I’ve been lucky enough to live in some really wonderful places, including New York, and the only trouble with moving around so much in the last seven years is that it gives me more places to miss. Rather than a sleek, modern, minimalist take on urban, I wanted to go more classic. The two main points of inspiration for this board are the exterior of Aureole (one of the better meals I’ve had in my life) which is so unassumingly chic and so classic New York, and the bride in a trench coat – how cool and sophisticated do you have to be to pull off a trench coat over your wedding gown? I imagine an intimate candle-lit ceremony followed by an exquisite dinner party, and I love the idea of asking guests (however circuitously) to give favorite books in lieu of other gifts.

Mood: no fuss sophistication, urban classic
Palette: chocolate, brick, gold, white

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Top row from left: pin-stripe suit via The Sartorialist, Aureole, cheese photo by Gemma Comas, taxi photo from Martha Stewart Weddings
Row 2: bouquet by Artfool, candle-lit aisle from Knottie Indie Oscar, invitation by Wedding Paper Divas, hazelnut praline gateau from Cannelle et Vanille
Row 3: pocket watch photo by Katie Moos, marriage certificate photo by Tec Petaja, box of cigars from Martha Stewart Weddings, bride in trench coat from Brides
Row 4: invitation by Grapevine Couture for Michelle Rago, flowers by Artfool, book gifts from Wedding Style Guide

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  1. Colleen

    So chic! I’m loving the color combinations. And the cigars would be very cool favors. Or during cocktails or whatever! :)

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  2. roopa

    Old New York – love it!

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  3. Courtney

    Love it! Beautiful!

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  4. amber

    i’ve been in several hundred NYC taxi cabs, and I’ve never met a cabbie who would let me tie something to the back of the cab!i wonder if there’s an old school taxi rental you could call if you’re having a glamorous New York wedding?

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  5. teardropweddings

    so very chic!

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  6. katrina + andrew = sedona bride

    Kathryn your ability to put together these amazing inspiration boards is so darn impressive… your eye for color in all its shades, hints, and hues, is really really cool :)luvin’ your work!~andrew+katrina~

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