Tuesday, April 23, 2019

April Showers

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My Inspiration:
These pictures ignite whimsical thoughts for me. If you are hosting your wedding outside, hanging umbrellas from the ceiling of a tent instead of fabric or creating a canopy out of umbrellas and lanterns in the trees would set the mood for a charismatic event full of personality.
 
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Thursday, April 18, 2019

Gerbera Daisies

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My Inspiration:
Sometimes inspiration comes from an unusual place. When I received a surprise gift in the mail I was instantly inspired by the adorable gerbera daisy and it's joyful pink color. They would be adorable in single bud vases across a head table or hanging in front of a fabric backdrop at your ceremony site. Picture single flowers like this being handed out by your flower girl or bridesmaids to your guests as sweet little surprise favors.
 
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Tuesday, April 9, 2019

Sassy Shoes

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My Inspiration:
While visiting the flower show in Philly I fell in love with a flower display that was made to look like clothing pieces. The shoes you wear for your wedding don't have to be white. They can be crazy colors if that makes your heart happy. Show off your personality and style. Your guests will delight in a charming shoe reveal.

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Tuesday, April 2, 2019

Passionate Purple

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My Inspiration:
A visit to Powerscourt Gardens was filled with inspirations, but the colors in this part of the garden were rich a luxurious. I could just picture how pretty these shades of purple being paired with periwinkle or softs yellows would be for a spring wedding.
 
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Thursday, March 28, 2019

Button Dahlias

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My Inspiration:
I stumbled upon this Button Dahlia and it sparked my imagination right away. The colors are so sweet. The soft peach and coral found in the flowers make me think of a spring wedding filled with romantic elements. They would make fabulous boutonnieres and pair with cabbage roses beautifully in bouquets.

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Tuesday, March 19, 2019

Sparrow Spirit

 
My Inspiration:
This happy little sparrow sparked my interest as it hopped from limb to limb on a small bush so it has found it's way here as inspiration. Sparrows symbolize joy, friendliness, confidence, dignity, productivity, creativity, and courage. These are all attributes most of us would like to see within our own relationships. My thought is; why not have sparrows featured in the theme of your wedding décor and invitations or even have a recording of sparrows playing during a relaxed part of your wedding day (ex. cocktail hour or dinner).

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Thursday, March 14, 2019

Wild Flowers and Butterflies


My Inspiration:
Wild flowers always provoke such whimsical and care free thoughts for me. Tiny wild flowers like these would be beautiful wrapped with lace in a sweet little nosegay bouquet for both bridesmaids and bride. The groomsmen and groom would also look dapper with a few fashioned into a simple boutonniere  
 
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Tuesday, March 5, 2019

Spring Is On Its Way

 
My Inspiration:
I honestly couldn't decide what inspired me more; the pattern or the colors. I adore the bright magenta hues balanced with the aqua and grey shades. The pattern reminds me of happy little daisies and the coming of spring. These colors could be beautifully incorporated into a tablescape or even bridesmaids dresses.
 
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Thursday, February 28, 2019

All The Bubbly

 
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My Inspiration:
These Veuve Clicquot (not sponsored) bottles not only bring joy with their delightful yellow labels and sophisticated green bottles, but inspired me to suggest hosting a champagne bar at your wedding. Imagine bringing the cheerful little bubbles, that champagne offers in every sip, to your guests during a tasting session amid your cocktail hour. Set up multiple tasting tables so your guests can spread and mingle throughout the room without crowding at one bar for drinks. Specialty drinks can be created and offered throughout your reception using the champagne tasted during cocktail hour to heighten and extend this luxurious experience.
 
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Tuesday, February 19, 2019

Twinkle and Shine

 
 
My Inspiration:
To me, twinkle lights always give off such a romantic and peaceful glow. What could be better to incorporate into your wedding than something that ignites such feelings. The uses are endless! They can be draped under table linens to give your tables a warm and cozy glow, hung from the ceiling to create an effect of stars or shining diamonds levitating in the air, or even incorporated in small battery operated strands directly into your centerpieces to give the centers of your guest tables a little extra touch of magic.
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Thursday, February 14, 2019

Pie

 
My Inspiration:
Sometimes everyday activities like baking can deliver big inspiration. Why not have a pie buffet instead of a traditional wedding cake?! A pie could be cut and the couple can still feed each other, as they do with cake. This would be a wonderful option for a couple wanting to offer more dessert varieties to their guests, add something a little different, or simply are not cake lovers.
 
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Tuesday, February 5, 2019

Steampunk Dragon

 
 
My Inspiration:
This dragon making it's appearance during a Walt Disney World (not sponsored) parade was fantastic inspiration. There are so many interesting elements on this creature. The shades of purple and gray  were used beautifully combined with the sort of industrial design made me think of a fantasy steampunk wedding. Guests would definitely have fun with that unforgettable theme.
 
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Thursday, January 31, 2019

Feathers and Magic

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My Inspiration:
I can't begin to express the amount of inspiration I found at Universal Studios, Wizarding World of Harry Potter (not-sponsored). Simple details can give you the biggest ideas. Feathers! Why not use feathers in your centerpieces or even more exciting, why not have a real ink well with a quill for guests to sign an antique looking love spell book. You could even include prompts for guests to get extra creative in your special guest book.

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Thursday, January 24, 2019

Roses, Orchids, And Glitz

My Inspiration:
I found the roses and clear bubbles, meant to be used as tree decorations, at Michaels (not sponsored) during a sale, which started the gears in my mind working towards a unique and fun centerpiece. After additionally finding the mirrored vessel it kick started my imagination to join all these elements and led to this glitzy design filled with glittering features, water, and delicate flowers.
 
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Tuesday, January 15, 2019

Sew In Love

My Inspiration:
If you are 'sew in love' with your partner (haha get it...sew...so...sorry I love a good pun) consider including sewing elements in your wedding or making it your theme. You could incorporate antique sewing machines into floral centerpieces, use thread spools to distribute escort cards, create pin cushion boutonnieres, fill glass containers with buttons to serve as accent pieces, give tiny sewing kits as your favors, create a guest book out of patterns and bind it with thick thread, and find a venue that you can give an old sewing mill makeover to.
 
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Tuesday, January 8, 2019

Be Our Guest Napkins

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My Inspiration:
It is plain to see why this inspired me. My sister and I sat down to a delightful meal at Be Our Guest in Walt Disney World (not sponsored) and the menus were not only pure inspiration for a wedding invitation but the way they folded each linen napkin into a rose was as well. We have used this napkin fold many times now and it is always a hit.
 
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Thursday, January 3, 2019

Winter Wonderland

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My Inspiration:
When a client told me she wanted a winter wonderland theme for her event my thoughts wandered to ice rinks, snowflakes, and soft candlelight. I was especially inspired by the bare branches that fill our forests and roadsides during winter. The lanterns offered a warm glow for ambiance, faux flowers sprinkled with flocking dust added to the winter submersion, and birch branches in glass containers fill with snow (sugar) gave height and charm to the room.

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