The first inspiration board of 2011 is dedicated to my talented photographer, Elizabeth Messina. She has a love of all things vintage, French and romantic, and I created this board with those three elements in mind – I think the only thing missing is chocolate. Vintage paper candy cones and a simple bouquet of old-fashioned roses are perfectly sweet details, while pearl-studded silk shoes, an antique lace veil, and ornate calligraphy in gold engraving are utterly luxurious. Add champagne and croquembouche, and set the whole thing in a gorgeous 18th-century French chateau. Sounds pretty dreamy to me!

Mood: vintage French romance
Palette: cream lace, vintage white, champagne gold

Top row from left: 18th-century Provençal farmhouse via automatism, photo of Flowerwild old-fashioned rose bouquet by Jose Villa via Once Wed, aged bucket with champagne via Dress Design Decor
Row 2: lace veil photo via We Heart It
Row 3: Manolo Blahnik shoes with pearls from Martha Stewart Weddings, gold engraved menu calligraphy by Bernard Maisner, croquembouche photo by Elizabeth Messina, vintage paper candy cone from Etsy

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  1. Kelly Sauer

    Oh, I love, love, love this one!

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  2. Edera Jewelry

    So lovely and evocative!

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  3. Kate Holt

    pretty board Kathryn! happy new year!

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  4. lizzie [love your way]

    such a beautiful board…

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  5. Shana

    I love a gorgeous croquembouche! I want one for my wedding.

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  6. Dynamite Weddings

    Loving lace right now!

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  7. peuterey hombre

    Productos de Down y el examen químico de la tela deben ser medidos generalmente incluyen: el encogimiento, deformación y densidad de la trama, la composición del tejido, resistencia de los colores, la permeabilidad del aire y anti-perforación hacia abajo el rendimiento. Además, los elementos de prueba se pueden añadir (tales como el pH, incluso x colorantes, contenido de formaldehído) según sea necesario.

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