No matter how many wonderful blogs are out there, it’s always sad when a favorite goes dormant. Faye & Greer is one of those blogs, and even though it’s been inactive for well over a year, I still visit it from time to time. Today’s inspiration board takes its cue from one of Faye & Greer’s posts – a bluegrass country theme, complete with sweet tea, dogwood, and even a banjo on the save-the-date.

Mood: hill country romance
Palette: sweet tea, bluegrass, cream and white

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Top row from left: sweet tea photo by Lisa Lefkowitz, chandelier from Brides, save the date by Ceci New York, suit via Paper + Cup
Row 2: bouquet via The Bride’s Guide, sweet tea photo by Lisa Lefkowitz, dogwood cake and getaway buggy both from Martha Stewart Weddings
Row 3: photo by Punam Bean, dress from Brides, envelope with dogwood stamps from Martha Stewart Weddings via Brooklyn Bride
Row 4: flower girl dogwood wreath from Brides, “Thanks Y’all” favors from Knottie AliKay, steel guitar photo by Abigail Seymour, table number photo by Leigh Miller

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Since the Kitschy Key West post was such a hit, I thought it would be fun to post some more regionally-inspired wedding boards. I’ve reworked one of my very first inspiration boards for today’s post. Instead of the obvious desert reds and oranges, this southwestern wedding board draws its inspiration from Georgia O’Keeffe’s trumpet flower (and it’s name from Jamie’s blog) with sage green and hints of turquoise against a backdrop of neutral sand and chalk white.

Mood: cool desert chic
Palette: sand, chalk, sage, hints of turquoise

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Top row from left: trumpet flower by Georgia O’Keeffe, jewelry and succulents both from Martha Stewart Weddings, photo by Next Exit via Black Eiffel
Row 2: church photo by Elizabeth Messina via The Bride’s Cafe, cocktails from Martha Stewart Weddings, dress from Brides UK, succulent boutonniere from In Style Weddings
Row 3: bouquet by Pam Zsori, save-the-date by Peter Kruty, cookies via Cannelle et Vanille, pressed paper invitation from Invite Site
Row 4: calligraphy by Betsy Dunlap, cactus centerpieces from Life + Limb, branch place setting photo by Gemma Comas, aloe photo by Ericka McConnell

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When I first learned about Belamour Design, I knew I wouldn’t be able to keep it to myself. I think when you see these images of their work, you’ll understand why…
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Belamour Design
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Juliet and Gregor spent their first vacation together at The Carneros Inn in the Napa Valley, and they both love the wine country, so it was a natural choice for their July wedding.

The bridesmaids wore deep purple Vera Wang dresses. Juliet gave each of her bridesmaids a timeless Hermes scarf, chosen to suit their individual styles and personalities.

Juliet and Gregor’s King Charles Spaniel, Gwyneth, was included in the wedding and was quite the show stealer!

The ceremony took place in the inn’s apple orchard, so baskets of apples lined the aisle. In an ode to Gregor’s Scottish heritage, a bagpiper led the recessional from the ceremony to the cocktail hour.

Guests were greeted with fresh lavender lemonade. Escort cards were arranged in trays of lavender. Kathleen Deery incorporated deep purple Champagne grapes into the centerpieces.

Juliet surprised Gregor and their guests by joining the band to serenade her groom.

See the full gallery here.

Photographer: Meg Smith / Planner: Laurie Arons / Bride’s Dress: Valentino / Hair, Makeup: Wallett Luburich / Bridesmaid Dresses: Vera Wang / Floral and Design: Kathleen Deery / Stationery: A Day in May / Bagpiper: Innovative Entertainment / Band: Notorious booked through Jay Siegan Presents / Cake: Perfect Endings
  • Glamorous Wedding at Carneros Inn

    4 April 2009
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