It is entirely possible to have an orange autumn wedding without a single pumpkin – actually, this palette of wheat gold, cameo pink, tangelo orange and cream would work equally well in spring and summer, but autumn is what I had in mind when making this inspiration board. These colors would let you use dahlias for fall, roses in summer, and poppies in spring. There is something eternally romantic about a cameo brooch (many of which can also be worn as pendants). Paired with a whimsical cake (decorated with crepe paper flowers!) and a dress with lace applique details, this is a wedding board that manages to be sweetly romantic without being overly saccharine or fussy.

Mood: soft, warm autumn romance
Palette: cameo, tangelo, gold, cream

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Top row from left: crepe paper flower cake from Martha Stewart Weddings, bouquet by Artfool, dress via Style Me Pretty, photo by W. Scott Chester
Row 2: gold frame photo by Jose Villa, citrus juice, invitation by Enfin La Voila, centerpiece from Martha Stewart Weddings
Row 3: poppy centerpieces from Martha Stewart Weddings, cameo from Jewelry Basket, bride and groom and confetti both from Martha Stewart Weddings
Row 4: gift bags from Ariella Chezar, Bari Zaki envelope from Greer Chicago, tie from Outstanding Occasions via Southern Weddings, dahlia bouquet via All Things Lovely

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Though I love green and white weddings, and I make plenty of green and white inspiration boards, I’m not sure I’ve ever showcased emerald green. And I don’t know why – it’s such a rich color, with so much depth, and I especially love it here, paired with pale green-tinted aqua blue. Perfect for a whimsical garden wedding, with a touch of vintage details.

Mood: whimsical garden romance, with a vintage twist
Palette: emerald green, aquamarine

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Top row from left: hairstyle from Brides, bouquet from Martha Stewart Weddings, tables and lanterns via {frolic!}, cake topper from Martha Stewart Weddings
Row 2: chrysanthemum and vase from Inky Pink, green candy buffet by Amy Atlas, green vintage dress from Antique Dress via So Sweet & So Cold, centerpiece photo by Elizabeth Messina
Row 3: VW getaway photo by Duston Todd, invitation via Brooklyn Bride, peony bouquet and cocktails both from Martha Stewart Weddings
Row 4: boutonnieres from Martha Stewart Weddings, Vera Wang ring via Coco + Kelley, Rosa Clara dress via Zoe Lingard, Llubav Choy Duerr ring pillow via Design Sponge

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When Adrienne Page sent me these photos, I could not wait to share them with you! Not only did Sallie Gray and Jason’s September wedding take place in a gorgeous location, but it was designed by Tara Guerard of Soiree. It was a day full of Southern tradition and special details – many of them inspired by the bride’s eyelet dress – and Adrienne captured them all beautifully.

 Guests received pails of goodies, including bottled water and cookies, in their hotel rooms. The guests favors, delicate hand-blown drinking glasses, were also packaged in these personalized pails.

 Sallie Gray wore an eyelet dress by Carolina Herrera, her bouquet was wrapped in eyelet, and even her shoes echoed the eyelet motif.

 For the ceremony, Sallie Gray wore her sister’s veil – something borrowed. Umbrellas were made available for guests in case of rain – or shine!

 To continue the motif, votives were wrapped in eyelet fabric.

 In lieu of a guest book, guests could write on notecards that matched the rest of the wedding stationery, and pin them onto a white bulletin board. Each tier of the cake was a different flavor: butter cake with raspberry filling, lemon cake with lemon curd, orange cake with triple sec, and butter cake with pistachio.



Photographer: Adrienne Page / Venue: Drayton Hall in Charleston, South Carolina / Planning, Design: Tara Guérard Soiree / Bride’s Dress: Carolina Herrera / Stationery, Welcome Gifts: The Lettered Olive / Cake: Jim Smeal / Gospel Choir: Voices of Deliverance / Band: Right On Band

  • Preppy Charleston Wedding by Tara Guérard

    11 October 2008
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    Hi all! I’m so sorry for such a late post today – I’m totally behind on all kinds of work, and feeling generally uninspired. Or at least under inspired. Anyway, this board isn’t quite what I want it to be, but I just felt like tree peonies today. I just love their ruffly petals and yellow centers…

    Mood: sunny, romantic
    Palette: yellow, white

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    Top row from left: photo from Brides, bouquet from Soiree, cake and tent both from Martha Stewart Weddings
    Row 2: photo accordion by Paper + Cup from Martha Stewart Weddings, lemonade via Party Perfect, earrings photo by Gemma Comas, tree peonies
    Row 3: dress photo by Jen Huang, bouquet by Designers Co-op, church photo by Mark Staff, outdoor table from Outstanding in the Field
    Row 4: photo by Ashley Garmon, invitation photo by Stephanie Colgan, bridesmaids from Martha Stewart Weddings

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