One of my very first friends in the blog world was Pam Zsori, who writes the blog Housemartin. You may recognize her work from some of my inspiration boards, or maybe an article in Sunset magazine or Bride & Bloom. Not only is she the sweetest, but she’s also a very talented floral designer and the woman behind the home and floral shop, Ink & Peat. I’m so excited to share some of her work with you today! Here are just a few of my favorite bridal bouquets…

And here’s a little peek into the brick and mortar Ink & Peat shop…

If you’re in the Portland, Oregon area, you definitely have to stop by and see what she has in stock – so much fun stuff for your home or to give as gifts. And of course, if you’re planning a wedding or any event, Pam can create beautiful florals for you! Be sure to check out more about Ink & Peat, Pam’s floral design, and other pretty things on Housemartin.

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Inspiration boards are back! It feels like forever since I posted one of these! Thank you so much for your patience and understanding last week – I can’t tell you how much it means. Hopefully the moments of total meltdown and anxiety and self-doubt (agh!) will be few and far between from here on out. And now, on with the inspiration…

The other title I was considering for this inspiration board was “A Perfect Match” – I guess that will have to wait until my next tennis inspired wedding board. Green and white stripes slowly turned into a tennis-themed wedding – something playful and preppy, and totally appropriate since Wimbledon is happening right now. And though there is certainly a tennis aspect to today’s inspiration board, I don’t think it’s overly theme-y and cheesy. Are you incorporating a hobby or interest into your wedding?

Mood: playfully preppy
Palette: tennis green and white

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Top row from left: green centerpiece with grapes and pears from Martha Stewart Weddings, dress photo by Shelly Kroeger, soda mixers by Stirrings, bouquet by Artfool
Row 2: tennis balls from Wedding Style Guide, green bridesmaid dresses from Martha Stewart Weddings, striped tie photo by Melanie Mauer
Row 3: striped tennis card by Natalie Eden, Mr. and Mrs. cookies by Soiree via The Bride’s Cafe, centerpiece by Artfool, cake by Lovin’ Sullivan

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Gosh you guys – I can’t say thank you enough for all of the pep comments and support from you this week. Just a few days away has been really good for me to de-stress and remember what the wedding is all about. If you’re feeling at all overwhelmed or like you need a reality check, I definitely recommend spending some time over at A Practical Wedding. I don’t know that I’ll be able to plan my wedding without it. Of course, I still love all the pretties too… ;)

 

The delightful wedding of Laura and Ben.

A carnival wedding just in time for summer.

Is it really a birdcage veil without a bird?

Myra is making garters!

Two talented ladies, here and here.

Perfectly imperfect calligraphy.

Love these ties, via simplesong.

I love balloons, but I love ribbons too.

Have a happy happy weekend lovelies! And remember that if you’re going crazy with wedding planning, it’s okay to unplug for a bit!

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Hello lovelies! Thank you so much for all of your understanding and kind words about my little rant post the other day – and I’m so glad to know that I’m not the only one who’s felt that way! I’ve been trying my hardest to get some inspiration boards put together for you, but they’re just not coming together right now. I guess I needed a bit more of a break from weddings than I originally thought. So, instead of an inspiration board, I thought I’d share with you some of the things that are inspiring me right now…

The first real wedding I ever posted.

Simplicity.

An airstream vacation.

Vintage botany illustrations.

Sno-cones.

Baby hedgehogs – so cute!

Silverware garden markers.

Up, up and away!

Whimsical paper ships.

I hope these inspire you too! And if there is anything that’s really inspiring you today, feel free to leave a link in the comments. Have a beautiful Wednesday!

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