I knew when I saw this bouquet by Ariella Chezar in an issue of Well Wed that I had to include it in an inspiration board – some kind of secret garden, that bursts into color and life as soon as you discover it behind a hidden garden gate. And I would make sure that there was a swing like this, with ribbons tied to it echoing those tied to the bouquet. The palette and venue make this a flexible enough wedding to work in spring, summer or fall (personally, I’m dreaming of spring these days…). And though it could certainly be applied to a larger wedding, I’m thinking of a more intimate party in a special little walled garden.

Mood: vibrant, secret garden
Palette: satsuma orange, sweet peach, garden green

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Top row from left: bouquet by Ariella Chezar from Well Wed, photo by Meg Smith from Martha Stewart Weddings, cherry lemonade from Martha Stewart, arrangement by Michaele Thunen
Row 2: nasturtium centerpiece from Well Wed, garden table and chairs via Desire to Inspire
Row 3: photo via Moodboard, garden gate from Artfool, blood orange cheesecake from Martha Stewart, flower girls photo by Laura Negri, dahlia centerpiece by Ariella Chezar
Row 4: invitation by Ceci New York, votives from Cox & Cox, Ariella Chezar bouquet photo by Meg Smith, seating cards by Linda & Harriett

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  1. Shana

    Oh wow – I’m in love!

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  2. carboniferous

    ditto! it’s sooooo pretty!

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  3. Amy


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  4. Liz Watkin

    Perfect! I am planning an orange colour scheme for my August wedding. This gives me so much so work with!

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  5. heidzilla

    AWW yay the girl on the swing in your link is my “niece” (My best friend’s daughter) who was also my flower girl!!! :) she’s the BEST!!! ~heidzilla

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  6. DomestiGals

    ORANGE! YES!!!!!!!! My fave. Thank you Kathryn!xoxo,DomestiGal Jen

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  7. Sarah

    you are so very good at these…i never tire looking at them…

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  8. cassi

    Hooray for orange!!!

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  9. i.style

    Very nice link – ( the ribbon tied swing with the gorgeous little girl ) -that was from my wedding!!! :) Cedarwood was absolutely amazing as well as my photographer Amy Campbell from Angela Anderson Photography!! It was absolutely perfect!

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  10. christina

    i LOVE this board…so beautiful & rich.

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  11. Liz Watkin

    It’s so weird! This is EXACTLY the kind of wedding I am planning for me and my guy for this August. We love orange and we’re getting married in a village church here in the UK so this is the kind of look we are after. I am amazed at your creativity, it’s inexhaustive.

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  12. Alicia

    i love the wooden boxes for seating cards. the board directs you to the stationer – does anyone know who made the wooden boxes? would love to know about them and the stakes

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  13. Liz Watkin

    Love this, my colour again! I have just bought a lantern that would match this scheme perfectly and will use it for my own wedding. http://transatlanticwedding.blogspot.com

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