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Our Favorite Blog Posts: June 28 – July 5

Hope everyone had a great Fourth of July!  Here’s some of our favorite blog posts this past week:

1.  Artfully Crafted Atlanta Wedding – The shots from this wedding (above) are completely gorgeous and original wedding photos. I love the intimacy created by the distance and the balcony. The rest of the wedding, featured on 100 Layer Cake, is full of similarly thoughtful details. Photography from W. Scott Chester Photography.

2. EGO-EGO-EGO – I love this letter, featured on Letters of Note, from Madonna to her producer and collaborator Pat Leotard. She comes off completely sincere, charming, and humble–it’s a really interesting side of Madonna and a great lesson in letter-writing to boot!

3.  Frank Lloyd Wright Letterhead – I would love receiving a letter written on this gorgeous letterhead from architect Frank Lloyd Wright featured on Letterheady! The few pops of color really let the intricate design shine.


Our Favorite Blog Posts: June 21 – 27

diy_tissue_paper_lanterns_large1. Handmade Paper Lanterns – I have always loved the romantic, whimsical looks of paper lanterns hanging outside for twilight dinners and parties, but have never known how to recreate the look on my own. However, this post from Curbly has 5 fantastic options for making similar paper lanterns on your own, and they’re all adorable! I’m not sure which tutorial to try first…

crafty-southern-wedding-122. Handmade Southern Wedding – Everything about this wedding seemed heartfelt, laid back, sentimental, and fantastically personal. With so many details from their flowers to the guest book could easily provide inspiration for your own wedding. And that dessert trunk; how cute can it get??

bp243. Hollywood – Summer movies have always been a family favorite, but they’re generally confined to the couch or the movie theater. However, after seeing this backyard movie party on design*sponge this week, I can’t get thoughts of hosting something like this out of my head. The great snacks and vintage-looking decor make this celebration one of the best I’ve seen this summer.

Our Favorite Blog Posts: June 14 – 20

food-truck-wedding-071. Food Truck Wedding – The food truck craze seems to have hit everywhere, and it is even in the wedding world. This totally eclectic and incredibly cool wedding seen on Green Wedding Shoes was one of the best I’ve seen in a while. It looks like a party everyone there loved, and all the details were done in such a unique way. While I probably couldn’t pull something like this off, it’s a great wedding to admire.

0076_wjt2. Texas Hill Country Wedding – The wedding theme continues with a fantastic Hill Country wedding seen at Style Me Pretty. I first fell in love with the chocolate hues seen throughout the wedding, but when I spotted this ring bearer I was completely sold. It just doesn’t get much cuter than that!

Our Favorite Blog Posts: June 7 – 13

1. Portofino Wedding – This gorgeous Italian wedding, featured at Style Me Pretty, is sure to take your breath away. Everything from the adorable yellow chapel to the all white wedding decor is stunning! The shot above, especially, is one of my favorites. Photography by Jacqueline Schmitz Campbell.

2. Letterpress Video – I found this short film on the basics of letterpress over at Pia Jane Bijkerk’s blog. Any stationery enthusiast is likely to know at least a little about the process of letterpress, but regardless, this film artfully done, interesting, and informative! Made by Naomi Ross.

3. The Internet is my Religion – Not nearly as controversial as it sounds, this totally inspiration video was brought to my attention by The Hairpin. This speech by Jim Gillian, film producer and internet expert, details how the internet helped him fight his battle with cancer, and ultimately saved his life. It’s slightly long, but worth it.

Our Favorite Blog Posts: May 31 – June 6

1. San Diego Wedding: So many weddings lately go for whimsical overclassically romantic This wedding, with its sumptuous color palette and stunning bride who would fit right in to any film noir, opts for sultry romance.  Beautiful details, location, and florals! Via Style Me Pretty. Photography by Vanessa Preziose of Apertura

2. Vintage Engagement Photos:  If you’re looking for some inspiration for a vintage engagement shoot done well, look no further than this stunning set over at Snippet & Ink. The photos are cute enough on their own, but are enhanced by knowing that the couple met at a swing club! Photography by Brian and Brandon Wright.

houseofbrinson_scones_13. Breakfast in the Park – Although I adore breakfast, I’ve never gotten the hang of making it a special meal. This post from House of Brinson with its simple but sweet idea of taking a breakfast outside during the warmer months has me reconsidering how I can make breakfast a perfect time to spend outdoors.

summerskinpost3. Three Things: Summer Skin – There’s something magical about the beginning of summer that seems to entice everyone. This post from Creature Comforts had a perfect ode to summer for me that I’ll remember for quite some time.

Our Favorite Blog Posts: April 19 – 25


1. On Having a Boy – This beautiful post from A Cup of Jo is an excellent homage to raising a boy. From the anticipation of having a boy to actually holding him in her arms, Jo’s unconditional love for her little one is breathtaking and written so that mother’s of boys and girls can appreciate her thoughts.

100lc_mexicanpaperflowers62. DIY Festive Mexican Paper Flowers – I’m a huge fan of all DIY decorations, and these paper flowers seen on 100 Layer Cake are certainly no exception. They’re so easy to create in a wide variety of colors, and would be great for all different get togethers. With Cinco de Mayo coming up too, it could be festive decor to invest your time in creating.

Our Favorite Blog Posts: April 12 – 18


1. The Invisible Man – This post from A Cup of Jo has been fasinating me for days now. No matter how many times I look at it, there’s always some picture in which this incredible artist has disappeared and it takes me quite a while to find him! The dedication and patience it would take to create just one shot is really astounding.


2. Long Walks – Although my walks don’t consist of such breathtaking sights as these seen on oh happy day, this sweet post has me reevaluating the value of a long walk in my own neighborhood.


3. Washington Wedding – With a short dress, adorable bowties, a cute dessert table, and mason jars, the laid back, country, 50’s style of this wedding on Style Me Pretty is out of this world and incredibly inspiring.

Our Favorite Blog Posts: April 5 – 11


1. Favorite Wedding of the Week: Safari Themed Forest Wedding – I try to highlight an array of weddings that range in budget, style, and location.  This wedding features lots of cost-saving DIY tips and an unusual jungle theme! Featured at 100 Layer Cake. Photography by onelove photography. -Allison

2. How to Steal Like an Artist (and 9 other things no one told me) – This post, from Austin Kleon, is a must-read for any creative individual. Full of great, straight-forward advice. -Allison


3. Up-Inspired Floating House – The second I saw photos from this National Geographic shoot, I felt like I was being transported to a fairy tale. I love that not only did they test the idea of the house floating off with balloons in the movie Up, but the colors are so perfectly matched to the colors from the film. This must have been incredible to see. -Vanessa 


4. How to Make Playdough – As a child, playdough was one of my favorite creative tools. There was something about the feel of the playdough in my hands, along with the variety of colors, that always got my creative juices flowing. This post from black eiffel has an easy tutorial for making your own playdough in colors you want; it sounds like a blast! -Vanessa

Our Favorite Blog Posts: March 29 – April 4


1. Favorite Wedding of the Week: Harbor Island Bahamas Wedding – Featured at Once Wed, this gorgeous wedding features a pastel color palette, pretty arches, and a romantically lit reception.  Photography by Jonas Peterson. -Allison

2. Vintage Inspired Wedding – This cute couple, featured at Ruffled, is sure to inspire you with their quirkiness! Seems like great inspiration for a summer, carefree wedding reception. Photography by Julian Beattie. -Allison

3. DIY Project: Lia’s Lampshades – Add a touch of the English countryside to your home with this cute project featured at Design*Sponge! -Allison


4. Don Draper Disapproves – With the news that Mad Men has been postponed, all Mad Men lovers are in mourning. This post from Miss Moss cracked me up with all the photos of Don Draper looking very upset about this news; these photos will have to tide me over until the next season finally starts. -Vanessa


5. DIY Caramel Popcorn – I’m a huge popcorn lover; and that’s the understatement of the century. The thought of making my own caramel popcorn for a wedding, based on this post from Ruffled, would be such a fun party favor for any party. -Vanessa

Our Favorite Blog Posts: March 15-21

1. Vintage Sonoma Real Wedding – This gorgeous wedding, featured at One Lovely Day, features an absolutely sumptuous color palette. I love the use of gold and pastels. Photography by Kate Harrison Photography.

2. Floral Inspiration – While its still decidely feeling like winter here in California–so much rain!–this flower inspiration post from 100 layer cake is sure to get you in the mood for spring (as if you weren’t already)! Designed by Hatch Creative and photography by Jen Huang.

3. 1960s Vintage Alabama Wedding -I love every detail of this vintage 60’s inspired wedding. The bride especially–her makeup, dress, hair–is perfect.  Gorgeous theme, perfectly executed! Post from Ruffled Blog, Photography 1313 Photography


4. {wedding} nick & surya, basalt, colorado – While this post is from a long time ago, I found it this past week and had to share. I have never seen an effortless, cool looking wedding done so perfectly. This looks like the celebration of the century.


5. Dinner in the Sky – Dinner parties are taken to a whole new level in this gorgeous take on the traditional dinner seen on Black Eiffel.