Monthly Archives: January 2008

Diane wanted a board to help her pull together her vintage Mexican inspired wedding. Her colors are white, red, and aqua, and she wants to incorporate Mexican traditions to celebrate her and her fiance’s heritage. To fit the bill, this board includes Mexican wedding cookie favors, white papeles picados, and a tequila bar among other things. I would also have galvanized tubs of Mexican sodas, like Jarritos and Peñafiel, and if I could have found better images I would have made sure to include white tissue paper flowers.

Mood: ¡fiesta!
Palette: red, white, aqua

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Top row from left: candy cones from Brides (photo by Dasha Wright), photo by Elizabeth Messina, miniature programs from Rebecca Thuss, photo by Meg Smith
Row 2: Mexican wedding cookies from Martha Stewart Weddings, flowers by Ariella Chezar (photo by Dasha Wright), photo by Meg Smith, calligraphy by Laura Hooper
Row 3: photo from Oh How Charming!, Danielle Lara dress from Brides UK, invitation via The Paper Moon Project, cake from Martha Stewart Weddings
Row 4: Jarritos soda, photo by Susan Stripling, papeles picados via {frolic}

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I saw this gorgeous necklace, made with a quail egg lined with gold leaf, and I immediately thought of the dessert buffet from Katie and Ian’s wedding featured in the Fall 2007 issue of Martha Stewart Weddings. From those two points of inspiration I came up with this wedding befitting a wood nymph princess.

Mood: sylvan romance
Palette: brown, green, blue

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Top row from left: Stephanie Simek quail egg necklace via M.A. Belle, centerpieces by Ariella Chezar, photo by Meg Smith, dessert buffet via Brooklyn Bride
Row 2: flower girls from Ariella Chezar, chocolate quail eggs via Brooklyn Bride, carriage from Todd Events
Row 3: bouquet by Ariella Chezar, floral arch from Todd Events, dresses by Vera Wang, photo by Meg Smith, invitation from Rebecca Thuss
Row 4: Reem Acra dress via {frolic}, photo via Si lo voglio!, ribbon wands from Brides, bouquet by The Green Vase

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Raney is a friend of my dear friend Elizabeth, and she’s getting married in September in Tennessee. As far as the wedding goes, Raney’s way more excited about being married to the love of her life than planning all the details – which, if you’re going to be excited about one or the other, is definitely the way to go. And there’s people like me who love the details, so that works out well! I hope this board is helpful to you, Raney!

Mood: charming and bright
Palette: tan, chocolate brown, bright yellow

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Top row from left: Lena Corwin’s invitations via Brooklyn Bride, car pom poms from Martha Stewart Weddings, bouquet by Ariella Chezar, photo by Leigh Miller
Row 2: truffle cake by April Reed, flowers by Ariella Chezar, photo by Meg Smith, mini cookie jar favor from Rebecca Thuss
Row 3: bridesmaids and ceiling lights both from Jo Gartin, J.Crew dress from Brides, boutonniere via {frolic}

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Lauren is in the interesting position of holding her reception at the same location where two weeks later her good friend will be having her own wedding! She wants a traditional wedding, in apricot and green hues, and needed some inspiration for making it stand out from her friend’s wedding. Passing out miniature desserts (like the cotton candy here, or tiny milkshakes, or miniature pies) is a unique way to end dinner. A golf cart as a getaway car is a fun and slightly different way to depart.

Mood: classic with a twist
Palette: apricot, pale green

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Top row from left: rose bouquet and save-the-date both from Martha Stewart Weddings, hairstyle from The Knot, mini cotton candy from Callahan Catering
Row 2: invitation by Cheree Berry, photo via Social Event Design, photo from Soiree, cocktail from Martha Stewart
Row 3: photo from Martha Stewart Weddings, centerpiece by Ariella Chezar, cake from Rebecca Thuss, program by Ceci NY
Row 4: Laura Dowling arrangement via Style Me Pretty, dress by Watters, photo by Mark Staff, photo from Red Ribbon Studio

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In this dramatic centerpiece, Ariella included lemons, black elderberries and cattleya orchids. Black and yellow are such a bold pairing, so I imagined this board was for a couple with bold style, while at the same time incorporating traditional details.

Mood: bold romance
Palette: black, yellow, white, touches of green

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Top row from left: photo from Junebug, sparkler cakes from Fete NY, centerpiece by Ariella Chezar
Row 2: guitar via Greg Bennett Guitars, cocktail from Brides (photo by Dasha Wright), invitation by Mr. Boddington
Row 3: photo by Barnaby Draper, bouquet by Ariella Chezar, photo by Liz Banfield
Row 4: cake by Lovin Sullivan, photo by Mindy Rice, photo by Elizabeth Messina, dress from J.Crew, photo from Junebug

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