Over the holidays I got some wonderful new books and (lucky me) Style Me Pretty Weddings: Inspiration and Ideas for an Unforgettable Wedding by Abby Larson was gifted to me by my sweet boyfriend. As soon as I found out Abby was writing a book, that baby was put on my Amazon wish list (which is an amazing tool that takes the guess-work out of gift giving occasions).
Style Me Pretty is THE wedding blog and I love to browse the site for a daily dose of inspiration. On the site, you can find real weddings, inspiration shoots, local vendors and some awesome giveaways. The Style Me Pretty Weddings book does not disappoint either! The book is divided into a few sections: The Anatomy of a Bespoke Wedding, Real Weddings and a DIY section with awesome (and super easy) craft projects.
The real wedding section is broken up into: Classic, Modern, Rustic, Whimsical and Al Fresco. There are so many great ideas and photos in each chapter and a couple would be able to mix and match the suggestions from multiple chapters to create the perfect event for their personalities.
I absolutely LOVED the wedding Lisa Vorce designed in a teal, brown and cream color pallet. She incorporated zebra print in a way that looked sophisticated and fresh. Plus, she helped create a custom-built mercury glass chuppah, unlike anything I have ever seen before!
Each Real Weddings section had a dynamic color pattern that could be used in a variety of combinations. The Al Fresco Blueprint included deep teal, sunshine yellow, poppy pink, raspberry, tangerine and burgundy, which was showcased in an earthy and whimsical way. Each chapter includes tips on how to create the tablescapes, centerpieces, food and a ton of other details to fit into the feeling of your wedding day.
I also loved the Handcrafted Goodness real wedding because the color pallet was so fun and vibrant! I personally enjoy creating handcrafted details and want to make that ribbon backdrop for a client later this year.
The Do It Yourself section was filled with great projects that could be accomplished by even the most glue gun challenged brides out there. I really loved the glittered vase project. Just add a little glue and sprinkle on some glitter, then poof – A beautiful centerpiece is created! Making multiples and grouping them together will create a bigger impact and feel free to put in a tea light instead of flowers.