Blue lace is a gorgeous new addition to the fall fashion line up. Its popping up everywhere, in lovely variations of blue and in so many different styles. The one thing that doesn't change, is the regal, sophistication blue and lace combined, create. I wanted to share a gorgeous interpretation of how to pull blue lace into your wedding day or any event for that matter. A neutral, classic palette, feminine patterns, and pops of gold - equal perfection for this look!
This gorgeous array of inspiration originally came to me two ways 1) the romantic floral arrangement positioned front and center 2) "a whisper of color", a beautiful phrase that just captured me the other day. These two lovely creations worked together so nicely to style an understated romance with just "a whisper of color" through out. I threw in a pop of pink from the bridesmaid dresses to bring the look to life. I have another stunner here, that exemplifies the perfect combination of understated romance and absolutely chic details.
This week's dose of pretty came to me the other day while purchasing an AMAZING pair of Jeffery Campbell strappy sling-backs of royal blue suede and blush leather. I loved the shoes, but first thought to myself "Do I dare?" "How do I wear these?" "What are my color pairing possibilities?" I purchased anyway, and after much rummaging through my closet I grew to love a blush and gold combo, pop of pink, and my new blue suede shoes. I tell you this long-winded story of how I came to feel inspired by a certain palette option, because one of my very favorite notions is "find inspiration in the most unassuming places". To be quite honest, as a wedding blogger, its something I live by everyday. Taking my dogs for a walk, waiting in line for a salad, parallel parking (...I live in SF), or even grocery shopping (gorgeous Cali produce is a perfect stimulus ). The point is, while taking in all the obvious and beautiful wedding inspiration inundating us everyday online, always be on the look out for that not-so-obvious muse. Then turn to all those amazing wedding blogs (...like Wedding Row California) to help you apply that found inspiration into real ideas. Happy hunting, xo.
Summer is officially here! Very hard to contain my excitement, I'm a big fan of the change in seasons, it always offers a fresh perspective for the coming months. Whether it be personal goals, new adventures, a new wardrobe, or just the feeling of "new" 4 times a year - it's a simple thing in life that makes me happy. Since we're officially in the summer solstice, I wanted to brighten up your day with inspiration around one of my favorite new design trends - color blocking. Color blocking can be applied to just about anything in the design world - fashion, home decor, stationery, jewelry - so why not in a modern soiree as well? What a current style to outfit your bridesmaids in or design stationery after? Go with a more subtle approach through your accessories or the floral design you choose - but either way its a lively, bold, and stylish statement on your big day. Enjoy these gorgeous hues and your first weekend of summer!
I just love the color turquoise. Its such a moody shade of blue. It can be feminine, bold, beachy, whimsical or modern depending on the colors it's paired with and how it's applied. I've decided to provide some whimsical and feminine turquoise inspiration by coordinating this shade with a girly hue of peach. Top: Bridesmaid & Bouquet, Cake, Centerpiece
Joie de Vivre!
Do pastel colors and Easter go hand in hand for you like they do for me? I'm a big fan of the bold, bright color trend this season, but have an equal respect for soft, feminine pastels. With Easter coming up this weekend, it couldn't be more perfect timing to give some love to pastels. Have you completely crossed over to the bold side or do you still have a long lost love for these soft hued babies?
What are your thoughts on movie themed weddings? With Hunger Games opening in just a week, I can't help but be inspired by all the buzz. I'm not suggesting a costume wedding, but there are some key elements in the movie that make for great wedding motifs. For example, this mocking bird design could be used across printed materials. Strung DIY feathers make great escort cards and real feathers can be used as decor on place settings and your cake.