This board is especially for my best friend, Mariam! She asked how I would imagine a classic San Francisco wedding, at the Legion of Honor for example, so I thought I’d create a board with her in mind. Since it’s autumn, and since Mariam loves chocolate at least as much as I do, I chose a warm chocolate and cream palette to convey Mariam’s classic style. I hope you like it Mah!

Mood: classic, warm
Palette: chocolate, cream

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Top row from left: J. Crew Camilla dress, hydrangea arrangement from MS, truffles from XOX, calligraphy favor box and keepsake boutonniere both from MS
Row 2: monogram from Ceci NY, individual cheesecakes, cable car, peony bouquet via The Preppy Wedding, grosgrain ribbon from Ribbons Galore
Row 3: chocolate crepe cake from MS, Sarah Arnett gown from Brides UK, photo from Anna Kuperberg, Legion of Honor photo from Loop Flowers
Row 4: Golden Gate Bridge, calligraphy by Laura Hooper, cheeses, pearl necklace

Remember, here are all five boards for this week (I’m forcing myself to stay away from the computer so I can study more efficiently for my upcoming GRE Literature Subject Test). You can either scroll through all of them right now, like me with a box of See’s Candy, or you can come back every day to see the next one. I’ll be back next week with more.

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The Greyfield Inn on Cumberland Island is quite possibly the most romantic place I can imagine. It is the central inspiring element for this board, along with other very Southern details like mint juleps, a red velvet cake adorned with sugar magnolia blossoms, and pecan pies.

Mood: traditional Southern charm
Palette: green, white

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Top row from left: mint juleps, miniature pecan pies, and peony bouquet all from MS; photo from The Knot
Row 2: lantern photo via Oh Happy Day, red velvet cake from MS, wreath by Ariella Chezar, Monique Lhuillier from Brides UK
Row 3: calligraphy samples, scented fans from MS, Greyfield Inn via Faye and Greer
Row 4: photo from Brides UK, mailbox “guest book” from Grapevine Weddings, magnolia blossom, photo by Scott L. Robertson

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…throw a wedding!

Mood: charming, romantic
Palette: yellow, green

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Top row from left: lemon wreath from Creative Decorations, earrings by Abaloria, Johanna Hehir dress from Brides UK, San Francisco trolley car
Row 2: flower seating cards from MS, stationery from Greenwich Letterpress, lemon souffles from MS, yellow bouquet
Row 3: yellow books via Concierge, yellow tulips and ruffled tablecloth, lemon arrangement from MS, lemon cake via Style Me Pretty
Row 4: photo from Cig Harvey, James Leary Flood Mansion, Derek Lam dress via Pretty Little Things, lemon coaster by A Day In May

Update! Look at this beautiful table by Ariella Chezar.

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There is something I love about the refined stuffiness of European style being unraveled by the heat and color of the tropics. Tropical fruits, rich wood, huge banana leaves, and delicate white fabrics. What a lovely and dynamic combination.

Mood: lush, vibrant
Palette: jungle green, mahogany, papaya

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Top row from left: Schumacher dress from Brides UK, sunscreen and tropical cake from MS, wooden clutch via All the Best
Row 2: bouquet from MS, banana tree and house, centerpiece from Ariella Chezar
Row 3: veil and pearl brooch from MS, invitation by Ceci NY, cigars
Row 4: passionfruit bowl via Erin’s Kitchen, Valentino dress from Brides UK, Plumo sandals, fan via Something Old Something New

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Okay folks! You’re going to get all five of this week’s posts today, because I’m imposing an internet ban on myself for the week (or two?) so that I can get some serious studying done. If you’re like me, you might have to scroll through them all at once. If you have personal discipline, you can come back and see a new one every day.

Now that it is officially fall, I thought I’d start this week with an all-out fall fest. The beginning of every season inspires me to say it’s my favorite, but you can’t deny the richness of autumn: its colors, foods, and oh the sweaters!

Mood: mellow fruitfulness
Palette: pumpkin, wheat, cream

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Top row from left: photo, soup, and flower girls all from Brides; goody bag from MS
Row 2: pumpkin cooler from MS, wheat bunch and barn from Brides, calligraphy from Laura Hooper
Row 3: bouquet from The Knot, ribbon decorations via Oh Happy Day, spun sugar cake from Brides, pumpkin lanterns from MS
Row 4: stationery from MS, photo via Style Me Pretty, bridesmaid dresses and candies from The Knot

Update! If you want more pumpkin love, then check out these two posts, here and here, over at Toast and Tables – gorgeous!

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