05/7/10

Four Weddings Inspiration Board

Thanks for your wonderful participation in the Four Weddings series over the last month! This was a lot of fun, and I hope you’re excited to see the final Inspiration Board that I put together based on your votes.

The theme for this board started to develop after the first post, Four Dresses, where you voted for the stunning Sunday Rose gown by Monique Lhuillier. The soft, ruffled roses give the gown a romantic, whimsical feel.  Next up was Four Bouquets, and the top pick was a bouquet of pretty pink and peach peonies. Colour palette – check!

Moving on to Four Invitations…now this was a split vote so I decided to pick my fave (#1). This design by Alee & Press is modern and minimalist, but I love the way the abstract scribbles mimic the roses in our gown and the ruffles of our peony bouquet. And finally, Four Cakes. You loved the classic four-tiered beauty by Cake Girls. The pink bows and vintage brooches go perfectly with our theme!

To round out the Inspiration Board I added some splashes of gold, romantic centrepieces and a pair of petal pink Christian Louboutin pumps.

Thanks again for participating!

Jennifer

Photo Credits (Clockwise L-R): Romantic Floral Centrepiece – Tres Fabu Events; Cake – Cake Girls; Gown – Monique Lhuillier; Bouquet – Martha Stewart Weddings; Vintage Gold Cuff – Beg, Borrow or Steal; Pink Petal Shoe – Christian Louboutin; Invitation – Alee & Press; Gold Place Setting – Elizabethanne Designs.

04/30/10

Four Weddings…Four Cakes!

We’ve reached a sweet spot in our “Four Weddings” journey! Wedding cakes have evolved from traditionally simple, white cakes to bold statements of design. Today more than ever, couples are venturing outside the norm and serving anything from tiers of donuts to mini souffles as wedding cake alternatives.

Check out these links for a quick recap of the previous posts in this series…Post 1 – Four Dresses, Post 2 – Four Bouquets, Post 3 – Four Invitations…then leave a comment below with the number of your favourite wedding cake!

1 – Unique: Tiered crottin cakes garnished with romantic herbs and flowers exude a French country flair.
2 – Classic: Pink fondant bows and silver vintage brooches give this 4-tiered cake a timeless look.
3 – Cupcakes: Monochromatic vanilla cupcakes topped with personalized fondant wafers allow guests to indulge in their own special treat.
4 – Bold: This colourful chocolate rosebud cake looks like it’s straight from the garden!

Tune in soon for the final Four Weddings Inspiration Board created from your votes…

Jennifer

Photo Credits: Martha Stewart Weddings, Cake Girls, Martha Stewart Weddings, Fancy Nancy.

04/11/10

Four Weddings…Four Bouquets!

Next step in our four weddings journey…bouquets! Historically, brides carried flowers and herbs down the aisle to ward off evil spirits. Today, the bride’s bouquet is a crucial element to any wedding, as it conveys the wedding theme through its flower types, shapes, colours and textures.

Which one of these four very beautiful – yet very different – bouquets is your fave? Leave a comment with your vote!

1 – Mixed pink, peach and plum roses, orchids and succulents
2 – White dendrobium orchids
3 – Purple calla lilies and peacock feathers
4 – Pink and peach cabbage roses

Jennifer

Photo Credits: The Knot, The Knot, Bridella, Martha Stewart.

04/6/10

Four Weddings…Four Dresses!

If you’re like me and you’re a nut for all wedding-related T.V. shows, you’ve probably seen TLC’s newest creation – Four Weddings. The premise of the show is that four brides attend each others’ weddings and rate them on a variety of components, including the dress, food, venue and overall experience. At the end of the show, the winner and her husband receive a free honeymoon to a beautiful destination!

Inspired by this concept, I’ve decided to devote a blog series to letting you vote on the best of four wedding components. At the end of the series, I’ll put together an inspiration board with the top picks! So now it’s your turn…leave a comment with the number of your favourite dress!

1 – Melissa Sweet DEANNA
2 – Monique Lhuillier – SUNDAY ROSE
3 – Vera Wang – DYLAN
4 – Kenneth Pool – EUROPA

Jennifer

Photo Credits: Melissa SweetMonique Lhuillier; Vera WangKenneth Pool.