Maroon and Pink {Inspiration Board}

Maroon is officially the "it" color for Fall and I just CAN NOT wait! So much so, that I wanted to interpret Fall's favorite color into a wedding. Maroon is so many things, bold, vivacious, romantic, classic, and even rustic. Pair with it what you will, because so many different style variations and moods can come out of this versatile color. I'm loving a romantic maroon, teamed up with soft pinks, feminine touches, and texture - such a gorgeous combo for a Fall or even winter wedding. How do you interpret your maroon?

Fans | Chair | Dress | Macaroons | Wallpaper | Mens Suit

Stripes {Inspiration Board}

Stripes are one of my all time favorites. I love a good stripe pattern, it has the tendency to class up anything with it's regal nature and touch of boldness. I've been in Charleston, SC for the past week, so bright pops of pink, orange, and green are still in full swing around here. I wanted to pair my love for the stripe with the gorgeousness of these vibrant colors - enjoy!

 Invitations | How Sweet It Is To Be Loved By You | Cake |  Flower Centerpiece | Bouquet | Stripped Dress | & Sign

A Winter Romance {Inspiration Board}

This is for all you winter brides right in the thick of it. A little slice of soft pinks, greys, metallics, and crystal gorgeousness. I wanted to change it up just a little and dive into the romance of winter. Just a little nudge of style for all those upcoming December/January nuptials. I've always thought of a winter wedding, with the possibilites of snow, ethereal styling, and touches of glamour, as being the ultimate fairy tale.

Twigs and Honey Hairpiece | Dress/Flower | Table Setting | Bride | Flower Centerpiece | Necklace | Dessert | Cocktails | Crystal Hairpiece | Sugar Sticks | Bride | Blue Chair | Shoes | Bouquet | Cake 

A Whisper of Color {Inspiration Board}

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.

Earrings | Guest Favors | Arm Chair | Pink Bridesmaid Dresses | Floral Arrangement | Pink Lace Dress | Shoes | Cake

Blue Suede Shoes {Inspiration Board}

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.

 Chandelier | Gold JacketBlue Embroidered Dress | Pink Flowers | Blush Dress | Blush Fan | Cake | Blue Shoes | Pink Tulle Dress | Cream and Gold Dress | Pink Table Setting

Confetti {Inspiration Board}

CONFETTI!! That word, especially with a few exclamation marks makes me very happy. It gives you the immediate feeling of celebration and joy. Confetti is popping up all over the place, and not only in the truest sense of what "confetti" is, but in the designs of fashion, decor, stationery, and even food. Incorporating confetti into a bridal shower, bachelorette weekend, and EVEN your wedding, just screams fun. Plus, the addition of confetti makes for some AH-mazing photo opps - trust me on this one. So take a peak below, and peruse some gorgeous confetti and confetti-inspired designs that are applied in the most unassuming ways. I also have a swoon-worthy wedding with a little whimsey, some purple tulips, paper airplanes, and of course confetti...right here!

Tags | Stationery | Garland | Pattern | Thrown Confetti | Make Up | Envelope | Confetti in Hands | Confetti Towel | Celebrate Bag | Mustard Shoes | Dessert | Confetti w/ Girl | Black Shoes

Color Blocking {Inspiration Board}

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!

For some more summer wedding inspiration, take a peak here and here.

Stationery | Bride/BridesmaidsEggs | Building | Girl w/ CameraPink/White Dress | Bracelets

Turquoise and Peach Wedding Inspiration

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

Middle: Car, China

Bottom: Heels, Necklace, Frame

Joie de Vivre!

Kaella

@kaellalynn

 

Neon Inspiration

Neon is huge this Spring and it's not just for runways.  Just a touch of neon to your wedding makes a big statement.  Here are some ideas on how to incorporate the punchy hues.  Don't miss the DIY neon vase instructions on Refinery 29.

Top: Gown, Shoes, Cake

Middle: Invitation Suite, Bouquet

Bottom: Chair, DIY vase, Wall installation

Cheers!

Kaella

@kaellalynn

Pastel Wedding Inspiration

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?  

Top: Bridesmaid Dress, Nail polish, bouquet

Middle: Invitation, macarons

Bottom: Eggshell votives, heels, Centerpieces

xo

Kaella

@kaellalynn

Elegant Polka Dot Inspiration

I love patterns, especially stripes and polka dots for their graphic and pure quality.  However, polka dots are not often done in a traditional or classic aesthetic.  This week I wanted to demonstrate how polka dots can be used in an elegant way for a simply chic wedding design. Pairing pink, black, white and gold truly kept the look refined.  What do you think?  Ready to incorporate some dots into your wedding design? Bonus: there is a tutorial on how to make the dotted envelopes via the link below!

Top: Dress, Invitations

Middle: Streamers, Bridesmaid, Cake

Bottom: Groomsmen, Ice Cream Parlor

Cheers!

Kaella

@kaellalynn

 

♥ Inspiration Board

If you haven't noticed, we believe love is worth celebrating at Allure.  So it probably comes to no surprise that I'm a big fan of a day that celebrates love, too.  And what is Valentine's Day without a little heart?  I gathered some inspiration for fun and unique ways to incorporate hearts into your wedding day.  Spread the ♥. Top: boutonniere, bridal dress, heart sticks

Middle: heels, macaroons

Bottom: headband, heart on sleeve, bridesmaid, floral heart backdrop

Happy Valentine's Day,

♥ Kaella