Summer Trends I Love

As you could’ve guessed, Summer is a time for bright, bold colors and flowers galore! This Summer is no exception; in fact, bright floral centerpieces are all the rage. Teal, orange, pink, green, violet, and yellow to name a few… Tables this Summer are covered in floral arrangements and beautiful, bold accessories. I love the pop of color on a white table, or with a bright table runner to match.


This classic pink fade centerpiece is beautiful for a more traditional wedding!

I love these bright arrangements for an outdoor wedding!


Get creative using decorative wine glasses with the floral centerpieces!

This is a great non-traditional arrangement that incorporates more than just your average blossom!

DIY wedding weekend.

My favorite kind of wedding is DIY and the weddings here at Vintage Villas this weekend
were definitely that.  DIY flowers, signs, centerpieces, & more!

Left to right: centerpiece floral designed by the bride (!), apple pie pops as favors,
and vintage bottles hung from the gazebo

Top: Hand stamped dictionary sheets & flowers by Petal Pushers.
Bottom: Fun vintage candy bar.

Bridal Shower

As the maid of honor for a friend I threw a bridal shower back in June at Sugarbaby’s Cupcake Boutique in Houston. This was THE place to hold my party – with a black and white palette the color ideas were endless.  I brainstormed themes for weeks and when i came across the cutest invites on Pear Tree I just knew it had to be kitchen/recipe themed. I scoured Pinterest for color combos.

 

Colors.

And you know once you are on Pinterest you are inspired by many other lovely images like these:

which turned into this:

On my wooden forks, spoons, and spatulas I printed sayings out like – “Khara & Nathan – Spoon to be wed!”, “Khara & Nathan – Together fork ever!”, & “Khara & Nathan – So flipping cute!” then tied them on with red ribbon.  I made the paper flowers following these instructions.  We had mimosas, cupcakes, and chit-chatted majority of the time.

love is sweet.

adorable “chandelier” lamps in the room.

All the guests brought their favorite recipe with kitchen appliances or dinnerware to make the recipe.  The bride was in total happiness opening everything; she thought it was the perfect party for becoming a new wife!  Fun, fun times with the bestie!!

Etsyesque

Since discovering Etsy about 3 years ago I find myself researching one thing specific like hammocks. Then before I know it I follow a trail that lands me somewhere amazingly unexpected like to a vintage book wreath. I am always shocked how many tabs/windows I have opened at once. Lately though I have been finding myself following a wedding inspired trail.

Head over heels for these Mr. & Mrs. signs
Image via Pink Posh

I have been a little obsessed with clothespins lately
Image via He and She Photography

Love banners are so in
Image via Krista Mason

Labor of love favors
Image via He and She Photography

I LOVE researching, learning, and being inspired and sharing what I come across.  Stay tuned for a DIY bridal shower I have been planning!