Don’t get me wrong, I LOVE my new office space. But when I saw these pictures, I just fell head over heals. It would be my absolute dream to have a store front that looked just like this one. However mine would not just be a dress shop, it would be a whole bridal and party boutique. A girl can dream…..
Here are a few pictures I found, that I think would make a perfect bridal shower or birthday party. I think the combinations of all the pink and light green might be a bit too much for a wedding. Remember girls, your wedding has to represent your husband too, so no hosing the place down in all pink. Also something about these pictures makes me excited for Spring!
My good friends over at Cardigans and Couture featured some of these necklaces from Elva Fields the other day. I just loved them so much that I had to share them with you. Defiantly go to her web site and check out all of her other great jewelry.
The other day I bought the new InStyle magazine and noticed that it was filled with Alice in Wonderland stuff. From articles and photo shoots inspired by Alice, to advertisements for the upcoming movie. Then I started to notice that actually there is Alice in Wonderland stuff all over the place right now. So I thought, why not do something myself. So here is my Alice inspired inspiration board. Enjoy…..
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Row #1: the white queen by Vanity Fair, rabbit in the sky via Tumbler,
Alice under the table via My Modern Metropolis
Row #2: tea table, Alice poster via Design Related, man in tux via Nothing but Bonfires,
blue dress via Priscilla of Boston
Row 3: bride with hearts via Our Labor of Love, red queen by Vanity Fair, cup cakes via Flickr,
Mad Hatter by Vanity Fair
I love cheese, especially great aged cheese. And I love beautiful tables. So in my mind there isn’t anything better then a beautiful cheese table. If there is one thing I really can’t stand is when people set a cheese table and it is just a plate with some cheese and bread on it, and it looks like it came straight from a boring grocery store. So in my mind the table not only has cheese and bread but it has fruit, and not just grapes as a garnish, but something fun like cherries or figs. It should have some good meats, like hard salami or prosciutto. And it you can, throw in some fun stuff like honey comb and Italian olives. And remember all of this food tastes great, but make it look good too. Here are some examples for exactly what I am talking about…
We all know that refreshments are very important at wedding and parties, especially the alcoholic kind. And so that is all the more reason to have fun with your beverages. Yes lots of people do a signature drink, but it is done so much that it isn’t as fun and special as it once was. So here are some fun ways to do something a little different. Plus they double as a good guest gifts!
In general, I have never been a big fan of using balloons for decor, I have always thought they were really only appropriate for young kids birthdays. But lately my feelings for balloons have changed a bit. I am really digging them if they are used in huge quantities, like filling an entire room’s ceiling with balloons or carrying a huge bouquet of balloons, of the same color, for engagement photos. Also companies now make huge balloons, almost 5 feet in diameter, that can really make a big fun statement with. Take a look at this inspiration board and see if I can change your mind about balloons too!
Row #1: kissing photo via Green Wedding Shoes, pink balloon via Green Wedding Shoes, pink building via decor8,
Row #2: Balloon sign via Image Spark, birthday party via Jordan Ferney, fly away balloons via Fffound!
Row #3: balloons at the beach via Oh Joy!, white balloons via That’s Happy, bridesmaids via 100 Layer Cake
photo via Le Love