Monthly Archives: September 2008

One of my favorite color combinations is one of the simplest: pink and blue. I love hot pink with navy, or maybe hot pink and aqua, or today, pale peachy pink with French blue. It is sweet, classic, and perfect for a garden luncheon. Hang a crystal chandelier from a tree to dress things up, and place various vintage bottles of tulips on tables to dress things down. And how perfect is the detail of lacing the groom’s shoes with blue laces?

Mood: classic garden romance
Palette: French blue, pale peachy pink

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Top row from left: chandelier and garden table from Domino, blue corset, cocktails from Martha Stewart Weddings, bouquet by Poppy’s Petalworks
Row 2: pink rose cake, just-married bike photo by Elizabeth Messina, favor box from Martha Stewart Weddings, vest photo by Terra Tabbytosavit via Elizabeth Anne Designs
Row 3: bottle vases and Florentine paper pencils both styled by Molly FitzSimons, bridesmaid dresses from J.Crew, rose arch by Ariella Chezar
Row 4: invitation via Mood Board, photo by Mi Belle Inc., rose bouquet photo by Carrie Patterson

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While I understand why a couple might want to have engagement photos for themselves, I had never seen any that really stood out to me (though I do love this idea). At least not until Samuel Lippke emailed me with these photos from Heather and Eric’s gorgeous engagement shoot. Heather is an assistant for Trina Turk, and Eric is a painter, art curator, and DJ. Before their engagement shoot, Samuel spoke with them and suggested doing something a little different – something unique and artistic that reflected who they are. The spring shoot took place at their friends’ ranch in Fallbrook, California. Items such as an antique dress, a parasol and a tripod helped to create a timeless story of a couple in love.

A huge thank you to Samuel Lippke for sending these photos to me, and congratulations to Heather and Eric! Maybe we’ll get to see some photos from your recent wedding…

On a personal note, as I was in the middle of getting this post ready, my dear sweet friend Elizabeth called me to share her good news – she’s engaged! Congratulations Elizabeth – I love you and could not be happier!

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I’m moving a little slowly today folks. Sorry about that! I wanted to put together a board that was full of autumn colors – the fiery shameless ones. But also wanted to make sure I was channeling brilliant fall leaves, rather than McDonald’s decor, so I kept it slightly rustic, with an outdoor ceremony and a barn venue, and plenty of fun patterned fabrics. Happy Friday, and happy fall!

Mood: autumn cheer
Palette: all shades of red, orange, yellow

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Top row from left: inspiration board styled by Molly FitzSimons, lanterns photo by Vallentyne Photography, invitation via Heather Bailey, ceremony site by Karen Bussen via Oh Happy Day
Row 2: flowergirls from Martha Stewart Weddings, barn ceremony via Once Wed’s flickr, cordials from Wedding Style Guide
Row 3: individual pies, bouquet from Brides, bride and groom photo via Party Perfect, dog with patterned backdrop from Martha Stewart Weddings
Row 4: candlelit stairs via {frolic!}, photo from Country Living, favor box from Martha Stewart Weddings, ranunculus bouquet by Blomma Flicka via Oh So RB, bridesmaid dresses from J.Crew

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A few months ago I made an all-white inspiration board that was slightly modern, in shades of cool white and gray. Today’s board also uses an all-white palette, but it is warmer, and though the difference might be subtle, it does create a distinct look. The large round balloons, kitschy paper bells, and a cake decorated with crepe paper flowers add a touch of whimsy to a classic and sophisticated wedding. Cherry red nail polish adds just a touch of unexpected color. And how much do I love that dress by Victoria Beckham – who knew?

Mood: warm and classic, whimsical romance
Palette: warm white, cream, pale yellow

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Top row from left: car photo from Martha Stewart Weddings, tiered centerpiece via Poppytalk, Victoria Beckham dress via Classic Bride, dessert buffet by Amy Atlas (photo by Gemma Comas)
Row 2: shawl by Karen Nicol, invitation by Ceci New York, bouquet and crepe paper flower cake both from Martha Stewart Weddings
Row 3: paper bell decorations from Martha Stewart Celebrate, rose boutonniere photo by Eclectic Images, net veil photo by Jennifer Bowen
Row 4: ring photo by Whitebox Weddings, paper cone photo by Belathee, guest boutonnieres from Martha Stewart Weddings, embroidered napkins

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