Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Hot Colors for 2012

Rumor has it this season's most popular colors will be cobalt blue and yellow, and we couldn't be more excited!
Dress sash, Yellow bouquet, Bridesmaid dress, Cake, Necklace,
Shoes, Invitations, Blue bouquet

The two colors work together perfectly, don't you think?! The intensity of the blue is perfectly balanced by the softness of the yellow - the combinations are endless! And how 'bout those shoes...

What are you looking forward to in 2012?

Monday, February 27, 2012

A New Spin on Guest Books

Guest Books aren't just for the Bride and Groom anymore! Check out this great idea I found on Emmaline Bride for Parent Guest Books.

Braggingbags via Emmaline Bride

What a great way to record happy thoughts for your parents from their friends and loved ones. While you're off honeymooning, they'll have this personalized keepsake to remember all the special moments from your day. Don't forget to include a note of love and thanks from the bride and groom as a surprise!

You could place them by your Guest Book or Escort Cards or even on a table decorated with family photos through the years.

What do you think?

Friday, February 24, 2012

Artful Wedding Vows

I came across this great gift idea on Emmaline Bride. It's a fantastic way to preserve your wedding vows and display your love for each other!

You submit your own answers to the question "I promise to..." and they take it from there. They can be as unique or traditional as you are!

Wedding Vows Typography via Emmaline Bride

Don't you love how the groom promises to "Let you borrow my sweatpants when you let me turn down the AC down as cold as I want" and "always try to remember to take out the trash?"

These could even make a great keepsake for a special anniversary couple that you know.

Are you including any special promises in your vows?

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Cute as a Button

Last year we had the fun privilege of working with the amazing Bobbi and Mike from Bobbi+Mike Photography and I've been a HUGE fan of their blog ever since! (click here to see why)

They shared these photos of a wedding they photographed last September, and I've never forgotten about the details on these tables!

All photography by Bobbi+Mike

The bride actually collected the chairs over the year before the wedding and painted them herself. She did the same with all the different sets of China on the tables as well.

I'm loving the book and button table numbers too!

The whole look creates such a feeling of elegance and casualness that's perfection.


Do you love all the details as much as I do?

To see more, check out their Blog Post. They have a great slideshow with even more pictures from the event!

Monday, February 20, 2012

Good to the Last Drop

If you know me, you know that I have a thing for coffee - and not just my favorite drink from Starbucks. I collect coffee mugs too - they're hanging all over my kitchen and make me smile every morning. :)

Storeyshop Poster via Emmaline Bride

So when I came across this sign on Emmaline Bride it completely motivated me to create a coffee inspiration board! (By the way, honey - if you're reading, wouldn't it be the perfect addition to our kitchen? **hint, hint!**)

Coffee Invitations, Coffee Donut Shots, Shoes, Cake, Umbrella, Cups,
Bouquet, Bridesmaids, Rings, Boutonniere

There's something so cozy and romantic about snuggling up with someone you love and your favorite cup of coffee. These browns and pops of pale blue would make for such a warm and intimate event. I just love the idea of a coffee wedding!

Check out these great favors too!

Coffee Favor Bags via Emmaline Bride

Wouldn't these be such a cute alternative to toasting glasses? The inside says "happily ever after..."

Wedding Mugs

I'm off for my morning Cup of Joe! What do you think of using coffee as inspiration in your wedding?

Friday, February 17, 2012

Take me out to the Ballgame!

Tonight's opening night for the Gator Baseball Team! (Something that we are VERY excited about in our house!) So, in honor of them - here's an inspiration board dedicated to our great national past-time:
Cake, Shoes, Sign, Rings, Field, Cracker Jacks, Heart Ball, Flowers, Seating

If baseball's a passion you both share, wouldn't incorporating some of these elements make for a fun All-American wedding experience?

Here's hoping that this year is the Gator's year to win the College World Series - Let's GO Gators!!! Third time's a charm!

Have you included any fun sports elements into your wedding?

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

... and they Loved

I came across this sign on Pintrest from a Style Me Pretty pin and couldn't resist talking about it. I love the play on words! It seemed to wrap some of my favorite romantic movies all up into one: The look, feel, and dialogue from Ever After, or the closing bench scene at the end of Notting Hill - where you know they will happily grow old together. I could go on, but you get the picture. :)


This would make a great closing photo in an album with the bride and groom, or as a picture for your thank you notes. Then, you could use the bench at home and remember your wedding every time you sat together on it! The perfect romantic keepsake you can use over and over again!

You could even just use the saying on a hand-painted sign for photos after the ceremony...

What are some of your favorite romantic movies?

Monday, February 13, 2012

Sweethearts for Your Sweetheart!

Sweethearts Candy Inspired Love Shoot

Who doesn't love conversation hearts? They're classic and totally sweet ways of expressing your love for your sweetheart - and not just for Valentine's Day! Here are some candy-lious ideas for using these sweet treats at your wedding: 

I adore how colorful and whimsical these arrangements are - I fell completely in love!

Sweethearts Candy Inspired Love Shoot

These mini heart-shaped cakes from Martha Stewart Weddings might be too cute to eat!

Click Here for the Recipe

Your bridesmaids can get in on the Sweethearts action with these great necklaces from Etsy as their gifts - so personal and unique!

Bridesmaid Necklaces

Check out these other great decor ideas from Etsy:

Sweethearts Banner

Modern Wooden Conversation Hearts

Don't forget photo-booth props!

Photo-booth Props

Are you inspired to run and stock up on Conversation Hearts now, too?

Happy Valentine's Day! :)

Friday, February 10, 2012

February Inspirations

February's the time of year dedicated to all things red, pink, and totally romantic.

The colors of the season are everywhere right now and I couldn't resist using them to create this inspiration board:

Favors, Bow Tie, Bouquet, Stamp, Shoes, Aisle,
Bridesmaid Dresses, Cake, Flower Girl

These color combinations really make for a bright and fun look and feel at a wedding.

Are you planning a red, pink, and romantic event? Tell us about it!

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

DIY Heart Decorations

We love this time of year and really, all thing LOVE! So, when we came across these great translucent hearts on Martha Stewart Weddings we couldn't wait to share! What says love and romance better than a perfect heart?

Crayon Hearts

They are super easy to make and only require wax paper, crayons, and an iron! How much simpler and cost-effective could you get?

You can find the complete directions here.

Wouldn't they look great hanging at your wedding behind the cake, guestbook, as a photo-booth backdrop, or over your sweetheart table?

Monday, February 6, 2012

Alyssa & Justin

We had the best time coordinating Alyssa & Justin's wedding in October and had to share these amazing images from Footstone Photography!

Photos by Footstone Photography, Flowers by Unforgettable Events

The flower girls twirling in their tutu's before the ceremony!

Alyssa loved all things Pink and their wedding was the perfect "Pink Princess Fairyland" she always dreamed it would be.

The Ceremony took place at the Baughman Center with the Reception held out at her family home.

Footstone Photography

The team from Unforgettable Events brought the fairyland to life. Do you love all the twinkle lights as much as I do?

Photos by Footstone Photography, Decor by Unforgettable Events

The cake was a coconut dream created by Dream Day Cakes - it was delicious and matched Alyssa's dress perfectly. Check out the custom cake topper!

Photo by Footstone Photography, Cake by Dream Day Cakes

Gyns Entertainment kept the dance floor going all night!

Footstone Photography

My favorite thing to talk about has to be the Fireworks!!! Alyssa's parents surprised the couple with an unforgettable fireworks display!

Footstone Photography

Don't you want to see more? Click Here to watch Platinum Digital Video's  great Sneak Peak Teaser!

Friday, February 3, 2012

Love Wedd 2012 Trends Workshop

This year's Love Wedd 2012 Trends Workshop was a success!

Thanks to some of our area's top wedding professionals, a great group of brides got some fantastic tips and trends sure to be seen this year.

The top two trends? Incorporating Texture and using Personalized elements unique to you!

Music's a great way to customize your wedding ceremony and reception. Gyns Entertainment suggested finding music selections meaningful to you as a couple. Not sold on the Wedding March? Mix it up with a contemporary song that you both love. Gnys will even choreograph the perfect first dance, a fun surprise element that your guest will never forget!

Make sure that your taste is reflected in your Photography and Cinematography. By choosing amazing vendors like Footstone Photography and Platinum Digital Video, you'll know that they'll carry your theme and personal style all the way through to your album and video.

Check out these gorgeous textured gowns Solutions Bridal displayed. They're all about using lace details to add dimension to the designs.

How amazing are these blinged-out shoes, by the way?!

Adding personalized jewelry reflecting your style and taste is a great way to customize your bridal look. A statement necklace or bracelet will change the feel of a gown and make it completely unique and individual. 

Image Insight incorporates the feel and style of your wedding (even your colors) into your wedding day make-up. Whether you're going for romantic, vintage, summery or sophisticated, make sure that your look carries on that feel.

Texture trends don't stop with fashion - Take a look at these fantastic cakes by Posh Pastry!

The Grande Event designed the beautiful decor samples for the night. We loved the double over-lays on these cocktail tables!

Thanks to all of the vendors who made it such a great night - Solutions Bridal, Footstone Photography, Platinum Digital Video, The Grande Event, Gyns Entertainment, Posh Pastry, Image Insight, and  Sweetwater Inn!

Always remember that your wedding is about your personal love story.  Make sure that the elements you pick show your guests how special it is!

What are some ways you're planning to personalize or add texture to your day?