I am finding that I really only like red in very small doses, such as in this board. It’s such a dominant, powerful color that a little goes a long way (I mean, there’s not much red here, but see how different this board is from the all-white one I posted yesterday?). Those balloons with the number tags, from the wedding of the associate style editor for Martha Stewart Weddings, are one of my favorite examples of a non-floral centerpiece. So simple yet so dramatic. Bakers’ twine and seersucker were the inspirations for that wedding, and I tried to continue that look here. I could easily see this as a summer beachfront event where all the guests wear white or seersucker…

Mood: neat, preppy
Palette: white, minimal red

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Top row from left: white flowers, invitation by Mr. Boddington, lemonade from Martha Stewart, J.Crew dress from Brides
Row 2: balloons photo via Brooklyn Bride, bakery box from Bliss Weddings Market
Row 3: tulips from Taste
Row 4: photo by Liz Banfield, photo by M. Polss, photo via Book By Its Cover, tie from Rebecca Thuss

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Raise your hand if you’d rather be in Hawai’i than somewhere with a low of -10 degrees? Me too!

Pineapples are a symbol of hospitality, so they are a perfect element to include in your wedding. Some other fun ideas for a Hawai’ian wedding might be to serve Hawai’ian potato chips in parchment cones, have important people wear leis instead of boutonnieres or corsages, and involve hula dancing in some way (either provide a lesson for your guests, or have a group of dancers come in to perform).

Mood: hospitable, easy-going, tropical elegance
Palette: yellow, green, orange

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Top row from left: tropical punch from Brides, invitation by Ceci NY, photo by Whitebox Weddings, flowers from Destination Wedding Style, photo by Dave Robbins
Row 2: photo by Whitebox Weddings, cake from MS, photo from Beth Helmstetter, pineapple flowers from MS, lei from Brides
Row 3: photo by John & Joseph, bouquet by Artfool, baby pineapple
Row 4: seating cards from Destination Wedding Style, ring pillow from Rebecca Thuss

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I know that Classic Bride is planning an elegant, all-white wedding, so I thought I put an elegant, all-white board together. I haven’t made one like this in awhile, and I’m not sure I’ve ever made one that wasn’t blatantly winter-themed.

Mood: pristine elegance
Palette: white

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Top row from left: cake from MS, napkin tag from Artfool, bouquet from MS, petits fours from Michelle Rago (photo by Dasha Wright)
Row 2: orchids from Always A Bridesmaid, hairstyle from Red Ribbon Studio, candy bar from Rebecca Thuss, white tulips from Taste
Row 3: pearls from The Green Vase, centerpiece by Mathew Dickinson, shoes from Brides, photo from Beth Helmstetter

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Several bloggers have posted recently about Anthropologie’s new palette for spring, and I thought it would be fun to do a board based on such fun pops of color. Using Nicole’s post as a starting point, here’s the board I came up with:

Mood: bright-eyed and bushy-tailed
Palette: bright yellow, orange, blue, and some hints of green

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Top row from left: ring pillows from Rebecca Thuss, photo by Jessica Claire, photo by Gertrude & Mabel, Ali’s braid photo via Oh Happy Day
Row 2: Martine’s cake from Brides, flowers by Ariella Chezar, invitation by Cheree Berry, dress from Thread
Row 3: toy favors from Mary Mix Events, jam favor and dress both from Junebug
Row 4: photo by Grazier Photography, lollipops from MS, shoes photo by Dasha Wright

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Weird title, I know. But the photo from Rebecca Thuss’ portfolio (the large one in the corner) is so beautiful, and I love the sort of aged wallpaper behind the bride, and that was the main inspiration behind this board. And I know I just used that bouquet by Ariella Chezar, but it worked so well in this board! Also, I’m so sorry about posting so late in the day lately – I’ll try to get it together to post earlier in the morning…

Mood: antiqued low-country elegance
Palette: pale green and pink, white

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Top row from left: dress, cake and seating cards all from Rebecca Thuss, photo from Town & Country
Row 2: photos both by Liz Banfield
Row 3: invitation by Cheree Berry, bouquet and flowergirl both from MS, bouquet by Ariella Chezar
Row 4: photo by Elizabeth Messina, cake from MS, photo by Mark Staff, guest boutonnieres from MS

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