Tag: Inspiration

19 Jun

Herb it Up!

More and more, herbs are becoming a permanent fixture on the modern day wedding scene. They are the perfect touch to so many aspects of your wedding. They add a rustic feel and a wonderful, fresh and unexpected fragrance.

And…….. this can totally be a DIY project. Spend time with your honey and grow some rosemary, basil, thyme, whatever your little heart  desires. Trust me if I can grow herbs, anyone can. I have what I like to call a black thumb, because that is the color my plants turn because apparently watering them is not a priority for me :) Anywho, seeds are cheap and they go a long way. You will have bundles and bundles of herbs before you know it and a wonderful addition to your wedding day!

Here are a few idea’s to get the ball rolling:

Favors

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Decor

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Place Setting

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Boutonniere

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 Signature Drink

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Other herbed drink ideas:

27 Mar

Things We Heart: March

Getting married at the zoo. OMG could this picture BE anymore adorable? Yes, you have to say that last sentence like Chandler Bing. What could make your wedding day anymore special than getting to spend it with dozens of animals! They are entertaining for guests and they make for great photo ops!

 Photo Credit: Brushfire Photography via Style Me Pretty

Using a mailbox with your new moniker for your card box. How cute is this? Custom decals will set you back about $5, not bad eh? You can purchase a mailbox here for around $20.

 Photo Credit: Miss Prissy Paige Etsy Shop

A variety of mismatched stamps. Check out 100 Layer Cake‘s amazing post on things to consider when using vintage stamps and where to get them! Goodness I love 100 Layer Cake. So useful!

 Photo Credit: Photography by Leah via Style Me Pretty

I love these little favor bags! So adorable and they can be completely customized! You can use them for all sorts of favors or use them for the ceremony to hold cool things to throw (nice LIGHT things to throw of course). Check out Benign Objects for more info!

 Photo Credit: Benign Objects Etsy Shop

Mini snowcone shots with or without added alcohol :) Perfect for an outdoor event on a hot summer’s day. Your guests will not only thank you for the cold shot but also for the trip down memory lane. Plus, you know it’ll make the little ones happy :)

 Photo Credit: Becoming Lola
01 Mar

Pantone Color Trends- Spring/ Summer 2012

Trends 2 Comments by Nicole

Yay! I love it when it is Pantone color time. Those pantone people…. they are so smart!! Here ya go!

Tangerine Tango - Color of the Year  

I’m so happy to have such a bold and happy color for 2012. Hopefully it signifies that thinks are looking up for us right?! Let’s focus on great combinations for Spring and Summer! Tangerine Tango would look great with just white and black for an ultra modern look. You could pair it with navy for a great preppy New England affair complete with shrimp boil! Also consider pairing this gorgeous hue with teal and white for a latin vibe.

 

Caberet

I’ll admit it. I love pink. I never grew out of my pink phase. My wedding will be pink. Just an FYI. This deep shade of pink would look great with navy with a nautical inspiration, think ropes and anchors. It could also be amazing as a monochromatic palette with shades of bubblegum and blush for something really romantic. Caberet would also be nicely paired with a camel shade for a sophisticated look.

  Margarita

Love this shade. Not only does it remind me of margarita’s (you know because of the name) but also key lime pie! This shade would look lovely paired with white for a very simple, clean earthy feel. It would also be nice paired with any shade of purple for a garden or vineyard theme. Once again, navy would be a great accompaniment  for a preppy affair. Think lots of stripes and polka dots!

  Bellflower

This shade of purple should definitely be the center of attention in your color choices! I would pair it will a nice neutral tone like ivory, chocolate or grey. Yellow would also be a great choice for a garden theme or maybe even something a little more whimsical.

 

 

  Cockatoo

Love, love, love this color!!! We are currently carrying a lot of this shade at the ole Crate and Barrel. I could see this matching with a lovely lime green and white for a fun and relaxed day. I think it would also look nice with a light shade of purple like a lavender. If you really wanted to go all out, use a variety of pastels, pinks, oranges and purples and make cockatoo the star attraction.

 

  Sodalite- Blue

In my mind the only real way to go with this color is white. All the way, everything blue and white. That is all I have to say about that :)

 

 

  Starfish

I would like to see starfish paired with a lighter hue of purple for something really classy and elegant. It could also look great with a vibrant shade of pink, such as cabaret for something chic. For a natural and earthy vibe, pair this with shade of green and brown. I could also see it being perfect for the ultimate beach wedding (it is called starfish after all) along with teal and sea glass.

 

  Solar Power

Solar power is definitely a statement maker so make sure you pick another color that is toned down a bit. A neutral like white, tan or grey would help balance the intensity very well. Navy would also look nice for something a little preppy.

 

 

 Driftwood

Alas, a shade of grey. Which seems to be the color of choice for brides the last year or so. While yellow is the popular choice, there are so many different ways to go with this. Grey is the new black so run away with it. This particular shade being darker would look great with any bright color. Orange would be a great choice, teal, or lime green would also be lovely. Just remember to stick to shade’s that have a warmer hue since this grey has a hint of brown.

 

  Sweet Lilac

Yay! Finally an opportunity to tie in the color with florals. If you chose this color you would obviously have to have sweet lilac in your bouquets! I imagine a color scheme of lilac, white and grey for a romantic feel. This would also look good with navy, sea glass, or peach.

 

 

Will you be using any of these colors in your wedding?

30 Nov

Embroidery

Fashion No Comments by Nicole

Let’s talk about going above and beyond. I think the idea of having something embroidered for a loved one is so sweet and it really shows that you took some real time and effort (especially if you are crafty enough to do it yourself). Having a nickname embroidered on your hubby’s tie or getting your initials and wedding date sewn into your dress are great momentos you can keep with your forever.

And lets not forget the other important people that might be anxious the day of the wedding! Having a special note embroidered on a hankerchif for Mom or Dad shows them how important they are to you and that you still found time to do a little something for them in between all your planning.

As Ben Stiller’s version of David Starsky (in Starsky and Hutch) would say, ” Dooo It! Just Do It!”

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