I am finding that I really only like red in very small doses, such as in this board. It’s such a dominant, powerful color that a little goes a long way (I mean, there’s not much red here, but see how different this board is from the all-white one I posted yesterday?). Those balloons with the number tags, from the wedding of the associate style editor for Martha Stewart Weddings, are one of my favorite examples of a non-floral centerpiece. So simple yet so dramatic. Bakers’ twine and seersucker were the inspirations for that wedding, and I tried to continue that look here. I could easily see this as a summer beachfront event where all the guests wear white or seersucker…

Mood: neat, preppy
Palette: white, minimal red

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Top row from left: white flowers, invitation by Mr. Boddington, lemonade from Martha Stewart, J.Crew dress from Brides
Row 2: balloons photo via Brooklyn Bride, bakery box from Bliss Weddings Market
Row 3: tulips from Taste
Row 4: photo by Liz Banfield, photo by M. Polss, photo via Book By Its Cover, tie from Rebecca Thuss

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  1. Martha B.

    This is so pretty! You’ve done a great job balancing the two colors…white and red. Also,I love the seersucker!

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  2. chelsea

    I love this. That balloon wedding was one of my favorites too.

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  3. elizabeth @ elizabeth anne designs

    this is lovely. the extra-tiny punches of red really do set the mood.

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  4. Vane

    fabulous board! this would make randi (the actual bride for this wedding) proud!

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  5. Anne

    We’re using seersucker for our wedding (though blue and white) and I love it! My colors are pink and navy, so it’s a whole different concept, but I just love the summery feel. Thanks for this post!

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