I’ve done a honeybee wedding board before, but that was awhile ago, and I couldn’t resist creating one around the fabulous invitation suite that I saw on Melissa’s Smitten. It’s one of those themes that I think can really add to a wedding without taking it over. So here is a rustic honey wedding for late summer or early fall, complete with a beehive cake topper, honey favors, and poured beeswax candles. And how about vintage bee skeps for centerpieces?

Mood: sweet summer rustic
Palette: yellow, brown, gold

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Top row from left: photo by Twin Lens, beehive cake topper by Wren Handmade, bouquet by Loop Floral, Beltane Ranch photo from Bridal Guide
Row 2: vintage bee skeps from Bill Casselman, sunflower escort card table by LMD Floral, bridesmaid photo by Heather Forsythe, honey favors from Martha Stewart Weddings
Row 3: bouquet by Nicolette Camille, invitation by Handheld Press via Melissa’s Smitten, lemonade photo by Myrtle & Marjoram, beeswax candles via Elizabeth Anne Designs
Row 4: honey-saffron panna cotta from Martha Stewart Weddings, rose wreath from Rebecca Thuss, Luisa Beccaria dress from Brides UK, sunflowers, boutonniere via The Bride’s Cafe

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  1. Emily

    absolutely adorable!!

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  2. Lena

    Let me preface this by saying I love your wedding boards. My question is, do you ever make winter wedding boards? I know winter weddings are not as popular but I am having the hardest time finding inspiration that does not include snowflakes, christmas tress or the color red. Our colors are black and white and that is about the only thing we have figured out. Pleas help!

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  4. Kathryn

    Hi Lena! If you type in “Winter” using the search bar at the top of the page, a few winter boards should come up. Also, I did a black and white board that you can see here:http://snippetandink.blogspot.com/2007/10/board-23-black-and-white-ball.htmlI hope that helps!

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  5. Stephanie

    Sweet! Some more ideas:The beehive cake from Williams-Sonoma (http://www.williams-sonoma.com/products/sku6766257/index.cfm?pkey=xsrd0m1%7C16%7C%7C%7C0%7C%7C%7C%7C%7C%7C%7Cbeehive&cm%5Fsrc=SCH) that you featured in Sweetness and Light board (http://snippetandink.blogspot.com/2007/10/board-22-sweetness-and-light.html) is a good DIY project for brides and grooms looking to save some money. And Rakomelo is a Greek alcoholic beverage made from fermented honey. Honeycomb makes for a sweet stirrer for tea.Honeysuckle is a cute play on the honey theme, for those who don’t want sunflowers. Burts Bees products would be theme-worthy bridesmaid gifts.

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  6. Jenna

    This would be such an adorable theme for one of the weddingbees!

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  7. Kate

    Too, too cute!

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  8. Brandi

    Love this board!

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  9. Maria @ {ritzy bee}

    This may be Ritzy Bee’s all time favorite board ever…for obvious reasons of course :)

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  10. i suwannee

    you are cordially invited to swap with us!http://isuwannee.blogspot.com/2008/06/photo-sharing_1025.htmlfuncity.

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  11. Truly Smitten

    I totally love your ‘yellow’ hued board! A girl after my own heart! My wedding was yellow and black but i’m in love with the colors you’ve put together!

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  12. leigh miller

    i love sunflowers! reminds me of kansas :) great board. thanks for sharing.

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  13. KarenB

    I absolutely love your wedding boards! They are visual candy. I’m just beginning in this blog world and envy your abilities. I’d say you’re probably my favorite. My daughter is getting married in September, but I’ll probably keep watching long after that. One color palette that we considered was red and french blue. Have you ever done a board like that?

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  14. April ~ Living the Sweet Life

    being from the beehive state I have a place in my heart for all thing bee related. Love this board!april

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  15. Ka?q

    I love sunflowers! This is my favourite board:-)

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  16. budgetsavvybride

    I absolutely LOVE this warm, southern scheme. It makes me happy. :)I am yet to decide on a scheme- every time i visit your site I get so inspired! But it always makes me second guess what I have chosen for the moment. I guess you’re just talented like that. :)

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  17. Jessamyn Harris

    adorable! I love this one :)

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  18. Dara

    do you have any idea where people get those large drink servers I see everywhere?

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