Monthly Archives: May 2009

I Fancy That

Trendspotting: Love Birds

May 28, 2009

Bird themes and motifs continue to be really popular for weddings. I’m not sure how the trend started but it’s still one of my favorites…

wedding trends - birds

Just about everything bird-related seems to appear in weddings…including cake toppers:

bird cages:

ring pillows:

feather accessories:

…and all manner of bird-themed decór and props for the reception:

Anyone planning to use bird-inspired motifs or decor for their wedding?

Photo Credits:
First Group
row 1: Elizabeth Messina, Boyfriend/Girlfriend Pictures, Elizabeth Messina via Style Me Pretty
row 2: betsywhite stationery, Erika McConnell
row 3: wunderlust, Soirée

Cake Toppers:
row 1: Rebecca Thuss, Middleburg
row 2: Rain’s End, Tanja Lippert Photography via Green Wedding Shoes

Bird Cages
row 1: Kelly Moore Photography, Cherry Blossom Girl
row 2: Corbin Gurkin via Duet Weddings

Ring Pillows
row 1: Mikos Photographers
row 2: Stephanie Williams, Tanja Lippert Photography via Green Wedding Shoes

Feather Accessories
row 1: Marie Labbancz, Rebecca Thuss
row 2: Rebecca Thuss, Twigs & Honey

row 1: Cynthia Martyn, Mallory Samson via Veranda
row 2: Leo Patrone Photography, Dana and Jeremy Photography via Green Wedding Shoes

Color Palettes

Deep Red, Nomad and Ivory

May 27, 2009

I think neutral tones like Ivory and Nomad (which is one of the colors predicted for Fall 2009) have a way of making red feel a bit more sophisticated…don’t you think?

red and ivory

Bride and Bridesmaids: A bouquet of deep red blooms would look stunning against an ivory dress. Bridesmaids could wear champagne-colored dresses with red bouquets…and fabulous red pumps!

Groom and Groomsmen: To coordinate with the neutral tones, it would be nice if the men wore camel-colored suits with tone-on-tone champagne and camel ties…adding just a bit of red with the boutonnieres.

Stationery Options: Our Love Logo #13 wedding invitation (printed in Claret ink on Ecru paper) would work nicely for a Fall wedding with this palette. So would the Love Logo #16 invite or the Love Logo #7 invitation (printed in the same colors – Claret ink on Ecru paper).

Photo Credits:
row 1: Martha Stewart, Tina Rupp
row 2: Marie Labbancz, 100 Layer Cake
row 3: Eva Lindh

Wedding Inspiration

Party at the Polo Estate

May 26, 2009

Wouldn’t an afternoon wedding at a polo estate be lovely? The decor could include floral wreaths, horseshoes, colorful prize ribbons and floral centerpieces in trophy cups rather than vases. Guests would shade themselves with big floppy hats and parasols…and who could resist a portrait session with a stunning white horse!

Featured Design: Love Logo #4 wedding invitation

polo estate wedding, equestrian wedding style

Photo Credits:
row 1: Anna Kuperberg, Michelle Rago, Punam Bean
row 2: Andrea Singarella via Kristatomic, Jose Villa
row 3: Meg Smith Photography, J. Crew, Meg Smith Photography
row 4: MeredithDavenport for Christian Oth Studio via Snippet & Ink, Martha Stewart
row 5: Rebecca Thuss, Stone Blue Productions