Friday, September 6, 2013

At this time of year I crave a good glass of wine in the evening and look forward to early fall wine festivals. There is something very intriguing and romantic about an evening with wine, good food, and conversation.

Thus came the inspiration for a "moss-inspired" vineyard wedding. I love the natural texture and inherent beauty of moss. Decor can focus on terrarium-style containers with ferns and moss. Add a sprig of rosemary and some cream colored roses for fragrant, visual interest.

For an outdoor wedding and reception at a vineyard everything can be kept simple, allowing the natural surroundings to shine. For a touch of elegance add patio lighting or candles to your tables.

Image #1 is a good example of the freedom this style wedding allows you - your bridesmaids can pick out dresses in a few different shades of green or tan and be a beautiful compliment to your dress, the outdoor backdrop and best of all - they can pick a dress they truly feel beautiful in. This is important as none of us have the same skin tone or body shape.

Best of all the relaxed atmosphere will lend itself to a fun night of conversation, dancing and celebration of a new marriage!


Friday, August 30, 2013

Late Summer Vineyard Wedding

Inspired by the lovely vineyards in the state of Virginia, I thought a simple, outdoor wedding celebration would be fun to develop a board for.

The basis for this wedding would be to eat, socialize, and of course celebrate with wine & cheese.
I chose natural colors of brown, moss, tan, and cream to compliment the colors of an outdoor wedding. What’s more simple than a lush green back drop, some hydrangea blooms and wine barrels? Pretty elegant, if you ask me.

Have a wine tasting and cheese plate near by, dine via long tables with patio lights for a romantic setting. But just don’t forget a place for the dance floor!


Friday, August 23, 2013

Nature Inspired Outdoor Wedding

Inspired by the lush green backdrops of the Pocahontas County Mountains while I was home this weekend, I had a fun idea for a casual, nature-inspired wedding celebration.

Warm creams, ivories, tans, and pale greens compliment the deep green on rain-water grasses.
West Virginia is a beautiful state and August is a perfect time to get outside, take your vows, and celebrate your beautiful heritage and new life, together.

Use white or ivory hydrangeas as your main flower to decorate tables and aisles. String lights inside your tent and add rosemary and green leaves to your cake and place-settings for fresh, fragrant charm.
If you are planning to celebrate at a WV Vineyard, take advantage of their many wine barrels for a simple but elegant backdrop. Also do a wine and cheese tasting. And make sure there's a big dance floor!


Friday, August 2, 2013

Romantic Pink, Blush, and Gold Inspiration

I had a little free time at the beginning of July and created 4 (!) romantic, golden themed wedding inspiration boards. This is obviously a passion for me because I take time that I deem valuable and create these boards. It's entertaining and relaxing. 

The gold and pink theme jumps out at me this time of year. If you look back a year ago  I have the same inclination towards celebrating with pink and gold. It's romantic, trendy yet definitely classic, it all depends on the accessories and accents used to define the celebration. 

However trendy or classic you go with this theme it will be a memorable, sparkly  occasion. 
Happy Planning! 



Friday, July 26, 2013

Romantic Gold & Blush Celebration

Gold & Blush Wedding Inspiration Board created for WV Weddings

July is a month known for it's warm weather celebrations and my inspiration comes from the latest wedding trend: sequins. They are at once romantic, trendy and very celebratory. 

The gorgeous sequin gown in spot #2, would be an elegant, yet nontraditional wedding dress for the bride wishing to shine all night. 

Continue the sequins theme through to a table cloth for accent as in images #1 & #5 and in image #7, a cake baker has abstracted sequins for a delicious looking sweet treat. 

Roses, peonies, and babies breath would be the perfect simple bouquet accompaniment to a shiny dress and table setting.


Monday, July 8, 2013

Classic Navy and Peony Pink - More on the Pattern Play Theme

Want to have a classic affair but not seem stuffy? This distinguished color palette is elegant with a playful twist: the incorporation of prints and patterns of polka dots, chevrons, and stripes.

Keep the theme subtle for the ceremony with a demure polka dot pattern in your wedding dress (#1), clothe your ‘maids in elegant lace (#7) with a stripped ribbon on the bouquet  (#5) and have your groom wear a fun, but gentlemanly bow tie with stripes (#4).

Kick the fun up a notch at the reception with chevron napkins (#8), flags (#6), and details on your cake that match your dress or bouquet. In this cake’s case (#11) peonies are in season and a simple navy blue ribbon surround the outside.

Send guests home with salt water taffy in your wedding colors, a fun summer-time treat!


Monday, July 1, 2013

Peonies and Pattern Play

Navy, pink, stripes, and polka dots come together with sophistication and flair.

Love stripes and polka dots but don't want an overly vintage affair? 
Make it modern by choosing a bold base color (navy, in this case) and a bright, modern color (magenta) and incorporate plenty of white into your palette. 

Don't be afraid to mix and match patterns: the invitations in this board incorporate dots and stripes in a pleasing manner. Pick a dress with a very fine dotted fabric for a fun, romantic, yet modern dress and incorporate your beautiful dress design into the cake. Need more pattern ideas? To not overwhelm the decorations, keep the prints to accessories. Think ribbons on place settings, dots on ties for your groom, and funky stripes on your own heels

Incorporate large blooms of peonies into your theme for an in-season, simple addition to your fun-loving affair. 
Have fun planning!