What is it that has me posting two carnival inspiration boards in a row? All I can say is that it’s summer, it’s hot, and I think everyone can use a dose of fun no matter what. Stripes seem to be a recurrent theme this week, as well – maybe they’re the new damask, which would be alright by me! Oh, and how about these cute dresses for your flower girls?

Mood: vintage carnival whimsy
Palette: old fashioned candy

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Top row from left: balloon photo by Josh Goleman, Hatch Show Print for Anthropologie, lemonade photo by Alexandra Grablewski, May Day flowers via EmilyStyle
Row 2: vintage dress via Please Sir Blog, carousel photo via Little Brown Pen, candy buffet with bunting by Amy Atlas, calligraphy by Jenna Hein
Row 3: pennant flags by Something’s Hiding in Here via Oh Happy Day, bouquet via Grey Likes Weddings, yellow cake
Row 4: carnival treats from Rebecca Thuss, madras bowtie by J.Press, dress photo by Mel Barlow

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  1. {The Perfect Palette}

    So cheerful and fun! love the light hearted feel! The perfect blend of color & whimsy.

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  2. Amber

    Loooooove this! What a fabulous party it would be.

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  3. Patricia Scarpin

    Oh, I'm in love with that yellow cake – so pretty!

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  4. Miss Adventure

    How cute! I love the old cash register (at least I think that's what it is) and those flags next to it!

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  5. BlondeShot Creative

    Lovely images, great choices. They fit perfectly together and bring out the happiness of summer!

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  6. Emily

    This is such a great board! Definitely a new favorite!!

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  7. Taylor

    Love, love, love the idea of yellow bridesmaid dresses and summery plaid ties on the groomsmen- its fun vintage!

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  8. brides {bliss}

    So cute and preppy! Love it.

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  9. Courtney

    I love carnival inspired anything. I'm doing a carnival inspired baby shower in August. So much fun!

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  10. Sarah

    love this!! the colors are so pretty and fun.

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  11. sewbettie

    love love love. if i get married, this is the inspiration.

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  12. Stephanie Nikolopoulos

    this might just be my favorite

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  13. Shakespeare's Bride

    Love all your boards but this is a new favorite. It could be inspiration for all sorts of parties, not just weddings. Love it.

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  14. nina

    Gorgeous board! Love how the colors compliment each other…so fun.

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  15. Sarah Elizabeth

    Yay! I'm loving these fun boards you've been doing lately. They're sure to brighten any mood!

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  16. sarah

    I'm LOVING this inspiration board! Awesomeness.

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  17. Deann B.

    You have the most amazing inspiration boards ever. I always look forward to the next one and have so many of them saved for my own potential color schemes. Thank you!

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  18. Anne @ The City Sage

    Love these colors! Such an unexpected and totally effective combo!

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  19. Lmarie

    OMG, this is perfect for my sister!I seriously want to cuddle this wedding. It looks so amazing!

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  20. Inventing Weddings

    This makes me want to lay down in the sunshine and eat candy. I love the yellow cake and tart, vibrant colors.

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  21. wedding chicks

    great theme!! love this

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  22. leni

    love the colors. nice combo!

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  23. Jamie

    this just feels so right! and so right now! love it!

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  24. Llubav

    I absolutely love this board! thank you!!

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  25. Lisanne

    This is my favorite of 2009!

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  26. Kate@ Kids and Cocktails

    Love this!

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  27. shanon

    Argh! This is about the happiest thing I've ever seen! Love.

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  28. Homespun Wedding

    This is by far the most inspiring inspiration board that I've ever seen. Can I live in it please?

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  29. Studio Six Eleven

    Amazing Board!!!! Best I have seen. You truly captured a feeling with this one. At this moment, I can actually feel my hair blowing as the merry go round turns! Awesome.Calleen

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  30. Chelsea

    so unique. this board is such a winner-great job!

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  31. Mo

    I must have missed this one somehow! I think this, and your Wizard of Oz board, are my absolute favorites. Fantastic board, I love it.

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