green & gray | something blue bridal boutique, holly michigan

There's something soft & subtle about this palette . . . kind of an emerald teal-like green with hints of gray.

{Found Here}


x o x o | something blue bridal boutique, holly michigan

Something about this picture just grabbed my eye today! It's bright, it's cheery, & it's full of love!
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inspiration by forever yours | something blue bridal boutique, holly michigan

Forever Yours has added a couple inspiration boards to their new website, thought I'd share! 

Visit their website to see the 2011 line-up!

wedding day style


wonder struck | something blue bridal boutique, holly michigan

So much has gone on this last week & it's at times such as these that I find myself fortunate to be able to step away from the bridal world demands & take time for friends & family! 

Last weekend I had the pleasure of visiting with my cousin, Danielle, & her husband, Russ, & their children, who I just call my niece & nephew, Natalie & Joey, while they were up in Michigan! I met with them for breakfast & got to hear all about their daily lives down in Cincinnati & then went back over after dinner for a 'tea party' & princess movies with Natalie! And the last time I saw Joey he was just starting to pick himself up & now he's running all around! 

This week also brought my other Danielle in to town from Arizona - on a more unfortunate event - the passing of her Grandfather. This man was at every single one of our dance competitions & recitals growing up & was known as a sweet ol' jokester! It was a very emotional day watching her family speak of a man well loved, but a great celebration of his life. It's not the circumstances that I want a friend to come home on, but I was glad to be there throughout the day with Danielle & toast a glass of wine in 'Gramps' honor when the day was done. 

And as the circle of life goes, as one passes, one joins us in the world this week - Congratulations to our friends Samantha & Ryan on the birth of Knox! He was born early this morning at 1:44a.m. and weighed 6 lbs 10 oz! He was perfectly intact & they had an easy pregnancy! Colleen & I went out to meet him this morning after our breakfast with friend, Darcie! It was fun to ogle over him & bask in the glow of newness! 

Take a look for yourself . . . SO CUTE!! 

I can't believe it was just about a month ago that I was taking some maternity pictures of Sam {that we displayed at her shower!} 
I am by no means a photographer, but was happy to help her capture the essence of her pregnancy!

It's been an endowed week of family & friends!! 
And next week brings a little newness of our own as we will begin to move into our new space on the 1st! 
Stay tuned for moving mania! 


Best of the Best | Something Blue Bridal Boutique, Holly Michigan

I am honored! We have been nominated as one of the top 5 Bridal Boutiques in the Best of the Best 
by The Oakland Press! I thank you for your nominations & accept your continued votes!!

{CLICK HERE} to vote!

 . . . it's a long ballot - but you don't have to choose in every category . . . 


Black & White | Something Blue Bridal Boutique, Holly Michigan

I love when I'm totally looking for one type of inspiration & stumble across another. My searches were originally geared towards all the ways you could use twine for do-it-yourself weddings . . . and then I saw this Black & White inspiration board that I thought I would share.

I love the non-traditional wedding cake - how easy & fun to make a cake like shape out of your favorite cookie!? The black bird-cage style veil that is shown is very popular right now! I get a lot of requests for this style for both Brides & Maids . . . it's a great way to add some contrast & edge. I love the boutonniere made out of curled music paper - how chic & simple. Could be a music page from your favorite artist! And can't pass up dark flowers against the whites & ivories of a wedding gown . . . and some of my other favorites, chalkboards, chandeliers, and the cuteness of typing a little love note to the couple as you leave the reception on an old school type writer!


{original blog post & credits HERE}