Not many flowers come in blue, blue signature cocktails look like Windex (I’m sorry, but nothing you’re supposed to eat should be that color), but blue patterns – both on fabric and on paper – are some of my favorites. And, largely inspired by the darling blue church photo by Laura Dombrowski, I thought I’d play with blue in a more rustic setting.

Mood: rural sophistication
Palette: china blue, khaki

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Top row from left: photo by Punam Bean, photo by Paloma Images, photobooth favor bag via Little White Book, flowers from Matthew Mead Style
Row 2: china from Matthew Mead Style, blue church photo by Laura Dombrowski, bouquet by Saipua, cake from Martha Stewart Weddings
Row 3: hydrangeas and crate photo by Heather Forsythe, photo by Stacey Kane, blue checkered napkin via Once Wed’s flickr, dress by Joules
Row 4: blue Converse photo by Worthington Photography, Mast Brothers Chocolate via Hey Susy, invitation photo by Holland Photo Arts, lemonade photo by Cooper Carras

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  1. chelsea

    This is really, really lovely!

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  2. nibsblog

    Your board is as refreshing as a blue sky after a heavy summer storm. Beautiful, Kathryn!Martha B.

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  4. Stephanie

    i saw the mast brothers when i was shopping in brooklyn. very cool.

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  5. Bertie

    Your boards always touch me in such a way… I get teary and everything! This one is truly amazing! Thank you for adding a bit of joy to my day everyday!!!

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  6. bri

    LOOOOOVE it! Esp the blue Chucks!! The cake and flowers are gorgeous; ingenious board, Kathryn.

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  7. budgetsavvybride

    awww I love that sweet little blue church. It’s adorable!

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  8. Lisanne

    So beautiful!!!!

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  9. momentsofyes

    I love this board! It feels so carefree. I really like the tree and birds on the invites in the bottom row.

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  10. Whitney Elizabeth

    love it!

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  11. Kylie

    Love it. My wedding is this Saturday and my color is antique blue. Beautiful, but difficult to match. I had no idea finding blue flowers was so difficult until this process. Blue hydrangea, tweedia, and muscari are good summer picks.Thank you for this blog. You’ve been my daily inspiration.

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  12. Rebecca

    I’m just loving this one, Kathyrn–so fresh! I can see all sorts of lovely possibilities for favors, flowers, food. Beautiful as always!

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  13. reckless mind

    Here’s another that this board made me think of– I thought you’d like it: teal ‘maids dresses and buttery bouquets– dreamy!

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