I love how a green and white palette can take so many different forms. It can be modern and urban, or it can be homemade and backyard. Here, it’s something else altogether. To me, the dark green palms and the bright white flowers evoke an old Florida estate, something both humid and elegant (and if you’ve ever been in a New York City subway station in the middle of July, you know how difficult it is to pull that off).

Mood: tropical elegance
Palette: dark green, bright white

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Top row from left: decor by Smith & Niemierko, photo via Nibs, hairpin by Erin Cole, cake from Beth Helmstetter
Row 2: photo from La Fleur, flowers by R. Jack Balthazar, place card vase from Cox & Cox
Row 3: photo from Junebug, chair garlands by Ariella Chezar, invitation by Mr. Boddington, photo via I Suwannee
Row 4: photo from Oh How Charming!, flowers by Red Ribbon Studio, invitation by Modern Press

Update! For a wedding like this, wouldn’t it be great if your guests could stay here.

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Happy long weekend to some of you, but I thought I’d post an inspiration board for those of you who are at work today. This board is for Nicole from the lovely A Little Sussy. She posted a fabric sample recently that is inspiring her palette for her upcoming garden dinner party wedding. Four generations of women in her family will have been married in the same temple, and Nicole wants to honor that by having her sisters, mother and grandmother wear a locket of their mother’s wedding day. Another idea is to have framed wedding photographs from each of those generations at the guest book or seating card table. I hope this inspiration board is helpful to you, Nicole!

Mood: family-oriented garden party
Palette: peach, pale yellow, strawberry

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Top row from left: bouquet by Ariella Chezar, strawberry cake from Martha Stewart Weddings, peonies in jars, tags by Atelier Isabey
Row 2: Jim Hjelm dresses from Brides, invitation by Cheree Berry, photo by Whitebox Weddings, flowers by Mathew Dickinson
Row 3: photo by Meg Smith, punch from Amorology, locket photo from The Knot, milk glass arrangement via Oh Joy!
Row 4: card by Pearl Papers, flowers by Mathew Dickinson, pew ribbons from Modern Day Design, seating cards from Rebecca Thuss

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Have you noticed that every once in awhile, I just can’t help but post a bright and cheery yellow board? I’m just craving springtime and sunshine so badly, and this is one way to get my fix. This, and heading south for the weekend to find some warmer weather…

Mood: joyfully bright
Palette: yellow, white

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Top row from left: lanterns via Cookiemag, Lorina orangeade, tie from Luxury Ties, bouquet by Todd Events
Row 2: cakes by Cake Girls, invitation by Merrilee Designs, flowers by La Fleur, lollipops from Martha Stewart Weddings, photo by Mel Barlow
Row 3: flowers from Amorology, photo by Paul Johnson, seating cards from The Knot, ric rac pillow

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I have stacks and stacks of typical Valentine images: doily envelopes, heart-shaped sugar cubes, chocolate chocolate chocolate and pink pink pink. And I could not bring myself to make that kind of board. I have no problem with sweet handmade paper goods, and you know I don’t have a problem with chocolate. But to be perfectly honest, Valentine’s Day isn’t really my thing. I prefer my love and romance year-round, expressed in small ways daily and surprising ways unexpectedly. But that’s just me, and I knew I couldn’t get away with ignoring Valentine’s Day, of all things, on a wedding blog. So here is a chic, modern, romantic inspiration board for you for Valentine’s Day. May you give and receive lots of love today, and everyday.

Mood: chic romance
Palette: ivory, champagne, black, red

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Top row from left: bouquet from Martha Stewart Weddings, hair pin by Erin Cole, heart garlands via Apartment Therapy, photo from Modern Day Design
Row 2: note card table from Rebecca Thuss, cake by April Reed, photo from Artfool, champagne from In Any Event
Row 3: bouquet from Martha Stewart Weddings, dress via Perfect Bound, dress from Martha Stewart Weddings, Elum Press card via Design Mom

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Not too long ago, Erika over at the fabulous and inspiring Urban Grace Interiors featured Snippet & Ink on her blog. While she and I were emailing back and forth, she thought of a fun challenge for me: create an inspiration board based on a fabric sample. So here is the fabric sample…
…and here is the board. A slightly beachy, slightly nautical, very preppy Hamptons wedding in navy and green.

Mood: preppy seaside
Palette: navy, green, white

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Top row from left: farewell flags from Love Luck and Angels, bouquet photo by Meg Smith, photo by Stacey Kane, photo by dagzag
Row 2: seating cards photo by Susan Stripling, hydrangea bouquets from Martha Stewart Weddings, photo from Michelle Rago, invitation by Louella Press
Row 3: photo via Faye and Greer, favor box from Cox & Cox, photo by Mark Staff, J.Crew dress via Brooklyn Bride, photo by Jose Villa
Row 4: card by Lily Darby, centerpiece by Ariella Chezar, chair photo by Sean Flanigan, cake from Brides

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