Monthly Archives: October 2008

Happy Halloween all! Last year I did a more formal, Victorian-Gothic style Halloween board, but this year I thought I do something a little more playful and sweet. I was largely inspired by vintage Halloween cards and toys, and thought crepe paper streamers would be a perfect decorative element for this inspiration board (whether for a wedding or just a Halloween party).

Mood: Halloween whimsy
Palette: black, orange, white

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Top row from left: black crepe bunting and streamers via The City Sage, bouquet from Martha Stewart Weddings, hat via Perfect Bound, vintage Halloween toys
Row 2: Halloween card by Paper Relics via Daisy Pink Cupcake, October table, painted pumpkins, ceremony photo from llore87′s flickr
Row 3: getaway bike from crosspollination via Once Wed, boutonniere from Martha Stewart Weddings, cake by The Cake Girls, dress by Stephanie James Couture, pumpkin steps from Martha Stewart
Row 4: shoes via coco+kelley, stationery by Linda & Harriett, candied apples via Ritzy Bee, bouquet by Artfool

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I had a feminine vanity in mind when putting this inspiration board together. White, blush and gold, with sweet retro touches – perfect for a winter or spring wedding, or a darling bridal shower. A reception of dessert and champagne (in saucers of course), or afternoon tea, punch and cake, or a Sunday brunch, any of these would work beautifully in this setting and with this palette.

Mood: retro glamour
Palette: blush, vintage gold, white

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Top row from left: balloons and cake both from Martha Stewart Weddings, perfume bottle, tiara from French General via Cafe Cartolina
Row 2: seating card flowers photo by Tec Petaja, stationery from Martha Stewart Weddings, benches photo by Marie Labbancz
Row 3: headband from Brides, mixed china from Martha Stewart Weddings, vintage dress via VintageGlam, bouquet by Poppy’s Petalworks
Row 4: champagne photo by Joel Flory, bridesmaids from Brides, Michelle Rago boutonnieres photo by Dasha Wright, car photo by Lisa Lefkowitz

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This wedding board was inspired by those incredible yellow-gold shoes from J.Crew with the guinea feathers. I can’t get over the color, the style – I love them! These colors would work equally well for a late fall or winter wedding, and though I went with a more vintage look here, I imagine you could go modern with this palette if you wanted to.

Mood: warm, vintage luxury
Palette: marigold, espresso

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Top row from left: Twigs & Honey boutonniere photo by Tim Will via Once Wed, typewriter “guest book” from 13 Creative, bouquet and cake both from Martha Stewart Weddings
Row 2: Babette shoes from J.Crew via Oh So RB, reception space by Jo Gartin, ruffles via Oh Happy Day, invitation by Hello! Lucky
Row 3: cosmos bouquet photo by Anna Kuperberg, bud vase photo by Anna Williams, invitation by Ceci New York, cocktails from Martha Stewart Weddings

Row 4: vintage car photo by DuHon Photography from Wish Special Events, yellow dress by Vera Wang, Erin Cole veil photo by Leigh Miller
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I’ve had this inspiration board tucked away for awhile, and thought why not bring it out today! This palette is somehow classic and whimsical at the same time. Most of these are images I’ve used before, but together I think they make for a new look. Maybe a nice play on colors for a July 4th wedding? Or a bright palette for spring?

Mood: cheery, sweet
Palette: poppy red, pale pink, royal blue, pale blue, cream

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Top row from left: bunting from Country Living, teacup centerpiece from Domino, bowtie photo by Jessica Claire
Row 2: vintage ledger paper from Alpenhimmel, bouquets by Ariella Chezar, drinks photo by Amanda Kraft, cake from Martha Stewart Weddings
Row 3: blueberry tart from Martha Stewart, invitation by Paper+Cup for Minted, parasol from Rebecca Thuss, ice cream cups via Brooklyn Bride
Row 4: cherry favors from Martha Stewart Weddings, ribbon-waisted dress via This is Glamorous, escort cards via Charleston Weddings, boutonniere photo by Suzy Clement

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