As a kid, I loved theme birthday parties.  Most of them were Minnie Mouse themed (even as a high school student), but none the less, a good theme is a great base for planning any party (especially a wedding).  For my wedding we interwove my love for pink and green with our love for William and Mary (Go Tribe!).  While it is not a super firm theme, it was a great jumping off point.  We brought in old script-y fonts, traditional invitations and paper, and tables named after famous alum/founders (like Thomas Jefferson, John Tyler, James Monroe) as a nod to our very old Alma mater.

If you are thinking about a theme, it is wonderful to pick something that relates to you and your fiance (think cultural).  Sometimes it affects the food choices, sometimes it affects the flowers, sometimes it affects the colors, and sometimes it affects every aspect of your big day.  Comment on this post or email me if you are working on a theme and would like a little help.  I would love to come up with a fabulous inspiration board for you.

Anywho – I loved this theme wedding that I saw on Hostess with the Mostess this morning.  I think it leans towards an Indian or Moroccan theme.  I love all of the vibrant colors, the use of beautiful fabrics and flowers, and the gorgeous invitation with a peacock feather (which is seen again in all of the arrangements and the on the cake).

Hope you have a festive Thursday!


A sweet friend of mine is getting married, and she is trying to figure out her color scheme.  She knows she wants the classic red flowers, but she is open to other accent colors.  One of my favorite color combos is Tiffany blue and red.  It is a modern take on the gorgeous red flowers that everyone enjoys.  I<3 Tiffany blue!  It makes me think of those fabulous little boxes and the stunning things that are inside those boxes (my hubby spoils me).  🙂

Here is the inspiration board that I came up with:

Red roses and blue bird flowers, blue dresses and red balloons, red carnations, 3 piece centerpiece, red and blue table-scape, red peep toe, invitation, ballroom set-up, cake, candy station, red soda, blue candy, red dress

Last week I posted a fairly new color scheme inspiration board that is becoming fairly popular in homes and weddings alike: gray and yellow.  It truly has a modern feel and flair without being too edge-y, if you know what I mean.

Today, I’d like to take a look at another color palette also featuring the color gray to show what a difference one color can make.  Substituting the bright yellow for a pink hue changes the look from modern to romantic and from playful to soft.  What do you think?

Here are the links to where I found the images:

3 pics with peonies and candles; bridal party with umbrellas, long table with gray runner, and groom in vest; shoes (upper right corner); white cake; gray cake; drink with striped straw; gray suits with pink ties, flower girl & ring bearer, wedding dress with gray ribbon, gray table with pink sash, pink hydrangea invite, monogram

If Oprah can have favorite things, then so can I!  Sadly, I can not give all of my fab readers something free, but I can share some wonderfully amazing resources for your planning adventure.  Maybe one day, I can have freebies!  🙂  Today, my favorite thing comes in the form of invitations.  Just ask my poor mom and husband.  I visited and revisited a lot of paper stores before choosing my invitations.  Since then, I have found quite a few more online resources that I love.  One of my favorite that is reasonably priced is The Green Kangaroo. TGK does wedding invitations, save-the-dates, programs, place cards, table cards, and menus for weddings, but they also do baby announcements, Christmas cards, and party invites!  You can even build a wedding website that looks like your invitations…talk about consistency!  LOVE IT!  Check out a few of their designs below!