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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Today marks the first official day of summer, and it is officially HOT. An easygoing oceanside inspiration board seemed like just the thing. This faded blue and white palette has a preppy vibe to it, and though I love its simplicity, a pop of orange or pink could punch it up for those with a preference for more color. Summery details include blueberries, seersucker, espadrilles and hydrangea. Oars, sailboats and cracked crab play up the coastal setting.

Mood: coastal casual
Palette: blue chambray, weathered gray, stone white

Top row from left: chambray dress from Shabby Apple, photo of blueberries by Erica Lea Photography, seersucker tie from Tommy Hilfiger, crab via Tartelette
Row 2: dipped baskets from Wisteria via Lonny Blog, blue and white seat cushions from The White Company, painted oars via Frugal Farmhouse
Row 3: classic invitations and starfish from Martha Stewart Weddings, basket drink cooler from West Elm via Camille Styles, striped envelope liner by Mr Boddington’s Studio, blueberry and lemon mascarpone tart from Donna Hay
Row 4: white hydrangea bouquet from Wedding Style Guide, navy blue espadrilles from Chance Co., dress from J.Crew, photo of Cape Cod house and Adirondack chair by Michael Howard


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

Board #218: New England Beach Wedding
Board #371: To Nantucket Island
Board #476: China Cabinet

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I’m so excited to welcome wedding photographer Jen Lynne as one of our newest sponsors! Jen shoots weddings in both digital and film, and you know how much I love film. Of course all you really need to know is that her photography is lovely, but I’ll let the images speak for themselves…

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Do you ever have those weeks where you get totally thrown off, and think Tuesday is Wednesday and Thursday is Friday? Well, that was this week for me – I don’t think I ever knew what day it was! Needless to say, I’m hoping the weekend will help me reset my brain. Steak-and-eggs breakfast with dad will help, right? How are you celebrating your dad this weekend?

from the Homemaker’s Encyclopedia via RetroLife


Some links for your Father’s Day weekend!

Break dancing kittens. And pandas and bunnies.

Love Magbooth’s idea for A Portrait of America, via The Collection.

Will you have an unplugged wedding?

GQ’s guide to summer wedding style, via Grey Likes Weddings.


Prettiest friendship bracelet ever, via Oh Joy!

Outfits for your iPad.

These TOMS are just in time for summer, via Lovely Little Things.

Cats in bars, via Miss Moss.

These Fleabag clutches look perfect for summer.

This proposal on the Golden Gate Bridge is jaw-dropping. I mean, wow.

Father’s Day by The Sartorialist.

This bride wed in her mother’s dress. Loving the sleeves!

If I can’t live in an over-water bungalow, maybe I can hang out in a see-through canoe.

Be Inspired is going to Australia!

Oh, and Ses Petites Mains is giving readers 30% off all spring flower girl styles until Monday. Coupon code: shhhh


Magnolia Photo Booth Co., Ses Petites Mains and Newlywish are sponsors of Snippet & Ink.

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