An Unexpected Autumn Wedding with Burnt Orange Orchids

Happy almost-Thanksgiving!

Around this time last year I shared a bunch of fall inspired dinner party ideas, (check them out here) but THIS year I seem to be covering all sorts of new ground. Last week a tropical orchid heavy fall wedding. This week… unexpected autumn wedding idea board awaits you.

I loved the use of orange orchids last week, so I thought why not do more with them? This week I’ve looked for more burnt orange orchids, to really hone in on this seasonal wedding idea I have. This is more of a traditional fall wedding, but still keeps that lovely orchid beauty that is so light but impactful.

Here’s what I had in mind:

An Unexpected Autumn Wedding with Burnt Orange Orchids


Check out where I found these inspirational images:

Orange Floral Centerpiece – shared in the vault of Style Me Pretty

Burnt Orange Orchid Wedding Cake – shared on ROXYCAKES

Orange Orchid Wedding Invitation – created and sold by SilhouetteDesign on Etsy

Orange Orchid and White Rose Wedding Bouquet – spotted on Pinterest

Green, Orange, and White Tablescape and Centerpieces – shared in a roundup post on The Knot

Champagne and Baby’s Breath Glass Decorations – shared by Laura Loves on Tumblr

Do you prefer seeing the orchids in last week’s wedding idea board that is more tropical, or this week’s more traditional autumn wedding?

Purple and Orange Orchid Wedding Ideas

Is it winter yet?

Honestly, the weather we have been having here in Florida makes me second guess what my calendar has been telling me. It’s hot, humid, and generally pretty sunny out. It’s hard to imagine some of the fall idea boards I’ve been sharing the last few weeks in a tropical climate like this.

Naturally, I had to wonder what would be a tropical friendly fall wedding look like? Here’s what I had in mind:

Purple and Orange Orchid Wedding Ideas

As you can tell, lots of orange orchids with purple accents are what I went with.

Be sure to see where I found all of these inspirational images at:

Purple and Orange Orchid Cupcakes – shared on The Cupcake Blog

Orange and Pink Orchid Bouquet – spotted on Pinterest

Purple Orchid and Tropical Chair Covers with Purple Drapery – spotted on Pinterest

Tropical Floral Modern Décor – spotted on Pinterest

Purple Tropical Tablescape with Orange Flowers – spotted on Pinterest

Hot Pink and Orange Orchid Cake – shared in a round up post by Calligraphy By Jennifer

Submerged Orange Orchid Centerpieces with Candles – shared on Bridal Guide

Orchid and Calla Lily Boutonniere – available from

Could you see this as a fall wedding in the tropics?

Romantic Botanical Fall Wedding Ideas

A little over a year ago I shared with you an “Outdoor Fall Wedding Ideas” inspiration board post. I loved that inspiration board, as I love each board that I make, but I especially loved the polished perfection that inspiration board included. Very neat lines and shapes with perfectly coordinated colors made for beautiful inspiration.

This week I wanted to do something the along the same fall-lines, but different, with a more natural-beauty-but-still-refined, styled wedding. Still perfect for a fall wedding, this week’s wedding inspiration board has a whole other type of relaxed and cozy feel to it that I am enjoying immensely at the moment.

Here’s what I had in mind:

Romantic Botanical Fall Wedding Ideas

Romantic Botanical Fall Wedding Ideas

Be sure to stop by and see where each of these images were found:

Orange Country Garden Wedding Arbor – shared in a roundup post on Rustic Wedding Chic

Rustic Orange Cocktail Served in Vintage Glass – shared on 100 Layer Cake

Eclectic Magnolia Leaf Wedding Bouquet – shared on the Style Me Pretty vault

Colorful Fall Floral Cake – shared on NorcalWedding on Pinterest

Rustic Fall Tablescape with Purple Accents – shared on Liz Marie in a roundup post

Pomegranate, Tulip, and Rose Arrangement – shared on Martha Stewart

Burgundy and Burlap Wedding Invitation – created and sold by URinvtedus on Etsy

Purple Flower Hair Comb – created and sold by thehoneycomb on Etsy

So, do you like last year’s inspiration board (click here to see) or this week’s better? I’m torn between them both!

A Rustic Foodie’s Dessert Party – Fall Edition {with salted caramel and lace}

On most days, I would not consider my style anywhere along the descriptive terms: chic, country, or rustic.

But this week I make an exception for that. This week I am sharing with you my idea of a rustic, foodie’s dessert party. A party that is farm-to-table fresh, cooked and prepared with love, and boasts great company and delicious wine. I love the emphasis of salted caramel desserts lining a lace and burlap table, allowing guests to graze on delicious treats as they mingle with other attendees. The only thing that’s missing would be a handful of accent candle lights, in mason jars, of course, scattered around.

Keep in mind as you are enjoying this party idea board, that this set of inspirational images could easily translate to a birthday party theme, or even a wedding.

Here’s what I had in mind:

A Rustic Foodie's Dessert Party – Fall Edition {with salted caramel and lace}

Take a look at where I found each of these images for more information:

Salted Caramel Apple Snickers Cake – shared by Half Baked Harvest

Rustic Dessert Table – shared on Style Me Pretty

Fig Almond Tea Cake with Coconut Honey Glaze – recipe shared on Hungry Rabbit

Rustic Burlap Lace Birthday Invitation – created and sold by SunshinePrintables on Etsy

How To: Candy Feathers – tutorial shared on

Lace and Twine Kraft Paper Favor Boxes – created and sold by AnnaLouAvenue on Etsy

Caramel Dipped Pears – recipe shared on Just Between Friends

Rustic Shabby Chic Pom Pom Décor – created and sold by pomtree on Etsy

Are you a caramel fan? Or do you prefer something more along the lines of chocolate to satisfy your sweet-tooth?

Luxurious Halloween Wedding – with Ravens

You know I love a fun, unusual wedding. I pin a LOT of great ideas for that couple who wants something….a little more unique.

But I feel like I ALWAYS see comments or responses along the lines of, “I could never do that,” or “it’s too far out there for me,” or any variation along those lines. And to that, I always think: is it?

Is it really that far out there? Is there REALLY that big of a difference if a color is blue not white? Can it really have a detrimental effect on your wedding? Or at your next party?

For some, it seems that way. Others, have no second thoughts about it. The debate will go on forever, and there is no wrong or right answer. But with increased socializing and media sharing, I believe it will become more and more socially acceptable to trade in some traditions to see new ideas brought to the wedding world. Or at least I hope so!

This week I’ve challenged myself to come up with something that falls halfway between the traditional white wedding, and the all-out goth wedding. White and gold, with subtle touches of black raven make for a very interesting design. The perfect detail that I think brings it all together is the unusual invitation.

Here’s what I had in mind:

Luxurious Halloween Wedding – with Ravens

Check out the links below to find out where I found all of these pieces:

Black and Gold Table Design – created and shared on Hey Gorgeous Events

White, Gold, and Black Masquerade Bird Masks – spotted on Pinterest

Black Feather and Peacock Bouquet – created and sold by ColorOfmay on Etsy

“The Birds” Raven Cookies – tutorial shared on Camille Styles

Black and White Raven Cake – shared in a round up post on MODWedding

White and Crystal Lounge with Black Raven Décor – spotted on Pinterest

Black Feather Décor – spotted in this round up post on Deco Crush

Crow Décor and Black Feathered Wreath – shared on Midwest Living

Feather Neckpiece – spotted on Cultivnation Tumblr

“Crack Me” Black Raven Egg Invitations – custom made and sold by LittleElephantCrafts on Etsy

Could you do a Halloween wedding like this?

Modern Magnolia Wedding Ideas

Let’s celebrate Wedding Wednesday today with this modern magnolia infused wedding. I am absolutely crazy about this simplistically elegant wedding. The botanical accents scattered lightly throughout are a nice alternative to the traditional floral arrangements and décor.

Not only are the design elements in this week’s wedding idea board beautiful and affordable, but they are also fairly easy for a DIY bride to take on herself, should she choose to accept a challenge like this.

Here’s what I had in mind:

Modern Magnolia Wedding Ideas

See where these wonderful, inspirational images were found:

Over-sized Paper Magnolia Bouquet – shared on a roundup post over on Wedding Party

Modern Magnolia and Linen Wedding Alter – shared on Style Me Pretty

Letterpress Wedding Invitation Magnolia Design – created and sold by CHATHAMandCARON on Etsy

White on White Magnolia Cake – spotted on Pinterest

Magnolia Boutonniere – shared on Snippet and Ink

Magnolia Leaves in a Silver Bowl Centerpiece – shared on Elizabeth Anne Designs

What do you think of this week’s modern and simplistic wedding?

Rainbows and Butterflies….with a Side of Chocolate – Soiree Party Ideas

How perfect would you consider your birthday if you had pretty butterfly decorations, colorful fruit to nibble on, and decadent chocolate brownies to savor? I know I’d be thrilled.

You really can’t go wrong with these three elements being the center of attention at your next bash. Be it a bridal, birthday, baby, or just a get together with the girls, rainbows and butterflies…..with a side of chocolate, how can you go wrong? Here’s what I had in mind for this upbeat, sweets filled soiree:

Rainbows and Butterflies….With a Side of Chocolate - Soiree Party Ideas

Here are the individual images that I found and the fantastic sites I found each of them on:

Rainbow Butterfly Birthday Invitation – created and sold by CharlesAlexDesign on Etsy

Fruit Heart Kebobs – shared on a roundup on 100 Days of Real Food

Colorful Berry Spring Tart – recipe shared on My Little Expat Kitchen

Raspberry and White Chocolate Bites – shared on New Nostalgia

Blue and White Chocolate Butterflies – shared via How To Cook That on YouTube

Summer Berry Cones – shared on The Cottage Mama

Bite Size Rainbow Brownie Kabobs – recipe shared Cake Whiz

Stacked Chocolate Brownies with Flowers and Butterflies – shared Louise’s Kitchen …. & Other Rooms

If you could add ONE more thing to this party, what would it be?