May 2011

Okay, okay, enough of the girly blush, pink and purples… time for some gender-neutral wedding inspiration. I bet you wouldn’t guess this, but my favorite color is blue. **shock and awe** Yes, you read that correctly. Then WHY does my website look like it threw-up pink? Well, pink symbolizes love and beauty, while blue is the color of inspiration, sincerity, calm and peace. It also makes my eyes stand out when I wear it (hey, a girl does what she has to!) I also love blue as a color choice for weddings. It is soft, romantic and pleases both genders — something your groom is sure to appreciate! 😉

“To love and be loved is to feel the sun from both sides.”
~ David Viscott

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Be encouraged, be inspired, don’t lose hope, love hard, rejoice loudly and never give up.

I’m here to tell you it will be okay. This year has been one of the hardest in my life. Everyday I have to strive to be the best version of myself possible, because I’ve learned complacency is not a pretty place to live. I’ve moved away from my family and friends, I’ve loved, lost, cried, laughed, grown and appreciated life — more than I ever thought possible. I’ve felt every up, down, and in-between just like you. I don’t know what it is that you’ve gone through or are currently facing in your life. I can only encourage you. I’ve faced hardships and grown immensely by the power of God. I hope that by reading my blog, you’ll laugh, smile and be inspired. Pursue your dreams, and make everyday better than the last, just as I am. And when things go sour, as they sometimes do, remember… tomorrow is always fresh, with no mistakes in it.

“Most of the shadows of this life are caused by our standing in our own sunshine.”
– Ralph Waldo Emerson

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The things we do for beauty . . .

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A fun inspiration for a wedding, shower or simple dinner party. Combine graphic prints with some gold glitz and watch how your guests are dazzled. The invitations set the stage for this bright and cheerful party, so remember to put extra thought into every detail from start to finish, that way, your soirée will stand apart. This color palette of black, white and pink (with touches of gold) keep the mood sophisticated yet playful. Hmm, now I’m inspired to plan a dinner party!

{via 100 layer cake; photography – by Paper Antler}

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I love the vintage look of these dainty and delicate bands of romance. Rose gold is making a big comeback this season, check out these favorites for a beautiful alternative to platinum and gold.

1. Suzanne Kalan rose gold smokey quartz diamond ring – $2,650
2. Gabriela Artigas 14K rose gold rope band – $140
3. Barney’s New York Zoe ring – $5,400
4. Barney’s New York Marroni ring – $4,895
5. Katrina LaPenne Old World Ring – $900
6. Tiffany Bezet Round – $1,350
7. Zoe Chicco hammered stack ring set – $308
8. Zoe Chicco tiny pave diamond ring – $616

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