I love the perfect blue found in traditional blue and white china, and that, along with the blue-edged hydrangea in this centerpiece from Martha, inspired today’s wedding board. Bring in calligraphy, candlesticks, and a stunning number by Reem Acra, and it’s utterly classic and totally gorgeous. Everything you need for something old, something new, and something blue – now what to borrow?

Mood: classically romantic, something blue
Palette: china blue and white

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Top row from left: blue hydrangea and gardenia centerpiece from Martha Stewart Weddings, vintage book of Shakespeare from Sadie Olive, miniature angel food cakes from Martha Stewart Weddings
Row 2: photo of chandelier and dessert table by Lisa Cohen via Automatism, photo of blue stilettos by Jose Villa
Row 3: white candies from Rebecca Thuss, blue bridesmaid dress from Martha Stewart Weddings, bust and candlesticks from Ralph Lauren Home, Reem Acra dress from Martha Stewart Weddings
Row 4: patterned envelope liner and calligraphy from Mr. Boddington’s Studio, white “matelasse” cake from Martha Stewart Weddings, blue and white china from Matthew Mead Style, blue and white tissue paper crackers by Rebecca Thuss

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  1. Starry Night Design Studio

    very romantic shades of blue!

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  2. Camille @ Style Notes

    So understatedly sophisticated…I love the all-white dessert display and the subtle blue floral motif throughout. The entire look is classic and gorgeous!

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  3. A Bryan Photo

    That's the exact style of the wedding I shot this past weekend in Charleston!I look forward to showing it to you.Bj

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  4. Kathryn

    Awesome Bryan – I can't wait to see it!

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  5. {The Perfect Palette}

    such a pretty blue palette.

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  6. ever ours

    i ADORE this shade of blue. love this inspiration board.

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  7. Whitney Elizabeth

    love it Kathryn!

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  8. Ali

    Absolutely drop-dead gorgeous! Everything used in my favorite MS picture is perfect, and everything you used in the inspiration board furthers that perfection.

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  9. Andre

    I love the combination of blue and white color. It looks so pure and gentle. Love designs and everything, from big to single details.

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  10. monologue

    This is beautiful, Kathryn. I never get tired of blue and white. I love the idea of small angel food cakes too…great idea for a birthday party I'm planning. Thanks! :)Martha B.

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  11. Jolette

    I'm such a fan of Reem Acra dresses – she's one of my favourite designers. The envelope liner and calligraphy are also fantastic. Beautiful collage!

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  12. elaine

    love love love the blue & white! :)

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  13. Astrid Mueller

    Understated and timelessly gorgeous. Fabulous inspiration, thanks for sharing!

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  14. laris2a

    wow…love the combination…!

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