Erin from the charming Dandelion & Grey sent over this sweet tablescape that she put together, and it’s full of great ideas (that also happen to be budget friendly!) for a bridal shower…

The ribbons draped across the table are actually strips of fabric purchased at Joann Fabric & Crafts for less than $10.

Heart cookie cutters purchased at a restaurant supply store for 95-cents.

Chandelier hung with pages from a vintage book; cake stand from Save-on-Crafts.

Thank you to Erin for sharing this pretty table! Take a look at her brand new, and totally inspiring, blog. Also, make sure that you stop by later this afternoon for a gorgeous (2-part) Italian wedding!

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…and eat it, too! Wayne Thiebaud’s painting of cake inspired today’s wedding board – I love his paintings of cake. I pulled the barely-there blue out of the plates in that painting and made that a key element in this palette. I also couldn’t ignore that sweet little strawberry on top of the cake, so I suppose if this wedding had a motif it would be strawberries. And ruffles.

Mood: flirty, sweet, fun
Palette: strawberry red, buttercream white, faded blue

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Top row from left: ruffled Melissa Sweet dress photo by Tanja Lippert, strawberry cake painting by Wayne Thiebaud, floral headband by Jennifer Behr
Row 2: handkerchief and orchid nosegay photo by Lisa Lefkowitz, silk flower ring pillow from Martha Stewart Weddings
Row 3: RSVP card by Design des Troy, peony centerpiece from Brides, lemonade from Rebecca Thuss, basket of strawberries from Martha Stewart Weddings

PS – Totally unrelated to this post, but for anyone planning on going to WPPI this year, you have to check out the Airhorns and Lasers party. There will be some great hosts and sponsors (including The Flash Dance, Max Wanger, and a bunch of other fabulous folks), and I would so be there if I could.

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Though one of the first inspiration boards I ever did had a lily-of-the-valley theme, I figure that was long enough ago that I could revisit it (and hopefully improve it) without boring too many folks. It’s a classic choice for weddings – it looks like teeny wedding bells, and is such a charming harbinger of Spring. It’s not the cheapest flower out there (um, at all), and it takes a ton of them to get any sort of volume, but just a few pips in your bouquet, sugar versions on your cake, or vintage millinery flowers on your ring pillow adds a touch of the classic and timeless.

Mood: traditional spring wedding
Palette: classic green and white

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Top row from left: bud vases with lily-of-the-valley from Rebecca Thuss, individual lily-of-the-valley favors from Martha Stewart, lily-of-the-valley boutonniere by Flowerwild
Row 2: ivy garland photo by Elizabeth Messina, cake decorated with sugar flowers via The Bride’s Guide
Row 3: flower girl and seating cards both from Martha Stewart Weddings, Jacqueline Bouvier
Row 4: ring pillow with vintage millinery lily-of-the-valley from Rebecca Thuss, lily-of-the-valley bouquet photo by Aaron Delesie, calligraphy on green envelope by Tara Jones

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Doesn’t this green remind you of the tiny leaf buds that start popping out in early spring? Inspired by this stunning photo of Vera Wang‘s green dress, I thought black slate (a sort of chalkboard gray) and leaf bud green would be a lovely and unexpected Spring palette, and a nice choice for the first inspiration board of March. It has a slightly modern feel that balances sweetly romantic details like bows and springerle cookies and vines, and I think it could work in a wide range of venues from an historic estate to an industrial loft.

Mood: romance with a modern twist
Palette: black slate, pastel spring green, cream white

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Top row from left: pale green Vera Wang dress from Charleston Weddings, centerpiece in zinc container by Dandelion Ranch, chalkboard in ornate frame from Blue Bell Bazaar
Row 2: gray bow corsage by A Alicia, veil from Charleston Weddings, springerle cake from Martha Stewart
Row 3: Amy Butler Design via The City Sage, customized gift bags by Laura Hooper*, bouquet by Ariella Chezar, photo with green grapes by Meg Matyia

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