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Vintage Inspired


It’s so secret we are huge fans of all things vintage, over here at Wiley Valentine. So it shouldn’t come as a surprise that I am dying over this inspiration board today!! Love all the vintage finds…hope you guys enjoy! xoxo

photos from the top via {sewing machine; vintage camera; beaded dress; vintage packaging; vintage letter writer, Almanac}

the Au Naturale bride


Here is a style board I created for a bride I am working with right now. I really think it fits her perfectly, and I am LOVING this natural yet ethereal vibe.

This bride’s hair piece is so greek goddess, via GWS. These plucked from the garden flowers are so heavenly and perfect! by Bash Please via 100 Layer Cake. Doesn’t get any prettier than these ribbon & rope cake flags!

Stitched bridal portraits by Rigg Art are so different, and fabulous. Imagine cocktail hour filled with cutting boards like these stacked with proscuitto, figs and french cheeses. Madly in love with these Raw Materials napkins used to hold burrata sandwiches…sigh! She’s thinking of doing terrariums or even these fabulous tiny green houses on the tables as opposed to traditional center pieces…how fab right!? Little loungey corners will be set up with feedsack pillows and chairs like these! Cannot wait to see this wedding come to life!

Things I love right now…


Here are a few things I cannot get out of my head recently…via where else? my Pinterest, my inspiration quick fix.


{1} sparkle, glitter, whatever count me in! via we heart it {2} gorgeous dress details via Grey Likes’ Pinterest {3} sparkly pillow via Urban Outfitters {4} pink perfume via sterling style


{5} romantic glamping via designing Mazorie {6} Mister Freedom branding via Faye + Co {7} vintage type via Woodtyper {8} dreamy charcuterie plate via flickr

Purple Love


I am really inspired by shades of purple lately. I love this board for a wedding…who’s having a purple wedding out there?!


{1} purple sparkles? yes please! via fashion had stolen my heart {2} piano forte via graphic-exchange {3} in LOVE with this photo, ballerina via faire frou frou


{4} wine cork heart – perfect!! via Mary Ruffle tumblr {5} Love Potion!!! gorgeous! via Pinterest {6} purple balloons via twenty one two {7} I still dream about this before and after via design sponge!

Real Wedding Inspiration board {ny winery}


I am very excited to be helping plan a wedding for some close family that will take place in upstate New York at a small winery later this year. The couple is down to earth, and definitely not into the anything too “wedding-y”. But they are still looking to make the event their own. Here are some of my inspirations and ideas so far…


The groom is a home builder and craftsman, so wood details are a must! Love this tree chalk board via etsy. A unique seating chart via Green Wedding Shoes, featuring personal pictures of places the couple visited together.


The bride does not see herself in anything too traditional. This knee length frock via Once Wed is gorgeous. For accessories, this peacock feather head piece, via Style Me Pretty, is perfect for adding a hint of nature while staying chic. Love the idea of a homemade granola as a favor. via Green Wedding Shoes.


I am in love with this idea of having an Acai bar. Perfect for a morning after brunch. Genius Jesi Haack! The bride loves to bake pies, so a pie buffet, via Once Wed, is the perfect solution for dessert. Lastly, leave it to Bash Please via Design Sponge, to come up with the most perfect picnic reception. Imagine guests getting their own blankets and picnic baskets overlooking the vineyard. So rustic chic. More to come…stay tuned!

Fresh Inspirations for 2011


Feeling inspired and so ready for many exciting projects I have lined up for 2011. Here are a few of the things I can’t get out of my head lately, and are currently inspiring my latest projects and collaborations.


{1} I can’t tell you how excited I was with the announcement that Pantone’s color of the year was a pink!!!  {2} my dream creative space via the boo and the boy {3} “We are all made of stars” via and its love {4} glitter stars via Creative Inspiration {5} in LOVE with this shot via Grey Likes Weddings shot by Angi Welsch {6} apothecary inspired libations via Design Sponge


{7} stars, tents + tutus via flickr {8} lions and tigers and bears oh my via Svend Design {9} Raquel Welch roller girl via Miss Moss {10} Tory Burch beauty  {11} a wall of book pages…Ivy & Aster via Ruby Press…sigh

Holiday Party Inspired


I have been daydreaming of my perfect holiday party I would love to throw (when oh when!?). My pinterest sourced inspiration board below is the perfect smattering of holiday inspirations. My dream holiday party…


{1} gorgeous eye shimmer via {2} a dream of a Kate Spade necklace  {3} gorgeous chalk lettering via design work life {4} top of my wish list, bando shoe clips  {5} vintage seltzer bottles to adorn the bar via one kings lane


{6} pink shimmer details via elliven studio {7} pink mushroom ornaments from Anthropologie {8} a gorgeous table setting!

Pinterest Love


Ok let me just start by warning you that I am about to introduce you to something highly addictive. The plus, it’s great for inspiration…I mean brilliant really! It’s called Pinterest and its basically a platform for creatives, and anyone really to create virtual inspiration boards. I am having so much fun there. Take a look at my boards here.


…and down the rabbit hole you go. Happy inspirations! xoxo

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