How about a board with a Southwest slant? Instead of going for burnt oranges and dusty reds, I thought I’d cool things down a bit with pale greens and blues, inspired by Georgia O’Keeffe’s trumpet flower. I also like the idea of an event that echoes the simple lines of its surroundings, and succulents add to the desert feel.

Mood: minimalist, natural
Palette: cool green, pale blue, chalky white

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Top row from left: bouquet via House Martin, dress from Brides UK, Georgia O’Keeffe trumpet flower, drinks from MS
Row 2: dress via The Sartorialist, Next Exit photo via Black Eiffel, succulent favors from MS, dress from Rebecca Thuss
Row 3: parasols, boutonniere via Brooklyn Bride, suit via Perfect Bound, key lime pie
Row 4: centerpiece via Faye and Greer, photo by Jessica Claire, invitation by Invite Site

Update! Take a look at this beautiful centerpiece from Fresh Studio.

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I have done some yellow boards before, but none that really pop like this one. I love the dramatic contrast of a yellow, black and white palette – it’s takes itself a little more seriously. If you wanted to tone it down, you could make it less marigold/jet and more lemon/blackberry.

Mood: bold, unexpected
Palette: marigold, black, white

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Top row from left: Antaeos dress via Shiny Squirrel, Valentino shoes via Perfect Bound, lemon cream and crossword both from MS
Row 2: photo via Oh My That’s Awesome, sunny arrangement, photo from Brides, Boddington’s beer at The Drink Shop
Row 3: cake from The Knot, chairs from Covers Ups Rentals, place card from Brides, stationery from MS
Row 4: photo from Viceroy Palm Springs, Lazaro dress from Brides, Moleskine notebook


Take a look at this gorgeous “Matzinger” invitation suite by Wiley Valentine.

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Three boards in one day?! What can I say – I’m sick, I don’t have a TV, how else to entertain myself?

For anyone who has ever spent any time in Montana, you know how naturally beautiful it is. As far as a wedding goes, I imagine a rustic late summer event, with a meal straight off the grill, and a campfire once the sun goes down. I would also limit bright colors, so that they don’t compete with the scenery.

Mood: ruggedly romantic
Palette: tan, white, maybe one very muted pastel

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Top row from left: photo via Classic Bride, Good On Paper invitation from In Style, bouquet and cake topper both from MS
Row 2: illustration from Linea Carta, boutonniere via {frolic}, ceremony in the great outdoors, Judd Waddell dress from Brides
Row 3: harvest centerpiece from MS, favors from Rebecca Thuss, photo from MS, bonfire
Row 4: aspen seating “cards” from Grace Ormonde, veil from MS, formal cowboys

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I know there are some ladies out there working with a navy and green palette, so I wanted to offer my take on what that might look like. I leaned toward preppy instead of nautical, with lots of green hydrangeas, but I still imagine this as a waterfront event. Let me know what you think!

Mood: preppy, waterfront
Palette: navy, green, white

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Top row from left: photo by Valls Photographic, necktie via Tie the Knot, pew decorations by Ariella Chezar, table via Toast and Tables
Row 2: photo by Valls Photographic, calligraphy by Laura Hooper, bouquet from MS
Row 3: monogram from MS, Juliet Poyser dress from Brides UK, lettering by Bluebird Studios, boutonniere by Seattle Flowers, Jim Smeal cake from In Style
Row 4: candy buffet and blue dress both from Rebecca Thuss, hydrangea via Living the Swell Life, monogrammed tote by L.L. Bean

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Pairing feminine pink and masculine brown together makes for a lovely combination. Elaborate swirling calligraphy in white gouache on brown stationery, a gorgeous full gown, and elegant amaryllis all fit the formal setting of a reception in San Francisco’s gorgeous City Hall.

Mood: formal, romantic
Palette: blush, chocolate brown

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Top row from left: Luisa Beccaria dress via enjoy: the blog, amaryllis and cake both from MS, Michelle Rago flowers via Lucky Me! (photo by Dasha Wright), San Francisco City Hall from By Recommendation Only
Row 2: flowers by Ariella Chezar, champagne and meringue kisses both from MS, calligraphy by Laura Hooper
Row 3: photo via Wedding Bee, sugar stirrers via House Martin, Bernard Maisner calligraphy via It’s Lovely, bouquet from MS, cupcakes via Black Eiffel
Row 4: chocolates from La Maison du Chocolat, dress via Tie the Knot, Christian Louboutin shoes from Holt Renfrew, boutonniere from The Knot, flower girl from Fleurish

For more pink-and-brown inspiration, take a look at this post from Lucky Me!

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