Inspiration: Coney Island

August 31, 2011

There is just something so whimsical and wonderfully youthful about carnivals. Today we are inspired by the famous Coney Island. Enjoy!

Inspiration: Coney Island
Colors: Bubble Gum Pink, Roasted Caramel, Robin's Egg Blue
Textures: Cotton Candy, Kissing Booths, Balloons, Ferris Wheel, Sawdust, Old Fashioned Tickets, Funnel Cake, Caramel Covered Apples

Photo Credit (in order): Brownstoner, Green Wedding Shoes, Martha Stewart Wedding, All Women Stalk, Once Wed, Wedding Bee, Martha Stewart, Green Wedding Shoes

Cakes and Sweets: Fudge

August 24, 2011

Love chocolate but are looking to keep things fun and interesting at your wedding? Experiment with fudge. Its easy, fun, and delicious!

Fudge can easily be dyed different colors if you are trying to coordinate with a particular color scheme...and the flavor possibilities are endless!

The packaging is another opportunity to get creative and personalized.

If you love the idea of incorporating fudge, but are looking to keep things more traditional, try these mini fudge cakes (courtesy of Martha Stewart) on your dessert table in addition to your wedding cake.

Jars of hot fudge make perfect party favors (or late night snacks)!

Photo Credit: Wedding By Color, New Jersey Bride, Martha Stewart, Wedding Favors to Love

Destination Weddings: Charleston, SC

August 18, 2011

Inspired by this gorgeous shot courtesy of Virgil Bunao, we couldn't help but feature South Carolina as a destination wedding spot. It's not surprising that this particular photo won 3rd place in ISPWP's Venue/Location category. 

No matter what style you have in mind for a destination wedding, South Carolina seems to have a little bit of everything. From small town charm to luxurious yachts, this east cost state is definitely one of our top picks for unique destinations-and you don't even have to leave the country!

Here are some favorites...

South Carolina Aquarium

Crosby's Dock

Angel Oak Tree on John's Island

"The Carolina Girl" Luxury Yacht

Photo Credit: ISPWP, Wedding Venues Charleston, Style Frizz, Charleston Wedding Company

Edible Trends: Pho

August 10, 2011

What in the world is Pho? Pho is basically a noodle soup that is traditionally beef-based with spices. The dish is pronounced “fuh” (not “foe” or “foo” or “puh”). It can also be made with many other types of meat and fish, or it can be completely vegetarian. 

This trendy treat would make the perfect "do it yourself" food bar at a wedding. 

Beef Noodle Soup

Pho from a bar in Barcelona

Who said soup can't be "pho"abulous?

Photo Credit: Steamy Kitchen and Vip Gormet

Inspiration: Blue is the new Black

August 8, 2011

Is blue really the new black? Probably not, but cobalt blue is hotter than ever. This color can be sweet or sassy, classic or rustic. Pair it with burnt orange, white, or neutrals for the perfect transitional summer-to-fall wedding palette. 

Inspiration: Cobalt Blue
Colors: Cobalt Blue, Rust Orange, Off White
Textures: Glass Jars, Blue Suede Shoes, Hydrangea bouquets, Structured handbags, Daisies 

Photo Credit: Garden Path, Dynamite Weddings, Everything Leb, Essential Silk, Style She Wrote, Weddings Online, The Knot

Cakes and Sweets: Favorite Summer Cake

August 3, 2011

Nothing says summer like bright lemon yellow. Whether it is the buttery cake inside or the decorative frosting, yellow cakes are simply charming for sunny weddings and events. Here are our favorites.

So yummy!

Photo: Martha Stewart, Real Simple, W Wedding Flowers, Just Be Splendid, Chef Kathleen

Floral Inspiration: Bouquets without Flowers

August 1, 2011

Bouquets without any flowers? Yes, you heard us correctly. This week PBL is taking "floral" inspiration outside the box. Check out these amazingly unique and fun bouquets that are made with all kinds of non-floral materials. These bouquets are anything but dull!

So fun!

Photo Credit: VM Events, Martha Stewart, Poptastic Bride, Bright Bold and Beautiful, Martha Stewart, BellzandWhistelzblog, Simply Perfect Weddings
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