January 9

Purple Boho Style Wedding Colors

Today, we are swooning over this Bohemian wedding inspiration. We can’t take our eyes off the amazing details within this boho style photo shoot.

We love the chic, vintage touches paired with the romantic lavender and blue tones. From the antique china, flowing chiffon gown, and delicate succulents, we are swooning over how versatile this inspiration shoot is. If you are familiar with the Pacific Northwest, you may easily recognize this location as being nestled within the lush, Oregon forest. There is something so serene about this setting.

If you are looking for some Bohemian wedding ideas for your own special day, we hope this shoot gives you some fun inspiration!

Photography Credit: White Ivory Photography

wedding inspiration photo shoot in Portland Oregon

bride in a purple flowing dress

purple succulents and white flowers for winter wedding inspiration reception decor

vintage white platwear for a wedding

girl in purple dress walking down trail

desert inspired flower bouquet for weddings

lace laser cut blue purple white wedding invitations |wedding paper divas

blonde womn in a purple dress

white wedding cake in the woods


Hair & Make-Up: Amanda Enos 

Vintage Rentals: A Vintage Soiree

Venue: Hoyt Arboretum in Portland

Wedding Dress: Urban Outfitters

Wedding Invitations: Wedding Paper Divas


January 16

DIY Table Numbers Take Two

Last time, we featured an easy way to display table numbers and menus using rustic frames and DIY matting. Today, we have a DIY table number project that takes a bit more effort, but is still super chic and fairly easy to do.

Here’s how to get started…

DIY Table Number Supplies:

  • A garden pot or other small vessel
  • Styrofoam
  • Wooden dowels
  • Ribbon
  • Cardstock to match your theme
  • Faux moss from the craft store
  • Hand-drawn table numbers
  • Tape or glue

Step One: Prep Dowel and Styrofoam

Cut the styrofoam to fit inside your garden pot without showing over the top. Also, wrap the wooden dowels with ribbon in a coordinating texture and color.

Step Two: Attach Table Number and Cardstock to Dowel

First, trim the cardstock to be just a tad bigger than the size of your table number. Lie the cut cardstock down and use your tape or glue to attach the ribbon-wrapped dowel to the top.

Next, tape or glue the table number on top of the cardstock so that the dowel is sandwiched in between.

Step Three: Insert Dowel into Styrofoam

Make sure the dowel reaches down far enough so that it isn’t top-heavy or unstable.

Step Four: Add Moss or Decorative Covering

This allows you to camouflage the styrofoam while also adding a unique touch.

Step Five: Enjoy!

Here are two different looks you can achieve—one with a simple terra cotta pot and another with a more rustic, decorative vase. We’re also featuring our Enchanting Forest place cards below to complete the look!

We want to hear your creative table number ideas, too! Send your photos to and we’ll post them for all of our fans and followers.


June 26

Rant or Rave: Fairy Tale Wedding?

This link from Kiss the Groom has been passed around the office all week. People seem torn between acknowledging the avant garde, almost couture surrealism of the faux ceremony, and wondering why the groom is wearing antlers.


We love Kiss the Groom‘s site, which features a fun “Kissing Tree” application and offers a wealth of inspiration for brides, grooms and wedding planners, but this particular post is a bit too fanciful for our tastes.

What do you think of a fairy forest theme? Do these images inspire you to create an event full of magic and wonder, or are you less than enchanted by the whimsical imagery? Can you imagine getting the groom and his groomsmen into antler headpieces?

What details do you love about this style? What do you hate? Do fairy forest weddings make you want to rant or rave?