July 31, 2015

weekend



Happy Friday! I am heading to Charleston early tomorrow for one of my dear friend's wedding and to see my family. I hope everyone has fabulous plans! Here are a few links for the weekend:

I just ordered this dress in onyx and whitewash at a steal! I can't wait to wear them with colorful accessories. (It also comes in red!)



Amazing romantic comedy interiors.  

I admit I was a liiiittle skeptical about Marie Kondo, but then I refolded my whole T-shirt drawer and I'm a believer. (I also gave away some items that I was holding onto just because they were gifts.) Here are a few tips from Marie to get you started. 

Missing a piece or two of china or silver? I know where to find the replacements



July 29, 2015

wed / how to brand your wedding part 2

Last week I shared some of the pre-wedding items you might want to include in your wedding branding. Today I am listing some of the decor and stationery for during the wedding ceremony:

Programs of course:


Signage to point everyone in the right direction:


Signs explaining significant traditions:



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July 23, 2015

three little spaces




Just three little interiors I've pinned recently. Interestingly they all include colorful rugs...and I just ordered a neutral rug for the living room haha. 

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July 22, 2015

wed / how to brand your wedding part 1

Wedding branding has become more a necessity and less a trend recently. With Pinterest and wedding blogs steadily offering ideas and examples, it seems like more and more couples are branding their wedding whether or not they are working with a designer. A couple weeks ago I went searching on the interwebs for a list of all the items that might be branded for the big day. I didn't have any luck, so I compiled a list of my own!

The list got pretty long, so I am going to divide it up. First are all of the pre-wedding items...

Save the dates:


Invitations (including the invitation, reception card, direction card, and response card):


And a welcome bag and tag or card:


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Next week I'll share a list of items you may want to include for the ceremony.

Happy #weddingwednesday!

July 14, 2015

decorate / bar cabinet

I recently spotted this BEAUTIFUL bar cabinet floating around Pinterest and just had to share. Turns out the spread is from Domino Magazine.



I love the color, the hardware, and especially the diamond pattern. The Lasalle cabinet is on sale at Mitchell Gold and Bob Williams!


July 8, 2015

wed / watercolor invitations

Scrolling through my recent pins, I noticed a pattern of watercolor stationery and invitations. I love that it can be casual and beach-y, formal with calligraphy, or a mix of the two. From festive to elegant, there are so many pretty inspiration photos out there. And there are tons of great DIY tutorials out there too! 




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July 1, 2015

wed / wedding branding

Awesome wedding idea alert!! Last night I was poking around online looking for wedding branding ideas and wedding branding guides and stumbled upon a new website called Violet. Violet "is an online service that helps you create your own wedding style, complete with a custom logo and professional Style Guide." Currently the site is in Beta and I can't wait to see what comes next!




Naturally I immediately made an account so I could test drive the site. They have more than a dozen styles to work with ranging from modern to classic to rustic. First you fill out a quick profile about you, your date, and (my favorite) your love story in a tweet! Then you can choose some inspiration photos or upload your own, choose colors, customize the logo, include a style statement, and then download a style guide!! I love seeing all the design details come together just like a professional branding sheet. Here's one I made for fun:

I think this is an amazing tool for couples who want a cohesive look and feel to the wedding, but either don't have the budget for custom design or don't have the time to delve so far into the process. I can't wait to see how the site grows and evolves!

Disclaimer: I have no affiliation with Violet; I just am excited about the brand!