Wedding Wednesday ~ Black {and white} Magic by Jose Villa

With another slew of friends’ weddings on the docket I’m back to my old tricks – banking endless wedding shots for inspiration boards, color schemes and tips and tricks to help each bride-to-be.

When I came upon this shoot, styled by Le Fleur Weddings, it exceeded my inspiration worthy requirements. It made me do a double take. I wanted to dig into the detail of each shot – and each time I did, I spotted something I didn’t notice before.

And really more than anything, I loved seeing a whimsical play on the black and white combo that went beyond the traditional look of buttoned up black tie.

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french-wedding-6 via le fleur
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photography by jose villa via le fleur weddings

And then I realized the photography is by our wedding photographer, the uber-genius Jose Villa.

No wonder it was love at first site!

Check out a recent feature on Style Me Pretty for more shots of the fabulous fete.

Dark Floor Deliciousness

This Tasty Tuesday I’m switching my focus from my favorite foods to rooms so good you’ll want to devour them.

As our home remodel planning moves forward my obsession with dark floors only grows deeper. Maybe it’s the rapidly shortening days and the impending desire to hibernate.

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catering_2a via livetheemmaDesireToInspire via plush palate
images via livet hemma (from ikea btw!) and plush palate

Or that dark floor infuse a shot of sexy into a room that I just cannot get enough of. Or maybe it’s just the simple fact that this kitchen is too damn fabulous.

Ok, I think it’s official then. We have to pull the trigger. Dark hard woods for the new floors it is.

One home renovation decision made! One million to go…