Tropical Wedding Bliss

This wedding design was inspired by the vivid colors of tropical destinations, full of colorful blooms and handmade details. It is a fun mixture of items used in Caribbean and Mexican weddings, from the ‘papel picado’ invitations to the fun ‘Novia’ (bride) sign decorated by paper flowers. Pink shoes add a touch of the unexpected, and complement the bride’s lively makeup and playful hairstyle. Guests can be greeted with tropical drinks in a rainbow of colors, and sent home with pretty boxed favors thanking them for being a part of the lovely day.
 
As summer draws to a close, it’s easy to incorporate some of these lovely details into your day, by creating a few fun items by hand and using fun color palettes that evoke the mood of summer. This inspiration board is perfect for the fun couple who wants to infuse their wedding with a touch of the tropical, or who is adventurous enough to plan a destination wedding in a beautiful tropical setting.
 

 Tropical Wedding Inspiration

 

 
Haydee Duarte is the owner of Sweetest Celebrations, a boutique event styling and coordination business in South Florida. Sweetest Celebrations styles your entire wedding experience – everything from the engagement session right through to wedding decor – and is passionate about infusing soft and romantic details into a couple’s special day, with a touch of modern glamour.  For more information about Haydee and her services take a peak at the Sweetest Celebrations portfolio
 

 

Bride Photographed by Alixann Loosle Photography via Elizabeth Anne Designs  | Boxed favors photographed by Ben Q Photographyvia 100 layer cake  |  Pink shoes photographed by KT Merry, featured on Style Me Pretty  |  Chair decor photographed by N Barret featured on Grit and Gold Weddings  | Novia sign – via babble |  Bouquet from Amore Brides shop via etsy |  Drinks – via Earth 911 |  Cake photographed by Annie Edmonds via Green Wedding Shoes | Blooms photographed by Jessica Hill Photography via Style Me Pretty  | Invitations via The Inviting Pear

Modern Whimsical Wedding in Black, White, Gold & Pink

Black and white and gold all over, with a touch of pink – what’s not to love about this fun color palette beautifully curated by the talented Haydee of Sweetest Celebrations. An elegant black tie wedding is elevated to new heights with subtle accents in gold, and a flash of hot pink brings an unexpected whimsical flair to the event.

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The Inspiration:

The modern bride is someone who takes a classic and romantic gown with a full ruffled skirt and gives it new life with a fun organza flower. Classic stripes in black and white bring a modern feel to the event, from the drinks served under a circus like tent in stripes, to the fun boutonniere worn by the groom.

Gold flatware and plating treats guests like royalty, but the striped straws keep the event casual, while adding a touch of whimsy at the same time. Pink and gold are scattered throughout the wedding in unexpected places — the tiny flags on the straws, the monogram cake topper, and some fun balloons that can be used as photo props for the guests and bridal party. 

This inspiration board is the perfect combination of the modern and whimsical. It is for the modern, hip couple that wants to have fun at their wedding, while still providing their guests with a beautifully elegant experience.

 

Haydee Duarte is the owner of Sweetest Celebrations, a boutique event styling and coordination business in South Florida. Sweetest Celebrations styles your entire wedding experience – everything from the engagement session right through to wedding decor – and is passionate about infusing soft and romantic details into a couple’s special day, with a touch of modern glamour.  For more information about Haydee and her services take a peak at the Sweetest Celebrations portfolio

 

Image Credits (Clockwise): Boutonniere via INK DIY Weddings / Tent Bar via Weddbook / Cake and Place Setting viaSouthern Weddings, photographed by  Erin Rene Photography / Flowers in Vase:  Marry You Me / Bride via Style Me Pretty, in gown by Rivini , as photographed by Mango Studios / Balloons via 100 layer cake, photographed by Annie McElwain / Bridesmaid Dress via One Wed, dress by Lazaro, photographed by SYPhotography / Straws available from The Pink Orange Boutique / Bouquet via United with Love

 

Hollywood Glamour Wedding Inspiration

Hey lovelies! It’s that time again for some gorgeous wedding inspiration from the lovely Haydee from Sweetest Celebrations. Take it away Haydee!
 
In a day and age where brides are turning to the past for wedding inspiration, it is difficult to stand out in a sea of vintage weddings, full of rustic and natural details.  Fear not, you can still channel your vintage goddess, but in a much more glamorous way.  If your wedding is not the perfect excuse for dolling up and being as glamorous as can be, when else can you indulge in decadent details that evoke glamour at every turn? I created this inspiration board for the bride who wants to feel and look like a glamour queen on her wedding day.  These images evoke a subtle Hollywood Glamour mood that is perfect for the bride who wants to be surrounded in gold and shimmery details, and be the star of her event.
 

Hollywood Glamour Wedding Inspiration

A beautiful gown is a must, but it must be sleek and chic and overflowing with beautiful details, like this perfect sheath dress covered in gold beading with the drop-dead back detail, that leaves them breathless even as you walk away.  Keep the hair chic and elegant with a perfect updo highlighted with a sparkly vintage brooch, with makeup as effortless and flawless like those in the movies.  Set the tone for your wedding with this perfect invitation in gold, and carry out the same theme to your escort cards for the guest’s seating.  The cake is simple yet decadent, with gold piping and a sweet brooch detail to accent the top tier.  Gold chandeliers at your venue allow you to focus on a clean design for your table settings, highlighted with gold and silver and a touch of blue for subtle color.  A sparkly cocktail to welcome your guests kicks off the evening and is sure to enchant all who attend.
 
I hope more brides embrace the beauty of the past in their own unique way.  Look to the past for inspiration but be sure to make your wedding unique by adding personal touches that speak to your personal style.

 

 
Author: Haydee Duarte is the owner of Sweetest Celebrations, a boutique event styling and coordination business in South Florida. Sweetest Celebrations styles your entire wedding experience – everything from the engagement session right through to wedding decor – and is passionate about infusing soft and romantic details into a couple’s special day, with a touch of modern glamour.  For more information about Haydee and her services take a peak at the Sweetest Celebrations portfolio
 

 

Image Credits: Hair and Brooch via Pinterest by Powder Blue Bijoux on Etsy / Chandelier via Style Unveiled / Gold Escort Cards via Pinterest from Floridian Weddings / Invitations via Wedding Paper Divas / Wedding Cake via Brides from Wedding Chicks / Beaded Gown via Loverly from Wedding Chicks – Bridal Looks / Sparkling Drinks via Pinterest via Snippet and Ink from Martha Stewart Crafts / Wedding Bouquet via Pinterest from My Big Fat Wedding Kitsch Tumblr Blog / Tablescape via Pinterest from United with Love – Glam Goddess Inspiration
 

LWB Welcomes Sweetest Celebrations {& Parisian Chic Inspiration}!

Hi lovelies! It’s a wonderful Thursday morning and I’m excited to announce our brand new guest blogger to join the LWB family –  lovely Haydee from Sweetest Celebrations. You’ll be pleased to note Haydee is not only obsessed with all things weddings, but she also just happens to be a wedding co-ordinator (handy girl to have around I say!)  Just like us, there’s nothing she loves more than immersing herself in some serious pretty – and lucky for us she will be sharing plenty of pretty inspiration on LWB every month. So, give a warm welcome to Haydee,  and enjoy her first gorgeous feature, then be sure to pop over to her pretty website to see how she can make your special day come to life!

Lately, I’ve been inspired by Paris – the city of romance, soft ruffles and glamorous chandeliers. I picture a wedding adorned with sweet details in shades of ivory and pink, accented with touches of black here and there. This inspiration board features a Parisian Chic wedding theme, with traditional items such as vintage teacups and upholstered wing back chairs balanced with modern touches like black crystal accents and pink ruffles. A nice finishing touch would be to have chandeliers everywhere – to cast a soft mood for the ceremony and then to also liven up the table decor on a smaller scale. French macaroons create the perfect finale adding another element of French elegance to your wedding theme.  I think this style of inspiration would add a touch of romance and glamour to any wedding.

Parisian Chic Inspiration Board

Haydee Duarte is the owner of Sweetest Celebrations, a boutique event styling and coordination business in South Florida. Sweetest Celebrations styles your entire wedding experience – everything from the engagement session right through to wedding decor – and is passionate about infusing soft and romantic details into a couple’s special day, with a touch of modern glamour.  For more information about Haydee and her services take a peak at the Sweetest Celebrations portfolio

 

Image credits: Feathers via Smitten  / Paper Chandelier via Snippet & Ink  / Crystal Chandelier via Grey Likes Weddings / French Macaroons via Bridal Guide / Pink Ruffled Cake – Pastrychik / Bride and Groom via Intimate Weddings / Vintage Teacups via My Luscious Life  / Madame & Monsieur signs via My Primitive Boutique / Seating Area via The Whitelaw Hotel, Miami  / Pink Ruffled Clutch – Brides of North Texas
 

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Gypsy Boho Wedding Inspiration

As the days get warmer and the nights longer, I thought I’d keep it cool and relaxed, with this modern and pretty take on a bohemian wedding theme. This gypsy boho wedding inspiration board features chic and stylish details, vintage decor and, plenty of white gorgeous blooms. A diamente headpiece and a flowing gown ramp up the romance, whilst simple elements such as milk bottle vases, timber crates and hanging flowers keep the whole atmosphere organic and homemade. I think this beautiful outdoor setting would be oh-so pretty to recreate for a real wedding. What about you?

Gypsy Boho Wedding Inspiration

 

Images clockwise: cake via wedding chicks / boho bride / bride seated / tree decor / crates / sparklers via wedding chicks / outdoor ceremony / reception tables / barefoot bride

 

Inspiration Board: Field of Dreams

Today I have an inspiration board ‘Field of Dreams’ which I put together when inspired by Emma Watson’s photo shoot in Harpers Bazaar. Sitting in an open field, glowing in etheral light and looking sophisticated and beautifully serene, she represented to me the epitome of a sophisticated country bride. Her wedding style is country chic: a mix elegant decor against a beautiful natural setting, pastel pink, mauve and purple blooms and linens with hints of shimmer, and of course a warm and relaxed vibe throughout the whole day. 

Inspiration Board: Field of Dreams

 

 

Images credits clockwise: Emma Watson via Harpers Bazaar. Images via Pinterest: Tablescape / Bridesmaids / Parasol / Bride in field / Chair decor / Glitter / Floral hairpiece / Mauve flowers

Aqua & Peach Wedding Inspiration

This pretty colour combo of Aqua and Peach is an up and coming colour trend for weddings at the moment. The cool and modern hues of aqua against with the soft, blushing tones of peach make a gorgeous Summer or Spring palette. I think it’s an absolute winner! What’s more, I’m sure it will stay around as a popular choice of colour schemes for quite some time! Here is an inspiration board I put together for you. It’s what I envision an aqua and peach wedding would look like – feminine, fresh and popping with pretty! What do you think?

 

 

Images: Bride & groom sitting: Vitalic Photo / Peach tablescape: Jessica Lorren via Every Last Detail / Bouquet: One Love Photography via Santa Barbara Chic / Bride & groom confetti: Santa Barbara Chic/ Glassware via The Wedding Chicks/Aqua bridesmaids: Tec Petaya via Bridal Musings / Aqua & peach invite: Betsy White Stationery/ Cake via Kiss The Groom / Cupcake place setting: via Bridal Musings

Browse more of our Wedding Inspiration Boards:

Elegant Horse Wedding Theme

Dreaming of white horses, glamorous rustic ranches and country dining under the stars? Then an elegant horse theme for your wedding may be just the thing to satisify your cowgirl fantasy. This glamorous equestrian wedding board has plenty of gorgeous ideas to inspire. Plus it shows you many ways you can incorporate your love of horses into your big day in a stylish and elegant fashion! Let us know what you think.

Horse Wedding Theme

 

 

Credits: Girl with white horse via Polka Dot Bride  / Groom with bouquet via Style Me Pretty /Bride & Groom horseshoe signs via Wedding Chicks / Hay bales via SMP/ Bride & groom with horse by Jose Villa / Couple sitting in stables via Inspired By This/ Lucky Horseshoe Wedding Invitations /Elegant place setting via Utterly Engaged

Neon and Neutral Wedding

Take your wedding palette and styling cues from the resort runways and electrify a neutral palette of slate gray, taupe or cream with bright pops of neon pink, orange and fuschia. A neon and neutral wedding palette is bold, sexy and sassy. The perfect colour combination for today’s fashionista who wants to make a cool style statement on her special day.

Neon and Neutral Wedding

 

 

 

All images via Pinterest: Pink Wedding Dress via Pinterest / Neon Picture Frames via Pinterest / Slate Grey Dress & Neon Bouquet via Lotus Haus/ Outdoor Setting via Hostess Blog/ Bride with Balloon via Brooklyn Bride/ Neon Lanterns via So Chic Events/ Orange & Fuschia Invitation / Colourful Cake via Hostess Blog / Neutral Bridesmaid by JCrew/ Macarons via Pinterest / Bright Bouquet via Pinterest/ Neon Place Setting via Hostess Blog

{Inspiration Board} Green, White & Silver Wedding Theme

Morning everyone!  I’m in the mood for an inspiration board today and have this fresh green, white and silver wedding theme for you. It’s a gorgeous colour combination which can seamlessly blend a touch of class with outdoor leafy greenery, soft white blooms and of course silver accents for that extra bit of glam. This colour theme really works for me – whether you go with emerald or forest green the mix with crisp white and silver creates a look which is beautifully serene and sophisticated. A timeless colour combo for any style of bride. Hope you like! 

Green White and Silver Wedding Theme

Photos from top left: green dress via Pinterest/ row boat by Elizabeth Messina / chandelier via SMP / silver cake / green shoes / white bouquet / vineyard reception / chair decor / silver centrepiece / white balloon couple / green bridal settee