Merry Christmas!

Dec 25, 2010


Hope you all have a very merry day!!!

p.s. I loved this photo from J. Crew because it reminded me of an idea I shared awhile ago about bringing home a Christmas tree in a classic Chris Craft boat ... close enough. ;o)

Merry Christmas Eve!

Dec 24, 2010


Hope you all have a delightful Christmas Eve! xox. Isn't she festive in all her Nutcracker-y finery? Love the golden pointe slippers.

{Image: Mario Testino for Vogue}

A Roman Holiday ...

Dec 14, 2010


Yep, I'm off to Rome for Christmas! One of my favorite gals from college is coming into town this week and we're jetting south for a little getaway! :o)

That means I won't be around to share fabulous wedding inspiration for the next week or so but I will pop in every once in awhile and CB will be back to regular programming as soon as the new year hits! I have lots of gorgeous weddings and inspiration shoots just waiting to amaze you! ;o)

Have a wonderful holiday and if you have any tips for me and my friend while we're in Italy, leave a comment or e-mail me! I'm off to watch Roman Holiday and The Talented Mr. Ripley! Ciao!

{Image: Found here}

Monday Vintage Find: Glass Doorknob Wine Stoppers

Dec 13, 2010

I have always loved the vintage appeal of glass doorknobs and if we ever get the chance to design our own house, they will definitely be making a strong appearance! Until then, I may have to be happy with having a few as stoppers in our favorite bottles of wine - Isn't that a genius idea? I first came across the idea in a little antique shop on the Gulf Coast and was reminded recently on an antiquing blog. You can either tranform a knob yourself or purchase one already made.

Wouldn't these be lovely at a wedding or as part of wedding gift?

I'm really loving the amethyst variety as it reminds me of my great-grandmother's back door ... the sun turned it a beautiful violet hue over years and years of use. :o) Think I may have to buy myself a little Christmas gift!

{Images, clockwise from left: Door; Amethyst Stopper; Clear stopper}  

Twelfth day of Christmas: Shopping!

Dec 12, 2010


Well, I'm out of inspiration boards for the series and I don't know about you but I have major holiday decorating and shopping on my to-do list! I'm off to some Christmas markets along the Mosel to find some sweet stocking stuffers today - wish me luck!

Eleventh day of Christmas: Winter whites/Glossy blacks

Dec 11, 2010

With snowflakes dotting the air and our Christmas tree's lights glowing bright, I felt inspired to share a series of holiday inspiration boards entitled Twelve Days of Christmas. Many of them have graced the pages of CB before but others I created for guest posts on other blogs so they'll probably be new to you! I hope they bring you some happy holiday cheer as well as some inspiration for wedding planning!


I thought this regal black and white board shared on CB back in the spring by Love & Lavender looked like just the ticket for a snowy December wedding - what do you think? You can view all the details from today's board right here. Enjoy!

Note: I understand the twelve days of Christmas technically begin on December 26 and include Epiphany on January 6 but let's play make-believe and just go with it ...

Tenth day of Christmas: Golden Glamour

Dec 10, 2010

With snowflakes dotting the air and our Christmas tree's lights glowing bright, I felt inspired to share a series of holiday inspiration boards entitled Twelve Days of Christmas. Many of them have graced the pages of CB before but others I created for guest posts on other blogs so they'll probably be new to you! I hope they bring you some happy holiday cheer as well as some inspiration for wedding planning!


This gorgeously golden board was created by Jackie {of Merci NY} when she was guesting on CB in early 2010 ... I especially loved the warmth that almost seems to emanate from this board ... So festive in a more reserved and elegant way ... I think this would be great inspiration for a New Year's Eve wedding! You can view all the details from today's board right here. Enjoy!

Note: I understand the twelve days of Christmas technically begin on December 26 and include Epiphany on January 6 but let's play make-believe and just go with it ...

Ninth day of Christmas: Country nod

Dec 9, 2010

With snowflakes dotting the air and our Christmas tree's lights glowing bright, I felt inspired to share a series of holiday inspiration boards entitled Twelve Days of Christmas. Many of them have graced the pages of CB before but others I created for guest posts on other blogs so they'll probably be new to you! I hope they bring you some happy holiday cheer as well as some inspiration for wedding planning!


Even thought I originally created this board with a Thanksgiving theme in mind, I think it works doubly well as a rustic Christmas board, no? ...You can view all the details from today's board right here. Enjoy!

Note: I understand the twelve days of Christmas technically begin on December 26 and include Epiphany on January 6 but let's play make-believe and just go with it ...

Eighth day of Christmas: A visit to the beach

Dec 8, 2010

With snowflakes dotting the air and our Christmas tree's lights glowing bright, I felt inspired to share a series of holiday inspiration boards entitled Twelve Days of Christmas. Many of them have graced the pages of CB before but others I created for guest posts on other blogs so they'll probably be new to you! I hope they bring you some happy holiday cheer as well as some inspiration for wedding planning! 


How about a warm, beachy Christmas wedding? I love the idea of incorporating a subtle candy cane theme with crisp red and white stripes throughout ... clean, classic and festive! And the hint of teal in that bright pair of pumps really give the palette a retro kick - love it! You can view all the details from today's board right here. Enjoy!

Note: I understand the twelve days of Christmas technically begin on December 26 and include Epiphany on January 6 but let's play make-believe and just go with it ...

Seventh day of Christmas: An Icy Blue Winter Wedding

Dec 7, 2010

With snowflakes dotting the air and our Christmas tree's lights glowing bright, I felt inspired to share a series of holiday inspiration boards entitled Twelve Days of Christmas. Many of them have graced the pages of CB before but others I created for guest posts on other blogs so they'll probably be new to you! I hope they bring you some happy holiday cheer as well as some inspiration for wedding planning!



This beautiful board was shared this past spring on CB and it was created by the talented duo over at Love & Lavender. I think it would make an incredible icy blue palette for a winter wedding, don't you? Kind of like a twist on a Blue Christmas ... You can view all the details from today's board right here. Enjoy!

Note: I understand the twelve days of Christmas technically begin on December 26 and include Epiphany on January 6 but let's play make-believe and just go with it ...

Sixth day of Christmas: Bavarian Alps wedding

Dec 6, 2010

With snowflakes dotting the air and our Christmas tree's lights glowing bright, I felt inspired to share a series of holiday inspiration boards entitled Twelve Days of Christmas. Many of them have graced the pages of CB before but others I created for guest posts on other blogs so they'll probably be new to you! I hope they bring you some happy holiday cheer as well as some inspiration for wedding planning!



Even though the landscape scenes here are obviously from spring or summer seasons, I thought the festive reds and greens conveyed a warm holiday vibe! Just imagine a blanket of snow covering that little chapel ...You can view all the details from today's board right here. Enjoy!

Note: I understand the twelve days of Christmas technically begin on December 26 and include Epiphany on January 6 but let's play make-believe and just go with it ...

Fifth day of Christmas: Books + mistletoe

Dec 5, 2010

With snowflakes dotting the air and our Christmas tree's lights glowing bright, I felt inspired to share a series of holiday inspiration boards entitled Twelve Days of Christmas. Many of them have graced the pages of CB before but others I created for guest posts on other blogs so they'll probably be new to you! I hope they bring you some happy holiday cheer as well as some inspiration for wedding planning!


You can view all the details from today's board right here. Enjoy!

Note: I understand the twelve days of Christmas technically begin on December 26 and include Epiphany on January 6 but let's play make-believe and just go with it ...

Fourth day of Christmas: Vintage holiday shimmer + shine

Dec 4, 2010

With snowflakes dotting the air and our Christmas tree's lights glowing bright, I felt inspired to share a series of holiday inspiration boards entitled Twelve Days of Christmas. Many of them have graced the pages of CB before but others I created for guest posts on other blogs so they'll probably be new to you! I hope they bring you some happy holiday cheer as well as some inspiration for wedding planning!



Isn't vintage silver the best? So timelessly chic. You can view all the details from today's board right here. Enjoy!

Note: I understand the twelve days of Christmas technically begin on December 26 and include Epiphany on January 6 but let's play make-believe and just go with it ... 

Third day of Christmas: Luzern, Switzerland wedding

Dec 3, 2010

With snowflakes dotting the air and our Christmas tree's lights glowing bright, I felt inspired to share a series of holiday inspiration boards entitled Twelve Days of Christmas. Many of them have graced the pages of CB before but others I created for guest posts on other blogs so they'll probably be new to you! I hope they bring you some happy holiday cheer as well as some inspiration for wedding planning!


I love this board and I can't wait to soon revisit the snowy slopes of Luzern this winter. You can view all the details from today's board right here and below is a peek at what I originally had to say about the board:

"Luzern is a long-time favorite of mine. Nestled amongst the foothills of the Alps, it lends a rich history of traditional Swiss architecture blended seamlessly with modern European minimalism. This stark contrast captured my heart during my first visit and I strove to recreate that unexpected mix with this wedding board. Nothing shorter than a week-long celebration would do justice to a wedding in Luzern. I imagine a week on the slopes with dear friends and family, après-ski cocoa {or cocktails} and lodge fires. The exquisite Hotel Château Gütsch, which is perched atop the mountainside, could serve as the ceremony and reception site, as well as a welcome retreat for guests."

Note: I understand the twelve days of Christmas technically begin on December 26 and include Epiphany on January 6 but let's play make-believe and just go with it ...

Second day of Christmas: A holiday wedding at home

Dec 2, 2010

With snowflakes dotting the air and our Christmas tree's lights glowing bright, I felt inspired to share a series of holiday inspiration boards entitled Twelve Days of Christmas. Many of them have graced the pages of CB before but others I created for guest posts on other blogs so they'll probably be new to you! I hope they bring you some happy holiday cheer as well as some inspiration for wedding planning!



You can view all the details from today's board right here + lots of ideas for making a holiday wedding a beautiful success. Enjoy!

Note: I understand the twelve days of Christmas technically begin on December 26 and include Epiphany on January 6 but let's play make-believe and just go with it ... 

First Day of Christmas: Champagne Crackle

Dec 1, 2010

With snowflakes dotting the air and our Christmas tree's lights glowing bright, I felt inspired to share a series of holiday inspiration boards entitled Twelve Days of Christmas. Many of them have graced the pages of CB before but others I created for guest posts on other blogs so they'll probably be new to you! I hope they bring you some happy holiday cheer as well as some inspiration for wedding planning!


You can view all the details from today's board right here.

Note: I understand the twelve days of Christmas technically begin on December 26 and include Epiphany on January 6 but let's play make-believe and just go with it ...