Broke-Ass Tag: inspiration board


BAB reader Beth was having a little trouble pulling together all the color elements of her kelly green and charcoal grey with daisy yellow accents, so, of course, like good little bloggers do … we came in and totally took the reins on this biatch. And let me tell you — it’s no easy feat finding a charcoal grey dress that either isn’t a sweater dress or isn’t a BAJILLION dollars. But find it I did, and I’m loving all of these colors together. Yellow and grey complement each other really well, and the green is a little bit of an unexpected twist, in the best way. Everything below, except for the wedding gown, comes in at under $100 … but even the gown is under $500!
Get Inspired Charcoal Grey, Kelly Green and a Pop of Yellow

Top Row, From left: Aquarelle Wedding Invitations, $2.34 each from Minted  || Big Top Circle Garlands, $20 for 12 from Minted || See the Starlight Lamp, $44.99 from ModCloth || Yellow 14-inch Honeycomb Paper Flower, $2.35 from Luna Bazaar || Rustic Charm Wedding Invitations, $2.34 each from Minted

Middle Row, from left: Kate Dress, $50 to rent from Little Borrowed Dress || Amy Dress by Susana Monaco, $77 (50% off) at ShopBop || Peau De Soie Dress, $450 from Dessy || Without Further Ado Green Maxi Dress, $52 from Lulu’s || Yale Fit and Flare Dress by BB Dakota, $93 from ShopBop

Bottom Row, from left: Cotton Voile Table Runner and Chair Sash, $19.95 from Luna Bazaar || Anywhere You Bow Flat, $34.99 from ModCloth || Sizzling Steps Heel, $64,99 from ModCloth || Country Charm Bridal Bouquet, $60 from Bloominous || Chamberlain Check Butterfly Bow Tie, $20 from

  • 11/11

     Real Bride Kate’s wedding was gorgeous — not only because of the uniqueness of it, but because the bold color palette was stunning. I mean, her DRESS. Come on. So I found it only appropriate to put together an inspiration board with a similar palette, featuring a bold red, ink black and smooth off-white. This combinations pairs so well, and gold, silver, gray or another easy neutral would easy sub in for the off-white.

    Get Inspired Red, Off-White and Black

    Top row, from left: ‘S Marvelous Heel in Scarlet, $39.99 at ModCloth | High-Shine Heels, $160 at BHLDN | Black Rotten to the Core Fit ‘n’ Flare Dress, $48 at Unique Vintage | Shortcake Story Dress in Red, $54.99 at ModCloth

    Middle row, from left: Striped Affair Wedding Invitations in Red Lantern, starting at $1.59 at Wedding Paper Divas | Small Red Vintage Glass Bottle (Cylinder Design), $2.95 at Luna Bazaar | Dude-Quet of Calla Lillies with Ruscus, starting at $40 from The Bouqs | Stun, Moon and Stars Dress, $99.99 at ModCloth | Ivory Lux Lace Swing Dress, $123 $50 at Unique Vintage

    Bottom row, from left: Mignon White Pleated Chiffon Evening Gown, $718 at Unique Prom | Red Beaded Lace Mesh Cap Sleeve Long Dress, $200 at Unique Prom | Faye Gown, $1000 $240 at BHLDN | Another Late Night Backless Black Lace Maxi Dress, $69 at Lulu’s

    What do you think of this bold combination, BABs?

  • 12/2

    Two weeks ago, a reader named Gina wrote in (Hi Gina!), requesting a wedding inspiration board for her October 2011 nuptials. Gina and her Hubby-to-be are looking for a non-traditional wedding with the colors black, white, red, purple, and accents of silver. Can I just say that I love a girl who's not afraid of color! Gina is even considering wearing a red wedding dress!…

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    If you're engaged, you've probably made, or attempted to make, what we here in the wedding industry call a wedding "Inspiration Board." An inspiration board is a mix of images that reflect what you desire your wedding to look and feel like, and what elements you want to incorporate into it. The first board I ever made incorporated a host of images that matched exactly…

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    Compromising wedding design aesthetics between you and your partner can be tricky.  What if your feminine, flirty, vintage personal style doesn't quite mesh with your future husband's modern, to-cool-for-school, hip hop personal style?  He's telling you he wouldn't be caught dead in that vintage bowtie and newsboy cap you have picked out for him. And you're telling him there's no way he's allowed to wear…

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    Some wedding inspiration for ya! I put together a little inspiration board with a garden/vintage kind of theme. I love peonies because they are such luscious, big, delicious smelling flowers and I also love the pale pink color of them. I'm also head over heels for vintage cameos and think that they can make the perfect match when pinned onto a bouquet. In my book,…

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    I have a wedding mantra.  One that I believe has kept me sane and grounded during this crazy journey that is planning a wedding.  Any time I feel the WIC pressure, I say this to myself:  "Stop trying to be anti-traditional and just be you."  This mantra has encouraged us to make wedding-related decisions based on what we truly want our day to be like. …

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