Colorful Wedding Flower Ideas

We love sharing real weddings that have fun ideas for our readers to be inspired by, and today’s is no different. While we usually lean towards softer palettes, the bright pinks, peaches, and oranges of these gorgeous florals sprinkled throughout this colorful wedding are certainly doing a good job of drawing us in.

Want to explore a bolder color palette for your wedding? Check out the bold ideas in this Mexican wedding, this rehearsal dinner in shades of bright pinks, and don’t miss all the exciting tones from this flower workshop.

Photographer: Heather Curiel | Planning: Couture Details Events | Florist: Bricolage Curated Florals | Catering: Contigo | Venue: Laguna Gloria | Hair and Makeup: Chenoh Yepa at Black Orchid Salon | Cake: Cakes by Kathy | Dress: Claire Pettibone | Mariachis: Mariachi Caballeros | Band: The Hotcakes | Rentals: Marquee Rents & Premier Events

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09.24.15 / Featured, Real Weddings, Real Weddings Blog

Everyday Beauty DIY


We all want to look and feel our absolute best on our wedding days. But don’t let it stop there. You don’t need to wear a lot of makeup on an everyday basis to get a beautiful glow. Follow this simple DIY for a natural, everyday look!

-lightweight moisturizer
-beauty blender
Hourglass Lighting Palette
-your favorite mascara

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Everyday Beauty DIY:
1. Set skin with a lightweight moisturizer.
2. Blend foundation with moisturizer on your hand.
3. Apply foundation with beauty blender lightly underneath your eyes, and along the t-zones.
4. Using the Hourglass Lighting Palette, dab the eyeshadow brush on the far right bronze and apply along the eyelid.
5. Using the Hourglass Lighting Palette, dab your blush brush on the middle highlighter and apply along the under eye and below the upper brow to provide highlights below and above the eye.
6. Apply mascara

Photography: Meghan Kay Sadler | Creative Direction: Emily Newman | Hair, Makeup, & Styling: Joy Thigpen | Tank Top: Plum Pretty Sugar tank:

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09.23.15 / DIY Wedding Blog, DIY Weddings, Featured

Little Palm Island Resort

I recently visited Little Palm Island to shoot the Plum Pretty Sugar look book, and am so excited to share more with you about this amazing island resort.

This sweet little island, discreetly tucked into the Florida Keys coastline and only accessible by boat or sea-plane, is one of the most romantic spots I’ve ever been to. It is intimate and private, but that doesn’t mean it’s boring. Our favorite activities were paddle boarding around the island, seeing the native deer up-close (we had a few run-ins with them, and they are the sweetest little creatures!), sunset dinners by the beach, and waking up every morning to shower outdoors, in our private outdoor shower. With a pool, beaches, and the best resort food I’ve ever tasted (with a killer signature cocktail, the Gumby Slumber!), Little Palm Island has become our new favorite destination for honeymooners or those seeking a romantic getaway alike.

Photography: Jesse Chamberlin Jesh de Rox | Location: Little Palm Island | Creative Direction + Styling: Joy Thigpen | Creative Direction + Scouting: Emily Newman | Model: Elite Miami Models

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09.23.15 / Featured, New Sponsor Blog

Classic Wedding Fashion Inspiration

We know our Southern brides (and gals with classic taste all over!) will love this fashion editorial from photographer Lucy Cuneo. We simply cannot get enough of this amazing Monique Lhuillier gown and appliquéd jacket; they are the perfect choices for a bride searching for an updated classic. Pair it with an elegant updo and drop earrings to up the romance factor.

More from the photographer, Lucy Cuneo: 
“A stunning gown from Monique Lhuillier provided the inspiration for this classic yet fun shoot at Charleston’s Middleton Plantation. The full toile skirt is a nod to the tradition and history that abounds in the historic formal gardens; the embroidered lace overlay is a layer of modern fun detailing that mirrors the youthfulness and playful energy of our young couple. In-season azaleas provide the color and ancient live oaks the framing to a shoot that matches the best of today with iconic elements made more beautiful by the passage of time.”

Venue: Middleton Place | Photography: Lucy Cuneo Photography | Florals: Stephanie Gibbs | Hair & Makeup: Team Hair and Makeup | Extensions: Team Bridal Extensions | Gown:  Monique Lhuillier from Carine’s Bridal | Ring: Croghan’s Jewel Box Tux: The Black Tux | Children’s Outfits: J.Crew | Models: The Block Agency

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09.22.15 / Featured, Wedding Ideas, Wedding Ideas Blog