BHLDN: Weddings, Parties and Moodboards, By You!

It's no surprise that Anthropologie would launch a website dedicated to festive parties and lovely brides... why of course, it's a natural fit! I love BHLDN (they've been around for just a wee bit) and hope that it will eventually lead to Anthro creating a section in their stores that sells lovely things for stylish entertainers everywhere, don't you? When I look at BHLDN and flip through each virtual product (I love their decor page), I feel creative and inspired to do something great. BHLDN

I'm in the process of working on our big anniversary party this summer and I'm trying to figure out how I want it to look and feel - 10 years of marriage isn't a tiny blip on the map - it's a huge accomplishment in a world where, sadly, most couples divorce within the first five years. I'm happy that my husband and I have nearly ten years behind us and can move into the next ten, only my big, big hope is that the next ten will include a new baby, maybe two, and then when I celebrate in the future we'll have our children by our side. But for now, it's just us two, and his German family and our friends who will join in for a festive event in our home in late July. I'm so looking forward to it... I'm thinking of using the same colors that we had when we got married - watermelon + papaya + green with lots of white, of course.

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And looking at BHLDN not only brings back merry days of when we took our vows, but of how I want to make our 10th anniversary the best it can be while also not feeling put on, showy, fake or over-done like so many people push in your face these days in magazines and on television -- I'm so over the "perfectionist phase" for home parties and even interior decorating. I'm all about natural, from the heart displays of love - especially at parties hosted at home. Sure, when you go out you want a wedding or event to be over the top but at home, I don't know, it needs to feel like the real deal so people can feel their best.

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Have you seen and downloaded the BHLDN moodboards? Oh you must! Here is one that I just created for fun - because OH YES you can create an account and make all sorts of moodboards for fun. Love it!

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