New York City Daydream

I really have no idea where I might get married someday. I moved around too much growing up to have a real hometown, and I don’t know where I’ll end up going after college. Although this can be a bit unsettling for someone who is not only a wedding blogger, but also a Type A personality, I like to just come up with ideas for any city I can think of! At least then I’ll be prepared no matter what, right? :) Weddings in New York City always speak to me in a special way–I was born there, and I have always wanted to move back, so of course, it only makes sense to daydream up my hypothetical New York City wedding. Take a look!

{New York City Daydream}

NYC{Bride and groom in yellow taxi: Judy Pak Photography via Style Me Pretty| Menu card with skyline: Jenny Ebert Photography via Style Me Pretty| Anemone and cotton boutonnieres: Melissa Schollaert Photography via Southern Weddings| Bride: dove+sparrow via Style Me Pretty| Macaron cake: via Camille Styles|Gold flatware: via coco+kelley | Sparkly Kate Spade heels: Photo Pink via Style Me Pretty|Venue with brick walls and twinkle lights: CLY Creation via Style Me Pretty

The classics are all accounted for–the Vera Wang, the yellow taxi, and the most elegant calligraphy–but I especially love the charming touches like a venue with exposed brick walls (something I might be obsessed with), cotton boutonnieres to bring in a touch of Southern-ness, and a cake lined with macarons.

Confession time! Where do you dream of having a wedding someday, even if it’s unlikely in real life? Do you envision anything special?



Winter Lavender

Ever since I started obsessing over winter weddings, I’ve been on inspiration overload–isn’t that the best part of discovering something new that you love? The other week, my sister commented on this gorgeous Real Wedding feature, saying that a winter wedding in a warm place is the best of both worlds, and I couldn’t agree more. With that idea in mind, I created this winter-y inspiration board using one of my favorite wedding flowers–lavender. Lavender and France go hand-in-hand for me, ever since a trip to Provence a few years ago, so I incorporated some pretty French-inspired details as well. Plus, I needed an excuse to use that seriously amazing dress shot with the Eiffel Tower in the background. :)

{Winter Lavender}

{Eiffel Tower dress shot: One and Only Paris Photography via Style Me Pretty| Purple statement necklace: Kortnee Kate Photography via Style Me Pretty| Lavender hot chocolate: a la mode| Table setting: KT Merry via Style Me Pretty| Bridal party with lavender bouquets: Samm Blake via Style Me Pretty| Ornate ballroom: this is glamorous| Lavender macarons: Une Deux Senses| Black lace curtains and dessert table: Furrnish}

Of course, I wanted to use lots of lavender (the flower, color, and flavor–check out that lavender hot chocolate!), but I also wanted to keep in mind that this is a winter board, so a wedding would probably take place inside. Cue the ornate ballroom and lots of clean white design elements, accented with just a touch of Paris-inspired black lace. There’s nothing that makes me cringe more than purple event lighting, so this wedding would need as much natural light as possible, evoking a sense of the outdoors that lavender is usually seen in.

I’m pretty happy with how this board turned out! What are your thoughts?