1. Sourcing Your Wedding Style & Wedding Inspiration From A Single Image

    Once upon another lifetime ago I touched on sourcing a wedding color palette from a non-wedding related image as inspiration. Its such a simple yet powerful way of going about the process that I wanted to breath new life into this idea along with how we can look for even more wedding related elements beyond just colors from a single image. An inspiration image can help you figure out far more than just your color palette, it can help direct you as far as the look and feel behind the styling of your wedding as well. From textural elements to a strong sense of theme, there is a lot to be learned from the images that draw us in.

  2. 9 Wedding Trends That Need To Give It Up To The New Cool Kids In Class

    Trends can be tricky, in any world. As Ms. Klum put it best, "One Day You're In, The Next Day You're Out!" It seems that when it comes to wedding trends, the length of stay can become a bit exaggerated, rinse & repeating for an almost forever like period of time. As someone who flits through weddings on a daily basis, I've seen more then my share of repeaters and as such, want to inspire a new round of hot tamale trends that will help to break the mold into a new cycle of wedding hotness! Now don't get me wrong, any trend that ever existed had a right to be there and anything that was indeed a trend was so because it was popular & appreciated. In no way am I saying any of these are ugly or unworthy, rather I am simply offering a fresh take, & a new look!

  3. Growler Station & Bourbon Bar Lay The Ground Works For This Gentleman’s Southern Living Fete

    Make no mistake, today's feature is geared toward the masculine {and of course the ladies who appreciate a more gentlemanly pastime!} dripping in some of southern living's finer instruments of leisure! One of my favorite crews from South Carolina has returned, this time throwing an engagement party focusing more on the groom to be! Sampling from some truly terrific southern treats, racks of BBQ ribs slaw & the like were the meal of choice, while a craft beer growler station was set up to wash down the tasty meats. For those seeking a more refined sipping style, a Bourbon Bar was erected, featuring some of the south's finest ranging from light honey to deep amber in tones. What is celebrating with the boys if not puffing on a fine, freshly hand rolled cigar made on site to bring that extra special touch! Upstairs at Midtown played the perfect host for this wonderfully masculine affair, featuring rooms with exposed brick, barn wood flooring and elegant molding. Tables were set with gold rimmed fish plates, vintage silverware and adorned with touches like deer antlers, gentlemen's flasks and silver camping cups. Being a bit of a tomboy myself, I connect with this vibe on some many levels. Its earthy, woody, strong, dark where it needs to be, a wonderfully neutral based color palette, and perfectly zeros in on some of the finer things to please all inner foodies & frosty beverage lovers alike. This masculine leaning affair is the perfect example of why not all wedding things should simply be fluffy pink and pretty. As you can see, every now and again, strong earthy with a touch of androgyny makes for one heck of an amazing fete!

  4. Eclectic Griffis Sculpture Park Picniclike Offbeat Wedding Among The Art

    Raise your hand if, like me, you politely stalk your favorite shutterbugs peeping in on all the gorgeous eye candy that they capture! One such Storyboard favorite is North Carolina wedding photographer Carolyn Scott Photography. Not terribly long ago they posted a sneak peek photo of Eleanor Cook & Geoff Franks's amazing wedding at Griffis Sculpture Park. One pic, thats all it took, and I knew! I immediately reached out to Carolyn Scott proclaiming my desire to feature the wedding and in just a few short moments, you'll easily know why! Believe it or not, the one photograph that I saw was simply a couple portrait, I had no idea the type of wedding that they had or any of the details and let me tell, I am beyond thrilled to share this gem with you! Ellie & Geoff, under the guise of putting together an eclectic picnic, crafted one of the more eloquent & certainly unique weddings I have seen in sometime. Using their own likes, loves and interests as their inspiration source, bouquets & centerpieces were not made of flowers but balls of yarn, paper flowers & buttons, all relating back to Ellie's love of knitting! Colors for the wedding were inspired by those available in the BMW M series, thereby creating a vibrant world of mixed powerful hues in red, purple, and light blue! The ceremony was located on a gently rolling hill within the sculpture park, surrounded by gorgeous art, were guests sat on hay bales covered in Mexican blankets while pom-pom garlands & strung roses swayed in the summer breeze! Ellie & Geoff themselves were gorgeous on the day, Ellie wearing a truly captivating free flowing Sue Wong gown {which her mother altered down 3-6 inches! Looks amazing mom!!} while Geoff kept things hipster fresh in a smart mix matched ensemble. Ellie & Geoff's uniqueness is their attraction and I can not get enough of how wonderfully they crafted their wedding, truly making it their own and how perfectly creative that they were in achieving it!