Summer Lovin’

Oh summer, how I love thee and your beautiful, bright colors! I need some firefly inspired summer nights, surrounded by my nearest and dearest, every now and then.

Today, we are going to talk about celebrating as a couple before the big day. After all, this is about both of you, not just the bride, right? I absolutely love and advocate for bridal showers and gal pal time, but why not throw a couples shower or engagement party to celebrate this momentous occasion, too?

SummerCouplesEngagementParty{ SMP Pinterest | Completely Delicious | digibuddhaPaperie | Exquisite Weddings Magazine | Green Wedding Shoes }

 This bright and glittery palette just makes me so excited for Summer! The joy of celebrating your love with family and friends as you navigate planning and prepare for the rest of your lives should be palpable and what better way to express that than a cheery, dance worthy afternoon? Those tangerine sorbet champagne floats- just take those four words in, slowly…… That just screams summer cocktail and the citrus deliciousness has me craving one now. I bet it would be great with ginger ale too, if you need!

I love the idea of both, because I love parties and celebrating love. That said, we didn’t host or attend either fete when we were engaged. How many of you had, or will be having, an engagement party or couples shower? Would you recommend that others do so?

xoxo- Jenn

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Legends | Audrey Hepburn

Audrey + Ramona.

How on Earth can it get any more romantic and wedding worthy than those two women? Audrey Hepburn is one of my favorite women of all time! Now, couple that with the fact that Ramona Keveza designed one of the gowns in the 2014 Legends Collection based on Audrey’s iconic Givenchy Oscars gown, it is too perfect.

The gown is timeless, elegant, classic and feminine. All things  a wedding dress should be. Also, it is a style that can be worn in any season. So fun! With that said, I’m in the mood lately for Spring. Shocker, I know. So here is my take on the perfect Audrey wedding.

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{ Kristin Newman Designs | Jose VillaSouthern Weddings | Legends by Ramona Keveza Style L509 | Ruffled | SMP | Emmaline Bride }

Audrey loved to garden, so an outdoor venue seems only fitting. This beautiful backyard tented reception is exactly what I envision she would have loved to host at her home for her nearest and dearest. Simple, feminine and intimate. Using pinks, mint, slate blue and neutrals is a way to add soft color without getting too loud and keeps things so very romantic.

Who is your favorite style icon? Would you design your event with them as inspiration?

xoxo- Jenn

Gorgeous Green

How is it already Irish week again? It seems like just a few months ago I was looking for my best pinch saving wardrobe. I’m not sure about y’all, but I love Patty’s Day. Using some Irish fun and gorgeous greens as inspiration, here is a bit of a fresh, springy wedding board for you.

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{ GWS | Loverly | Southern Weddings | Inspired By This | Victoria Austin Designs }

This Sage and peachy pink color combo just says romance to me. The outdoor venue and natural elements add such a warm, welcoming and elegant touch to the whole vision. Ok, those flower girls, how beautiful they must feel in those darling skirts (and they certainly look stunning)!! If you are planning a green hued wedding and have not perused Southern Weddings V4 Polo shoot, you are missing out. Go check it out, will you?

I don’t know about you, but nothing screams home, romance and luxe to me like a ceremony aisle lined with blooms and greenery. Those pews just remind me of Sundays spent with family and the love that is bound to surround you in that setting. I could go on forever about this little board. Happy dreaming loves.

What are your favorite colors or holidays for inspiration?

xoxo- Jenn

Spring in Bloom

New beginnings, fresh blooms, romantic colors, lovely picnics, the smell of spring rain and the sound of birds chirping. How do all of those things not make you excited about a Spring wedding? Today’s inspiration is all about the feminine softness and romance that becomes new every time the world thaws in Spring.

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{ Loverly | Cashmere Gyrl | Estate2 – sold | Ceci New York | SMP }

I could just live in that light and smell the blooms as if they were surrounding me. This is romance, my darlings.

xoxo- Jenn