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Monday, August 29, 2011

Trend - Brooch Bouquets

Ever since Miranda Lambert was married this spring I have noticed she started a trend of having your bridal bouquet made from antique brooches. It is an interesting take on something that has otherwise been pretty standard for years. I think it is great because it allows a way to add a lot of sentiment if you are able to use any family pieces in it. It will also last forever and can become a piece of art and a memento from your wedding. You could even pass it down to your children someday! Also, it allows you to add colors that you may not typically be able to achieve from traditional flowers. Though it is super 'blingy' and often very spendy to have made, I don't like that it misses the whole big fluffy bouquet thing that I personally love. But I do love love love the ones that are combined with silk flowers, fabric and feathers because it adds volume and texture but still has that something vintage, sentimental and sparkly vibe. What is your take on the brooch bouquets? Here are a few of my picks from Etsy, and below the girl that started it all Mrs. Blake Shelton.

I love that as I am looking at her photo her song just came on T.V.! =)
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Has more fabric than bling but I love the combination.
Bouquet found here.
Monochromatic, DIY, very vintage version
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A different kind of color combination.
Bouquet found here.
LOVE the gold leaves.
Bouquet found here.

Another favorite, beautiful for a fall wedding.
Bouquet found here.

Saturday, August 27, 2011

Peachy Keen

If I could plan any wedding right now, it would be a peachy, minted, rustic, vintage, romance filled, ultra feminine, shabby chic wedding in an airy palette like this: and it would be inspired by the images below. Who is helping to plan your big day?

Images all retrieved from

Inspiration Station

I love pretty little things
I love Taylor Swift, and her hair.
Colorful craft closet, awesome!
A ladies haven
Feather boutonniere in the most delicate palette.
Romantic seat, because I really like my cozy nooks.
Paper flower bouquet, so crafty, innovative, and PRETTY!
A vanity made for a queen
Reminds me of the pink fantasy version of my wedding dress
espresso and lovers...perfect combination.
I love her hair, I want her legs, love that dress, and blast her music
Road trip with your love...enough said.

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Friday, August 26, 2011

From Design to Reality!

Last year I designed an inspiration board for one of my best friend's weddings. She planned one of the most beautiful weddings I have ever seen! From vintage and feminine centerpieces, her grandmother's collection of hankies as favors, to a romance filled ceremony she didn't miss one detail! It was so breathtaking and I was so excited to help design it and be a part of her special day. So here is the inspiration board titled Vintage Blush Romance from one year ago, followed by the board of the actual day. I threw in a few gorgeous photos from their wedding as well done by Anna Jaye Photography. Brittany made the most stunning of brides!


The actual wedding!