Since it doesn’t look like I’ll be flying out of the Bay Area any time soon (can we talk about the overturned semis, closed bridges, and crashing debris?), I thought I’d post a board. This is for my sweet friend Michelle who is marrying my other sweet friend Michael in a southern wedding early this summer. I like Michelle’s choice of colors – ivory, olivey green, and coral. I tried to put together a board that is classic and incorporates Southern elements like magnolia flowers and sweet tea.

Mood: classic Southern style
Palette: green, coral, white

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Top row from left: photo by Elizabeth Messina, bouquet from MS, garland by Ariella Chezar, photo by Elizabeth Messina, cake photo by Katie Moos
Row 2: photo by Mark Staff, photo from Jupiter Images, photo by Lisa Leigh
Row 3: photo by Victoria Pearson, sweet tea from Lisa Lefkowitz, necklace by The Lola Collection
Row 4: menu from MS, bouquet by Ariella Chezar, invitation by Ceci NY, mason jars from MS, photo from John and Joseph

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If the Barbie Dream House had a garden, this is what a wedding there might look like. I am loving the reclining bride and the pink sugar cupcake.

Mood: sweet, sweet, sweet
Palette: bubblegum pink, white

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Top row from left: calligraphy by Laura Hooper, rose petals from Anna Kuperberg, cupcake, bouquet from Jose Villa, flowergirl dresses from Lisa Leigh
Row 2: envelopes by Bird & Banner, flowers from Getty Images, photo via Elizabeth Anne Designs, shawls
Row 3: boutonniere from Brides, tent and lanterns via Style Me Pretty
Row 4: bridesmaid dress from In Style Weddings

…later today, the top 10 boards of 2007 and the winner of the giveaway!

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I cannot get over the gorgeous centerpiece by Michaele Thunen (by far one of the most talented people that I know) that really is the central element in this board. And how wonderful would it be to have lemon pies and blackberry tarts in lieu of the traditional wedding cake.

Mood: elegant countryside
Palette: yellow, purple, greens

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Top row from left: blackberry tart from MS, flowers by Ariella Chezar, favor boxes from MS, dress by Reem Acra
Row 2: Outdoor Art Club via Here Comes the Guide, veil by Trenique, centerpiece by Michaele Thunen
Row 3: lemon tart from MS, dress by J. Crew, bouquet by Petal’s Edge
Row 4: stationery by Brown Sugar Design, tie from Luxury Ties, Laura Novak photo via Classic Bride

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I was lucky enough to have breakfast with all of my girlfriends from high school over the holidays, and my dear Kathleen wanted me to make a board for her (just for fun, of course!). For her, I imagine a wedding that blends classic preppy style with a little Miami flair.

Mood: vibrant, preppy
Palette: pink, white, navy

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Top row from left: photo via Etsy Wedding, flowers via Jose Villa, tie and boutonniere from The Knot, cake by April Reed
Row 2: card by Linea Carta, photo by Jose Villa, photo via Classic Bride, flowers by Ariella Chezar
Row 3: Nancy Liu Chin flowers via Weddingbee, dress by Coren Moore, photo by Mark Staff

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Happy New Year all! I can’t believe it’s already 2008, with a whole new year of inspiration ahead of us. Here’s one to kick things off…

Mood: light, airy
Palette: peach, pale yellow, champagne

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Top row from left: photo by Mark Staff, invitation by Ceci NY, sorbet, bouquet and cake all MS
Row 2: stacked favors from MS, photo from Fete NY, Ristarose dress from MS, flowers via Faye and Greer
Row 3: photo by Mel Barlow, bouquet from MS, dress via Simply Beauty, save-the-date by Ceci NY, necklace by Abaloria

Don’t forget to leave a comment on one of my “Favorites” posts, naming your three favorite boards of 2007, to enter the giveaway. The top 10 boards and the winner of the giveaway will be announced on Friday.

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