Party Palette: Pink + Navy

For this week’s color palette I wanted to do something moody, but still really pretty and feminine. I love the mix of dusty navy blues and soft romantic pinks. It’s the perfect blend of masculine and feminine and it feels super sophisticated. Navy and pink can also be preppy with a lots of white and a dash of stripes. I love the versatility of these colors, perfect for both summer weddings and winter fetes.

{top. Shanna Murray. left. Vogue Italia via Fashion Gone Rogue. right. via The Cinderella Project via Style Me Pretty.}

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The Sweetest Occasion in Styled

Another day another chance to tell you about a fabulous feature! Victoria of A Subtle Revelry just launched Styled magazine today, an online magazine loaded with gorgeous party and wedding inspiration. I was honored to have her ask me to contribute to a feature she calls 140 Characters – illustrated tablescapes inspired by a handful of wedding bloggers giving their inspiration in 140 characters or less. I love everything Vicky put together and am so happy to have been able to be a part of this amazing project of hers. Check it out at Styled magazine. (And for more of me in 140 characters or less, you can follow me on Twitter.) Thanks, Vicky! xoxo

{Images from Styled. Illustrations by Amanda Waggoner.}

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Goldilocks + The Three Bears Birthday Party

I have to say that this storybook inspired birthday party is easily one of the cutest things I’ve seen in a long time. The classic tale of Goldilocks and the Three Bears takes center stage with treats like baked porridge topped with maple frosting and cinnamon and a trio of bear silhouettes takes center stage hung over a dessert buffet in shades of bright aqua and citrus orange. A four poster bed was converted into a cute kids-sized table and little goodies were propped up on miniature wooden chairs. Don’t you just love this? Designed by Frog Prince Paperie, you can catch all of the details at Amy Atlas’s Sweet Designs.

{Photos by John McLaughlin and Paula Biggs of Frog Prince Paperie.}

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The Sweetest Occasion on Daily Candy

I am so excited and honored to share that The Sweetest Occasion was featured by Daily Candy today! If you’re a subscriber you’ll likely have already seen it in your inbox, but you can also check out the feature on the Daily Candy website where I keep company with some of the most amazing wedding blogs going, sharing inspired ideas for your upcoming celebration. Be sure to check it out and many thanks to Daily Candy for including The Sweetest Occasion!

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Loving Calligraphy

Hello, friends, and happy Monday! I hope everyone had a lovely weekend. I’m going to jump right into the week with a batch of truly beautiful calligraphy inspiration. Calligraphy adds such a special, personalized touch to invitations and party paper goods. From favor bags and tags to menus, maps, place cards and envelopes, nothing makes the same lasting impression as really great calligraphy. From the classically traditional to the hip and modern, I love calligraphy of all shapes and sizes.

{Photo from Yvestown.}

{Photo by Jose Villa via Green Wedding Shoes. Calligraphy by Grace Edmands.}

{Photo by Mr. Boddington’s Studio via Oh So Beautiful Paper. Calligraphy by Tara Jones.}

{Photo by Black­bird Let­ter­press. Calligraphy by Betsy Dunlap.}

{Photo + calligraphy by Love Jenna. Design by Swiss Cottage Designs.}

{Photos by Elizabeth Messina via Style Me Pretty. Calligraphy by Lisa Holtzman.}

{Photo from Mr. Boddington’s Studio. Calligraphy by Queen Quills.}

{Photo by Bella Figura. Calligraphy by Maybelle.}

{Photo by Steve Steinhardt Photography via Style Me Pretty. Calligraphy by Laura Hooper Calligraphy.}

{Photo + calligraphy by Plurabelle.}

{Photo + calligraphy by Allie Ruth Design via Oh So Beautiful Paper.}

{Photo by Meredith Perdue of & unlimited via Elizabeth Anne Designs.}

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