Showing posts with label Inspiration. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Inspiration. Show all posts


Get Married Magazine!

Get Married has now become triple the resource for wedding planning. Not only do they have a wonderful and comprehensive online presence and produce a daily television show - now they’re going periodical!

Yesterday, Get Married announced that they are publishing a new, glossy national wedding magazine, the first issue is scheduled to hit newsstands October 2009. It will be 96 pages of a chic assortment of trends and inspirations – touting itself as the “new shopping & trend guide for the savvy bride”.

Get Married magazine rounds out our truly integrated approach to wedding planning, and will continue to capture the excitement of brides who watch, surf and read their way through designing every moment of their wedding celebration,” said Stacie Francombe, founder and president of Get Married and “Get Married magazine will reinterpret the rules and translate the latest wedding trends, while offering a new perspective in an uplifting, edgy voice for creatively-innovative and inspirationally-driven brides.”



Inspiration Board :: Lulu Cowboy

I had the pleasure of attending a rodeo on Saturday - what more, my very best girlfriend and her husband were in the rodeo. SexyHusband and I straddled the fence, drank a few beers, and I took about three hundred pictures. It was a really nice way to spend one last sunny summer day.

When I saw the BBQ invitation on the Lulu Paper website it made me think of my Saturday, surrounded by cowboys, and how that would translate into a wedding...


Sources ::
Invitation Lulu Paper; Cowboy Couple and Bonfire Brides; Cake I Dream of Cake; Button Heart Cox & Cox

Barn and Dessert Buffet Michèle M. Waite; Roped into Love tag Estilo Weddings; Aqua lanterns Unknown; Carnation Bouquet Michèle M. Waite; Horseshoe Escort Cards Brides

Cookies in a Jar Favour Chef’s Catalogue; Hanging Shelf Sillapere; Cowgirl Boots Natalie Moser; Fun Couple Michèle M. Waite


Wonderful Graffiti :: Ideas

In browsing around the Wonderful Graffiti website I found wedding inspriation almost everywhere, in every product line and gallery ::


Graffiti Monograms can be used in so many ways for your wedding :: they've used them here on clear acetate boxes to house your favour treats; they used them on a window in my earlier post about the New Chocolate Collection; I think they would also work well on wine glasses; on a charger if you had a clear plate to place over it...

This second image came from the Wonderful Graffiti Walls of Fame gallery, a selection of their favourite customer photos. This picture really stood out because this was the First Dance song at a wedding I was at recently. Wouldn't this be fantastic on the wall near your dance floor, or on the dance floor! {The song is Lullaby by the Dixie Chicks.}


This wordsearch from the Chalkboard Graffiti collection is my newest favourite thing. Love, love, love! {I want it for my kitchen.} This board has 'welcome' in red and then the thoughtful people at Wonderful Graffiti will work in the names of your friends or most likely dinner guests. Fantastic no? I'm thinking this would be an adorable surprise for your wedding guests if you had their names hidden in this word search - perhaps if you had a small guest list? Super sweet. I wonder if you could work in their table number... hmmm...

The big "Hello" is from Wonderful! Designs. And Wonderful! they are! This big "hello" or perhaps "welcome" could also greet your guests as they enter the reception.


This is another Graffiti Monogram on the chair. It would be great with your monogram. But wouldn't it also be great if you put your guest's name on their chair? Or on their wineglass? Very sophisticated place 'cards'!

The last image is a Blank Canvas. Wonderful Graffiti will print anything that you send them and create a canvas for you. The best thing about this product is that it's more permanent than the rest, whatever you choose to create can become art for your home.

This canvas has a recipe on it, which I love {of course} but I think the most "Wonderful" thing you could do would be to have your vows printed and put on canvas. Especially if you hand write them. Should you and your groom be keeping your vows a secret you could send them in separately and have the finished product sent to a trusted friend or your wedding planner. They would be great hung up at the welcome table, or behind you at the head table. Then, they can forever hang in your home, reminding you of those very precious words of love you spoke the day you were married. I'd love to have this done with our vows and have them hang in our bedroom.

I hope I've provoked some ideas or inspiration for you :: how would you use Wonderful Graffiti?


Real Wedding :: Spy + Spy

Or should I say "Reel Wedding"? My very favourite thing about weddings is when a couple injects their personality into their special day. It's my very favourite thing.

This couple took that to an entirely new level; Nikki + David both work in the film industry and reflected that into their day.

View their Wedding Trailer here ::

'Getting Married' Trailer from David Malki ! on Vimeo.

And here are some details from the day ::

The entire bridal party wore Converse Chucks {did you know you can design your own?}, the groom designed the cake {note the second layer riddled with bullet holes}, and made by Mike’s Amazing Cakes.

This blog will self destruct in five seconds..... {jk!}


Real Wedding :: Janey + Mark

This wedding is so lovely and the bride + groom are clearly having such a wonderful time, I just had to show some more photos. The bride wore Vera Wang, the groom wore flip flops. The guests wore white and tan. And sand - it was near the beach after all..


Source :: Janey + Mark’s Wedding by the divine and beautiful Jasmine Star.


Cox & Cox :: Inspiration Board

Cox & Cox has made me all warm and smitten inside so I decided to take four of my favourite Cox & Cox items from their online store and create an inspiration board to please my senses and hopefully, to please yours.


Sources ::
Just Married Sticker, Confetti Box, Pretty Benchseat (which is actually two chairs!), and the White Voile Bunting all from Cox & Cox, Bride photo Meg Smith, Cupcakes Getty Images, Ring Jessamyn Harris, Snack Boxes Matthew Mead, Bouquet Susan Stripling, Shoe Photo Ryan Phillips (and I’m pretty sure the shoes are Prada), Blue Bridesmaids Myrtle and Marjoram via Snippet & Ink, and Aisle Evoke Photography.

By the way, Cox & Cox are having their summer sale right now so you may find your favourite item at a reduced price. It may compensate you for having it shipped 'across the pond' (if you happen to be 'across the pond' like me.)


Pretty Picture


Last, but certainly not least is my ultimate favourite photo on the website of 5ive15ifteen. For me, it epitomizes the essence of an exquisite bride. And, if I were to get married again, this would be my sole inspiration. Lovely. Absolutely Lovely.


Inspiration :: Peradot, Persimmon + Peach


Heather from One Love Photo told me to go make more green boards. So I did. Heather, this one's for you!

Bridesmaids Details Details Wedding and Event Planning; Table Pottery Barn; Dress Jenny Yoo; Woven Favour Box Bliss Weddings Market; Stained Glass Bride and Groom Photo Justine Ungaro; Paloma Sugar Stacks Ring Tiffany & Co.; Food Shots Brides; Floral Bubbles, Floral Chandeliers and Floral Tablescapes Yvonne Floral Design; Aisle Anna Kuperberg; Cupcakes Rob and Lauren Photographers.


Happy Earth Day!


Bridal Party photo Meg Baisden Photography; Wedding Dress Oscar de la Renta; Jenny Yoo Collection Wedding Gallery; Green Tent Soiree by Tara Guerard; Butterfly The Bridal Shop at Estilo Weddings; Stones Details Details Wedding & Event Planning; Floral Tea Stand Arôme Créateur Floral. {I seem to have misplaced some of the sources, I'll edit as I find them}


Real Wedding :: Chad + Lynse

I love a wedding with character – and this urban affair fits that description. The bride and groom were to be married outside but at the last minute, due to heavy weather warnings, had to move things inside. Their back up location was an empty warehouse, which they decorated with a plethora of hanging lights and lanterns, and glowing candles which lined the aisle and the perimeter of the function. Not knowing what their outdoor alternative would have looked like, I can’t say for certain, but I think I like this better! The mood is romantic and dusky, the low lighting bringing intimacy to the small affair. The spatter of green highlights evoke the charm and personality of the bride and groom; the grooms shirt, the unique cake, and please take note of the wonderful detail on the bride’s shoes – their wedding date embroidered on the heel.

The fabulous photography is credited to Gray Photograph based out of Nashville, TN.



Real Wedding :: Natasha + Paul

Jake and Jess from Kamp Photography of Winnipeg, Canada, sent me these photos from a dreamy blue wedding they shot last October. I would really like to know if the couple chose blue, or the blue chose them. Notice the cerulean windows in the church – perfectly matching the hue of the bridal party colours.


The reception was held at the Western Canada Aviation Museum, hence the theme of the reception. I love the use of the cabin of that airplane for the bridal party picture, the cute little chocolate airplane favours, and, my favourite, the ring shot on the engine. Because the pictures are so beautiful, I couldn’t decide which to post, so here are some more. See the full slideshow on Kamp Blog.



Happy Spring! Happy Easter!


Madmoiselle Dress by Joan Shum’s Etsy Shop; Cookies Brides; Blue hydrangea table Jenny Ebert Photographer; Bunny in the nest Getty Images ; Bunny Fold Napkin Martha Stewart; Rings Tyler Boye Weddings; Bouquet by Brides; Rolls wreath Martha Stewart Weddings; Purple Shoes A Softer Image; Cakes Weddingbells.


Inkbox Design Studio

Love the name. Love the work. Inkbox Design Boutique creates intimate, custom, detailed invitations perfectly suited for the occasion. They also have some sinfully cute t-shirts for the bride and her bridal party.



Michelle Rago Blog

I am so excited to announce that Michelle Rago has launched a new blog.

She is a source of inspiration like you have never seen; one of the best of the best of the best. I visit her site nearly every day, just because her work is so amazing and inspiring and beautiful, I can look at it over and over again and still see something new and fresh.

These pictures are relatively new additions to her site. Go there. Subscribe now!



Chandeliers :: Inspiration Boards

This was quite timely and delightful! If you haven't seen them already, Kathryn over at Snippet & Ink posted two beautiful (as always) boards featuring chandeliers this week.

#150 Palm Leaf Wedding


#151 Chandeliers on the Beach



Chandelier Details :: Photo Booth

This has to be one of my favourite chandelier finds of the week…

Set up these curtains and they could be a simply fabulous real simple detail. Use them as the backdrop for a photo booth or behind the head table. Imagine if you lit them from behind to make them glow, or clustered lights right behind the print to shine up only the chandelier.

And because they are so charming, you could certainly reuse them in your home making it eco-friendly decor! They would be adorable in a dining room or bedroom.

Love, love, love.


Found on Etsy at Teal Town. Apparently these curtains have received so much attention they will work with their clients to customize them. “All you have to do is contact them with your desired curtain color, ink color and length (63" or to-the-floor) and they will work with you to make a set of curtains.”


Chandelier Details :: The Gifts

I have a few more sparkly items to share so I think we'll carry this chandelier business on for the whole week. This just might be a new feature for Blush.alicious. Theme Week! What do you think?

Now for some fun. Presents! I love presents! Giving and getting. I love finding the perfect gift for someone, especially those closest to me, wrapping it up all super special, and handing it over.

The problem with these wonderful treats is that I'd have to buy one of each for myself too.


Clockwise from top left: Off the shoulder tee from Etsy shop Pretty Raccoon Clothing; Chanda Leer Ring Wristlet by Madie Deluxe; Café Toile Apron by Main Street-Store; “Chandelier Dreaming” print from Etsy shop Peachy Cheek; and Little Stuffs bag by Etsy shop Punchanella.

Chandelier Details :: The Paper

Imagine requesting your best girlfriends be in your bridal party with pretty cards like these: you could go formal like the one on the left, customized with her name. Or you could go just plain fun with the "How's it Hangin?" card. You could keep it casual and write "Wanna be my maid?" inside.


Etsy shop Paper Nosh on the left; Etsy shop 3 Bags Full on the right.

One could utilize any of the following stationary suites to invite guests to any function; the wedding, the rehearsal, the showers, the engagement party...


From left to right: Wedding Writes; DIY invitations from Uniquity Invitations; and Wedding Paper Divas.

These tags could be used on gifts or favours, or as place cards or escort cards...


Pink oval "Luster Tags" by Etsy shop Natural Historie; Die Cut, 2"x 2", paper (I love these!) chandeliers from Etsy shop Luvmypets; and manila glam handstamped tags from Etsy shop Amy Elise Designs.

And, of course, the notecards...


All three are Etsy Shops: Petite Pear Paperie; The Bella Bella Co.; and Alice's Looking Glass

Chandelier Details :: Jewellery

And since Blush.alicious is featuring the details as of late please find some more delicious chandelier inspired things I’ve wandered into.,,

Jewellery – wouldn't these be grand as gifts for your bridesmaids? Or to wear to the rehearsal dinner? All of these were found on Etsy.


Clockwise from top left:
“White Chandelier Earrings” by Lauren K. Roberts; “Blue Square Chandelier Ceramic Necklace” by Lusterbunny; “Forever Love” Chandelier Crystal Drop by tearoseworkshop; and “Low Light” Pendant by buffyagan.