They’re staring at that horizon for a reason…
Thing is, I’m not a bird, so I’d be lying if I claimed to know why. What I can tell you is why I would fix my eyes on that view:
To me, a sunset horizon is peaceful and soothing to the soul. Its colors are awe-inspiring; they capture our attention and bring about a moment of calm reflection. Perhaps most of all, a sunset is evocative of a bringing to an end… an end which sets the stage for a new beginning.
I don’t know about you, but to me, that spells wedding!
So it’s no wonder that the painting above, entitled “Love Birds” by natureandart, captured me with its blended tones of that most beautiful time of day.
When I saw this image, I got so excited. You know that feeling you get when you find something that speaks to you? (Bear with me.) This is part of the fun of planning your own wedding. When you discover something – maybe a new piece of artwork, or a brilliant piece of jewelry, or an especially beautiful and carefully detailed handcrafted good – and its tone, or its shape, or its meaning… fits seamlessly into the scene you are working so hard to create. I love it when that happens. And this painting is SO that.
I hope you like these colors and details… remember, just hover over the image if you’d like to learn more about where to get it and what it’s called.
By the way, stay tuned… later, I’m going to share with you a few new details I’ll be infusing into MY wedding. (Hint: one of those details is below!) You have no idea how excited I am to post them. And I certainly hope you’ll let me know what you think. I love getting your suggestions! :)
Recognize this bewitching bouquet of butterflies? It was handcrafted by a young woman named Laura, whose incredible Brooklyn wedding was featured in none other than Martha Stewart Weddings! And guess what? If you love this image as much as I do, then you’ll be quite pleased to learn that Martha has launched a brand new line of invitations on Pingg, an online invitation service! Many of my absolute favorite images from the magazine are now available as personalized invitations. Seriously, how cool is that?!
If you’re hosting a luncheon, or throwing a bridal shower in the near future, these invitations are pretty much made for such an occasion. So if you need some invites, you’re in the mood to create, or you just want to fix your eyes on some fantastic photos… go check out Martha’s invites on Pingg.
But if it’s this butterfly bouquet that’s got your gaze, and you’d like to fashion one similar to Laura’s, visit the Butterfly Bouquet How-To over at Martha Stewart Weddings.
Here’s a closer look at Laura’s masterpiece:
The perfect cherry berry red…
LOVE these handmade butterflies. And they are SHOCKINGLY inexpensive!
Searching for bouquet alternatives for your bridesmaids? This is a top choice in my book.
Ahh, I just love that blue background. The boutonniere’s nice, too. ;)
Okay, Camille Chung is a favorite of mine when it comes to creative instinct. Her marriage of coral and blue in this Save the Date is pure, bold beauty.
WHY HAVEN’T I PIERCED MY EARS YET? It pains me when I see something as brilliant as these red roses…
Uhh, yeah. That’s a nice piece of jewelry. Like it? Nab it now, if it isn’t sold already.
Gold jewelry has truly made a remarkable comeback, and for that I’m grateful. Because if it hadn’t, we might not have rings like this…
(Just had to show you the butterflies again. Too cute, right?)
I just really like the bold red lettering here. Not exactly about to set up a kissing booth at the wedding, not that there’s anything wrong with that. :)
These cupcakes are adorable. Uh-door-uh-bull.
I love these tags. They’re so cute and oh-so perfect to attach to favors, or to use as escort cards.
This ring is THE PERFECT SHADE of red.
I realize there isn’t any gold to be found in the ‘Love Birds’ painting – the centerpiece of this here post. But I’m sure that if there’s one thing that comes to mind when you imagine a sunset, it’s the golden rays of that shimmer and shine as the sun begins to set… am I right?
So, here’s some loveliness with those golden rays in mind:
And here’s the most precious shade of pink… still related to the painting because there are a couple of birds (HA!)…
And, finally, an accessory from a well-known favorite, the Little White Dresser. A lovely accent, no matter how you choose to dawn it…