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Wedding Inspiration

Formal Fall Garden

November 2, 2009

Here in the South, the weather stays nice pretty late into the Fall which makes it feasible to have an outdoor wedding even in early November. I actually went to a friend’s wedding around this time last year (November 1st, to be exact) and it was 72 degrees – just perfect for their lakeside ceremony.

If you’re in the South, I think a wedding in a formal garden, filled with sculpted evergreens, stone statues and architectural details would be lovely and unexpected for a Fall wedding.

Featured Design: Lois Wedding Invitation

Formal Garden Wedding

Photo Credits:
row 1: Victor Sizemore Photography
row 2: J. Crew | Martha Stewart | Lisa Lefkowitz
row 3: Lisa Lefkowitz | Anna Kuperberg
row 4: Stephanie Williams for Utterly Engaged | Leigh Miller | Elizabeth Messina

Wedding Inspiration

Eclectic Elegance

October 26, 2009

I was recently asked by a friend (who happens to be a wedding planner) to pull together a few inspiring images for an intimate wedding for a couple with a very eclectic sense of style. This wedding will be romantic and elegant, incorporating the couple’s love of French culture and classical music as well as their Caribbean heritage and fun, free-spirited side. They want their wedding to be small but lavish, formal but still fun.

I love the idea of mixing disparate styles – if done well, it can create a really beautiful, unique look. Here’s what I came up with for this elegant, eclectic wedding…

Featured Design: Love Logo #16 wedding invitation

wedding inspiration: eclectic elegance

Photo Credits:
row 1: Elizabeth Messina, Erin Hearts CourtElizabeth Messina
roe 2: Elizabeth Messina, A Bryan Photo
row 3: Corbin Gurkin via Duet WeddingsElizabeth Messina
roe 4: Lisa Cohen Photography, Leigh Miller Photography, Royal Buffet

Wedding Inspiration

The Peach State

October 5, 2009

I think it’s safe to say that the color Peach is making a comeback. This shade used to conjure up images of bad 80’s bridesmaid dresses (for me anyway) but recently, it seems to be taking on a new life. This modern version of Peach is more like Coral‘s soft, lovely cousin rather than the outdated pastel of the past. I have to say, I’m diggin’ Peach’s new look… especially when used with a slightly vintage style.

Since Georgia is ‘The Peach State’, it’s only fitting that this sweet, vintage-inspired wedding would take place somewhere in Savannah…

Featured Design: Anna Beth wedding invitation

Georgia Peach Wedding

Photo Credits:
row 1: Sean Walker Photography via Style Me Pretty (styling by Carter and Cook)
row 2: J. CrewSean Walker Photography via Style Me Pretty, Amorology
row 3: Lisa Lefkowitz, Rinne Allen via Once Wed
row 4: Sean Walker Photography, Cori Kindred, Aruna B. Photography

Wedding Inspiration

Old World Vintage

June 1, 2009

Even if getting married in an ancient city like Rome is out of the question (and the budget), recreating that old world feeling is still possible. Have a banquet-style feast at one long table, place flowers in mercury glass vessels and incorporate stone statues into the decór…

Featured Design: Love Logo #16 invitation

old world wedding

Photo Credits:
row 1: Stephanie Williams Photography, Corbin Gurkin
row 2: Martha StewartCorbin Gurkin
row 3: Elizabeth Messina, Tec Petaja
row 4: Elizabeth Messina, Artfool