GSS Wedding Inspiration Board :: Orange & Black :: Halloween

Happy Monday, Lovelies!!!  We thought it would be fun to put together an Orange and Black inspiration board since it is Halloween week!  We hope this festive board helps get you in the Halloween Spirit!

Orange and Black Centerpiece:  Lyndsey Loring Design          Image Courtesy of Studio Atticus Photography

Orange and Black Flower Girl & Ring Bearer:  Image Courtesy of  Susan Jackson Photography

Orange and Black Bridal Bouquet:   Lyndsey Loring Design          Image Courtesy of  Studio Atticus Photography

Orange Boutonniere with Black Tux & Tie:  Margaret Bost Floral           Image Courtesy of Photography by Vanessa

Black Bridesmaid Dress:  Donna Ricco via Nordstrom

Orange and Black Wedding Invitation:  Emma Rose Papery            Image Courtesy of Adeline & Grace Photography

Orange Wedding Favor:  Image Courtesy of Aruna B. Photography

Orange and Black Pumpkin Escort Card Holder:   Image Courtesy of Kelly Photo & Design

Orange and Black Cupcake Wedding Cake:  Inticing Creations            Image Courtesy of Adeline & Grace Photography

Black Bridesmaids Dresses with Orange Bouquets:  My Flower Box       Image Courtesy of Artful Weddings Photography

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GSS Wedding Inspiration Board :: Black & White Lace

You really can’t go wrong with a classic Black and White wedding color palette.  The color combination of Black and White is so classy.  You can incorporate almost any theme into a Black and White wedding color palette.  We chose to add in a little romance and softness with some lace.  We’re absolutely adoring how this board turned out!  Oh so CHIC!

Black Lace Bridesmaid Dress:  Maggy London via Nordstrom

Black and White Lace Escort Cards:  KMPHOTOGRAPHY STUDIO

Black Lace Clutch:  Jessica McClintock

Black Lace Pumps:  Christian Louboutin

Black and White Lace Wedding Cake:  Image Courtesy of Real Simple

Black and White Lace Place Card:  Image Courtesy of  Fidelio Photography

Black and White Lace China Place Setting:  Lauren by Ralph Lauren

Black and White Lace  Bridal Bouquet:  Soiree Floral            Image Courtesy of Alison Gootee Photography

Black and White Lace Reception Decor:   Brocade Home

White Lace Wedding Dress with Black Embellished Sash:  Enzoani Bridal           Style: Diana

Black and White Boutonniere:  A Stylish Soiree         Image Courtesy of Perez Photography

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GSS Wedding Inspiration Board :: Jade Green, Gold, & Peacock

Jewel tones are an excellent choice for your fall or winter wedding.  Especially when you add in the lucious, rich, and warm color of gold to your wedding palette.  Using Peacock feathers as inspiration for your wedding colors is at the tip top of the lists when it comes to trendy wedding colors.  Therefore, we decided to combine the jewel tone of Jade Green with Gold and throw in some peacock inspiration as well for good measure!  This board just oozes fun AND sophistication!

Jade Green and Gold Wedding Invitation:

Jade Green, Gold & Peacock Headband:  Sweet Grass Mill via Etsy

Jade Green, Gold & Peacock Clutch:  Clutch That via Etsy

Gold Bridesmaid Dress:  Alfred Angelo

Jade Green and Gold Placesetting:  Karen Tran

Jade Green Bridesmaid Dress:  Alfred Sung Bridals via Dessy

Gold Framed Escort Cards:  Image Courtesy of BKB Photography

White and Jade Green Feather Bridal Bouquet:  Emplume

Gold Rosette Pumps:  Pierre Dumas

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GSS Wedding Inspiration Board :: GOLD

Happy Monday, Lovelies!!!  We love the richness, elegance, and warmth that a gold color palette exudes.  Check out how gorgeous a wedding using this palette can be:

Bride with Bridesmaids:  Bridal and Bridesmaids’ Looks:  Houston Bridal Gallery           Image Courtesy of Photography by Vanessa

Gold Tablescape with White Floral Centerpiece:  Image Courtesy of Laura Negri Photography

Gold Wedding Program:  Image Courtesy of Nickel Weddings Photography

Gold Placesetting:  Party Rental Ltd.

Gold and Cream Wedding Cake:  Fancy Cakes by Lauren         Image Courtesy of Allison Davis Photography

White Bridal Bouquet:  Belle Fleur               Image Courtesy of Christian Oth Studio

Ivory Bridal Pumps:  Image Courtesy of Brandy J. Photography

Gold Wedding Invitation:  SHANTELL Designs

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GSS Tuesday Trousseau :: Eco Friendly & Conflict Free Engagement Rings

image courtesy of Amy Karp

When it comes to choosing your symbol of eternity, the choices are endless. We recently heard about Brilliant Earth. They produce beautiful jewelry and guarantee a conflict free gem. Conflict free diamonds are guaranteed to originate from ethical and environmentally responsible sources. Conflict free diamonds are free from violence and other human rights abuses, and are produced with minimal environmental impact. They also use recycled metals for their jewelry. As part of their comprehensive commitment to environmental responsibility, Brilliant Earth uses recycled precious metals in all of their fine jewelry, guaranteeing their customers an eco-friendly jewelry product of the highest quality. They also have a high standard for packaging with purpose. All Brilliant Earth rings arrive in hand-crafted, natural Rimu wood ring boxes. Rimu wood is sourced from a sustainably harvested New Zealand forest that preserves biodiversity, soil, water, and air quality. These keepsake ring boxes showcase the Rimu’s beautiful wood grain, as well as your ring!

They also give back to the community…

Brilliant Earth is proud to dedicate 5% of our profits to communities impacted by the jewelry trade. Historically, the jewelry trade has incurred great social and environmental cost. We feel strongly that luxury goods should not promote such injustice, and that the communities that produce the products should benefit from them. Through our partnerships with established, on-the-ground efforts, we try to rectify past injustices of the jewelry trade and help communities develop the skills needed to manage their natural resources effectively.

Our overall objective is to invest in long-term community development in regions that can support a self-sustaining jewelry-based economy. To achieve this, we combine our understanding of best practices in the jewelry trade with research-based funding efforts. Through our ongoing initiatives, we’re helping shape a rewarding and self-sufficient future for families who depend on the jewelry trade.

When it comes to choosing your forever symbol of eternity…your bling, your diamond ring, your engagement ring, consider a conflict free, recycled ring. You can even create your own unique design that is beautiful and ethical inside and out. Visit Brilliant Earth for more information.

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GSS Wedding Inspiration Board :: Hot Pink Polka Dots!

Happy Monday, Lovelies!  While scouring the web for some fantastic polka dot wedding dress for a previous post, we were inspired to create an entire inspiration board based on polka dots!  This board is so much fun and full of sass!  We can’t help but smile everytime we look at it!  This would be so much fun for a Spring or Summer wedding!

Polka Dot Wedding Cake:  Collette Foley Specialty Baking Image Courtesy of:  Mary Ellen Bartley Photography

Pink Tie with White Polka Dots:  Image Courtesy of The Jono Show

Polka Dot Centerpiece:  Teleflora

Pink Birdcage Veil:  Wedding Aisle

Hot Pink Satin Pumps:  Kate Spade

Pink Polka Dot Bridesmaid Dress:  Vivien of Holloway

Polka Dot Wedding Dress:  Honey Pie Boutique

Polka Dot Tablescape:  Nathaniel Edmunds Photography

Hot Pink Clutch:  Sue Jack

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Let’s get CRAFTY :: DIY Yarn Wrapped Wedding Monograms!


Monograms are extrememly popular at weddings nowadays and we love seeing the different variations and uses of them.  When we stumbled upon (literally- thank you StumbleUpon!) this DIY Yarn Wrapped Wedding Monogram goodness from Wedding Photographer, Sarah Ortega– We fell in love.  Seriously, how adorable are these?!  And if you scroll down Sarah’s site, you’ll see an array of DIY goodies on the right hand side.  Wow, she’s crafty- and we’re envious! :)  So, check out her DIY Yarn Wrapped Wedding Monogram tutorial from her website below!

“I am a big fan of yarn wrapped… everything! You can give ordinary objects a cool and aesthetic look simply by wrapping them in yarn and best of all this technique is inexpensive and easy to do.
I also love monogram letters so how could I not help but combine the two?
I had already made a monogram letter for our daughter so for this project I used the initials of my husband and I. Here are some tips if you want to make your own.

All you will need is a paper mache or wooden letter, yarn, scissors and a glue gun. (I just used a few dabs of hot glue here and there to secure the yarn especially at the ends).


With the “A” I began by wrapping the yarn through the opening to cover the inside.


Then I wrapped the yarn horizontally across the letter and finished it off by wrapping it vertically.


The “S” I actually found a little more difficult because of the curves and it just required some extra patience…


 I wrapped the ends first so that they were covered.


Then I proceeded to wrap the yarn around the shape of the “S” until it was all covered.


I think they look great on the dresser in our bedroom, the texture and pop of color is just lovely.


They also look pretty cool on the cabinet in our living room.
– All of the items on the dresser and cabinet are thrift store finds!
– I used this tutorial to make those colorful scrap paper branches.
– What’s that up top? Oh those are just some paper lanterns, tissue paper pom poms and coffee filter pom poms that I made and put up for Talia’s first birthday bash. Why are they still up 6 months later? Because I like them :) They feel festive and party-ish and make me happy when I walk by them.


Here are some close up shots of the letters…



 I am liking these a lot…”

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GSS Tuesday Trousseau :: Antique Monogrammed Plates

We may be a bit on a monogramming kick….why not? Its personal 😉 A few post back we featured these monogrammed home accents now we plated  another personal touch to add to your newlywed home. A perfect wedding registry item! We stumbled…well not really stumbled but found these awesome antique plates perfectly personal to you.  Kelly Wilson Antiques has brought us an incredible item and what’s best? It ships directly to your door! You could even use one of these platters as a guest sign-in at your wedding. The possibilities are endless, but one thing that remains the same…its for decoration only.

Can’t get enough Tuesday Trousseau? Be sure to catch up with all of the past ones here >Wedding Gift Ideas<

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GSS Wedding Inspiration Board :: Orange and Navy

Happy Monday, Lovelies!!  We sure hope you had a relaxing weekend and stayed cool during these HOT summer days.  We’re absolutely loving today’s wedding inspiration board.  Orange and Navy just make such a gorgeous wedding color palette.  This palette is so versatile-  It could be used at a beach wedding, Summer wedding, Spring, or Fall wedding!  So, basically any season, anywhere!

Navy Bridesmaids Dress:  JS Boutique via Nordstrom

Navy Mary Jane Peep-Toe Pumps:  Giuseppe Zanotti

Navy and Orange Wedding Cake:  Image Courtesy of Renee Broughton Photography

Navy and Orange Wedding Invitations:  Momental Designs

Navy, Orange and White Bridal Bouquet:  Flora Fauna

Navy and White Escort Cards:  Image Courtesy of Cayton Photography

Navy and White Clutch with Orange Ribbon:  AO3 Designs via Etsy            Image Courtesy of Bella Grace Studios

Navy and Orange Tablescape:  Sadie’s Fine Floral Design          Image Courtesy of Sewell Photography

Navy and Orange Bowtie:  Nowell’s Online

Navy and Orange Candy Display:  Image Courtesy of Zenia Photography & Nicole Caldwell Photography

Orange and Canvas Tote:          Image Courtesy of Orchard Grove Photography

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