04. D is for Dandelion Dreams

For the fourth inspiration board, here is a look with a grey and yellow color palette inspired by dandelions.

Flower Girl: Alan Bedding
Invitation: Beeyond Paper
Bridal Party: Deidre Lynn Photography
Bouquet & Favor: Wedding.Bloguez.com
Engagement Photo: Aria Photography
Cake: The Cake Lady
Bride with Yellow Shoes: Just Be Splendid
Flowers on Chair & Boutonniere: Hugh Forte Photography
Barn & Dandelion Landscape: Thomas Laupstad








03. C is for Cotton Candy

For the next inspiration board in the A to Z series, we have a board centered around cotton candy.

Wedding Gown: Claire Pettibone
Paper Lantern Decor: Australia Entertains
Invitation: Wedding Paper Divas
Bouquet: Bragging Bags
Pink Candy Bar: Amy Atlas Events
“EAT” Candy Bar: Carter & Cook Event Co.
Cotton Candy (on sticks): Martha Stewart Weddings
Cotton Candy (in cups): Hostess with the Mostess
Gumball Cake: BirthdayCakeParty.com
Rosette Wedding Cake: Creative Cupcakes
Engagement Photo (bottom row): MyWedding.com
Engagement Photos (top row): Maggie Harkov


02. B is for Birdies

Here is the second inspiration board in my A to Z inspiration series!  Today’s letter is “B” and the board is inspired by birds!

Love Birds Chair Decoration & Nest: Bragging Bags
Hanging Birdseed Favors: Intimate Weddings
Save The Date: Aka109
Table & Hanging Cage Decor: Duet Weddings
Prop Cake: Cara Mia Cakes
Escort Cards: Orchard Cove Photography
Birdcage Centerpiece: Love Bird Style

01. A is for April Showers

Today, I have decided to start something different for Unbridaled Passion.  I see so many beautiful inspiration boards on wedding blogs and I have always wanted to try my own.  Of course, on my own time, I make scrapbooks with my favorite pieces of wedding day splendor, but I’ve never actually used themes to create  boards before.  So, for 26 days (not necessarily consecutive days), I am going to create an inspiration board for each letter of the alphabet.  Though I may start off rocky, hopefully, I will get better at this with time!  I’m just excited to be trying something new and I hope you enjoy it, too!

Let’s kick things off with Board 01: A is for April Showers.

Cake: The Twisted Sifter Cake Shoppe
Bride & Groom: The Plunge Project
Yellow Umbrellas: I Do…Inspiration
Save The Date: Etsy
Ring Bearer Pillow: Emici Bridal
Candy Buffet: The Fashion Magpie
Locket: Scrambled Studio
Bridesmaid and Flower Girl: Union Photography


Reese & Jim’s Down Home Delight

Reese's pink gown featured a corseted lace bodice and elegant floral-detailed bow at the waist, which complemented her daughter's gown. -- imgs courtesy of People magazine.

On March 26th at her Ojai, California ranch, Reese Witherspoon followed her two children, Ava and Deacon, down the aisle on her father’s arm to meet her loving groom, talent agent Jim Toth atop a bed of fragrant lavender.  The foursome looked stunning, with Jim and Deacon in dapper gray suits by Rag & Bone and Reese and Ava in soft blush gowns which were custom made by Monique Lhuillier.  The ceremony was set to the strum of a bluegrass band that played the traditional bridal march in addition to twangier tunes such as “Tennessee Waltz” and “Keep on the Sunny Side of Life.”

The reception, planned by Yifat Oren, was described by a guest to be “down-to-earth and beautiful.”  From the wooden farm tables topped with cream runners and wildflowers to the flickering glow of candles in mason jars, there was plenty of country charm to be found.  The menu included down-on-the-farm favorites as well as Orange Mint Juleps, which gave a nod to local Ojai citrus and Reese’s Southern roots.  Keeping in line with the down-home feel, dessert included s’mores and late night snacks included pizza and grilled cheese.

Though plenty of a-listers were present, Reese and Jim’s celebration remained simple and sweet without the fussiness that is soften a trademark of Hollywood weddings.

Click on the image above to learn how to make orange mint juleps similar to the ones served at Reese & Jim's wedding -- img courtesy of recipe.com.

Reese opted to wear these elegant platform "Macy" sandals by Jimmy Choo for her walk down the aisle. -- img courtesy of Glamour Weddings.


Sashes & Studs: Nina Bridal Accessories

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Since 1953, Nina Footwear has been providing women with elegant and refined shoes that are perfect for all sorts of occasions.  Nowadays, the company is especially well known for its wide selection of wedding and evening shoes.  This spring, Nina … Continue reading

Real Weddings: Rich & Whitney

Rich and Whitney’s charming celebration is the first “Real Wedding” to be featured on Unbridaled Passion.  Held at Longfellows in Saratoga Springs, NY, the barnlike exterior of the venue paired nicely with the nature inspired features in the reception area.  A beautiful fountain with a fishpond and a tree covered in ethereal fairy lights set the scene quite nicely.  The cake was an untraditional shade of taupe with playful flowers that incorporated the overall mood of the wedding.  The cake topper, a figurine from a collection called “Willow Tree,” was both romantic and rustic.  The bride’s side ponytail was the perfect blend of elegance and laidback style.  Pearl drop earrings added a classy yet whimsical touch and perfectly accessorized her gown, an Oleg Cassini look with a high-low hem and flower detail at the waist.


Traditionally a strapless dress, Whitney opted to add a strap that gave the look a fun, flirty feel. -- img courtesy of David's Bridal