It’s always wonderful to develop new creative collaborations in the blog world – I’ve teamed up with several amazing bloggers in the past and my newest collaboration is with Amanda over at Ruffled. We’ve been following each others’ blogs for quite some time now and we’ve finally decided to join forces! For the rest of the year, I will be writing a monthly contributing post for Ruffled in which I will share a little inspiration, along with a brand new downloadable freebie! Yup, fabulous freebies just for you – and Ruffled readers – designed by moi.
Those of you who read Ruffled would have seen this inspiration board on Friday but I wanted to share it here on Flights of Fancy as well. This board is all about a glamorous night out with the girls – perhaps a bachelorette party in Vegas or a super luxe bridal shower. It could even work for a birthday party or any girls night out.
Check back later for a freebie downloadable invitation template inspired by this board!
row 1: Trend Land | Erik Freeman via Twigs and Honey
row 2: Angelika Buettner via Oh Joy! | Alina Valitova via Creature Comforts
row 3: Megan W Photography via The Sweetest Occasion | Trend Land
row 4: Carl Bengtsson | Luisa Beccaria via Wedding Style Guide | Rodarte
Sarah from Classic Bride is back with us every Friday to share a few of her favorite finds, inspiration and ideas for chic, classic weddings. Here’s this week’s find:
If you’re like me and don’t really favor the standard wedding/ballroom/event chairs that most venues and rental companies have to choose from, don’t feel forced to ‘make it work’ by gussying chiavaris with chair covers. Think outside the box.
There are some amazing options out there and if you’re having an intimate-sized wedding, you could even start a small collection of mis-matched antique and modern chairs to create an updated-Alice-in-Wonderland look … how amazing would ornately-carved French antique chairs look alongside some stark lucite Louis chairs? I love the idea of having the mis-matched chairs line the aisle for a small, at-home wedding and then during the cocktail hour, move the chairs over to a long farmhouse table for the reception.
The best part is you’d be making a great investment for your newlywed nest … chairs a plenty!
And if the idea of buying 40+ chairs scares you … make them an accent … buy 5-10 and have them line the front row of the ceremony for guests of honor … then use them at the reception table for the same guests of honor. ;o)
row 1: Blue chair with pups found here | blue bentwoods found here
row 2: Colorful lucite chairs via Blue Moon | White chair found here | Gustavian chair found here
This week’s inspiration is all about bringing dramatic and unique structures to the outdoors. I love the juxtaposition of the architectural elements with the natural beauty of each setting – they complement each other without competing for attention. They also make for stunning photos as you can see!
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To see more from Laura, be sure to check out her blog.
row 1: red curtains: Garret Grove and James Mose via 100 Layer Cake | Tec Petaja via Style Me Pretty
row 2: Ann Rozenblat and Johnny Miller via 100 Layer Cake
row 3: Kyle Hale via Design Sponge | Gia Canali with Sara Remington via 100 Layer Cake
We’ve shared a few vibrant palettes for the past couple weeks so today we’re toning it down a bit. Here’s something soft…
clockwise from top left:
Vera Wang via Project Wedding | Adriano Bachella via StyleFiles | Kate McElwee via Project Wedding | cake and bridesmaids images: Raya Photography via Style Me Pretty | Marissa Holmes for Lo Boheme via Once Wed