I had a feminine vanity in mind when putting this inspiration board together. White, blush and gold, with sweet retro touches – perfect for a winter or spring wedding, or a darling bridal shower. A reception of dessert and champagne (in saucers of course), or afternoon tea, punch and cake, or a Sunday brunch, any of these would work beautifully in this setting and with this palette.

Mood: retro glamour
Palette: blush, vintage gold, white

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Top row from left: balloons and cake both from Martha Stewart Weddings, perfume bottle, tiara from French General via Cafe Cartolina
Row 2: seating card flowers photo by Tec Petaja, stationery from Martha Stewart Weddings, benches photo by Marie Labbancz
Row 3: headband from Brides, mixed china from Martha Stewart Weddings, vintage dress via VintageGlam, bouquet by Poppy’s Petalworks
Row 4: champagne photo by Joel Flory, bridesmaids from Brides, Michelle Rago boutonnieres photo by Dasha Wright, car photo by Lisa Lefkowitz

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This wedding board was inspired by those incredible yellow-gold shoes from J.Crew with the guinea feathers. I can’t get over the color, the style – I love them! These colors would work equally well for a late fall or winter wedding, and though I went with a more vintage look here, I imagine you could go modern with this palette if you wanted to.

Mood: warm, vintage luxury
Palette: marigold, espresso

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Top row from left: Twigs & Honey boutonniere photo by Tim Will via Once Wed, typewriter “guest book” from 13 Creative, bouquet and cake both from Martha Stewart Weddings
Row 2: Babette shoes from J.Crew via Oh So RB, reception space by Jo Gartin, ruffles via Oh Happy Day, invitation by Hello! Lucky
Row 3: cosmos bouquet photo by Anna Kuperberg, bud vase photo by Anna Williams, invitation by Ceci New York, cocktails from Martha Stewart Weddings

Row 4: vintage car photo by DuHon Photography from Wish Special Events, yellow dress by Vera Wang, Erin Cole veil photo by Leigh Miller
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I’ve had this inspiration board tucked away for awhile, and thought why not bring it out today! This palette is somehow classic and whimsical at the same time. Most of these are images I’ve used before, but together I think they make for a new look. Maybe a nice play on colors for a July 4th wedding? Or a bright palette for spring?

Mood: cheery, sweet
Palette: poppy red, pale pink, royal blue, pale blue, cream

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Top row from left: bunting from Country Living, teacup centerpiece from Domino, bowtie photo by Jessica Claire
Row 2: vintage ledger paper from Alpenhimmel, bouquets by Ariella Chezar, drinks photo by Amanda Kraft, cake from Martha Stewart Weddings
Row 3: blueberry tart from Martha Stewart, invitation by Paper+Cup for Minted, parasol from Rebecca Thuss, ice cream cups via Brooklyn Bride
Row 4: cherry favors from Martha Stewart Weddings, ribbon-waisted dress via This is Glamorous, escort cards via Charleston Weddings, boutonniere photo by Suzy Clement

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I love the juxtaposition of urban and garden that seem to exist in Diana and Osman’s beautiful wedding, sent to me by the talented Karen Wise. The Foundry in Long Island City was the perfect venue for this intimate wedding with only 80 guests – Diana works in the construction industry, so the industrial feeling of The Foundry seemed appropriate.

Diana wore a dress by Jim Hjelm.

The flowers were designed by Jorge at Celebrate Flowers in Chelsea, 212-736-2102.

Cherry blossoms were in season for this May wedding, and they made quite an appearance at the ceremony site.

A votive-lined wall gives the space a warm glow.

Osman chose each wine and champagne himself, and supplied them from his wine bar, Turks & Frogs.

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Ottoman replica lanterns – that Osman sells in his antique shop turned wine bar – were installed around the mezzanine over the dance floor. They were fitted with flickering electric lights to resemble a candle flame. As a nod to Osman’s background, a band played traditional Turkish music during the cocktail hour.

A fire pit was set up outdoors after the sun went down.

Diana’s good friend comes from a long line of Neapolitan bakers, and he owns Francesco’s Bakery in Hicksville (516-931-6821), and supplied delicious cakes and Italian pastries. The vanilla wedding cake was filled with chocolate mousse and strawberries.

Congratulations Diana and Osman! And thank you so much to Karen Wise for sharing these beautiful photos – be sure to check out her beautiful new website (just launched this week).

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