Inspired Creations Contest – Recent Highlights

The Inspired Creations Contest is wrapping up this week, so I thought I’d take a quick moment to make sure you’ve seen all of these gorgeous designs showcased over at Elizabeth Anne Designs. We’ve loved having the opportunity to showcase so much creativity and so many inspiring ideas and I do hope you’ve love it, too. Have a great idea for the new Inspired Creations Contest? Please share! We’d love to hear your ideas. In the meantime, keep an eye open for the last few entries this week!


{At Home Brunch Wedding Reception – Photo by Thompson Poole Photography.}


{Alchemy at the Barn -  Photo by DarkerShadesofBrown Photography.}

boho-vintage-bridal-accessories{Pretty Boho Tea Party – Photo by Nicole Pfeiffer Photography.}
Vintage-Wedding-Ideas-Incorporating-Family-Heirlooms-14{Vintage Heirloom Inspired Wedding Ideas – Photo by Brancoprata.}

hockey-winter-inspired-wedding-escort-card-ideas{Hockey Love Inspired Wedding – Photo by Debi Parker Photography.}

bird-cage-wedding-escort-cards{Birdcage Theme Wedding Ideas – Photo by Jade McCully Photography.}


Inspired Creations – Vibrant School Themed Brunch Buffet

As promised, I’m back with another fabulous Inspired Creations Contest entry from Tammy Golson Events, this one centered on a gorgeous citrus-colored school inspired brunch. Along with her teammates Ana Dolan, Sofia Negron, and Gabrielle Aronas, Tammy envisioned a brunch buffet sprinkled with cute, school themed details inspired by office supplies they found at Ikea. They used common office objects repurposed as vases and serving platters and played with a subtle retro flavor in the orange and green color palette featuring vintage soda bottles, kumquat centerpieces and lots of No. 2 pencils used in imaginative ways.









For complete details and many more photos of this fun design, visit Elizabeth Anne Designs. Thank you for all of the inspiration today, Tammy!

Styling – Tammy Golson Events
Floral and design – Gabrielle Aronas
Photography – Sofia Negron Photography
Stationery – Ana Dolan Couture Invitations and Paper Items

{Photos by Sofia Negron Photography.}


DIY Cupcake Escort Cards

Today I have the pleasure of sharing two fabulous Inspired Creations Contest entries from Tammy Golson. The first up is the sweetest little idea for escort cards – cupcakes! (No pun intended.) My husband and I are both fanatical about sweets and baked goods so I love the idea of a personalized escort card display like this. Tammy and her team – Ana Dolan, Betsy from Nine Cakes, and Jen Huang – chose to shoot at a local restaurant (a great budget-friendly venue option) and named tables after favorite ingredients to tie in the foodie theme.


Tammy found inspiration in snapshots found on friends’ facebook pages and used them to create playful escort cards, personalized with each guest’s face instead of their name. What a fun way to find your seat!

To create the cards:

- Print photos on photo paper and table names on cardstock

- Use a circle punch to crop faces

- Use larger circle punch to create cardstock circles

- Affix faces to one cardstock circle and table name to the other

- Using adhesive, glue to popsicle stick and stand up in center of cupcake

Photo-Guest-Book-1Using the same fun photos of guests, they created a cute DIY guest book where friends and family would locate their photo and sign next to it in lieu of a traditional guest book. I love this idea! It reminds me a high school yearbook.

Unique-Escort-Card-Ideas-Cupcakes-03For many more photos and details, visit Elizabeth Anne Designs. And stay tuned today for another awesome Inspired Creations Contest entry from the talented Tammy Golson!

Vendors -
Stationery – Ana Dolan Couture Invitations and Paper Items
Cupcakes – Nine Cakes
Photography – Jen Huang Photography
Styling – Tammy Golson Events
Venue - Bino Brooklyn

{Photos by Jen Huang Photography.}

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Inspired Creations – Fabric Inspired Wedding Reception Ideas

I always love the idea of finding inspiration in the things around you and using that to color your ideas when planning your wedding or party, which makes today’s Inspired Creations Contest entry especially fabulous in my book. April Foster Events and Megan W Photography used a piece of fabric to influence all of the design elements and special little details that make this inspiration shoot incredibly festive. The pear green and sky blue color palette is modern and refreshing, while all of the layered fabrics and white peonies add an elegant touch. The fabric pattern makes many appearances from the cake to the custom matted framed photos to the paper goods to the cute paper pinwheels and fabric flower garland. It’s a chic budget-friendly design that has a truly custom look and feel.













modern-green-blue-wedding-cake-cupcake-barFor many more photos, details and DIY how-to instructions, visit Elizabeth Anne Designs.

Vendors -
Concept, design + stationery – April Foster Events
Photography – Megan W Photography
Flowers – JP Parker Flowers
Venue – Laurel Hall Indianapolis
Cake + cupcakes – The Cake Stand, Cheryl Blessing
Macarons and meringues – Circle City Sweets
Rice treat pops and dipped cookies – April Foster Events
Calligraphy – Penned and Pretty

{Photos by Megan W Photography.}


DIY Kraft Paper + Baker’s Twine Save the Dates

Good Monday morning, everyone! I thought I’d start off the week by sharing these fabulous DIY save the dates that Ashley of the chic line designed and created for her upcoming July wedding. She used her wedding color palette of black, white and apple green as inspiration and then mixed in kraft paper, striped baker’s twine and little vellum envelopes holding photo magnets that she made herself using a photo from their engagement session and adhesive-backed magnets from Office Depot. I love the casual elegance of these save the dates and the layers of colors and materials. For all of the DIY details visit the chic line – thanks for sharing, Ashley!



diy-kraft-paper-save-the-dates{Photos from the chic line.}