Friday, January 20, 2012

Thursday, January 19, 2012

Inspiration 101: Pale Pink & Gray

Spring is around the corner and what two better colors to celebrate it with than a pale pink and cool gray! Winter and Spring come together and these two colors compliment each other and provide a fab backdrop for which ever takes center stage. Whether you lean towards chic, vintage or traditional – these colors can be translated in so many ways. We look forward to bringing this palette to reality soon!
Boards by simplycouturewed and snippetandink

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Fabulous Boutonnieres

Just because boutonnieres are small doesn’t have to mean they can’t make a statement! Matching the bridal bouquet is most common but we love the style spin that most of these have utilizing fabrics, metal, jewelry and organic elements. We recommend keeping them on the smaller side and in proportion to the gentleman that will be sporting it! These bout’s are from Grace Ormonde’s Wedding Style magazine and Martha Stewart Weddings.

Thursday, January 12, 2012

Unique Ways to Use Mason Jars

Who knew that mason jars could be such a great piece for a wedding?  Well, we know they look absolutely magnificent and there is such a wide variety of uses that how could you go wrong?  It's amazing the great impact mason jars can add to your decor.  Think they are cheap to buy and a great DIY.  One of our favorite uses is the easy DIY consisting of filling a mason jar with oil and then submerging the photographs into the oil.  This adds a great vintage feel to all your photos.   Don't worry there are lots more ideas including floral arrangements, using for lemonade (which we are doing at an upcoming wedding and we can't wait to see how it looks) or even a dessert bar.  The list goes on!

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Tuesday, January 10, 2012

New Letterpress Designs for 2012!

We are excited to be one of only a few stationers to carry this highly sought after line that never ceases to amaze. From the addition of foil stamping, crystal application, laser cutting and luxury mailers to Spark’s already impressive repertoire – brides (and us!) are in awe! Every detail is attended to and with the incorporation of luxurious artisan materials from around the world.  These bold designs are sure to impress even the finest stationery guru. Martha Stewart Weddings has one of their design ensembles based off of a champagne bottle featured on their blog. Bubbly anyone?

Thursday, January 5, 2012

Oh Martha! Lace at Your Wedding

Looking for a way to add a vintage and pretty element to your wedding.  Lace creates a mystical, old fashioned feel.  Lace is timeless and can be old fashioned but add a modern twist and it is a whole new concept.  Martha Stewart knows how to take something old and make it modern and bring it up-to-date.  From the gorgeous dresses to the cake ideas to wedding favors, lace creates an oolala affect and keep your guests enjoying every minute of your event.  Think, lace can even be used year around for a summery affect or even in the winter for a cozy snowy look.

All photos from Martha Stewart

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

We're Crazy About: The Perfect Wedding Gifts

Lately have you been to a wedding and wondered, what should I buy for the couple? Your thinking something original, a bit more personal, and creative, like they have not received before.  Yes, they are registered, but you picked something off the list for the shower and are looking for an unique gift that they will remember.  Well, do we have the ideas for you.  Everything from personalized salt and pepper shakers to personalized cutting boards and kitchen utensils to commemorative frames with a favorite song, love story, and any other custom wording.  These are three of our new favorite Etsy shops for a ridiculously, amazing gift for the couple.  
Joy Nevada makes these cute salt and pepper shakers.  The shakers can be personalized to match all personalities and couples.  They are so bright and cheery and would be a great addition to any kitchen.  

Oh how we love to cook! We are thinking that the personalized rolling pin, cutting board and utensils from Looking Glass Memory's Etsy Shop, might very well bring us into the kitchen for a cooking and baking party.  What do you think?

Finally, bring a love poem or love song or words of encouragement for the couple to life with these gorgeous framed trees and heart posters.  They have such meaning to them and Domestic Notions does a beautiful job of pulling the special day together.