I knew when I saw this bouquet by Ariella Chezar in an issue of Well Wed that I had to include it in an inspiration board – some kind of secret garden, that bursts into color and life as soon as you discover it behind a hidden garden gate. And I would make sure that there was a swing like this, with ribbons tied to it echoing those tied to the bouquet. The palette and venue make this a flexible enough wedding to work in spring, summer or fall (personally, I’m dreaming of spring these days…). And though it could certainly be applied to a larger wedding, I’m thinking of a more intimate party in a special little walled garden.

Mood: vibrant, secret garden
Palette: satsuma orange, sweet peach, garden green

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Top row from left: bouquet by Ariella Chezar from Well Wed, photo by Meg Smith from Martha Stewart Weddings, cherry lemonade from Martha Stewart, arrangement by Michaele Thunen
Row 2: nasturtium centerpiece from Well Wed, garden table and chairs via Desire to Inspire
Row 3: photo via Moodboard, garden gate from Artfool, blood orange cheesecake from Martha Stewart, flower girls photo by Laura Negri, dahlia centerpiece by Ariella Chezar
Row 4: invitation by Ceci New York, votives from Cox & Cox, Ariella Chezar bouquet photo by Meg Smith, seating cards by Linda & Harriett

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I love this color of pink – like the inside of a nautilus. Accented with black, it’s a little bit sexy, and with details like black millinery net and vintage paper cake decorations it’s sweet and whimsical. I imagine this wedding would take place in a whimsical and romantic city, like Paris or maybe New Orleans…

Mood: sexy, whimsically romantic
Palette: shell pink, sleek black

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Top row from left: photo from Martha Stewart Weddings via Knottie LJ Kaucher, perfume via The Dieline, photo via coco+kelley, chandelier via Moodboard
Row 2: love sparklers via {a glamorous little side project}, invitation by Ice Cream Social
Row 3: ballerina with camera via We Heart It, cake topper by d.sharp via Black Eiffel, photo by Whitebox Weddings, pink flowers
Row 4: photo via ffffound, bouquet by Artfool, bride and groom from Brides, peach and blackberry sangria from Martha Stewart Weddings

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Barely-there pink often comes across as saccharine and girlish, but when paired with almost-black, ink blue it is moody and mysteriously romantic. This wedding board was largely inspired by Kari Herer’s gorgeous photo of peonies – if you haven’t seen her work, you must stop by her Etsy store – and the photo of blackberries and figs echo the colors perfectly. I’d love to see a bedroom based on this palette…

Mood: moody, romantic
Palette: inky midnight blue, soft pale pink

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Top row from left: peony photo by Kari Herer via Housemartin, table via Absolutely Beautiful Things, miniature ice cream cones from Martha Stewart Weddings
Row 2: ballerina, piano photo via We Heart It
Row 3: dress via Girl Meets NYC, cake from Martha Stewart Weddings, calligraphy by Jane Farr, flowers by Saipua
Row 4: dressing table from House & Garden, Chanel dress via Oh Joy, figs and blackberries photo by Thayer Allyson Gowdy

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I probably could have posted this photo by Ellen Von Unwerth on its own to provide you with inspiration today, but I couldn’t resist a wedding board based on Carolina Herrera’s “ladylike linen top and buttery silk faille and tulle skirt” (Vogue’s description).

Mood: lush, colonial Caribbean
Palette: yellow, ivory, black, tropical green

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Top row from left: skirt and top by Carolina Herrera, French 75 cocktail photo by Jennifer Martine, cattleya orchid cake from Martha Stewart Weddings, lemons and melons
Row 2: invitation by Bird & Banner, Ariella Chezar bouquet photo by Meg Smith, bowl of lemons photo by Jose Villa
Row 3: roses and figs from Brides, photo via Cote de Texas, Acqua di Parma, cigars from Oh How Charming!
Row 4: plantation house, calligraphy by Bernard Maisner, centerpiece from Martha Stewart Weddings, staircase via Belle Maison

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