on the fifth day of Christmas, my true love gave to me…
Five Golden Rings

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Top row from left: cake from MS, Bernard Maisner calligraphy via It’s Lovely, Oscar de la Renta dress via la vie en rose
Row 2: photo from Eva Dahl, drinks from knottie Mt. Olympus Girl, five gold rings from John Lewis Inc.
Row 3: lanterns via Brooklyn Bride, porcelain by Sara Paloma, bouquet from MS

four colly birds,
three French hens,
two turtledoves,
and a partridge in a pear tree.

…later today, some gift ideas!

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I’ve had this board sitting on my computer for a while now, and I thought, why not post it today? I love the idea of a wedding inspired by an icon, which often means a classic style icon like Grace Kelly. Instead, I wanted this board to be bright and unusual, like Frida herself.

Mood: vibrant, fiery
Palette: hot colors of all kinds

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Top row from left: braid from The Knot, Lunn Antiques dress from Brides UK, Ralph Lauren dress, Mexican wedding cookies from Smitten Kitchen
Row 2: photo by Elizabeth Messina, photo from Junebug, decorations via {frolic} (photo by Dasha Wright), hot chocolate from Vosges, flowers by Wiggy Flowers
Row 3: photo via Doorways Around the World, ruffled shrug from Brides, cake by Lovin Sullivan, invitations via {frolic}, save the date card
Row 4: photo from Ariella Chezar, gift box via Black Eiffel, peony and cymbidium bouquets

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on the fourth day of Christmas, my true love gave to me…
Four Colly Birds

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Top row from left: Angel Sanchez dress via Brooklyn Bride, invitation by Hello! Lucky, necklace by Cara Lyndon
Row 2: orchids from The Knot, suit from Brides UK, frozen vodka from Michaele Thunen, Giambattista Valli dress via Shiny Squirrel
Row 3: Jennifer Behr feather headpiece via Junebug, image from Blackbird Vineyards, cupcake from Victoria Pearson

three French hens,
two turtledoves,
and a partridge in a pear tree.

Update! Apparently there is a little confusion over what exactly the song says. I learned it as calling birds, as I think most of us did, but in doing a little research, I found out it was originally colly birds, which means blackbirds. Apparently five golden rings originally referred to ring-necked pheasants, but I stuck with the jewelry as my inspiration (as you’ll see on Monday). I say, sing it however you want!

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This board is for another Emily! She is having her outdoor summer wedding on the Maine coast, with a range of blues as her color palette. While Emily wants to reflect the ocean setting, she wants to avoid a beach theme (no seashells or sand). So, here is my take on that event!

Mood: coastal romance
Palette: all shades of blue, white

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Top row from left: Maine coast, dress by Lela Rose, photo from Jason Angelini, postcard guest book via Diane & Rory’s Knot Bio
Row 2: bouquet from MS, photo by Danny Weiss, boutonniere from Lisa Lefkowitz, cake from Jason Angelini
Row 3: ring pillow from Lisa Lefkowitz, stationery from Austin Press, sparklers photo from Susan Stripling
Row 4: image via {frolic}, drinks from MS, sea glass votive, lanterns from Luminous Designs

…tomorrow, a holiday to-do list!

Update! Check out how Emily translated this inspiration board into her wedding day!

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on the third day of Christmas, my true love gave to me…
Three French Hens

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Top row from left: card from Bella Muse, photo from Mel Barlow, photo from Justine Ungaro
Row 2: photo from Henry Shoots, cake from MS, stationery from Pearl Papers
Row 3: photo from Elyse Hall, flowers from Michaele Thunen, plaid oilcloth from French Rendezvous, photo from MS

two turtledoves,
and a partridge in a pear tree.

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