Monthly Archives: November 2007

on the fourth day of Christmas, my true love gave to me…
Four Colly Birds

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Top row from left: Angel Sanchez dress via Brooklyn Bride, invitation by Hello! Lucky, necklace by Cara Lyndon
Row 2: orchids from The Knot, suit from Brides UK, frozen vodka from Michaele Thunen, Giambattista Valli dress via Shiny Squirrel
Row 3: Jennifer Behr feather headpiece via Junebug, image from Blackbird Vineyards, cupcake from Victoria Pearson

three French hens,
two turtledoves,
and a partridge in a pear tree.

Update! Apparently there is a little confusion over what exactly the song says. I learned it as calling birds, as I think most of us did, but in doing a little research, I found out it was originally colly birds, which means blackbirds. Apparently five golden rings originally referred to ring-necked pheasants, but I stuck with the jewelry as my inspiration (as you’ll see on Monday). I say, sing it however you want!

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This board is for another Emily! She is having her outdoor summer wedding on the Maine coast, with a range of blues as her color palette. While Emily wants to reflect the ocean setting, she wants to avoid a beach theme (no seashells or sand). So, here is my take on that event!

Mood: coastal romance
Palette: all shades of blue, white

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Top row from left: Maine coast, dress by Lela Rose, photo from Jason Angelini, postcard guest book via Diane & Rory’s Knot Bio
Row 2: bouquet from MS, photo by Danny Weiss, boutonniere from Lisa Lefkowitz, cake from Jason Angelini
Row 3: ring pillow from Lisa Lefkowitz, stationery from Austin Press, sparklers photo from Susan Stripling
Row 4: image via {frolic}, drinks from MS, sea glass votive, lanterns from Luminous Designs

…tomorrow, a holiday to-do list!

Update! Check out how Emily translated this inspiration board into her wedding day!

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on the third day of Christmas, my true love gave to me…
Three French Hens

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Top row from left: card from Bella Muse, photo from Mel Barlow, photo from Justine Ungaro
Row 2: photo from Henry Shoots, cake from MS, stationery from Pearl Papers
Row 3: photo from Elyse Hall, flowers from Michaele Thunen, plaid oilcloth from French Rendezvous, photo from MS

two turtledoves,
and a partridge in a pear tree.

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Emily is having a spring wedding, with a green and gray color palette, references to modern architecture, and a vintage vibe. This board is mostly green, but I tried to incorporate some light gray. For more gray, I would use gray ink on green paper for stationery items, green ribbons on bouquets (notice the silver pots on the bottom row), and have the groom and groomsmen wear gray suits. I hope this board is helpful for you, Emily!

Mood: fresh, unique
Palette: gray, green, white

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Top row from left: Archipelago candle from Quorra, bowl via Style Me Pretty, flowers from The Knot, cake from MS
Row 2: April Reed cake from The Knot, Lela Rose dress from Brides, drinks from MS, soups from Taste Catering
Row 3: suit via The Sartorialist, Dolce Vita shoes via Style Hive, bouquet from The Knot, bouquet from MS
Row 4: boutonniere from pbase.com, flowers from MS, envelopes by Jordan Ferney, veil from MS

…more 12 Days of Christmas tomorrow!

Update! For some more gray, have a look at this pretty paper by Marimekko, via happy mundane.

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on the second day of Christmas my true love gave to me…
Two Turtledoves

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Top row from left: Lladro hair sticks from In Style, birdcage from My Wedding Reception Ideas, menu from MS, image via Daisy Chain
Row 2: napkin from Brides, cake from MS, Melissa Sweet dress via Price Scope, turtledove print from The Commonwealth of Virginia
Row 3: flowers from Art Fool, birds by Ann Wood, Dove ice cream bar, turtledove from Lee Richardson Zoo

and a partridge in a pear tree.

Update! Look at this sweet necklace by Smitten.

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