Party Palette: Garden + Ash

Bring on the summer weddings! This color palette is all about fresh, natural colors perfect for an elegant garden wedding. Soft shades of green paired with a touch of the palest blue and ash gray create a palette that is cheerful yet refined. I can’t wait for warm summer breezes and the smell of freshly cut grass, both things this color palette brings to mind.

{top. Larissa Cleveland via Snippet & Ink. left. Stephanie Williams via JL Designs. right. Aaron Young via JL Designs for 944.}

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Pretty Spring Wedding Inspiration

Now that spring is officially here, I’m more obsessed with sunshine and blue skies than ever before. And pretty little tables perfect for a sweet spring wedding or a cheerful Easter brunch. Bright yellow craspedia paired with crisp white linens and preppy navy accents feels both casual yet elegant. I love the combination of bleached wood chivari chairs and long, simple white window panels. This is the perfect little table for a big cup of coffee, a stack of pancakes and lots of spring laughter.

{Styling by Imbue Weddings. Photos by ngg studios from Portobello Bride via Imprintables.}

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Colorful Paper Cranes

I think paper cranes are officially becoming a new love of mine. In general I am in awe of all varieties of paper crafts and I’ve grown really fond of the symbolism of love and peace that origami cranes are said to represent in Japanese culture. Particularly fitting given recent events in Japan, don’t you think? According to legend, those who fold one thousand paper cranes will be granted their heart’s desire. I love that. And I adore these paper cranes in particular. A rainbow of love, peace and hope.

{Photos by Bethan.}

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Carissa + Aaron: A Sweet Artsy Wedding

There is something so heartwarming and charming about this wedding that it just struck me as perfect for a Monday morning. Carissa and Aaron are both artists and wanted to plan an intimate and really special wedding for their closest friends and family while bringing bits and pieces of their personalities into the celebration. They were married at the Tinney Contemporary Art Gallery in Nashville where Carissa wore an antique dress that was more than 100 years old and Aaron donned a favorite pair of jeans. A friend made over a hundred paper cranes, which they strung up behind them during the ceremony and carried throughout the reception, which was a feast of French cuisine at a local cafe. An abundance of wildflowers and plenty of DIY elements like cupcake liner garlands and heart-shaped confetti made for a bright and cheerful celebration just bursting with love.

Many thanks to photographer Kristyn Hogan for sharing Carissa and Aaron’s beautiful day!

Vendors –
Photography: Kristyn Hogan
Videography: 10th Avenue Productions
Ceremony Venue: Tinney Contemporary Art Gallery
Reception + catering: Marche Artisan Foods
Dress: vintage
Bridesmaids dresses: J.Crew and Macy’s
Groom’s ring: Zoe & Doyle
Flowers: Import Flowers
Groomsmen’s shoes: TOMS
Favors: GreenPost

{Photos by Kristyn Hogan.}

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An Irish Blessing

On this day a year ago, I shared an Irish blessing in honor of a dearly departed friend. It seemed only fitting to raise a glass to her today. It is a beautiful day in Syracuse. A warm breeze. A sky filled with bright sunshine. I think of it as her gift to us.

Wishing you a rainbow,
For sunlight after showers.
Miles and miles of Irish smiles,
For golden happy hours.
Shamrocks at your doorway,
For luck and laughter too,
And a host of friends that never ends
Each day your whole life through…

For more beautiful St. Patrick’s Day inspiration, visit Snippet & Ink.

{Photo by Larissa Cleveland via Snippet & Ink.}

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