Archive for the ‘Inspiration’ Category

Thursday Things We Love: Ombre!

Published on: June 21st, 2012

Ombre, French for shaded. Where color and tones slowly shade into each other. Sounds pretty fantastic right? An image of a beautiful sunset pops into our minds.  From the runways of the fashion world, to even the hair of many celebrities, Ombre has been a huge trend this year. What’s the logical next step to […]


Thursday Things We Love: Books!

Published on: March 30th, 2012

The Berkshires are rich with libraries! This is great news for bibliophiles like myself. Books add warmth. character, history to any event space. If you are lucky enough to book a venue that has a beautiful library you have a great starting point for your design. You can find beautiful libraries at The Mount, Elm Court, and […]


Things We Love: Tea-Length Wedding Dress

Published on: February 23rd, 2012

There is something so charming and vintage inspired about a tea length wedding dress.  Fantastic shoes are a must! It is the perfect way to make a very stylish statement on that oh so important day.  Such a look can work for both casual and more formal celebrations depending on fabric, styling, etc. I have […]


Blue Ivy in the Berkshires

Published on: January 11th, 2012

Everyone has been talking about Blue Ivy this week and for the record…we knew her first Beyonce! Veronica Alexandra, owner of Blue Ivy Events was one of the luxury wedding planners that recently visited the beautiful town of Lenox for the Lenox Wedding Planner Tour.  We have been sharing each of the planners Design Challenge […]


Design Challenge II: Lenox Wedding Tour

Published on: December 7th, 2011

Thanks to Tricia McCormack Photography for today’s featured Crane & Co Design Challenge Table. Today’s featured was styled by the lovely Cassandre Snyder, who was inspired by the Crane invite and the Gateways Inn in Lenox.  I love the mix of the elegant orchids with the rustic wood boxes.  Also think the Farm Top Tables […]


Design Challenge: Lenox Wedding Tour

Published on: December 5th, 2011

As part of the Lenox Wedding Tour designers were given the chance to participate in a Table Design Challenge sponsored by Crane & Co. Our first table features the Appletree Inn and a Crane & Co invite called “Delicate Branches.” Inspired by the cotton invitations and the branches on the invite, we created a late-Novemeber […]


The Hard Hat Bride: Floral Fetish Part III

Published on: March 31st, 2011

As they say, it’s all in the details!  Check out how to include floral accents into all the details of your big day; from overhead floral, chuppahs, place settings and more… First is the thumbnail photo from Martha Stewart Weddings, floral design by LMD Floral. White rose petals with potted lavender and soft hued potted plants in antique […]


The Hard Hat Bride: Floral Fetish Part II

Published on: March 24th, 2011

Happy spring, BWS readers! Although it’s quite chilly out there it’s a lovely time to take a peek at all the different floral designs available to you for your wedding day. Obviously, the design of your arrangements must be in line with the image of your day, but just to spark some inspiration I have compiled a few […]


Things We Love: Gown Inspiration Runways to Red Carpet

Published on: February 11th, 2011

As promised, here is a little smattering of gown inspiration from bridal collections, fashion magazines, runway shows, and even the red carpet. Not every wedding gown has to be white- have fun with it and see what you love and look good in. 1. Lea Michele at this year’s SAG Awards in a tight fitting Oscar […]


The Hard Hat Bride: Inspired by NYE in NYC

Published on: December 29th, 2010

This New Year’s Eve I will be spending the evening with with Tim and friends in the great city in which we live, New York. Inspired by all things glamorous and sparkly, I present to you The Hard Hat Bride’s take on New Year’s Eve in New York City. Happy New Year! I would wear […]