Inspiration: All things British

April 29, 2011

In honor of the day everyone has been waiting for, here is a fun, funky British-inspired board.

Style: British glam
Colors: Royal Blue, Red, and a hint of glitter
Elements: British flag, classic telephone booth, mini coopers, diamonds

Credit: Home Interior Design Info, Deviantart, Pintrest, Elite Choice, Remodelista, Zazzle, WeddingE, Wired

Edible Trends: Beer Cocktails

April 27, 2011

Kick it up a notch from bottled beer and well drinks. Why not test out your mixology skills and experiment with beer cocktails? They are delicious, easy to make, and fun to drink.

The most simple beer cocktail is "The Black Velvet" which is one part stout and one part champagne. Serve this classic in a fancy flute and you've got yourself a drink!

Seasoned bartenders commonly call it "The Cure". This easy cocktail for is also for beginners. Mix together beer, lemon juice, liquor, and a touch of ginger. Sip the night away.

And for experts only... try the refreshing Mexican cocktail "Happy Mich".The main ingredients are Dos Equis, hot sauce, watermelon cubes, lime juice, and salt. Get the official recipe from Epicurious.

Does anyone else want to take these cocktails and hit the beach? 

Credits: Your Life Events and

The List: Top 10 Spring Flowers

April 25, 2011

The purpose behind Pink Blossom List is to stay on top of the latest trends. This is where "The List" comes into play. Every few weeks we publish a list of the "Top 10" trends in a category. This week, we are curious what the hottest flowers are for spring events. We asked floral expert Nancy from Nancy Liu Chin Designs to give us her top 10 list.


1. Viburnum "Snowball"
2. Lilac
3. Parrot Tulips
4. Ranunculus
5. Dogwood Branches
6. Poppies
7. Sweet Peas
8. Anemones
9. Forsythia
10. Peach Blossoms


And here is some eye candy for inspiration...


Parrot Tulips

Dogwood Branches

Sweet Peas

Credits: The Fresh Flower Company, Iris Florist, Martha Stewart, Country Living

Giveaways: Tickets to the Wedding Salon New York!

April 22, 2011

All brides-to-be won't want to miss this amazing event! We love our readers and have FIVE tickets to give away to "The Wedding Salon" in New York! Basically, the event is a gathering of all the hottest wedding vendors in photography, cakes, gowns, invitations, etc. See the list here. These are the details:           

        What: New York Wedding Expo and Bridal Show
Where: Manhattan Center Studios 
            311 W 34th St.
            New York, NY 
When: Wednesday April 27, 2011

The first 5 readers to comment will be contacted for their free pair of tickets!

Cakes and Sweets: Beyond "cake" pops!

April 20, 2011

We've seen cupcakes, cookies, whoopie pies, and now cake pops. But how long will this trend be new and exciting? When planning for a wedding next year, it's hard to predict what the next big thing will be.   One way to keep things fresh is to put a unique spin on the hottest trend. Let's see some alternatives to the traditional"cake pop".

Panini pops! Create any flavor panini, use cookie cutters to form shapes, and let the cheese do the sticking.

It's easy to get creative with these upside down ice cream cones. Choose toppings in fun colors to spruce up your table.

Although they are in the same family as cake pops, "cookie pops" let you get more creative with shapes, colors and textures. 

These chocolate rice crispy treat pops look heavenly- and they must be so easy to make!

And last but certainly not least, lets not forget the traditional ice popsicle. Can't go wrong with this fun classic! 

Photo Credit in order: Panini Happy, Tartelette, Cooking Channel, Austin Wedding Blog, Country Living

Inspiration: Eye-popping Tablescapes

April 18, 2011

Loving bold and bright table settings. Why not let your dinnerware and floral arrangements work together to make a powerful statement?

The manipulation of greenery along with various textured vases makes this table almost mesmerizing! 

Lime green mini cakes as table settings? Why not!

Even a simple pairing of contrasting colors can make a big statement.

Photo credit in order: JL Designs, Manolo Brides, Elizabeth Anne Designs

Vendor News: Jose Villa's Book Release

April 15, 2011

Beloved wedding photographer Jose Villa just released a new book showcasing his amazing techniques and fresh style. Whether you are a bride, planner, or designer- pick up this book for some true inspiration.

For a signed copy visit here

Edible Trends: Flowers or Food?

April 13, 2011

Brighten up your spring table with entrees that can double as decor. Sure, "edible" flowers can do the trick, but even everyday veggies can be beautiful. Lets take a second look at some classics.

These turnips resemble buds when they are whole and petals after they are cut. Decorate a green salad with them and you have yourself an edible bouquet.  

Broccoli perfection or dark Viburnum?

And to save the best for last: figs. These fruits add and absolutely gorgeous and sensual element to any table.


Photo Credit: 101 Cookbooks, Leo Gong styled by Dan Becker, Heidi Swanson, Cherry Menlove, Karen Mordechai via Sunday Suppers

Floral Inspiration: Spring Buds

April 11, 2011

There's just something about fresh cut flowers and small buds that speaks to the changing season. Loving all shades of pink this spring, particularly "honeysuckle" pink.

Everything is oh so pretty in pink!

Photo Credit: Tartelette via The Sweetest Occasion and Nancy Liu Chin Designs

Vendor News: LALA LUXE

April 8, 2011

You are sure to fall in love with these tiny treasures like we did! Introducing local artist Kate Luxe, designer for Luxely. She creates tiny notes and origami shapes that hang delicately inside a miniature glass bottle. These "diminutive delights" are absolutely charming. They would make perfect place settings or wedding favors!

Who knew something so tiny could make such a huge impression?

Check out more at or contact designer directly at!

Cakes and Sweets: "All White" Wedding Cakes

April 6, 2011

Clean. Crisp. Classic. These cakes are anything but boring. Check out the details in this first work of art. The texture is so light and airy!

Love how this chic 3 layer cake pops against the tangerine backgound- YUM!

Photo Credit (in order): Slyvia Weinstock, Martha Stewart, Wedding for Teen

Inspiration: Crisp, Clean, White

April 4, 2011

There's just something about an all white palette that is so timeless and fresh. This hue is particularly refreshing at the start of spring, like a clean slate for the new season. Classic, vintage, or modern- white is any bride's dream. Enjoy this whimsical spin on the color that trumps the rest.

What a breath of fresh air!

Photo Credit
Top Row: Palomas Nest, Liviacetti Amy Events
Middle: Dinnerware Center
Bottom: Brides Magazine, Magnet Street via Rock my Wedding

Honeymoon: The Getaway Car

April 1, 2011

First things first. Before jetting off overseas to the ultimate honeymoon destination, don't forget to leave your reception in style! "The Getaway Car" is a long-time wedding tradition when the bride and groom ride off (happily ever after) into the sunset with wedding decorations trailing behind them. Whether its the classic tin cans and streamers or something a little more luxe, this wedding tradition is something we never want to leave behind!

Vintage getaway cars are a no brainer for a traditional and fun exit.

Or go a greener "route" with a sweet and simple exit on carriage or bike!

 Loving these smart car "people" for a more modern wedding! (But shouldn't the newly weds ride together?)

And what better way to ride away in style than in a classic 1955 Ford convertible? Farewell!

Photo Credit (in order): Martha Stewart Weddings via Wedding Bee, Amy Carroll photography via EAD, Green Wedding Shoes via Eco Conscious Wedding (carriage and bike),  The Best Wedding Car, Martha Stewart Weddings
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