Category Archives: Wedding Inspiration

Weekend Watch: The Wedding Planner

My little sister is getting married this weekend!  They will have been engaged for exactly a year and while Franck was not her wedding planner, any bride (and her mother and father) can identify with the ups and downs of wedding planning!  

Of course, after the flowers are chosen and the cake is tasted, at the end of the day, a man and woman go from groom and bride to husband and wife.

Looking forward to a really special weekend!  In a few days, here comes the bride!!!

Blooming Favors for Wedding Guests

I love Mindy Weiss – event planner extraordinaire to the stars and fabulous people.  I also love her Instagram account where Mindy takes followed behind the scenes at her fetes, so we can see all the details before, during and after.

She recently shared this photo, from a young couple’s wedding:


Guests were invited to take a bunch of flowers home with them – fresh flowers for locals and dried for out of town visitors.  I think this is such a sweet idea, totally unique and lovely way to spread some pretty around town.

Showering the Bride and Groom in Confetti

There is something so magical and whimsical and all at one sweet about photos of a bride and groom being showered in confetti.  It’s a surprise of sparkle and look how happy everyone looks!

black-tie-will-never-die_detailColin Cowie Weddings


So if rice or bird seed aren’t your speed, consider the following:

She’s in a Place of “YES!”

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.


Sweet Wedding Idea: Travel Inspired

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.

Ballerina Bride

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!


Images from Martha Stewart Weddings

Wedding Inspiration: Summer Camp

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?

Source: Ceremony/Invitation/Sign/Centerpiece/Bride/Groom/Maid/Menu/Buffet/Campsite

Summer Wedding: Maryland Style

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! 

Source: Backyard/Invite/Groom/Bridesmaid/Bride/Bouquet/Drinks/Cocktail Bar/Dessert/Dinner/Table/Flowers

How Inviting and Enlightening

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:

All wedding images via Pinterest!

The Art of Marriage

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.