With a day of rain, it’s even starting to feel like fall here in Austin! Not too much planned for this weekend, maybe a movie and some tacos (of course). Maybe a little day trip that involves antique stores and (fingers crossed) finding the perfect seating for our new table. What about you? Any plans for this first fall weekend? How about some fun links from around the web this week?

Un-wedding, via Ritzy Bee.

I want to throw a Mad Tea Party.

Crocheted pretties.

How about table letters instead of table numbers? Maybe with these? Or these?

I really love stamps. And more stamps.

Motel inspiration.

One short dress, two short dress.

Maybe change isn’t always a good thing…

Remember these awesome chalk bicycles? Now you can buy them on Etsy!

Lovey little finger people.

Pillow fight

Brilliant advice. I mean, just brilliant.

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Mood: sophisticated drama
Palette: plum red, black fig, blush pink

Not all autumn weddings have to include rustic oranges and browns. Though the palette in today’s wedding board could work for almost any season, it draws its inspiration from early autumn fruit. Slice open a fig, and you’ll find the colors used here: nearly black-blue and sweet pale pink, which I’ve paired with deep plum red to make it more appropriate for fall. Available in early autumn, dahlias and garden roses come in an endless variety of colors – blush pink is perfect for the wedding I have in mind here.

Row 1:  fruit centerpiece with grapes, plums, bananas from Martha Stewart Weddings / magenta fabric flowers via Once Wed / swinging crystal chandelier via coco + kelley  //  Row 2:  hexagonal white buttercream cake with autumn fruit by Beaux Gateaux / grape elderflower fizz cocktail from Martha Stewart Weddings  //  Row 3:  strapless dress with blue velvet flowers by Reem Acra / bouquet with pink dahlias, garden roses, and cattleya orchid from Martha Stewart Weddings / blue bird table sign from Napa Valley Celebrations  //  Row 4:  dress by Sarah Seven, vintage car and oak tree photo by Jose Villa / figs and blackberries photo by Thayer Allyson Gowdy
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With temperatures here in Austin still in the 90s, it’s definitely tough for me to get my brain in autumn mode, but I know there are some fall brides out there seeking inspiration! Plus, it’s September – time for some rich color palettes and rustic elements. Make an oft-used palette like green and brown, new. Instead of green apple and chocolate, use shades of olive and deep caramel. Pull in unusual elements like dramatic pheasant and guinea feathers to create a beautiful twist on a classic look. And of course, don’t forget miniature apples and pears to round out the autumn event.

Mood: rustic early fall
Palette: olive green, warm cream, deep caramel brown

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Top row from left: vintage cream lace necklace by White Owl, bride in pheasant feather hat photo from Weddings Unveiled, olive green tie with brown sweater photo by Ben Blood, miniature candied apples from Martha Stewart Weddings
Row 2: Dom Perignon champagne from Allure Consulting, bouquet with dusty miller and anemones by Ariella Chezar, brown and cream menu with whimsical font from Martha Stewart Weddings
Row 3: large white peony pin by Emersonmade, ranunculus and pheasant feather bouquet photo by Laura Ryan, miniature pear place card from Brides, Blue Hill at Stone Barns
Row 4: faux bois invitation suite from Martha Stewart Weddings, lantern-lit stairs via {frolic!}, vintage olive green velvet sofa photo by Elizabeth Messina, pheasant feather place setting via Perfect Bound

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Hi all! I hope everyone had a nice long weekend. My friend’s wedding was just beautiful, and it was great to get home to San Francisco for a couple days. I’m headed back to Austin today, so I might be a bit slow (yes, even slower than usual) getting back to emails. But I promise I’ll catch up as quickly as possible!

When I first saw the beautiful floral pieces by Emersonmade, I knew I’d be incorporating them into some inspiration boards – they’re irresistible! The black and white checked tie with the cute yellow carnation pinned to it inspired this wedding board which includes retro elements and a bold yellow, black and white color scheme. It would work in spring or summer, but I’d love to see it as an autumn wedding – there’s almost a bit of a back-to-school feel to it that I just love!

Mood: retro, bold
Palette: dandelion yellow, daisy petal white, licorice black

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Top row from left: frozen ginger lemon drop cocktail and daffodil and daisy centerpieces both from Martha Stewart Weddings, checked tie with carnation by Emersonmade, modern cake by Flour Patch Bakery from Brides
Row 2: vintage camera photo by A Bryan Photo, striped envelope liner by Mr. Boddington’s Studio, Shasta daisy bouquet photo by Karen Wise
Row 3: vintage California state handkerchief ring pillow photo by Weddings By Two via 100 Layer Cake, daisy pom by R. Jack Balthazar, retro car license plate photo by Jose Villa, black-belted dress from J.Crew

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