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Real Wedding: Colin and Sarah

Colin and Sarah’s wedding is equal parts vintage and sweet. I’m loving Sarah’s 50’s wedding gown and the vintage door/window that they hung twine from for their escort cards. How cute is that? And the centerpieces are just too perfect! Of course the incredible photos by Love Me Do Photography are oh-so-fabulous as well! I can’t think of a more perfect Friday send off! Have a lovely weekend!

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Inspiration: Where does it come from?

To follow up with last week’s post on how to find inspiration “out of the box” I thought I’d keep with the idea (because I find it rather refreshing) and share this board with you. Pink with a side of pink, I know. But hey…who doesn’t love a little romance from time to time?

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Sources left to right from top: 1. Oh Joy! 2. Rebecca Thuss 3. Flickr 4. Studio Violet 5. Christian Dior

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Everyone’s Doing It…

Talking about peonies, that is. Yesterday I was at my local friendly Trader Joe’s (oh how I love me some Trader’s) and I couldn’t resist purchasing a bunch of peonies.

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Wouldn’t you know, they’ve bloomed overnight and now I CANNOT take my eyes off them. I keep them in my line of vision and look over with googly eyes every few seconds like an adoring pre-teen fan. I’d get their autograph if I could.

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Anyhow, these beauties are in season right now, which means they’re way more affordable AND better looking. If you’re getting married during this time of year, please, do me a favor and use peonies.

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Or, just pick some up for yourself, put them in the vase, and tell them (as often as you can when no one is listening) how much you adore them.

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She looks lovely alone, or surround with a bunch of other pretty friends. (Though I think the peony makes all the other gals jealous).

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Look what $6 can do? (Yes, $6…that’s how much I paid for 5 stems!)

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And she’s mighty versatile! She can do casual and she can do fancy.

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Happy Tuesday!

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Inspiration Request: Coco Chanel

I received the following inspiration request this last weekend and was so inspired, I just had to comply!

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Hi Grey!

I adore your blog!!! I wanted to know if you had ever done a Chanel inspired inspiration board? A girlfriend of mine is wanting the whole “Chanel Glamour” theme and I’m trying to help her out!

Thanks,
Stephanie

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Well, Stephanie, here is my version of a Chanel Wedding!

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First Row: 1. SMP 2. Etsy 3. Jose Villa 4. Frolic! Second Row: 1. Besty White 2. Grey Third Row: 1. Chanel 2. Oh How Charming! Fourth Row: 1. Frolic! 2. Fiore Blossoms 3. Polyvore

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