Last week, before leaving California, I had the pleasure of meeting Melissa of Ruby Press. If you haven’t seen her blog, definitely take a look – she shares such special things, and has such great taste. We met up for afternoon tea at the darling (and brand new!) Crown & Crumpet. Not only are the tea and treats delightfully good, but the place itself is a confection of stylish florals, chandeliers, and pink-and-white checkered floors. It is absolutely perfect for bridal showers and birthday parties, and I couldn’t help myself – I had to make an inspiration board with Crown & Crumpet in mind.

Mood: sweet, feminine
Palette: hot pink, pale pink, red, white


Top row from left: bride with cake photo by Amanda Pratt, arrangement photo by Jose Villa, kissing booth poster by Roll & Tumble Press via Poppytalk, chandelier photo by Jose Villa
Row 2: champagne via Decorology, crepe paper boutonnieres from Martha Stewart Weddings, cake from Crown & Crumpet, flowers via Black Eiffel
Row 3: bouquet by Artfool, Rose’s Petite Maison crown photo by Elizabeth Messina, chandelier and chair via Vintage + Chic, china photo via decor8
Row 4: woman in a pink dress, tea from Crown & Crumpet, invitation by Gryphon Stationers, pastries from Laduree

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This palette might be entirely too sweet for some, but I could not resist creating an inspiration board with the colors in the lemon photo by Francine Zaslow. Maybe it is more suited to a bridal shower or a little girl’s birthday party, but I think that if done well, these colors together could make for a lovely wedding.

Mood: sweet, bright, young
Palette: lemon yellow, pistachio green, pink grapefruit

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Top row from left: photo by Corrie Bond, necklace by Lush Bella via Creature Comforts, lemon photo by Francine Zaslow via Automatism
Row 2: bouquet by Ariella Chezar, shoe photo by Sabine Scherer, Laduree box via Lobster & Swan
Row 3: Oscar de la Renta dress from Martha Stewart Weddings, lemon cake by Maple Sugar via Party Perfect, flowers photo by Lisa Lefkowitz, cotton candy from Martha Stewart Weddings
Row 4: crepe paper boutonniere from Martha Stewart Weddings, green and yellow glasses via Desire to Inspire, invitation by Ink Love

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Finally folks – so sorry about the delayed post! Since coco + kelley‘s color week determined that pink is the new color of the year (see my color predictions here), and that gray will be around for awhile, I thought I’d play with those colors together. A wedding board that hopefully adds a touch of romance to your day…

Mood: warm and cool, softly romantic
Palette: pale pink and cool gray

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Top row from left: Justine Mireil dresses from Brides UK, raspberry cake, boutonniere photo by Tanja Lippert, jasmine arrangement by Saipua
Row 2: bouquet from Martha Stewart Weddings, menu by Yellow Owl Workshop, chandelier photo by Kimberlee Miller, perfume bottle from Elsje Designs
Row 3: custom wallpaper by Kevin Dean, silk flower corsage from Martha Stewart Weddings, hat from Pronovias via Something Blue
Row 4: arrangement by Michaele Thunen, photo by Christian Oth Studio, bouquet by Artfool

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How fabulous is that little veil by Thelma Designs? I haven’t seen anything quite like it, and I couldn’t resist creating an inspiration board with it. For some reason it struck me as a vintage piece, so I went with a wedding board with a bit of retro charm. What would you include here?

Mood: retro charm
Palette: navy blue, white, gold

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Top row from left: suit from Martha Stewart Weddings, locket photo by Teresa Horgan, Chanel No. 5, veil by Thelma Design via Design Shimmer
Row 2: save the date by Ceci NY, photo by Jessamyn Harris, blue and white china
Row 3: halter dress by Vineyard Collection, vintage cake topper from Ruby Lane, bundle of letters photo by Johnny Miller, necklace by Locher’s
Row 4: photo by Anna Kuperberg, champagne from Occasions & Style, gray and white bouquet, kiss

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I don’t know about you, but I so wish the weather was to right to sit outside in the sun with a book and a bowl of summer fruit. Hence today’s inspiration board. Bright summer sun, filtered through an orchard thick with peaches, and a casual meal in the late afternoon, once the day has cooled off a bit. Set up games, maybe a tire swing, and serve family favorites for dessert. Instead of flowers, decorate tables with baskets of peaches that guests can take home.

Mood: sunny, homegrown
Palette: sweet peach, summer green

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Top row from left: table photo by David Tsay via sfgirlbybay, veil by Leah C., punch photo by Jose Villa, peach tree photo by David Tsay via sfgirlbybay
Row 2: photo by Robert Sukrachand, cake
Row 3: mason jar votive via Once Wed, lemon tart photo by Valls Photographic, utensils tied with twine photo by Bill Kingston, baskets of peaches from Martha Stewart Weddings
Row 4: invitation by Poppies for Grace, game sign photo by Jose Villa, bouquet from Martha Stewart Weddings, gate photo by Billy Winters

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