Today’s wedding board was inspired entirely by Silvana di Franco’s photo of the red folding bistro chairs. The simplicity, the muted colors. Like yesterday’s inspiration board, something about it feels like this early part of Spring – soft gray with glimpses of color. Used judiciously, red is one of my favorite colors. It has so many moods, from playful to sexy. Here, I think it’s both sophisticated and sweet. For this couple, I imagine a low-key luncheon with just a few perfect details – personalized menus, a single peony instead of a bouquet, a getaway bicycle – and just their closest friends and family.

Mood: perfectly simple, sweetly sophisticated
Palette: French red, white linen, stone

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Top row from left: photo of red bistro chairs by Silvana di Franco via Wiley Valentine, bride and groom from Martha Stewart Weddings, photo of single red peony by Elizabeth Messina via Ritzy Bee
Row 2: photo of climbing roses and French house number via Creature Comforts, red nail polish via Mary Ruffle
Row 3: photo of bride and groom on bicycle by Yves Samuel, photo of personalized menu by Elizabeth Messina, berry cake from Martha Stewart Weddings

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  1. {The Perfect Palette}

    loving the pops of red.

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  2. eveu

    This is one of the MOST beautiful inspiration boards I have seen,and I have seen them all. Having lived in Paris, I could feel its essence,its "frenchness".Thank you for the beauty of your creations.You really do "make my day".Felicitations!! Eveu

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  3. chelsea

    oh,, this is really good. so, so lovely!!!

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  4. The Sale Rack


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  5. Album Boutique Team

    I love the red accents and the bistro chairs!! Great inspiration board :)

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    so lovely! love the french feel I get from this!

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  7. A Girl and A Camera Photography

    So lovley….

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  8. chasa

    J'adore! Love the red bistro chairs!!! Something other than Chiavari's and it looks just as great!!!

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  9. bob


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  10. The Wedding Contessa

    The red chairs give the feel of an outdoor French cafe. So stunning! Love how this inspiration board comes together! Certainly inspires many possibilities when planning a wedding!

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  11. brittany

    that berry cake looks delicious!!

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  12. Tessa Woolf, Utah Bride and Groom

    So chic…I love everything about this!

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  13. Jolette

    Those tables look absolutely fantastic. I think the curly-haired bride's white shawl is a beautiful touch, and I'm liking the red manicure for a nice tie-in if you have a red and white colour scheme.

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  14. Paige Appel

    simplicity is the best. your boards are always divine.

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  15. Erin

    I love this board!

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  16. Michael and Anna Costa

    Classic beauty at its best!

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