Girly Glamour

As I mentioned last week, I’m putting fun inspiration boards together for my roommates and friends–basically, if I could plan all of their future weddings, this is what I would choose for them. This particular board was designed with my fashion-loving roommate, who is obsessed with the 20′s and 50′s, classic movies, Marchesa, and the color pink, in mind. When I asked her if something was too girly, she said “Is there really such a thing?” :)

Girly Glamour{Tray with accessories: KT Merry via Style Me Pretty| Invitation: Polly Alexandre via Style Me Pretty| Barr Mansion: Ron Parks Photography| Ruffled cake: Sweet and Saucy Shop gallery| Marchesa wedding gown: InStyle| Groom: Cappy Hotchkiss Wedding Photography via Style Me Pretty| Ceremony venue:  Shan Cunningham Photography via Style Me Pretty| Shoes: Elyse Hall Photography via Style Me Pretty}

From the 50′s-influenced Marchesa gown to the groom who isn’t afraid to rock a pink shirt, I think this board turned out perfectly for her! You can check out the board I posted for one of my other roommates here.

Love, Lisa

Elegant Glamorous Winter Wedding Inspiration

I tend to gravitate more toward rustic and cozy when it comes to Christmas and winter decorations, but this glamorous styled shoot had me at velvet linens! A similar look (blush blooms, gray linens, lots of crystal) would be gorgeous any time of year, but in this case, the understated Christmas accents, like the Silent Night signage and sparkly white trees, make this shoot perfect inspiration for a December wedding.

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What’s your favorite detail? I’m especially loving the silver julep cups the flowers are in–it makes me even more anxious to hunt some down for myself! Thank you so much to She Wanders Photography for letting me share this beautiful shoot!

Love, Lisa

Classic Romantic Ranch Wedding

After blogging for almost two years and reading wedding blogs/magazines for years before that, I have a pretty extensive mental list of favorite vendors and venues from all over the world. Saddlerock Ranch in Malibu, California lands pretty high on the list of favorite venues, which is why I’m thrilled and honored to share this wedding today, photographed by Picotte Photography. The blush details, daring wedding dress, luscious florals, and gorgeous ceremony space are proof that choosing wedding details you love trumps choosing whatever is trendy–I would never guess from glancing at it that this wedding took place in 2010. Also…there’s a zebra, which is pretty much the most amazing detail ever!

{Vendors: Photographer: Picotte Photography| Venue: Saddlerock Ranch| Event planning: Krista Malinin from Amber Events| Florals: Hollyflora| Bride’s dress: Amy Michelson| Hair and makeup: John of Italy| Rentals: Town & Country Event Rentals| Paper: Wedding Paper Divas| Cake: A Sweet Design| Catering: Contemporary Catering| Ceremony string musicians: Alison Spieth Trio| Band: No Vacancy Entertainment}

I can’t get over the bride’s style, from her gorgeous dress to her lush rose and peony bouquet! What’s your favorite detail? Thank you so much to Suthi Picotte for the honor of sharing this truly beautiful wedding.

Love, Lisa

Swiss Dot and Dahlia

If there was a song about my favorite things, swiss dots and dahlias would both make the first verse. I love how elegant, but whimsical, both of these things are, and thanks to a few seriously gorgeous pictures I’ve been collecting for awhile, this inspiration board was a breeze to put together. They definitely don’t always come this easily, but having a very clear vision and a few key details I wanted to include in mind helped a lot. There’s a little tip for all you wedding planning girls out there! :)

{Swiss dot gown: Carmen Marc| Cafe au Lait Dahlia: Delbarr Moradi Photography via Lovely Little Details| White and blush lounge: Jessica Claire via Inspired By This| Chevron invitations: Andria Lo Photography via Style Me Pretty| Dahlias: Elizabeth Messina via Merci New York| Boutonnieres: Austin Warnock Photography via Style Me Pretty| Valentino heels: Andrew Chan Photography via Style Me Pretty| Cake table: Amanda Watson Photography via Smitten}

What are a few of your favorite things?

Love, Lisa

Autumn Prep

When I make inspiration boards, I come up with a theme or style first, and then try to think of how I personally would execute that look. In that sense, I think inspiration boards are the biggest way you can see my style on Something Pretty. I’ve been thinking for awhile now about how to make things even more personal and bring y’all into my life more on this blog (if you’re interested, that is! Let me know!). For now though, my hypothetical preppy autumn wedding would consist of a loose burgundy and blush color scheme, monograms, Southern comfort foods, and understated classic details.

{Flowers: Kate Headley via Southern Weddings| Monogrammed drink stirrers: Adam Barnes via Southern Weddings| Fig cake: Jose Villa via Martha Stewart Weddings| Chicken and waffles appetizer: Ingalls Photography via Martha Stewart Weddings| Bride in birdcage veil: Elizabeth Messina via Ruffled| Pink champagne: Adam Barnes via Southern Weddings| Donuts: dove and sparrow photography via Style Me Pretty| Burgundy heels: Classy Girls Wear Pearls}

Happy Thursday!

Love, Lisa