Tuesday Morning Inspiration: Natural Beauty

By Christy, the Orange Blossom Design Specialist

With the gorgeous weather we’ve been so blessed with lately, hiking has quickly become one of my favorite weekend activities. It’s the perfect way to get some exercise while enjoying all of the breathtaking beauty that nature has to offer – mountains, rivers, foliage, and flowers. All of these elements served as the inspiration behind this week’s board. Incorporate the great outdoors into your wedding theme by bringing in a variety of plant life for an organic and understated look.

Image Sources: Snippet & Ink; Sunday Suppers; Green Wedding Shoes; Oh So Beautiful Paper; Rebecca Thuss; Yan Photography

Monday Morning Inspiration: Letters, Lace and Love

By Christy, the Orange Blossom Design Specialist

Remember that scene from Rodgers and Hammerstein’s The Sound of Music where Maria sings that song about her favorite things? Well, this week’s inspiration board features a few of my favorite things: letters, lace and love. Letters – typography, type design, monograms, signage, letter blocks – I AM OBSESSED WITH THEM ALL! Lace – I love for its femininity and vintage flair. And love – who doesn’t love, LOVE? It’s that thing that makes living worth living and whatever you do worth doing. What are some of your favorite things?

Happy Monday!

Image Sources: Martha Stewart Weddings; Ozzy Garcia Photography; Hazelnut Photography via Style Me Pretty; JL Designs; Brandon Kidd Photography; Ashley Maxwell Photography; Feather and Stone; Project Wedding; Gabe Aceves Photography via Green Wedding Shoes; Sweet and Saucy Shop

Amanda & Nate’s Malibu Wedding!

Amanda and Nate were married last June at the Sunset Restaurant in Malibu and were an absolute pleasure to work with! They are a truly, truly sweet couple and I feel so lucky to have met them! As you’ll see below, they have impeccable style that translated beautifully into their chic beach wedding decor.

Flowers by Parisian Florist, cake by Vanilla Bake Shop and pretty much everything else by Amanda & Nate — a DIY couple who had a ton of fun bringing their vision to life! :) Thank you, Amanda and Nate, for having me as part of your day! Your wedding will always hold a special place in my heart!

Monday Morning Inspiration: Pops of POPPY

By Christy, the Orange Blossom Design Specialist!

The playful yet delicate nature of poppies makes them the perfect addition to Spring weddings! These colorful blossoms are great for adding pops of color to your décor. And for an extra burst of color, play up the poppies with aqua accents to create a look that’s both bold and feminine. Happy Monday!

Fun fact: Eschscholzia californica (aka the California poppy) is the official state flower of California!

Image Sources: Martha Stewart Weddings; A Creative Mint; The Nichols; PomLove on Etsy; Butterflyfood on Etsy; Violet Short Photography via We Heart It; Nate Henderson Photography

Monday Morning Inspiration: AROUND THE WORLD

By Christy, the Orange Blossom Design Specialist

These past few weeks have been crazy busy and have left me feeling that I am long overdue for a VACATION! After all, everyone needs a little rest and relaxation sometimes – time to take your mind off work, explore new places and be immersed in different cultures. With that said, this week’s inspiration board is for all of you travel lovers out there! Showcase your adventurous spirit and love of travel to all of your wedding guests with map and postcard accents detailing your favorite vacation spots! Enjoy!

Happy Monday!

Pottery Barn; CK Metro Photography;
Cap Classique; W. Scott Chester Photography; Clayton Austin; D Sharp on Etsy; LH Calligraphy on Etsy; Kamp Photography via Green Wedding Shoes; Erin Hearts Court via Style Me Pretty; Sakura Photography via Style Me Pretty; Janae Shields Photography; Lucky Luxe (http://luckyluxecouturecorrespondence.blogspot.com/)

Orange Blossom Special Events on Style Me Pretty!

It’s official! Orange Blossom Special Events is a 2011 Style Me Pretty Little Black Book member! This thoughtfully edited resource showcases only the most innovative and chic, top quality wedding professionals on the planet and we couldn’t be more honored to be a part of it!

Weddings by Orange Blossom Special Events will be featured on Style Me Pretty on June 15th and June 29th… mark your calendars! A big THANK YOU goes out to our clients who made this dream a reality :) We can’t wait to see what else 2011 has in store for us!

Monday Morning Inspiration: EMERALD Envy

This week we’re celebrating the month of May! There are several reasons why I love May: the weather is absolutely perfect – April showers are over and the summer heat is still a couple weeks away, Spring flowers are in full bloom and trees are lush and green, not to mention the many Holidays and other special observations taking place such as National Bike Month, National Strawberry Month, National Barbeque Month, Asian Pacific American Heritage Month, Mother’s Day, Cinco de May, Memorial Day, and MY BIRTHDAY! So in celebration of May, this Monday’s inspiration board features the color Emerald green. Emerald is the birthstone of May and represents love, success, happiness and goodness.

Happy Monday and HAPPY MAY!

Image Sources: Sweet and Saucy Shop; Kate Headley Photography via Kelly Shiro Events; Real Photography via The Knot; JL Designs; The Parsons Photographers; HSR Photograhy via Green Wedding Shoes; Papertalk Shop; Harry Winston; Martha Stewart Weddings; Sunday Suppers