Thursday, July 29, 2010

Carnival Swing Ride

I'd skip my cocktail hour at the reception to hop on a little swing ride with my newly minted husband. Especially if my photographer captured this photo as a souvenir. What a symbolic reminder of the feeling you had on your wedding day of floating in the clouds. Photo by Shea Roggio Photography as seen on this post at once wed.

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

My Favorite Inspiration Board

If I had to pick a favorite inspiration board that the lovely Kathryn at snippet and ink has whipped up, it would have to be this one "Bottle Glass & Black."

I love that bottle glass color. It would be the perfect accent color to a traditional black and white wedding color scheme. It may be hard to find bridesmaids dresses, ribbon, linens, etc in the exact bottle glass color, but I assume it would be worth the work needed to bring everything together under this fabulous color combo.

You can see the board and Kathryn's words about it right here.

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Pretty Plum Wedding Bouquets

Take it from me {a bride that could not find flowers in juuusst the perfect hue}, plum {and/or raspberry, for that matter} flowers are hard to come by. Luckily, with blogging little florists like JM Flora and other blogs featuring more real weddings, it's getting easier and easier to find legitimate floral inspiration for your big day.
If only I had pictures of this bouquet to show my florist. It would have made things so easier. Did I ever tell you that I cried when I saw my sample bridesmaid bouquet? Instead of plum and raspberry it was more violet, orange and bright pink. You would have cried too.

I wanted to share the picture below because its the same bouquet as the one above, but it looks totally different propped up against this gold chair. It just goes to show that you can change the look of a bouquet entirely depending on the table linen/bridesmaid dress/etc that it's
accenting. So with the same flowers, you can have one look for the ceremony and another for the reception all while keeping the entire day cohesive. Looking for more plum flower ideas? UBB posted a great little feature on plum flowers that you can find right here. Or you could browse through all of my favorite bouquets and flower ideas I've posted right here.

Pictures above courtesy of JM Flora and photos by Katie of Open Air Photography . See the full post with even more gorgeous bouquets here.

Thursday, July 1, 2010

e-plan my wedding

The lovely April of April Foster Events has recently launched a new wedding resource for busy, tech-savvy, budget-conscious couples who desire help from a professional wedding planner and love the convenience of the internet.

Here's what you need to know about eplan my wedding:
"The average wedding can take between 100-200 hours to plan. Our goal is to save a majority of time for you by completing those time consuming tasks. All the information/ideas/inspiration we collect and organize on your behalf is sent to you via your wedding eBinder where you can view the information and reply on YOUR schedule. With all that extra time, you can choose to either spend your hours crafting DIY details for your wedding or at work to keep your boss happy."

Just some of the services provided by your eplanner at eplan my wedding are timeline management, budget creation, rehearsal dinner location suggestions and out-of-town guest coordination {hotel rooms & transportation}.
For more information email: info {at} eplanmywedding {dot} com
p.s. my little calligraphy blog is a sponsor of eplan my wedding.