A Wedding with Man’s Best Friend

This post is for all you dog lovers out there.  Since my grandmother’s recent passing some days have been hard to get through.  While my family has helped me through this rough patch, there is certainly something to be said for the comfort that a family dog gives during sad times (in my case my golden retriever, Bailey).  No matter what kind of day you’ve had, any dog owner knows that there’s always a furry friend there to greet you at the door and cheer you up.  For all of those super dog lovers out there, why not invite your pooch to your big day too?


flowergirlPretty hysterical when the flower girl gets taken out by the pooch ring bearer!  {Source}

Bulldog is the star.{Source}



These photos definitely bring a giant smile to my face!  Thank you to all the pooches out there who constantly exude happiness and are there to celebrate our ups and downs.

On a side note, I’m having a Halloween sale (ends Halloween) – 20% off all invitations and Christmas cards.  Visit my Etsy Shop.

Destination Wedding – Mexico

So it’s no secret that I’ve been totally inspired by the colors in traditional Mexican weddings lately, but with Day of the Dead (or Dia de los Muertos), quickly approaching on November 1, (and Halloween also approaching just as fast), I thought I would do one more post on fun Mexican wedding inspiration, or better yet, a destination wedding in a tropical setting like Cancun.  Mmmmm…I can feel the warmth of the sun’s rays already!

maracasA great favor idea!  {Source}

dressesVivid colored dresses are beautiful.  {Source}

day of deadOur new Day of the Dead invitation collection.  (Visit our Etsy shop)

centerpieceAmazing centerpieces.  {Source}

signsColorful signs are a must for a tropical wedding!  {Source}

For additional ideas, visit my Day of the Dead board on Pinterest.

Aubergine Color Inspiration

My new favorite autumn color is aubergine because it blends so well with an array of colors.  Pair it with pumpkin, crimson, chartreuse, or mahogany to create a rich palette for your fall or winter wedding.  New invitations that include some of these color combos will be unveiled in my shop in less than a week (along with a sneak peek sale)!  Stay tuned, but for now, here is a look at some of my inspiration for the designs.

leaves2eggplantmossflowers with cupsdeep wine

Sources: Top Leaves, Eggplant, Moss, Flowers, Bottom Flowers

For more color inspiration and loads of other wedding ideas, visit me on Pinterest.

Mexican Inspired Wedding Day

Who doesn’t love the burst of colors that accompanies a Mexican wedding day? Here’s a look at what’s inspiring me today.  Let’s have a colorful day!

mexican2Check out this amazing Mexican wedding photographed by Aaron Delesie Photography.  What a beautiful tradition for bride and groom to walk from the ceremony to the reception with guests and a band playing for you!  How romantic and inspiring!

mexican1The colorful patterned tablecloths offset by the papel picado banners floating above is fabulous.  {Source}

mexican3Beautiful traditional Mexican dresses are used for bridesmaids dresses.  {Source}


mexican5Technicolor.  {Source}

Want to see more?  Visit me on Pinterest.

End of Season Sale

saleIt’s that time of year when I will be in sheer design mode. That’s right: new wedding collections, holiday cards, and baby announcements (new to my shop soon) are just around the corner.  To celebrate the change in season, for a limited time every item in my Etsy shop is 20% off the current list price.  Just enter promotion code: FALL2013 at checkout.  Sale ends September 30.



love fallPhoto sources: top, middle, middle, bottom

All Apples

There’s nothing quite like walking down rows and rows of pristine apple trees in the crisp autumn air at the local orchard.  This post is inspired by our recent visit to the orchard, which is definitely one of my favorite joys about this time of year!  (Not to mention the cider donuts which are a must!)apples1I love the idea of having candy apples at a wedding.  {Source}

apples2This picture is too cute!  {Source}

apples3And of course you can’t forget the pie!!  {Source}

Bridal Shower Inspiration

With my sister’s and my best friend’s baby shower both in the next two weekends I have been thinking about nothing but showers!  While a baby shower can obviously have a different twist, bridal showers and baby showers are equally fun to plan.  Here’s a look at some ideas to incorporate if you’re planning a shower.

balloonsBalloons galore!  I love how the room is saturated with balloons of different heights.  {Source}

table with windowsEmpty frames and windows can be an adorable backdrop.  {Source}

chalkboard welcomeBeing a school teacher and a calligrapher, you know I have a thing for beautiful writing on chalkboards!  {Source}

cupcakesThis is such a fun idea for a garden themed wedding.  {Source}

DIY Decor

My sister is pregnant and we are in the stages of planning her shower.  I’ve been dying to go all out on decorations, of course using my DIY skills!  Here are some decorations I love, and think would be perfect for any wedding celebration.

diyI love these colorful rosettes.  Step by step directions can be found here.  This would make a nice backdrop for a wedding ceremony, present opening for a shower, or of course hanging decor over the food or desserts.

diy-tassel-garland-12Tissue tassel garland is also beautiful.  Please visit here for instructions.


DIY centerpieceLooks pretty simple, right?  {Source}

What I love best about these ideas is they all seem to require very simple, cheap materials.  What are some of your favorite DIY decorations?  Please share some links!