…and eat it, too! Wayne Thiebaud’s painting of cake inspired today’s wedding board – I love his paintings of cake. I pulled the barely-there blue out of the plates in that painting and made that a key element in this palette. I also couldn’t ignore that sweet little strawberry on top of the cake, so I suppose if this wedding had a motif it would be strawberries. And ruffles.

Mood: flirty, sweet, fun
Palette: strawberry red, buttercream white, faded blue

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Top row from left: ruffled Melissa Sweet dress photo by Tanja Lippert, strawberry cake painting by Wayne Thiebaud, floral headband by Jennifer Behr
Row 2: handkerchief and orchid nosegay photo by Lisa Lefkowitz, silk flower ring pillow from Martha Stewart Weddings
Row 3: RSVP card by Design des Troy, peony centerpiece from Brides, lemonade from Rebecca Thuss, basket of strawberries from Martha Stewart Weddings

PS – Totally unrelated to this post, but for anyone planning on going to WPPI this year, you have to check out the Airhorns and Lasers party. There will be some great hosts and sponsors (including The Flash Dance, Max Wanger, and a bunch of other fabulous folks), and I would so be there if I could.

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  1. Annie @ MarryYouMe

    very sweet!

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  2. Meg @ Sienna Wedding

    So sweet! What a cute dress.

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  3. Mouse

    Cute little short dress!

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  4. forget.me.knot.weddings

    Love the dress and flowers they go together perfect! Great board!

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  5. Anna Rapp

    LOVE the whites in this!I want to use lots of whites and lace for mine :Dhttp://frandsenexpansion.blogspot.com/

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  6. Katherine

    I adore this board! I think that paintings make perfect springboards for all kinds of inspiration, and I love that you chose this one!

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  7. stephanie

    i love that blue.

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  8. Katie

    I am in love with this one. It reminds me of spring.

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  9. Mama H

    Oh my gosh, I want that dress! I usually don't comment, but I really love this board.

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  10. The Wedding

    The fabric flowers on the dress are awesome! Love the frilly flowers in the bouquet and how they match the dress!

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  11. The Wedding Contessa

    Love the fabric flowers on the dress! The frilly wedding bouquet matches the dress perfectly! Fun inspiration board!

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  12. Catherine

    I love how sweet and feminine this wedding is but I just want to point out that if you were using non-local color you would be referring to the shadows cast by the cake or the shading used to make objects appear 3D. The color of the plates and the red of strawberries is considered local color.

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  13. {The Perfect Palette}

    nice. i like the barely there blue

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  14. Philippine Marriage

    The Dress looks a bit hip and modern and The cake looks uber delicious.

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  15. Michele

    Oh my, I absolutely adore this board. Theses just get better and better!

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  16. jessica lynn

    kathryn, this has to be one of my favorites yet. the dress + the flowers is so dreamy!!!

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  17. Brittany Dawn

    I am in love with that dress! It goes so well with the theme of the board too! I've heard of brides focusing on a consistent texture throughout their wedding, and this ruffly floral would be a great one!

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  18. alyson.

    this is so pretty!

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  19. Amber

    Love the Wayne Thibaud slice! His paintings would make for such lovely wedding inspiration, especially at the dessert bar.

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  20. Michael and Anna Costa

    We love this post! Truly inspiring.

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