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Flowers are an intricate part of every wedding day from the bridal and bridesmaids bouquets to the boutonnieres for the groom and groomsmen to the ceremony decor and reception centerpieces. There are so many different combinations that can be done with flowers to set the perfect mood for your special day, but lately, pink peonies have been blooming just about everywhere, and I love the elegant touch they add to any bouquet. Take a look at these gorgeous shades of pink peonies.

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Jose Villa via Style Me Pretty

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DelbarrMoradi via Wedding Chicks

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BRAEDON PHOTOGRAPHY via Ruffled Blog

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One and Only Paris Photography via Elizabeth Anne Designs

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Kristin Vining via Style Me Pretty

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Simply Bloom Photography, LLC via Style Me Pretty

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Tara Donne via Real Simple

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The Nichols via Elizabeth Anne Designs

February is here, and February is also known as the month of love. Valentine’s Day is this week, and we’ve got lots of pink and red and love inspired ideas to share with you! Of course weddings and engagements are already inspired by love, but Valentine’s Day has a way of making love seem extra special and stand out just a little bit more. Here are a few of my favorite red, pink and heart inspired trends to consider for your engagement sessions, bridal showers and wedding days. Enjoy!

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Elizabeth in Love via Style Me Pretty

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Mia Dee Photograph via Confetti Daydreams

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Katelyn James Photography via Ruffled Blog

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Zac Wolf Photography via Style Me Pretty

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Dasha Caffrey via Wedding Chicks

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Gabriel Ryan via Green Wedding Shoes

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Betwixt Studio via Style Unveiled

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White Loft Studio via Ruffled Blog

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Francesco Brunello Studio Fotografando via Wedding Chicks

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Modern Moments Designs via Hostess with the Mostess

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Christa Kimble Photography via Wedding Chicks

I love a black and white palette with a pop of color! The black and white keeps things classy and streamlined, while the color adds a whole other dimension. In this case, hot pink is splashed over the bride’s shoes, little details like pocket squares, and namely, her gorgeous ranunculus bouquet (I am obsessed with it). Lastly, how great is Mallory’s smile? I’m loving her joy and Troy’s sweet demeanor.


From the Bride:
Mallory and Troy met as first year grad students at Rollins College in Winter Park, Florida in the
Fall of 2007. They dated for the two years of school before graduating in 2009. Since graduation,
life has taken them from Orlando to St. Louis (and her parents’ spare bedroom) to Atlanta
before, finally, settling back in St. Louis in 2011. After buying a home in the St. Louis area, Troy
proposed on the doorstep of their new home as they prepared to build a life together.

Mallory and Troy were married on September 22, 2012 in a truly St. Louis affair. Out of town
guests were greeted in their hotel rooms with fleur de lis emblazoned totes filled with goodies
to welcome them to the Gateway to the West including Sauce and Feast magazines, Cardinals
silly straws, Schlafly’s beer, Gus’s Pretzels, homemade gooey butter cake and for those that
really enjoyed themselves, bottled water, Tylenol and a custom “Do Not Disturb” door hanger.
The ceremony took place at the Jewel Box in Forest Park where Mallory’s parents had been
married 32 years prior followed by photos at Mallory’s high school Villa Duchesne, with
its towers, turrets, spiral staircases, marble arches and white stone facade fit for a fairy tale.
Guests then enjoyed cocktails, dinner and dancing (with the mother of the bride chanting “one
more song” at the end of the night) at former Cardinals’ outfielder Jim Edmonds’ Fifteen
Steakhouse, in a room lit only by lanterns and candlelight. Mallory and her mother planned every
last detail of the wedding day and hand-made many of the unique touches such as the guest list
seating chart, hanging lanterns, wine glass place card charms and even the napkin rings. This was
definitely a labor of love.

Mallory and Troy’s wedding was a classic, elegant and sophisticated yet personal and intimate
affair and the memories will last for their lifetime together.


Photographer: Cheryl M. Photography

Did someone say color?

Weddings with bright bold color tend to land at the top of my list. I love when a couple just goes for it, using color in every opportunity – from clothing and accessories to flowers, lighting and linens. I mean, I love a classic white on white look, but color speaks to me. Camille and Jeremy used ABODE’s beautiful urban space as the canvas to pop blues and pinks against. So colorful and fun.

Oh, and how could I forget the ceremony in-the-round. Genius idea for ensuring your guests can all see, and to create a more intimate setting.
















Photographer: Jaclyn Marie Photography / Flowers & Decor: Moore Flowers / Ceremony Venue: ABODE Venue / Reception Venue: ABODE Venue

As we all know, October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and I couldn’t think of a better way to spread awareness of this wonderful cause then though these amazing pink inspired wedding details.

 Photos via Lovely Bride

M Three Studio | Photo via Wedding Chicks

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 Jill Thomas Photography | Harrison Studio |Ali Harper Photography

 Carter Photography & Design

Left Photos via The Knot | Photo via Style Me Pretty

 Photo via Lovely Bridal 

 ANGEEW on ETSY | Jenny Girl Designs on ETSY | Simply Kate Grace on ETSY | Cutenessbuns on ETSY

Top: Beyond Design on ETSY | Julie Hanan Design on ETSY

Bottom: Pixie Chicago on ETSY | Lassod Moon on ETSY |  Wedding Paper Genie on ETSY

 Photo via Elizabeth Anne Designs | Abi Q Photography

 Alively Photography | Paul Johnson Photography

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Photo via The Cupcake Blog | Photo via Pinterest

Kawaii Felt Crafts on ETSY


National Breast Cancer Awarness Month (NBCAM) is an annual international health campaign organized by major breast cancer charities every October to increase awareness of the disease and to raise funds for research into the cause, prevention, diagnosis, treatment and cure for breast cancer.  This campaign also offers information and support to those affected by breast cancer and with about 1 in every 8 U.S. woman possibly developing invasive breast cancer, it’s a great reminder to check for early detection.

Sending extra special thoughts to all the friends & family members we know who have been affected by this disease. You all are amazing, strong, beautiful and inspiring women.