I love the perfect blue found in traditional blue and white china, and that, along with the blue-edged hydrangea in this centerpiece from Martha, inspired today’s wedding board. Bring in calligraphy, candlesticks, and a stunning number by Reem Acra, and it’s utterly classic and totally gorgeous. Everything you need for something old, something new, and something blue – now what to borrow?

Mood: classically romantic, something blue
Palette: china blue and white

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Top row from left: blue hydrangea and gardenia centerpiece from Martha Stewart Weddings, vintage book of Shakespeare from Sadie Olive, miniature angel food cakes from Martha Stewart Weddings
Row 2: photo of chandelier and dessert table by Lisa Cohen via Automatism, photo of blue stilettos by Jose Villa
Row 3: white candies from Rebecca Thuss, blue bridesmaid dress from Martha Stewart Weddings, bust and candlesticks from Ralph Lauren Home, Reem Acra dress from Martha Stewart Weddings
Row 4: patterned envelope liner and calligraphy from Mr. Boddington’s Studio, white “matelasse” cake from Martha Stewart Weddings, blue and white china from Matthew Mead Style, blue and white tissue paper crackers by Rebecca Thuss

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You know those companies that you feel so lucky to know about? That’s how I feel about Bario-Neal. All of their jewelry is hand-crafted with reclaimed precious metals, ethically-sourced stones, and environmentally conscious practices. And it’s gorgeous. Anna and Page are the artisans behind the jewelry, creating everything by hand in their Philadelphia studio.

I love this ring – it’s simple, chic, modern. How incredible is that paper-thin band?

The reticulated rings on the right are made by continually heating and quenching the metal, giving them their organic shape and texture.

Tie the knot in silver or gold.

I’m thinking this simple gold band will go perfectly next to my vintage engagement ring…

There isn’t a ton of unique wedding jewelry out there for men, but Bario-Neal is stepping in to fill the void for grooms who want something less traditional than the standard band.

If you don’t see exactly what you want on Bario-Neal’s website, you can work with Anna and Page to create the jewelry of your dreams – they’ll even work with your heirloom materials. Because all of their work is handmade, make sure to place your order at least 4 to 6 weeks ahead of time (longer for custom pieces) – just a head’s up for all you 2010 brides!

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How about a little retro for your day? Not that I’m not loving this springtime, but when I saw this photo of an orange cream float on Beth Helmstetter’s blog, I could not resist a quick detour into summer. And, if you want to enjoy one of these treats without designing your entire wedding around it, here’s a recipe from Country Living. (It really would make a cute party, though.)

Mood: tangerine dream
Palette: orange and creme

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Top row from left: orange float via Beth Helmstetter, photo of white and orange table by Corbin Gurkin, orange tissue paper poms from Martha Stewart Weddings
Row 2: dahlia boutonniere from Martha Stewart Weddings, rose in bud vase via The Sweetest Occasion, retro-inspired invitation by Bird & Banner
Row 3: calligraphy hand fans by Betsy Dunlap and orange tulip bouquet both from Martha Stewart Weddings, frozen orange bombe photo by Aya Brackett, dress from J.Crew
Row 4: orange flower headband by Handle & Spout, vintage dress from Seesaw Vintage, photo of garden roses by Concrete & Honey

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My one-week trip home to San Francisco turned into two, and while it was wonderful spending time with friends and family, it was just too much time away from my honey. But I’m headed back to Austin today, and can’t wait to see him and our little kitty girl (her name is Lady Bird and she’s the cutest). Not sure what weekend plans are, but they probably involve eating all the tacos I wasn’t eating while I was away. What about you?

Cute as a button.

My luggage needs an upgrade, via The Bride’s Guide.

Sweet paper cake toppers.

Happy banners to hang in your house, via Greedy Girl.

Fabulous yellow dress.

Haven’t been talking much about wedding plans, but my pretty friend Biz made this for me.

Did you see Jordan’s best-of week? Like the treasure hunt party? Or the bookworm invites? Or my most favorite dinner party of all time?

Revisiting conspicuous consumption.

Tiny book of big type.

I’m terrible at journaling, but I think I could commit to a line a day, via lovely little things.

This ottoman wants to live in my house.

Inspired by Roman & Williams, via A Bryan Photo.

Swimming pig!

Music love
, via Mint.

How fabulous is dress #5?

Photos of storms. Breathtaking.

Julianne Smith has made two lovely garters inspired by Snippet & Ink inspiration boards, and all proceeds from the sales will be donated to the Pink Initiative. Check them out here and here.

Have a wonderful weekend, lovelies!

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