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Color Palettes: Pantone's 2015 Color of the Year, Marsala! {part 2}

Color Palettes: Pantone's 2015 Color of the Year, Marsala! {part 2}

Hooray for Part Two of this Blog Post incorporating Pantone's Color of the Year for 2015, Marsala!  When I was putting this grouping together and saw all of the different boards together, I knew that it would be better suited to be split into two different posts.  So today, I'm bringing you four more ideas, that incorporate blues, pinks and greens into the marsala derived color inspiration.  This color can be incorporated into so many hues - from the deeper reds to the rustier reds that I decided to design them with the deep burgundy and purplish elements that are in this same color family.

For Part One of this post, please click here.  For Pantone's full list of 2015 Color Trends that they anticipate seeing, please click here to see the full palette of color prettiness.

Color Palettes: Pantone's 2015 Color of the Year, Marsala! {part 1}

Color Palettes:  Pantone's 2015 Color of the Year, Marsala! {part 1}

When I saw that Pantone had chosen their color of the year for 2015 to be Marsala, my mind instantly started swirling with ideas.  There are SO many different color palettes that you can create using this color, and every single one of them screams romance.  It may look like a bit of a rust red color, but I chose to use it as an inspirational color and design a few inspiration boards using the color hues in this color, incorporating the deep berry reds that are also in this color family, with burgundy, aubergine, maroons, and created a few different boards for you to use as inspiration for your wedding, if you'd like to incorporate this color!

In the Press: Style Me Pretty! A Beautiful Rose Gold, Pink, and Glittery Sequin Inspiration

In the Press:  Style Me Pretty! A Beautiful Rose Gold, Pink, and Glittery Sequin Inspiration

I am so excited to be sharing this styled shoot with you today!  I am so blessed to have amazing vendors who understand my creative mind, and I love so many different pieces about this shoot that my heart soared when it was featured on Style Me Pretty.  So many different things come together for a styled shoot - usually you have one element that spurs it, and as your idea develops, it grows and changes and adapts. For me, this one item was a rose gold sequin table runner.  One of my brides used a rose gold sequin linen for her wedding in March, and the minute that I saw it and felt it in my hands, I was hooked.  

Woodland Nursery Inspiration {for our little man!}

fox nursery woodland print

Well, I officially have hit the 6 month mark and this belly of mine is growing more and more every day.  It kind of really hit us both this past weekend that we have got to get a move-on on putting his nursery together!.  My husband and I have finally decided on a theme that we both love and I am soexcited about all of the different elements we are going to mix in together!  I didn't want to go with anything too modern, but at the same time definitely wanted something that had unique characteristics and a big element of fun as well.  So, this is what we decided on - a woodland themed nursery! When I was planning my daughter's nursery, I wanted to do a woodsy theme too, but we decided to go with a complete garden one instead. I was exploring on Etsy one day and saw an adorable little fox that had been knitted, I swooned, and I was sold on what we were going to do.  Lucky for me, I showed my husband when he came home, and he fell in love with it too! I am really trying to incorporate items that are handmade and will support small businesses around the US as well.  My go-to place for this little guy is going to be Etsy, and we are going to make a lot of items ourselves as well.  Something about knowing that the majority of his items will come from creative hands instead of the big box stores makes me so much more excited about it.  It may be a little bit of a challenge, but at the same time knowing that some of his little items will be made by hand makes my heart a little happier too.

grace and serendipity - woodland nursery inspiration

 { Sources: fox print mobile | stump table | chair | pouf | fox | crib | lamp }

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I am really excited about having a gray crib.  I have never really liked dark furniture in a nursery, but didn't want to do white either. The orange pouf will get a lot of use over the years as well I'm sure, and I love that it'll convert from a footstool for me when we're rocking the late nights away to a little seat for him to read on when he's older.  My husband is going to make shelves and drill holes from rope to hold a few small tidbits.  I am probably most excited about the little fox - my aunt is going to make one for him!  The one I found on Etsy isn't the same one as pictured above, but it will be the cutest thing ever.  Plus - I really love that she is making it for him!  I would love to be able to find a stump of some sort that we can sand, stain, and add varnish to - so if you have any ideas on where to start on that little project, please let me know!

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So there you go! Here is to the next few weeks of putting a nursery together, as I have the hope to have it all put together by Christmas when my parents come down, and also because when wedding season picks back up in January, I want our little guy's room to be ready to go!  A little ambitious?  Perhaps.  But hey.  It's just another fun little thing I am so excited to get to design.  Here's to a lot of happy creating days to come!

Why I Don't Want You to Have a Pinterest Wedding

Why I Don't Want You to Have a Pinterest Wedding

Pinterest. There is a pretty good chance that by now you have probably heard of it.  A few years ago, when it first came to be, I swooned and completely fell in love with it.  Pinning, pinning, and more pinning took place multiple times of the day for me.  I personally love to use it, and if you follow me, you know this as hardly a day goes by where I don't pin something either new or re-pin something from someone else.

Winter Wedding Ideas { Wedding Inspiration }

Winter Wedding Ideas { Wedding Inspiration }

Here in Pensacola, it doesn't snow.  Ever.  However, today we are home, and as I look out my office window, I can see sleet, which eventually is supposed to turn into snow (whhaaaatt??!).  To say that I am excited, as a Minnesota girl, is a major understatement.  My husband has never seen it, so I think he's pretty excited as well, since his work kept him home as well.  My stepson keeps peeking out of the windows as well...so I think this house is filled with excitement