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Pinwheel Pink Weddings

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Color Palette:pale pink, fuchsia, kelly green and lime green
Inspiration: Vera Bradley's Pinwheel Pink collection

This wedding inspiration board was inspired by today's "something pink" post in honor of breast cancer awareness month. Please see the following post for further details on the inspirational item. The colors were taken from Vera Bradley's pinwheel pink collection. 10% of the net proceeds from the sale of products in this particular collection will be donated to the Vera Bradley Foundation for Breast Cancer. Image credits and shopping resources follow the inspiration board.Image Credits and Shopping Resources: Bridal Party image courtesy of Southern Weddings {photo taken by Whitebox Weddings}, bridal bouquet, reception tables & chairs, wedding cake, centerpiece, votive candle and pear escort cards courtesy of Brides, Fuschia Hot Pink and Kiwi Lime Green Scroll Swirl Vintage Wedding Invitations from Your Style Invitations at etsy

Something Pink Day 7: Tablesetting

I was recently introduced to Amanda's In the Now Weddings Blog and I am loving all the photos she features. When I saw her absolutely beautiful pink tablescape I had to ask her if I could feature it in a Breast Cancer Awareness "something pink" post. {be sure to visit her blog for all the details and links to purchase the items that were used to create this pink garden tablesetting, plus there's even more photos}

Fall Weddings - pumpkin inspired

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Colors: Color Palette: Orange
Motif: Pumpkins

To celebrate fall I decided to create a fall inspiration board with pumpkins as the theme. I found so many ideas, I finally had to stop looking and start putting the images together. Would love to know what you think. Anybody planning a fall wedding? Shopping resources and image credits are below the photos.
Fashion & Accessories:
Bridesmaid Dress Alfred Angelo from House of Brides, Autumn Flower Hair Clip from Social Butterflies at etsy, Citrouille Earrings from Jennifer Rydin Designs at etsy, Handmade Fall Ring Pillow in Golden Autumn from Shabee Stiches at etsy

Pumpkin Paper Lanterns from Martha Stewart (love this idea - it's ordinary paper lanterns dressed up with leaves, a stem and tendrils - details project instructions here), Pumpkin Table Setting from Martha Stewart with How-To, Carved Pumpkin from, Husk Pumpkins from Plum Party

Fall Wedding Invitation from Naptime Productions

Favors & Place Cards:
Glass Pumpkin Place Card Holder from My Wedding Market, Pumpkin Soap in Gift Box from Plum Party

I love the idea of serving pies and sweets to guests. One unique idea is to create a dessert bar and offer bakery bags or boxes for your guests to take home some sweets. The Pumpkin Biscotti and Pumpkin Ginger Nut Muffins from Simply Recipes are perfect selections to include. The pumpkin pie with orange marmalade is from Toni's Kitchen. I love the presentation of the Pumpkin Spice Cakes from Country Living, perfect for the dessert bar too. If you choose to forgo the traditional wedding cake, why not serve your guests one Pumpkin Cake per table from Williams-Sonoma? Each cake serves 8-10 and is 5 moist layers of double-chocolate cake with a chocolate-truffle cream filling. Presented on a cake pedestal, it's sure to be a spectacular presentation.

Burgundy and Salmon Weddings

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colors: burgundy and salmon
tone: rustic, country wedding

Today's inspiration board was created by a reader's request. This is what Larina G. wrote: "Hi Brenda, I love your wedding site, especially the theme with sunflowers, I was wondering if you could help me with a burgundy and salmon coloured invitation as I've searched the entire net, but couldn't find something suitable enough... I've attached the pic of the perfect colour, if you do have any ideas with themes please do let me know. Thanks a ton and keep posting..."

Right after receiving this message, I knew I had a mission. The inspirational photo as provided to me from Larina was the Phoebe Striped Chiffon bridesmaid dress in Burgundy/Salmon from Thread Design. As I began working on the inspiration board, it tended to lean towards a more rustic feel. I also like the introduction of yellow to add a bit of color pop and to stand out against the beautiful color variations of the dress.

Favor Box from One Girl Cookies
Ring from Fuss Jewelry {introduced to me from Southern Weddings}
Bouquet, Cake and Chair with Flowers courtesy of
Polka Dot Chrysanthemum Wedding Invitation from Pink Lilly Press
Coral Bracelet and Earrings in Salmon/Pink/Peach from Charmed by Helena

Additional coordinating wedding invitations that you might also like include:
Ashley Invitation from minted
Flower Toile Invitation from Papeterie
Rust Red & Ivory Floral Invitations from the Tea Collection at Your Style Invites
Ocean Vista Invitation Set from Golden Silhouette

Sunflower Weddings

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Colors: Yellow, Green, Shades of Pink/Purple
Motif: Sunflowers
Yesterday I celebrated my 6 year wedding anniversary. And, this week, I'll be taking a break from work to spend time with my husband and our 21 month old daughter. But, please do check back as there will be a new post each day.

Now . . . on to today's post. In honor of yesterday's special day, I decided to do our wedding all over (digitally), hence today's inspiration board. Our wedding theme was sunflowers with yellow and navy blue as the color palette. If only I knew about inspiration boards back then. I would definitely still have an outdoor wedding, but once I saw the bridal bouquet on Brides I knew those would be the colors. Yellow, green and shades of pink/purple. Since our cake didn't turn out as expected (somehow the raspberry filling was left out), I would definitely opt for cupcakes this time. Plus, I am a bit obsessed about cupcakes (I hardly ever eat them, but I love looking at artistic cupcake creations, like this one from Sugar Rush Cakes in Montreal). I love the idea of having long tables at the reception {above image from the Evan Williams Catering blog}. We had round tables, but I feel that it's always so hard to converse with the person sitting on the opposite side. I absolutely love the idea of serving guests sunflower and honey rolls in terra cotta pots, perfect for a garden reception {see link for recipe}. I would place a sunflower favor box in the center of each guests plate {available at My Wedding Market}. The Autumn Festival invitation {from Invitation Consultants} matches perfectly with the overall look of the wedding. For my wedding, I opted to not wear a veil and had my hair pulled back in little clips with a fresh small daisy in each one - the result looked like a headband. But, I really love the Sunflower inspired hair comb {from simplylin's etsy shop}. The yellow sundress {available at Nordstrom} is great for attendants as it can easily be worn again and again. And, lastly, for my own shoes, I think I would definitely go with a color this time instead of the traditional white shoes. I actually went barefoot for most of my reception as my dress sandals weren't comfortable and kept falling off my feet. I love these Franco Sarto Sally slides at Zappos.

Please continue to post comments while I'm on break as I love hearing from you. There might just be a delay in your comments being posted as my access to email will be limited.