Inspiration Board {Black and White}

Love the simple and elegant statement of black and white for weddings. {images via east side bride, jcrew, snippet and ink vogue italia, theknot}


Herbal Boutonniere...

I love the idea of aromatic simple boutonniere, check out Once Wed's DIY.

Faux Real...

As a wedding favor, this couple recorded three of their favorite song covers (doing all the cheesy instrumentals and vocals themselves!) and burned cds for the guests, using designs from Steep Street for slip covers on each album. Each cd was titled 'Faux Real', to give a sense of their playfulness in general, a hint what the wedding would be like, and a way to describe the art pieces that they’re living in together. {via Once Wed}


Inspiration Board {Garden Wedding}

{images via Snippet &Ink, David Rager, J.Crew, Camerin Ingalls}


Your Table Awaits...

I adore this creative way to display table seating on your special day! Mirrored windows with a white pen. {via Green Wedding Shoes}

Isn't it Grand...

{image via decor8}


Black & White & Mint...

I love these cool tones together. White flowers as accents to dramatic black and white designs with a hint of mint. {via Snippet & Ink}


Colorful Vintage Bride...

{image via Rachel Whiting}

Pale Yellow...

{image via Mark Staff Photography}


One of my favorite flowers, I love the smell of Gardenias and think they are a beautiful and crisp flower for weddings. {images via Brides and the Knot}



A Touch of Green...

I love the trend of brides wearing colorful shoes! Kick up your heels in these olive colored feather strappy sandlas from Christian Louboutin.

Marry Me...

Would you say yes to a frozen ring pop? {image via Country Living}


I love flowers on the table in mint julip cups...


{Image via My Teacups In Peony}


California Wedding...

This wedding is simply beautiful. I love the earthy neutral tones in the green backdrop of hills. They shared a sample menu with us:
First Course: Salad of organic greens, grilled garden peaches, candied walnuts, and prosciutto
Second Course: Pan roasted halibut, dungeness crab, sweet corn soubise
Third Course: Grilled tenderloin of beef, heirloom zucchini croquettes, and cabernet sauvignon jus
{images via Style Me Pretty}


Vintage Cake Buffet...

If you are a cake loving bride, this is a lovely display to emulate. Perfect Endings makes home-style favorites, including devil's food, banana, spiced pecan, and red velvet. There were also s'mores (with organic dark chocolate, and homemade marshmallows and grahams - of course!) to end the evening.{via Snippet & Ink}

Peaches & Cream...

Bridesmaids in J.Crew.

Bridal Boquets...

I love these beautiful flowers for the bride. {via unknown for now, hopefully I wrote down the source somewhere!}


Bread of Many Invitations...

These are beautiful DIY wedding invitations from a Bread of Many. {via Once Wed}


Lounge Away...

For your cocktail reception and mid dance party breaks, creating a beautiful lounge space with colorful pillows is a beautiful setting. {via Soiree}


Beautiful desserts from Miette in San Francisco are the perfect addition to your table of sweets.

Knock on Wood...

Nature lovers invitation, save the date, program and menu made of walnut wood, by Cards of Wood.

Parting Gift...

For guests you can wrap a cd with personalized playlist and chocolates from KSHOCOLÂT. {image via Snippet & Ink}

DIY: Save the Dates...

A casual save the date style, with Amy Butler fabric and one color letterpress card. {via 100 Layer Cake}


Groomsmen in the Mountains...

You can't deny the rugged handsome style of men in the spring fields of North Carolina mountains, wearing suspenders. An acquired taste that I happen to like! {via Tec Petaja Photography}


Personalized Chocolate Bars...

For your guests ~ give peronalized Hershey's Chocolate Bars that you can design. {via the Knot}

Flower Guide...

Here is a mini-guide to flower types you may want to include in your bouquet and centerpiece. {via the Knot}


More Up-do's...

{images source unknown}

Cocktail Hour Apps...

~Corn chowder and corn fritter in a sake cup
~Diver scallop and black-summer-truffle ceviche

~Mini Maine-lobster roll with handmade brioche
~Parmesan basket with soft goat cheese
~Petit rosemary Dijon lamb chop
~Spicy Thai beef tartare with cilantro and lime
{via NY Mag}

NY Mag Top 20 Reception Ideas...

1. Avoid playing boring piano music during the cocktail hour.

2. Supplement the often-ignored wedding cake with passed desserts.

3. Transport your guests in style.

4. Even if you don’t normally, think like a foodie for one night.

5. Rent a photo booth.

6. Get creative with your tabletop décor—if not to flaunt originality, then to be a little more eco-friendly.

7. Serve quirky late-night snacks as guests exit your reception.

8. Plan a good coat-check strategy to avoid long queues blocking the entrance and dampening first impressions.

9. Take a design risk and seat your guests at a few really long tables.

10. Make your guests the center of attention.

11. Get married at an unusual location.

12. If you’re giving favors, select gifts that won’t be immediately discarded.

13. Make boozing an elegant activity.

14. Showcase what you’re passionate about as part of the entertainment.

15. Get your favorite takeout place to cater your wedding.

16. If you can afford extravagances, do something that will elicit an emotional response.

17. Display seating assignments in a unique way.

18. Take your cue from Truman Capote and host a themed reception.

19. Make a cool video of the party.

20. Plan for after-hours action.

{via NY Mag}