Monday, April 14, 2014

Pastel Wedding Inspiration

With Spring here and flowers starting to bloom, it's the perfect time to have a pastel wedding!  The subtle colors are common in springtime and around the Easter season, and invoke a sense of calm beauty.

clockwise from top left:
pastel cake
bike photo
bouquet
bridesmaids dresses
balloon photo
boutineer
invitations
wall decor
table setting

While almost any invitation can have its colors changed to pastels, these invitations are what made me think of springtime:

simple monogram
DIY watercolor

Triple Hearts
Lace Frame

Square Flourish Frame

Friday, March 14, 2014

Chrome Skyline Wedding Inspiration

Metallic weddings are becoming all the rage now, and silver (or chrome) is a lovely accent to any wedding color scheme.  Glitter and sparkle add charm and timelessness.

sources: (clockwise from top left)
-silver gift boxes
-skyline invitations by me
-skyline cake
-grey suit
-glitter tablecloth
-brooch bouquet
-glitter dress
-city wedding photograph

Another invitation that would go well with the glam of city weddings is this Art Deco wedding invitation:

Art Deco Wedding Invitation, RSVP, and info card

Friday, March 7, 2014

Mint Wedding Inspiration

Mint is a lovely pastel color or anytime of the year.  The subtle of the green is calming and serene.  Pair it with any number of pastel colors (pink, yellow) or a bolder color, like grey or navy.

sources (clockwise spiral from top left)
green veil
table setting
headpiece and veil
bouquet
dress
shoes
drinks
bowtie
cake

Because this color scheme is so versatile, there are so many great options.  Some invitations that I think would pair well with this inspiration board are:

Vintage Lace

https://www.etsy.com/listing/79365661/blue-flourish-a-printable-wedding-suite?ref=shop_home_active_20

https://www.etsy.com/listing/90801764/art-deco-arches-printable-wedding?ref=shop_home_active_8

https://www.etsy.com/listing/79362482/seaside-a-printable-wedding-invitation?ref=shop_home_active_9

https://www.etsy.com/listing/96501387/flourish-a-printable-wedding-invitation?ref=shop_home_active_15

Wildflowers

Square Flourish

Salt Lake

https://www.etsy.com/listing/128510899/triangle-photos-a-printable-wedding?ref=shop_home_active_4

https://www.etsy.com/listing/90797328/printable-watercolor-wedding-invitation?ref=shop_home_active_12

Saturday, March 1, 2014

Shamrock Emerald Wedding Inspration

Shamrocks are the traditional symbol of the Holy Trinity, but even if you're not Irish or particularly religious, there is no denying the beauty of the emerald green that can be spotted in spring. Symbolizing new beginning and new growth, the shamrock is a perfect detail for a March wedding.

I was completely blown away by how many amazing St. Patrick's Day wedding ideas are out there! I couldn't come even close to fitting everything I wanted on this inspiration board, so make a quick Pinterest search and you'll see even more ideas!

Sources (clockwise spiral from top left)
moss ring holder
shamrock shoe rhinestones
green bridesmaid
edible shamrocks
emerald shoes
horse shoe
bouquet
just married garland
boutineer

While not a shamrock-themed invitation, this Lucky in Love suite is a perfect match.

Other invitations that would go well with a fresh, spring wedding are:

  Fresh leaves

https://www.etsy.com/listing/126458522/blossoms-printable-wedding-invitation?ref=shop_home_feat_4

https://www.etsy.com/listing/79365928/chic-limeade-printable-wedding?ref=shop_home_active_3&ga_search_query=chic

https://www.etsy.com/listing/82069951/orange-grove-a-printable-wedding?ref=shop_home_active_11

Perfect Pear

Thursday, February 6, 2014

Romantic Blush Pink Wedding Inspiration





It's easy to imagine a pink wedding being over the top girly, but blush pink is a perfect shade of pink without being overwhelming.  It's romantic, sweet, innocent.  Pair it with lace, and it's feminine and delicate.  If you're too worried about it being girly, mix in mint or sage green, or grey.  Check out this lovely inspiration board to start your own mind working.

sources, clockwise from top left:
bouquet
pink lace invitation
heart floral wreath
bridesmaid dresses
canopy
cake
tie and boutineer
floral isle runner



Monday, February 3, 2014

Working Hard

painted by Natalie Raevsky exclusively for Canvas and Chardonnay

While these last few months have been very busy, I have happily been working hard.  We moved into a new house, and it has come with lots of work. We still haven't unpacked our essentials and we don't have a sink in our bathroom. I expect to spend lots more time on the house and you might see some photos like these popping up:

I also have been teaching painting at Canvas and Chardonnay, and loving every minute of it! If you haven't already, come on down and paint something with us (go to the website to see the calendar and register for a class)! I'm a regular art teacher there, and I usually teach Starry Night, but this month I have several new paintings starting! It's loads of fun, and if your in the area, they're looking to hire ;)

The following painting were painted by Natalie Raevsky exclusively for Canvas and Chardonnay

 And here are a few snapshots that have been taking while I've been working. It's seriously so much fun!

Red Valentine's Day Wedding Inspiration


Valentine's Day is the most romantic day of the year, and what better time to celebrate your love? A very good friend of mine got married on Valentine's Day, feeling that it was the best day of the year to do so.  Spread the love with romantic hearts and red details.

sources (clockwise from top left):
red dress
heart cake
bridal fascinator
heart guest book
heart invitations
paper garland
hidden heart cake

More romantic, heart wedding invitations? How about these?

Hearts, printable
https://www.etsy.com/listing/162637694/hearts-a-printable-wedding-suite-with?ref=shop_home_active_9

Let me Count the Ways

Red Love
https://www.etsy.com/listing/79365109/red-love-printable-wedding-invitation?ref=shop_home_active_11

Red Watercolor Roses
https://www.etsy.com/listing/111700487/red-roses-holiday-edition-watercolor?ref=shop_home_active_17

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