Who would have thought that a shipwreck themed wedding would have turned out so dreamy?! This event could not have been more lovely or more lovingly thought out. Even the sky and sea conspired to perfectly match the antique hues to give this wedding the perfect finish.
- via Green Wedding Shoes
Asked by Anonymous
Oooh - fun question! I get A LOT of asks about my wedding and what I did or what I would do and it always strikes me as a little funny because I’m not married or engaged and I really don’t have it planned out! People tend to think that wedding planners know exactly what they want since they’re surrounded by wedding loveliness all the time, but the truth is it’s just too soon to tell. First I need the groom, the location, the season, you name it!
That doesn’t mean that I don’t have a few boards that are particularly near and dear to me - including one inspired by my incredible boyfriend!
This Stardust styled shoot is nothing short of magical! The details capture the enchantment of the book perfectly but my favorite part by far is the wonderful camera trick that turned the bride into a luminous star herself!
I’m loving the boards commissioned by Napa Valley Linens! Blush is everywhere right now and I thought a fun way to maximize the lovely, feminine color was to play with tone on tone and add in the gorgeous metallic of rose gold!
Asked by Anonymous
Aww, thank you! The Firefly and Sherlock boards were a lot of fun - I love those shows and they both have a distinctive look or theme that translated clearly into a design concept. I think the key to a timeless pop-culture design is to work in elements of your inspiration in without being a direct representation of the book, movie, show or whatever. That way you’re personalizing a universal concept to fit your vision for your big day, and you’re not alienating all the guests who have never seen - say, Doctor Who - and have no idea what your program says because it’s written in circular Gallifreyan.
I’ve done boards for all of Sarah Addison Allen’s books and I based my first styled shoot off of Garden Spells. I’ve gotten a bunch of fairy tale inspired requests which are always really fun and make for great designs! There was a Doctor Who request that came in while I was already tinkering with a DW concept - Doctor Who, Firefly, Sherlock, can you tell that I’m a big nerd?
I think my favorite request was the writer who wanted help visualizing the wedding of two of her characters - that was a really fun prompt to get! Then there’s the Vintage Adventure board which, I’ll be honest, was inspired by the movie The Mummy.
I would love to do more! I’ll do the new Sarah Addison Allen book once it comes out, for sure! It’s all a question of what a reader requests, or what inspires me. If you have a request, just ask!
Asked by fiore-della-luna
I have had a couple of Beauty and the Beast requests!
The first one was a glam, gold & black ballroom wedding with hints of the fairy tale. Originally here.
The second was inspired by the ‘Something There’ winter scene and set at Sleeping Beauty Castle! Originally here.
I can’t wait to see your inspiration boards for Mindy Kaling’s gorgeous Met Ball ensemble - here’s mine! The gorgeous colors made me think of jewels and I love that the rich purple and bright teal can be used to read classic or punched with with modern shapes to read up to the minute!
Photo Credits: Centerpiece - Unknown, via Pinterest; Gown - Carolina Herrara; Bouquet by Fleurology via Wedding Chicks; Teacups via WeddingBelle; Amethyst Ring via MinMit Jewelry; Cake via Unknown - Pinterest
I have some great new design projects in the works that I am beyond excited to share with all of you, but now I want to give you the chance to share your style with me and all of my readers!
The challenge - submit a board inspired by this gorgeous color combination on Mindy Kaling! I’ll post my design soon, along with the best of yours! Email me a .jpg or .png of your board with links for the image credits and I’ll post it on Hey Wedding Lady!
The Central Coast of California is wrapped in a thick blanket of fog more often than not - drive from Big Sur to San Francisco on a summer day and find ivory sand and seaglass waves hung with a veil of gray. Coral poppies and deep green Cypress trees provide a splash of color under the pewter skies.
Forget the Oscars - Fashion’s biggest night of the year was this past Monday, the famous Met Ball. Much has been made of Kim Kardashian’s couch camouflage gown but for me the look of the night was the stunning J. Mendel gown on Chanel Iman. The bold black & white stripes, asymmetrical gown, and hot pink clutch inspired this board!
Photo Credits: Table - Florals by Nicole Ha, Rentals by Milk Glass Vintage Rentals, Photography by Jennifer Skog; Cake by Lael Cakes via Brides.com; Striped Shoes & Bouquet shot by Milou & Olin Photography; Gown by J. Mendel
This incredible Peony patterned cake inspired the custom background for the new Hey Wedding Lady blog! I can’t wait to share all the new design features with you when it goes live. Check back soon for more updates on the new site!