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Friday Inspiration & Link Love!


[Image by With Love & Embers – from their trip to Iceland, the next place on mine & Andy’s short travel list]

Usually I LIVE for Work from Home Fridays, but the house next door to Andy & I got bought recently and they’re just starting to demo all the walls inside and well… banging and drilling and high-pitched power tools aren’t exactly helping my sanity right now. I have Bishop Allen Pandora blasting, but I am thinking at some point I’m going to need to move to a coffee shop or something!

The next two weekends I will be wedding-free and actually IN DC and I couldn’t be more pumped. Tomorrow I am hitting up a Jay Paterno book signing (you can take the girl out of Happy Valley…) and then Sunday, Andy & I are celebrating Part 1 of our 4-year anniversary! I’ll be posting a bit more of a personal/reflection post probably next week when we actually hit the 4 year mark, but wow, I can’t believe it’s already been 4 years. But man have we accomplish and done SO MUCH since 2010!

Link love:

A Harry Potter & Lego Wedding on Rock N Roll Bride (what?!)

 10 Creative Rituals You Should Steal

 Early Bird priced tickets for our LAST DIY Workshop of 2014 are on sale now!

 Gala Darling reminds us to celebrate the little things

  Should You DIY Your Wedding?

 Being a Maid of Honor & Mismatched Bridesmaid Dresses on Simply Breathe Events blog

And just for fun….

 Wiener Dogs Stuck in Sleeves (thanks to my husband for sending me this one)

Have a great weekend Romancers!

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Wedding Inspiration from Pennsylvania Farm Wedding & Link Love

Maggie & I

I learned SO MUCH at The Blogcademy last weekend (full recap post on that coming next week), and one of those things was getting back into a “link love” recurring post. So I hope to combine my Friday Wedding Inspiration posts with some Link Love as well, as there is just TOO MUCH good stuff out there on other blogs that I think you lovely readers will appreciate too. Happy Friday -I’m off to New York City for the weekend!!

Capitol Romance Link Loves:

The Alternative Bride’s Guide to Eloping (this post SERIOUSLY rocks)
Questions to Ask Your Caterer (the non obvious ones!)
1950s Styled Wedding with a Flashmob ceremony (these are seriously like 2 of my most favorite things)
5 Tips for Running a Small Business

And now for some seriously dreamy farm wedding inspiration from Nathan Desch Photography. A gorgeous Pennsylvania farm wedding with lots of steal-worthy wedding details!

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Click inside for the rest of the wedding inspiration for today and have a FANTASTIC weekend Romancers!

Capitol Inspiration: A Classic Black & White Themed Wedding in Missouri

Not a lot from me today – just some beautiful balck + white wedding inspiration from a wedding in Missouri thanks to Sonya Lalla Photography. Have a FANTASTIC weekend Romancers. I will be enjoying my last weekend before the next 2 months fly by!

Capitol Inspiration: Wedding Inspiration for Black & White Themed Weddings

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Photographer:  Sonya Lalla Photography | Reception Venue: The Vineyard at Riverbend Chapel | Lighting: Weinhardt Party Rentals | Submitted via Two Bright Lights

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Click inside for the rest of this gorgeous, modern black & white themed wedding.

Capitol Inspiration: Vintage Camping Inspired Wedding Styled Shoot

It’s that time again. Another Friday is upon us, and so is an inspiration wedding feature to get your creative juices flowing. Today we have Little Bird Media sharing a really cool vintage camping inspired wedding shoot that was based on the Wes Anderson film, Moonrise Kingdom.

I am not at all familiar with the movie – but the images and design of this shoot (gold mason jars, maps, lanterns) and the vintage, neutral color palette, are inspirational regardless. A special thanks to Little Bird Media, Two Bright Lights, and the rest of the amazing vendors listed below, for making this wedding inspiration feature possible!

Vintage Camping Inspired Wedding Styled Shoot


Shoot concept + design: Dechele of Darian and Dechele Events and Ashley Grace of Little Bird Media

Photographer: Ashley Grace of Little Bird Media

Set decorating + styling: Dechele of Darian and Dechele Events

Location: Rappahannock River Historic Fredericksburg, Virginia

Hair + Make-up: Brooke of Brooke Stone Stylist

Cupcakes: Kaycee of TasteBudz

About the Styled Shoot Concept:

Film director Wes Anderson is known for his artistic vision and it is evident in his latest film, Moonrise Kingdom. After seeing the 1960’s vintage campground themes we were inspired to put together an inspiration shoot centered around the film. We wanted to showcase the beauty of an outdoor camp inspired wedding and the Rappahannock River was the perfect location.

With the natural beauty from the trees and rocks and the river tucked away in the background, we were sold on the location as a true nod to Camp Ivanhoe. In sticking to the natural feel we used floral decor from the wooded areas to set a tone that mirrors the natural setting of the film.

Moonrise Kingdom’s uses a color palatte full of neutral reds, yellows, greens, blues and nudes; so we wanted to keep true to the color concept from the film and to add pops of colors to enhance the shoot design. We added lanterns, a vintage record player, and mason jars to add another level of comfort for our camp site.

Click inside for the rest of this dreamy, Moonrise Kingdom inspired wedding styled shoot!

Capitol Inspiration: Orange & Grey DIY Wedding Inspiration from a Montana Wedding

We are BACK! Did you miss us?! Not going to lie, I totally missed all of you :)

Getting back into the swing of blogging with some beautiful, laid-back DIY wedding inspiration from a Montana Wedding, thanks to Patchwork Photography [submitted via Two Bright Lights]. The couple used soft oranges, neutrals, and greys in their color palette and the groomsmen went super casual with blazers and jeans! Also, I am pretty much obsessed with the bride’s dress! Happy Friday Romancers .. it’s good to be back.

 Casual Wedding Inspiration from an Orange & Grey DIY Wedding in Montana

Love these patterned grey bridesmaids dresses!

love these casual DIY boutonnieres !


Love vintage suitcase card boxes! We have a DIY tutorial for one here!

Click inside for a ton more from this awesome, DIY wedding in Montana from Patchwork Photography!

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