Seven of my favorite cakes pulled from 2007 inspiration boards…

Favorite cake with flowers, originally posted in Board #3: Pretty in Pink, 9/4.

Favorite cake in white, originally posted in Board #6: Rock Star Nobility, 9/5.

Favorite cake with fruit, originally posted in Board #21: Homespun Charm, 10/1.

Favorite cake topper, originally posted in Board #22: Sweetness and Light, 10/1.

Favorite cake with color, originally posted in Board #47: Nordic Winter, 10/25.

Favorite cake with greens, originally posted in 12 Days of Christmas #3, 11/28.

 

See all of my favorites right here.

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This board is in shades of white, tinged with the softest, lightest, barely-there colors. Inspired by these flowers found via Style Me Pretty, I pulled together other softly lit images, for what may be one of my favorite boards yet.

Mood: soft, timeless elegance
Palette: shades of white

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Top row from left: veil from Junebug, flowers via Style Me Pretty, ring pillow from MS, cake photo by Anna Kuperberg
Row 2: peony and lemonade both from MS, Romona Keveza dress from Brides
Row 3: photo by Anna Kuperberg, rocking chair photo and church photo both by Mark Staff
Row 4: typewriter key seating tags from MS, calligraphy by Bernard Maisner, flowers from Petal’s Edge

Well friends, this is my last board for 2007! I hope you have enjoyed seeing them as much as I have enjoyed making them, and new boards will be back in 2008. Thank you all for your support and sweet comments. Do check back in after Christmas, though, for a little year-in-review.

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I’ve had this one floating around for awhile. Just a few whimsical images for a fairy tale wedding.

Mood: ethereal whimsy
Palette: soft pastels

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Top row from left: calligraphy by Maybelle, Ben de Lisi dress from Brides UK, image via House Martin, cake from Wiggy Flowers
Row 2: butterfly dress from Brides, photo by Anna Kuperberg, hanging votives
Row 3: potted orchids from MS, cupcakes from Matthew Mead, bouquet from MS, invitation by Bird and Banner

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There are so many fun venues for weddings! Casey is having her reception at the Blackhawk Automotive Museum – talk about a conversation starter for your guests. Casey wants to have an elegant wedding that has some fun flair and isn’t stuffy, and she talked about using yellow and red. For this board I used mostly yellow and white, with some pops of red (I think too much red would be overly dramatic, and with the yellow could look a little circus-y), and some black accents to reflect the almost entirely black room. While I wouldn’t go all out with a car theme, I do think it’s fun to play with the venue by giving miniature die-cast cars as favors, having a different model car at each table, and putting together a trivia/quiz card with questions about cars mixed in with questions about the bride and groom. I’m not sure if this board is exactly what Casey had in mind, but I hope it provides some ideas.

Mood: fun flair
Palette: yellow, with hints of red and black


Top row from left: flowers by Ariella Chezar, tie from Luxury Ties, red lipstick, cake via With This Ring
Row 2: calligraphy by Laura Hooper, Justine Ungaro photo via The Bride’s Cafe, centerpiece from MS, photo from Anna Kuperberg
Row 3: car from Model Cars, dresses via Style Me Pretty, bouquet from Anna Kuperberg
Row 4: shoes via Earth Friendly Weddings, stationery from MS, Matchbox cars, flowers from Fresh Studio

Update! Check out this beautifully dramatic cake via Lucky Me!

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And by green, I mean as environmentally friendly as possible. This was the challenge Tanya posed to me in her email. She is getting married in a gorgeous venue, which makes for an easier task in terms of decorations, and the fewer decorations, the less impact you’re making on the environment. For centerpieces, it’s hard for me to move beyond flowers. To keep it green, the flowers are living potted plants that double as guest favors. I also think a bowl or tall glass vase of green apples would make for a dramatic visual (other non-floral ideas include: a variety of breadsticks, a stack of favors, or individual cakes for every table). Bridesmaids and groomsmen should wear something they will wear again (I think a skirt and blouse for bridesmaids is a nice change, and more versatile), and wedding dresses can be used or vintage. For a bridal bouquet, something that is really a sculpture made of paper can become a keepsake piece of art (this one is from Jude Miller, and Anandamayi Arnold can make incredible ones as well). And, of course, online save-the-dates and recycled paper invitations are a must.

Mood: conscientious beauty
Palette: green, pale yellow, white

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Top row from left: centerpiece and punch both from MS, photo via {frolic}, button boutonniere from MS
Row 2: recycled paper invitation by Invite Site, Denver Botanic Gardens, paper flower sculpture by Jude Miller
Row 3: suit from Dann Online, princess cake from iVillage, small flower pots from MS, dress from Vintageous, apples via Junebug

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