I’ve had this inspiration board tucked away for awhile, and thought why not bring it out today! This palette is somehow classic and whimsical at the same time. Most of these are images I’ve used before, but together I think they make for a new look. Maybe a nice play on colors for a July 4th wedding? Or a bright palette for spring?

Mood: cheery, sweet
Palette: poppy red, pale pink, royal blue, pale blue, cream

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Top row from left: bunting from Country Living, teacup centerpiece from Domino, bowtie photo by Jessica Claire
Row 2: vintage ledger paper from Alpenhimmel, bouquets by Ariella Chezar, drinks photo by Amanda Kraft, cake from Martha Stewart Weddings
Row 3: blueberry tart from Martha Stewart, invitation by Paper+Cup for Minted, parasol from Rebecca Thuss, ice cream cups via Brooklyn Bride
Row 4: cherry favors from Martha Stewart Weddings, ribbon-waisted dress via This is Glamorous, escort cards via Charleston Weddings, boutonniere photo by Suzy Clement

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I love the juxtaposition of urban and garden that seem to exist in Diana and Osman’s beautiful wedding, sent to me by the talented Karen Wise. The Foundry in Long Island City was the perfect venue for this intimate wedding with only 80 guests – Diana works in the construction industry, so the industrial feeling of The Foundry seemed appropriate.

Diana wore a dress by Jim Hjelm.

The flowers were designed by Jorge at Celebrate Flowers in Chelsea, 212-736-2102.


Cherry blossoms were in season for this May wedding, and they made quite an appearance at the ceremony site.

A votive-lined wall gives the space a warm glow.


Osman chose each wine and champagne himself, and supplied them from his wine bar, Turks & Frogs.

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Ottoman replica lanterns – that Osman sells in his antique shop turned wine bar – were installed around the mezzanine over the dance floor. They were fitted with flickering electric lights to resemble a candle flame. As a nod to Osman’s background, a band played traditional Turkish music during the cocktail hour.

A fire pit was set up outdoors after the sun went down.


Diana’s good friend comes from a long line of Neapolitan bakers, and he owns Francesco’s Bakery in Hicksville (516-931-6821), and supplied delicious cakes and Italian pastries. The vanilla wedding cake was filled with chocolate mousse and strawberries.

Congratulations Diana and Osman! And thank you so much to Karen Wise for sharing these beautiful photos – be sure to check out her beautiful new website (just launched this week).

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I don’t want to wish away the beautiful fall weather, but I thought a little Miami getaway might be nice for the weekend. Inspired by mojitos, both in color and in flavor, I imagine a modern glamorous wedding, full of orchids, large tropical leaves, and diaphanous white fabrics. Oh, and a cigar roller for your guests, of course.

Mood: tropical modern
Palette: mojito green, sheer white

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Top row from left: lanterns from Big Sky Tents, bride and groom photo by Elizabeth Messina, escort cards and orchids from Mindy Weiss
Row 2: bouquet photo by Sara Remington, cattleya cake from Beth Helmstetter, mojito bar photo by Amanda Kraft, white candy bar from Rebecca Thuss
Row 3: canopied tables from Beth Helmstetter, lotus pod by Botanicals Chicago, lime sorbet via Whisk, place setting via Toast and Tables
Row 4: cattleya bouquet from Martha Stewart Weddings, table photo by Jennifer Davis via The Bride’s Cafe, cigar roller from Oh How Charming!, orchid arrangement by Rosenow Floral, boutonniere by Soiree

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