Monthly Archives: September 2009

Design Concept: Oo La La!

pinkmushroomFor today’s board I wanted to do something classically elegant and luxurious, yet understated. With a colour palette of soft pink and mushroom brown, this board was inspired by that beautiful Jim Hjelm dress with it’s gorgeous ruffles and layers. I also wanted to combine a touch of French romance as a little tribute to my dear friend Hayley who recently had a surprise proposal in Paris!

Bridesmaids in soft pink never fail to make my heart flutter and adding a touch of soft brown means the whole look avoids being overly saccharine. Pink will never, ever go out of fashion with weddings so if you’re struggling to decide on a palette and looking for something timeless yet feminine, pink is a great choice.

Happy Wednesday!

Dress: Jim Hjelm
Stationery: The Whole Caboodle
Bridesmaids: J Crew
Shoes: Ken Buist
Bouquet: Brides
Tablescape: Kerry Morgan
Bride and candles: Jose Villa via SMP
Paris Athenee: Flickr
Macroons: The Miniature Cake Shop

Post Card RSVPs

A few weeks ago while working on the design for a lovely wedding next year, I had a little idea that I wanted to share. We work with lots of couples who have international roots and subsequently are always looking for new ways to reflect this within a wedding. For this particular wedding, I suggested asking guests to RSVP using a postcard from their locality and to include a note on how they know the couple or a great memory they have from spending time with them. These postcards could then be displayed at the wedding (we like washing line style, similar to the picture below) and thus act as some entertainment during the reception.



Postcard: Clarence Ashley
Seating cards: Touch Photography

Design Concept: Shifting Seasons

peachlavenderFrom the moment I saw that beautiful bouquet (shot by uber talented Nikole Ramsey,) I couldn’t get the combination of pretty peach and deep, juicy purple out of my head. I love, love, love peach but until now have only thought of it in terms of delicate summer weddings and was gobsmacked by the results of combining two such contrasting shades.

I’m in love with the earthy feel of this board which just feels perfect for the this month’s shifting seasons.

Photo credits:
Bouquet: Nikole Ramsey
Sloes: Flickr
Wedding Sign: Jose Villa via Once Wed
Wall Sconce: Cox and Cox
Paper lanterns and barn: Sugar Love Weddings via Once Wed
Shoe: Ashley Garmon via Once Wed
Dresses: J Crew
Barrels: Leigh Miller via Green Wedding Shoes
Programs: MS Weddings
Stationery: Hello!Lucky