I know it makes me a delinquent blogger, especially since this is my second day playing hooky in a week, but I was just having too much fun with my nephews to finish a post for today! I hope you’ll forgive me, and accept this lovely photo from Rodney Smith as a bit of daily inspiration. I’m traveling home today and will be back with regular posts tomorrow. Have a lovely Tuesday!

by Rodney Smith

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Sometimes the simplest inspiration boards take me the longest time to make. I spend more time choosing perfect individual elements, since the palette or theme might be pretty traditional. For today’s garden wedding inspiration board, in the ever-popular palette of pink and green, I’ve used Sally Holmes roses (my mother’s favorite), and bows (on the veil, the invites, the bridesmaid dress, the groom’s tie, the favor cones). Lemonade and garden chairs are perfect for a backyard setting…

Mood: sweet and classic
Palette: garden green, pale rosy pink

Top row from left: veil from Martha Stewart Weddings, letterpress invitation and calligraphy by Laura Hooper, bouquet of Sally Holmes roses and thyme-infused lemonade both from Martha Stewart
Row 2: bud vase with roses from Martha Stewart Weddings, green polka dot favor cones from Wedding Style Guide, photo of vintage short bridal gloves by Wildflowers Photography via Green Wedding Shoes, photo of groom with white jacket and pink striped bow tie by Jose Villa
Row 3: cake centerpiece with sugar flowers by Perfect Endings, pink wedding cake with classic piping from Martha Stewart Weddings, garden chair with Panama hat styled by Chelsea Fuss and photo by Lisa Warninger, pale pink bridesmaid dress with bow detail from J.Crew


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Board #365: Sweet Pink and Green
Board #203: Vintage Pink & Green
Board #39: Pink and Green

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This weekend I’m in San Diego visiting my sister and my darling nephews, going to swimming lessons and reading stories and snuggling. I’m also doing my best to put the burn on my sister to move to Northern California so I can see more of them, and so that I have someone nearby who’s more addicted to sweets than I am – I’ll let you know how that works out.

via Kristina’s flickr


Lots of fun links for your weekend…

Our wedding is in San Francisco Brides!

Loving Elephant Ceramics, via Sweet Paul.

This beach cover-up would probably look like a tent on me, but I love the idea of it.

Some day I will own an Hermes scarf, via Mrs. Lilien.

Marilyn at the beach.

A trip to Provence sounds lovely.

LOVE this wedding invite – X marks the spot! via Ritzy Bee.

A pool of sexy,” LOL.

Simple ladylike reminders.

Lovely DIY wedding hair.

Little cities in a bag – these would be cute in a welcome bag for out-of-town wedding guests.

One Love Photo has a new blog!

I don’t care when or how, but Cocoa Island is in my future.

Darling striped favor bags.

And some delicious things I pinned this week…

Cookies and cream cheesecake cupcakes.

Fresh strawberry cream pie.

Serendipity-inspired frozen hot chocolate.


Have a happy weekend, lovelies!

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More beach wedding ideas for the first official week of summer! I didn’t want to go all out with a shipwrecked theme (no Pirates of the Caribbean today), so I combined that whimsical element (in the form of messages in a bottle, old nautical charts, sunken treasure-inspired jewelry) with a laid back bohemian island vibe (rum-filled coconuts, breezy beach tablescapes, a gauzy kaftan dress). To be completely honest, I wouldn’t mind spending some vacation time inside this inspiration board…

Mood: bohemian island chic
Palette: sea glass, white sand

Top row from left: photo of sailboat by You Look Nice Today, photo of message in a bottle by Millie Holloman, emerald ring by Sarah Perlis, coral and bell jars from Pale & Interesting
Row 2: pearl necklaces from Martha Stewart Weddings, listening to conch shell photo by Stephanie Williams for Ruche
Row 3: beach kaftan via This is Glamorous, nautical chart map from eBay, row boat “cooler” from Details Event Planning
Row 4: photo of rum-filled coconut by Brandon King, photo of beach table with canopy by Ozzy Garcia, blue ocean from Chance Co.


If you like this inspiration board, you might also like:

Board #8: Shipwrecked
Board #484: Beach House Blue
Board #525: Blue Agave

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