This board is especially for my dear friend Elizabeth! She sent me a photo of the “Farewell Celebration” poster and the yellow J. Crew shoes as initial inspiration, and requested something “quirky” in neutral tones with pops of color. I know Elizabeth adores music (and musicians…), so I also added a musical element. I kept seeing things that I thought Elizabeth would like, so this turned out to be my biggest board yet – it may not even qualify as an inspiration board. More of an event outline! Either way, I hope you enjoy it! What do you think edubs? (Check out Elizabeth’s blog, brown paper & grey linen.)

Mood: quirky vintage
Palette: beige, mustard, vermillion, with hints of kelly green

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Top row from left: suit from The Knot, bouquet from The Green Vase, cupcake from MS, picnic via {frolic}, Busy Beaver buttons via Brooklyn Bride, Leigh Miller photo via enjoy:{the blog}
Row 2: photo from Cig Harvey, letterpress card from typehigh, kissing tree, farewell poster, yellow cardigan photo via {frolic}, novelty favor via Oh Happy Day
Row 3: photo from Anna Kuperberg, shoes from J. Crew, photo from What Junebug Loves!, sweater vest photo via {frolic}, stitched invitation from Bird and Banner
Row 4: photo booth guest journal via martawrites, cake from Vanilla Bakeshop, harmonica, Yay flags via Wedding Bee, Jones Orange & Cream soda, canoes from Michelle Rago (photo by Dasha Wright)

While I didn’t pull any images from it, I definitely had Lena Corwin’s fabulous wedding in mind while putting this board together. If you haven’t seen it already (it was featured in the Spring 2006 issue of Martha Stewart Weddings) you should definitely take a look.

Update! How perfect are these invitations via Brooklyn Bride? They really fit the look of the poster Elizabeth sent me originally.

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There is something fun about combining stuffy blue blood and irreverent rock star for a wedding I could/would never have. But they’re such gorgeously opulent elements…

Palette: hot pink, sapphire blue, ivory
Mood: lavish

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Top row, from left: Dita von Teese from Vogue via Social Design, bouquet from MS, calligraphy from Laura Hooper
Row 2: Antoinette flatware from Gracious Style, Irish manor, Dutch still-life
Row 3: horse and carriage, Asscher cut engagement ring, pleated cake from Brides
Row 4: Le Bal Crillon, little attendants at Elizabeth Hurley’s wedding, vintage Rolls Royce

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Even though we’re still really in between seasons, with the hottest days of summer hopefully behind us and the rich colors of fall still ahead, I thought I’d go ahead and get really excited for fall anyway. At least in terms of visual inspiration, it may be my favorite season.

Palette: gold, orange, brown
Mood: refined rustic

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Top from left: dahlia boutonniere from The Knot, rusty truck, recycled correspondence from Bari Zaki, Burberry scarf
Row 2: miniature candied apples from Rebecca Thuss, autumn vineyard via Here Comes the Guide, rustic table from Matthew Mead, ribboned fence from Sillapere
Row 3: pear favors and Vera Wang gown from MS, Old St. Hilary’s church, Maybelle calligraphy and rusty key
Row 4: barn from Brides, double-sashed dress via flickr, croquembouche, fruit and flowers centerpiece from MS

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The train kept me up last night and has been going by all day, so I thought I’d put together a somewhat art deco-y train-inspired collage, including (of course) a train whistle favor.

Palette: rich browns, cream, black
Mood: luxurious, adventurous

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Top from left: vintage suitcases, train whistle toy, all aboard, train tracks
Row 2: luggage tags from Brides, train tracks kiss from Next Exit, Art Deco cap-style veil, vintage train poster
Row 3: photo from Next Exit, Sass & Bide dress via Bag Trends, bouquet from Artfool, vintage train ticket from eBay
Row 4: Carolina Herrera dress via Brooklyn Bride, train dining car, April Reed cake, three-piece suit via The Sartorialist

I also found this great shot on Brides via Faye and Greer. What is so romantic about trains and railroad tracks…?

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I would never say that pink is one of my favorite colors, and my instinct would be to avoid it, but it seems that for weddings, some amount of pink is almost inevitable. Besides, I think Isaac Mizrahi said that anyone who tells you he doesn’t like pink is lying. So, with this collage I give over completely to pink, for the ultimate flirty, ruffly, girly pink wedding. I could also see this making a great shower theme.

Palette: peach, raspberry, cream
Mood: flirty and elegant

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Top from left: apricot place card and ribbon curtain both from MS, bouquet and tables both from Ariella Chezar
Row 2: Tara Jones calligraphy, J. Crew Camilla dress, photo from Jessica Claire, J. Crew Genevieve dress
Row 3: cheese place card from MS, cootie catcher via The Bride’s Guide, Rolls Royce from Laura Novak, bouquet from MS
Row 4: cakes from MS, ice cream from The Knot, Sofia sparkling wine, Beltane Ranch via Here Comes the Guide

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