Monthly Archives: October 2007

How about a Victorian-Gothic Sleepy Hollow Masquerade? It would take some real guts to use this board as inspiration for a wedding, but I can definitely imagine it as a fantastic Halloween party. Refinement meets decay, the macabre meets the glamorous. It is so creepily whimsical, and if someone had the inclination, I think it could work really well. Also, a big thank you to all the ladies who posted about Halloween weeks ago – all of your posts were big inspiration for this board!

Mood: macabre glamour
Palette: black, white, orange


Top row from left: Marie Antoinette masquerade, butterfly dress via A Dress A Day, Coco Chanel, Ralph Lauren dress from Elle, photo via Studiolo
Row 2: Samu-Jussi Koski dress via Shiny Squirrel, Victorian portrait, black calla lilies from Bloomery Weddings, centerpiece from Hostess with the Mostess, spiderwebs
Row 3: dress via Your Heart Out, bat pumpkin via Lucky Me!, coffin chocolate via Hostess Blog, black decanter via Toast and Tables, masquerade silhouette
Row 4: bouquet via Hostess Blog, black candy via Lucky Me!, Kylemore Abbey from Irish Travel Online, Sleepy Hollow map from The Knot
Row 5: guest book via Toast and Tables, image via Art of Adornment, Nicole Sayre Halloween moon from Fiddlesticks Dallas, calligraphy via Orange Beautiful, monogrammed pumpkins from MS

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Reindeer, holly berries, cookies and milk. Sounds like Christmas, but it’s a wedding! I love the pink with the red. And the warm ivory. And the touches of gray. A warm, intimate event, maybe at home, and including some of the most fun elements of the holidays. Stockings like this might make for a cute decorative element, too.

Mood: warm and cozy
Palette: red, pink, gray, white

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Top row from left: photo from Brides, linens from Matthew Mead, milk and cookies from MS, berries from The Knot, Donna Karan dress
Row 2: cake from MS, photo from Wonderful Graffiti, pink poinsettias
Row 3: calligraphy by Laura Hooper, dress from MS, December save-the-date
Row 4: sleigh bell, sugar birds by Wendy Kromer, sleigh ride

Update! This place setting from MS would be lovely at this holiday wedding.

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Yesterday I posted a board based around one flower. Today’s board is based around another single element: apples. Apples are so charmingly rustic, and you can make them part of an equally rustic event, but they can also work perfectly at an elegant wedding: tiny candied apples passed by servers, as place cards with paper leaves, sugared as a cake decoration. I would also use a vintage apple crate label as inspiration for wedding stationery to keep the theme running throughout.

Mood: rustic elegance
Palette: apple colors (red, green, gold, brown), white

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Top row from left: shirt and skirt from MS, escort cards from Brides, table and candied apples both from MS
Row 2: dessert buffet from Rebecca Thuss, photo via {frolic}, photo by Alan Maudie, cake via Brooklyn Bride
Row 3: photo by Mel Barlow, photo by Aaron Almendral, apple blossom card by Sarah Parrott
Row 4: ring pillows from MS, vintage label from The Label Man, envelope labels by Two Girlz Stuff

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A single flower can be the focus of an entire event, and it keeps things simple. Lily of the valley’s shape resembles wedding bells, and green and white are a classic combination, making this delicate spring bloom a wonderful choice.

Mood: traditional, clean
Palette: pale green, white

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Top row from left: ring pillow from Australian Wedding Company, bouquet by Bloomery Flowers, table via Toast and Tables
Row 2: cookie favors from MS, cake from Art Fool, seating cards from Beau Coup, photo from Tableware Today
Row 3: place setting from MS, veil by Unveiled Bridal Design, letterpress by Satsuma Lynn, dress by Aria Bridesmaids
Row 4: photo from Brides, Loeffler Randall shoes via Shiny Squirrel, Monique Lhuillier dress from Brides UK, earrings by Prunus Persica

Update! Another perfectly beautiful table and ring pillow from Rebecca Thuss. How could I have missed it!

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I swear, next weekend I won’t be spending my Saturday night studying Pythagorean triplets. However, while this means no fun for me, it means a Weekend Edition for you, because I need a little break.

This is a special board, inspired by my time living in the Delta, and keeping in mind two teacher friends who will be tying the knot there come next spring. I imagine an event that is low key and very Delta, which means cotton bolls, sweet tea, barbecue, and some live blues music. I would use mason jars for centerpieces to echo the mason jar candles and the mason jar drinking “glasses.” I would also recommend a swamp cooler at the ceremony.

Mood: rustic, local charm
Palette: red, white

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Top row from left: J. Crew dress via Brooklyn Bride, flowers by Ariella Chezar, pie favors and daisy cake both from MS, bouquets from Cotton Man
Row 2: photo via Lucky Me!, utensils via {frolic}, image from Charleston Party Planners, Jason Angelini photo via An Excited Bride, tablecloth from Lillian Vernon
Row 3: photo by Leigh Miller, mason jar lanterns via Black Eiffel, cotton bouquet, pie card by Bella Muse
Row 4: BBQ invitation by Two Piglets, photo from Brides, vintage Coca-Cola photo via Flickr, sweet tea from Road Food, sun dress

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