Category Archives: Décor

Trend Alert: Black & White Stripes

Stripes? Yep that’s right, stripes it is on a Friday in May! Going a little trendy today with a black and white theme into the weekend. Now honestly this can either work… or not work but if you keep it discreet then you’re on the right track. From the bow ties to the {cute} bridesmaids dresses, the bouquets and the tablescapes and oh yes… the cake there are plenty of trendy ways to incorporate the bold black and white pattern into your wedding day and make it fun and stylish all in one.


Black and White Bridesmaids {One and Only Paris Photography}Black and White Bow Tie

Black & White Reception {Landon Jacob Photography}Black & White Wedding Bouquet

Black and White Striped Place Cards

Black & White Bouquet Black & White Wedding Tablescape

Black, White & Gold Place Setting

Black and White Striped CakeBlack & White Tablescape

Credits: Style Me Pretty via One and Only Paris Photography, Black, White, Yellow, I Love Southern Weddings Magazine via Landon Jacob Photography, Style Me Pretty via We Heart Photography, Black, White, Yellow, Brides, Martha Stewart Weddings, Wedding Chicks, Pinterest, Martha Stewart Weddings

2013 Spring Wedding Trends

Hellooo spring? Where are you? Obviously nowhere near Manhattan that’s for sure… we still have icicles, winter coats, and the occasional flurry. But that’s not stopping any of the exciting and fabulous spring wedding ideas we have coming your way! And it feels like the best way to start is a round up of a few of the spring trends. I gathered a little of this and a little of that from what we’re seeing in spring weddings, fashion, and of course the blogging world to come up with my own list of 8 top trends. But my list is a little different because I didn’t want a bunch of random thoughts; instead I wanted a cohesive list of spring trends and how you can incorporate them into one wedding (yes, all of the trends in one!)

1. {Mint} Well mint and other pastels, but for me, mint tops the list. So a palette of mint it is
2. {Cactus} What? Yep, that’s right the fabulous cactus. These can be used as centerpieces, favors, or pretty decor, but trust me they work (second and ninth photos)
3. {Lace – used discreetly} Let’s be honest lace is a bit overused but one way to make it more trendy is to use it in a unique way. Case and point; these adorable wedding invites (third photo)
4. {Adorable invites} Speaking of invites, one big trend this year is small business, homemade items so why not get on the bandwagon; there are plenty of options out there that are affordable, creative and very cute (third and forth photos)
5. {Flats} These are popular on the runway so I’m thinking we’ll be seeing more fun options for wedding shoes led by the popular flat (love these loafers, fifth photo – they may be for the groom but they are technically still “flats”, and the J Crew ballet slippers, thirteenth photo)
6. {Tea Cups} These are definitely on the way back along with everyone’s love of vintage; I’m guessing dainty tea cups are going to be a big and wonderful part of weddings this year (sixth photo)
7. {Outdoor Lounge} One of my personal favorites and a big trend in 2013 so far, pretty obvious why these are so popular- because they are so cool! (seventh photo)
8. {Family Style Tables} The round table is out, family style long and very fun tables are in (eighth photo)

Happy Spring!


 Mint Bridesmaids Dresses {Elizabeth Millay Photography}Cactus Centerpiece

Mint Menu Cards

Mint InvitationMint Loafers

Mint Tea Cups

Outdoor Cocktail LoungeMint Family Style Table {Lisa Lefkowitz Photography}

Cactus Wedding Favors {Mary Swenson}

Mint Bridesmaids DressesMint Chapel

Vintage Mint Stacked Plates {Avery House}Mint J Crew Flats

Credits: Minted via Elisabeth Millay Photography, The Lovely Lemon, Etsy, Katharine Watson, Chic Wish, Ruffled Blog, Pinterest, Snippet & Ink via Lisa Lefkowitz Photography, Project Wedding, Bride in Dream, Revel-Blog, The Sweetest Occasion via Avery House, A Low Country Wedding

Vintage Beach Wedding Shoot

Today it’s a beautiful treat by MickoPhoto… an absolutely stunning vintage beach wedding shoot. Two words to sum this one up? Vintage cool. I love every detail here from the bride’s gorgeous dress that exudes suave style to the perfect traditional white and peach rose bouquet to the incredible vintage jewelry… the pearls and bracelet? Umm… wedding bliss. Take it all in ladies, this beautiful vintage chic beach shoot…


Credits: Photography by MickoPhoto
Vendors: Event Design by Linnea Adams / Site Sunset Cliffs, San Diego

Pure Winter Wedding {Rustic} Bliss

Doing some winter dreaming today thanks to this gorgeous winter wedding {shoot} by Wren Photography. In her own words…

In a small town located in the heart of Michigan’s Upper Peninsula a group of professional wedding vendors joined together to create a gorgeous outdoor winter styled wedding to showcase how truly wonderful winter weddings can be! The private residence not only provided a stunning forest backdrop, but also an icy view of Lake Michigan. Knots & Kisses created a rustic, simple setting that showcased the true beauty of nature during the winter months. Their tablescapes adorned with moss, deer antlers, and candles added the perfect touch to the already gorgeous setting. The bride stepped out in an elegant off the shoulder gown with diamond snowflake jewelry from Wood Jewelers. Her romantic styled hair paired with the simplicity of her makeup made her stand out from the sparkling snow. Her Groom looking handsome, was dressed perfectly for a winter wedding with a suit from A Bride’s Choice. The couple enjoyed a day filled with laughter, hot cocoa, chai vanilla cupcakes, and so much more. The romantic bouquet, centerpieces, and boutonniere were artistically created by Forsberg Floral.

Happy Friday lovelies!!


Credits: Photography by Wren Photography
Vendors: Hair Stylist: Jessica Mariin Professional Hair & Make Up / Event Designer: Knots & Kisses / Florist: Forsberg Floral / Dress Store: A Bride’s Choice / Cake: Superior Treats / Jewelry: Wood Jewelers & Vintage Kisses

The Wintry Plaids

Winter here on OTW seems to be winding down, but that only means we’ve got tons planned for Spring… just around the corner from here. So as my wintry thoughts, wanderings, and inspiration winds down… a little something special for a Monday. The ultimate winter pattern! And it’s pretty in plaid.


Credits: Studio 516 Photography via The Knotty Bride, (styled by Peplum Events), Flickr, Mastin Studio, Rebecca Hansen Weddings via Snippet & Ink, Silver Land Jewelry, Trude B