Tag Archives: Inspiration

Inspired by: Sunflowers

1 Aug

bridesmaid dress, flowers & watering can, Paper Source stamp, place setting, cupcakes, bridesmaids

Sparklers!

4 Jul

Add some sparkle to your life (or bridal shower table).

Happy 4th of July!

image via Glitter Guide

Inspired by: nautical summer

21 Jun

invitation, Top Shop dress, Betsey Johnson bracelet, Paper Source stamp, soap favor, cupcakes

Happy first day of summer!

Inspired By: Yellow & Gold

8 Jun

Lela Rose dress, invitation, candy favor, place setting, Tiffany & Co. earrings, decor, Calvin Klein sandals

Bridal Shower Collage: Everything’s Coming up Roses

13 May

Start with floral inspiration.

Invite with these rosy invitation from Minted.com.

Decorate with candles, roses of pinks/creams, and vases.

Wear these rose earrings & OPI’s A Rose at Dawn…Broke by Noon nail polish.

Serve something sweet, like these cake pops.

Gift attendees with a small pot and seeds for growing their own.

And the bridesmaid wore white?

3 May

Yesterday’s post on Pippa Middleton’s ivory maid of honor dress got me searching for real weddings where not just the bride wore white.

A quick visit to Style Me Pretty, and I found 3 weddings where the bridal party is wearing ivory/white dresses.

In one sense, I think it looks beautiful and cohesive, and as seen in the first photo, a bright bouquet really pops. In the other sense, I think it takes away from the bride being the only one in cream/white/ivory.

What do you think of this possible trend? Does it take away from the “special-ness” of only the bride wearing white?

Images via Style Me Pretty

Real Bridal Shower & Inspiration: M Loves M Tea Party

29 Apr

Mara, bride to be and blogger of M Loves M, posted her bridal shower a couple weeks ago. The tea party shower was coordinated by her maid of honor, who nailed the overall theme with shabby chic details and mini finger foods.

Want to throw your own bridal tea party shower for your bride?

1. Go with a vintage, grown-up vibe and avoid the cheesey and childish, ala Disney.

2. Mix and match linens and table settings, but stay in the same color family.  A quick search on Ebay, and you can find inexpensive tea cup and saucer sets. Also try some thrift and vintage stores if there are ones near by to you.

3. The theme starts with the invitation.  Try this one by Vistaprint:

4. Serve the classics: cucumber sandwiches (easy to make and inexpensive), scones with jam, and of course, tea!

5. For the favor, gift attendees a little goody bag of a few mis-matched flavors of tea and this adorable tea caddy.