Monthly Archives: February 2008

I saw these wonderful invitations on Bird and Banner, and then Pam over at Housemartin posted her gorgeous bouquet that she designed for Oregon Bride, and they inspired this board – a French flea market wedding. Paper ephemera, vintage fabrics, loose floral arrangements, pastels…

Mood: French flea market, shabby chic
Palette: pastel pink, green, orange, blue….

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Top row from left: flower cone from Michaele Thunen, pearls from The Green Vase, flowers and cake from Ariella Chezar, invitation by Bird and Banner
Row 2: J.Crew via {frolic}, votives from Kate Parker, bouquet by Ariella Chezar
Row 3: Laduree macarons via Housemartin, centerpiece by Ariella Chezar, table number from Kathleen Deery, vintage bottles via Urban Grace
Row 4: lunch box from Matthew Mead, bouquet from Rebecca Thuss, miniature bundt cake from Martha Stewart Weddings, bouquet by Housemartin

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Chesney emailed me with a special request, and since she was kind enough to serve as a guinea pig for the first Snippet & Ink inspiration package, I thought I’d share it here. She and her groom eloped to Japan, and now they went to have a ceremony and reception here that includes friends and family. They are looking for a traditional Southern wedding, in a cherry blossom pink and celadon green palette, that incorporates some Japanese elements. They are folding 1,001 paper cranes themselves for hanging around the dance floor! Here is my interpretation of their event.

Mood: sweet celebration
Palette: cherry blossom pink, celadon green, ivory

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Top row from left: cherry blossom invitation by hello! Lucky, hanging pomanders from Lisa Lefkowitz, parasols from Brides, bouquet from Martha Stewart Weddings, photo via Brooklyn Bride
Row 2: paper crane seating cards from Julie Mikos, RSVP by Bird & Banner, cherry blossom cake by Cake Girls, profiteroles from Love Luck and Angels
Row 3: bouquet from Martha Stewart Weddings, pink lemonade from Soiree, drink from Martha Stewart Weddings, menu from East Six
Row 4: table setting from Rebecca Thuss, ties from Martha Stewart Weddings, dresses by Thread, boutonniere by Michelle Rago (photo by Dasha Wright), wish tree from Rebecca Thuss

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I’m still figuring out my feelings about red, but I tend to lean away from dramatic crimson and more towards playful cherry. Here’s a board for a less formal, somewhat rustic, and certainly playful wedding.

Mood: playful, rustic
Palette: red, white, tan

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Top row from left: photo from Nancy Liu Chin, save-the-date by Ceci NY, photo via The Bride’s Cafe, ice cream via Brooklyn Bride
Row 2: photo from Todd Events, cake from Martha Stewart Weddings, table by Artfool, photo via Brooklyn Bride
Row 3: table number by Milkfed Press, Gertrude & Mabel photo via Brooklyn Bride, bouquet by Ariella Chezar, photo via The Bride’s Cafe
Row 4: mini burgers from Love Luck and Angels, sign from Jo Gartin, boutonniere from Martha Stewart Weddings, veil by Leah C.

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The lovely Vane over at Brooklyn Bride has put so much effort into her blog, and I know that it is a great resource for so many of us, so when she asked how I might put together a board for her, I jumped at the chance. Her colors are vibrant green and white, with a modern minimalist feel, with an underlying Brooklyn theme, of course!

Mood: fresh, modern Brooklyn
Palette: bright green, white

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Top row from left: photo from Always A Bridesmaid, seating cards from In Any Event, photo via The Sartorialist, invitation by Modern Press
Row 2: hors d’oeuvres by Creative Edge, cake from Brides, bouquet photo by Anna Kuperberg, grass centerpiece from Good On Paper
Row 3: iPod nano, flowers from Kathleen Deery, poster by Ork Posters, boutonniere from Brides, Vera Wang dress from Brides
Row 4: bouquet by Fiore Designs, photo via Offbeat Bride, photo by Natalie Moser

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It’s raining and this board is purple. There you have it. Apparently gray is the accent color of the year, and you can see why. It’s subtle and sophisticated, and it adds some depth to your other color choices. And I think this palette would work nicely in either Winter or Spring. Something to think about when choosing your colors: they shouldn’t have to compete with each other. This board ended up mostly purple with touches of gray, but mostly gray with touches of purple would have been nice, too. Keeping equal amounts of all your colors, you can end up with something that resembles a circus more than a wedding (this is especially true when you combine two or three bright colors).

Mood: sweetly sophisticated
Palette: purple, gray, white

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Top row from left: lanterns via being SOCIAL, photo from Love Luck Angels, cake from Rebecca Thuss, veil via Brooklyn Bride
Row 2: photo from Ashley Baber Weddings, favors from The Green Vase, flowers by Loop
Row 3: miniature pies by Callahan Catering, boutonniere by Ariella Chezar (photo by Dasha Wright), suit from The Sartorialist, dresses from In Style Weddings
Row 4: bouquet from Real Simple, RSVP card by Ceci NY, groom’s cakes from Martha Stewart Weddings, grape spritzer from Matthew Mead Style

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