color palette helper

Have you ever looked at a plate or a dress or a photograph and thought, “I don’t know what it is about those colors that work together so well, but they’re fantastic together.” This color palette generator by DeGraeve (found at creature comforts) is uberhelpful for a situation like this. You plug in a URL [...]

DIY cocktail napkins

My friend Mary has impeccable taste and a such a gracious style of hospitality. One of her habits that I love is to use cocktail napkins to serve snacks or desserts while she’s entertaining. I love this little hospitable touch so much that I am hoping to make cocktail napkins as gifts for some other [...]

felt posies!

A new twist on one of our most popular invites, Bicycle in Amsterdam, is coming soon to an etsy shop near you! The felt + flower combination gives the invite a mod, texure-y feel… actually, we consistently get emails from clients raving about their guests’ fabulous responses to the four petal Amsterdam invites. This latest [...]

bridal wear and carry

Maybe there were just as many ideas and wedding blogs and DIY geniuses around seven years ago, but I certainly didn’t know how to find them when I was putting together my not-nearly-as-custom-as-I’d-like-now-that-I’m-looking-back Big Day. Though I’ve missed my opportunity to customize my wedding with these ideas-o’-glory by, oh about a couple thousand days, I [...]

kojo tutorial: drink umbrella swizzle sticks

Earlier this month, I saw these fabulous 4th of July drink parasols by Martha Stewart (picture at left). The red, white and blue palette didn’t quite work for our metallic hued “All that Glitters” party this weekend, so I decided to modify the directions a bit and create my own drink umbrella swizzle sticks. To [...]

something to love: round menus

One more way to personalize the little details of your wedding- round menus! These were ordered in the same patterned paper as the bride’s invitation suite, her programs and her placecards… I love the ‘tied together’ look that emerges when the same patterns and motifs are repeated again and again. Fantastic idea!

guest book goodness

Every once in awhile (ok, kind of frequently, actually), I run into an idea that makes me think, “If only I were planning a wedding…” These guest book ideas are some examples of make-me-lust-for-wedding-planning… aren’t they fabulous?this paint-by-numbers-with-a-twist guest book (seen on bridal cheek) is brilliant! stanley makes 3 has a whole list of creative [...]

in your pocket: tried and true party decor for your perfect palette party

I love (LOVE!) the feeling of stumbling upon that perfect decorative accent for a party/shower/wedding I’m planning. I feel like decor is so important- just a few special decorations to match the party’s palette can really tie together an entire event. Then again, there are a few elements of decor that I come back to [...]

fabulous ways to save the date

Looking for a twist on the ol’ refrigerator magnet? Here are some other creative ways to save the date! These DIY mini-calendar save the dates by once wed are terrific! How about this typography map as a save the date for a destination wedding (idea by paper + cup)? This ribbon-of-numbers by martha is eye-catching! [...]