Saturday, November 24, 2012

DIY: Edible Favors for a Winter Wedding

I have been spotting some great ideas for DIY wedding favors.  Here are some extremely cute ones, especially for a wintertime wedding.  DIY-ing lets you personalize your favors to you and your fiance and adds that extra special touch.  Do you guys love cocoa or baking together?  Do you have a favorite spice blend?  Use these inspirations to come up with something tailored just for you and your hubby to be!  Here are some of my favorite ideas:

"homemade" stamped cookies, these are so adorable and the possibilities are endless via Jillian Leiboff

Or, you could let your guests get in on the DIY-ing with these cookie mix jars via Wedding Window
These cocoa kits are very festive, and could be dressed up to match your wedding colors or theme via kirtsy
For something more savory, how about these infused oils?  I love the thought of giving your guests a choice of flavors! via Just Putzing
Vanilla sugar would be a great addition to your guests holiday cookies or stirred in their coffee via Style Me Pretty
Are you planning on DIY-ing your favors?  What are you making?

Monday, November 19, 2012

Monday Funday 27: Feather Boho Wedding

Today I have a pretty feather filled bohemian wedding inspiration board!  I went with a neutral color palette with some gold mixed in.

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Alternative Wednesday 22: Striped Bridesmaids

I have a thing for fun and quirky bridesmaids' dresses.  Striped dresses are very stylish and I bet your bridesmaids will use them again!  Here are some great examples of striped bridesmaids:

source: Kate Osbourne Photography

source:  Style Me Pretty

source:  two ellie

source:  Wedding Chicks

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Inspiration 268: Classy Teal and White

Today I have another post for you with a late fall color palette.  I went more simple with this one, using teal mixed with whites and creams.  Teal is one of my favorite colors and looks beautiful on everyone!

Monday, November 12, 2012

Inspiration 267: Glittering Gold, Kraft Paper and Red

Thanksgiving is coming and the warm red in this board is the perfect color for a November wedding.  Adding a touch of gold really glams up this board and kraft paper is a nice fall touch.  What do you think of this color palette?

Monday, November 05, 2012

Monday Funday 26: Gothic Love Story

This board was originally going to be posted for Halloween but we were hit but Hurricane Sandy so we were without power for a bit!  It's still a fun board though, and I love the elegance that the black, white and red palette convey.  I added some quirky Gothic touches that would be great for a Halloween wedding or for anytime of year!

sources:  Atelier Isabey, Cool Spotters, mysweetn0vember on Etsy, ZsaZsa Bellagio, Bridal Guide

Thursday, October 25, 2012

Inspiration 266: Snow White, Updated

After watching Snow White and the Huntsman, and it being almost Halloween, I wanted to create an updated take on Snow White as a wedding theme.  I incorporated a lot of black and some fun elements like apples in the bouquet and as dessert.  In the future, I plan to update a few of the other classic Disney princesses!

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Influenster Beauty Bloggers VoxBox

I was so excited when I opened my mailbox the other day to find my first ever voxbox!  Influenster sent me some great items to try out and share with my readers!

The first item I tried out of the box was the Vitabath Fragrance Mist:

The scent I received was cucumber and white tea, it smells so delicious!  The Vitabath spray is infused with conditioning vitamins that left my skin feeling silky soft and my fiancee couldn't resist the sweet smell.

The next item I tried out was the NYC IndividualEyes Custom Compact:
 I was sent the compact for brown eyes and it included a primer and illuminator as well as colors to compliment brown eyes.  I love the shades in this compact and they work great for both day and night.  I especially loved the primer, it kept the shadow from creasing all day long.

Up next is the mini candle from Bath & Body Works:
The Black Pepper & Bergamot smell is super sexy.  Some guys don't like sweet smelling candles but this is definitely one you and your honey will both enjoy.  I came home from work the other night and found that my fiancee already had this candle burning, what a nice surprise!

The last item that I tried out from the kit so far was the Goody Simple Styles Spin Pin:

I always wear my hair up to work, usually in a ponytail or bun but I decided to try out these hair pins.  The box gives you simple to follow instructions on how to use the pins and they held my hair in place perfectly.

I have a few more items to review, but I'll have to save that for another post! I hope you all enjoyed this review and give these products a try.  If you've already tried any of them, let me know what you think!!

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Inspiration 265: Pink Ombre

I love ombre!  From the cakes to bridesmaids in a range of shades the trend is definitely one I can get on board with.  For this board I went with shades of pink.

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Inspiration 264: Don't Get the Blues...

I love the dress in this board, the navy with to pop of aqua at the bottom is just perfect.  That was the inspiration for the rest of this board... I added some tiffany blue in too!

Monday, June 18, 2012

Inspiration 263: Modern Red

I have a love for all things vintage, soft and girly... but I know not everyone feels that way!  How about a bold, modern red and black wedding inspiration board?  I added some fun touches and clean text for a modern feel.

Saturday, June 16, 2012

Inspiration 262: Sweet Coral

I promise the next board won't include any form of coral/peach/pink!  This palette is just too sweet to pass up though.  Lovely, bright coral mixes with soft & sweet blush for the perfect wedding colors.  Blush gowns are gaining popularity and coral is the perfect compliment in my opinion!

Friday, June 15, 2012

Inspiration 261: Fun Navy, Peach and Gold

I know I just did a navy board but I love this peach, gold and navy board.  The chevron photo booth backdrop is just lovely!

Tuesday, June 05, 2012

Inspiration 260: Navy Beach Wedding

I have a pretty blue board for you today!  Shades of blue incorporated with beach-y elements are definitely perfect for your ocean side wedding day.  I love the wavy pattern on the cake and the groom's stylish but casual outfit!  Oh and how about the tie dyed dress?  Just fabulous.

Saturday, May 26, 2012

Inspiration 259: A Lovely Neutral Rustic Wedding

I am a huge fan of color so I tend to do a lot of bright and colorful boards but my neutral boards are lacking a bit.  This board is just lovely though!  The mismatched bridesmaids dresses add some flair and the ruffled cake is to die for.

Friday, May 25, 2012

Inspiration 258: My Wedding Inspiration

I haven't announced it on here yet but I'm engaged!  We are planning for a 2014 wedding, probably May... so there will be lots of time to plan.  I will probably blog about my wedding planning here a little bit but most of my wedding planning will be documented at my new blog Perfectly Ours!
Anyway, here is my current inspiration board:

Thursday, May 24, 2012

Theme Thusday 45: Quilts

how about some inspiration to include quilts in your wedding?  It could be a vintage quilt you inherited from your dear grammy or if you use one as guest book... quilts add a very personal touch to your wedding day.

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Inspiration 257: Bow-ties and Preppy Charm

I felt like making a fun board for today so I went with a bow-tie inspired board.  The color palette is a preppy combination of navy and kelly green. 

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Inspiration 256: Sophisticated Beach

Aqua and green are the perfect palette for a beach wedding!  I also added some teal to this board to bring a bit of sophistication. The white floral centerpieces in the colorful vase add a fun touch to this inspiration!

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Inspiration 255: Burlap and Tea Tins

I think burlap and teatins really compliment each other well!  The soft vintage feel of the tea tins and the rustic feel of burlap would be great for a barn or outdoor wedding.  What do you think of this board?

Monday, May 14, 2012

Inspiration 254: Glimmering Fairytale

How about a lovely fairytale wedding for this Monday morning?  A gold and black color palette is hot right now and very classic as well.  I love the sparkler picture... talk about fairytale material!

Tuesday, May 08, 2012

Inspiration 253: Sweetly Peachy

I <3 peach!  It works lovely for both a spring or summer wedding and can pair with pretty much any color or stand on its own just as well.  In this board I stuck with a monochromatic peach palette ranging from the softest peach through apricot and on to coral.  I love the peach shirts on the groomsmen, such a fun touch! Also the bouquet in this board is lovely, one of my current favorites.
sources:  tumblr, Pizzazzerie, Wedding Chicks (x2), Dauphine Press, Once Wed

Monday, May 07, 2012

Inspiration 252: Gemtones

What a fun color palette!  Although it is an unlikely color scheme, amethyst, peridot and aquamarine can work beautifully together.  This would be a lovely palette for a spring wedding, and you could definitely run with the gemstone theme.  A soft blue wedding gown really rounds out the look.

Sunday, May 06, 2012

Inspiration 251: Italian Soiree

How about some eggplant and mustard?  This is a great color palette for a fall wedding and definitely would work for an Italian or vineyard wedding.  What do you think of the eggplant and mustard palette!?

Saturday, May 05, 2012

Inspiration 250: Bright Nautical Navy

I love fun props at a wedding!  From the nautical props to the "just married" sign this board shows how to incorporate props into your photos without going over the top.  Love the pop of orange in the bridesmaids necklace too!

Friday, May 04, 2012

Inspiration 249: Wood & Moss

I have a new inspiration board for you today!  I decided to go with a natural theme/color palette of light wood and moss green.  Also, I am putting all of the boards on pinterest ... you can follow me here!

Thursday, April 26, 2012

Inspiration 248: Winter Yellow & Gray

Here is my first board since coming back!  I saw this wedding on Green Wedding Shoes and had to make an inspiration board based off it.  The color palette is yellow and gray mixed with romantic lace.  Hope this board inspires you!

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Inspiration Boards will be back!

Hi girls!  I hope I still have some followers out there.  I will be posting boards again within the next week so if you have any suggestions of colors/themes please let me know. 

Happy planning!