Obsessed with Sardinia!

Okay, so have you seen those mysterious pictures of boats on Pinterest that look like they are just hovering over turquoise water?  Sardinia, an Italian island.  I need to go!  Some of my latest invitation creations have a Mediterranean feel as an expression of my urge to visit this amazing little island.  Here are 10 ideas to help your obsession grow too!  Ha!


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Can you see why I am obsessed?  An island of color, beautiful turquoise waters, and cute little three wheel cars! [Source] [Source] [Source]

The way the blue and yellow contrast here makes me want to get up and dance.  [Source]

Don’t you just love this little vehicle?  Perfect getaway car!  [[Source]]
Mediterranean Lemon Collection

Tiles Collection
These are some of my invitations inspired by Sardinia and the Mediterranean.  [Source] [Source]

Cute little favors double as décor.  [Source]



Blue Turkish Collection


This is so freaking cute!  And don’t forget about the gelato in Italy?  You’ll never want to leave!  [Source]

Did I talk you into it?  Pretty hard to resist the striking landscape, tapestry of colors, and sunshine.  Take me there!

Sardinia turquoise
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10 Decorative Wedding Ideas that Rock!

With the start of the new wedding season I am really getting some of my creative juices flowing and thinking of unique wedding themes.  Today’s focus is on rocks, geodes, agate slices…natural beauty of rocks!  Take a look at some ideas to feature rocks as your wedding theme.



Add pops of color and give a touch of whimsy with this agate garland!



A stunning non-traditional ring is sure to lure in wandering eyes.


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Calligraphy table numbers on agate slices is another clever way to keep it earthy, yet glamorous.



Crystals and other gems can double as seating card holders and meaningful favors for your guests.


Agate Collection

Vivid agate invitations are sure to intrigue your guests before the big day.


geode cake

This cake totally blows my mind!  A geode cake edged with gold is just stunning!


Another amazing cake and table number option.  The gold accents on both really dress up this earthy idea to elegance.


An agate backdrop in neutrals is super simple, elegant and beautiful at the same time.



Colorful bars of soap for favors doubles as decorations.


If you like these ideas, please visit my Pinterest board for more.

Congratulations, You’re Engaged! What’s Next? Some Surprise Wedding Venues..

So much excitement comes with becoming engaged, but once the initial burst of elation and congratulations takes its course, the next step can be overwhelming: planning that wedding you’ve dreamed of!  (Yes, even if you’ve dreamed of exactly how you want it since you were a little girl!)

While there is always the typical wedding venue banquet hall, golf course or resort, here are a few unique ideas that will blow your guests away.

seattle-wedding-aquarium-venueImagine this backdrop!  How cool would it be to say your vows with fish meandering in the background?


For those who never want to grow up it’s carnival time!


Philadelphia’s Magic Gardens (or other museum/art gallery) {Source of photos 1-3}

I went to a wedding at the Magic Gardens that was absolutely stunning!


A cave reception.  Cool or creepy?  {Source}


Why not the zoo?!  {Source}

Here’s a list of some other unique wedding venues that are sure to excite your guests:

  • on top of a ski mountain (take the chairlift up!)
  • in front of a lake
  • in a barn or at a farm
  • at a botanical garden
  • at a museum or art gallery
  • on a boat
  • in a secluded forest
  • at a state or national park
  • at a historical site or battle grounds (too weird?)
  • in a canyon
  • in a restored building
  • at a library for those book lovers
  • at a brewery for beer lovers
  • in an airplane hanger
  • at an amusement park
  • near horse stables
  • in or in front of a lighthouse

Which venue would blow you away the most?  Please do share!

What’s Inspiring Me: A Colorful Home

While this is typically a blog featuring wedding inspiration, today I am shifting to what’s inspiring me lately outside the wedding world.  For anyone who has seen my house, from the outside it’s a typical newish colonial brick house, but once you walk in, BAM! colors abound!  Rooms are painted in vibrant reds, oranges, yellows, greens, and blues, and I’m still trying to find a place for a beautiful eggplant color.  Some guests roll their eyes, but to me, it’s home.  And my patient husband (who may roll his eyes when the latest vibrant paint color goes up) puts up with the colors too!  Here’s a look at some beautiful spaces (spiked with color of course) that inspire me beyond belief.  Is this you too?  Share some color inspiration of your own if you will!

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My Newest Obsession – Neon Weddings

I recently found a photo on Pinterest of a neon wedding and a light bulb went off.  How awesome is that?  For someone who loves color so much (me), and is constantly looking for colorful wedding inspiration on Pinterest, I was shocked I hadn’t come across any of these photos before.  For all of you color lovers out there, or all you non-traditional brides out there wanting a wow element in your wedding, this post is for you!

neon1Love.  {Source}

neon2Fun.  {Source}

neon3Aren’t you in a better mood after looking at these inspiration boards?  {Source}

Visit me on Pinterest for more color inspiration.


Monogram Wedding Ideas for the Traditional Bride

It’s been a while since my last post.  Somehow the holiday activity started in early November and continued on until now.  Finally I can take a deep breath and focus my energy on the upcoming wedding season.  Congratulations to all of you newly engaged couples out there!  I hope to hear from you soon.

Are you the go-with-the-flow bride who wants her day filled with color, fun, friends and a relaxed atmosphere?  Or are you the traditional bride who wants a perfect day of beauty surrounded by those you love?  While my blog tends to have an eclectic vibe giving a punch of color, this blog post goes out to all of the traditional brides out there.

Monograms are a classy addition to a traditional wedding.  They give a personal touch that make, well,  kind of a mark of how special you are.  Not to mention monograms themselves can be absolutely beautiful; a perfect compliment for your wedding day.






What’s Inspiring Me: Colors and Textures

It doesn’t take a lot for me to be wowed by vibrant colors, rich textures, and fun patterns.  Actually (and kind of dorky enough), it kind of brightens my day, literally.  Here’s a look at the colors, patterns, and textures that have been inspiring me lately.  Enjoy!

purple wallThis is one of my absolute favorite walls I’ve seen.  I’ve got to figure out where/how to do this on a wall in my house!  {Source}

moroccoSome gorgeous place in Morocco.  {Source}

SpainPalau de la Musica Catalana, Barcelona  {Source}

greeceGreece  {Source}

india pigmentHoli festival, India  {Source}Stephanie's envelopes 001aMy curtains and paint color in my studio.  Makes me happy!

What brightens your day?  Send some pics to me on facebook!