Wednesday, August 26, 2009

organic stamping... who knew!

I just saw this over at {with the pixie grin} and love it so much I have to pass it on!

It's Martha of course!

I'm really gonna try this!

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

lavender blue... dilly dilly

If you've been shopping lately... you've surely noticed how big the color purple will be this fall.
Purples go to the red tones or the blue... here's a bluish lavender color palette to ponder.

Sunday, August 23, 2009

birds of a feather...

I love this pair of Etsy birds and their color combination of green and blue. Use as a cake topper and have your little ring bearer carry this birds nest ring pillow!

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

destination Hilton Head

I'm off to Hilton Head Island for a girls weekend tomorrow. We'll be playing tennis and walking the beach, cooking and drinking wine, riding bikes and whatever Hurricane Bill will allow. Keep him off the coast, way off... so we can enjoy ourselves!
I'll leave you with a few pictures, inspired by the Harbor Town Lighthouse, and that low country coastal feeling it evokes.

prayin' for sunshine!

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Inspiration: blue & white china

I love blue and white china and have it displayed above my kitchen cabinets. When I saw this floral arrangement in this beautiful container, I fell in love!

Inspired by the colors, here's a few ideas for your blue, white and yellow wedding...

... and how about your departure as the newly Mr. and Mrs.
to your guests humming your favorite song on these
wedding color kazoos!

What's inspiring you today? Join the Inspiration Tuesday blog party and show us over at It's Great to be Home...

do you kazoo?

Monday, August 17, 2009

Black Tie Affair

I love this elegant cake by talented sisters Cindy and Sarah Coelho, of Toronto's The Wedding Cake Shoppe.

Titled the "Yellow Black Tie"
and perfect for our color palette below...

take a visit over to their website
to see more of their wedding cake artistry.
Or if you're lucky enough to live in the Toronto area
visit their new retail location at 859 College Street.
Have a cup of coffee and a cupcake!


Thursday, August 13, 2009

anchors away my brides...

signal flag ring pillow by Etsy's blissfulmoments

spell out your names or message in signal flags,
each flag is a letter of the alphabet,
... so perfect for your nautical inspired wedding!

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

simply Cymbidium

Isn't this Cymbidium Orchid with the burgundy lip just gorgeous! I love the natural and bold color combination of green and red. Here's a wedding inspired by this beautiful little flower...

Sunday, August 9, 2009

simple and stunning

My daughter and I were out shopping the sales this weekend and browsed through the dress departments at Nordstrom and Bloomingdales. I was delighted by the number of gorgeous white gowns they had available. Perfect for the bride on a budget, or who wants a simpler style gown. Perfect also for a smaller affair or a destination wedding.

Here are the ones on the floor at Bloomies right now... all under $300!

and... what's available at

Tadashi chiffon $428

BCBG Max Azria silk strapless $360

BCBG Max Azria laser cut satin $298

front and back of Mary L Couture notch bodice halter $228

JS Boutique crisscross jersey gown $178

Sue Wong beaded gown on sale for $324.90

See... you don't have to go to a Bridal Salon if you want a slimmer silhouette gown. These were all beautiful and quite affordable!

a little star power

starfish inspired

Thursday, August 6, 2009

Good news to share!

In ~7 months our family will be growing with the arrival of
our first grand baby!

I am going to be a grandmother!

We are all so excited and overjoyed
and wanted to share the good news with you!

just call me...

Monday, August 3, 2009

the classic send-off suit

At the end of the day, whether it's to sparklers, bubbles, rose petals or wedding wands... make your exit wearing a classic white suit. Classy, comfortable and so you!

Ellen Tracy jacquard dress and jacket, $158 available at Nordstrom

Sunday, August 2, 2009

not for the ordinary bride

Are you up for something out of the ordinary? Are you crafty and whimsical?
What do you think of a fun and funky alternative to fresh flowers for your bridal bouquet?
Check out the Esty site of Princess Lasertron, where you can order your own button and felt bouquet in your custom wedding colors... or buy a pre-put-together kit and create it yourself!

classic white for the classic bride

blue & white with matching boutonniere

yellow & white with a dash of pink

and the most whimsical by far... a black & white & pink bouquet!

Megan Hunt of Princess Lasertron describes her art... "One of the really unique things about Princess Lasertron is that I use vintage materials and new techniques to create bouquets and accessories that will last for generations. Every bouquet features mostly vintage buttons and other antique findings like ribbon, seam binding, thread, and felt. (But nothing dull or dingy!!) The buttons and findings I use come from many special sources all over the country--my mom helps me a lot with that! I think brides choose my flowers over fresh flowers because they will last for generations, they are ALWAYS completely custom and unique to every bride, and they are unconventional but not "weird" or hard to understand and accept. I have a 100% satisfaction rating and I work closely with each bride through email, sending photos, and communicating about the vision each bride has to make it a truly collaborative project."

so... contact Megan about what you have in mind for your custom bouquet or ask her to put together a kit and try it yourself.

A beautiful, whimsical and fun keepsake of your big day to last forever!