How To Pick Your Wedding Colors!

When planning my wedding, I knew I wanted the colors of blush & gold. I felt these two colors were both on trend, as well as timeless. For many brides, deciding on what your wedding colors should be can be a daunting task. Here are a few of my tips that should help make the choice a little bit easier.

  • Pick a dark and light combination: You want your wedding colors to be complimentary as well as contrasting. An easy way to do this is by picking a dark base color, and accenting it with your lighter color choice._mg_8230
  • Consider your season, but don’t let that limit you: I chose blush as one of my colors, which is typically a spring or summer color. But I got married in the fall. While it can be smart or convenient to select you colors based on the season you get married in, don’t let that limit your choices. I had my heart set on the blush color, oranges and burgundies just weren’t my thing. :
  • Use Pinterest as inspiration & direction: When you are picking linens, charger plates, flowers, and other items that involve your colors, it can get overwhelming. I highly recommend using Pinterest to hon your ideas. It will give you some direction, as well as specific pictures to show your vendors.
  • Make sure you have a base color: The base color of your palette needs to be a neutral. White, cream, or even black are great bases to keep your colors in check. Our wedding featured a lot of white in the background of the color scheme. This will help keep your colors from overwhelming your beautiful day. :

I hope these tips will help you when picking out your wedding colors! Comment below with your wedding day color scheme!

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Memorable Wedding Guest ‘Book!’ 

When planning our wedding, I always had in the back of my mind ideas for a guest book. I knew I didn’t want to be too traditional, but I also wanted something classic that could stand the test of time. 

After looking through Pinterest and various weddings on the web, I came across the idea of a champagne bottle that your guests sign. This idea was so chic and classic! We ended up purchasing a bottle of Dom Pérignon circa 2006. 


Guests were able to sign both the bottle and the box it came in. Now we have a beautiful display from our wedding. Plus, when our 5oth anniversary comes around we will have some delicious bubbly to toast to! 


Comment below with your unique guest book ideas from your wedding! 💕

Bridal Shower Festivities!

I’m currently sitting in the airport waiting to get on a flight back home. It’s been a whirlwind week. I got married, went on our honeymoon, and survived a hurricane! Hurricane aside, we had an amazing time!

I thought I’d do a quick post on my bridal shower. It was absolutely beautiful! My family and friends went above and beyond. Enjoy the pictures!

 

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Lauren Conrad’s New Runway Collection!

Lauren Conrad just released her newest runway collection, and let me say: IN LOVE! This beautiful collection is now available at LCRunway.com. This collection gives a fabulous nod to the 1920s. It has rich, dark colors, silks, velvets, & lace that offer that vintage, yet modern feel. Here are a few of my favorites:


Comment below with your favorite pieces!

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New Obsession: Henri Bendel Bags!

I happened upon Henri Bendel purses accidentally. I’d never really heard of them before, and am rather bummed it took me this long to discover them. Since my fiancé and I will be traveling in a few months for our honeymoon, I wanted to get a purse that was both versatile & cute. Insert the Henri Bendel Jetsetter Mini Convertible Backpack


This little beauty can be worn three different ways (purse, cross body, or backpack) and is water resistant. While it comes in a larger size, I thought my petite frame would look better with the mini. So glad I chose it! The colors are stunning and it looks so high-end. I paid about $180 for it (this included the site discount and a 20% off coupon for joining the email list). Totally worth it! This will make traveling so fun and luxurious! 

On a side note, Henri Bendel constantly has sales, so keep on the lookout. Also, the colors of the bags change all the time. If you see one you love, be sure to purchase it ASAP! 

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Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life!

Gilmore Girls is coming back, & I couldn’t be more excited! Thanks to Netflix, this beautiful show is getting a revival. I recently went to Netflix and saw this beauty:

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AHHH!!! So excited!!! In honor of this wonderful show, I recreated the Gilmore Girls living room, along with various references. Can you spot them all?? Comment below!

Gilmore Girls Living Room! by lovely2298 on Polyvore featuring interior, interiors, interior design, home, home decor, interior decorating, Zak + Fox, DutchCrafters, Wild Rose and Universal Lighting and Decor:

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Steal Her Style: Reese Witherspoon!

Steal Her Style: Reese Witherspoon!

 

Known for her preppy, petite style, Reese Witherspoon has been a wonderful style icon for me. Her look centers around fitted, tailored cuts, layers, and classic pieces. Never one to leave the house without being put together, Reese epitomizes the effortless look I always try to create. Here are a few style tips you can steal from Reese!
1. Layers: Reese tends to layer her blouses. Tanks, sweaters, and collared shirts are used frequently. She also isn’t afraid to add some color with prints or peplum.
2. Tailored Pants: So important when you are petite! Be sure to get things tailored, but most specifically your pants. They should not be dragging, & should fit in the hips and bottom.
3. Blazers: So easy to throw over any outfit when there is a chill in the air!
4. Colorful Shoes: Reese finishes any look with adorable flats, heels, or boots! Bonus points for the pops of color or a print!
5. Statement Jewelry: Reese doesn’t go overboard with jewelry, though she isn’t afraid to wear a statement piece. Keep it focused, such as just a statement necklace.

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I hope you find these tips helpful! Comment below for any other celebrities whose style you’d like to steal!

Draper James by Reese Witherspoon | Clothing, Jewelry, & Home Goods:

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