Mood: floral romance
Palette: rose red, blush pink, cream

We’ve filled the last two weeks with chocolate, chocolate, chocolate (with more chocolate to come tomorrow!), but what’s Valentine’s Day without red roses? This week’s inspiration board incorporates that classic romantic flower, as well as sweet pink and red toile, for an ultra-feminine look that’s both girly and sophisticated. An indulgent theme, but with lots of crisp white, there’s no reason it has to look overdone. Need a suggestion for favors? I’m thinking mini bottles of the Daylesford rose Frizzante. And some chocolate…

Row 1: red skirt and muff by Ulyana Sergeenko / mini bottle of Daylseford Rose Frizzante / berry charlottes from Martha Stewart Weddings / pink toile wallpaper // Row 2: rose bridal hat and veil and calligraphy “cootie catcher” both from Martha Stewart Weddings / red rose bouquet from Country Home // Row 3: stack of pink gift boxes via This is Glamorous / bouquet of red garden roses from Martha Stewart Weddings / ballet pink flats by Manolo Blahnik / “Keep Me” card photo by The Curious Nomad via Design Crush // Row 4: red rose toile / calligraphy by Tara Jones / Valentine’s Day Menu by Cynthia Warren for Chez Panisse
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Mood: vintage Hollywood glam
Palette: blush pink, pearl white, Oscar gold, tuxedo black

The inspiration for this board started with the fabulous label by Michael Hester – the colors and the vintage feel of it had me imagining a glamorous wedding with an Old Hollywood vibe. Champagne coupes, a classic tux, a cascade bouquet, and an old school convertible channel a different era. Gold foil letterpress, a blush pink dress, and Ted Muehling’s candlesticks bring it all up to date. And playful details like bags of popcorn and popcorn ball favors hint at the Hollywood theme without being too obvious. Even the curtains draped over archways echo what you might find in an old movie theater…

Row 1: blush pink cap sleeve dress by Reem Acra / pale curtains, photo by Jacqueline Campbell / classic pearl necklace via Real Simple / classic tux with black boutonniere from Martha Stewart Weddings // Row 2: champagne bottles, photo by Eric Kelly / popcorn ball favor from Sunday Suppers / pink and gold ribbon wedding cake from Martha Stewart Weddings // Row 3: custom popcorn bag by Kin Ship Press / Ted Muehling candlesticks, photo by Johnny Miller / cocktail label design by Michael Hester Design for Williams-Sonoma / blini bar from Sunday Suppers // Row 4: pink invitation with gold foil by Daily Sip Studios via Oh So Beautiful Paper / cascade bouquet with calla lilies from Martha Stewart Weddings / gold rimmed champagne coupes from BHLDN / vintage Rolls Royce wedding car via Martha Stewart
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Mood: glamorous elegance with a Deco twist
Palette: candle white, gold leaf, navy blue

I started this inspiration board with the idea to create something entirely gold and white, but when I came across the Charbonnel et Walker box of chocolates, with it’s gold edge and navy blue lettering, I immediately switched gears to incorporate navy blue into the palette. And I love it! I chose to use navy as a simple accent, rather than a dominant color, and I think it works wonderfully to temper what might otherwise be an overwhelming amount of gold.

Row 1: gold lettering photo card via Christie’s / gold t-bar shoe by Maison Martin Margiela from Farfetch / constellation dress from Carolina Herrera / champagne balloons from Martha Stewart Weddings  //  Row 2: gold applique gown by Marchesa / white chocolate truffle cake from Martha Stewart Weddings / navy and gold “Arrow Union” invitation suite by Studio On Fire for Martha Stewart Weddings  //  Row 3: lilacs in blue and white china bowl by Carolyne Roehm / Charbonnel et Walker truffles / champagne coupe tower from Travelling Wares / oysters from Martha Stewart Weddings
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Mood: sophisticated rustic
Palette: persimmon orange, shades of gray, porcelain

A palette of mostly gray and cream, with pops of persimmon orange, feels so perfect for this time of year when the weather is colder, the skies are gray, and we warm up our homes with family and friends and delicious food. Equal parts rustic (pumpkins and persimmons) and elegant (Vera Wang and Frances Palmer pottery), this palette would work for late autumn or throughout the winter. I’d also add lots and lots of candlelight.

Row 1: gray and cream bouquet by Saipua / gray pumpkin centerpiece by Nikole Herriott via Oh Joy! / gray and orange letterpress invitation by Dauphine Press / blazer with three bows by A Alicia  //  Row 2: vintage silverware with orange ribbon, photo by Mike Larson via Style Unveiled / Lady Baltimore wedding cake from Martha Stewart Weddings / persimmons via Roost  //  Row 3: linen napkins with orange wreath print by Linea Carta / acorn squash soup via Tartelette / cake stands by Frances Palmer / gray wedding dress with pink sash by Vera Wang
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Mood: warm autumn romance
Palette: rose gold, caramel, cocoa, cream

Pink is such a versatile color – though it might be an obvious choice for a spring wedding, it looks lovely for fall when paired with shades of brown and gold. Fall leaves and pink roses are the perfect pairing of rustic and romantic, and gold foil on kraft paper is equal parts elegant and down-to-earth. And no matter how fancy the wedding, there’s always room for a little playfulness, like caramel corn snacks in striped paper bags.

Row 1: road through fall trees via Big Picture / wedding cake with pink and gold ribbons and menu napkin, both from Martha Stewart Weddings / bride and groom, photo by The Image is Found  //  Row 2: pink dress and pearl ring, Lovely by Sarah Jessica Parker / pink ranunculus with autumn leaves by Ariella Chezar / pink and gold ring pillow and champagne with sugar cubes, both from Martha Stewart Weddings  //  Row 3: gold satin pumps by Manolo Blahnik from Barneys / candles from JL Designs / caramel corn in striped bags and pink wedding dress by Vera Wang, both from Martha Stewart Weddings  //  Row 4: Jennifer Behr headband, photo by Belathee, via Style Me Pretty / gold foil on kraft paper baby announcement by Lindsay Letters via Oh So Beautiful Paper / rose and oak leaf nosegay from Brides
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