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Another gorgeous estate… I just can’t help myself! I thought I’d stir up pink-and-green by making it peach and kelly green, with some fluffy white peonies, and then I threw some pineapples into the mix. Long a symbol of hospitality, pineapples are one of my favorite motifs (is that weird?), and they add an unexpected element to this otherwise classic and preppy Southern wedding (Drayton Hall, mint juleps, and we know how Southern gentlemen feel about their bow ties).

Mood: preppy, Southern elegance
Palette: kelly green and peach, white peonies

Top row from left: photo of Drayton Hall by Liz Banfield, green seersucker bow tie from Martha Stewart Weddings, pineapple and peonies centerpiece by Saipua (photo by Justin & Mary)
Row 2: mint juleps from Southern Accents, photo of hugging bride and groom by Yazyjo via Elizabeth Anne Designs
Row 3: photo of peach garden roses by Punam Bean, photo of white chiavari chairs by Josh McCullock, pineapple photo by Justin & Mary, kelly green dress from J.Crew
Row 4: centerpiece with vines by Florali, photo of pink checked shirt with kelly green bow tie by Stephanie Williams, photo of white peony bouquet by Tec Petaja, pineapple motif from Crane & Co.

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This weekend we’ll be putting away all the Christmas things still hanging out in our place, and then trying to organize all the things that never got organized when we moved. Maybe I’ll make something from my new cookbook, trying to undo all the cookies I ate over the holidays. What are you up to this first non-holiday weekend of 2011?

(I love hugs like this.)

{via Better than Fine}

Next time I buy a gift for myself, I think it will be personalized stationery from stripe & field.

Veil or jewelry?

Golden save-the-dates from paperfinger.

Loving Edward Olive’s fotograf√≠as de boda.

In the mood for spring?

Pretty pieces for the bride, via Something Old, Something New.

Marfa! (And I love her bangs.)

I’d like some of these for the house I’ll own someday.

Congrats to Cyd on the lovely new site for The Sweetest Occasion!

Have a happy, happy weekend everyone!

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In the past, I’ve mentioned that I have mixed feelings about the color red (which you’ll probably find amusing when you see some of my own wedding details) – sometimes I think it’s overly dramatic and awful, while other times I love love love it. Today, in this context, I love it. Inspired entirely by that cute skirt and floral sweater found via This is Glamorous, I wanted to create something that was a mix of vintage charm and modern elegance. I imagined a hometown wedding, quite possibly with the reception held at the bride’s childhood home (white picket fence and all!). A vintage look for the bride (satin v-back dress, feather head piece, pearls) jazzed up with red accessories and red lipstick, is the perfect fit at this wedding. Chintzy floral patterns can be sweet when used sparingly (perhaps as envelope liners or to decorate elements of the dessert table).

Mood: romantically retro red roses
Palette: red, white, pink

Top row from left: “Keep Me” from The Curious Nomad via Design Crush, red jumper from Asos via This is Glamorous, red Christian Louboutin wedding shoes via Michelle Rago, photo of bride with red lipstick and vintage hat by The Nichols via Style Me Pretty
Row 2: photo of pearl necklace by Sarah Rhoads via Green Wedding Shoes, duchesse satin dress with v-back from J.Crew, centerpiece with peonies and vines by Ariella Chezar, rose champagne cocktail from Martha Stewart Weddings
Row 3: princess cake with roses, letterpress invitation with red roses by Milkfed Press for Martha Stewart Weddings, photo of vintage getaway car by Thayer Allyson Gowdy for Laurie Arons Special Events, picket fence from Country Living

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I seem to have a thing for elegant estates these days – there’s just something so exquisite and timeless about them, and they’re perfect inspiration for something as lovely as a wedding. With the Atlanta History Center as my imagined venue, I created an inspiration board for a bride with a love of Jane Austen (hair, dress, flowers), and a taste for lemons (cocktails, cake, decor). Because this isn’t a Jane Austen-themed wedding, or a lemon-themed wedding, these two motifs can blend seamlessly together for a beautiful look.

Are you using more than one motif in your wedding?

Mood: timeless garden romance
Palette: sweet lemon yellow, garden green, white linen

Top row from left: Atlanta History Center, champagne cocktails with lemon twist from Martha Stewart Weddings, rose bouquet, miniature cake with lemons by K. Rose Cakes
Row 2: lemon pavlova desserts from Martha Stewart Weddings, Gwyneth Paltrow as Emma, wedding menu with yellow ribbon from Martha Stewart Weddings, candelabra via Style Me Pretty
Row 3: Regency-era inspired dress by Alberta Ferretti from Brides, invitation with bumblebee by Ceci New York, dramatic arrangement with lemons from Martha Stewart Weddings, vintage handkerchief via The Fabled Needle

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