Happy March! Is spring here yet?

In my mind, I could smell lilacs the entire time I was working on this inspiration board. I love it! And this is my favorite kind of purple – the kind you find in nature, against a backdrop of green and white. I also made this board because I was feeling sort of an overdose on wedding details and trends, and wanted something that focused on just a few pretty things. One gorgeous flower, repeated. Champagne and cake, and maybe some of your aunt’s famous shortbread (with or without a personalized stamp). Lawn games and a jazz band for a sweet afternoon celebration. Lovely, but nothing fussy.

(While we’re on the subject of wedding overdosing, you might like this post over on A Practical Wedding. A little sanity for any brides who might be feeling overwhelmed with ideas.)

Mood: simple, classic and lovely
Palette: fresh green, purple lilac, clean white

Top row from left: photo of punch table under a tree by Corinna Raznikov via True & Wesson, letterpress invitation with green motif by Blue Ribbon Design, lavender wreath by Rebecca Thuss for Martha Stewart Weddings
Row 2: photo of gorgeous lilac centerpiece by Tara Whittaker via Wedding Chicks, photo of champagne bucket by Thayer Gowdy
Row 3: photo of bouquet with embroidered handkerchief by Beaux Arts Photographie via The Bride’s Cafe, Jenny Packham dress from Brides UK, stamped shortbread from Martha Stewart Weddings, photo of classic white convertible by Gertrude & Mabel for Rosemary Events
Row 4: photo of croquet set by Jose Villa, lilac centerpiece with jam favors by Chelsea Fuss for Project Wedding, three layer wedding cake with white petals from Martha Stewart Weddings, lilac bouquet by Chelsea Fuss

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

Board #452: A Taste for Timeless
Board #483: Lilac and Lemonade
Board #276: Keep It Simple

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Every time I see a porcelain ring dish from Paloma’s Nest, I kick myself for not using one at our wedding. Have you seen them? What a special object and memento from such a special day! Every single piece is hand crafted one at a time with such care: they are really meant to be heirlooms, something special your daughter might use some day at her own wedding, and your granddaughter.

Paloma’s Nest is not only home to the Original Ring Bearer Bowl, they also make a number of other handcrafted wedding pretties, including some brand new items like custom cufflinks and boutonniere pins. I love the simplicity of each piece – the clean lines and bold text – all of them designed by Caroline Colom Vasquez and her husband, Jose, and made in their Austin, Texas studio. Here are a few favorites…

L: Original Ring Bearer Bowl
R: custom Ring Bearer Bowl with blooming branch

L: large stamped cufflinks
R: small inscribed cufflinks

L: inscribed monogram pin
R: stamped monogram pin

L: hanging heart picture ornament
R: Bouquet Text Tiles

So many special things to include in your wedding, and to have as a keepsake. Which one is your favorite? From accessories for the guys to bridal party gifts, there’s a lot to love! I think since we missed our chance to use a Ring Bearer Bowl, I might have to get one of those heart frame ornaments instead…

See lots more from Paloma’s Nest over on their brand new website, and if you happen to be in Austin, check out their flagship store which opens this summer!

This post sponsored by Paloma’s Nest.

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A classic New England wedding for your Saturday! Bethany and Eric were wed at the groom’s parents’ home, in Massachusetts: “After a six month renovation, the house was ready just days before our wedding!” says the bride.

One of Bethany’s favorite parts of the day? “When Eric and his four brothers, all very musically talented, sung ‘1,2,3,4’ by the Plain White T’s a capella. They set the tone for a very joyful day.”

A green and white palette reflected the garden venue: garden roses, sweet peas, lisianthus, tulips and hydrangea. In addition to flowers, centerpieces incorporated small birds nests, as well as pots of ivy and ferns, small candles wrapped with birch bark, and larger candelabras for a more formal touch.

Photography: Lara Kimmerer

Venue: private home in Falmouth, Massachusetts

Bride’s dress / shoes: Lazaro / Martinez Valero

Groom’s suit: Chase Couture

Bridesmaid dresses: Coast

Flowers: All About Flowers for Weddings

Cake: Michael’s Creative Baking

Rentals: Taylor Rental

Congratulations Bethany and Eric!

This wedding was submitted via Two Bright Lights.

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Hi lovely friends! This weekend my honey and I are headed East for a friend’s wedding, where we get to catch up with some of our Teach for America friends and wear sparkly shoes (well, I’m wearing sparkly shoes; I think Ryan’s probably wearing the gorgeous man shoes he wore at our wedding). This is the first wedding we’ll attend since our own wedding, and I’m a little curious to see if it will be different – like, will I notice different things? Will I get more emotional at the ceremony? Thoughts? Anyway, I can’t wait to see my friends and celebrate with them. In sparkly shoes.

Okay, so before I sign off, here are some fun links for you from around the web!

{from Martha Stewart Weddings}

Do I want the blue pointy shoes, or the gold pointy shoes? Both?

Or how about these in hot pink?

Calligraphy and clay – better together.

Watercolor and ceramics – better together, too!

A modern day love note.

Okay, it’s not exactly cheap, but it’s a more affordable version of the bag I love, via Sacramento Street.

$12 sunglasses look good.

This loose bunch of flowers makes my day.

Rainbow happy Brooklyn Bridge, via Oh Hello Friend.

How about these invites for a destination wedding?

Mad Men art portraits – dig these.

Congrats to Elizabeth Anne Designs on the new look!

Really, Jordan? Your paper just keeps getting better and better!

Have a happy weekend folks!

Wedding Paper Divas is a sponsor of Snippet & Ink.

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