{things we love}

…this fantastic gallery of celebrity hair, perfect for wedding hair inspiration.

…a sparkly confection.

…firefly wedding invitations.

…this complete j.crew flower girl look.

…a winter wedding inspiration shoot.

…the bridal show booth Bellus Photo & Video (formerly Paddack Photography) put together last weekend.

…a honeymoon in a treehouse. Seriously.

…dreaming of a destination wedding in a WARM, beautiful location.

…speaking of destination weddings, how about this completely drool-worthy wedding in Florence, Italy? Here’s a little sneak peek to whet your appetite:

{friday freebies}

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{bride blogger nicole} the favors

For our favors, I really wanted to have cookies.  At first I was thinking we could do individual cookies in cute little baggies and put them at every place setting, like this picture from the knot.  I thought maybe we could do flowers and ‘B’s for ‘Beck’.  We have a family friend that is really creative and makes great cookies so that worked out perfect!

Then, I had another idea about what to do with the cookies.  I am going to have our family friend put sticks on the cookies, decorate big planters, and have the cookies sticking out of the planters.  I will have them decorated with our wedding colors, dark and light purple, and I’ll decorate the planters in those colors also. I wanted something a little different and think this idea will be super cute and go over really well!