Wedding Inspiration: Embrace your inner child . . .

Wedding Inspiration

“A child reminds us that playtime is an essential part of our daily routine.”
– Ralph Waldo Emerson

You are born with the gifts of imagination, play, creativity and curiosity, and when you tap into these valuable attributes you naturally used as a child, you enhance your quality of life and happiness as an adult. Therefore, for truly personalized and unique wedding experience, remember to embrace your inner child. For as Anthropologist Ashley Montagu once wrote “we are intended to remain in many ways childlike,”  “we were never intended to grow up into the kind of adults most of us have become.” We are designed … to grow and develop in ways that emphasize rather than minimize childlike traits.”

That is why when searching for whimsical wedding inspiration, you usually need to look no further than yourself. Your own imagination and creativity combined with the things that you love, can truly inspire you to have the wedding of your dreams.

Image via Pinterest

Make Believe . . .

In my search for all things child-like and magical for our ‘Let’s Play Pretend‘ theme this week, I stumbled across these beautiful prints by freelance illustrator Jen Renninger.  Each gorgeous design is a work of art and I love how they are combined with wonderfully uplifting and insightful sayings. Here are some of my personal favorites from the Words To Live By collection (very appropriate for our theme this week!). Pop on over to Jen’s Etsy store Please Be Still to browse the whole collection.

Make Believe

Wedding Inspiration

These Dreams Are Taking Flight

Wedding Inspiration

We Are Surrounded By Love

Sing Out Loud Every Day

Sing Out Loud


May A Luminous Dream Light The Way


Make sure you give yourself permission to dream and make believe once and awhile. You may like to begin with these inspiring ways to add some whimsy and style to your wedding plans:

Throw a Sensational Bridal Shower

Backyard Wedding Full of Stylish Glamour

European Glam in White

Balloons, Apples & Vintage Love | Wedding Wrap

Hi all, hope you’ve had a great week!  Mine has been nothing short of busy. I’ve been gathering lots of wonderful wedding info and prettiness for our blog to keep you inspired and on track for your big day.  I’m also super excited we received our first bit of feedback this week (thanks Christine for your lovely comment!). I know when you’re a new blog it can take time to get noticed, but hey, it’s still wonderful to know someone is actually listening! 🙂

There were so many creative wedding ideas (including an amazing engagement session bursting with balloons) plus plenty of vintage wedding inspiration to be had this week.  Here are some lovelies that caught my attention:

Wedding Blogs For Brides

Credits Clockwise L to R: Apple Wedding Love, Balloon Engagement, Vintage Picnic, Mauve Bride Bouquet, Bicycle Bouquet, Green Bouquet.

Here is what we had to share on LWB this week:

bridal boudoir for a rocker bride

rich, luscious wedding colors for fall

elegance in Atlanta

a bridal bouquet with a difference

the most romantic destination wedding location

a burst of citrus wedding flavor

decorate your Spring wedding with this pretty wedding garland

Have a wonderful weekend! x

Top Hats, Kumquats & Lavender Cake | Wedding Wrap

This week has been full of vintage love, whimsical charm and some novelty with an Alice in Wonderland shoot. Here are my hot pics from around wedding-land.

Australian Wedding Blog

Images Top 1: Arch Oak Tree Ceremony, Blue Shoe Clips, The Mad HatterKumquats

Row 2: Top Hats, Paint Splash Trash The Dress, Lavender Cake

Row 3: Red, White & Blue Tablescape, Boho Chic

LWB Wedding Wrap

a girl, an orange and a vintage blue wedding

cloudy skies made this Adelaide wedding shine

pretty paper flowers you can diy

save the date inside a matchbox

Vera Wang does it again

bring ballroom glamour to a backyard bash

inspiration from Vogue Russia with love

awesome whimsical Aussie wedding

Australian Whimsical Wedding Theme | Wedding of the Week

Your going to love this wonderful whimsical wedding which is our right from my neck of the woods – Sydney Australia!  Brought to life by the amazing SugarLove Weddings and featured on SMP, it is full of happiness, whimsy and vibrant pops of yellow. When I first set eyes on this event I immediately got goosebumps. First of the all, the wedding dress is delightful and the bright yellow color theme against a canvas of black and white is totally captivating. There are so many adorable whimsical details I love including the fresh lemons with round blackboards for place settings, hanging jars filled with rustic flowers and those huge bewitching balloons! Congratulations Karen and Paul, we love your style!

Australian Whimsical Wedding Theme

Whimsical Wedding ThemeYellow Wedding Theme

Pop on over to admire the rest of this delightful whimsical wedding.

LWB Loves: Unique Save The Dates from Twig & Thistle

LWB loves is a regular segment where we showcase what we love. It can be anything from a great wedding related product to a talented vendor or fantastic bridal service. I’m delighted to kick off the first of our LWB loves’ posts with these cleverly designed and oh so pretty Save The Dates from Twig & Thistle. You’ll find that most people keep a box of matches handy at home so they are great way to remind your guests the big day is arriving soon. Another idea, is to include them with your save the date cards pack. I adore the soft pastel shades and pretty brocade print details making them super easy to combine with pastel wedding palettes.

Unique Save The DatesSave The Date Ideas

You can grab these unique save the dates from Twig & Thistle’s Etsy store

Wedding Wrap: Spicy, Sparkles & Pretty Pastels

What a pretty week it has been for all things weddings on the web. From vibrant palettes to pretty pastels galore, here is what caught my eye.

Mexican Wedding ThemeImage: Sarah Yates via Style Me Pretty

This week the United States was buzzing with Cinco de Mayo – a celebration of Mexican heritage – so there were plenty of delicious inspiration boards popping up all over the place all featuring hot spicy colors and summery mexican themes. My favorite wedding board was from Aisle Candy, it made you want to jump straight on a plane to be there!

Here are pics from my other weekly fav’s. I hope you enjoy them too!

Wedding Wrap Pretty PastelsImage credits (from top left): Star Swizzle Sticks: Inspired Bride/Graphic & Glitz Table: 100 Layer Cake/Antique Chair & Bouquet: 100 Layer Cake/Vintage Teacups: Magnolia Rouge/Bride & Castle: Love and Lavender/Streamers: via Aisle Candy

Weekly Wrap Up:

an intimate moment by Jose Villa

elegant casual harbourside wedding

cupcakes too pretty to eat

kite inspired whimsical wedding

Whimsical Kites and Pinwheels | Wedding of the Week

Whimsical Wedding

My favourite real wedding on the web this week is this captivating outdoor whimsical wedding featured on Hostess with the Mostess. Designed and coordinated by Jesi Haack the entire wedding took it’s inspiration from kites and is bursting with color, fun and creativity. The ceremony and aisle decor is vibrant and overflowing with handmade pinwheels, kites and whimsical florals. Every gorgeous image by photographer Ashley Rose kept me glued to my screen including the pretty whimsical tables (each with their own bird house), to the vibrant dessert buffet balloon backdrop by Sweet & Saucy, to the draw dropping pinwheel and kite ceremony arbor – wow!

Whimsical Wedding Outdoors

Whimsical Wedding Dessert Buffet

Whimsical Wedding

Head on over here to enjoy the rest of this eclectic whimsical wedding.

Love Wed Bliss

Hi and welcome!

After months of planning and preparing, I’m very excited to finally be able to share with you my new obsession – Love Wed Bliss. LWB is a sparkling new wedding blog with gorgeous inspiration and fresh ideas for stylish brides. Created as an inspirational haven for wedding addicts and hopeless romantics alike, it will feature pages of stunning photography, unique design, creative projects and chic style galore. Each week, we will shower you with great ideas, fabulous resources, beautiful real life weddings, and of course tons of inspiration to plan your perfect day.

Love Wed Bliss has been created with bride-to-be’s and talented professionals in mind.  As editor, my vision is to provide an invaluable wedding resource where you can gain wonderful wedding insights, exciting ideas and ultimately network with others, to create romantic and unforgettable events.

But for now. . . let’s get LWB started with no less than a stunning San Diego real wedding!

Joie de vivre!


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