Mood: a bit of garden charm on the beach
Palette: sand, shell, plum

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Who says a beach wedding has to include sand dollars and seashells? Instead, incorporate elements like flowers, twine, and wicker furniture, and enjoy the romance of both the garden and the beach. I chose to use a palette of mostly sand and shades of plum, and I think the result is unexpected and lovely (if I do say so myself!).

Row 1:  dress from Brides / bouquet from Martha Stewart Weddings / photo by Elizabeth Messina / boutonniere from InStyle Weddings  //  Row 2:  tent from Sperry Tents / suit via GQ / cake photo by Union Photo / utensils via Duet Weddings  //  Row 3:  centerpiece via Marry Me / cheese starter from Martha Stewart Weddings / photo from Beth Helmstetter  //  Row 4:  invitation by Hello Lucky / lilac centerpieces from Martha Stewart Weddings / wicker seat from Brides
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  1. Anonymous

    Amazing! This is one of my favorites…so unexpected. It made me wonder- could you also then bring the beach to the garden? -Kim

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  2. {The Perfect Palette}

    Lovely & so unexpected! Such a pretty palette too!

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  3. Elizabeth

    Hooray! This is my wedding! I live on Cape Cod, so we did not want to do a traditional beach wedding. I added a little more brown because it will be in September, but this is basically it. Love, love, love your blog.

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  4. LPC

    Yes. Agree. Lovely.

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  5. Joanna Goddard

    so pretty!

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  6. shanon

    I’ve never really thought of purple/lavender and a beach theme. It’s so airy and lovely!

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  7. Charlotte Wedding Photographer

    Great story board! LOve it!

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  8. shelia day

    My husband and I are having another “wedding” in the seaside village in England where he is from. This inspiration board is perfect! Exactly what I had envisioned! Romantic, beach, and garden all in one.

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  9. flights of fancy

    Another beautiful combination Kathryn!

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  10. koandpo

    I’m usually not into beach weddings…but this color palette is SO beautiful! I’d have a beach wedding if it looked like that!

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  11. christine

    This is the most elegant beach wedding palette I’ve seen. Beautiful.

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  12. Clare

    What a great combination, I think this is one of my favourite boards so far! I love the contrast between the sandy and floral colours.

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  13. Nicole-Lynn

    I love the two together.. beautifuL!

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  14. nina

    Very pretty & romantic :-)

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  15. Terrica with Fabuluxe™

    this is so romantic– I love the colors.

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  16. Diana Hulme

    such a gorgeous combination. as always, great work!

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  17. WishLaura

    Thank you for not featuring a cake that looks like sand and has sugarpaste seashells all over it. This combination is gorgeous! I especially love the big beautiful peaked tent….

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  18. {this is glamorous}

    Garden charm on the beach sounds perfect.

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  19. Elizabeth Jayne

    This is lovely! If I were to have a beach wedding, I would definitely do it like this.

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  20. Sharon

    Just wanted to know where the photograph of the tent is from?

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  21. Kathryn

    Hi Sharon,I believe it's a Sperry Tent:

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