Archive for the ‘Inspiration’ Category

A Courthouse Wedding

January 21, 2010

Fellow Boston wedding blogger Abby of Peaches by Plums recently posted photos of her super sweet courthouse wedding.  She and her husband tied the knot in Pennsylvania and will have a larger celebration in Ireland later this year.  I love small weddings, and I love love love courthouse weddings.

These are a few of my favorite pictures — check out the rest here.  Abby uses Poladroid to give her images this neat effect.

| all images from Peaches by Plums |



November 2, 2009

I was a little late getting the Fall 2009 Martha Stewart Weddings, but I am so in love!


As a June bride, I find wedding magazines a little tricky because most the the issues I will read in preparation for my big day feature seasons I am not getting married in.  I guess the key is to take the ideas and images I’m drooling over and reinterpret them into my own summer-y versions.  I’m already looking into various craft punches to recreate the cupcake picks above, and I am determined to use a version of that lovely gold centerpiece (perhaps in a different color) somewhere in my wedding decor.

But alas, I’m not sure how to work in acorns.  How adorable are these?!  Detailed instructions to make your own are here.


| All images from Martha Stewart Weddings |

Save the Date Inspiration

October 12, 2009

I found this coaster online ages ago and tucked the image away in one of my many “inspiration folders.” Little did I know that it would resurface months later to inspire our save-the-dates!

Our handmade masterpieces were mailed last Thursday morning.  I’ll post the finished product here later this week.

Rainy Day Wedding

September 17, 2009

Just found this inspiration board I made ages ago for the Style Circle in the depths of my wedding folder.  Rain – and stylish umbrellas – can be beautiful!

| Images clockwise from top left: mint; Bella Umbrella; Framer’s Almanac; Weddings by Stephanie; Squeaky Peach; Thomas Carrage |

Fried Green Tomatoes Wedding

August 10, 2009

Old Fashioned Picnic

Another Style Circle creation – I can’t get enough of it!  I was going for a 1920’s picnic feel, a la “Fried Green Tomatoes.”

Style Me Pretty – Style Circle

August 7, 2009


Feeling so fortunate to be one of the lucky girls invited to test Style Me Pretty’s amazing new Style Circle!  I’ve been spending WAY too much time creating lovely photo collages in the super fun inspiration board builder.  I was feeling a little Moulin Rouge-ish when I made the above.

Yet another contender…

August 7, 2009


Hmm, this 100 Layer Cake palette kind of says dreamy June afternoon. And I think I spy some jadite in the kitchen image…

Up and Away!

August 3, 2009


Ah!  So clever and cute – I can hardly stand it!  I discovered Beverly and Neil’s fantastic engagement photos via Mint.  Everything about their stylish, budget-minded wedding is amazing.  Check it out!

Who do? Yudu!

July 28, 2009

I just spied these incredibly charming save-the-dates over at Style Me Pretty.  The vintage hankies were screen printed by the bride using a Yudu.  A Yudu?

yudu_1Yes, a Yudu.

As we sadly prepare for the endangered gocco’s imminent extinction, it seems crafters are turning to the Yudu to fulfill at home printing needs.  Having wanted to try my hand at a gocco ever since learning about them, I’m super curious about this new apparatus.

But I must admit the image on Yudu’s product page is alarming.  The machine is as big as the model!  Where does one store something like this?  The display panel and glowing buttons on this beast make the little orange gocco look so cute and cuddly.

Has anyone tried the Yudu?  How do you like it?  More importantly, where do you keep it?

| Beautiful hankies by Rachel on Style Me Pretty; Monster Yudu from Yudu |

Vintage Wedding Wrapping Paper

July 27, 2009


Anyone who knows me personally knows I LOVE vintage paper. Any kind.  So as I hmm and haw over wedding colors and motifs, I’ll be searching high and low for inspiration from various paper ephemera.

This time around: wrapping paper – another one of my obsessions.



| 1: Amy Honey, 2: Seamsters, 3: Suzy Fairchild, 4: Blempgorf |