Archives for the month of: January, 2012

Feel Good Art

Sometimes we all just need a good pick-me-up, don’t we? Turning to inspirational artwork like these beautiful finds usually does the trick.

Finding new artists and inspiring work always seems to be a good refresher for any creative soul. Today, let these artists uplift you and inspire you.

Clockwise :: Be Kind, All is Well, Make Something Good Today, You Fill Me With Sunshine, Be Present Every Day, Find a Beautiful Place and Get Lost, You Make it Happen, Make Time for your Yoga

{© 2011 Blog Boutique | Bonnie of Going Home to Roost | Images © listed sources}


Glittery gold is the epitome of traditional glamour and luxury, making it the perfect shade to add to an elegant affair. Pair it with black, navy or even light pink to set a stately mood. When paired with bold and bright colors, gold can easily be transformed into a modern and contemporary compliment. Think hot colors like coral, aquamarine or orchid to really make a statement!

1. dress- Milly via Net-a-Porter
2. lamp- Arteriors via Inside Avenue
3. necklace- Kate Spade
4. plate- Kate Spade
5. shoes- Asos
6. belt- Kate Spade
7. thank you notes- Rifle Paper Co.
8. watch- Marc Jacobs

{© 2011 Blog Boutique | Jessica of Jessica Tierney Designs | Photos © listed sources}

Q: Help! I registered for some really cool stuff, but now I’m not sure where to put that information on our invitations. Where do I list the stores where we’re registered?
A: Honestly? You don’t. While it has become somewhat commonplace to see this as part of the invitation package, etiquette says it is not acceptable. It may seem as though it is helpful info, but it appears as though you are saying, “Come to my wedding, bring a gift, and, oh, by the way, here’s where you can get it.” Keep the focus on what this day is all about: your wedding, not the gifts.

Instead, you could build a wedding website and include that sort of info there. Also, make sure your close family members (who will be asked) know where you are registered. They can tactfully pass along the info to those who request it.

What about the shower invitation, you ask? Well, that’s a different story. The purpose of that particular event is to “shower you with gifts,” so by all means, include all of that information in the shower invitation.

Q: My wedding is six or so months away. How soon do we need to order invitations? And when do I send them?
A: It’s important to plan ahead here. It takes 4-6 weeks to complete a custom invitation order. The process can be expedited if necessary for an additional fee. You should aim to send your invitations 6-8 weeks before the big day. And don’t forget time to assemble and address them. So our best advice? Get your invites ordered at least 3 months before the big day.

Q: Should I really send my invites just 6-8 weeks before the event? What if Uncle Harry needs to make travel plans?
A: We recommend save-the-date cards. These can be sent as early as 9-12 months before you walk down the aisle.

{© 2011 Blog Boutique | Meagan of Defining Motherhood | Photos © Green Tree Photography}

Getting married in 2012?  You won’t want to miss William Arthur’s winter promotion!  For every 75 pieces of personalized invitations or stationery, you will receive an additional 25 at no charge.  Contact Stone Hill Paperie for your appointment to take a look at their gorgeous designs and samples!