Board #384 | Gingham in the Garden

It must be that it’s springtime, because I just can’t bring myself to create any indoor inspiration boards right now! I know I’ve posted several other green and black and white boards before, but ever since seeing Coty Farquhar’s gorgeous afternoon tea post, I couldn’t wait to put something together that incorporated black and white gingham into a casual garden wedding. From the groom’s casual shirt, to the checkered tablecloth, to the ribbons around honey jar favors and hanging flowers, black and white gingham is somehow both totally laid back and still refined. Maybe it will be the new damask…

Oh, and happy happy birthday little sister! I LOVE YOU!

Mood: garden casual, simple elegance
Palette: black and white gingham, garden green

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Top row from left: hanging flowers from Apartment Therapy via Oh So Beautiful Paper, limeade photo by Lisa Lefkowitz, gingham shirt from J.Crew, flower girls from Martha Stewart Weddings
Row 2: bouquet from Wedding Style Guide, tablescape by Coty Farquhar
Row 3: bouquet by Modern Day Design, tablescape by Coty Farquhar, cupcake photo by Victoria Pearson, invitations from Brides
Row 4: bench photo by Art of Vision, photo by Karen Hill, honey jar photo by Red Ribbon Studio, photo by Miss Whit

Oh, and be sure to stop by With This Ring today – she’s taking votes on which of my inspiration boards to turn into a DIY series next!


  • Kate@ Kids and Cocktails says:

    I love this board. I like the touch of green. It’s not too much and it’s not the bright green that everybody does lately. I think it’s safe to say that you will probably have some green at your wedding, right? :)

  • shanon says:

    This would be perfect for so many occasions. I love this mix. =)

  • Sarah Elizabeth says:

    How perfect! I’m wearing a gingham dress today :)

  • Anna says:

    lovely! my wedding is this saturday, and we are doing gingham in the garden! although, our colors are yellow and gray, but still!


  • .caroline armelle. says:

    oh, i love this!
    i’m liking it so much, i almost want to use it for inspiration for a room makeover… !

  • Kristen says:

    I think this is my favorite inspiration board yet! Love that gingham… very cute.

  • leni says:

    OH, how i’d love to be sitting in a garden right now! those photos look perfect!

  • nole @ oh so beautiful paper says:

    Thanks so much for the link Kathryn! I’m definitely loving the black + white combo right now – either stripes or gingham – particularly when paired with a pastel. And as always, you’ve created a lovely board!

  • simplesong says:

    this is such a cute board. i always love gingham … so classic + sweet.

  • Sharpiegirl says:

    We used vintage gingham half aprons to decorate around the bar and the food tables at our wedding. We had every color you could think of! I was afraid it would look too muddled having all those colors but everyone LOVED IT! And now that I’m starting to get some pics from the guests I think it looks even better than I could have imagined!

  • Caralin Ruth says:

    Beautiful! The gingham is so classic and country-fresh. Perfect for springtime.

  • Charlotte Wedding Photographer says:

    Love love love! Gingham is a great wedding choice – I think we will see it a lot this summer.

  • {this is glamorous} says:

    The black & white work so well with the greenery of the gardens — such a fresh and lively combination.

    {p.s. happy belated birthday to your sister!}

  • nibsblog says:

    I never get tired of gingham…and love how you chose a darker color of it for your board. :)

    Martha B.

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