Ever since the last issue of Martha Stewart Weddings came out, I’ve been wanting to make an inspiration board around this gardenia bouquet. The combination of a timeless, elegant flower with the unexpected pop of orange-heavy coral seemed perfect to me, and I wanted to make a wedding board that reflected that sense of tradition with a twist. These colors would work well in any season, and play off one another beautifully – and they’re a nice twist on pink and green. (Also, if you haven’t seen the original article from Martha Stewart Weddings, it’s a wonderful concept: inspired bouquets – much like inspired wedding boards!)

Mood: tradition with a twist
Palette: gardenia white, emerald, coral

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Top row from left: bouquet from Martha Stewart Weddings, dress from Brides, handkerchiefs and boutonnieres from Martha Stewart Weddings
Row 2: entrance via This is Glamorous, gardenia topiary
Row 3: champagne photo by Jonathan Canlas, glove photo by Anna Kuperberg via Kelly Oshiro, envelopes from Martha Stewart Weddings, cake from Portland Bride & Groom
Row 4: bouquet by Artfool, vintage Jaguar photo by Arden Photo, green tie via Duet Weddings, orange chair via Desire to Inspire

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I thought I’d try and start the year off with a sweet, bright, and cheerful wedding board. The palette and mood of today’s board were inspired by Eva Lindh’s sweet photo – darling curls, a green gingham ribbon, and pops of orange and yellow. And I know they’re not exactly original, but for added sweetness, how can you resist balloons and cupcakes?

Mood: simple spring charm
Palette: spring green, pale aqua, yellow, orange, white

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Top row from left: green gingham headband, Ann Wood cake topper via Style Me Pretty, balloons and bouquet both from Martha Stewart Weddings
Row 2: Swans Island Blanket via A Little Sussy, melon cups from Martha Stewart Weddings, ties photo by Thornton Photo, lemonade from Amy Atlas
Row 3: plate from Anthropologie, cupcake photo by Victoria Pearson, mason jar lights from Martha Stewart Weddings, notecards from Martha Stewart Crafts
Row 4: bouquet from Martha Stewart Weddings, dress via coco + kelley, boutonniere by Twigs & Honey, dress from Brides

Update! A lot of you have asked me about the Martha Stewart notecards, and my original link no longer works, which makes me think they’re not available anymore. If anyone has any luck tracking them down, please let us know in the comments!

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How nice to go straight from a holiday into the weekend! Here are some of my favorite things from around the web recently…

Nancy Liu Chin’s lovely “Lemon Pop” decor.

Robyn and Will’s signature cocktail.

A fun ruffly, short dress.

And a yellow petticoat!

Destination wedding invitations by Hello! Lucky (and be sure to check out their new website).

And thank you to Kelly Oshiro and The Invitation Lady for including Snippet & Ink as one of their favorite blogs!

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