Romantic Tahoe Wedding…

Whenever I see a wedding in Tahoe, I am always taken aback by the magical quality it exudes. It really is a wooded wonderland! Stephanie and Brian’s romantic wedding, shot by the talented Erin Hearts Court, fits perfectly into the enchanting surroundings!!! I love the mix of soft colors and textures paired with rustic elements. It makes for the perfect pairing!


Fall Romance Engagement Session {by} Marry You Me…

So thrilled to be posting on The Loveliest Day, its one of my favorite daily reads for inspiration :) I had to share this fall e-session shot by the awesome Rebekah Westover (one of my all time favorite wedding photogs) with you all, because really, I can’t get enough of fall and this shoot shows exactly why! The scenery is stunning, and the couple is so adorably in love and look like they were styled out of a J.Crew catalog. I can’t get enough of her style – this is like ‘E-Session What to Wear 101′. The couple also did another location and super cute outfit change for this shoot that I posted on my blog, you can check it out here. xo Annie @ Marry You Me


Vintage Floral Invitation Suite {by} Ruby & Willow…

Well hello there from downunder…. I write a wee blog called Magnolia Rouge but behind that my ‘day time job’ is as a stationery designer at Ruby & Willow. I’m delighted to be a guest on Melissa’s wonderful blog! Today I am sharing with you a recent job that I’ve completed, and whilst I know you’re heading into the thick of winter this should have you excitedly anticipating the warmer spring days a bit further down the track. Designed for a vineyard wedding with pretty gardens (actually it was my wedding venue so it’s even more special!!) the client wanted to stay away from the cliche of a vine motif. I combined vintage florals with a repeating pattern to create a multi layered appeal, and together with a custom map it was completed with a belly band and envelope liner to give it that little extra wow factor.

Thanks for having me Melissa xo


Sparkly Winter Wedding Inspiration {by} Postcards & Pretties…

Good morning…I’m Chris from Postcards & Pretties and I’m so happy to be guest posting on The Loveliest Day while Melissa is away.
Everything looks prettier when it sparkles…don’t ya think? And who
doesn’t love a festive and glamorous winter wedding. You don’t typically
associate rich delicious brown as a winter color but when combined with bronze,
gold and hints of silver can convince any winter bride to consider this
palette for her own wedding.  
 Ornaments can be your best
friend when it comes to decorating for your winter wedding. By scattering metallic
and glass ornaments around the tables {or staircase} will instantly add color and dimension.  
{season} winter
{colors} bronze, gold, chocolate, ivory
{photos} just married sign {martha stewart weddings} dress {utterly engaged} snowflake cookies {alexandra grablewski} dessert table {martha stewart weddings} feather wrap, centerpiece {martha stewart weddings} stairs filled with ornaments  plate setting {better home and gardens} bouquet {martha stewart weddings}


Save The Date Puzzle {by} Luna and Chloe Weddings…

Hi all! Today I am having surgery, fairly routine, but I’ll be recovering for a few weeks. In that time I have some killer guest posts lined up for you!!! I’ll be sprinkling in a few wedding posts of my own as well, but I’m really excited about the awesomeness that my friends and fellow bloggers put together for you! A big, huge, sincere thank you to each and every one of them:) So without further ado, we’re starting with a bang today- check out this darling DIY by Kristi of Luna and Chloe Weddings

Hello dear readers of The Loveliest Day!  Kristi here from Luna and Chloe Weddings.  I am thrilled to be here today, and jumped at the opportunity to guest post for Melissa when she asked.  Her beautiful blog was one of the first ones that I found, and I have been a faithful reader ever since!  I know how much she inspires us all with her talents and here wonderful posts, and I hope that my post today will do the same.  

If you are not familiar with me or my blog, I am inspired by just about anything and am all about the details!  I am always trying to figure out new ways in which to use something, and how I can incorporate it into a wedding.  I look at everything like it is a puzzle.  Which I am a whiz at doing by the way.  No seriously, it’s scary – I can put together a 1000 piece puzzle in a couple of hours.  Such a great talent to have, right?  No, not really.  Anyway, I came across these plain 2 inch square wooden blocks at Michaels…

As I stood there looking at the blocks, they reminded me of the old school puzzles (which they still have) where they had 9 blocks that made 6 different puzzles (one for each side).  You know the ones I am talking about I’m sure.  Do you see where I am going with this yet?  Hang tight, I am almost there.  So my thought was why not use these 9 blocks and make Save the Dates out of them!  And here is how they turned out…

When they are not put together!  And below is what the blocks make when they are put together…

I ADORE how they turned out, don’t you?  You can even add a vintage feel if you like by roughing up the edges (like the picture above).
I will be honest with you though, I struggled deciding on which way to go – rustic, country, western, beach, glamorous, classic, etc…all crossed my mind.  Yet, I decided on going with a homemade, backyard vintage theme.  Why?  Because they are so popular these days, and I think they will be around for awhile longer.  The variety of free cross stitch fonts that I found and used fit perfectly with the theme and overall feel I was going for.  Plus there is a variety of ways to mail them including in a box…

Or placed in a cellophane bag…

Which can then placed in a (padded) envelope for mailing.  Or about 5 other ways too.  So you can decide on whether you want to spend as little as possible for postage, or if you are willing to spend a bit more.
Because of my schedule over the last couple of weeks, I did not have enough time to put together a step-by-step tutorial for you.  So please forgive.  Plus this post would be forever long…and it is already long enough! I do, however, plan on posting a tutorial on my blog next week, on Thursday, with each step and the links to the free cross stitch fonts.  As well as, show you a couple other ways in which you can use wooden blocks on your big day.  So I’ll see you then!
Oh, and P.S. – They look darling standing up too…

~ Ciao
…concept, design, styling and photography all by luna and chloe weddings 


Vintage Horror Film Wedding…

I am a huge horror movie fan, so when I saw Jen and Jimmy’s Halloween wedding by Mathieu Photography, I was immediately in love! They included lots of little nods to the holiday through their colors, Dia De Los Muertos champagne glasses, and mini pumpkin placecards, but my favorite detail was the vintage horror film table markers. Seat me at ‘The Birds‘ table please:)

Wedding Vendors:
Photography: Mathieu Photography
Venue: Casa Romantica
Florals: Oceanic Flowers
Makeup Artist: Tammy B Makeup


Ostrich Egg Vases…

I want to wish you all a happy weekend, but before I go, I just had to share these incredible ostrich egg vases I found on the Florali blog…

{Image by Florali}

Nestled into mini bird nests and filled with delicate white blooms, they are pure perfection!!!

Happy weekend, lovelies:)