Not A Contest

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For those of you worried that your wedding isn’t big enough, or unique enough, or whatever, take a look at this post by Offbeat Bride. It’s a nice reminder that your wedding day isn’t about out-doing other brides, but rather about expressing who you and your fiance really are, sharing your special day with the people who matter most to you, and getting to spend forever with someone you love.

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I’ve been wanting to put together a farmers’ market inspired board for awhile, and I finally have enough images to make it work. Fruit is a wonderful non-floral point of inspiration, and I think this board proves that vegetables are, too.

Mood: flavorful, bountiful, rustic
Palette: red, yellow, green

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Top row from left: Healdsburg Country Gardens via Here Comes the Guide, photo from Mindy Rice, tomato arrangement by Ariella Chezar, photo by Belathee
Row 2: vegetable bouquet by Ingela’s Design, water via Toast & Tables, wagon from Brides, artichoke bouquet via Brooklyn Bride
Row 3: cake photo by Jessamyn Harris, photo from Ariella Chezar, farmer’s market notecards by Yee-Haw Industries (thank you Martha B!)
Row 4: photo via Brown Turtleneck Sweater, vegetable basket from MS, radish card via Shiny Squirrel, rustic table, salads from MS


Thank you to Ms. Martha from Nibs (the source of those fabulous notecards) for also pointing out the adorable radish and carrot pins at Anthropologie. Martha, you and I might have to team up one of these days…


Of course I only became aware of this fabulous cake by Bakery Bar after posting my Farmers’ Market board.

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Here is a board for Natalie, a Gatsby-esque wedding at a mansion on the banks of the Hudson River. And more purple, too! Even though she is having an evening ceremony and reception, Natalie wanted something that reflects a sort of laid-back elegance that evokes Henry James novels, with the colors lavender, cream, brown, and green.

Mood: relaxed elegance
Palette: lavender, cream, brown, green

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Top row from left: photo from Ariella Chezar, boutonnieres by Artfool, cupcakes from Brides, chairs by Ariella Chezar
Row 2: centerpiece by Loop Flowers, tables by Michaele Thunen, lilacs
Row 3: boutonierre from The Knot, photo by John & Joseph, bouquet by Artfool, photo by
Row 4: flowers by Artfool, calligraphy by Laura Hooper, dress from J. Crew, stamped favor bags from MS

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In case my citrus board the other day wasn’t enough vitamin C and sunshine for you, here’s another bright sunny board.

Mood: fresh sophistication
Palette: pale yellow, white

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Top row from left: fishbowl tulips, Jim Hjelm dress, photo by Belathee
Row 2: lemonade and tea from Fiore Designs
Row 3: stationery from MS, photo from Ariella Chezar, magnolia, cake from MS
Row 4: chair photo by Mandy Marie, ballroom from Corinthia Hotels, bouquet by Waterlily Pond

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Here was Sarah’s challenge: use red, green and white to evoke a summer country club wedding rather than Christmas. Here is my board for a wedding with those colors that is elegant, fun, and kid-friendly.

Mood: outgoing elegance
Palette: apple green, red, white

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Top row from left: seating cards and cake both from MS, apples from Junebug, programs by Fiore Designs, flowers by Ariella Chezar
Row 2: car decorations from The Green Vase, toys via Oh Joy!, bridesmaids photo by Mark Staff, invitation by Cheree Berry
Row 3: photo by Anna Kuperberg, dress from Nordstrom, cherry favors from MS

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