The summer time is for many people the perfect time to kick back, relax and get away from it all. Which is exactly what I just did. I love New England this time of year and enjoyed the Maine coastline as well as the NH lake region for one very relaxing week. It was beautiful. Reconnecting with nature tends to be high on every body’s wish list and a chance to decompress from the daily grind. For many people that nature comes in the form of sand and surf. Multicolored seashells, the smell of salt in the air and the sound of crashing waves set the tone. No need for stilettos… flip flops rein supreme! For others it may be all about the lake and mountains. Birds and branches, colorful wildflowers, fresh green grass, natural stones and smokey camp fires. Whatever it is don’t be afraid to incorporate the elements of nature we love so much. They will evoke a feeling and mood you are sure to enjoy on your big day!
I found these country chic luminaries at http://www.sparkleandhay.com/diy-mason-jar-doily-luminaries-by-crafts-by-amanda and am in LOVE with them and this blog in general! It’s a simple easy DIY project that anyone can do with just a few inexpenzive supplies and steps! Plus it’s a great way to recycle. You can use any type of thick glass jar for a similar look and feel. If lace doily’s aren’t your thing than try interesting ribbons, or bands of scrap fabric in your color scheme for a personalized touch.
I created this inspiration board to showcase zesty hues of lemon yellow, lime green and fresh tangerine. Together they create a hot and exciting color palette that is perfect for a summer wedding.
My beautiful brides came to me with an open mind regarding the wedding colors, flowers and fonts. What they were dead set on was a cohesive, fun, and joyous feeling for their wedding day at the beautiful L’ Escale restaurant located in the Delamar Hotel in the in Greenwich, CT. High style was high on their list with ivory cocktail length dresses with champagne and black sashes and bold bouquets of fuchsia roses and green cymbidium orchids. Beautiful organza overlays with celedon green underlays and lush, textured and colorful centerpieces of hydrangea, orchids, and gloriosa lilies complete this festive, elegant look. Photography by Rebecca Weiss.
I love this delicious, confection colored inspiration board by www.trendsetting.typepad.com of corals, pinks, robin’s egg blue with citrus pops of color.
Over the years I have had the pleasure of helping many gay couples design and plan their weddings (in CT) and commitment ceremonies in NY. All seemed deeply in love and truly committed to one another and their families just like any other couple with the intent to marry. I cannot tell you how happy I am that NY is now recognizing gay marriage as a true, binding and lawful union of two people who love one another and want to share their life together.
It’s about time!!