Inspired by Bridal Fashion week runway shows

Posted by on Oct 12, 2015 in Inspired by
Inspired by Bridal Fashion week runway shows

I have fallen in love with periscope and bridal fashion this past weekend while watching Bridal Fashion week runway shows in NYC. I’ve only joined periscope in the last couple of months and I know a lot of you haven’t joined yet…let me just say…do it! Watching these runway shows as they were happening through […]

Flashback Friday in celebration of Fourth of July

Posted by on Jul 3, 2015 in Inspired by
Flashback Friday in celebration of Fourth of July

Today I’m reminiscing and sharing a few photos of the Fourth of July wedding styled shoot that a group of us Philly wedding vendors collaborated on more than a year ago! This styled wedding took place at the Independence Visitor Center in Philadelphia. The first photo took place with the National Constitution Center in the […]

Literature Themed Wedding

Posted by on Jul 2, 2015 in Inspired by
Literature Themed Wedding

A literature themed wedding has touches of antique and looks lovely amongst a rustic or historic wedding venue. In general a rustic wedding exudes a casual vibe to it and an antique, historic wedding exudes a more refined vibe, but don’t feel limited to pick just one look. Use your wedding venue as a guide […]

Rainbow-inspired LGBT Pride wedding

Posted by on Jun 25, 2015 in Hand-Painted Weddings, Inspired by
Rainbow-inspired LGBT Pride wedding

Rainbow-inspired LGBT Pride wedding is super fun and joyful! I love that a couple can go all out and incorporate many rainbow ideas into a wedding, or they can pick a bright color (or white) as their dominant color and then add rainbow accents such as a rainbow cake or cascading rainbow flower centerpieces. A […]

Damask Ombre Wedding Inspiration

Posted by on May 28, 2015 in Hand-Painted Weddings, Inspired by
Damask Ombre Wedding Inspiration

The Damask Ombre wedding brings together two unique trends, the bold, high contrast damask pattern and the soft painterly ombre effect. I like finding balance between opposites, and the strong edges of the damask and the soft painterly effect of the ombre really allows for this interesting look. One idea to incorporate the Damask Ombre […]

Butterfly Favor Tags

Posted by on May 21, 2015 in Hand-Painted Weddings, Inspired by
Butterfly Favor Tags

The Butterfly Favor Tags are the perfect addition to nature inspired favors. The tags get customized with the couple’s names and wedding day. The Butterfly wedding theme is perfect for the DIY bride who could choose to make favors of mini potted plants or vases with flowers. The mini potted plant favor is a very […]

Butterfly Wedding inspiration

Posted by on May 20, 2015 in Inspired by
Butterfly Wedding inspiration

Butterflies can easily be incorporated into almost every details of your wedding, or it can just be an accent scattered amongst a few wedding details. They are very versatile and easy to shop for on Etsy. A lot of inspiration on the web for butterfly weddings conjures up a bit of a children’s birthday party […]

Vintage Purple Feather Inspiration

Posted by on May 14, 2015 in Inspired by
Vintage Purple Feather Inspiration

I’m excited to share with you this pretty, soft purple wedding inspiration board with touches of vintage glamour inspired by the Vintage Purple Feather Invitation by Hand-Painted Weddings. What is so unique about this inspiration board is its soft take on the vintage Art Deco theme. Oftentimes this vintage wedding theme’s sister theme, “the Great […]

Inspiration for the Week: Intensely Conscious

Posted by on Jul 15, 2013 in Inspired by
Inspiration for the Week: Intensely Conscious

I’m starting this week feeling a bit overwhelmed. You know….when your to-do list seems to just keep getting longer and longer, and takes over your sanity. So, to combat this state of overwhelm, I created this inspirational print as a helpful reminder to live in the present moment (not my future to-do’s). I can be […]

Inspired by Watercolor Patterns

Posted by on May 20, 2013 in Inspired by
Inspired by Watercolor Patterns

There are so many inspiring watercolor artists out there. I think this is why my Watercolor board on Pinterest has a whopping 524 pins and counting. Today I want to feature a few watercolor pattern artists I admire. Pattern designers create artwork that makes its way into textile designs. Fashion is art, but when you […]

Inspired by Hand-Written Lettering

Posted by on Apr 17, 2013 in Inspired by
Inspired by Hand-Written Lettering

I have been smitten by hand-written lettering for awhile now, whether chalkboard lettering, calligraphy, or painted. I’m especially inspired when I see beautiful calligraphy and hand-written lettering in unexpected places, such as this carved wooden cake topper, in signage, or as wrapping decoration. Lately I have been practicing my hand at calligraphy, which I can’t […]

Where Does Inspiration Come From?

Posted by on Apr 15, 2013 in Inspired by
Where Does Inspiration Come From?

Inspiration comes from all sorts of sources. For me it comes in dreams, spontaneous thoughts, observations while living my life, a pattern on a beautiful dress, a beautiful photograph that connects with something deep inside that I can’t explain, etc. Inspiration is akin to breathing for me; it is necessary. It is love. It makes […]

Spring is Hatching

Posted by on Mar 11, 2013 in Inspired by
Spring is Hatching

What beautiful weather we just had in Philadelphia this past weekend! Open windows, crisp (dare I say, warm) air flooding into people’s homes for maybe the first time this year. Oh, and the flowers! While not blooming so much outside yet, definitely blooming inside stores. Flowers seem to be on everyone’s minds lately as people […]

Inspired by John Lovett’s New Book

Posted by on Mar 1, 2013 in Inspired by
Inspired by John Lovett’s New Book

When I saw that John Lovett, a super-talented watercolor artist from Australia, came out with a book, I just knew I had to get my hands on it! It doesn’t disappoint. I can’t wait to play around with his styles and techniques and bring them into my work. Loads of inspiration flying from this book […]

Inspired by hand-painted wedding cookies

Posted by on Feb 27, 2013 in Inspired by
Inspired by hand-painted wedding cookies

If you can believe it…these are cookies! Hand-painted wedding cookies to be specific! They were created by Maggie Austin LaBaugh, a very talented cake artist! Her cakes also have a very painterly quality to them, so you will have to check out her work in her portfolio! These cookies are modern pieces of art. They […]

Photo booth Love

Posted by on Feb 1, 2013 in Inspired by
Photo booth Love

February…the month of love! I’m going to start off the month expressing how much I love photo booths at weddings! My husband and I have been to two weddings with photo booths. One had the traditional booth where you are squeezed in a tight booth (and the photos come out on a strip). The other […]

Hand-Painted Reception: Inspired by Lemons

Posted by on Jan 3, 2013 in Inspired by
Hand-Painted Reception: Inspired by Lemons

Still inspired by the unique fruit I found at the grocery story, Buddha’s hand, I’ve decided to create a bright and fresh lemon yellow invitation. The inspiration for a lemon yellow wedding is a breath of fresh (warm) air during this super cold day in Pennsylvania. It is making me yearn for summer and a […]

Inspired by Satsuma Oranges

Posted by on Dec 10, 2012 in Inspired by
Inspired by Satsuma Oranges

A few years ago when I was staying with my friend Melissa’s family in Rome, they used to bring out a bowl of these beautiful little satsuma oranges at the end of the meal for dessert. I love that these oranges were a refreshing, little delight after a meal. Again, when I visited my brother […]

Thanksgiving Day Cards

Posted by on Nov 19, 2012 in Inspired by
Thanksgiving Day Cards

Why aren’t there more Thanksgiving cards? Why isn’t Thanksgiving as synonymous with cards as Christmas? It is a time to spread gratitude and love to the people in your life, just as Christmas cards spread cheer and joy to the people you love. Interesting, right? Hey, I’m just as guilty about this. I did not […]