I probably could have posted this photo by Ellen Von Unwerth on its own to provide you with inspiration today, but I couldn’t resist a wedding board based on Carolina Herrera’s “ladylike linen top and buttery silk faille and tulle skirt” (Vogue’s description).

Mood: lush, colonial Caribbean
Palette: yellow, ivory, black, tropical green

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Top row from left: skirt and top by Carolina Herrera, French 75 cocktail photo by Jennifer Martine, cattleya orchid cake from Martha Stewart Weddings, lemons and melons
Row 2: invitation by Bird & Banner, Ariella Chezar bouquet photo by Meg Smith, bowl of lemons photo by Jose Villa
Row 3: roses and figs from Brides, photo via Cote de Texas, Acqua di Parma, cigars from Oh How Charming!
Row 4: plantation house, calligraphy by Bernard Maisner, centerpiece from Martha Stewart Weddings, staircase via Belle Maison

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  1. monologue

    Beautiful board…that Carolina Herrera gown is stunning.:)Martha B.

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  2. Kate@ Kids and Cocktails

    Love it! Love the dress as well. I think I’m becoming a fan of yellow all because of you!

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  3. Emily

    This is so fresh and different! I love it!

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  4. annabelle

    Oh, it’s so fun! I even feel a little warm Caribbean breeze blowing, despite my immediate chilly surroundings.

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  5. Bethany Fischer

    That staircase is one of my favorite places! It’s from a buidong in Havana that houses, among other things, oneof the best restaurants in Cuba – Paladar La Guarida. So cool to see it here!

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  6. missyphotography

    Gorgeous board and love the unique color combinations!

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  7. Courtney

    OH wow. That skirt is gorgeous. I agree: it could stand on its own [however, I am glad you\'ve created this pretty board around it]. Loving this board for it’s many florals and sweet details. That invitation is great.

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  8. {michelle}

    Those colors are fantastic, I love the lemony yellow

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  9. coco+kelley

    ohh – i have the photo in my inspiration archives as well! so glad you did a board on it – just gorgeous!!

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  10. Natasha

    Lovely dress! Lovely board. I adore anything that makes me think of long, languid days in the Colonial-era tropics. (Well visually, if not politically) Sigh.

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  11. Sugar & Spice Event Design

    The vogue model is stunning.

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  12. Cote de Texas

    I love this – that picture in the hat is wonderful!!! thanks for giving my blog credit for the Messel house – much appreciated, thank you!

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  13. K @ Blog Goggles

    Woah. I want that gal’s skirt.

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  14. Glamboge Events & Design

    Does Anyone know where I could find that skirt, i.e. which collection it is from?

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