Category Archives: Details

Western Elegance

I’ve done a few posts here and there with different interpretations of traditional western weddings but today we’re taking a bit of a different spin on it – western elegance. This one is pretty self explanatory, just some class and style for your everyday wedding. That means roses + lots of other flowers, the occasional {or plentiful} pink decor choices but still a flair for the classic country style. Combined? It’s our own take on western elegance.


Western Table SettingWestern Tux {IYQ Photography}

Western Wedding {Jacquelyn Poussot}

Western Wedding CakeWestern Wedding Invitations

Western Place Setting {Barry Cardoso Photography}

Western WeddingWestern Wedding Bouquet {IYQ Photography}

Elegant Barn Wedding {Jacquelyn Poussot}Credits: Pinterest, Ruffled Blog via IYQ Photography, Wedding Chicks via Jacquelyn Poussot Photography, Hello Lucky, Pinterest, Loverly via Barry Cardoso Photography, Nordica Photography, Ruffled Blog via IYQ Photography, Wedding Chicks via Jacquelyn Poussot Photography

Vintage Americana

As promised, plenty of Americana traditions and ideas are coming your wedding for planning your wedding day with some 4th of July spirit so today we’re going vintage – vintage Americana! For a July 4th week wedding, this is a perfect way to incorporate the holiday and the overall spirit without going down the cheesy route {but don’t worry we have ideas on that too.. lots of bright reds, whites, and blues coming your way on Thursday}. So I envision the vintage Americana theme for an outdoor wedding, I like the idea of a barn reception, I think it gives the overall vintage theme right from the start but it’s the decor that can make this theme even more special. Using washed out reds and blues gives the vintage feel and choosing unique items like the adorable favor tags from Etsy (eighth photo), or the fun red parasols on the back of the truck (last photo) add to the overall vintage feel!


BBQ Engagement Party Invitations

Vintage Flag

Vintage BridePie Wedding Dessert

Wedding Fireworks

Blue Vintage Wedding Invitations

Vintage Barn

Country Wedding Favor Tags

Wedding Truck

Credits: Oh So Beautiful Paper, Bippity, Boppity, Boo, Premier Bride, Ruffled Blog via Mia More Foto, ABC Display Fireworks, Ruffled Blog via JK Photography, Green Wedding Shoes via Ashley Maxwell Photo, Etsy, Ruffled Blog via JK Photography

Off the Beaten Path: Retro Elegance

I got to thinking over the weekend about the good old days… the 50s and 60s complete with the stereotypical ice cream parlor and vinyl chairs. So instead of channeling all those awful retro stereotypes, I’m focusing on retro elegance today – wedding style. This is not the theme to go overboard with (unless you’re looking to really take your guests back in time – this, I wouldn’t recommend). So tread lightly with your retro details; less is definitely more. My inspiration is about subtle fashion and decor choices – 50s inspired hair {which can make a fab wedding up do}, tea length dresses, fun throwback invitations, awesome retro cars and red lips. You can find ways to channel your inner mid-century without making it too vintage-retro and totally uncool!


Retro Wedding Bride {Cassandra Castaneda Photography}

Fancy - Spring 2013Animal Cracker Favors {Jewel Cole Photography}

Retro Bride & Groom

Retro Inspired Short Wedding Dress {Cotton Candy Photography}Retro Themed Wedding Drinks

Vintage Birdcage Veil {Allebach Photography}

Retro Inspired Wedding InvitationsRetro Inspired Wedding  {Cassandra Castaneda Photography}

Retro Wedding Getaway Car {Millie Holloman Photography}

Retro Vintage Bride {Brown Paper Parcel}Retro Inspired Wedding Hairstyle

Retro Inspired Wedding Couple {Cassandra Castaneda Photography}

Retro Inspired BridesmaidsRetro Wedding Car {Kate Mefford Photography}

Retro Inspired Wedding Car {Stewart Leishman Photography}

Credits: Wedding Chicks via Cassandra Castaneda Photography, Colin Cowie Weddings, Bridesmaids via Jewel Cole Photography, Pinterest, Bridesmaids via Cotton Candy Weddings, Wedding O Mania, Rock ‘N Roll Bride via Allebach Photography, Wanelo, Wedding Chicks via Cassandra Castaneda Photography, Inspired By This via Millie Holloman Photography, Frosted Petticoat Blog via Brown Parcel Paper Photography, Pinterest, Wedding Chicks via Cassandra Castaneda Photography, A Magic Life, Inspired By This via Kate Mefford Photography, Ruffled Blog via Stewart Leishman Photography

Destination Martha's Vineyard

With Memorial Day just around the corner, or the weekend, I think it’s only fitting to kick off summer in style – Martha’s Vineyard style. So just a little of this and that to pull together what would be my dream Martha’s Vineyard wedding. It’s complete with classic style (I love the wedding dress below), lots of blues, fitting welcome bags and an adorable invitation suite by Swiss Cottage Designs. Summer countdown officially begins now…


Martha Vineyard Wedding {Christin Szczupak}Madison by Vineyard

Martha's Vineyard Welcome Bags

Blue Bridesmaids Dresses {Jocelyn Filley Photography}

Martha's Vineyard Wedding {Christina Bohn Photography}

Martha's Vineyard Welcome BagBlue Bridesmaids {Jessica Lorren Photography}

Martha Vineyard Wedding Papery

Credits: Style Me Pretty via Christina Szczupak Photography, Martha Stewart Weddings, Pinterest, The Knot via Jocelyn Filley Photography, Marry Me Lovely via Christina Bohn Photography, Martha Stewart Weddings, Style Me Pretty via Jessica Lorren Photography, Swiss Cottage Designs

Off the Beaten Path: A Ballet {Inspired} Wedding

Channeling a little Swan Lake today {I’ll pass on the Black Swan, thanks} and feeling very inspired by pale pink, ballet flats and tulle! While you may not want your entire wedding to be ballet themed, our inspiration is only that… to inspire thinking outside of the wedding box, and the result? Well I think it’s fabulous! Presenting our thoughts in pictures on a ballet inspired affair…


Ballet Wedding Dress {Braedon Photography}

Ballet Wedding Bouquet {Jessica Claire Photography}Jennifer Salzman Ballet Inspired Wedding Dress

Ballet Wedding Dressing Table {Jessica Claire Photography}

Pink Ballet Wedding FlatsMonique Lhuillier Ballet Inspired Tulle Ball Gown

Vintage Ballet Wedding Dress

Alvina Valenta Bridesmaids Dress

Pale Pink Wedding Cake {Yan Photography}Ballet Wedding Flats {Bailie Photography}

Diamond Ballet Flats

Ballet Inspired Bride {Stephanie Yonce Photography}Ballet Wedding Flats {Angelsmith Photography}

Credits: Ruffled Blog via Braedon Photography, Style Me Pretty via Jessica Claire Photography, Jennifer Salzman, Style Me Pretty via Jessica Claire Photography, Pinterest, One Wed, Heart Beat Oz, JLM Couture, Pink Peach Cakes via Yan Photography, Polka Dot Bride via Bailie Photography, Pinterest via Once Wed, Ruffled Blog via Stephanie Yonce Photography, Once Wed via Angelsmith Photography