Mood: relaxed summer picnic
Palette: French country blue, soft white linen, honey
Row 1: getaway car with Spanish moss, photo by Karyn Iserman / blue and white bouquet with grape hyacinth and miniature irises from Martha Stewart Weddings / tented wedding reception, photo by Belathee // Row 2: miniature jars of Bonne Maman honey, tags by Dear Calligraphy / sun hat photo by Kate Powers // Row 3: blue gingham tablecloth with glass water bottles, via Olivet / notecard with blue and yellow gingham envelope liner by Stripe & Field / banjo and bass musicians, photo by Jose Villa / blue windowpane tea towel napkins from IKEA, photo from Martha Stewart Weddings
Give your summer wedding the laid back feel of a picnic with blue and white gingham. It might seem kitschy or even cheesy or cheap, but used well it can become utterly classic and tasteful. Don’t cover every table with the pattern; instead, pick one accent table to dress up in checks, and for the rest, stick with blue and white napkins on white tablecloths. Mini jars of Bonne Maman honey are the perfect favors to go with this motif, and you can find them for under $1.00 each. Tie a name tag around each one and they double as escort or place cards. I imagine lots of soft linen in blue and white, guests in gorgeous sun hats, and maybe a bluegrass or Dixieland jazz band to really create a easy, summer vibe.
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