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Mood: cheerful countryside chic
Palette: poppy red, pale pink, French linen

Dearest readers! I cannot tell you how blown away I am by your sweet comments on my big announcement last week! If you’ve read this blog for a while, you probably know that I rarely include personal details here, and I’m still figuring out how much of my own planning and wedding I will post here, and how I will include it. And of course I want my wedding to be somewhat of a surprise, but I promise I won’t keep you entirely in the dark. All of your well wishes mean so much to me, and I know that I will likely reach out for your support and advice as I go through this process of planning. So thank you thank you thank you!

And here, after a week of real wedding features, back to inspiration boards! A little trip to the French countryside, fields of poppies, vintage linens, champagne, baguettes… Something simple and quaint, yet totally refined.

Row 1:  poppy field photo by Yves Samuel / bouquet from Martha Stewart Weddings / attendants via {frolic!} / French linen napkin from Vintage Weave  //  Row 2:  veil via Nancy Liu Chin / Cynthia Warren menu photo by Aya Brackett / cherries from Oh How Charming / champagne cork by 13 Creative  //  Row 3:  calligraphy by Maybelle / photo by Yves Samuel / calligraphy by Maybelle / breakfast photo styled by Pamela Duncan Silver  //  Row 4:  croquembouche from InStyle Weddings / ring pillow via LHEverything / French poppies / canopy and tables photo by Elizabeth Messina
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So remember last week when I told you I was heading out of town with my honey? Well he surprised me with a proposal! I feel like the luckiest girl in the world that I get to spend the rest of my life with my best friend, and I wanted to share it with my dear, sweet readers. WE’RE GETTING MARRIED!!!

 

photo by us, sunset on our engagement day

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Happy weekend lovelies! The trees have just exploded here this week, the perfect thing for Mother’s Day. Here are some of my favorite links from around the web this week…

by The Cherry Blossom Girl

Brady Bunch bridal party portraits, via Lucky Me.

How about dueling pianos for your musical entertainment?

An ode to Audrey.

I’d love to see this piece by Jennifer Behr in white, via Bliss.

This Palm Springs wedding looks like a blast!

Stamp your invites with kings and queens, via Grey Likes Weddings.

A wedding day time capsule instead of a guest book.

Love is risky.

By far my favorite wedding of the week, via Once Wed.

Celebrate with handmade fabric flags.

Inspired by sweet tea.

Color cards are a great way to pick a palette.

I never get tired of poster-inspired invites.

Clever, sassy gift tags, via Thoughtful Day.

I’m a rad link!

Also, stop by later today for my big news!

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