Posts Tagged ‘Rustic’

Mildly Obsessed: Edison Bulbs

| DIY, Inspiration, Wedding Ideas

Not sure what exactly got me hooked on these – maybe images from the Restoration Hardware or West Elm catalog – but who can resist the warm glow of raw light bulbs?

I think Edison Bulbs are the perfect touch to add a rustic and vintage feel to your decor, Justin and I even found some old trouble lights with Edison Bulbs and used them as pendant lighting in our new kitchen (I promise, I’ll post pics soon!).

Another amazing idea – Design*Sponge featured the Brinson’s lovely home in the Design*Sponge at Home book and they took 100 lightbulbs and made them into a chandelier, lighting only 10 of the bulbs. Light from the lit bulbs bounces off the unlit bulbs to create lots of light. Definite gorgeousness.

For your wedding, find a venue that uses Edison Bulb lighting or bring in your own lighting that uses them.

Here are a few looks I’m mildly obsessed with right now:


What do you think? Would you use Edison Bulbs on your big day or decorate with them in your home?


Links: Top (L-R) Via Daily Bits of Beauty • Via Daily Bits of Beauty • Via FindersKeepersMarket via Design*Sponge. Middle (L-R) Via Pinterest via West Elm • Via Tales from the Road. Bottom Via Velocity Art and Design

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Theme Thursday: Love Letters

| Inspiration, Theme, Wedding Ideas

 As I was putting this theme together I realized that this is a very Valentine’s Day focused theme… oops! I’m about a month early but oh well.


A Love Letter themed wedding would be absolutely gorgeous – with hand written invitations, lots of lace and pops of coral and red you can’t go wrong.


So intimate and romantic. And those Valentino shoes are stunning!
My favorite part about this theme is the color palate.


Sometimes red can be a hard/harsh color, but not in this sense.


Paired with coral, creams and browns it is really toned down and becomes a stunning accent. Yes?


What do you like best about this theme?  Write it in the comments below.


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Just an FYI – I’m partnering with my friend Tracy Matthews who creates custom wedding jewelry in NYC, and she’d offering the first 5 people to contact her a 10% discount, which is amazing.
Seriously though – Charlize Theron and some of the American Idols have been seen wearing her stuff.. she’s good.



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Recents: Wild About the Child Invitations.

| Life, Wedding Ideas

Working for Heart of America Group has led me to some really great opportunities, including working on these fun little invitations for Wild About the Child.

Wild About the Child is a charity event put on each year to raise money for Wildwood Hills Ranch, a non-profit facility near Des Moines that exists to transform lives and strengthen communities by providing healing, hope, and God’s unconditional love to children and at-risk youth. Check out their website, I did that too 🙂

I basically had free reign on these, and the design they chose was my favorite.

I love the deep purple and gold paired together, and the touch of twine with the tag ended up looking even better than I imagined. 

So happy I could work on these – and it was fun to do something a little different at work!




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Working On: Cork Garland

| DIY, Wedding Ideas

I’ve been working on a super fun Christmas gift for you guys… it involves Anthropologie and DIY projects so get excited!

This weekend I worked on my cork garland – dying the cork, drilling holes in them and stringing them up! I share the finished project with you on Christmas day, but here’s a sneak peak:

I’ll share the rest on Christmas day!

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Theme Thursday: Anthropologie Inspired

| Inspiration, Theme, Wedding Ideas

Theme Thursday is here again! 

Now, I don’t try to hide the fact that I’m absolutely obsessed with Anthropologie. I’ve always said that if I had to choose one store to live in, Anthro would be it.


And every week when I’m searching for pics to add to these Theme Thursday inspiration boards, I notice that I keep pulling pictures that remind me of my favorite little store.


So I decided to create an inspiration board themed around all of my vintage/indie/gorgeous finds.


I love the fun colors – perfect for a late summer early fall wedding – and the off white dress tones things down while the bright bridesmaid dresses and shoes bring a burst of color. 
Love, love, love. 


 And that, my friends, is my own personal perfection.


Sigh… I’ll be daydreaming about Anthro for the rest of the day 🙂 


Links: 1. Dress from Anthropologie Wedding Collection. 2. Photo by Meg Perotti 3. Ring from Anthropologie 4. Shoes by Anthropologie 5. Photo by Braedon Photography  6. Photo by Paul Johnson.  7. Dress by Anthropologie 8. Photo by Scott Clark Photo9. Crown from Etsy 10. Invites found on Le Petite Couqin 11. DIY Necklace from 100LayerCake 12. Photo by Kate McLuckie
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