Happy Weekend + Cotton Candy

31 July 2009

{Dessert buffet photo by Karen Mordechai via Style Me Pretty}

I know we were cut a bit short this week, but you’ve got to give me credit for delivering three inspiration boards, right? Thank you all so much for giving me your thoughts on Peach & Pearl yesterday – it was fascinating for me to read, and I can’t wait to sit down and sort through the results a bit more {by the way, if you haven’t already, please let me know what you think here!}.

Another inspiration board on Monday, the rest of my travel adventures after that, and I think a little apartment sneak peek is in order for sometime next week, don’t you? Perhaps a fun project, as well.

Have a lovely weekend, friends!

Board No. 42: Amber in Connecticut

30 July 2009

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This last board I put together for Amber and Mark is for a summer seaside wedding at a romantic old mansion in Connecticut. I took Amber’s purple palette and added to it all of the colors you see in hydrangeas, from light pink, to deep pink, sky blue, and teal. I was also inspired by the deep, rich berry tones of summer, of raspberries and blueberries and blackberries – I think they would make adorable favors set out in vintage crates. Large square tables set out under old oaks dripping with chandeliers, vintage silverware and linens mismatched at each place setting, and mini chalkboards with the evening’s menu written on them complete the look.

One last thing to consider: each of these palettes could work, more or less, for each of the three locations Amber and Mark are considering. So tell me: which one is your favorite? Which one would you pick, if you were making the decision?

The Details
First row, left to right: table settings from Napa Valley Celebrations; berry crates photo by Corbin Gurkin from {Duet Weddings}; shoe photo from the Weddingbee Galleries

Second row: chandelier table photo from Domino Magazine; vintage silverware photo by Corbin Gurkin from {Duet Weddings}; chalkboard centerpiece photo by Jose Villa via Style Me Pretty

Third row: macarons in cut glass photo by Corbin Gurkin from {Duet Weddings}; wine photo via Style Me Pretty; hydrangea bouquet photo by Sugar Love via Classic Bride; confetti getaway from Martha Stewart Weddings

Board No. 41: Amber on the Vineyard

30 July 2009

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This is the board I put together for a summer wedding on Martha’s Vineyard. I wanted to keep things light, clean, classic, and crisp, with a little bit of prep and a whole lot of hydrangeas thrown in for good measure. Amber and I talked about one venue she and Mark were considering, a historical home, and so I ran with that. I also added in a subtle lavender theme, with lavender bundles serving as favors at place settings and escort cards nestled in lavender seeds at the entryway to the reception. A cake buffet, milk glass centerpieces, a short dress (ooo la la!), and a vintage car getaway complete the picture in my head.

The Details
First row, left to right: gate photo by Vue Photography via Southern Weddings; bridesmaid photo via PDX Bride; lantern porch from Martha Stewart Weddings

Second row: cake buffet photo by Our Labor of Love via Once Wed; historic home from Martha Stewart Weddings; lace favors from Livia Cetti

Third row: hydrangea pails lining church aisles from Martha Stewart Weddings; vintage car getaway photo from Martha Stewart Weddings; shoe photo by Jonathan Canlas

Fourth row: lavender place setting photo by Leigh Miller; lavender escort card bed photo by Laurie Arons via Snippet & Ink; lavender escort cards from Martha Stewart Weddings