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In the Press: Bridal Theory! Queen of Hearts Inspiration

In the Press:  Bridal Theory! Queen of Hearts Inspiration

Isn't this bouquet just simply breathtaking?!  A few months ago, my friend Micah of Micah Nelson Photography contacted me to create an invitation suite for a creative styled shoot that she was planning on doing, which was a Queen of Hearts inspirational shoot.

I am in love with the colors that she used - dusty blues, deep reds, with splashes of reds and golds made it such a beautiful and different combination!  The gold beaded dress that is featured is absolutely stunning as well. From the unique furniture to the creative elements that were brought in to create the unique look, this is one that you definitely should take a look at today!

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!

2014 Holiday Print Collection + Small Business Saturday Sale!

2014 Holiday Print Collection + Small Business Saturday Sale!

I am so excited to be sharing the 2014 Holiday Prints Collection with you all today! Not only are this years designs available in different colors for your choosing, they will also be available this year as both digital downloads and prints!  So, if you need something last minute, you will be able to have beautifully decorated prints adorning the cozy spaces in your home.

The Lacy Oyster { Pensacola Styled Shoot }

The Lacy Oyster { Pensacola Styled Shoot }

Sometimes, you have an idea in your head and something you want to portray, but you know that you can't do it alone.  This goes hand in hand with weddings as well!  So, I teamed up with Ashley from Ashley Victoria Photography and Shannon from Fiore, and together, the three of us turned an idea into SO much more than that!  I am so excited to share this styled shoot with you today - it is filled with gorgeous lace details, oysters as placecards, and even a cockatoo as a ring bearer, and we all feel that it turned out so beautiful because we worked great together as a team and the end result turned into an amazing shoot that I hope inspires you to think outside of the box for your own wedding!  Enjoy this little piece of happiness that is The Lacy Oyster!

In the Press: Offbeat Bride! Ashley and Justin's Romantic Gothic Wedding

In the Press: Offbeat Bride! Ashley and Justin's Romantic Gothic Wedding

Hooray!  You may remember last fall, seeing a wedding I got to plan with beautiful and gothic elements combined into one.  Today, it was featured on Offbeat Bride!  Below are a few of the photos that Aislinn Kate Photography captured from Ashley and Justin's beautiful wedding day ... incorporating dramatically red flowers, black linens, and her horse walking her down the aisle, it was a day to remember for all!

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

{ Wedding Inspiration } The Boutonniere

boutonniere ideas - grace and serendipity

At pretty much every wedding, there are bouquets, corsages, and boutonnieres that are worn by the Bridal Party. Sometimes they are very formal, but other times they have a little bit of whimsy to them, depending on what kind of wedding it is.  I personally think that a boutonniere is a great place for the groom to add some of his own personality into the flowers.  After all, if you are the bride, you probably chose the bouquet of flowers you're carrying because you love them, right?  From the colors to the styles and the textures, there's a pretty good chance you selected most of what you'll be holding as you walk down the aisle.  The majority of the time, the groom has a boutonniere to complement you, and that's etiquette-ly correct!  However, it would also be great if you infused his personality with yours into your bouquet, so that the two of you can complement each other.  Or, make it something he is excited to wear, rather than something that he has to wear.

Historically, boutonnieres were originally called "button hole flowers", as they were tucked into the button holes on the lapels of men's jackets.  They were created to do the same thing as bridal bouquets, which is to ward off evil spirits, bad smells, and diseases.  Most men's jackets even used to have small hidden vases built right into the lapel - can you imagine that?

Etiquette-wise, the groom's boutonniere should be slightly different than the groomsmen, the Father of the Bride, and the rest of the fabulous men featured on the wedding day.  However, nowhere does it say they can't have a little fun twist added in.  See a few of my favorites below that are a little different than the norm ...

grace and serendipity - winter wedding inspiration ideas

I love the one on the left because it is still handsome and rugged looking.  With the fiddlehead fern curling out beside the greenery, it's not a typical "flower" boutonniere.   The one in the middle is a succulent, which is actually a cactus.  I am pretty sure that if a guy gets to wear a cactus, he'll be happy.  And then on the right, you have the beautiful orchid, but it is surrounded by rope.  This would be better for a wedding perhaps with a nautical or boating theme, but it still would be great for a gentleman who loves to be on the water.

grace and serendipity - winter wedding inspiration ideas

These two are probably more fun inspired - but can you guess what's so unique about the one on the left?  The guitar pick boutonniere on the right side would be great for a guy who loves to play a guitar (or, if that is a bit much for you, placing a guitar pick into a boutonniere that has flowers mixed in as well would be great!)

The one on the left is actually a flower, yes, but then also has dried wheat and hops added to it, which may perhaps be a favorite of many gentlemen, because those items are actually used to make beer.  How fun would that be?

grace and serendipity - winter wedding inspiration ideas

And lastly, who says that the ring bearer has to blend in with everyone else?  I love this idea shown here, to have the little guy wear one of his favorite toys built onto the boutonniere of his very own.  Who said that legos aren't wedding appropriate?  I would be willing to bet that that would be a boutonniere that a little boy would love to wear.

Don't be afraid to think "outside of the box" when it comes to wedding details.  There is no rule stating that you have to have things just a certain way.  It is your wedding, where your personalities can be shown in as many different ways as you would like.  Why not add a special detail into the boutonnieres as well?

For more boutonnieres, along with bouquet ideas, check out my Pinterest board here !

Happy Planning!

-Kristin

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Featured Image // Collage 1 left, middle, right // Collage 2 left and right // Ring Bearer

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