GSS Wedding Inspiration Board :: Platinum & Plum

Happy Monday, Lovelies!!!  We hope you had a fabulous and relaxing weekend.  We are loving this lucious Plum with pops of soothing of Platinum inspiration board.  When picking your wedding color palette, it’s always a good idea to pair a rich, dark color with a light and lively color.  You will be so pleased with the end result!

Plum Bridesmaid Dress:  Adrianna Papell

Platinum and Plum Wedding Cake:  Sterling Affair        Image Courtesy of  Mira Mamon Photography

Plum Wedding Bouquet:  Michael George Hybrid          Image Courtesy of Autumn Lin Photography

Platinum Suit with Plum Bow Tie:  Image Courtesy of Jonas Peterson Photography

Platinum and Plum Wedding Invitations:  Momental Designs

Platinum and Plum Wedding Party:  Image Courtesy of Jonas Peterson Photography

Platinum and Plum Place Setting:  Image Courtesy of Erik Ekroth Photography

Plum Pumps:  Pura Lopez

Platinum and Plum Tablescape:  LMD Floral Events Interiors        Image Courtesy of Erik Ekroth Photography

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GSS Featured Wedding :: Holly & Hao’s Texas Wedding :: Kimberly Chau Photography

You are in for a treat today. Kimberly Chau submitted this lovely Dallas Texas wedding to us via Two Bright Lights and we were instantly smitten. The Badgley Mischka shoes are simply divine, the menswear is sleek yet fun, the decor` is cute and fresh, and the EXIT … you need to get to the bottom of this post to see it. We won’t spoil it for you. Its a must see! Kimberly shares a few words about the couple….

Holly + Hao are just the cutest couple! Holly + Hao had their wedding recently in Dallas and it was just spectacular. Back in high school and college, Hao persistently and patiently pursued Holly. They met at a church camp and he hung out with her the whole time! Even though Hao tried and tried over and over again to gain Holly’s heart, he was rejected after the first few attempts. But that didn’t stop him from trying harder and thanks to God’s perfect timing, Hao finally caught Holly’s attention one lucky day and asked her out on a date! And from then, it was history. They fell in love and now they are married!

Reception Venue:  El Dorado Country Club
Dress Designer:  Angelina Faccenda
Ceremony Location:  Prestonwood Baptist Church
Tuxedo and Mens Attire:  Banana Republic, Brooks Brothers
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GSS Wedding Inspiration Board :: Navy Blue & Lavender

There’s just something so serene and soothing about this inspiration board… Maybe it’s the soft hue of Lavender against the dark Navy… We’re not sure what it is, but we’re LOVING this Navy Blue and Lavender board!

Navy Peep Toe Mary Janes:  Giuseppe Zanotti

Navy and Lavender Wedding Invitation:  Momental Designs

Navy and Lavender Butterfly Wedding Cake:  Cheryl Kleinman Cakes          Image Courtesy of Antonis Achilleos Photography

Lavender Bridal Bouquet:  Image Courtesy of

Lavender Orchid Boutonniere:  Tulip Floral Studio      Image Courtesy of Our Labor of Love Photography

Navy and Lavender Clutch:  KYEbags via Etsy

Navy and Lavender Placesetting:  Image Courtesy of Luna Photo

Navy Bridesmaid Dress:  Alfred Sung via The Dessy Group

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GSS Wedding Inspiration Board :: Black & Boysenberry

Happy New Year, Lovelies!!!  We certainly hope that 2012 brings you all love and prosperity!  Speaking of prosperity… this Black & Boysenberry inspiration board looks so rich and decadent!  YUM!

Black and Purple Tablescape:  Wish Special Events   

Purple Clutch:  Hatty and Moo

Black and Purple Lounge Mood Image:  Lighting by Got Light

Purple Satin Peep Toe Pumps:  Pura Lopez

Black and Purple Wedding Program:  Cesar Palima for Artpix Portrait Studio

Black Bridesmaid Dress:  David’s Bridal

Bride with Purple Parasol:  Image Courtesy of  Erik Matey Photography

Purple and White Bridal Bouquet:  Stadium Flowers     Image Courtesy of  Studio 6 Photography

Black and Purple Wedding Cake:  Cakes by Creme de la Creme        Image Courtesy of  Studio 6 Photography

Black and Purple Wedding Invitations:  U2Collection

Purple Bridesmaid Dress:  Adrianna Papell 

Black Mirror:  Brocade Home

Purple Signature Cocktail:  Image Courtesy of Photography by Mandi

Black and Purple Centerpieces:  Image Courtesy of  Studio 6 Photography


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GSS Featured Wedding :: Kristin & Cody’s Elegant Summer Texas Wedding :: Krystle Akin Photography

Happy Hump Day, Lovelies!!!  Today’s featured wedding comes from Krystle of Krystle Akin Photography. She is an East Texas based wedding photographer.  Krystle has been so accommodating to GSS on this feature.  Thank you!  Kristin and Cody were married in The Woodlands, Texas on July 23, 2011.  Kristin was kind enough to answer a few questions for us:

How did you and Cody meet?  We are both Texas A&M graduates, so we had several mutual friends. I was having a girls’ night, he was having a guys’ night, my friends knew his friends & his friends knew my friends. :)  We met up at a Wade Bowen Concert (another Texas country event) and that’s where our story began!

How long have you been together?  We met in January 2010, began dating shortly after…He proposed 11 months later in December. We have been together 1 year, 7 months and married 2 months, Sept 23.

How did Cody propose?  I’m a teacher so during my Christmas break I went to visit him because we were in a long distance relationship until we were married (3 hours away from each other). He had just bought a house (our house now)… he didn’t have cable yet so needless to say we were trying to entertain ourselves. He had plans to propose the following day but he couldn’t wait another day. We were sitting on the couch, he asked “how do you picture me proposing to you.” I said that I didn’t want anything fancy or anything that would cause attention; I told him “I want you to propose when you felt like you have never loved me more than that very minute. Make sure I look cute though when you ask me! Haha!” One hour later, we were playing hangman on a dry erase board (trying to keep ourselves entertained) and it was “the final hangman” and it read “Look in the cabinet above the desk.” I still had no idea what was going on… looked in the cabinet, saw a ring box, turned around, and he was on one knee. He then said “Kris, I have never loved you more than I do right now. Will you marry me?”  I said yes and then we BOTH jumped up and down, over and over!

P.S.- I was wearing his flannel pajamas, a tank top, a leopard headband, and NO MAKE-UP. I thought he didn’t pay attention to the fact that I told him that I wanted to look cute but he said “To me, that’s when you are the cutest.”

What sold you on your wedding venue?  I am from Palestine (east Texas) and he is from Nederland (southeast Texas) so we knew that we wanted to choose a location that was an equal distance for both families/friends to travel. We fell in love with the church, Robb Chapel at The Woodlands United Methodist Church at first sight. The only criteria I had for the church is that it had one center aisle that opened up to two double doors.  The reception at Woodlands Resort was an easy choice as well. Since we were making people travel, we wanted our reception to be traditional but yet with a FUN twist- basically a celebration/party for all of our guests! Plus it was beautiful once the sunset and you could see the pond outside the glass room. So it had an indoor/outdoor feel but air conditioned!

Your dress is gorgeous, where did you get it and how did you know it was “the one”?  I loved my dress!! It was by the designer Watters and we found it at Brickhouse Bridal of The Woodlands. I actually picked out the sash first but knew I wanted a dress that was fitting and simple so that way the sash would stand out. It would have been the first dress I tried on but my mom made me try on a poofy, Cinderella dress first. Yuck! Not for me! Otherwise, it would have been the first and last dress I tried on.  From the second I put the dress on; I loved it and could picture myself wearing it on my big day!!

How did you choose your wedding color palette?  EASY! My favorite color is purple, so we did various shades of purple.

What song did you dance to for your first dance?  We are HUGE Texas Country fans so of course… One Woman by Randy Rogers Band.

Do you have any advice for bride and grooms that are in the planning process?  Have fun! Do not stress!! It goes by too fast!

What was your favorite part of your big day?  Seeing Cody’s face when I walked down the aisle.


Venue: Woodlands United Methodist  (ceremony) & Woodlands Resort (reception)

Dress:  Watters (designer) purchased from  Brickhouse Bridal of the Woodlands

Cake: Woodlands Resort

Floral: The Blooming Idea

Linens: Woodlands Resort

Catering: Woodlands Resort

DJ/Band: Casey Brown of Palestine, TX (AMAZING)

Invitations/Wedding Stationery: David’s Bridal

Thank you so much, Krystle, for sharing this amazing wedding with us!  Please stop by Krystle Akin Photography’s website and blog and show her some love!  And thank you, Kristin, for taking your time to answer our questions!  We wish you and Cody a lifetime full of love, laughter, and happiness!!!  May every day be better than the last!

If you have an engagement, wedding, day after, or anniversary session that you would like featured- Please send it to us at  We HEART submissions!

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GSS Wedding Inspiration Board :: Plum and Navy :: Plum Crazy!

With the Fall months upon us, we’re beginning to dream of darker, rich colors. With that said, we’re absolutely loving combining a dark rich colors of Navy Blue and Plum. This Navy Blue and Plum inspiration board screams class and sophistication! This wedding color palette would be perfect for a Fall or Winter wedding.  We hope this board has inspired you and much as it has us!

Navy Blue and Plum Hair Fascinator:  Peace and Glory Details

Navy Blue and Plum Save the Date:  Zazzle

Navy Blue Suit with Plum Necktie:  AH Fashion

Navy Blue One Shoulder Bridesmaid Dress:  Bary Jay

Navy Blue and Plum Cufflinks:  The Custom Shop Clothiers

Bride in Plum Peep Toe Pumps:  Tying the Knot

Navy Blue and Plum Ring Bearer Pillow:  Image Courtesy of Christine Johnson Photography

Navy Blue and Plum Wedding Cake:  Outstanding Occasions

Plum Bridesmaid Dress with Bouquet:  Petal Pusher       Image Courtesy of Melissa Jill Photography

Plum Bridal Bouquet:  Ariel Yve Designs         Image Courtesy of  Barbara Alessandra Photography



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GSS Featured Wedding Inspiration Board :: Royal Blue & Purple

Happy Monday, Lovelies!  Check out this beautiful wedding color palette of Royal Blue and Purple.  We’re absolutely loving how these two rich and vibrant colors are coming together.  This wedding color  palette would be perfect for Spring, Summer, Fall AND Winter weddings- indoor and outdoor!

Royal Blue and Purple Centerpieces:  Chelsea Flower Shop        Image Courtesy of  Amy Carroll Photography

Royal Blue and Purple Wedding Cake:  Cheryl Kleinman Cakes         Image Courtesy of Antonis Achilleos

Royal Blue and Purple Bridal Bouquet:  Courtenay Lambert Florals           Image Courtesy of Kortnee Kate Photography

Purple Bridesmaid Dress:  Alfred Sung via Dessy

Royal Blue and Purple Garter:  The Garter Girl

Royal Blue Bridesmaid Dress:  Alfred Sung via Dessy

Royal Blue and Purple Floral Aisle Decor:  Scarlet Petal            Image Courtesy of   YazyJo Photography

Royal Blue and Purple Wedding Reception Decor:  Kehoe Designs       Image Courtesy of Artisan Events

Royal Blue and Purple Wedding Invitation:  Pretty Paper Invitations

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GSS Wedding Inspiration Board :: Violet, Plum & Chocolate Brown

Happy Monday, Lovelies!!! We hope you enjoyed your weekend!  Check out this beautiful Violet, Plum & Chocolate Brown wedding inspiration board.  It exudes richness, class and elegance.  This wedding color  palette would be amazing for a Fall or Winter wedding… possibly even a Spring wedding too!  So if you’re thinking about using the color palette of purple and brown for your wedding, use this palette!   GORGEOUS!

Violet, Plum & Chocolate Brown Centerpiece:  LMD Floral Events Interiors             Image Courtesy of Erik Ekroth Photography

Violet, Plum & Chocolate Brown Wedding Program:  Image Courtesy of Linda Wallace Photography

Violet Pumps:  Claudia Ciuti Shoes           Image Courtesy of Scarlett Lillian Photography

Violet, Plum & Chocolate Brown Hair Fascinator:  Twigs and Honey

Violet & Plum Bridal Bouquet:  Fleurish, The Rebel Florist         Image Courtesy of Clary Pfeiffer Photography

Violet & Plum Orchid Boutonniere:  Adore Floral Inc           Image Courtesy of Lara Robby Photography

Violet, Plum & Chocolate Brown Wedding Reception Decor:  Image Courtesy of Jen Kroll Photography

Violet, Plum & Chocolate Brown Wedding Cake:  Wolfgang Puck Catering           Image Courtesy of Artisan Events

Violet & Plum Escort Cards:  Image Courtesy of Ann Hamilton Photographer

Chocolate Brown Bridesmaid Dress:  Alfred Sung via Dessy

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GSS Wedding Inspiration Board :: Lavender & Lemon

This Lavender and Lemon wedding inspiration board showcases the perfect hues of purple and yellow.  This wedding color palette is so romantic and feminine.  This color combination would be perfect for a Spring or Summer wedding.  We can just see this  wedding taking place at ranch in a barn or in a beautiful white tent by a lake!

Lavender Bridesmaid Dress: BCBGMAXAZRIA via Nordstrom

Lavender and Lemon Wedding Programs:  Image Courtesy of Mitch Ranger Weddings

Lavender and Lemon Bridal Bouquet:  Floral Fantasies                  Image Courtesy of  Kate Leigh Photographer

Lavender and Lemon Tablescape:  Image Courtesy of Amy Rae Photography

Lavender and Lemon Wedding Cake:  Elizabeth Hodes        Image Courtesy of Antonis Achilleos Photography

Lavender and Lemon Wedding Welcome Bags:   Image Courtesy of Love Life Images

Lavender and Lemon Wedding Favors:   Image Courtesy of Strut Photography

Lavender and Lemon Wedding Place Setting:   Image Courtesy of Amy Rae Photography

Lemon Yellow Bridesmaid Dress:  Alfred Sung via Dessy

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