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Inspired Intern: Drift Away… (in red)

February 3, 2011

This morning I shared this inspiration in blue… now for a little nautical inspiration in red. Enjoy!

– candice

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For more musings from Candice, be sure to check out her blog!

Photo Credits:
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Red striped Caranday dress by Anthropologie via Bliss | Red heels on beach by Shannon Nicole Smith via Ruffled | Lets Go Diving gold necklace by pennymasquerade via Etsy

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Striped folded shirts via Blushing Ambition | Anchor necklace via Love to Hate; | Duffy in red pedal pushers via I am Duffy

Fancy This...

Inspired Intern: Drift Away… (in blue)

I’ve noticed that the nautical theme has been popping up more and more in fashion and home decor. Looking at the colored stripes, sails and anchors helps me think of beaches and the ocean… somewhere far, far away from where I am now! I decided to do a two-part post today because there is just so much out there to be inspired by! I broke them down by color – first up: nautical blues…

– candice

(update: check out the red version here)

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For more musings from Candice, be sure to check out her blog!

Photo Credits:
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Striped shirt and anchor necklace by Gabriella Pereira via We Heart It | Map wallpaper via Mostaza Seed | Recycled sail tote bag by BeeHive Design via Etsy | Ship in a bottle by wowgi via We Heart It

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Navy boat shoes by hdmdexitten via Flickr | Girl on beach by Eleanor Hardwick via Flickr | Sail boat with pillows via sfgirlbybay

Real Wedding Features

Buffy and Jesse

January 10, 2011

WEDDING DATE: July 17, 2010
LOCATION: Rehoboth Beach, Delaware
CEREMONY: All Saints’ Episcopal Church
RECEPTION: Independence Ballroom and Clubhouse
PHOTOGRAPHER: Carolyn Watson Photography
FLOWERS: Flowers by Mayumi
WEDDING PLANNER: My Mom and I took care of business :)
GOWN: Paloma Blanca

BUFFY’S FAVORITE DETAIL: Sewn to my bouquet was my grandmother’s cameo locket with a picture of my Dad inside. He and I were very close, and he passed away two months after Jesse and I got engaged. I know he was there with us on our wedding day in spirit, but I was happy to have a picture of him with me as I walked down the aisle with my Mom and older brother.

BUFFY’S MOST MEMORABLE MOMENT: My favorite moment was walking through the door of the church and turning the corner to walk down the aisle to Jesse. It was an amazing feeling to be there with all of our friends and family and see him waiting for me at the end of the aisle. My parents and grandparents were also married in our church, so it was very special.

STATIONERY: Love Logo #1 Wedding Invitation and Response Set
WHY DID BUFFY CHOOSE THIS INVITATION?: When I was born, my brother (who was three years old at the time) called me “Elisabuff” instead of Elisabeth. My nickname has been “Buffy” ever since. I wanted an invitation where I could incorporate it. We also loved the logo and wanted the option to use it on cocktail napkins, labels, etc.

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All wedding photos © Carolyn Watson Photography
Invitation photos by betsywhite stationery

Real Wedding Features

Stacey and Ryan

February 8, 2010

For our latest real wedding feature, we’re headed to Hawaii. Stacey and Ryan were married last October on Big Island in a beautiful tropical setting which worked just perfectly with our Cory invitation.

destination wedding in Hawaii

WEDDING DATE: October 2, 2009
LOCATION: Kohala Coast, Big Island, Hawaii
PHOTOGRAPHER: Toby Hoogs Photography
FLOWERS BY: Flowers by Heidi
GOWN BY: Jim Hjelm – Ivory Silk Taffeta modified A-line bridal gown, strapless empire pleated bodice accented with crystal flower detail, pleated watteau back, chapel train
BRIDESMAID DRESSES BY: Twelfth Street by Cynthia Vincent
GROOM’S ATTIRE BY: The Groom wore a Joseph Abboud suit and the groomsmen wore Tommy Bahama silk shirts and Banana Republic pants.

STATIONERY: Stacey and Ryan ordered a complete suite of stationery in the Cory design, including the save the dates, the invitation suite, thank you notes, menu cards, place cards and wedding programs.

WHY DID YOU CHOOSE THIS INVITATION?: Because we were having a destination wedding, our save-the-dates were one of the very first design element decisions we made.  I wanted something that was simple and clean, but also elegant and sophisticated.  We were able to incorporate the starfish theme throughout the wedding.

destination wedding invitations

STACEY’S FAVORITE DETAIL: My favorite wedding detail was definitely the flowers.  I wanted flowers that represented Hawaii but that were still elegant and contemporary.  The table arrangements, bouquets, and especially my lei, was so wonderfully fragrant all night long.

STACEY’S MOST MEMORABLE MOMENT: Other than the wedding ceremony itself, my favorite moment was when we got to the reception and I saw that the reception decor and details had turned out even better than I imagined.  I could finally relax and enjoy everything!  Many thanks to the Mauna Kea Beach Hotel for providing first-class service, top-notch food and one of the most beautiful places on earth!  It was true paradise and Ryan and I feel so lucky we have such a special place to go back to.

Congrats to Stacey and Ryan – thanks for sharing your photos!

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All wedding photos © Toby Hoogs Photography
Invitation photos by betsywhite stationery