October 31, 2011

Burst of Color

This palette was inspired by Mr. Matt W. Moore, an artist known for his use of shape and color. He is pretty much amazing at whatever he does. I particularly love his use of color in this piece [middle photo] and it would translate beautifully to a wedding, especially in the fall with those delicious warm tones. I someday would like to design a wedding channeling MWM - how fun! Enjoy.

{Calendar, Garland, Matt Moore, Fabric, Wall}

October 28, 2011

Board {Bright Geometric}

Today's inspiration is about shapes and bright colors like fuchsia and gold accented by subtler pale pink, yellow, and cream. I have quite the affinity for shaped paper goods - honeycombs, paper fans, poms - love 'em all - this could stem from my secret love of math. Oh, yes, and an affinity for pink - which stems from my not-so-secret love of, well, pink.

Let's plan something with tons of shapes to catch the eye and some bright colors (does not have to be pink or fuchsia...promise).

Happy Friday, everyone! Enjoy your spooktacular weekend.

{Fabric Stack, Number Nine, Honeycombs, Invitation, Paper Fans, Escort Cards, Yellow Dress, Triangle Pattern}

October 27, 2011

Escort Cards {Clipped, Strung, Pinned}

Thought you had to set your escort cards in neat little rows on a table? Check it - lots of fun ways to display your escort cards - up in the air - and make them a big focal feature at your wedding. 

{Clockwise left to right} 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10

October 26, 2011

Details {Colorful Southwestern}

Well, if I had to pick two things I love, I would easily name color and pattern! I think the southwest provides inspiration that beautifully encompasses both of those. Now, I know this board's a little on the colorful side, but these details would look fabulous paired with neutral, simple accents, like wood or cream linen. 

Go crazy planning your southwestern-themed wedding!

October 25, 2011

Big Announcement {Entwined 2012}

Entwined {2012} is a superstar group of wedding vendors come together to provide one lucky couple with a FREE wedding valued around 75K! How wonderful! It has been all over Style Unveiled recently, so, needless to say, I was super excited to be approached to design/style/coordinate the rehearsal dinner portion! That's right folks - Bird Dog Wedding will be a part of the Entwined team!! What an amazing opportunity!

Starting November 1st, you can vote from a list of pretty special contestants to win the FREE wedding. Get your vote in by November 15th by liking Entwined on facebook. Let us know who should we help!

Here are a few other folks contributing to the rehearsal dinner portion:
Urth Studio Photography -
- The Creative Parasol -
- Fresh Urban Flowers -
- The Cupcake Bar -
- Uptown Blanco -

And, finally, a big thanks to Brandi at Country Sugar Events, for pulling this whole thing off!

Etsy Shoppin' {The Gilded Bee & Homako}

Two great shops to share with you to fun up your special day.

The Gilded Bee has tons of supplies to make the little details at your wedding or party big-time special! Imagine a streamer garland taken to the next level with strands of these beautiful materials. Or wrapping up some precious favors with sparkly ric rac or velvet ribbon. Moms and grandmas could look super stylish in a floral or ombre feather corsage. Endless possibilities! Yum.

{The Gilded Bee: Paperie + Haberdashery} shop

Homako is a super cute jewelry shop specializing in quirky, geometric necklaces. Bridesmaids would pop in these fresh designs on the big day. And, they would make great bridesmaids' gifts with most items in the shop under $40.

{Homako} shop

Ahhhh today was a good Etsy day.

October 24, 2011

Colorful Retro

How fun would it be to attend a wedding inspired by this color palette? Or, even better, have YOUR wedding be inspired by it? With bold retro graphics and pops of color accented by subtle neutrals, this wedding has total eye candy potential! This is a fun and not-so-traditional palette for a fall wedding.

October 21, 2011

Bouquets {Ribbon}

The perfect way to have a unique bouquet that stands out in a crowd? Put a ribbon (or ribbons) on it! I love how these bouquets are taken to the next level by some pretty serious ribbon. Gotta love a good stripe, too. 


Hey, everybody! Bird Dog Wedding's facebook page launched today!

Click here to check it out and "like" it!

Hip, hip hooray!

Paige Newton Photography

Planning {Lori + Nathan}

Recently, my bestest friend, Lori, and her adorable fiance, Nathan, tied the knot at the San Antonio Botanical Garden. The best way I can describe the wedding style is eclectic, vintage, fiesta! It was a colorful blast! I took on a few projects for the wedding including bright, big poms for the aisle and a fun honeycomb garland for the arbor area. I also helped Lori plan the design portion throughout the planning process - one of my absolute favorite things to do! 

The wedding design incorporated tons of great details: colorful, vintage vessels for flowers and desserts; a green, golden yellow, and fuchsia color palette; succulent favors; a "cake bar"; and fun ribbon streamer wands to send them off into marital bliss in style! With Katherine O'Brien Photography of Austin snapping the wedding pictures, it's a wedding designer's dream come to fruition! Will post those pics when available. 

Congratulations, Lori + Nathan! {10.01.2011}

{All pictures instagrammed by me!}

Board {Light and Fun}

October 18, 2011

Etsy Shoppin' {A Merry Mishap}

With all jewelry in this shop under $30, these cute and unique pieces make for great bridesmaid gifts! Extra bonus: an additional discount is offered on orders of 3 or more items!

{A Merry Mishap} shop, blog