I’m sure by now you all know how much I love a green and white inspiration board. For this wedding, I imagine a cool couple with modern style and a playful side. The cake stands, invitations, and bird cage (for holding notes from guests) incorporate a bird motif without going overboard. Wouldn’t this make a beautiful and refreshing spring or summer wedding?

Mood: modern, playful
Palette: crisp white, lime green

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Top row from left: urban loft venue, bird cake stands by Whitney Smith (purchase here) via Modern Vintage Design, bird invitation by Austin Press
Row 2: green nectarines via Matt Bites, coconut sandwich cookies via Sweet Paul, point d’esprit veil from In Style
Row 3: place setting by Isari Flower Studio, calligraphy by Linea Carta, Etro suit via East Side Bride, bouquet from Martha Stewart Weddings
Row 4: ring pillow by Anna Whitford, dress by Jenny Yoo, lime sorbet via Whisk, birdcages via Mteriors

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I can’t believe this is my 200th inspiration board! Snippet & Ink started as a fun way for me to fill extra time, and has recently turned into a full-time job. Thank you for that, readers! There is no way that I would have continued to blog if not for your encouraging comments and thoughtful emails. I can’t always respond to everything, but please know how much your words mean to me. Check back in later today for a 200th-Post-Thank-You Giveaway, sponsored by Zinke Design

Mood: intimate, rustic
Palette: brown, green, purple

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Top row from left: photo by Aaron Delesie, arrangement by Artfool, table from Oh How Charming!
Row 2: arrangement by Ariella Chezar, car from Brides, White Rose dress from Brides UK, calligraphy by May Belle
Row 3: pear favors from Martha Stewart Weddings, bouquet photo by Roper Photo, votives from Cox & Cox, table number from Alison Events
Row 4: cake from Sharla Flock, boutonnieres by Artfool, embroidered napkins photo by Mulberry Photo, bouquet from Rebecca Thuss

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I think this inspiration board would work for a destination wedding in Mexico (clearly), or even a wedding or rehearsal dinner at a Mexican restaurant or with a Mexican theme. It could even be translated into a non-wedding party! I love bright, bold colors, and I think that a mostly warm palette makes perfect sense, but here I balanced it with white and an unexpected pale turquoise. Miniature pi├▒atas would be a fun favor, at the kids’ table or for everyone. And this save-the-date by Bird and Banner would definitely set the tone for a fun, Mexican-themed wedding.

Mood: sassy fun
Palette: yellow, red, pale turquoise

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Top row from left: fish tacos from Blueprint, photo by Lisa Lefkowitz, papeles picados decor by Ariella Chezar via {frolic} (photo by Dasha Wright), bouquet from Martha Stewart Weddings
Row 2: invitation by Saturate Design, chili dusted mango wedges from Martha Stewart, photo from The Knot, beer photo from Pacific Weddings
Row 3: cocktail from Matthew Mead Style, tissue flower from In Style via Jacaranda Home, photo from Brides UK, cake topper via Santa Barbara Wedding
Row 4: parasols from Brides, centerpiece from Todd Events, cake by Bakery Bar, photo by Vallentyne

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Since the Kentucky Derby is tomorrow, I thought it would be fitting to post a wedding inspiration board with that theme. It wouldn’t be a Kentucky Derby wedding without mint juleps, bluegrass, roses and horseshoes. Let the men wear seersucker and the ladies wear fabulous hats, and make sure to send your guests home with a miniature version of Derby pie. If you want to hold your wedding on the actual day of the Kentucky Derby, it might be fun to have cards at each seat for guests to “bet” on which horse will win.

Mood: charming Southern fun
Palette: red, blue, white

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Top row from left: horses, cake from Wedding Style Guide, bluegrass band, cake topper by d.Sharp via Black Eiffel
Row 2: roses from Laurie Arons, dress photo by Rodney Smith via Black Eiffel, mint juleps via Brown Turtleneck Sweater, horseshoe pin from Eclecticla
Row 3: miniature pies from Martha Stewart Weddings, seersucker suit via The Budget Fashionista, tent photo by Liz Banfield, bouquet by Artfool
Row 4: photo by Liz Banfield, horseshoe save-the-date by Darling Events via Style Me Pretty, chair garlands from In Style, hat photo from Martha Stewart Weddings

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More than any other colors, pale blue and yellow make me think of spring, especially early spring. This board probably would have been perfect closer to Easter, but I so wanted to make an inspiration board using the beautiful Italian cotton ribbons from Angela Liguori!

Mood: soft light, sweet spring
Palette: pale blue, pale yellow, white

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Top row from left: peony nests via Toast and Tables, rain or shine umbrellas from Soiree Charleston, photo by Ann Hamilton via The Bride’s Cafe
Row 2: floral headband by Twigs & Honey, Italian cotton ribbons from Angela Liguori, Alan Hannah dress from Brides UK, hydrangea bouquet from Martha Stewart Weddings
Row 3: egg arrangement from Martha Stewart, photo from Brides, balloon decorations from Martha Stewart Weddings, boutonniere photo by Lisa Lefkowitz from The Knot
Row 4: photo via {frolic}, monogrammed cookies from Martha Stewart Weddings, cake by Trophy Cupcakes, telegram card from 16 Sparrows

Update! How sweet is this photo by Cameron Browne – and the colors match this board exactly!

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