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A great start to any wedding planning is deciding what kind of tone you want your wedding to have. A huge part of that is color! Are you a pastel, neutral person? Bright and airy? Maybe jewel tones are your thing?

I found this site a while back and fell in love! Design Seeds is essentially a collection of great color palettes which shades of every color imaginable. Jessica, the artist behind these, uses photos to pull colors from. I love this for so many reasons, but the top one is how inspiring it is. I do a very small amount of design work and I sometimes struggle to find the colors I want to pair. Searching through these palettes helps me see some of those pairings that aren’t expected, but stunning.

This is a great resource for picking wedding colors! So many weddings have one or two dominant colors with a few accent ones. I love when an accent color pops or there are some unexpected pairings. It keeps it so visually interesting.

Check this one out! She really finds the color in each photo that is the basis for the palette.


Also, you can search by color. Great it you are sure about one color but not so sure about which direction to go with it.

Long story short, go get lost here for a while!


– AV


Listening to: Dark Dark Dark

Drinking: Decaf tea (trying to not caffeinate after 7!)

On deck: Watch for wedding photos over at my Facebook page!

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Oh, small weddings how I love you. There is something about a small, intimate wedding that is just lovely. Kate & Chris had some great touches to their small beach wedding.


• Mismatched china place settings. Something you can’t very easily do with big weddings but SO great.

• Great location! The carriage house on Park Point is so gorgeous.

• Their adorable son. I refrained from posting any photos of him, but believe me when I say that he was adorable. Although anyone that knows me is aware that I think all children are adorable…but really. He is EXTRA cute.

• Live guitarist! Such a cool aspect.




Thanks for looking!

– AV

Listening to: Lucy Schwartz

Drinking: Iced Coffee..at 9:00 p.m…yeah.

On Deck: Overall updates and new marketing plan!

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Look! I am one step closer to being caught up! :)

This post is from Molly & Andy’s wedding back in August. Here are the highlights!

• Gorgeous cathedral. SUCH a great ceremony venue.

• Ridiculously fun wedding party. I have had some funny moments on party buses…but this group was just hilarious.

• Some of the best entrances I have ever seen at a reception.

• I love families at all weddings, but something about Molly & Andy’s families stuck with me. Such love.

• Honestly more people on a single dance floor than I have ever seen ever. It was amazing. :)

Aaaaaaaand photos!



Watch for more in the next week!



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