One of the things I miss about living in Mississippi is the incredible magnolia trees. The magnolia trees that grow in other places I’ve lived just don’t seem to get quite as many blossoms, but I guess that’s why Mississippi is called the Magnolia State. They’re such dramatic flowers, and they just smell so good! Kari Herer’s beautiful magnolia photo and pencil illustration inspired today’s simple wedding board, with shades of white and green and gray. I imagine chalkboards, zinc tags, and pencil drawings, accented with magnolia flowers, of course – pulled together, I think they create a look that’s both vintage-inspired and totally fresh. Mood: fresh, timeless Palette: graphite gray, magnolia white, leafy green {click image to enlarge}

Top row from left: magnolia with pencil illustration by Kari Herer, vintage silver tray with drinking glasses via Design Shimmer, cake with sugar magnolia blossom by April Reed Cake Design Row 2: photo of gray suits and ties by Jose Villa Row 3: framed chalkboard from Blue Bell Bazaar, letterpress thank you card by Missive via Oh So Beautiful Paper, magnolia bouquet by PoHo

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  1. Katja

    This collage is really fine. Elegant, simple and clear. Love it!

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  2. Emom

    lovely…..smiles.

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  3. Arianna

    Elegant and simple = BEAUTIFUL. If only I had discovered this blog when I got married ;(((

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  4. MrsFord

    i love all of the muted colors you have been showing lately, they are so chic!

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  5. Chellé Paperie

    Love it, Kathryn! If only I were getting married again!

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  6. Lala

    The epitome of Southern Sophistication! I love this board sooo very much!

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  7. ever ours

    so simple, yet so gorgeous!

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  8. The Wedding Contessa

    The gray and white are such a classic look! Very simple but very elegant!

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  9. Robyn Love Steele::Calligrapher

    I love the chalkboard! How much I would like to write something swirly on it…Robyn http://www.designsbyrobynlove.etsy.com

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  10. Luna and Chloe

    I love this color combination – huge fan of graphite/grey. And magnolia's are just so pretty!xoxokristi

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