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Pinterest Favorites | Corina Nika

corina nikaWhether you are planning a destination wedding, or, like me, with a growing wanderlust fever, Corina Nika of Cocorrina is a must follow on Pinterest and Instagram.  She lives in paradise.  Seriously.  Her home is Kefalonia Island, Greece and she floods her Instagram feed with insanely calming and inspiring island images.  The fact that she is passionate about photography definitely helps, as every image is just right.  As a designer, I always find loads of lettering inspiration on her Pinterest boards.  Do yourself a favor and go check her out!


Minimal Beach Wedding Ideas

minimal-tropicsIn keeping with the destination wedding theme that is happening here over the next couple of weeks, I designed a board that fits my idea of a beach wedding.  Tropical flowers are beautiful, especially when you see them in their natural environment.  I’m not a huge fan of them in wedding bouquets.  For me, a beach wedding calls for laid-back effort, for things to simply happen with slight guidance.  An easy fitting dress, watercolor washed invitations and leafy centerpieces all work perfectly together.  And that beach house is pretty swell, don’t you think?

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Destination Wedding Invitations | Invititations by Dawn

It is destination wedding time around here this month and I have lots of good stuff in store for you.   You may have heard of today’s sponsor, but if you haven’t I am happy to introduce you to a long time brand in the wedding invitation world: Invitations by Dawn.  They have been helping couples invite guests to their wedding in a way that fits their style perfectly for over 30 years.  Their blog is a great resource for guidance through the invite process from etiquette tips and assembly guides to timelines and postal requirements.

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Invitations by Dawn offer a huge variety of invitation styles and even offer samples so you can see what you are getting before you commit.  They have a wide range of printing styles from embossed and thermography suites to full color digital suites.  They also offer high-end letterpress, as well as affordable seal-and-sends.
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If you are planning a destination wedding, Invitations by Dawn has an assortment of invitations to fit every couple and every destination from Las Vegas to Paris.

Looking to jet set off to a tropical paradise?  Invitations by Dawn has a selection of seashell and island themed wedding invitations that is sure to suit you, whether your style is laid back and wind blown or more a more classically styled beach theme.

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Getting hitched in Vegas?  Their bold and colorful Fabulous Las Vegas invitation is a snapshot view of your Vegas celebration.

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Paris?  An Italian vineyard?  A beach town closer to home?  Looking for a boarding pass theme?  No matter your destination, Invitations by Dawn has something for every bride and every budget.

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White & Colbalt Styled in the Forest

Remember this inspiration board that I designed as a guest post for my friend’s blog, Coco and Mingo?  It was a crowd favorite, for sure, so when Evelyn Eslava Photography hit me up about bringing it to life, I simply couldn’t resist. Evelyn is a phenomenal photographer whose work has a slight aire of mystery to it, which I love.  She definitely tells a story with her imagery, but always leaves something unsaid; like a book that you want one more chapter in.  It’s fabulous thing … to leave you wanting more.

Nicole of Soil & Stem is the talent behind the gorgeous florals.  Her philosophy and heart when it comes to her floral design work is inspiring.  Plus she’s the sweetest person you’ve ever met.  The team was small for this shoot, which fit the whole concept beautifully – just enough pretty without being overdone.  And a little white room in the forest – why not?

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Concept & Styling by me  |  Photography by Evelyn Eslava Photography  |  Florals by Soil & Stem  |  Gown from Alta Moda  |  Invitation by Antiquaria  |  Hair & Makeup by Cali Stott |  Location: Millcreek Canyon

Olive Branches & Obscure Villages

village-olive-branchEven though their roots are found in ancient Greek mythology, olive branches and their symbolism have become deeply planted into Western culture.  Olive branches symbolize peace and love and are widely used in wedding bouquets, garlands and backdrops.  With their abundance, you think we’d be tired of them, but just the opposite seems true.  We are more and more enamored with them and I’m happily riding the “I love olive leaves” train with everyone else.

Image credits:  mountain home  |  cake  |  bouquet by The Southern Table |  place setting  |  church pew garland by Santa Barbara Chic  |  bride