This board is especially for my dear friend Elizabeth! She sent me a photo of the “Farewell Celebration” poster and the yellow J. Crew shoes as initial inspiration, and requested something “quirky” in neutral tones with pops of color. I know Elizabeth adores music (and musicians…), so I also added a musical element. I kept seeing things that I thought Elizabeth would like, so this turned out to be my biggest board yet – it may not even qualify as an inspiration board. More of an event outline! Either way, I hope you enjoy it! What do you think edubs? (Check out Elizabeth’s blog, brown paper & grey linen.)

Mood: quirky vintage
Palette: beige, mustard, vermillion, with hints of kelly green

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Top row from left: suit from The Knot, bouquet from The Green Vase, cupcake from MS, picnic via {frolic}, Busy Beaver buttons via Brooklyn Bride, Leigh Miller photo via enjoy:{the blog}
Row 2: photo from Cig Harvey, letterpress card from typehigh, kissing tree, farewell poster, yellow cardigan photo via {frolic}, novelty favor via Oh Happy Day
Row 3: photo from Anna Kuperberg, shoes from J. Crew, photo from What Junebug Loves!, sweater vest photo via {frolic}, stitched invitation from Bird and Banner
Row 4: photo booth guest journal via martawrites, cake from Vanilla Bakeshop, harmonica, Yay flags via Wedding Bee, Jones Orange & Cream soda, canoes from Michelle Rago (photo by Dasha Wright)

While I didn’t pull any images from it, I definitely had Lena Corwin’s fabulous wedding in mind while putting this board together. If you haven’t seen it already (it was featured in the Spring 2006 issue of Martha Stewart Weddings) you should definitely take a look.

Update! How perfect are these invitations via Brooklyn Bride? They really fit the look of the poster Elizabeth sent me originally.

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  1. Vane

    i think this is my favorite so far

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  2. edubs

    I LOVE IT! LOVE it. and love you, friend. :) thanks for knowing me so well…. can’t wait to see tomorrow’s post!

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  3. chey

    I absolutely love this board and think it perfectly captures the feel we are going for at our wedding. I have been looking all over for non-floral centerpiece ideas that would fit this theme. What type of centerpieces would you do to go with this quirky event?

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  4. Kathryn

    Chey,Some non-floral centerpiece ideas that I like are breadsticks (Martha Stewart has some recipes for colorful ones), favor boxes on cake plates (anything stacked on a cake plate, actually – even small cakes), and a box or tray of moss. I hope that gives you some ideas! Best of luck.Kathryn

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