Lemonade + Sunshine Birthday Party

In celebration of the first week of summer, I couldn’t resist sharing this Lemonade + Sunshine themed birthday party. It is loaded with the prettiest, summer details that will just bright your day. A big jug of pink lemonade, tin cans filled with pink and yellow flowers, vintage dishware and linens, aqua mason jars and a whole bunch of dainty sweets and treats. This is so perfect for a girly birthday party, but it would also make great inspiration for a bridal shower, too!







{Photos from Pen & Paper Flowers.}


Vintage Inspired Real Wedding

I fell in love with this vintage-inspired real wedding when Kathryn featured it over at Snippet & Ink a couple of weeks ago and just couldn’t resist sharing it when I just stumbled upon it again. This celebration was a true DIY creation – the bride, Susan, even made the stunning bouquets and made her own dress from a vintage find she deconstructed and reassembled into a true custom creation. Her bridesmaids wore authentic vintage dresses for the 1920s and their wedding was infused with sweet, personal details.


logan-utah-lds-temple-weddingVisit Snippet & Ink for all of the gorgeous details.

{Photos by Duston Todd via Snippet & Ink.}


Inspired Creations – Romantic Pink Wedding Inspiration

I’m in love with the beautiful romantic details in today’s Inspired Creations Contest submission. It’s soft, feminine and timeless, a combination I find simply irresistible. Designed by Kristen of Kio Kreations and Kara Schultz, it incorporates some of my favorite design elements – gorgeous florals, an abundance of vintage milk glass, and pretty DIY touches. Wait until you see these gorgeous flowers!


Doily-and-Lace-Wedding-IdeasKara and Kristen designed the shoot with the thought of “looking to the past and the present” in mind.  They thrifted cake stands, vases, picture frames and other wares to create a stunning escort card display and tablescape design. The color palette of soft pinks, ivory and champagne is impossibly romantic.


Lace-doily-Flowers-in-BouquetGorgeous linens and textiles are mixed and matched to create a feeling of rich texture that really adds to the design. Escort cards are cut with decorative scissors to mimic lace and flowers are made of vintage doilies to adorn the bouquet. Favors are cookies wrapped in pretty paper and tied with ribbon sitting atop each place setting.


Vintage-Purple-and-Pink-CenterpiecesThe gorgeous centerpieces are made with peonies, astilbe, ranunculus, spray roses, snapdragons, hydrangea, lisianthus, and garden roses, with foliage of lamb’s ear, variegated pittosporum, and dusty miller. They are fluffy and romantic and I’m completely obsessed with them.

Pink-and-Champagne-Vintage-Tabletop-Wedding-Tablescape-IdeasFor many more details and photos, vist Elizabeth Anne Designs where Ami has also featured full DIY instructions for all of Kristen and Kara’s gorgeous DIY projects. Thanks so much, ladies, for being a part of the Inspired Creations Contest – I’m totally in love with everything you created!

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Floral – Kio Kreations
Photography – Kara Schultz
Venue – Arrowhead Golf Club


DIY Jar Lanterns

Sometimes it really is the simplest things that I find the most inspiring. Take these DIY mason jar lanterns – they are so simple yet so pretty . With a tea light inside and hung from a tree they are the sweetest addition to any backyard party.

diy-mason-jar-candle-lanterns{Photos by jasfitz via sfgirlbybay.}


Inspired Creations – Puzzles + Pop Art Wedding Inspiration

Good morning, friends! This morning I have a fun, colorful Inspired Creations Contest entry to share, brought to us by the team of Bellwether Events, Notable Inspiration, Kurstin Roe Photography, and Two Brunettes. A unique escort card display and pop art inspired DIY guest book feature bold colors, and a fun puzzle piece theme carried throughout all of the details.


Puzzle-Guest-Book-Unique-Wedding-Ideas-01For the escort card display, a favorite photo was enlarged, color-altered into pop art colors in Photoshop, and turned into a puzzle, using Joslin Photo Puzzle Company. Magnet strips were placed on the back of each puzzle piece. Escort cards were printed on Avery Inkjet Magnetic Business Card paper. Both were printed and affixed to magnetic white boards from Ikea.


Pop-Art-Wedding-Ideas-09The interactive photo booth setup uses a Mac and the Photo Booth application, which has a built-in pop art option.  The laptop can be set on a table alongside a bunch of fun props. Here they used fun classic pop art items like Campbell’s Tomato Soup cans, Coca Cola bottles, and masks of famous faces including Marilyn Monroe, Mickey Mouse, the Paul Frank monkey and John Lennon.


Colorful-Pop-Art-Wedding-Stationery-1To set the tone for the colorful pop art inspired celebration, Carolynn from Two Brunettes designed an invitation and RSVP card set in vibrant colors, which you can download! Just print on your home computer and then, to create the reply card, simply use an X-acto knife to cut around the puzzle curve and a perforator to trace along the straight lines.  Guests can then separate the two sides easily and send the rsvp puzzle piece back to you in the mail. (These would also be great for a shower or a birthday party, too!)



Puzzle-Guest-Book-Unique-Wedding-Ideas-10For the guest book, guests pick up both their magnetic escort card and puzzle piece. Once seated, all the guests sitting at a particular table assemble their puzzle pieces into a fun pop-art image of the bride and groom. When the puzzle is complete, it is placed on the magnetized canvas. Guests can then sign around the border of the pop art portrait. It’s fun, interactive and a great keepsake for the newlyweds, too.

A huge thank you to Bellwether Events, Notable Inspiration, Kurstin Roe Photography, and Two Brunettes for sharing their incredible vision! For even more photos and details of their design, visit Elizabeth Anne Designs.

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Styling – Bellwether Events and Notable Inspiration
Photography – Kurstin Roe Photography
Stationery – Two Brunettes
Bakery – Kendall’s Cakes
Cake Topper – Blue Butterfly Design
Rentals – DC Rentals
Location – The Athenaeum, NVFAA

{Photos by Kurstin Roe Photography.}