Sorry for the late post today! Now who didn’t want to run away to live in the Met after they read this book by E.L. Konigsburg? Okay, well I did. And what better inspiration for a wedding than a visit to one of the most incredible museums on the planet? For this board, I went with an elegant New York event, with mostly black and white elements, with some dabs of deep purple and grays.

Mood: elegant, tasteful
Palette: charcoal, white, aubergine

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Top row from left: black pearls, cake from Beaux Gateaux, Alberta Ferretti aubergine coat, hairstyle from The Knot
Row 2: the Met, Pronovias gown from Brides UK, thistle boutonniere from The Knot
Row 3: dahlia bouquet from MS, Prestat chocolates, suit from Brides UK
Row 4: Maybelle calligraphy, match barrel from Wedding Things, tuxedo bouquet from MS

Now, as for actually getting married at the Met, check this video out…definitely in the spirit of Claudia and Jamie Kincaid hiding away in the museum.

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If you could convince your honey to go with a tea party wedding, then congratulations for you! I can’t imagine that would fly in my life, so I went with a bridal shower inspiration board instead. You know, the sort of tea party Hunter S. Thompson might attend? This is Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland after all. Tarts, tea, hats, croquet and a dress by Betsey Johnson, because she’d be there, too. I couldn’t find any examples, but I would also make sure everything edible/drinkable had a tag on it that said “Eat Me” or “Drink Me.”

Mood: zany, colorful
Palette: indiscriminate

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Top row from left: photo from Plum Party, white rabbit illustration, wedding hat, croquet set via Faye and Greer
Row 2: Betsey Johnson dress, Pink of Perfection linzer tarts, checkerboard floor from Brides, orchids from MS
Row 3: mismatched plates via Pretty Little Things, teapot from Alice’s Tea Cup, card by Austin Press
Row 4: whimsical beach party, invitation by Bird and Banner, tea tin centerpieces from MS

If you like this, you should definitely have a look-see at this incredible birthday party photographed by Jessica Claire.

Update! Take a look at this gorgeous deck of cards by Green Chair Press. Possible invite or favor inspiration…

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Hi folks! I’m posting Monday’s board a little early, because I have so much to do tomorrow… This week, all of my boards have been inspired by children’s books, and today it’s The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett. I loved this book (and the movie) as a kid, and after reading it, I would walk around parks and past houses with high hedges and imagine that somewhere there was a secret garden. I thought a garden wedding inspired by it would be just lovely. Something beautifully overgrown and romantic, with pale greens and pastels.

Mood: magical, intimate
Palette: celery, lilac

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Top row from left: centerpiece by Ariella Chezar, antique key, lavender seating cards from MS, photo from Rebecca Thuss
Row 2: cupcakes by Le Cupcake, photo from Brides, invitation by Bird and Banner, centerpiece by Ariella Chezar
Row 3: potted place card from MS, photo from Hume Seeds, Vera Wang dress via Brides, secret garden door
Row 4: photo from Ariella Chezar, ivy cascade from MS, rings by Hannah Clark, “crottin” cakes from MS

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If you’re going to get married in Vegas, you’ve got to have bold colors and a whole lot of sass. And what’s sassier than turquoise and red together – so unexpected and vivid enough to stand up to the glitz and lights of Sin City. Some silver elements would probably work well here too, to reflect the cake topper. Maybe this purse from J. Crew?

Mood: bold and sassy
Palette: turquoise, red

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Top row from left: photo from Brides, red dice, Vespa bride via Black Eiffel, giant map invitation by Omnivore via Brooklyn Bride
Row 2: Welcome to Fabulous Las Vegas, photo from Junebug Weddings, Jackpot cake by Lovin’ Sullivan, turquoise shoes
Row 3: aquamarine ring from Gray’s Antique Markets, flowers by Ariella Chezar, Blue Fin cocktail, Janey dress from J. Crew, photo booth save-the-date by Bird and Banner

If you like this color combination, you should also check out Martha’s take on it here.

Update! For more game inspiration, take a look at this post over at Toast and Tables.
Update! If you dig this color palette, see more like it over at Lucky Me!

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There are so many ways to do a beach wedding, but I was totally inspired by Kylie Lambert’s shipwreck photo. It adds a different element to the natural beauty of the beach and the ocean. So often it seems that beach weddings go the route of bright tropical colors, as a way of reflecting an exotic location. I decided to stick with an understated palette, to let the natural surroundings shine through.

Mood: breezy and barefoot
Palette: sand, shades of white, with touches of pastel

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Top row from left: photo from Paul Johnson, hand-lettered menu from Crystal Kluge, J. Crew Celeste Ramie dress, shipwreck coin pendants, seashell seating cards from Rebecca Thuss
Row 2: pearl cake, sea urchin votives from Beach Dwelling, photo from The Knot, cowry shell brooch
Row 3: white bouquet, oysters, and coral centerpiece all from MS; hairstyle from The Knot, invitation from Bottle Me A Message
Row 4: bamboo poles and starfish decoration from The Knot, photo from Cig Harvey, photo from Kylie Lambert

Also check out this post from Faye and Greer featuring another fabulous “sunken ship” invitation.

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