It must be all this time I’m spending here in Montana that’s inspired two horse-related inspiration boards in a row. Whatever it is, I love the simplicity of this palette: the gray of aged barnwood, the green of summer grass and trees, and the rich brown of old iron keys and horseshoes. Refined rustic is one of my favorite looks, because it can be classic and unfussy at the same time.

Mood: equestrian elegance
Palette: gray barnwood, green pasture

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Top row from left: barn photo by Traci Griffin, stationery from Wedding Style Guide, bouquet by Ariella Chezar, key seating cards photo by Alisha Clark via Lucky Me!
Row 2: cake from D Magazine via Hip Hostess, photo by Punam Bean, photo by Meg Smith, photo by Martha Manning
Row 3: table from Brides, centerpiece via {frolic!}, lemonade and sweet tea photo by Cooper Carras, table number from Alison Events
Row 4: bouquet photo by Katie Stoops, wedding sign photo by Elizabeth Messina, photo by Millie Holloman, photo by Brooke Schwab via Little White Book

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  1. {The Perfect Palette}

    great theme! lovely board.

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  2. Camille

    You totally captured "Rustic Elegance" here… wish I'd had this equestrian board for my Kentucky Derby feature: http://notes.camillestyles.com/2009/04/30/gettin-lucky-in-kentucky/BUT, luckily your Kentucky Derby board provided LOADS of inspiration for that one! :)

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  3. shanon

    Ooooh! Elegance describes this perfectly. So lovely.

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  4. Berry

    The "wedding" sign is adorable!

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  5. jociegal

    I love this so much. I wish my entire life could be dressed up like these photos. And with a great soundtrack. I am living in la-la land today – can you tell?

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  6. Natalie

    Where is the key seating cards picture from? It's missing a link.

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  7. JoanLindsay

    What part of Montana are you in? I live in Missoula…glad that you are enjoying the state.

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  8. Blushing hostess

    Yes, great for a western horse person!

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  9. SaraKate77

    Love this…I'm getting married in the backyard of my parents' horse farm and this captures the essance of it perfectly. Keep the inspiration coming!!

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  10. Traveling bride

    Such a classic pallet and work over so many themes love it

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