I’m headed to New York for a quick trip on Monday, so this photo seemed perfect. Not that I’ll be doing any kissing on top of taxi cabs while I’m there, but you know what I mean. To take us into the weekend, here are some of my favorite links from around the web…

by Rodney Smith

 

This island wedding is everything I wish I was – understated, chic, and somewhere warm.

Over-priced labels? Problem solved!

Get in the spirit with Martha’s clever stocking made from a dishtowel. (Have I mentioned that I love ric-rac?)

A great round-up of wedding invitation posters.

If sweet edible favors aren’t fun enough, check out these pretty DIY embellishments.

Loving these love notes, via Ali Loves Curtis.

What could be better than three colorful wedding dresses all in one week? Blue, red, and yellow, via Weddings Unveiled.

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For me, one of the most wonderful things about this blog is that I get to post inspiration boards that transport me somewhere completely new everyday. We picked out our Christmas tree today, and I’m just about ready to start playing holiday music and really embracing the season, but a simple, lakefront wedding (in the summer, of course!) sounded like such fun today. I hope you’ll agree!

Mood: preppy lakefront
Palette: powder blue, glass bottle green, white

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Top row from left: dogwood cake, tent and bouquet all from Martha Stewart Weddings, photo from Salt Spring Weddings
Row 2: flowers via C’est La Vie, candles by Glassybaby via With This Ring, table from Brides, ring dish by Paloma’s Nest
Row 3: drinks in a metal tub, bench seating from Swank Productions, bouquet by Artfool, wedding hat by Leah C.

PS – There’s a fun giveaway going on over at The Bridal Wishlist, so be sure to stop by there and check it out.

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I had a request a little while ago that I post some more pink and green inspiration boards, so I wanted to go ahead and do that. But I didn’t want to be too obvious, so I went with a richer pink and a deeper green in creating this wedding board. I think it achieves a good balance of formal English gardens and flirtatious sass.

Mood: formal (and sassy!) English garden
Palette: hedge green, raspberry punch

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Top row from left: peony chocolate cake via Brooklyn Bride, Johanna Hehir dress from Brides UK, garden table via ABCD Design, bridesmaid from Martha Stewart Weddings
Row 2: croquet set photo by Jose Villa, bouquets by Angelic Grove, punch via Classic Bride, flags via Peonies & Polaroids
Row 3: boutonniere from Brides, pink shawls from Jo Gartin, crepe myrtle photo by Whitebox Photo
Row 4: sculptured hedges photo by Karyn Iserman, pink robe via City Sage, bouquet from Brides, invitation by Smock Paper

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After spending the day driving through the drizzle and fog of the Pacific Northwest, I was really in the mood for this warm and sunny inspiration board. A casually rustic wedding in late summer or early fall, with picnic baskets and pie and cocktails. And a fabulous feather in your hair! How are you keeping warm with winter setting in?

Oh, also! I managed to mis-label one of my images here and can’t find the proper source, so if you know who made the sweet tree card, leave a comment so I can add a link.

Mood: warm, rustic
Palette: iced tea, yellow, cream

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Top row from left: wedding sign photo by Stephanie Williams, hair feather from Martha Stewart Weddings, Marin Headlands Center for the Arts
Row 2: centerpiece by Ariella Chezar, cocktails from Martha Stewart Weddings, coat hangers via Once Wed, tree card
Row 3: gift basket from via Oh So RB, table from Outstanding in the Field, pie from Martha Stewart Weddings, suit from The Sartorialist
Row 4: calligraphy by Bluebird Studios, car photo by Melanie Mauer, bouquet from Martha Stewart Weddings

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Hi all! I hope everyone had a happy Thanksgiving! I’m still on the road with only intermittent internet (say that five times fast), but I’ll do my best to get posts up on time and to respond to emails as soon as I can. Today’s inspiration board started with the darling ponytail photo, and I probably could have done a palette with a little more black, but this sweet, bright, retro look seemed perfect.

Mood: chic retro whimsy
Palette: pale pink, white, gray, hints of black

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Top row from left: ponytail via Design Sponge, lanterns from Martha Stewart Weddings, calligraphy by Crystal Kluge
Row 2: bouquet by Ariella Chezar, cupcake photo by Lisa Lefkowitz, shoe photo by Jose Villa, cotton candy from Callahan Catering
Row 3: dessert buffet by Amy Atlas, cocktails from Martha Stewart Weddings, photo via Knottie LJKaucher
Row 4: car photo by Lisa Lefkowitz, centerpiece by Seaport Flowers, photo from Martha Stewart Weddings via Peach & Pearl

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