends would get on their birthday. Needless to say, neither were real high points in style or design.
But, like kids in high school, even balloons grow up. And in this case, not always so with the kids from high school, they grow up to be pretty cool.
By Amy Atlas
By Catherine Cindy Leo via Style Me Pretty
by Martha Stewart
via Oh Happy Day
So, balloons can be big, or bold, bright or white, round or shaped, on the floor, on the wall, on the ceiling or carried by hand. They add such a dynamic aesthetic, a playful attitude and a fairly inexpensive way to reach a wow.
What do you think? Do you have enough hot air to decorate with helium?
My birthday is in a few days, and it is the one event that will happen without a Thanksgiving theme. I will not have mashed potatoes, I will not roast squash, I will not talk about Pilgrims or Indians, I will spend it with some of the best people I know (my family) and relax.
I toiled away at what my perfect day might look like, and I figured I have shared so much on this blog already, why not my birthday?
Blogger Birthday, Inspiration
I am a jeans and tank top girl – I wear them with diamonds and flip flops. I want to celebrate with sparkle (and sparklers!), I want sand between my toes, the people I love at my side, and flowers in every room.
This has been a very good year, and I am so glad to have been able to share it with you.
What does your perfect (birth)day look like?
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You can take the girl out of South Florida, but you really can not take the South Florida out of the girl. The colors, flavors, the sounds, the history were all influences for this city chic wedding inspiration board.
Miami Wedding Inspiration
For the ceremony I was inspired by clean lines and wanted to capture the quintessential lounge vibe of South Beach. For the bridal gown, the emphasis was on old Miami glamor and the Art Deco era aesthetic. Otherwise, the Miami inspired wedding is all about color, and doing away with the rules. Bright colors and mismatched maids, mini foods, bold bites, bright flowers and citrus punch.
This inspiration board is as playful as it is sophisticated. I think it translates to wedding look that is on trend, without being trendy.
Does this make you ready for a beachy vacation? Table for two, Nobu.