Board #120 | Beijing to Boston

Jessica wanted some help creating a board that was summery, fun, with the honeydew green of her bridesmaid dresses, but that also incorporated red in order to celebrate her and her fiance’s Chinese heritage. To steer clear of Christmas-in-July territory, I used red just as an accent, and added some pale pink to soften things up. I thought that a nice way to bring in red was by using red string, maybe to tie up envelopes, and using traditional Chinese knots in some places (maybe as an addition to seating cards, or napkin ties) – a play on “tying the knot.” Also, to play up the “Beijing-to-Boston” theme that Jessica mentioned, I like the idea of a save-the-date that has a map on it, with lines connecting any important locations for the couple and their families.

Mood: fresh and bright
Palette: honeydew green, pale pink, lucky red

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Top row from left: potted orchids and melon cups both from MS, boutonniere by Artfool, cake from MS
Row 2: bouquet from MS, table by Michelle Rago (photo by Dasha Wright), bouquet by Juniper Flowers, napkin from David Stark
Row 3: save-the-date by Mr. Boddington, envelope by Cheree Berry, Ann Taylor dress, bouquet by Ariella Chezar
Row 4: lanterns and ribbon from In Any Event, Chinese knot, tie from Jaan J., Jasper Conran dress from Brides UK


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