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Hi all! Sorry for the late post – I’m moving a little slowly this morning. Today I wanted to share with you the inspiration board I made for Virginia, the winner of the Snippet & Ink Nie Nie Auction. She is planning a June wedding in her mother’s New England garden, using plum and other shades of purple that will be in bloom at that time. She is going for a look that is romantic and beautiful with vintage touches, but not fussy. Using her guidelines, along with some pieces that she has already decided on (such as her dress and shoes), here is what I came up with…

Mood: simple garden elegance
Palette: plum, violet, pink, green

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Top row from left: hair pins by Jennifer Behr, ice cream in tea cups, lilac mason jar centerpiece photo by Punam Bean via Style Me Pretty, copper mailbox from Smith & Hawken via {frolic!}
Row 2: bouquet by Ariella Chezar, dress by Morgane le Fay, table by Blomma Flicka, place setting by Fete NY
Row 3: vodka gimlet from Martha Stewart Weddings, purple shoes, seating chart photo by Red Photo Co., arrangement by Farmer Julie
Row 4: sparklers photo by One Love Photo, violet and pansy nosegay by Artfool, table number photo by Leigh Miller, ceremony photo by Elizabeth Messina

Please remember that you can still give to the Nielson family by making a donation to their PayPal fund. Read updates about Stephanie and Christian’s condition at C Jane, Stephanie’s sister’s blog. My heart goes out to this incredible family, who continues to inspired me.

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Oh, I love red when it doesn’t take itself too seriously. Cherry red. Poppy red. Paired with cream and a few touches of the palest pink, red is playful and cheerful, rather than overly dramatic. I imagined a winter wedding when creating this inspiration board, but I think this palette could easily be translated into a spring or summer wedding. The yarn-wrapped vase by Paul Lowe is a simple detail that adds so much texture and interest, and I think a yarn-wrapped bouquet stem would work here, too. A variety of fun patterns adds to the playfulness of this look.

Mood: whimsical, bright
Palette: poppy red, cream, touches of pale pink

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Top row from left: calligraphy by Linea Carta via Brooklyn Bride, flower veil by Ellen Christine Millinery via Little Winter Bride, cake from Martha Stewart Weddings, getaway car photo by Drew B via The City Sage
Row 2: yarn-wrapped vase from Sweet Paul, photo by Whitebox Weddings, red table setting from Martha Stewart Weddings via Once Wed
Row 3: Lara Helene dress from Brides, milk and cookies favors from Martha Stewart Weddings, ring pillow by Twigs & Honey, boutonniere via Brooklyn Bride
Row 4: flowers by Custom Event Group, stationery by Poppies for Grace, chihuahua and striped skirt, bouquet by Chelsea Fuss via Once Wed

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It’s not a particularly new color combination, but I still like it. I wonder if we’ll look back fifteen years from now and see yellow and gray as a totally dated trend, or if it’s a new classic. Either way, I was inspired by this post from Chelsea, and couldn’t resist yet another yellow and gray wedding board. Though there is something undeniably springy about these colors, I do think you could make it work for fall, maybe by including a little orange in there, or going with a more marigold yellow rather than lemon.

Mood: spring charm
Palette: lemon yellow, sidewalk gray

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Top row from left: photo via {frolic!}, lemons via Desire to Inspire, bouquet by Ariella Chezar, twig heart from Martha Stewart Weddings
Row 2: bouquet photo by Toole Art via Lucky Me!, bridesmaids photo by Bobbi + Mike
Row 3: boutonniere photo by Jocelyn Filley, shoes from J. Crew, invitation from Thoughtful Day, daffodils by Chelsea Fuss
Row 4: cake plate from Martha Stewart for Macy’s, cake topper photo by Jenna Walker, thank you card photo by Tanja Lippert, foam finger photo by Patricia Lyons

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Bloggers everywhere are posting pink this month to show support for Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and I wanted to join in. So many of our lives have been touched by this disease, and I hope that this pink inspiration board does inspire you, to learn, educate, and give. And if you have your own blog, I encourage you to spread the word with a pink post!

Mood: garden sweetness
Palette: peach, grapefruit, cotton candy pink

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Top row from left: veil from Martha Stewart Weddings via Once Wed, pink shirts, bouquet by Artfool, garden gate photo by Elizabeth Messina
Row 2: centerpiece via Once Wed, bird cards from Martha Stewart Weddings, cake from Callahan Catering, silver from Martha Stewart
Row 3: parasols via Daisy Chain, bridesmaids from Martha Stewart Weddings, centerpiece by Kathleen Deery via Alison Events, getaway car from Martha Stewart Weddings
Row 4: floral arch by Artfool, pink lemonade from The Knot, candy favors from Martha Stewart Weddings

Also, if you’re in the Seattle area, check out the Get Hitched Give Hope event for a great way to give back while shopping for your wedding.

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