Miami Engagement Shoot {Nicole & Edward}

In the mood for some modern love? Well this vibrant and offbeat Miami Engagement shoot should do the trick!  Rosalia from Dolce Photography creatively captured this colorful shoot. She had such a fantastic time shooting this fun couple, I thought it best to let her describe them in her own words:

Meet Nicole and Eddie. They’re fun, they love to laugh, and they’re absolutely adorable together. They also have some rad taste in music (if I do say so myself). Eddie’s eyes are a captivating blue and Nicole’s smile is infectious, aside from the mere fact that she’s incredibly beautiful. I couldn’t help but smile and laugh along with them throughout the entire shoot. Actually, the first time we met was at a wedding I photographed back in May where Nicole was one of the bridesmaids. This time, we met up for a fun filled engagement session in Miami’s Wynwood Art District.

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Congratulations Nicole and Edward, we look forward to seeing your beautiful wedding sometime in the future!

Photographer: Dolce Photography
Courtesy of  Two Bright Lights
  

DIY Purple Texas Wedding by Memory Makers Photography

I have so much lovely inspiration to share with you this week and I’m busting at the seams to get them up and live asap! So, to start this jam-packed week of wonderful events, I thought I would start with this sweet DIY wedding by Memory Makers Photography. This rustic country outdoor affair takes place at the Buffalo Valley Event Center in Denton Texas and is full of homemade touches galore. With bright colored blooms and pops of purple and rustic burlap details lovingly created by the bride Megan, it is plain to see this wedding was filled with springtime joy, country charm and heart-felt love.

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Hair Stylist:  Double L Salon
Floral Designer:  The Flowers Shop
Reception Venue:  Buffalo Valley Event Center
Dress Store:  Bridal Boutique
Cake Designer:  Debbie Looper
Equipment Rentals:  Ducky-Bob’s Event Specialists
Tuxedo and Mens Attire:  Foster’s Western Wear

Courtesy of Two Bright Lights

 

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Beautiful Burlap Wedding Ideas

Burlap is a wonderfully versatile fabric with a gorgeous texture and natural organic appeal. Not only do we love it because it is easy to DIY, but because it is so budget friendly too. Burlap, (also known as ‘hessian’) gives your wedding decor a charming rustic element and it’s natural colour provides plenty of versatility when co-ordinating a wedding palette. We’ve put together a selection of beautiful burlap wedding ideas to show you elegant and stylish ways to use this popular fabric.Burlap Wedding

Burlap Table Runners

A burlap table runner gives your wedding table a lovely textural element without compromising on style. Here, it looks great used on a modern minimalist table or edged with lace for a pretty soft vintage feel.

Burlap Table Runners

Burlap Wedding Table

When you include burlap details on your wedding table it makes for a great effect, but in order to keep the look stylish you don’t want to overdo the amount you use. This beautiful wedding tablescape, uses burlap not only for their tablecloth but also for their wedding favors. They successfully maintained a sense of style by balancing the raw texture and earthy tones of burlap with crisp white linens, soft pretty florals and fantastic pops of mint green.

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Burlap Aisle Decor

Burlap also makes a fabulous aisle runner for an outdoor or beach wedding. This pretty beach affair pretty seashells to anchor the runner and burlap bows decorated with starfish to dress up the ceremony chairs.

Burlap Aisle Decorations

Burlap Wedding Bouquet

Burlap wrapped wedding bouquets are a popular trend now for wedding flowers and a great idea if you’re wanting to diy your wedding bouquet. The rustic look of burlap against a bunch of delicate blooms makes a wonderful contrast and can depending upon the design can give your wedding style a modern edge or vintage charm. Florists love to finish off burlap wraps with a pretty satin ribbon or encrusted jewels to balance the  raw fabric with sophisticated detailing.

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Burlap Wedding Banners

Wedding banners give your wedding a lovely whimsical touch and always look great as props in your wedding photos. You can source sweet burlap wedding banners like these on Etsy or make them truly personal and do-it-yourself.

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Burlap Wedding Decorations

There are so many ways to integrate burlap into your wedding decorations. Using simple burlap tablecloths will go great with a casual or rustic wedding theme. Also, pretty burlap bows on furniture, or burlap ribbon used for detailing on centerpieces looks particularly charming. If  you prefer a softer vintage feel, try combining burlap and lace – just like this in this pretty tree chandelier below – so easy and so effective!

Burlap Wedding Decorations

Burlap Wedding Decor

Elegant Burlap

To maintain a chic wedding style, use just touches of burlap mixed with elegant decor. As you’ll see below, the stark white of a stylish Chiavari chair is beautifully contrasted with the rustic texture of a burlap tie. Likewise, a menu framed with burlap detailing brings a touch of organic loveliness to an elegant table setting. Another new wedding trend is to incorporate burlap accents into a glamorous style wedding theme. Mix it with sparkling crystals, chic candelabra and glimmering jewels, and the overall effect is elegant, warm and gloriously pretty!

Burlap Wedding Ideas

Elegant Burlap

Burlap Details

Another way to elegantly incorporate burlap into your decor is to combine it with bright pops of colour. The natural coarse look of burlap against the canary yellow on this ring bearers pillow is a great combination. Similarly, the wonderful pop of yellow from the billy button and the teal twine on the napkin holders, add a modern and stylish accent against the earthy material.

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Burlap Boutonnieres

For a wonderful stylish vintage wedding idea, you can’t go past burlap boutonnieres. Wrap the burlap around the base of the blooms, or use it as a background feature, either way they will look fabulous.

Burlap Boutonnieres

Burlap Wedding Invitations & Stationery

If you’re after something a little unique for your wedding, then burlap wedding invitations may be your style. Their natural handmade appearance make them perfect for a beach, shabby chic or vintage wedding and what’s more you can easily DIY. These invitations, found on Etsy use burlap as a background for lovely rustic touch. Also, handmade invitations or wedding stationery with a burlap ribbon or wrapped in twine take on a pretty organic feel.

Burlap Wedding Invitations

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DIY Burlap

Want to create burlap decorations for your wedding? Then check out these great buys we found to help you co-ordinate the decorations featured (click on text for full details).

 

 

 

 1. To create runners and larger decorations – Burlap by the yard –  natural 60 inch x 10 yd

 

 

 

 

2. For making favors, menus, bouquets and smaller decorations – May Arts 1-1/2-Inch Wide Ribbon, Ivory Lace 

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3. To add a pretty vintage touch to your burlap – Beige Lace Ribbon – 12 inches long x 5/8 inch wide

  

4. Add a gorgeous detail or pop of colour – Eco Friendly Colored Twine

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Paper Lanterns from Luna Bazaar

Wedding Colour Inspiration: Rhapsody in Pink

Hi lovely readers! Today I’m in one of my girly moods and went with the urge to create a soft and pretty pastel pink inspiration board. Inspired by the amazing Claire Pettibone dress image on the bottom row, this pink wedding theme is all about delicate fabrics, pastel petals and pretty feminine style. I hope you enjoy Rhapsody in Pink.

Pink Wedding Inspiration

 For more Pink inspiration visit our Facebook page and check out our Pretty in Pink Gallery

 

 

 

Image credits:  Ruffle Cake via Pinterest, Pastel Pink Dahlias via The Blah Blah Blahg, Fragrances via Creamy Life, Ruffle Stilettos via Pinterest, Ruffled Purse via We Heart It, Pink Chandelier by Dimples and Dandelions, Claire Pettibone by Elizabeth Messina.

 

International Summer Style Inspiration from Rue Magazine Issue 6

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The latest issue of Rue Magazine encompasses an eclectic array of home designs from destinations all over the globe. From Rio de Janeiro to Stockholm, Singapore to New Mexico and beyond – each colorful page is popping with gorgeous style and international Summer style. I personally love this ‘Arabian Days’ shoot with exotic tableware and pops of fuschia against a background of stark desert sands. This eastern style has inspired me to put together a Morrocan/Eastern styled affair. What do you think?

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Lap up the international flair and get your dose of Rue!

Beautiful imagery by Jose Villa

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Inspiration Board: Seaside Riviera Escape

Grab your hat and a fabulous swim suit and escape to the seaside with colors reflecting the sunshine and ocean. When I was inspired to create this board I was in the mood for a summer ocean-side feel. One which embraced the relaxed mood and vibrant blues of the Mediterranean, along with stylish beach chic. I ended up with a palette of electric aqua and turquoise blues, pretty teal and minty greens, subtle sand and soothing taupe browns. It’s a look which is calming, refreshing and beach sex kitten. The perfect palette for your seaside honeymoon wardrobe or to use as inspiration for a romantic Riviera style beach wedding.

Blue Teal Sand Taupe Brown Inspiration

 Images via: Girl with Aqua Necklace / Teal Striped One Piece Swimsuit /Turquoise Ring /Aqua Wedges via Pinterest /Sailboat /Straw Beach Tote /Alfresco Yacht Luncheon/

DIY New York Wedding with Amazing Paper Flower Decorations

DIY New York Wedding

This lovely DIY New York Wedding featured on The Wedding Chicks recently is a must see if you’re a DIY bride. Every component of this loving affair is designed and meticulously handmade by the bride, Malia (including the wedding invitations!) Whilst each little detail is delightful, I do believe the star stand-out are the gorgeous DIY paper flower arrangements. They’re so cool! Soak up all the gorgeous vintage-inspired DIY style and pretty paper creations from this New York wedding and if you’re inspired to make your own paper flower arrangements, then be sure to check out the DIY tutorial below I’ve also found for you!  

DIY Paper Flower Decorations

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Aren’t the paper flowers fantastic! I love the multi-layered effect of the paper to make the inner petals and the pretty pastel pink buttons to highlight each flower’s centre.

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DIY WeddingDIY Wedding Paper DecorationsIf you’re in love with the paper florals in this amazing DIY wedding and keen to try them for yourself, then look no further. Here is a great 2 part DIY Paper Flower tutorial from Folding Trees. These pretty flowers are called Japanese Kusudama, and are created from several pices of origami paper shapes glued together. So effective don’t you think?

DIY Paper Flower Decoration Tutorial

 

This Goes With That: French Black Lace & Pink Wedding Inspiration

Looking for a little French wedding inspiration? Well, this french inspired wedding cake with black lace detailing and pretty pink blooms is ideal for a modern Paris wedding theme. We hunted around for a dress to complete this fabulous femme fatale style, to find not only this gorgeous wedding gown with black lace detailing, but also a voluminous pink bouquet and lace killer heels. All which would seem the perfect match for this amazing confectionery. The overall look is sexy and bold, as well as pretty and feminine. Just the winning combination for a Viva Le France wedding style. 

French Wedding Inspiration

Black Lace and Pink Wedding Inspiration

Image credits: Wedding Cake by The Caketress, Wedding Gown by Atelier Aimee, Lace Pump by Valentino, Bouquet by Michael Diagian Design

For more Pretty pink inspiration be sure to check out our Pretty in Pink Gallery.

 

Lemon and Lavender Boho Wedding Inspiration

Breeze through a warm and wonderful Summer wedding with a fresh and fragrant color palette of lemon and lavender. Our Lemon and Lavender Boho Inspiration Board is cool and vibrant with a relaxed 70’s boho vibe.  The theme is a little bit boho, a little bit elegant and whole lot of of summer pretty. Soak up the inspiration, then check out our buying guide below showing you how to get this fresh boho-inspired Summer wedding look.

Lemon Lavender Wedding Inspiration

Board Credits (Clockwise From L to R): Lavender Bouquet via Ruffled Blog, Lemon Bouquet Chair Decor via Style Me Pretty, Lemonade via Country Living, Lemon Topped Cake via The Wedding Chicks, Lemons & Yellow Gerbera Centerpieces via Pinterest, Lavender Cookies by Stonegable, Boho Bride by Joanne Fleming Design , Lavender Aisle Decor via Style Me Pretty, Chalkboards by The Snap Sisters via The Pretty Blog

 

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Wedding Buying Guide Lemon Lavender Bohemian

Love the look of our Lemon and Lavender Boho theme and would like to source similar products? Then, you can relax, because we’ve done the hard work for you. We’ve hunted down some great pieces and put together a buying guide so you can re-create the same relaxed boho-inspired Summer wedding style.

1. This cool and floaty Faux Wrap Gown is a fantastic look for a elegant Summer boho bride. Accessorize with flowers in your hair and some hippy glam and you’ll look a million bucks floating down the aisle.

2. Bright Yellow Gerberas are so joyful and summery, which makes them ideal for your boho inspired wedding flowers. Mix vibrant citris colors with softer shades, such as snowy white baby’s breath and lilac blooms for beautiful bouquets and floral arrangements.

3. A Whimsical Invitation is perfect to set the tone for relaxed Summer affair. Match it with stylish fine paper, such as this Chartreuse and Beet Design and your wedding stationery suite instantly becomes refined and elegant.

4. This genuine Diamond Pendant Necklace will give you just enough sparkle and sophistication to dress up your simple Summer neckline. And these gorgeous real gems can be yours without the hefty price tag.  You can feel like a princess simply by renting diamond jewelry for your special day.

5. Your bridesmaids will look fabulous in this gorgeous Milly Stephanie Maxi Dress and the bright yellow shade will go perfect with your lemon and lavender theme.

6. These attractive Vintage Glass Bottles are perfect for cut flowers. Fill them them with long stem flowers for your centerpieces or mix and match them with other vintage bottles for a fantastic eclectic look.

7. Styling your wedding with props such as this Chalkboard Sign instantly gives your theme personality. You can add a sweet or fun message to greet your guests and they’ll look great in your photos too!

8. After the dress, one of the next important style statements a bride makes is her shoes. These fabulous Pedro Garcia Platform Sandals are just the perfect touch of hippy chic you need to balance your look.

9. Lavender not only looks divine, but smells AH-mazing. If you’re not partial to the scent, or lavender is difficult to source, a great substitute is Lavender Tinted Sage. Use it alone to make a gorgeous bouquet, or mix it with pretty Summer flowers to add it’s gorgeous lavender hue to your theme.

10. Last, but not least a whimsical style headpiece, just like these Pretty Blooms is an absolute must for a boho-inspired Summer bride. So pretty and relaxed whether you wear your loosely caught up high or cascading down.

And so there it is. All the stylishly pretty summer pieces you need to style the ‘Lemon and Lavender Boho’ wedding of your dreams. Have fun shopping!!

Flower Girl Purse Bouquets With WOW Factor

Many brides today put a lot of thought into wedding details and this includes the choice of accessories for their flower girls. One gorgeous trend currently giving wedding aisles plenty of wow factor is flower girl purse bouquets. Rather than the typical ‘flower girl basket’ these adorable purses are either decorated or completely covered in fresh blooms and bejeweled with brooches, gems or rhinestones. I recently fell in love with these amazing flower girl purse bouquets all beautifully crafted by Karen Tran Florals. If you’re after a wedding style that emulates opulence or just draw dropping pretty, then these sweet scented handbags will have your little ladies parading around like bona fide princesses.

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