Berries are like nature’s jewels and I couldn’t resist creating an inspiration board with them. The strawberry shortcake boards I’ve posted before are certainly appropriate for summer, but they’re far more casual than I imagine today’s wedding board would be. Incorporate a variety of berries, still on the branch, into organic centerpieces, bouquets – even the cake – for unfussy elegance. Baskets are an appropriate second motif here, holding programs and parasols, and maybe bread to pass at dinner.

Mood: easy-going elegance
Palette: berry red, bramble green

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Top row from left: berry centerpiece photo by Kathryn Kleinman styled by Michaele Thunen, glasses of wine from Napa Valley Celebrations, photo by Anna Kuperberg, raspberry cards by Yee-Haw Industries
Row 2: peony and berry bouquet photo by Lisa Lefkowitz, bride and groom from Martha Stewart Weddings, basket of programs by Flora Bella, bouquet by Ariella Chezar
Row 3: getaway car from Martha Stewart Weddings, photo by Jose Villa, berry cake from Martha Stewart Weddings
Row 4: blackberry and bunnytail boutonniere from Martha Stewart Weddings, basket of parasols from Brides, jam favors from Martha Stewart Weddings, photo by Kathryn Kleinman styled by Michaele Thunen

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Pink and green is a classic color combination for a reason – it’s undeniably sweet and romantic! For today’s inspiration board, I’ve kept the pink and green very pale, and set them against a backdrop of crisp white. A paisley tie and drinking straws tied in knots add a touch of whimsy, while roses and a porcelain-inspired cake lend classic sophistication.

Mood: sweet and preppy
Palette: bubble gum, mint, crisp white

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Top row from left: bridesmaid from Brides, “tie the knot” straws from Martha Stewart Weddings, tie and pocket square from Nordstrom, bouquet photo by Nicole Hill
Row 2: personalized napkins via Fairmount Bride, rose arch from Moosey’s Country Garden, photo by Marie Labbancz
Row 3: dress from Martha Stewart Weddings, ceremony seating photo by Marie Labbancz, flower girl photo by Elizabeth Messina, invitation by Greenwich Letterpress
Row 4: place setting from Innove Events, ring pillow by Llubav, cake from Brides

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Daisies are sweet and simple, and perfect for an easy going wedding luncheon under a clear blue sky. They make for a darling motif and it doesn’t hurt that they’re also incredibly easy on the wallet…

Mood: sweet simplicity
Palette: sky blue, daisy yellow and white

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Top row from left: Old St. Hilary’s photo by Myrtle & Marjoram, daisy bouquet photo by Karen Wise, numbered glasses and daisy centerpiece both from Martha Stewart Weddings
Row 2: photo by Yvette Inufio, tarts from Wedding Style Guide, daisy pom from Brides, pearl earrings from Martha Stewart Weddings
Row 3: Big Sky Tent via Black Eiffel, photo by Jonathan Canlas, invitation by Black Pearl Press, daisy cake from Amorology

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