Caribbean Blue, Coconut + Ruby Inspiration {by} Postcards & Pretties…

Hey Loveliest Day readers!  Chris here from Postcards & Pretties and I’m super excited to be guest blogging for Melissa while she’s away on vacation. I can’t exactly pin point the destination of this board, it’s some place where the trade winds blow and worries are forgotten with a fruity cocktail.   
{colors} ruby, caribbean blue & coconut
{photos} tropical bouquet {jose villa} parrot {troy grover photography} pineapple gin {martha stewart} tropical wedding cake {martha stewart weddings} bridesmaid dresses {bhldn} striped vellum candles {martha stewart weddings} demijohn arrangements {sas interiors} 


Mexican Wedding Ideas…

Today I have some decor ideas for you, inspired by Mexico. Bright colors, mixed textures, and some fun cultural nods make for a fantastic fiesta!!!

How about a private sweetheart table on the beach at dusk? Serape blankets as aisle or table runners, maracas and sombreros as favors or photo booth props, papel picado draped across the room, a bright and textural bouquet, a bold hand painted cake, or layers of pink fringe to stand under as you say your I do’s? Love it all!

Who doesn’t love a tequila bar? This lighted Hola sign is simply adorable, and I adore this floral garland and ribbon chair decor.

{Top to Bottom, L-R: Photo by Troy Grover, Styling by Summer Watkins, Via Style Me Pretty | By Alapan | Via Estate Hound | Photo by Gabriel Ryan Photographers, Cake by Sweet & Saucy Shop, Via My Sweet & Saucy | By Fiore Blossoms | Photo by Jose Villa, Styling by Jill La Fleur, Via Style Me Pretty | Photo by Sarah Yates, Styling by Sitting in a Tree, Via Style Me Pretty | Photo by Kate Webber via Style Me Pretty | Via Project Wedding | Via | Photo by Jose Villa, Styling by Jill La Fleur, Via Style Me Pretty}


Kraft + Neon Inspiration…

Kraft and neon, what a divine combination! Playful, modern, and bold. I would LOVE to design a celebration with this palette!

{Top to Bottom, Left to Right: From Martha Stewart, By Claire Vivier, From Stubby Pencil Studio, By Simplesmente Branco + Pinga Amor via Somewhere Splendid, By Ruthie Davis via , From Paper Passionista, From Purl Soho, By Scrap Bits}


Simple Favor Ideas…

I spotted these bottled favor/gift ideas over on Matt Bites the other day, and I just love them!

Simple syrups, perfectly packaged. I think these would make a fantastic hostess gift, or something fun to take along to a bridal shower! Cocktails, anyone?

These little bottles of limoncello look so delicious and refreshing! Whip up a favorite drink, put it in some pretty bottles, and give them out as wedding favors or gifts. I think making some apple cider, or mulled wine and packaging it like this could be a great Christmas present or winter wedding favor!

All it took was some bottles, some labels, and a little creativity! Head on over to Matt Bites to learn more:)


Daisy Inspiration…

I love daisies! They are so sweet and cheerful. My favorite by far are tiny little chamomile daisies. They fit so perfectly with the flowy, carefree style I love so much for weddings! Since I am constantly dreaming of these little darlings, I put together some dreamy daisy inspiration to share with you.

{L-R: By Leo Krumbacher for Grazia Germany via Fashion Gone Rogue | By Chelsea Fuss via Frolic | By Ryan Ray Photography via Ruffled | By Plum Sage, photographed by Tec Petaja via Wedding Bee | By Debi Treloar Photography | By Asrai Garden | By Camilla Flowers, photographed by Allyson Magda, styled by La Fleur Weddings via Style Me Pretty}

Have a wonderful weekend!!!


Summer Gingham Inspiration…

Happy Friday, everyone! The weekend has almost arrived, so I wanted to leave you with a little something fun. Summer will be here before we know it, and for some reason whenever I think summer, I think gingham! While I love the classic Americana take on gingham in navy blues, whites and reds, my favorite kind of gingham is a mix of it in all the colors of the rainbow. A colorful gingham explosion! It makes me think of picnics in the park, running through the sprinklers, lemonade under a beach umbrella, icy fruit popsicles, and frolicking in the pool, among other things.

A colorful gingham wedding, or party of any sort would be so cute! If you have one, pretty, pretty please invite me.

{L-R: Ties by BabybyStevie | Goodie Bags by Sweet LuLu | Umbrella photo by Simply Hue | Gingham Packaging by Sweet Paul | Twist Ties by Pretty Tape | Table by Country Living | Cupcake Liners by The Bakers Confections | Hanging Bunting by Kate Landers Events via Project Nursery}


Balloon Cake…

Sometimes, the most simple details are the most delightful. This iced white cake adorned with a menagerie of colorful mini balloons, by Inchmark, is a perfect example!

{By Brooke Reynolds of Inchmark}

It’s ideal for a kid’s party, but I think it would work just as well for a quirky and casual DIY wedding. So much cuteness, I almost can’t take it!