Monthly Archives: February 2008

Have you noticed that every once in awhile, I just can’t help but post a bright and cheery yellow board? I’m just craving springtime and sunshine so badly, and this is one way to get my fix. This, and heading south for the weekend to find some warmer weather…

Mood: joyfully bright
Palette: yellow, white

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Top row from left: lanterns via Cookiemag, Lorina orangeade, tie from Luxury Ties, bouquet by Todd Events
Row 2: cakes by Cake Girls, invitation by Merrilee Designs, flowers by La Fleur, lollipops from Martha Stewart Weddings, photo by Mel Barlow
Row 3: flowers from Amorology, photo by Paul Johnson, seating cards from The Knot, ric rac pillow

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I have stacks and stacks of typical Valentine images: doily envelopes, heart-shaped sugar cubes, chocolate chocolate chocolate and pink pink pink. And I could not bring myself to make that kind of board. I have no problem with sweet handmade paper goods, and you know I don’t have a problem with chocolate. But to be perfectly honest, Valentine’s Day isn’t really my thing. I prefer my love and romance year-round, expressed in small ways daily and surprising ways unexpectedly. But that’s just me, and I knew I couldn’t get away with ignoring Valentine’s Day, of all things, on a wedding blog. So here is a chic, modern, romantic inspiration board for you for Valentine’s Day. May you give and receive lots of love today, and everyday.

Mood: chic romance
Palette: ivory, champagne, black, red

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Top row from left: bouquet from Martha Stewart Weddings, hair pin by Erin Cole, heart garlands via Apartment Therapy, photo from Modern Day Design
Row 2: note card table from Rebecca Thuss, cake by April Reed, photo from Artfool, champagne from In Any Event
Row 3: bouquet from Martha Stewart Weddings, dress via Perfect Bound, dress from Martha Stewart Weddings, Elum Press card via Design Mom

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Not too long ago, Erika over at the fabulous and inspiring Urban Grace Interiors featured Snippet & Ink on her blog. While she and I were emailing back and forth, she thought of a fun challenge for me: create an inspiration board based on a fabric sample. So here is the fabric sample…
…and here is the board. A slightly beachy, slightly nautical, very preppy Hamptons wedding in navy and green.

Mood: preppy seaside
Palette: navy, green, white

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Top row from left: farewell flags from Love Luck and Angels, bouquet photo by Meg Smith, photo by Stacey Kane, photo by dagzag
Row 2: seating cards photo by Susan Stripling, hydrangea bouquets from Martha Stewart Weddings, photo from Michelle Rago, invitation by Louella Press
Row 3: photo via Faye and Greer, favor box from Cox & Cox, photo by Mark Staff, J.Crew dress via Brooklyn Bride, photo by Jose Villa
Row 4: card by Lily Darby, centerpiece by Ariella Chezar, chair photo by Sean Flanigan, cake from Brides

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Vivacious is the best word I can think to describe Kelly. She is one of those people who has this energy that just makes you want to be around her. She is fun, outgoing and hilarious, so I think pink is a fantastic color choice for her wedding. I also thought I’d include some fun details, like a stack of donuts in place of a cake, and sparklers as a send off.

Mood: fun, vibrant
Palette: shades of pink, ivory

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Top row from left: Michelle Rago sweets photo by Dasha Wright, bouquet by Taste, photo by Elizabeth Messina
Row 2: photo by Stacey Kane, donut “cake” from Martha Stewart Weddings, bouquet by Waterlily Pond
Row 3: rose petal cones from Cynthia Martyn, table from Rebecca Thuss, photo by Lauren Slusher
Row 4: dress from In Style Weddings, seating card by East Six, bouquet from Always A Bridesmaid, photo by Mark Staff

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We finished up last week with a French flea market wedding, and we’re starting this week with what I imagine a chic Paris wedding might look like. Mostly white, with some black and gold. The Greek island, Italian courtyard, French styled boards are making me think I want a European vacation…

Mood: chic, sophisticated
Palette: white, black, gold

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Top row from left: champagne, bouquet from Kathleen Deery, calligraphy by Tracy Joe, hairstyle via Brooklyn Bride
Row 2: Angele dress by Ulla-Maija, cake by April Reed, photo by Lisa Leigh, flowers
Row 3: invitation by East Six, photo by Meg Smith, photo via Shiny Squirrel
Row 4: photo via Twelve Chairs, pearls from The Green Vase, bouquet by Ariella Chezar, invitation by Fuss Custom

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