Mood: simple beach prep
Palette: preppy red, seashell white

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Row 1:  red striped sweater from Chance Co. / framed lobster print from Williams-Sonoma / short-sleeved wedding dress, photo by Amelia Lyon  //  Row 2:  glass water bottle with table number tag by U+U Design / bouquet with Sally Holmes roses by Flowerwild, photo by Jose Villa / dipped baskets from Wisteria, similar craft from Martha Stewart / simple three-tiered-wedding cake with red stripes from Real Simple  //  Row 3:  sand and seashell centerpiece from Martha Stewart Weddings / ice cream cones with striped paper wrap styled by Erin Quon, via Santa Barbara Chic / playful map wedding invitation by Ello There


I’m such a fan of stripes, and they’re a perfectly preppy pattern to include in a wedding day design. Here, a mostly neutral background is accented with pops of red in the form of striped papers and perhaps a striped table runner. A silkscreened map invitation sets the tone for a low-key destination wedding – perfect for summer, I think! Though this invitation suite would work beautifully, too, for the wedding I’ve imagined here. Glass bowls and jars filled with sand and seashells make for beach-appropriate DIY decor, and ice cream cones add to the playful summer vibe.


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  1. Caribbean Wedding events

    Oh yes…the red stripes make a great statement for any wedding…especially beachy weddings. Thanks for the share, Kate!

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  2. Nikki

    I LOVE the dress in the third picture. Anyone know who designs it?

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  3. My Love Wedding Ring

    Stripes always look so fresh and fabulous, what a brilliant selection of images!

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  4. Plum Pretty Sugar Loungerie

    Love, love this post (and stripes!)! Perfect for summer!!!


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  5. Kendall Hoover

    Love love love the stripes!! Found this via pinterest — keep writing!
    When your blog has attracted too many followers to pretend it doesn’t matter because no one’s going to see it.

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  6. Kristina

    I also would LOVE to know who designed the third photo dress. The link to Amelia Lyons site isn’t directly linked to the photo, so I couldn’t find it there!

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    • Hannah

      The dress was designed by Heidi, the bride. She’s a friend of mine. The lady who made it, Melissa Blackburn, lives in Utah. Isn’t it beautiful? She used J. Crew jewelry (and similar pieces and styles, but mostly from J. Crew) to make the neck decor.

  7. Moss + Isaac

    LOVE the stripes!! Perfect for a summer beach wedding!

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  8. Courtney

    This is one of my favorite boards that you’ve done Kathryn! Love it!

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  9. Jessica

    This is a great post! Very inspirational. LOVE the stripes!
    Photography and Videography in Ohio

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  10. Kelly

    I just got married in May! My wedding was red and white. The stripped fabric in the picture, was actually the pabric I used as my table runners :) The colors turned out great together :)

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