Thursday, December 5, 2019

Winter Colors


My Inspiration:
Even an office space can inspire wedding thoughts. While designing a space for Ethan Allen I couldn't help but think how these neutral tone would also be beautiful used in a winter wedding. Think gray dresses with some glamorous bling for the bridesmaids and gray tuxes for the groomsmen. There could also be a pop or yellow or red added in the flowers to give the palette more excitement for such a joyous celebration. That same pop of color could be used in the creation of the centerpieces and the same gray used on the tables as overlays or floor length linens.

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Thursday, November 28, 2019

Bluegrass Band


My Inspiration:
While enjoying a bluegrass band at Ole Smoky Moonshine distillery in Tennessee I was inspired to share an idea with you. Hiring a bluegrass band for your cocktail hour or to play during your entire reception would certainly be a way to put your own personalized stamp on your wedding. Accompany the band with a bon-fire, smores, and small jars of moonshine, given as favors at the end of the night, would create quite the night to remember.

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Tuesday, November 19, 2019

Gem Stones

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My Inspiration:
The soft pastel colors of these gem stones give me thoughts of flower crowns and dreamy candles but also give me an idea for jazzing up your escort card table. Instead of just setting the paper escort cards out alone on a table you could pair them with a geode or gem stone. If you take it one step further the color of the stone could signify the type of meal your guests each ordered on their reply card so the wait staff can easily identify where specific meals go on each table. You could also place candles into  glass containers with small geodes, stones, and faux gem stones surrounding them on each table as centerpieces to pull the whole theme together.

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Thursday, November 14, 2019

Relaxed Bachelorette Party

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My Inspiration:
If you're not feeling in love with traditional bachelorette party ideas and would like something a little more low key for you and your ladies to enjoy I have an idea. Try checking out a historical or artsy town close enough for a day or weekend trip. There will likely be many exciting things to schedule and encounter in a town that has a relaxed small town America feel over a big city with a high energy vibe. Pictured is scenic Gettysburg (overlooking the historic Devil's Den) and a great place to plan an chill adventure to. There are great restaurants and lodging, nightly ghost tours, historical sites to explore, and a quaint little town to keep you entertained all day with unique shopping experiences.

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Thursday, November 7, 2019

Color Strips

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My Inspiration:
This small bird and birdhouse were created using color strips at a Sherwin Williams paint store. If you are having a hard time choosing your wedding colors consider going to a home improvement store to check out what colors work well together in the paint swatch aisle and maybe get some later inspiration for the new nest you and your soon to be husband will be creating too.

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Tuesday, October 29, 2019

Everything Fall

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My Inspiration:
Fall is such a season that provides all sorts of warm thoughts even though the temperatures are becoming cooler. Hay bails can be used for seating with blankets given as favors to guests. Hot cocoa can be served during cocktail hour with tasty treats like grilled cheese and tomato soup. Pumpkins and gourds of all shapes, sizes, and colors can be used in décor to make your guests feel at home and welcomed. Also, let's not forget the mums and the beautiful warm colors they can provide to wedding décor and personal flower arrangements. Cheers to a season with so much charm!

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Tuesday, October 22, 2019

Windows Galore

My Inspiration:
There is no end to the inspiration The Louvre provides but one thought that struck me immediately was in regards to the windows on the ceilings through portions of the halls. These windows gave me instant thoughts of a wedding reception inside an atrium or historical building with stained glass. If you added string fairy lights or draped greenery it would make for an even more romantic ambiance.
 
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Thursday, October 17, 2019

Villanous Jewels


 


My Inspiration:
This eye palette has some seriously show stopping jewel and earth tones with all the glitter a glamorous soul could need. It inspires me to think darker for wedding color selections and apply them in more ways than just makeup. Picture navy table coverings with burgundy napkins and burgundy flowers with lots of dark colored greens in the centerpieces. Add some gold glitter to the greens in the centerpieces and maybe some gold chiavari chairs to pull the whole look together.

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Tuesday, October 8, 2019

Feathers and Fluff

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My Inspiration:
While in Belgium I visited the Atomium and an incredible surrealism art exhibition. This piece was particularly inspiring for wedding ideas. It made me think of dove releases and how romantic they can be at the end of an outdoor ceremony. It also made me think of something a bit unique. Bridesmaids could carry bouquets made of feathers and the bride's bouquet could also be made of feathers or add flowers to make it stand out a bit from the rest. The groomsmen could have feather boutonnieres instead of traditional flowers.
 
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Thursday, October 3, 2019

Coffee and Tea

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My Inspiration:
Sometimes a simple but well executed meal can create some fabulous inspiration! If you are planning a wedding in cooler months consider hiring a professional barista to set up a coffee and tea station to serve some unique signature drinks to your guests that look and taste as special as your wedding day. If you are planning a wedding in warmer months consider a salad station with all sorts of different gourmet cold salads and breads for your guests to experience something new without straying from the traditional entrée offerings.
 
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