by: Lauren

Usually I post inspiration boards on Tuesdays, but today I’m changing it up a bit! If you follow me on Twitter, you may have caught some tweets about my laptop losing all of my installed programs and downloads. Therefore, one week later, I am still sans laptop, which essentially translates into being without my Adobe Creative Suite. Unfortunately, this also means that I can’t put together an inspiration board for the usual Inspiration Board Tuesday!


These are some of the photos that have recently been incredibly inspiring to me.


SO in love with this dress’s lace…

A Day of Inspiration! via

Photo by Audrey Snow Photography


A little something to remind us what all of this wedding stuff is truly about…

A Day of Inspiration! via

Photo by Cheyenne Schultz Photography


A Day of Inspiration! via

Photo via The Bride’s Cafe, by What Shanni Saw


Some simple floral beauties…

A Day of Inspiration! via

Photo by Mandy and Me.


Gorgeous urban glam from JL Designs…if you haven’t seen the full post, it’s amazing!

A Day of Inspiration! via

Via JL DESIGNS, by Jasmine Star Photography


I hope these beautiful photos will inspire you as much as they’ve inspired me!

by: Lauren

There’s a new blog in “town” (besides ELD) and it’s all about the green-being green, that is!


Blog To Love: Eco Beautiful Weddings via


Eco-Beautiful Weddings is a new green wedding e-zine that will feature eco-friendly weddings as well as provide inspiration for the green bride and groom!  The Eco-Beautiful Weddings Blog has launched before the first e-zine goes out, and I’m loving everything about it.  Everything on the blog is beautiful, and I can’t wait to see what else is in store for the e-zine!  The blog will also feature articles by The Broke-Ass Bride and her Fresh Hubby of LA…now to be known as The Green-Ass Bride and Groom!  Eco-Beautiful Weddings is even going to be hosting seminars for wedding professionals, which I’m super excited about!


Go check out the Eco-Beautiful Weddings Blog so you can see just how gorgeous it all is!  I know I can’t wait to learn more about how to make weddings green!

It's Official!

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by: Lauren

Today is the official launch of Every Last Detail, and I’m so excited to share this new venture with everyone!  Since starting The Design Grove, my style has progressed, and I have had the opportunity gain experience working in the wedding industry. I’ve decided to write Every Last Detail from my perspective as a recent bride as well as someone working behind the scenes.  And of course the ultimate goal is to help brides plan and execute their gorgeous and successful weddings!


A new {Resources To Love!} directory of amazing wedding vendors has been added to help brides along in finding inspiration. Every Last Detail is now also accepting Real Wedding submissions from photographers, vendors, and brides. The only requirement for submissions is that they must be amazing!


Every Last Detail will be providing inspiration, ideas, and insight to encompass every last detail of planning a wedding. From inspiration boards to wedding planning tips, all the way to gift ideas and DIY projects for your wedding or home. Coming from the perspective of a recent bride as well as an event professional, there is sure to be something for everyone on Every Last Detail!



by: Lauren

I absolutely love the many ways there are to display escort cards.  I for one am a huge supporter of seating charts, and when I stumbled upon this twist on a seating chart combined with escort cards, I was in love!


DIY Monday: Triangle Seating Chart via

Photo via Martha Stewart Weddings


Commonly a seating chart is seen as a more formal seating option, but this is a fun way to keep seating organized and get guests involved!  I love these types of seating charts!  Thanks to Martha Stewart Weddings and the bride, Cheree, the full set of instructions with photos and templates can be found {here}!  I really wish I had a reason to make this seating chart…any takers??