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aug29Jess and Sam are getting married! Their color scheme will be pink, orange with hints to lime. They plan on having a fun and youthful early afternoon outdoor celebration held in a nearby park. They need a little inspiration for the reception and clothing. Luckily, the bride has been saving pictures of her dream ceremony for a while. Thus, the ceremony has already been decided. They requested an unpretentious design with clean lines. Nothing about this board says boring or mundane. This is a going to be a festive fete with a focus on the little details.

Colors: pink, orange and pops of lime
Theme: youthful, modern and fun

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Top Row: Fluffy Pink Ranunculus Boutonniere; Personalized Jones Soda; Short Silk Bridesmaid Dresses
Middle Row: Rock Candy Decor; Tiered Cake, Groomsmen Ties
Bottom Row: Low key centerpieces; Balloons; Poppies and Grass

Does the rock candy bring you back to your childhood? How about the giant balloons? To create a “ceiling” for the outdoor space, adding balloons will help make an outdoor space feel more intimate. The personalized soda labels are a great way to add a peronal touch to a favor. This can also serve as a escort card. If you don’t want to pay for the customized price, create your own labels, print and adhere with Zots

These options are a fresh way to bring back elements of your childhood without making it look like a birthday party.

Cheers!

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aug27Finding a suitable hair accessory for your wedding day can be tiring and sometimes frustrating. In a world covered in layers of tulle and fake flowers, it can be hard to find something that fits your style and won’t overcrowd your head. Keep in mind the hair style you want, so the pin or accessory can help keep your tresses in place throughout the event. Here are a few hair ideas from my favorite handmade sellers on Etsy.

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Sitting Pretty: An oversized, feminine pink bloom tied to a silver plated headbandn sits atop the crown. Handcrafted petals make each flower a one-of-a-kind couture accessory. (Twigs and Honey; $70)

Blush and Bashful:  Hand sewn petally silk petals are gathered with glass beads and pearls. This is a romantic addition to your wedding day attire. Can it get any better? Myra, the designer is from Salem Oregon. How lovely is that? Local love. (Twigs and Honey; $80)

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1) Pearls of Wisdom: Vintage pearls and gold leaves are twisted on a pin to create a chic look. Beads in clear and muted pinks sit neatly in a nest of pearls. (FrostingsJewelry; $15)

2) Golden Goddess: A leaf shape made of antiqued brass embellishes a simple metal headband. This can be added to your collection and used again after the wedding. (OdalisPetitMenagerie; $18)

3) Birds of a Feather: Peacock feathers are fanned to show off its natural shimmer. Muted earth tones with slight bursts of pinks flatter all skin tones and hair colors. (LiveinStyle; $18)

4) Lean and Green: A delicate bouquet of flowers tied to a wrapped headband. Glass beads mimic green berries straight from nature. (BeSomethingNew; $30)

5) Nothing but Net: Feathers, sparkles and tulle, oh my. This gorgeous piece has feather adornments and Swarovski crystals for a touch of sparkle. (qgdesigns; $120)

6) Threes Company: The best of three worlds. Little pins with a feather, silk flower or vintage button make a great grouping that will hold back soft flowy tresses. (MissBettyLou; $8)

So many options out there, it is hard to choose just one.

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aug26Tulle was originally the fabric upon which lace is stitched. It was not an official fabric until a factory in Tulle, France started mass producing it, thus making it more affordable. Queen Victoria started the tulle tradition by wearing it as a veil for her wedding in 1870. From that point forward, it was used in every wedding way imaginable. Tulle is sometimes overused in poufy petticoats that resemble whipped-like topping that engulf the body. However, this week’s collection show classier options use tulle to its advantage by delicately layering it over silks or with rows of ruffles.

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Birds of a Feather: Beaded flowers with feathers accent the skirt of the dress. The natural waist is wrapped in English net and emphasized with the feather flower. Sweetheart neckline adds oomph to the bust with surplice detailing.  (Watters; $1000)

Three Tiers To You: A dropped waist and trumpet silhouette emphasizes the curves of your body. The tiers of organza and tulle ripple down the skirt in a loose and organic fashion. Lace detailing compliment the fitted bodice and flutters of the skirt.  (Watters; $1500-3000)

Whisper Sweet Nothings: This illuminating dresses has layers upon layers of gossamer fabric that cascade from the empire waist. This sweetheart strapless frock features a small notable bow in the center of the bust. Lace detail throughout this a-line tenderly designed dress. (Pronovias; $1500-3000)

Belle of the Ball: This alabaster colored dress ball gown grabs your attention with its full a-line skirt. The filmy layers of tulle floats over the silk under layer. A muted raspberry satin ribbon wraps the waist. (Jasmine Collection; $500-1000)


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Tankini: The wrapped obi-like waist with bead detailing creates an illusion of a longer torso. The tulle descends gracefully from the ball gown skirt and floast just above the ground. (Demetrios; $500-1000)

Ethereal Angel: This strapless dress has a vaporous feel, as the English net softly hovers over the body in an empire silhouette. A beads and crystals speckle under the bust and attract the eye. (Emerald Bridal; $500-1000

Vogue: Strike a pose in this strapless stunner. Embroidery decorates the bodice embroidery drips down the skirt adding color to the dress. The skirt is made of tulle sways with every step, while a sweep train trails along behind you. (Allure Bridal; $500-1000)

Tiers for Fears: The spaghetti straps and a scoop neckline flatters the neck and shoulders. Rows of ruffles as light as air fabric billow with the gentlest of breezes, as they surround the body. Rows of ruffles drift in a downward manner to the chapel train. Sparkles and detailing accent the asymmetrical skirt. (Demetrios Sposabella; $1000-1500)

Are you tulled out or would you wear a dress with tulle?

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aug21Debra Weisheit is a photographer that documents life on film. She resides in Florida and I somehow came across her blog. I love how she captures the littlest details. Since I’ve been obsessed with TLC’s Cake Boss, I had cake on the brain.  So I’ve grabbed a few of her scrumptious cake pictures (before and some after) to provide some eye candy for the weekend.  Make sure to keep a tissue nearby, as drooling will commence is 5, 4, 3…

Deliciously divine! See you Monday!

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Giveaway :: Tissue Poms

aug19One of my favorite inspirational weddings blogs, {Grey} Likes Weddings, is featuring my tissue pom kits. Yay! Win a kit of 5 tissue poms for your next event. What do you have to do? Just leave a comment here! How simple is that? Now if only it could be Friday, it would be the bestest day ever.

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When you are done commenting it up, peruse Summer’s lovely musings and inspirational posts.  Breathtakingly beautiful details.

Enjoy the rest of your day!

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aug19The ever-feminine adornment is the bow. Adding sweetness to any item, this ultimate feminine touch is back in the racks. This week’s collections gives a nod to the dresses that feature a bow, whether it is a soft and tiny tie or a large and in-charge twist. Bows are being used as a focal point, embellishments or scattered haphazardly. Don’t worry, I didn’t find any butt bows. Whatever your style, you may find a dress that is as perfect as your future husband or wife.

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Dropped Jaws: The ruched bodice envelopes the body in silk shantung. While, the mermaid outline dramatically billows out at the knees. The dropped waist is accentuated with a large silk bow. This stunning number comes in a variety of delicious color combinations. The one on the left is a duo of champagne and bronze and the right is in ivory and red. For a more traditional look, the dress also comes in ivory. Detachable straps are also included if you feel the need. (Mon Cheri; $1300)


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Fit to be Tied: The modified mermaid adds instant appeal in this svelte silhouette. The bodice is bejeweled in hand beaded crystals. The empire waist elongates the torso and creates a tall illusion. The impressive twist creates a significant detail on the bodice. Chapel train produces drama upon entering and exiting a room. Optional straps included if one does not prefer the strapless neckline. (Mon Cheri; $1200)

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Bow Tied: Lace bodice and v-neckline leads to the thin spaghetti straps. The fit and flare silhouette hugs the curves and flares out at the knees. A silk bow ties off right under the bust line for a feminine touch. A dramatic and plunging back makes for a great exit. (Paloma Blanca; $1700)

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Twisty Tie: Silky taffeta streamlines the silhouette in this dropped waist dress. The strapless neckline and a-line skirt updates the basic strapless. The obi-like sash and bow is wrapped about the natural waist and the Swavorski brooch adds a sparkly spotlight to the center of the bow. (Saison Blanche; $1300)


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Tie the Knot: The encrusted sweetheart bodice catches the light with ever step. The satin fabric flows from the empire waist and wisps around the body. A loosely tied bow hangs from the smallest part of the waist and the strands flows down the dress like a waterfall. (Maggie Sottero; $800)


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All Tied Up: The slight sweetheart neckline creates a bit of a dip in the center of the dress. The beaded alencon lace bodice connects with organdy tie at empire waistline. A soft feathery flower made of organza is at the heart of the bow. The bias cut organdy skirt clings to the body without being restricting. The added length in the back of the dress makes this sweep train ever so sweet. (Mikaella; $1000-1500)

What do you think? Are you a fan of the bows?

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aug17Joan and Dan are getting married next summer and needed some wedding inspiration. Dan wants an outdoor wedding and Joan wants something classy but not over-the-top. Olive green, cream and brown are their wedding colors and they wish to incorporate their love of chocolate. Here is a mood board with some of nature’s elements in their color scheme. Enjoy!

Colors: olive, cream and brown
Theme: natural and earthy

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Table numbersFloralBridesmaid dressChocolate Cake; Moss Monogram; Hair Accessory; Wooden Bowls; Invitations; Truffle Favors; DIY Centerpieces

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