Category: Style Inspiration

August 13th, 2014

Ten Romantic and Timeless Flower Crowns

Reminiscent of a time in history when Jane Austen penned her famous novels, flower crowns aren’t only for flower children. Continue reading »

June 23rd, 2014

Game, Set, Match {Inspiration}

The oldest tennis tournament in the world starts today!

Held since 1877 and always on grass, Wimbledon is a celebration of tennis, summer, and tradition.

Competitors wear white, strawberries and cream are served to spectators, proper etiquette is always observed (there are no men’s and women’s events…only gentlemen’s and ladies’), and it’s the only Grand Slam event patronized by the Royal Family.

Other than the HRHs, it kind of sounds like a wedding, right? Plus, tennis itself is romantic…what other sport begins every match with a score of love-love?

Continue reading »

June 18th, 2014

Something Blue and Vintage Inspired – Layla

Cut in a daringly figure-hugging shape, our lace-all-over Layla in mist blue is a favorite. There’s something about the combination Continue reading »

May 28th, 2014

Peach + Navy Wedding {Inspiration}

Summer is perfect for a nautical wedding – the sun is warm and being on the beach or waterfront doesn’t mean bundling up! For us, the season is also about soft color, which is why we find pairing a traditional sea-going hue like navy with peach so appealing. Continue reading »

May 21st, 2014

16 Ways to Incorporate Bicycles on your Wedding Day

Bicycles. What’s not to love? Continue reading »

May 19th, 2014

Casablanca {Inspiration}

“Of all the gin joints, in all the towns, in all the world, she walks into mine…”

Casablanca is easily one of our favorite movies of all time. Who can resist all that romance and intrigue? There’s such great ‘40s style, and it takes place in Morocco. The film’s truly a feast for the eyes! Plus, Casablanca stars a very dashing Humphrey Bogart and fiercely beautiful Ingrid Bergman, whose characters originally meet and fall in love in Paris.

To summarize: Early WWII, Morocco, the City of Light, lots of romance.

Which all points to one thing – Casablanca is perfect as a retro-loving bride’s wedding theme.

We’re thinking a wedding dress that’s both tailored and feminine, accented with a signature 1940s red lip and cascading bouquet of calla lilies, décor that’s an alluring mix of Moroccan and Parisian elements, and, of course, aviation details in an homage to that iconic closing scene.

Continue reading »

May 12th, 2014

Hawaiian Tiki Wedding {Inspiration}

Coconuts, palm trees, crystal blue waters…this week, we’re smitten with the notion of a tiki-themed Hawaiian celebration! We’re thinking leis, exchanging “I dos” beach side and coconut shell mai tais. A playful, retro-meets-chic affair that begins with a rehearsal dinner luau and ends with an unforgettable honeymoon spent lounging beside the Pacific.

Continue reading »

May 2nd, 2014

Kentucky Derby Wedding

Since 1875, on every first Saturday in May, three-year-old thoroughbreds have thundered down the track at Churchill Downs. The first leg of the Triple Crown, the Kentucky Derby is more than just any horse race – for the winner, it’s the first step toward making history.

Plus, whether you watch from the grandstands or home, it’s super fun. There’s so much tradition! From the famous mint julep cocktail and the blanket of 564 red roses awarded to winners (that’s how the race earned the moniker “The Run for the Roses”) to the jockey’s colors and all the large, elaborate hats, it is one fabulous event.

Continue reading »

April 30th, 2014

8 Garland and Backdrop Ideas

Garlands, bunting and backdrops are one wedding trend we hope is here to stay! They’re a great way to add visual impact to wedding day décor, and you don’t necessarily have to break the bank. Fabricated from everything from flowers and tassels to lace and paper cranes, they’re a décor element that can also be repurposed and enjoyed after your wedding day.

Continue reading »

April 28th, 2014

Poetic Wedding Inspiration

Without poetry, how would Romeo have wooed Juliet, or Allie have fallen for Noah in The Notebook? How about the heroines (and heroes) of any Jane Austen movie? Or, how would any of us sent any love notes? Like you and your sweetie, verse and romance are made for one another. So, of course poetry should be celebrated with its own month…which just happens to be April!

Continue reading »