Archive of ‘Wedding Ideas’ category

Theme Thursday: Maps

| DIY, Inspiration, Theme, Vintage, Wedding Ideas

Justin is sort of a homebody, so my chances of world traveling are few and far between.

I would, however, like to make it out of the country at least once in my life – preferably to a place like Venice or France. Maybe someday when I’m rich and famous ūüôā

Because of his homebodiness, I’ve accepted the fact that most of our trips will be within US borders, and I’m 100% okay with that because there are hundreds and hundreds of beautiful and inspiring things to see in the United States.

Today’s wedding theme is themed around maps and travel, and paired with the colors I chose I absolutely adore the idea of this shindig.

A little bit vintage, a lot of fun.

What do you think? Isn’t that ring photo absolutely swoon-worthy? And those field notes notebooks for all of your out of town guests are adorable.

xo, and happy Thursday!

Links: 1. Oh, So Beautiful Paper 2. Posh Paperie + Stone Crandall Photography via Green Wedding Shoes 3. JetFeteBlog 4. Style Me Pretty 5. 6th Street Design School  6. Martha Stewart Weddings 7. Wedding Chicks 8. Tumblr 9. Weddings Unveiled

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5 Favorite Wedding DIYs

| DIY, Inspiration, Wedding Ideas

I’m all about DIY weddings + helping you with your DIY wedding, so today I’m sharing 5 of my favorite wedding DIYs with you.

1. DIY Arrow Napkin Holders from Ruffled Blog

2. DIY Dreamcatcher from Free People

3. DIY Hooray Wedding Flags from Squirrelly Minds

4. DIY Jar Table Numbers from Brooklyn Bride

5. DIY Paper Flowers from Wedding Chicks

Aren’t these all so fun?

Now it’s your turn – leave your favorite wedding DIY links in the comments section below.

Happy Tuesday!


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Music Monday: Maps

| Music, Wedding Ideas

Wait, they don’t love you like i love you.

So basically, I’m in love with today’s song – Maps by Yeah, Yeah, Yeahs.

It’s simple and to the point – they don’t love you like I love you.

Listen to it here:

xo + happy Monday!

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Music Monday: I Won’t Give Up

| Music, Wedding Ideas

Cause even the stars they burn, some even fall to the earth.
We’ve got a lot to learn,¬†God knows we’re worth it.

When I first heard I Won’t Give Up by Jason Mraz, I instantly fell. in. love.

Such sweet words.

Do you love it as much as I do? Share in the comments below.

Happy Monday!

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Theme Thursday: Barbie’s Dream Wedding

| Inspiration, Theme, Wedding Ideas

Hello friends!

If you’re like me, Barbies were a big part of your childhood. No lie, I played with Barbies until I was about 15 years old (although when I did it then, I called it styling their outfits and hair – not playing).

At one point my very best friend and I combined all of our Barbies together and we’d switch off keeping them at each other’s house. I think I won out on that one because she was an only child and we could convince her parents to buy us any clothes or accessories we wanted. I’ve got all the Barbies, plus 2 convertibles and a Barbie Jeep in a huge toy chest in my basement right now.

When I was working on today’s theme – a million ideas started running through my head about what Barbie + Ken’s dream wedding would look like – it could be all out hot pink + black, retro with black and pink details, or it could be soft and beautiful with teals and light pinks.

I ended up going with the last version because it seems like the most practical/do-able/not over the top day. Plus, I’m basically obsessed with that color palette.

So while this theme may not be as over the top as Barbie’s real wedding would be, it still has those perfectly girly touches that I think she would include in her day.

Plus, Ken would look so good in gray and teal – just sayin’ ūüôā And for all the little girls that show up – there would be little pink tutus for them to take home, that would be too much fun.

You know where this wedding would take place?

Malibu. On the beach next her her Malibu beach house.. right?

Do you still have your Barbies? Where do you keep them? 

Links: 1.Vera Wang via Project Wedding  2. Elizabeth Messina 3. Style Me Pretty 4. Tied Photography 5. Martha Stewart Weddings 6. Martha Stewart Weddings  7. Magpie Paperworks 8. Shabby Apple  9. TomKat Studio

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Mildly Obsessed/Rustic Chandeliers.

| DIY, Inspiration, Mildly Obsessed, Vintage, Wedding Ideas

I’m sure the first thing on your mind when you’re planning your wedding isn’t ¬†– ‘What type of chandelier will I have?’.

Lots of venues won’t even allow you to hang things from the ceiling.

But friends, after looking at these pretty hangings, I wanna go back and redo my wedding chandelier situation!

I pretty much want each and every one of these chandeliers to be a part of my life – like right now.

I kinda think 6 is to die for, how about you?

Is there a spot at your venue to do a gorgeous chandelier like one of these? I wanna know in the comments! 


Links: 1. Martha Stewart Weddings 2. What A Day! Photography 3. House and Home 4. Style Me Pretty 5. Three Boys 6. Graphic Exchange


Music Monday: The Gambler

| Music, Wedding Ideas

I swear when I grow up I won’t just buy you a rose,¬†I will buy the flower shop, and you will never be lonely.

Fun. has been super popular lately, but while you might love their new album, I’m in love with lots of the songs on their first album, especially one called The Gambler.

Lead singer¬†Nate Ruess wrote this song for his parents, and it’s a song about picture perfect love – a love I hope to have for the rest of my life.

Take a listen :

What’s your favorite Fun. song? Share in the comments below!¬†

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Who Doesn’t Love Shoes?

| Inspiration, Wedding Ideas

A little bit of shoe love for your Tuesday evening.

Apparently I’m a bit ¬†obsessed with embellishments at the moment!

All. So. Pretty!

Which pair do you love most? Share it in the comments. 

Nighty night!

Links: Row 1: Freya Rose via Love My Dress | Boho Weddings | Christa Elyce via Bridal Musings || Row 2:  BHLDN shot by Cramer Photo via Style Me Pretty | Lora Grady  via Bridal Musings | BHLDN || Row 3: Ryan Polei via RuffledBlog | bela adler & salvador fresneda for martha stewart | Kate’s Lens Photography via Bridal Musings

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Music Monday: Passenger Seat

| Music, Wedding Ideas

With my feet on the dash, the world doesn’t matter…

Happy Monday loves!

I hope you had a great weekend – mine started with a quick trip to Des Moines, which is about 2.5 hours away. I truly cherish the road trips that Justin and I take, it’s our time to be silly, listen to the music we love and chat. I love being in the passenger seat next to him.

Today’s song is just that – Passenger Seat by Death Cab for Cutie. I can remember the first time I heard this song – my lovely friend Mandy¬†had it on a mixed CD she made me (haha) and I fell in love.

It reminds me of driving down country roads at that perfect time of year when cool air gathers in the valleys of the hills and you get a little chill. I imagine floating my hand on the air outside the window and silently listening to our favorite songs. Such a great feeling ūüôā



Theme Thursday: A Photographer’s Wedding

| Theme, Vintage, Wedding Ideas

When you love something so passionately, you tend to incorporate it into all aspects of your life, including your wedding.

With a profession like photography, you have the perfect motif for your wedding – I picture a dreamy, vintage, indie-style affair with fun but soft colors, retro cameras scattered throughout the decorations, boys in bowties and a gorgeous bride with long flowing hair and a gorgeous vintage style dress.

Here’s what I’m thinking:

Other ways to incorporate cameras would be in the invites and the wedding photos. I love it!

P/S: If you’re looking for vintage cameras – I’ve got a few here¬†and some to rent – let me know!

Have you considered using vintage cameras in your wedding decorations? Share in the comments below.

Links: 1.Jose Villa 2. Krista Mason 3. Lovliest Day 4. Our Labor of Love 5. Raya Carlisle Photography   6. Finessence Photography  7.Tiffany Wayne Photography  8. Josselyn Peterson

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