Thursday, December 18, 2008

monogram mania

I love this! On the wall or dance floor. I am currently looking at where to find one and how much they cost. Has anybody used one? I can't decide if I like a single letter or standard monogram. 

found at Lucky Designs blog

Monday, December 15, 2008

found my florist!

-photo from Anglea Anderson 

I booked my florist! I am super excited and now looking for flower ideas. The above photo is a centerpiece that my florist, Hollie Chamblliss did. 

Where did you find inspiration for your flowers? Here are some great sites for flower ideas. 

Saturday, November 15, 2008

best wedding venues in Kentucky

Headley Whitney-Lexington
I am in love with this place. It was my number 1 pick IF I was brave enough to do an outdoor wedding. I am to chicken and August in KY is not pleasant! I decided to have my bridal portraits here though. I took the first pic myself. How fabulous would this be for cocktail hour in the garden? The second pic I found on the Knot. The photographer is Red Tree out of Louisville. 

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

best wedding venues in Kentucky

The Henry Clay-Louisville 

Image from Todd Pellowe

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

best wedding venues in Kentucky

First post in a series of my favorite weddings spots in Kentucky. Stay tuned for more!

Spindletop Hall-Lexington 


Images from Todd Pellowe

Thursday, November 6, 2008

Southern Weddings Magazine

If you haven't already, check out the Southern Weddings Magazine blog. I am now a regular blogger! 

Monday, November 3, 2008

well rehearsed

Found this fabulous site that specializes in planning rehearsal dinners. I love how they used this couples favorite sports team as the theme. I am all about putting personal touches into every aspect possible! Here are some photos from the gallery. 

USC Fans

The groom's favorite hobby is woodworking and the bride used that as the inspiration. Read the cute invite!


New Orleans couple

  I would love to incorporate some personal touches into my rehearsal dinner. I have some ideas brewing... will share them later! What personal touches are you using for your rehearsal dinner? Or wedding? 

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

marvelous monograms

I want a custom monogram for my wedding. I have been playing around trying to design one on the computer. I like these because they are traditional/whimsical. I want to use my monogram for paper products, cake, and a gobo-budget permitting. Do you have a custom monogram? What are you using if for?

Tuesday, August 5, 2008

more color inspiration

Now that's what I'm talking about! Loving all of these shades. Minus the big hat and short dress. Great Derby outfit, but not wedding.

Monday, August 4, 2008

perfect pictures

Came across some photo opportunities of my reception spot. So excited.

Keeneland Thoroughbreds OrtonKeeneland Rolex TimeKeenelandJockey Statues at Keeneland Race TrackKeeneland, Lexington Kentucky.The Starting Gate of Keeneland

Hope my photographer agrees! I think you should always have in mind what you want. Tell your photographer before. Then you won't miss out on any pictures. My photographer is already asking me to send him pictures I like. He is great. Check him out Bella Grace Studios

Note to self. The temperature in KY in August..... Must have cooler stocked for wedding party!!

I heart these blogs!!

Great inspirational blog. They feature real weddings, Southern wedding of the week, great photos and links. 

Fabulous ideas!

Great real weddings. LOVE the SEC school spirit weddings! Of course it would be even better if they were UK...still very cute.

Sunday, August 3, 2008

for the color challenged...

If you are having trouble thinking of your color palette or don't know how to combine your favorite colors go to Colour Lovers. You can create your own color palette. You can even use an image from the internet as your inspiration. Here is one I created with my colors:
                           Kentucky Wedding

You can also use Big Huge Labs. You download a picture and it generates your colors. This is a picture behind my reception spot. You can use any photo that inspires you.

                           Keeneland Race Track Orton by Sleestak66.

regent st blue
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chelsea cucumber
regent st blue


I am still tweaking the colors a bit. I am thinking of blue for the bridesmaids dresses, green for linens and brown for accents. I am wanting a little lighter green. More minty rather than olive.I recommend choosing your location and then your colors. If I were getting married in a ballroom I would have never chosen these colors. My location has views of horse farms and has a barn type atmosphere. I am going for earthy, rustic elegance.

Pick your colors wisely! It is the base of all your other decisions. Flowers, bridesmaids,cake.....