Tuesday, August 13, 2019

Eiffel Tower Dessert

My Inspiration:
These divine desserts served up from inside the Eiffel tower made for perfect inspiration. Guests would absolutely love a dessert themed midnight buffet with a selection of your favorite desserts. Even if you both as a couple don't have a sweet tooth you could personalize the experience by adding savory treats like pretzels and spicy peanuts as well.

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Thursday, August 8, 2019

Delightful Brunch

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My Inspiration:
This time my inspiration comes from an authentic Irish breakfast. While enjoying my breakfast in a sweet café near Killarney I got to thinking about alternative options for feeding your wedding guests. Brunch! If you aren't too keen on the idea of having a huge reception with all the formalities but also prefer to have something a bit more hardy than a cocktail party reception a brunch would be the perfect happy medium. It's a perfect way to treat your guests to something a bit different and enjoy a less formal and relaxed celebration.

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Tuesday, July 30, 2019

St Maarten Favors

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My Inspiration:
The shores of St Maarten can inspire lots of exciting ideas and thoughts. Of course the rich colors are inspiration for so many things all on there own. This part of a horse back riding trail made me think of giving mini cactus plants and succulents to guests as favors. Both are low maintenance to care for and plants add life and cheer to a home, so why not continue the spread of happiness after your special day.

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Thursday, July 25, 2019

Cheerful Sunflowers

My Inspiration:
Can you just picture each of your bridesmaids carrying a single sunflower down the aisle and you with an entire bouquet of them? It would be such a sweet and rather inexpensive way to include these beauties in your ceremony. Adding them to the tops of lanterns and filling the lanterns with green or yellow tulle would sprinkle a bit more of these cheerful flowers into your ceremony. If you are interested in more of an elaborate design, consider covering an arch in them with fabric swagged between or stringing the flower heads on fishing line to create an entire sunflower curtain.

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Thursday, July 18, 2019

Bermuda Sunshine

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My Inspiration:
The calm beaches of Bermuda make me think of using pastel colors in all things wedding. Blush and watery blue tones for dresses and linens would give a nod to a beach lover's passion. A soft pink cake with light aqua or white design accents would be perfect for a summer wedding. Bermuda also sparks ideas for food. I'm thinking start with a beach style clam bake during cocktail hour. Follow that up with family style serving of a light salad, chicken chesapeake, lemon pepper haddock, and champagne marinated beef tips. End the night with an ice cream buffet.

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Tuesday, July 9, 2019

Pure Water Lily



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My Inspiration:
Water lilies are such romantic flowers and project such a pure and simple beauty. It may be impossible to include them in a bouquet but think of them in a gorgeous low centerpiece on your guest tables or a tub of them greeting guests as they look for their names on a seating chart. If you aren't having your wedding at a garden you can bring the garden to your wedding.

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Tuesday, July 2, 2019

Fancy Fireworks

 
My Inspiration:
Fireworks! If you have ever been to Walt Disney World (not sponsored) and stayed in the Magic Kingdom to see the spectacular fireworks display and show at night you know how moving and uplifting they can be. Fireworks or sparklers at the end of a wedding can add a magical finishing touch to a love and excitement filled day.
 
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Thursday, June 27, 2019

Tropical Centerpiece

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My Inspiration:
Tropical flowers can add such life and vibrancy to any celebration. This inspired me to create a full and leafy table garland with wooden pillar topped with candles scattered throughout it. Adding small potted orchids to each place setting can make a tablescape come to life. Imagine the warm glow mixing with these energizing colors.

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Tuesday, June 18, 2019

Waves and Ombre

 
My Inspiration:
The colors in this photo evoke such peaceful thoughts. This turtle was just cruising through these perfectly blue waters. The ombre vibes make me think of cake icing and how much fun the wave pattern would be with varying shades of blue.
 
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Thursday, June 13, 2019

Shells, Sand, and Sun

 
My Inspiration:
When I get free time away from planning a wedding or creating décor for a special event I enjoy drawing and painting. This little sketch made me think of some fun wedding ideas that would add a personal touch to an ocean or beach theme wedding. An entire bouquet made out of shells would definitely make a beautiful statement piece. Having guests write their names on shells and place them into a transparent container would be a unique guest book memento. Lining your aisle with large conch shells and candles would add a romantic stylized hint to your ceremony.

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Tuesday, June 4, 2019

Bright and Beautiful

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My Inspiration:
Limes completely inspired the creation of this centerpiece. Not only did I directly incorporate the limes but their brightness led me to choosing equally as bright flowers. The bedazzled orchids and hanging crystals played off the glass trumpet vase to pull it all together.

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Thursday, May 30, 2019

Glowing Centerpieces

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My Inspiration:
The glass orbs hanging from the ceiling in twine nets are my inspiration this time. I love the idea of grouping three different sizes of orbs with a battery operated light inside of each as a centerpiece. You could surround the orbs with petals for a classy feel, add netting as the ones in the photo for a nautical look, or set them on books and moss for a more whimsical style.
 
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Tuesday, May 21, 2019

Luxe Lavender


My Inspiration:
I was inspired to create this bridal suite at Rolling Meadows Clubhouse and Gardens, LLC by a simple lavender plant. The softness of the plant and subtle fragrance makes me think of a spa and relaxation. Barely there lavender, varying greys, and other neutral tones were accented with clean chrome accents. This room was created to provide a tranquil space for the bride and her wedding party to get ready before her special day. I just love creating something big from such tiny pieces of inspiration!
 
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Thursday, May 16, 2019

Bonjour!

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My Inspiration:
The delicate look and smell of a French macaron could make almost anyone's mouth water. This stack has me envisioning not just a dessert table but a entirely French themed wedding with all sorts of delicious treats from that area of the world. Visualize white glove service delivering an elegant dinner surround by all the chandeliers, blush, and glitter of Versailles. End it all with dancing and an irresistible treat table filled with this like macaron, mini crème brulee, chocolate mousse, and lemon and lavender tarts.
 
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Tuesday, May 7, 2019

Butterfly Kisses

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My Inspiration:
Butterflies signify how growth and change can be a beautiful thing. This little orange and black charmer makes me picture a butterfly release during a wedding ceremony follow by a father/daughter dance to the tune of the song butterfly kisses later at the reception. The pink of the flowers and orange in the wings would be a cheerful and playful color combination to work into just about any spring or summer time wedding theme.
 
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Thursday, May 2, 2019

Tulips Upon Tulips

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My Inspiration:
The tulips in Hershey Gardens (not sponsored) are absolute stunners, so of course they are a source of great inspiration. I could go on about how they would make beautiful centerpieces and bouquets, but let's think even further than that. Imagine tulip red lips on the bride or a crown of tulips and daisies in the flower girl's hair. An outline sketch of a tulip on your invitations would elevate a plain invitation to elegant. The are just so many options!
 
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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. A heavy sprinkling of wild flowers down the aisle would give your ceremony a sweetly romantic touch.
 
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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

Perfect 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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