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    {Color Crush} Mint + Yellow Wedding Inspiration

    mint + yellow wedding inspiration

    My color crush on mint is nothing new, but now I’m crushing hard on the mint + yellow combo for spring. Add some aqua into the mix, and you’ve got a palette that is crisp, refreshing, modern, and fun.  I’m thinking confetti, stripes, ruffles, and pops of color are the perfect mix of prep and femininity to add to this festive palette.

    What color combo are you currently crushing on?

    {credits} bridesmaids + bouquets by  Jenna Davis Photography via Style Me Pretty / balloon + tassel from tuckandbonte / mint dress + yellow bouquet by Johnny Miller from Martha Stewart Weddings / place setting photo by Sherry Heck from Hooray Baby shower by CAKE events

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    {Inspiration Board} Trend for Spring: Pretty Pastels

    spring trend: pastelsThis week I’m sharing some inspiration in lover.ly’s newsletter for ways to make your wedding YOU, and on their blog with a bundle of pretty pastel inspiration.  I was so inspired bundling pastels for my spring trend post that I decided to create an inspiration board to share with you all.

    The mint trend continues for spring, but gives way to a whole spectrum of pretty pale shades.  Pick a couple of your favorites or mix and match a whole bunch.  There’s lots of fab ways to do pastel.  Go over to lover.ly’s blog today to see my full post!  And while you’re there, check out their pretty new look!  LOVING it.

    Do you love these soft hues as much as I do?  Are they making you long for spring?  If so, check out this pretty pastel bridal shoot, this gorgeous mint + pink wedding,  and the links in the photo credits below for more original pastel features on Oh Lovely Day.

    {photo credits} cake & macarons | pastel bridesmaids | bouquet | place setting | paper lanterns | mint bridesmaids | stained glass window all via lover.ly

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    {Inspiration Board} Black + Gold Glam Wedding

    black and gold glam wedding inspiration from oh lovely day

    {palette} gold, black, and ivory paired with patterns and sparkles.
    {inspiration} glamorous, fashion-forward, modern with a hint romantic vintage, this wedding is for any season but best for a more formal evening wedding.

    so, do you love this color combo as much as I do?  The sparkly gold mixed with the graphic black and white patterns is pretty much perfection in my book.  I want a room in my home to match this board!

    {photo credits} invitation by aerialist press, photo by Danielle Capito via 100 Layer Cake; place setting by kristin spencer photography via Style Me Pretty; cake by my sweet and saucy; accessories via Martha Stewart Weddings; bridal gown from bhldn.


    {Inspiration Board} Sparkle + Mink Winter Wedding

    {inspiration} for that winter wedding that’s not exactly a holiday wedding, not exactly a New Year’s wedding, but wants a little extra sparkle & pop

    {palette & details} winter white + silver sparkle, of course, but with pops of deep red in the bride’s lips and nails, and pops of red in the florals would be lovely.  I also love the idea of the bride wearing a vintage or faux fur mink wrap.

    don’t you think this is a chic, fun, and cozy winter wedding style?

    {photo credits} couple and bride in sequin gown by Scarlet O’Neil via Wedding Chicks / sparkle bow shoe from kate spade / cake by the caketress & photo from elizabeth in love / bridal wrap from aaron delesie via style me pretty / tablescape by hey gorgeous and jenna mckenzie photography via wedding chicks


    {Inspiration Board} Inspired by Pantone’s Color of the Year: A Wintergreen Wedding

    Happy Monday! Did you see my big announcement this morning?  I’m still in celebration mode over here.  But I didn’t want to forget to share today’s inspiration board, inspired by Pantone’s Color of the Year and one of my personal favorite shades, Emerald.

    wintergreen wedding inspired by pantone's #coloroftheyear: emerald. by oh lovely day
    Emerald is one of those colors that truly looks great on everyone. As a blond, I’ve always loved it on me, but it is gorgeous on raven hair and redheads alike.  Don’t believe me? Keira Knightly, Mila Kunis, and Amy Adams have all rocked it and looked fab!  And if you watch Dexter, then you probably fell in love with the one his girlfriend Hannah wore in last night’s episode (I know I did!).  I can totally see why Emerald is the color of the year, can’t you?  
    So, do you love Emerald?  Are you planning to use it in your wedding color palette?
    {photo credits, clockwise} green shoes by kate headley / via kentson (source unknown) / table setting photo by Jessica Claire, styled by Jesi Haack via JL Designs / bride by Michelle Sullivan via Wedding Chicks / bouquet by jemma keech / floral arrangements by JL Designs, styled by Jesi Haack, photo by Jessica Claire / bracelet via boticca
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       There were very few baby things I hadn't yet tried by the time I had Quincy but I hadn't really used a sling before. I got my first sling when I was still pregnant with Q and tried it with Calvin, but once Cal was walking he never wanted to be carried. He's far too busy for all that. So Quincy is the first baby I've used a sling with, and I feel like I really missed out with the other two. I had and loved other carriers with them (and still do) but there is just something about the sling that is magical and it is my carrier of choice right now. It is convenient (you can keep it threaded and just throw it on), it is cozy, it doesn't tightly wrap behind my back which always makes me sweaty, and I can nurse while Quincy is in it which has been a lifesaver. I'm actually nursing him in this photo! I'm sharing photos from our recent visit to the pumpkin patch and how I got to do all the things with my family while wearing Quincy in the sling because I didn't have to stay with him in the stroller or go find a place to nurse him. He chilled, ate, and napped in my sling. And because I love it so much I'm teaming up with @mywildbird to give one reader a sling of their choice! Head to my blog to enter (link in profile) and tell your friends  #OLDfavefinds #babywearing #mywildbird #giveaway #fredrickfamfallfun  Never did I ever expect to be so outnumbered by boys. I get asked so often if we're going to have one more baby so I can "try for a girl." It kind of feels like the person asking is insinuating that I'm missing out on something. While I always pictured myself as a mom of girls (or at least one) and had to mourn the idea I had in my mind of braiding hair and getting mother-daughter pedis, prom and wedding dress shopping, and ballet lessons, I've never felt that I'm missing out on anything getting to be the mom of my three sons. When someone says to me "wow, you have your hands full" or "you must be tired" I just smile. Because I am tired. And my hands are full. But so is my heart.  #tiredeyesfullhandscantlose #momofboys #battlefieldmotherhood #mommaandquincyselfies #mommacharlieselfies #charlieandquincy And I'm hosting a @mywildbird sling giveaway on my blog tomorrow, so be on the lookout for that!
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