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26 January 2009

My vineyard inspiration board (below) is a finalist in the Style Me Pretty contest! If you would be so kind as to hop on over and vote for me, I would very much appreciate it. I’m Inspiration Board XV.

Click on this link and leave a comment with your vote!

Thank you!

{Photo by Leigh Miller Photography}

Board No. 14: Style Me Pretty Vineyard

26 January 2009

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A few weeks ago on Style Me Pretty the lovely Abby asked readers to submit inspiration boards designed to help answer some reader mail. The bride in question has booked a vineyard for her ceremony and reception and decided on a raspberry and white color scheme and a shabby chic, vintage preppy feel with DIY details and surprises. I submitted this board.

The Details
First row, left to right:
Ruffly, fluttery flowers like peonies, ranunculus, and garden roses fill a bouquet fast and have an heirloom feel, while a polka-dot ribbon wrap adds a preppy touch {}; a tiered cream cake lends charm to dessert, especially if you can get ahold of a relative’s topper {Martha Stewart Weddings}; square tables with brown cane chairs and simple cream cloths become magnificent when arranged in front of a stunning vineyard view {photo by Allyson Magda via the Little Black Book Blog}

Second row, left to right:
For simple and elegant table decoration, set out glasses of delicately-hued wine at the cocktail hour or line the center of the reception tables with full bottles – tie herb springs around the necks for an added touch {}; pearls and a puff veil lend a vintage preppy vibe {Weddingbee}; a stroll in the vineyard for portraits is an obvious choice {photo by Allyson Magda via the Little Black Book Blog}

Third row, left to right:
Hunt for vintage urns with patina at flea markets then fill them up big blooms (try hydrangea) – they can also be put to use as a guest book {photo by Katie Moos via Style Me Pretty}; dress your maids in raspberry dresses. For a handmade touch, monogram their initials on vintage linen hankerchiefs {Martha Stewart Weddings}

Fourth row, left to right:
A monogrammed umbrella adds a pop of color to portraits and is a simple DIY project {photo by Jennifer Davis Photography via Style Me Pretty}; a polka-dot tie in black and a hydrangea boutonniere echoes the bride’s bouquet’s wrap and flowers {The Knot}; mason jar lanterns hung with twine, another simple DIY project, can light up the reception into the evening for little expense {photo by Leigh Miller Photography via Style Me Pretty}

And lastly, besides the DIY details I pictured, I would suggest rustic wooden signs to direct guests and a sweet or savory treat to send revelers off at the end of the night (donuts and coffee, mini chocolate chip cookies and milk, or personal pizzas and vintage bottles of coke or lemonade would do the trick).

Happy Weekend!

23 January 2009

{Photo via i.anton’s lovely Flickr photostream}

Have a dreamy weekend, my dears! I’ll be back on Monday with a new inspiration board, a DIY project, and a more regular posting schedule (I promise!).