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It’s giveaway time! This one is a bit more of a challenge…

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First, the question…as a bride or a groom, where do you find your inspiration?

See, although this is a wedding blog, this blog is ultimately about inspiration. It is about those everyday details that when brought together, create something spectacular. I find inspiration in the most mundane things…the hummingbird that sometime floats by my window, the incredible antiques that my grandfather restored, the great magazines & books that I spend way too much money on. I find inspiration in architecture and artwork, in clothing and in nature. I will be the first to admit that I find it on television, on the web, inside of stores, outside of stores, traveling and staying put. I find it everywhere.

And that is why I have created this site… I believe that design, and specifically wedding design, doesn’t have to be common. I believe that a wedding can be built from odds and ends that when put together help to tell your story. I believe that each wedding should be completely unique and never redundant, and that there really is no such thing as a cookie cutter wedding. Because at the end of the day, it was yours…inspired by the colors you love, by the styles and designs that make you swoon.

And so I ask you, where do you find your inspiration? Further, how do you hope to translate that inspiration into the wedding of your dreams? Hope, being the key word here…as I know, it is so much easier said than done. For the person that comes up with the best answer, I will send a $50 gift certificate from my beloved store, Sephora. I can’t wait to hear your responses! The contest will end tomorrow evening at 9PM.

And, finally, for your reading pleasure…here are some of the places that I find the MOST inspiring. These are the places that color, texture and well thought out ideas really thrive.

Domino Magazine & Domino’s Resource Guide

Martha Stewart Weddings

Elle Decor

Decor 8 Blog

Oh Joy! Blog, specifically the Here Comes the Bride section

Design Sponge Blog

Neisha Crosland Textiles

Kelly Wearstler Design

Jonathan Adler Design

Collin Cowie Weddings

Splendora and specifically, the SF Bridal Section

Daily Candy and specifically, the wedding guides

Oh How Charming!

1st Dibs

I hope this reading material will get you through your Monday!