It wouldn’t be fall without a Snippet & Ink wedding board inspired by this gorgeous barn with the cream curtains… this time, though, I wanted to challenge myself to create a unique palette, incorporating some shade of blue. Of all the colors, blue is one of the toughest to make work for autumn, but if you choose the right hue (I’ve chosen a de-saturated navy), and the right materials (wool, linen, thick paper), I think it works beautifully. Unexpected and quirky, and totally rustic.

Mood: quirky rustic
Palette: subdued navy blue, rich burgundy brown, warm cream

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Top row from left: curtained barn from Brides, gold calligraphy on navy blue envelopes by Betsy Dunlap, buttercream cake with Jennifer Murphy cake topper photo by Josh Goleman, caramel poached pear dessert from Martha Stewart
Row 2: large white flower pin on navy blue dress and small white dahlia place setting both from Emersonmade, blue patterned paper chocolate bars by Mast Brothers, hanging votive lights in jars
Row 3: plaid wool from The Red Salt Box, letterpress notecard and envelope by Austin Press, fall bouquet with oak leaves and peonies by Emily Thompson Flowers from Brides, retro getaway car by Maria McBride

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  1. Courtney

    blue is one of my favorite colors right now! i love the way you've used it here! xo

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  2. blissweddings

    what a novel blue color palette – i've never seen this color combo before and i like it!

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  3. Michele

    I don't usually like blue but I love this. Such an usual combination.

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  4. {The Perfect Palette}

    deep blue + kraft + rustic accents = lovely! Definitely a popular color palette in the world of weddings!

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  5. emily

    I love this palette- in fact I love it so much that I made the bouquet at the bottom of the board! Thanks for including it. More at

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  6. Alyssa Goodnight

    Beautiful! This is among my favorite of your many, many gorgeous boards!

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  7. Mama H

    I've never commented before, but I just have to say something this time. I LOVE IT. Beautiful. Took my breath away.

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  8. Molly Jean

    navy for autumn? it works so beautifully! who would have thought!!!???

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  9. KarenB

    I think you did a fabulous job of incorporating blue into a Fall palette. My daughter got married exactly one year ago. She used blue, gold and the flowers were autumn shades. It looked a lot like your inspiration board today. Here's a little peek at it. LOVE the envelopes and the barn of course. Karen @ Elderberry Street

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  10. Paige Appel

    great use of blue in autumn kathryn. perfection once again!

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  11. Kim

    wow. this is amazing. i am getting married at my fiance's parents' beach house. i REALLY wanted a fall wedding, but couldn't figure out how to work with all the blue in their home. now i know and i can't wait to carry a bouquet of oak leaves!

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  12. lilmisbuffett13

    I think this is just lovely. I love the thought of a lovely orange and fig broken up with a weathered navy… sigh… October.

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  13. Nicole

    This palette is really beautiful…it would be lovely for a home as well! That blue is rare: not quite navy, definitely not royal…and I love it paired with the autumn tones.

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  14. love

    oh how i love autumn ;) great job like always! the colors are lovely

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  15. Kristin

    I love this board!

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  16. Callie

    I LOVE THIS!! I'm planning for a winter wedding, but I really like these colors and the "rustic" feel! Is there any way to incorporate these into wedding for early-mid December?

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  17. Kathryn

    Hi Callie,I think this could certainly be used for a winter wedding, especially in a rustic setting. Especially if you incorporate lots and lots of candles. :)xoxoKathryn

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