August, 2012

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Already mourning summer's end? Never fear - this week's fashion inspiration - a sweet dose of circus-inspired fun will have you smiling until the leaves start to turn! We're feeling totally inspired by all things carnival & carefree!

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Looking to add a pop of pep to your special day? We're loving this sweet set of Go Against the Grain paper flags. Jauntilly affixed to diminutive toothpicks, these stunners are perfect for decorating cupcakes or embellishing signature cocktails.

For a chance to win these sweet treats, just answer the following question here or on our facebook page: what has been your favorite memory from summer 2012?

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Listen up, all of you sweet brides out there! Vanilla is no longer synonymous with boring & bland. This week, we're feeling inspired by a bevy of tasty Vanilla treats, sure to make a splash at any fall wedding.

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Jeannette & Shane opted to shoot their lovestruck engagement session with Keira Lemonis while on a fun visit to Saratoga Springs.

This adorable couple spent the day with Keira exploring the beautiful scenery that Saratoga has to offer & by posing for sweet pictures while lounging on a cute picnic blanket. We are simply in love with the way Jeannette & Shane played up their love for one another, as well as the splendor of the summer season!

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The Springside Inn is nestled behind the Owasco Lake. The FingerLakes region is known for being the hub of outdoor activity, but also for their rich nearby wineries!

A wedding reception at the Springside Inn is sure to be a unique & glamorous celebration! The breathtaking views provide the perfect backdrop to exchange vows! The inn's heartwarming blend of charm & comfort creates an atmosphere that is not only inviting, but elegant as well.

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We adore this week's color inspiration! Vermillion & taupe is the perfect blend of colors for any fall nuptial celebration! Taupe's light, natural look is perfect for couple's who are searching for a rustic wedding theme while vermillion adds a burst of color- making it perfect for accents!
We suggest trying taupe table setting & adding vermillion elements like table numbers and floral arrangements!

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Looking for a patriotic punch for your big day? Try crafting a beautiful, red, white & blue hued boutonniere out of thrifted treasures! We made this cutie - as seen in our Spring/Summer 2012 color palettes - from vintage blooms, an heirloom button. cheerful berries - & some help from our friends at Dandeneau Flowers!

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After being together for ten years, Meagan & Josh were ready to tie the knot in a picture-perfect New York ceremony befitting their special love story.

The couple - who met in a college calculus class - had been friends for several years before taking their friendship to the next level. They have enjoyed sharing life's "curve balls" together & could not have been happier with their joyful nuptials. "The white tent over looking the Hudson River with the sky still lit & moon out was a scene we will remember forever," Meagan recalls.

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We adore these sweet engagement photos taken by Melvin Gilbert Photography! Letizia & Tim took time out in Paris to share some cozy moments.

With the idyllic Eiffel Tower in the background, the two got intimate & romantic in the city of love! France never looked so good!
Travel is no longer solely for weddings! Engagement pictures taken in a breathtaking setting are timeless keepsakes from a vacation. They can also be used as save the dates for your picturesque nuptial celebration!

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Allison Marie is a self taught artist who has always loved art in every form. She took that passion and turned it into her design business, Alli's Studio where her style is whimsical & eclectic. With an ability to listen to each client & turn their vision into a perfect reality!