Though blogging definitely has its perks, I miss the summers I had as a school teacher (or as a student for that matter). Right now I’m imagining a lazy summer afternoon, drinking lemonade, picking blackberries, reading a book outside – and all of those things have made their way into today’s inspiration board. Serve a signature cocktail made with fresh-squeezed lemonade, and pull the color yellow into other details like the bridesmaid dresses, groom’s attire, and bouquets. Use blackberry postage stamps to give your guests an idea of what’s to come, include blackberries in your centerpieces (and even in bouquets and boutonnieres), serve blackberry pie instead of wedding cake, and send guests home with jars of blackberry jam. Finish it all off with some vintage touches, like a guest book fashioned from an old book cover, delicate lace parasols, and a fabulous vintage getaway car. I think it sounds like the perfect summer wedding – I mean really, can you imagine anything more summery or pleasant than sipping lemonade and lolling around in the grass?

Mood: lazy summer afternoons
Palette: lemonade yellow, blackberry purple, summer field green

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Top row from left: reading books in the grass from Marie Antoinette, lemonade with personalized swizzle sticks from Rebecca Thuss, photo of centerpiece with blackberries by Eric Cable, photo of yellow bow tie and straw hat by Justin & Mary Marantz via Style Me Pretty
Row 2: blackberry jam favors from Brides, mini blackberry pies and typewriter menu both from Martha Stewart, vintage roadster via Real Weddings
Row 3: front porch, Sally Holmes rose bouquet from Martha Stewart Weddings, letterpress invitation by Golden Rectangle Press
Row 4: vintage lace parasol from Pink Frosting, blackberry bush via Life in the Family Patch, yellow vintage-book journal by Marigold Journal via Creature Comforts, blackberry postage stamp

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  1. Color Collective

    so lovely! I need to go berry picking soon or i will explode!!

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  2. Nauli

    what a lovely exhibition! Nothing better than a picnic and time…

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  3. Poppies & Posies

    this is so nice, i want to be in this mood board!

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  4. The Artisann

    love the marie antoinette image…..can we dress like that NOW?

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  5. Chelsea

    lovely!

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  6. Laura Reaux

    So so dreamy!

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  7. Kendall

    I love the wedding decorations and the wedding attire of the groomsmen and groom! Beautiful wedding : )http://www.wedding-resource.com

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  8. Kendall

    I love the wedding decorations and the wedding attire of the groomsmen and groom! Beautiful wedding : )http://www.wedding-resource.com

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  9. Luna and Chloe

    Just love this color combo! Such a beautiful and inspiring board. Love it!! And the blackberry stamps – so perfect.xoxokristi

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  10. heatherly2410

    How funny! It was just this week that I made up my own recipe for tiny lime tarts with meringue and blackberry topping. I absolutely fell in love with the combination–delicious and beautiful!And to The Artisann–you should check out http://www.jpryan.com. Someday I'm going to make one. I just have to figure out where I'd wear it.

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