First off, I love all of the responses we’ve been getting for the ban.do giveaway – some of them even include some fabulous haiku! If you haven’t already, you have until Friday at midnight to enter. Also, don’t forget the great discounts available this month: 10% off at Theme Fragrance and 25% off at Sonya Renee!

And onto today’s board… How amazing is that photo of the blue bench in such a clean white room? That image was the inspiration behind this rich blue and crisp white wedding board. So often, this color combination is used for a nautical themed wedding or party, but here I wanted to go more for the classic look of blue and white patterned china. I think this look would work well for a wedding in winter, spring or summer…

Mood: classic, preppy
Palette: royal blue, chalk white

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Top row from left: blue and white interior, white flowers, white suit and blue tie from The Sartorialist, white chocolates from Martha Stewart Weddings
Row 2: photo by Mantas Wright, lined envelope from Mr. Boddington’s Studio
Row 3: floating peonies from Always A Bridesmaid, dress from J.Crew, cake and bouquet both from Martha Stewart Weddings, ice cream and blueberries
Row 4: menu from Brides, boutonniere by Bon Bon Oiseau, Fontaine dress from J.Crew, china cups from Matthew Mead Style

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I love the earthy colors in this warm Tex-Mex inspired wedding board. Tamales, mariachi, and dancing under strings of papeles picados sound like a party I’d like to attend! Don’t you think this would also make for a really fun rehearsal dinner party?

Mood: warm, festive
Palette: marigold, burgundy, tan

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Top row from left: cake from Yvonne Floral, mariachi photo from Oh How Charming!, bouquet photo from Brides, mantilla photo via Absolutely Beautiful Things
Row 2: church photo by Elizabeth Messina via The Bride’s Cafe, Otomi-inspired invitation by Ceci New York, pineapple mango rum from Martha Stewart, fan photo by Jonathan Canlas
Row 3: plates photo by Jen Siska, bouquets by Set the Mood Floral, photo by Jonathan Canlas
Row 4: photo by Fred Egan, tamales, door photo via Elizabeth Anne Designs

Update! This packaging fits in perfectly with this wedding board.

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I’ve loved this wedding ever since I first saw a few details from it in the Winter 2006 issue of Martha Stewart Weddings. I’ve seen a few more photos from it here and there, and I’m sure many of you have too, but I thought it would be fun to get it all in one place for a Snippet & Ink feature. The bride, Lisa Wong, is the creative talent behind Good On Paper Design, so it’s no surprise that her wedding is full of charming details, all of which were captured by the equally talented Lisa Lefkowitz.

The couple’s Boston Terrier, Pixel, was their ring bearer. 

The ceremony took place at the Acqua Hotel in Mill Valley, overlooking Richardson Bay. 

Lisa designed and printed all of the wedding stationery. The invitations were accompanied by a booklet explaining the story of how Lisa and Nick met: After seeing each other on BART for about two months, Lisa left a note on Nick’s car that said “You’re a cutie. Hi.” Nick responded with a note on Lisa’s windshield with his phone number, and their first phone call lasted four hours. They’ve been together ever since!

Birds were a central theme throughout the wedding, from the stationery to the cake.

In lieu of a guest book, guests were asked to write the couple well wishes on little blue note cards. Guests were also invited to enter a raffle to win items made by the couple. 

Instead of fondant, the passion fruit cake was decorated with white chocolate.

Thank you so much to Lisa and Nick for sharing this special day, and happy anniversary this month!

Photographer: Lisa Lefkowitz / Venue: Acqua Hotel in Mill Valley, California / Bride’s Dress: Monique Lhuillier / Bride’s Hair Pin:  K. Autumn / Flowers: Nancy Liu Chin Designs / Cake: Masse’s Pastries / Catering: Piazza D’Angelo / Rentals, Linens: Classic Party Rentals
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  • Bird Theme Wedding at the Acqua Hotel

    9 August 2008
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    I really love the pink lemonade photo, so that was the focus of this inspiration board. Only after I finished it did I realize that the palette is incredibly similar to this board that I posted last week… but I’m posting it anyway! I love the contrast of cold gray with warm coral and grapefruit shades of pink – it would work so well in early spring, or in a clean urban loft, or even in the dead of winter. And can you tell that I’m dying to try out Paulette Macarons (considering they’ve shown up in this board, and this one, and this one). Maybe one of these days they’ll start shipping them…

    Mood: flirty, modern
    Palette: grapefruit, coral, cement gray

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    Top row from left: pink lemonade via Housemartin, bird from The Knot, Luisa Beccaria dress and sorbets both from Martha Stewart Weddings
    Row 2: anemone arrangement by Saipua, invitation by Bird & Banner, ring pillow from Martha Stewart Weddings
    Row 3: bouquet photo by Billy Winters, macarons by Paulette Macarons, table from Hatch Creative Studio
    Row 4: Amsale dress from Martha Stewart Weddings, invitation by Ceci New York, modern cake from Martha Stewart Weddings, boutonnieres by Artfool, arrangement by Michaele Thunen

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    I always love a sweet yellow wedding inspiration board, and this one may be my favorite yet. I love this pale yellow, buttercream yellow. What do you think of the idea of watering a young tree together, in lieu of a unity candle? I think it’s such a sweet idea, and then you could plant the tree in the yard of your first home…

    Mood: sweet, light
    Palette: pale butter yellow, cream

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    Top row from left: yellow pom poms from Martha Stewart Crafts, cake from Martha Stewart Weddings, invitation via Oh Happy Day, photo by Anna Kuperberg
    Row 2: photo by Vue, bouquet by Loop Flowers, favor boxes from Michelle Rago (photo by Dasha Wright), piña coladas from Martha Stewart
    Row 3: invitation by Ceci New York, photo by Studio Nouveau via Junk Drawer via Lucky Me!, roses from Carolyne Roehm
    Row 4: bouquet from Martha Stewart Weddings, lemon macarons by Paulette Macarons, photo by Jonathan Canlas, ring by Sarah Perlis, cake via Armelle

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