01 Nov

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El Dia de los Muertos.

It feels authentic...real...passionate - and I have to admit a little bit scary (but cool.)

A national holiday in Mexico, the Day of the Dead begins on midnight of October 31 and ends November 2nd. Focusing on gathering friends and family to remember those who have departed, it is truly a happy celebration of life.

The traditions and customs are not universal. Some people believe possessing an item featuring Day of the Dead artwork will bring them good luck. Many have tattoos, dolls or artwork to represent the spiritual journey.

Gaining popularity as a non-traditional wedding theme, couples are embracing the deep-rooted heritage and emphasis on "til death do us part," and creating a most colorful celebration.

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29 Oct

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Be still my heart.

A lover of horses and childhood collector of Breyer Horses myself...this is genius. So happy to have found you - Equine by Lauren on Etsy.

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Not only are these bookends the perfect accessory for my office...but what wonderful accents to an equestrian-inspired reception!

Centerpieces. Guest Books. Dessert Table. Cocktail Bar. Different breeds, different colors. Endless possibilities. So cool.


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Photo credit: Equine by Lauren via Etsy


22 Oct


With my cake plate obsession, my friend turned me onto what I think might be on the most genius ideas?!?! Cake plate clings.


I love this patent-pending concept. Cheers to WH Hostess! A fresh take on the doillie. I love the ability to choose from bold patterns, sizes and shapes...and even add a monogram!

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Photo courtesy of WH Hostess



17 Oct

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I first saw this rustic cake topper on a real wedding feature on Ruffled (a crazy cool vow renewal that you must see!) I was on a mission to track down this oh-so-perfect cake topper and it led me to AntoArts. Yahoo!

What a fantastic find on Etsy as her shop is loaded with goodies!


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Phot credit: AntoArts via Etsy

26 Sep

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As we all know I'm a little balloon obsessed and what I stumbled upon yesterday is just fuel for the fire.

OMG. These are seriously more than adorable. Super-duper cute. Who would not be over the moon to get a happy confetti or feather-filled Bonjour Balloon at their doorstep?!?! Love.

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Love the hand crafted tails that make them extra charming.

The balloons are 15 inches in diameter and last up to 10 days! So if you need a guaranteed smile - or a Yes! send one of these cheery balloons! I cannot wait to make someone's day.

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Photos: Bonjour Balloon

25 Sep


Connecting with creative people is one reason why being a part of GetMarried makes me so happy!

I have been lucky enough to connect with Happily Ever After Weddings and Pam Cooley Photography by word of mouth and mutual admiration...and so begins my chance to post beautiful work by an incredibly fun and talented group!

We get to kick it off with this fun, stylized shoot inspired by the adorable mini cake craze. One of my faves!

I love the girly vibe of the pink, black and white details. I can't help but smile and want to go put on a party dress...and hold a cute little cake!




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19 Sep

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I feel like I've been hoarding cake stands lately...and this must be added to my collection. I'm weak in the knees for these!

Vessel and Wares on Etsy has the sweetest, most adorable custom ceramics. Ruffles. Cupcake stands. Swoon.

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And the color options are spot-on.

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What a great gift...and the perfect accent to any dessert table! love.


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30 Aug

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heartBlue these coasters exclusively designed for Gracious Bridal.

What a fun way to leave some words of wisdom for the happy couple - and create a guest book at the same time!


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06 Aug


Along with uber large balloons, I can't get enough of the tassel garland.

I found the perfect tutorial for this DIY on The Sweetest Occasion by Lovely Indeed that I couldn't resist sharing with you. I adore the color palette - especially with the pop of metallic. 

Here's the super easy scoop on how you can whip this up for your next party!

You will need:

  • Various colors of tissue paper - even mylar for that metallic pop!
  • Scissors
  • Glue gun
  • Cord

First, fold one sheet of tissue paper in half width-wise, then fold it over twice length-wise. With your scissors, cut strips of fringe about 1/4" wide along the unfolded short edge of your twice folded tissue, leaving about 2" of uncut tissue at the folded edge.


 Unfold your two length-wise folds and cut the tissue in the center, creating two folded halves. Set one aside.

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Open your remaining half and lay it out. You should have a sheet of tissue with fringe on both sides and a solid section down the center. Using the solid center section, begin to roll the tissue paper, carefully keeping the fringe untangled.

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After the entire section is rolled, twist the center tightly. Then curl it to create a loop and secure with a small dot of hot glue if needed.

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Trim the ends to even it out and string your tassel on your cord. Repeat until you have as many as you like!

Hang until your heart's content. These scream fun. chic. fancy. (and wouldn't they be so festive around the holidays?!)


{Photos by Lovely Indeed via The Sweetest Occasion}



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26 Jul

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Etsy strikes again! The most adorable personalized ribbon I have seen! You can customize with your names, date or even favorite quote. Perfect for a rustic wedding...on favors, bouquets, escort cards, invitations or gifts!

24 Jul

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One of my favorite shops on Etsy...Barn Owl Primitives. The signs are adorable and the colors, sayings and distressing is perfect!

Any of these would be such a charming detail as a back drop to any a guest book or cake table! 

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Here is my first Barn Owl Primitives Dr. Seuss-inspired sign that hangs in my office that I heartBlue...

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18 Jul

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I heartPink these pillows today and everyday! The pillows by Cat Studio are amazing. Always a conversation piece. The most perfect gift to give - and receive!

Each pillow is hand embroidered (they each take a week to make!) and are truly heirloom quality. I have a few around my home featuring my most favorite places...

{our home state, favorite vacation spot and where we honeymooned}

Cat Studio now offers a number of other fun products showcasing this same beautiful geographical artwork. These would be the best keepsakes for any bridal party and guest gift basket featuring hometowns or location of the wedding!

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photo credit: Cat Studio

16 Jul

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Burlap = Rustic chic...instantly! I am over the moon about all the burlap potential and a wedding.

The texture and colors are amazing. It's versatile, accessible, can be DIY easy and it's reasonable. The perfect way to add a touch of country swank.

Just when I thought chevrons rocked my world...OMG...check out these charming burlap details!

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 So, so, so cute...

If you are in the DIY mood, burlap can be found online for under 2 bucks a yard! And one of my favorite ways to add burlap is to use jute webbing. BurlapFabric.com is a great resource and hasa variety of colors available. 

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Otherwise, Etsy is your sure-fire place for burlap accents. Hands down it's a perfect option when creating bunting, runners and other rustic accents (and easier to handle!) for any celebration!


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12 Jul

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Who isn't a little bit ga-ga for chevron?!? I love how it instantly adds a clean, chic, timeless element of design to any party, home or wardrobe!

This could easily be my longest post yet as I heartPink almost everything chevron that I have come across. However, I think I'll just share some of my faves...and more faves...

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 Can I have one of each? Time to chevron it up!


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