Seaside Summer Birthday Party

As we get closer to ending the summer season, I thought it would be nice to share some final inspiration boards that would be perfect for summer. This week I was envisioning a birthday party (though I was torn between turning this into an anniversary party!) around sunset by the sea. The waves are crashing as the sun is setting. The temperatures are cooling down and the drinks are chilled. Relaxing music plays in the background as people mingle barefoot in the sand. Here’s what I had in mind:

Seaside Summer Birthday Party

Seaside Summer Birthday Party

See where I found all of these beautiful images for this week’s inspiration board:

Starfish and Sea Glass in the Sand – shared on Farmhouse 38

Starfish and Sea Glass in the Sand – shared on Farmhouse 38

Starfish and Sea Glass in the Sand – shared on Farmhouse 38

Rock Candy and Sea Inspired Décor – spotted on Pinterest

Rock Candy and Sea Inspired Décor – spotted on Pinterest

Rock Candy and Sea Inspired Décor – spotted on Pinterest

Edible Sea Glass – Recipe shared on Make Life Lovely

Edible Sea Glass – Recipe shared on Make Life Lovely

Edible Sea Glass – Recipe shared on Make Life Lovely

Rock Candy Cake – made by Sweet and Saucy Shop

Rock Candy Cake – made by Sweet and Saucy Shop

Rock Candy Cake – made by Sweet and Saucy Shop

Seaside Elegance Tablescape – shared by Designs by Hemingway

Seaside Elegance Tablescape – shared by Designs by Hemingway

Seaside Elegance Tablescape – shared by Designs by Hemingway

What are some of your favorite memories at the beach?

 

Elegant Paper Crane Wedding Ideas

Welcome back!

Today’s inspiration channels classic wedding elements with a modern and elegant touch. I was inspired by the “1000 paper crane” traditions, and loved reading about them on Pinterest. As I was reading about it, I thought it would be such a fun theme for a summer wedding.

I see this wedding being outside, with paper cranes hanging everywhere- so when the breeze rolls in you see them flying in the wind. A neutral color palette is ideal, especially if in a lush green lawn. The bright crisp whites and nudes will really pop against the natural surroundings. Here’s what I had in mind:

Elegant Paper Crane Wedding Ideas

Elegant Paper Crane Wedding Ideas

 

See where these awesome ideas were found:

Ceramic Origami Cranes Cake Topper – shared by Tin MalbarosaCatoner on Pinterest

Ceramic Origami Cranes Cake Topper – shared by Tin MalbarosaCatoner on Pinterest

Ceramic Origami Cranes Cake Topper – shared by Tin MalbarosaCatoner on Pinterest

1000 Cranes under the Willow Tree (at night) – shared on Bridal Musings

1000 Cranes under the Willow Tree (at night) – shared on Bridal Musings

1000 Cranes under the Willow Tree (at night) – shared on Bridal Musings

Pink Crane Tablescape – shared on Glamour & Grace

Pink Crane Tablescape – shared on Glamour & Grace

Pink Crane Tablescape – shared on Glamour & Grace

Origami Paper Crane Place Cards – made by NANAZOOLAN on Etsy

Origami Paper Crane Place Cards – made by NANAZOOLAN on Etsy

Origami Paper Crane Place Cards – made by NANAZOOLAN on Etsy

Paper Crane Wedding Alter / Ceremony Décor – shared on Intimate Weddings

Paper Crane Wedding Alter / Ceremony Décor – shared on Intimate Weddings

Paper Crane Wedding Alter / Ceremony Décor – shared on Intimate Weddings

 

Do you think that this neutral color scheme is a good fit? Or do you think this theme would work better with a more colorful color set?

 

 

 

Outdoor Summer Wedding in Shades of Purple

If I see another “rustic burlap” wedding tutorial I may just give up going on Pinterest.

Hahaha, that’s a lie. I’m addicted to Pinterest. I can never give that up.

But in all seriousness, the “rustic burlap” wedding trend bores me. I don’t respond positively to brown (or tan, if that’s what it is) mesh-y material just to get that country vibe.

When I think country, I think fresh produce, beautiful wild flowers, good food, and comfortable with curtains blowing in the breeze. And I think that country can be done well. Beautifully even. It could look delicate and put together, and not look hodgepodge and craft time gone wrong. That’s the inspiration for this week’s wedding idea board. A simply beautiful country wedding.

Here’s what I had for this breezy outdoor wedding:

Outdoor Summer Wedding in Shades of Purple

Outdoor Summer Wedding in Shades of Purple

Find out where all these beautiful ideas came from:

Plum Lace Parasol – made by ChoCob on Etsy

Plum Lace Parasol – made by ChoCob on Etsy

Plum Lace Parasol – made by ChoCob on Etsy

Pallet Dance Floor – made and shared by Sarah Figg on Pinterest

Pallet Dance Floor – made and shared by Sarah Figg on Pinterest

Pallet Dance Floor – made and shared by Sarah Figg on Pinterest

Rustic Wedding Alter Arch – shared on Brides.com

Rustic Wedding Alter Arch – shared on Brides.com

Rustic Wedding Alter Arch – shared on Brides.com

Outdoor Buffet Stations – shared on Gloriosa Atlanta

Outdoor Buffet Stations – shared on Gloriosa Atlanta

Outdoor Buffet Stations – shared on Gloriosa Atlanta

Purple Wedding Bouquet – shared on Belle Online Magazine

Purple Wedding Bouquet – shared on Belle Online Magazine

Purple Wedding Bouquet – shared on Belle Online Magazine

Outdoor Purple Tablescape – shared on Ruffled

Outdoor Purple Tablescape – shared on Ruffled

Outdoor Purple Tablescape – shared on Ruffled

Dark Purple Vintage Antique Lace Invitations – made by MedleysInvitation on Etsy

Dark Purple Vintage Antique Lace Invitations – made by MedleysInvitation on Etsy

Dark Purple Vintage Antique Lace Invitations – made by MedleysInvitation on Etsy

 

How do you stay cool at a summer wedding?

Colorful Summer Dinner Party

Colorful, warm, inviting, and delicious. All are the words that come to mind when I was developing this colorful summer dinner party. I envision a group of friends, gathering around the grill near the pool. Great tasting food fresh off the grill is served alongside sweet and refreshing cold drinks. Bright pops of color decorate the backyard and bring a new burst of life to the already green and vibrant area.

An eclectic, mix and match table with lots of bright summer hues and textures await guests, and sets the tone for a great evening.

Here’s a snippet of what I had in mind:

Colorful Summer Dinner Party

Here’s where I found these pretty pictures:

Colorful Mix + Match Dishes – spotted on Pinterest

Colorful Mix + Match Dishes – spotted on Pinterest

Colorful Mix + Match Dishes – spotted on Pinterest

Pool Party Décor with Lanterns – spotted on Loverly

Pool Party Décor with Lanterns – spotted on Loverly

Pool Party Décor with Lanterns – spotted on Loverly

Colorful Floral Centerpieces + Tablescape – shared by Alchemy Fine Events & Invitations

Colorful Floral Centerpieces + Tablescape – shared by Alchemy Fine Events & Invitations

Colorful Floral Centerpieces + Tablescape – shared by Alchemy Fine Events & Invitations

Raspberry Peach Lemonade – shared on My Recipes

Raspberry Peach Lemonade – shared on My Recipes

Raspberry Peach Lemonade – shared on My Recipes

Do you have a favorite summertime dish? What is it?

Green + Cream – Summer Bridal Shower

Picture this:

It’s a warm, sunny Saturday. Late in the morning, and the sun is still out and shinning bright. You’re headed to a bridal shower for one of your girlfriends. She’s feminine but not into the super girly red and pink flowers galore. She’s sophisticated and fresh at the same time. She loves mixing old with new.

You arrive, and the décor her maid of honor has put together is perfect for her. Light gold accents, with fresh crisp green, and touches of soft cream set the tone. Cute tea sandwiches are all laid out, with yummy peach pastries and chilled champagne nearby. Little arrangements of cream roses are spread throughout the room. The sun is shining in through big open windows.

Here’s what I had in mind:

Green + Cream - Summer Bridal Shower

Green + Cream – Summer Bridal Shower

See where I found these great ideas from:

Light Green Candy Box / Party Favor Box – made by sweetywedding on Etsy

Light Green Candy Box / Party Favor Box – made by sweetywedding on Etsy

Light Green Candy Box / Party Favor Box – made by sweetywedding on Etsy

Floral Lace Bridal Shower Invitation – made by BeccaLeePaperie on Etsy

Floral Lace Bridal Shower Invitation – made by BeccaLeePaperie on Etsy

Floral Lace Bridal Shower Invitation – made by BeccaLeePaperie on Etsy

Light Green, White + Gold Tablescape – shared on Style Unveiled

Light Green, White + Gold Tablescape – shared on Style Unveiled

Light Green, White + Gold Tablescape – shared on Style Unveiled

Green Apple Sorbet – shared on Kitsch in the Kitchen

Green Apple Sorbet – shared on Kitsch in the Kitchen

Green Apple Sorbet – shared on Kitsch in the Kitchen

Peach Crostata – shared on Everyday Occasions by Jenny Steffens Hobick

Peach Crostata – shared on Everyday Occasions by Jenny Steffens Hobick

Peach Crostata – shared on Everyday Occasions by Jenny Steffens Hobick

 

What other color combos do you like to see in the summer time?

Hot Pink + Gold Ladies Luncheon

Planning a summer luncheon for you and a group of ladies? Maybe you are part of an organization that hosts annual meetings over lunch. Spruce up your next luncheon with this fabulous color scheme: pink and gold!

And how cool would this floral infused hot pink and gold color scheme be paired up with a fundraiser for a local charity? I invasion this color palette at a women’s organization annual meeting, that has lunch and a fashion show. There are several trendy area boutiques and designers that attend and showcase their wares in the fashion show. Hot pink flowers adorn the stage, and of course each of the tables.

Here’s what I had in mind:

 

Hot Pink + Gold Ladies Luncheon

Hot Pink + Gold Ladies Luncheon

See where each of these images were found:

Printable Escort Card with Gold Floral Pattern – made by Oxee on Etsy

Printable Escort Card with Gold Floral Pattern – made by Oxee on Etsy

Printable Escort Card with Gold Floral Pattern – made by Oxee on Etsy

Mini Layered Cheesecakes – spotted on Pinterest

Mini Layered Cheesecakes – spotted on Pinterest

Mini Layered Cheesecakes – spotted on Pinterest

Gold Framed Menu with Flowers – spotted on Pinterest

Gold Framed Menu with Flowers – spotted on Pinterest

Gold Framed Menu with Flowers – spotted on Pinterest

Shades of Pink Tablescape – shared on Colin Cowie Weddings

Shades of Pink Tablescape – shared on Colin Cowie Weddings

Shades of Pink Tablescape – shared on Colin Cowie Weddings

Would you attend a women’s fashion show luncheon like this?

Colorful Paper Based Wedding

I’m beginning to think I may be addicted to Pinterest.

Ok, I’m lying: I AM addicted to Pinterest.

There is just so much amazing inspiration on there; I doubt I’ll ever be able to see it all! If you enjoy pinning party and wedding inspiration as much as I do, you should come follow my boards.

This week’s wedding inspiration board was put into motion by this colorful paper based wedding arch I spotted on Pinterest. I love the use of untraditional materials and themes in weddings, don’t you?

Paper is one of those elements that can be super cheap to use, but unbelievably sensitive and time consuming to make look picture perfect.

That being said, it is SO easy to incorporate any color combination you want for a wedding or party. This week: I took on more of a colorful palette then I’d normally go with. I think it works, what do you think?

Colorful Paper Based Wedding

Colorful Paper Based Wedding

 

See where all of these images were found:

Colorful Paper Based Wedding Arch – spotted on Tumblr

Colorful Paper Based Wedding Arch – spotted on Tumblr

Colorful Paper Based Wedding Arch – spotted on Tumblr

Rainbow Striped Paper Straws – sold by sweetestelle on Etsy

Rainbow Striped Paper Straws – sold by sweetestelle on Etsy

Rainbow Striped Paper Straws – sold by sweetestelle on Etsy

Alternative Wood Guest Book – sold by FreestyleMom on Etsy

Alternative Wood Guest Book – sold by FreestyleMom on Etsy

Alternative Wood Guest Book – sold by FreestyleMom on Etsy

Giant Flower Bouquet – photographed by Tresal Photography

Giant Flower Bouquet – photographed by Tresal Photography

Giant Flower Bouquet – photographed by Tresal Photography

 

Tissue Paper Pom Pom Table Décor – shared on Lisa Storms

Tissue Paper Pom Pom Table Décor – shared on Lisa Storms

Tissue Paper Pom Pom Table Décor – shared on Lisa Storms

Colorful Wedding Invitation – made by RubyMayDesign on Etsy

Colorful Wedding Invitation – made by RubyMayDesign on Etsy

Colorful Wedding Invitation – made by RubyMayDesign on Etsy

Multi Layered Colorful Cake – spotted on The Knot

Multi Layered Colorful Cake – spotted on The Knot

Multi Layered Colorful Cake – spotted on The Knot

 

Colorful Ribbon Swag – made by elliebelladesigns on Etsy

Colorful Ribbon Swag – made by elliebelladesigns on Etsy

Colorful Ribbon Swag – made by elliebelladesigns on Etsy

 

How do you feel about having a paper based wedding?

Up for the challenge? Or heck no?

Sun in the Sky – A Bright Blue and Yellow Summer Wedding

Don’t you just love it when inspiration comes to you when you least expect it?

I was on Pinterest the other night, pinning away fantastic ideas for future events, and came by a great board that was full of gorgeous food that was plated absolutely picture perfect.

A particular dish caught my eye – one with blues, yellow and a hint of brown.

I thought it would be such an interesting take on “wedding colors” to have food that matched your palette. So without further ado, here is what I had in mind:

Sun in the Sky – A Bright Blue and Yellow Summer Wedding

Sun in the Sky – A Bright Blue and Yellow Summer Wedding

Don’t forget to check out where I found all these incredible inspirational images:

Bright Blue Bridesmaids Dresses and Yellow Bouquets – shared on Bend the Light

Bright Blue Bridesmaids Dresses and Yellow Bouquets – shared on Bend the Light

Bright Blue Bridesmaids Dresses and Yellow Bouquets – shared on Bend the Light

Malibu Blue Boutonniere – made by MiaettiaCreations on Etsy

Malibu Blue Boutonniere – made by MiaettiaCreations on Etsy

Malibu Blue Boutonniere – made by MiaettiaCreations on Etsy

Blue and White Tablescapes - found on Pinterest

Blue and White Tablescapes – found on Pinterest

Blue and White Tablescapes – found on Pinterest

Chamomile Honey and Whiskey Cocktail – shared by A Cozy Kitchen

Chamomile Honey and Whiskey Cocktail – shared by A Cozy Kitchen

Chamomile Honey and Whiskey Cocktail – shared by A Cozy Kitchen

Daisy Cake – found on Pinterest

Daisy Cake – found on Pinterest

Daisy Cake – found on Pinterest

Whimsical Modern Invitation – made by designsbyXO on Etsy

Whimsical Modern Invitation – made by designsbyXO on Etsy

Whimsical Modern Invitation – made by designsbyXO on Etsy

Gorgeous Colorful Food Presentation – spotted on Pinterest

Gorgeous Colorful Food Presentation – spotted on Pinterest

Gorgeous Colorful Food Presentation – spotted on Pinterest

What do you think about incorporating your event colors into your food?

Summertime Party: Blueberry and Peach Baby Shower

Summertime! It’s what inspired this week’s inspiration board. I was browsing Pinterest, and came by this incredible looking summertime peach and blueberry pie. It looked DEVINE!

Those are normally some of my favorite summer fruits, but it had never really occurred to me to mix the flavors, which got me thinking about the color combination of dark blue and peach….. Before you knew it, I decided that was going to be my theme for this week’s board. (I’ve also included it in the idea board below!)

These would be such fabulous colors to use at a summertime bridal or baby shower. Plus, you can do double duty on buying the produce fresh for eating, but also incorporate it into your décor. Here’s what I had in mind:

Summertime Party: Blueberry and Peach Baby Shower

Summertime Party: Blueberry and Peach Baby Shower

 

See where all of these fabulous images were found:

Navy and Peach Bloom Baby Shower Invitation – made by digibuddaPaperie on Etsy

Navy and Peach Bloom Baby Shower Invitation – made by digibuddaPaperie on Etsy

Navy and Peach Bloom Baby Shower Invitation – made by digibuddaPaperie on Etsy

Blackberry and Blueberry Centerpiece – shared on Wedding Chicks

Blackberry and Blueberry Centerpiece – shared on Wedding Chicks

Blackberry and Blueberry Centerpiece – shared on Wedding Chicks

Blueberry Chair Back –shared in an inspiration board on Burnetts Boards

Blueberry Chair Back –shared in an inspiration board on Burnetts Boards

Blueberry Chair Back –shared in an inspiration board on Burnetts Boards

Blueberry Filled Cylinders Décor – shared on Brides.com

Blueberry Filled Cylinders Décor – shared on Brides.com

Blueberry Filled Cylinders Décor – shared on Brides.com

Peach Mallows – recipe and details shared on Mother Nature Network

Peach Mallows – recipe and details shared on Mother Nature Network

Peach Mallows – recipe and details shared on Mother Nature Network

Blueberry Peach Pie - recipe and details shared on Sally’s Baking Addiction

Blueberry Peach Pie – recipe and details shared on Sally’s Baking Addiction

Blueberry Peach Pie – recipe and details shared on Sally’s Baking Addiction

Picnic Peach & Blueberry Crumbles – recipe and details shared on Princess Misia

Picnic Peach & Blueberry Crumbles – recipe and details shared on Princess Misia

Picnic Peach & Blueberry Crumbles – recipe and details shared on Princess Misia

14 Inch Peach Pom Pom Hanging Decoration – made by TamsCorner on Etsy

14 Inch Peach Pom Pom Hanging Decoration – made by TamsCorner on Etsy

14 Inch Peach Pom Pom Hanging Decoration – made by TamsCorner on Etsy

What is your favorite fruit of summer?

Luxurious Dark Purple + Gold Wedding {Inspiration}

I’m mixing things up a little today and will be introducing a color palette section in today’s inspiration board. Having set colors goes a long way in insuring cohesion and clarity in wedding or party planning, and makes the design process a lot smoother. It only made sense to add one to color inspired inspiration and idea boards.

To kick off this new plan, I really wanted to share a palette that I am fond of: dark purple and gold. It is such a regal combination, and easily brings luxurious, rich qualities to any event it is incorporated into.

 

Dark Purple and Gold Luxurious Wedding Ideas Inspiration by Unique Pastiche Events

Dark Purple and Gold Luxurious Wedding Ideas Inspiration by Unique Pastiche Events

 

 

See where these great images of inspiration were found and shared:

Purple and Gold Tablescape – spotted on MODERNRANI

Purple and Gold Tablescape – spotted on MODERNRANI

Purple and Gold Tablescape – spotted on MODERNRANI

 

Purple and Gold Petite Cake – shared by Colin Cowie Weddings

Purple and Gold Petite Cake – shared by Colin Cowie Weddings

Purple and Gold Petite Cake – shared by Colin Cowie Weddings

 

Purple and Gold Chairs – spotted on Pinterest

Purple and Gold Chairs – spotted on Pinterest

Purple and Gold Chairs – spotted on Pinterest

Purple and Gold Invitations – spotted on Pinterest

Purple and Gold Invitations – spotted on Pinterest

Purple and Gold Invitations – spotted on Pinterest

Purple and Gold Wedding Cake – shared on Style Unveiled

Purple and Gold Wedding Cake – shared on Style Unveiled

Purple and Gold Wedding Cake – shared on Style Unveiled

Wedding Lighting – shared on Belle Wedding Blog

Wedding Lighting – shared on Belle Wedding Blog

Wedding Lighting – shared on Belle Wedding Blog

Purple Rhinestone Wedding Bouquet – made by hairbowswonderworld on Etsy

Purple Rhinestone Brooch Wedding Bouquet – made by hairbowswonderworld on Etsy

Purple Rhinestone Brooch Wedding Bouquet – made by hairbowswonderworld on Etsy

Purple and Gold Place Setting – shared on Polka Dots & Daisies

Purple and Gold Place Setting – shared on Polka Dots & Daisies

Purple and Gold Place Setting – shared on Polka Dots & Daisies

Do you find color palettes helpful when planning or decorating?