Sunday, February 28, 2010

Garden Party Gown

The biggest mistake  a bride can make in deciding on a dress (other than picking one that is not flattering to your body type)...is picking a dress that is inappropriate for your venue. A ball gown has no place at a vineyard...

This is the perfect garden variety gown and it screams outdoors with its pretty silhouette and layers.

by KTjean

Custom Bridal Jewelry

 

Heirloom Bouquet

A bouquet made entirely of jewels so you're investment will never wilt. Brilliant.

photo by Jessica Claire
bouquet by Naoki

Saturday, February 27, 2010

Corset Style Wedding Gown

 
Ahhhmazing gown by joan shum 

Muted Rose and Sage

This wedding has romance, a vintage touch and enough room for a few modern elements too.

Muted Rose and Sage

Thursday, February 25, 2010

Romantic Wrap

Lirola - Romantic Wrap

Wow - so many good finds today. Loving this perfect, wear with anything cover-up in gray.

Parisian Princess

I could never live without Etsy. I get giddy every time I find a new seller and this one is no exception. Parisian Princess by Clairefaye..if I had $765.00 to spare - this dress would be mine...

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Megan's Big Day on a Small Budget

This is a sampling from my sister's wedding in August of 2008. I might be a little biased...but this is EVERYTHING a wedding should be and more. This wedding was planned without a huge fuss, bride and groom totally and utterly in love, ridiculously supportive family and totally budget friendly. She looks beautiful, he looks handsome, everyone cried, everyone danced and everyone was merry. Perfection in my book and I can't believe it took me this long to share. I'd tell you the budget but then you'd think I was lying so I'll leave that alone. Let's just say no one went broke here.sister's day

What Does Dictionary.com have to say about Graceful Whimsy?

I think this is in keeping with my philosophy don't you? I finally consulted dictionary.com for insight on my blog name and it sums thinks up quite nicely I think. Who knew, certainly not me when I named it almost a year ago.

Graceful:
Elegance or beauty of form, manner, movement, or speech

Whimsy (Whimsical):
Excessively playful expression

Saturday, February 20, 2010

Editor's Pick

I was pretty excited when I found out my submission on The Knot was selected as an Editor's Pick the other day. What a pleasant surprise! Here's a link to check out!

My Real Wedding

Red and Navy

Okay better late than never. I love the idea of a rustic Valentine's wedding. This board...wildflower charm, asymmetrical hearts, yarn details...it's adorable.Navy and Red

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Chocolate, Cherry and Lemon

Colors inspired by some of my favorite desserts. Yum. Yellow, Chocolate and Cherry

Delicious Neutrals

Proof is here! A neutral wedding palette doesn't have to be blah. Add some richness with black accents and varying shades of taupe, brown and ivory for a completely stand-out/chic look.

Delicious Neutrals

Sunday, February 7, 2010

Seafoam

My mom just sent me the cutest seafoam green clutch from a vintage clothing store in Oahu. It got me thinking, I've been so into aqua lately that I basically forgot about it's softer understated cousin, seafoam green. Seafoam is so pretty anytime of year, but especially for spring wedding I think. It has so much innocence and personality....I just love it with ivory as shown in this board I created.

Seafoam
Martha Stewart Weddings

Friday, February 5, 2010

Etsy Wedding Details

Poppy

Etsy Wedding Details

I love Etsy, as many brides do. To personalize little details of a wedding, there is no better place to shop. Here are few Etsy elements from my wedding.

To have and to hold

Wedding Photo Essentials

Getting Ready.

B&B Primping Session

Red, Brown and White

Winter Warmth...

Inspiration Board Challenge #9

Peach and Gray Wedding

Gray & Peach Perfection

Red and Dove Gray

Sometimes gray is the best color to make a bold shade pop. Case and point.

Inspiration Board Challenge #9

Silver and Gold

Let's face it - all winter brides hope for a white wedding. This board is winter gorgeousness. I love a palette with soft silvers, golds and whites for a snowy affair.

Happy New Year!
Martha Stewart Weddings

A Whole Lot of Red

I love red. In my own wedding I used it sparingly, as an accent color really. But this time of year, why not use red all over...especially for a Valentine's Day Wedding.

Red

Gilded

Gold and white used delicately in this wedding. Lovely.Gilded
Martha Stewart Weddings

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Thinking Pink

The ultimate girlie pink wedding...if you can handle it.

Pastel Pretty

Green and White

When spring hits - there is always the initial peek through of fresh green on all the trees that I love so much! Why not embrace simple green with white for a squeaky clean spring wedding look. Green and White