My honey loves flowering trees. After a trip to the Memphis Botanic Garden, he decided that wherever we live needs to have dogwoods – I love him for that. Since he loves flowering trees so much, and since spring is just flying by, I thought I’d post a week of wedding boards inspired by flowering trees. There’s something so romantic about them – they’re fleeting and temporary and gorgeous – so they’re perfect for a wedding. Today I bring you…dogwood.

Mood: simple, rustic
Palette: pistachio green, brown, white

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Top row from left: photo by Union Photography from Brides, Pronovias dress from Brides UK, canopied table from Brides, dogwood via Design Sponge
Row 2: dogwood via All Things Bright and Beautiful, candlelight from Country Living, calligraphy by Betsy Dunlap, church photo by Mark Staff
Row 3: dress from J.Crew, dogwood cake via Maple Sugar, photo from The Knot, birdcage via Bailwick Designs
Row 4: invitation by Egg Press, cookie buffet from Rebecca Thuss, dogwood bouquet from Charleston Weddings

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One of the sweet comments on my giveaway post was a request for more pink and green. I guess I consider pink and green so classic for a wedding, that I’m always a little afraid that an inspiration board in those colors will seem cliche. But, it’s a classic color combination for a reason – because it’s lovely – so I challenged myself to create a board that used pink and green and still seemed fresh. Here, the green comes mostly from the outdoor venue, and pale pink is in the flowers and other details, such as ribbons tied around glass stems. Vintage elements, such as antique spoons for dessert or coffee, clear drinking glasses, Victorian floral labels, and of course the historic venue, add an extra something special.

Mood: vintage charm
Palette: pale pink, cream, green

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Top row from left: Oak Alley plantation house, photo via {frolic}, peony from Martha Stewart Weddings
Row 2: antique spoons, champagne from Brides, Carmela Sutera dress from Charleston Weddings
Row 3: parasols via Black Eiffel, peonies by Grandiflora, “photobooth” from Brides UK, cake by Lovin Sullivan
Row 4: drinking glasses, tables photo by Mallory Samson, Victorian garden labels from Martha Stewart Crafts, bouquet

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The crazy beige tulle bow in the top row was the initial inspiration for this wedding board – any bride who would wear that has got to have a great sense of humor. Her wedding would have to include fun elements like novelty toy favors and miniature donuts. And why shouldn’t a wedding be fun! To me, this palette looks like a late summer or early fall wedding, but if you turn up the pink it could easily work in spring, or if you add more white you could use it in winter too.

Mood: playful, warm
Palette: pale peach, tan, brown

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Top row from left: Tiburon Audubon Center from Brides, tulle bow from Watters, novelty toy favor via Black Eiffel, coffee and stroopwafels from Martha Stewart Weddings
Row 2: arrangements by Ariella Chezar, suit from via East Side Bride, french fries from Mi Mi Design, rose photo by Victoria Pearson
Row 3: miniature donuts by Callahan Catering, hand lettering by Betsy Dunlap, bouquet by Ariella Chezar, getaway car from Maria McBride
Row 4: boutonniere from Mi Mi Design, Romona Keveza dress from Brides UK, faux bois tags by Lemon Loves Paper, bouquet by Housemartin

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I’m sure by now you all know how much I love a green and white inspiration board. For this wedding, I imagine a cool couple with modern style and a playful side. The cake stands, invitations, and bird cage (for holding notes from guests) incorporate a bird motif without going overboard. Wouldn’t this make a beautiful and refreshing spring or summer wedding?

Mood: modern, playful
Palette: crisp white, lime green

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Top row from left: urban loft venue, bird cake stands by Whitney Smith (purchase here) via Modern Vintage Design, bird invitation by Austin Press
Row 2: green nectarines via Matt Bites, coconut sandwich cookies via Sweet Paul, point d’esprit veil from In Style
Row 3: place setting by Isari Flower Studio, calligraphy by Linea Carta, Etro suit via East Side Bride, bouquet from Martha Stewart Weddings
Row 4: ring pillow by Anna Whitford, dress by Jenny Yoo, lime sorbet via Whisk, birdcages via Mteriors

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I can’t believe this is my 200th inspiration board! Snippet & Ink started as a fun way for me to fill extra time, and has recently turned into a full-time job. Thank you for that, readers! There is no way that I would have continued to blog if not for your encouraging comments and thoughtful emails. I can’t always respond to everything, but please know how much your words mean to me. Check back in later today for a 200th-Post-Thank-You Giveaway, sponsored by Zinke Design

Mood: intimate, rustic
Palette: brown, green, purple

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Top row from left: photo by Aaron Delesie, arrangement by Artfool, table from Oh How Charming!
Row 2: arrangement by Ariella Chezar, car from Brides, White Rose dress from Brides UK, calligraphy by May Belle
Row 3: pear favors from Martha Stewart Weddings, bouquet photo by Roper Photo, votives from Cox & Cox, table number from Alison Events
Row 4: cake from Sharla Flock, boutonnieres by Artfool, embroidered napkins photo by Mulberry Photo, bouquet from Rebecca Thuss

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