Category Archives: inspiration
“Inspiration comes of working” is one of my favorite quotes (by Charles Baudelaire). We NEVER stop working around here. We try, but even on our days off we’re sketching and researching and talking shop.
I thought it was the perfect quote for an iPhone or iPad case. No more boring iPhone cases! Yay!! Please shop our new Delphine for Keka collection of phone and tablet cases. And for all you early adopters, yes, cases are available for the new iPhone 5s. And yes, I’m jealous of your new phone.
We just love gold as an accent color for weddings. It’s glamourous and traditional and sensational all wrapped into one. Like true love, gold stays strong through the test of time. We’ve featured our Meeting Street design here in one of our very favorite colorways: gold and black. It’s perfect for an elegant black tie wedding; the design was inspired by our founder’s own Charleston wedding (fourteen years strong!).
Sources || 1: Bridesmaids’ dresses LulaKate from Bella Bridesmaid. | 2: Chair decor from Big Day Vintage. | 3: Cocktail tables by Strawberry Milk Events. | 4: Silverware and table settings from Anthropologie. | 5: Bridal shoes by Jimmy Choo. | 6: Meeting street wedding invitations by Delphine in dull gold. | 7: Cake by Studio Cake. | 8: Table design from Merveille Events.Pin It
Ahhh, Beach Glass. One of our very favorite colors (aside from green, of course). It’s the perfect color for beachy, summer, or destination weddings … but pair it with some silver and it translates perfectly to a winter wedding invitation.
Sources || 1: Mexico destination wedding via Ruffled Blog. | 2: Bridesmaids’ dresses from J. Crew. | 3: Groomsmen’s attire from Brooks Brothers. | 4: Homemade table numbers. | 5: Classic Frame wedding invitation design by Delphine in beach glass. | 6: Nashville wedding via Style Me Pretty. | 7: Bouquet by Events By Nouveau Inc. | 8: Badgley Mischka bridal shoes. | 9: Table design by NLC Productions.Pin It
Gray isn’t a color that often comes to mind when you think of love and happiness, but when it comes to a wedding it actually happens to be very romantic, quite modern and perfectly elegant. You can pair it with bright colors or other neutrals, and it is stunning in any season. We love this inspiration board because it shows how much of an underestimated color gray really is. Mix in a little tiny bit of sparkle, à la mercury glass, and gray is perfect for winter holiday weddings.
Sources || 1: Vintage wedding shoes from a bride’s grandmother. | 2: Toppers and unity candles by Morgan Hill. | 3: Table and candle decor from Class Party Rentals. | 4: Decor from La Jolla wedding by Plumblossom Events. | 5: Ring bearer suit from Janie and Jack. | 6: Groom’s gray suit and tie from Nordstrom. | 7: Bridesmaids’ dresses unknown. | 8: Ava romantic gray wedding invitations by Delphine.Pin It
We’re not sure if seeing the color lavender and the association our brains make with the smell of it or the soft purplish hues themselves are what create such a delectable, romantic aura. Either way, we’re smitten by the classic elegance found in one of nature’s most rare, but absolutely stunning pigments.
Sources || 1: DIY Wedding Flower Crown, using tutorial via Once Wed Blog. | 2: Homemade ambiance of lavender tied around glass candle holder. | 3: Lavender Martini via Pin Cookie. | 4: Lavender Mousse via Eva Toneva Food Styling & Photography. | 5: Solid Satin Tie in dried lavender from J. Crew. | 6: La Jolla Acacia wedding invitations in lilac and olivia by Delphine. | 7: Wedding cake by Luisa Galuppo. | 8: Nina New York ‘Evelixa’ Peep Toe Pumps via Nordstrom. | 9: Lavender floral bouquet designs by Patti Cramer of Simple Elegance.Pin It
Lace equals romance, romance equals marriage. It just makes sense. Vintage lace is beautiful, elegant, and perfect for a classic but enchanting wedding. Whether it’s the dress or the decor, lace looks simply lovely on and around everything. Guests will feel and share in the love and the intimacy of your special day.
Sources || 1: Bridesmaids’ dresses by Armour sans Anguish via Etsy. | 2: Jim Hjelm wedding dress. | 3: Bouquet from Inés Naftali Floral & Event Design. | 4: Vintage Lace wedding invitation by Delphine in Sandalwood and Shitake Brown. | 5: Wedding cake from Sophie’s Bakery, Inc. | 6: Centerpieces by Floral Theory. | 7: Lace table runner from Etsy.Pin It
No way is it this time of year again!
Summer is flyin’ by and school is right around the corner. Time to start preparing … we found the greatest gear to get you in tip-top shape for the first day!
Sources || 1: Colorblock Backpack from Madewell. | 2: Fantastic Elastic Ipad Mini Cover from Saturday by Kate Spade. | 3: Caran d’Ache Office Ballpoint from Greer Chicago. | 4: The Love-at-First-Sight-Stapler from Poppin. | 5: SoloHD Beats by Dre. | 6: 750mL Vida Hydration Vessel by KOR. | 7: Personalized Notepad by Chromatic & Co. (Perfect back to school teacher gift!) | 8: Chuck Taylor All Star by Converse. | 9: Waxed Canvas Marlowe Lunchbag via Etsy.Pin It
Bold, bright yellow is certainly a modern day, up and coming color choice for weddings. It represents happiness, the sun, and delicious things in life such as sunflowers, daisies and lemonade. We compiled some yellow inspiration perfect for that end of summer/beginning of fall wedding.
Sources || 1: Homemade centerpieces using lemons and flowers from a meadow. | 2: Homemade reception decorations using plucked yellow roses, tall vases, and clear stones. | 3: San Juan Capistrano, California Wedding via Wedding Window. | 4: Cake from “Details” blog post via The Full Bouquet. | 5: Stunning freesia yellow Chrysanthemum Wedding Invitation via Delphine Press. | 6: Woven Silk Tie from Nordstrom and homemade Boutonniere. | 7: Bridesmaid dresses by Thread | 8: Bouquet from a Nautical Wedding via Wed Society.Pin It
I wonder if it’s possible to look at this inspiration palette and not fall in love with coral? It’s nothing short of perfect. We’re totally crushing on coral. The thing we love most about it is that it looks pretty in any shade. And a whole mix of corals together? It’s one of our favorite looks.
Coral matches well with gold, silver, neutrals and even other colors (hello, mint!). It is said that origins of the word are traced back to mean “fate” and “destiny.” So, what better color to help create your romantic, joyful day destined to be perfect?
Sources || 1: Vineyard vines printed tie and club pants. | 2: Silk Chiffon bridesmaid dresses in bright coral from J. Crew. | 3: Homemade Rasberry Basil Limoncello Cocktail via Style Me Pretty. | 4: Gorgeous flowers from an Alachua wedding and a New Zealand wedding via Style Me Pretty. | 5: Wedding Invitation in the Rose Design in Coral and Dull Gold by Delphine. | 6: Personally made cake for a destination wedding via Style Me Pretty. | 7: Sarasota Wedding from Paper Moss.Pin It
Just look at those curls! Solomon Book Deco reminds us of waves, and what a great time of year to use it! Of course, the readability at small and large print is great for any invitation, accouncement or sign. This font is both energetic and elegant so the uses for it range from a casual, fun event to a more polished, momentous occasion. Either way, Solomon Book Deco is très chic!Pin It
Welcoming guests with a wedding treat bag is a fun tradition. It’s a great way to say hello & thanks to your wedding guests as soon as they arrive, and it’s a super way to help them max out their trip. By filling the bags with local favorites, guests are able to fully experience and understand why you chose the place you did for your special day.
Since we’re in Charleston, one of the most popular wedding destinations in the country, we thought we’d share our top 11 favorite treats for the perfect Charleston wedding welcome bag.
SOURCES | 1: We love the cute wrappings on the absolutely delicious chocolate bars from Sweeteeth Chocolate in North Charleston.
2: You can’t get much deeper into the roots of Carolina’s Lowcountry than Charleston Tea Plantation’s loose teas. Not only do they come in all sorts of fresh-from-the farm-flavors but they are already well packaged in their signature tins. Our favorite flavor is Charleston Breakfast.
3: When we asked some local bride-to-be’s what their first sweet treat would be in their welcome bags they didn’t hesitate to say Pralines from River Street Sweets. The company is based just a couple hours away in Savannah but there is a local Charleston shop right on Market Street.
4: Another Charleston delight are the sesame seed cookies called Benne Wafers found at Olde Colony Bakery, home of the original Charleston Benne Wafer. They make a perfect late night snack — a little salty, a little sweet.
5: A handmade Palmetto Rose is the perfect decorative touch to the bags. They are usually made by young boys who walk around Charleston so you won’t get much more down home and local than that! They last forever and make a sweet souvenir.
6: Charleston Magazine is a perfect way for your guests to get a feel for the arts, dining, fashion, people, homes and basically the overall culture of Charleston! You can purchase multiple copies at a discount by contacting Helen at Helen@charlestonmag.com or call (843) 971-9811.
7: The Best Little Map of Charleston is just what your guests need to get around the town when they aren’t at the wedding. There is so much to do and see, this will give them the opportunity to easily explore and enjoy.
8: Sweet tea is a well known southern favorite so it only made sense for a hand crafted sweet tea vodka to spring up and become a very popular cocktail. The original Firefly Vodka distillery is just 40 minutes outside of Charleston on Wadmalaw Island. We love mixing it with lemonade and lots & lots of ice.
9: A five dollar gift card to Black Tap Coffee will not only be great for your guests the morning after but it will force them to use it while they are here and experience the best cup in Charleston! Ask for the mint julep latte, from their secret menu.
10: You don’t want your guests to miss any part of the best travel destination in the country (according to Travel + Leisure) so give them a head start by adding pamphlets of all the local sights and activities. You can pick up a bunch at the Charleston Visitors Center on Meeting Street.Pin It
Ninety percent of the time you show up to a wedding in anticipation as to what the bride and her bridesmaids will appear in. However, we thought we’d show the men some love! It’s becoming increasingly popular to have the men wear something other than the black tux. We grabbed some examples of our favorite looks for the guys (even the little ones!). To keep the suit and tie look, just spin it with various patterned ties in bright colors and suits in grey, tan and navy. Vests are a great alternative to keep it simple and classy but give them a chance to breathe a little. Suspenders do the same trick but give the wedding itself a different style and feel. There are so many different options, it was so hard to choose our favorite looks!
Isn’t Bergamot just fun! We love this font because not only is it bold and sturdy, this font has a casual, playful side as well. Now that summer is here there are party invitations to be made and signs to be hung. It can be used for that weekend garage sale, possible pool party, or even a birthday invite… clearly, we can’t get enough!Pin It
Charleson locals Ben Ross and Jeff Plotner of Brackish Bow Ties are redefining the traditional bow tie and have launched an awesome new trend: bow ties made from real feathers. The cool thing about feather bow ties is that no two are alike, since no two birds are alike. They’re an awesome look for groomsmen … in fact the whole thing started when Ben fashioned a turkey feather bow tie as a gift for his groomsman, Jeff. We’re obsessed!Pin It