Board No. 12: Daisy Chain

12 January 2009

This board is for J’s cousin Heather, who is getting married next June in Ohio. I have no idea what details she’s decided on, but this is my vision for a laid-back affair focused on friends and family. Yellow and green complement a morning wedding and early afternoon luncheon, while charming details like mix-and-match dessert plates, croquet, and hand-painted signs round out the festivities. Something like this looks pretty delightful right about now, don’t you think?

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The Details
First row, left to right:
Short yellow dresses (like these, these, or these) will put your ladies in a sunny mood {photo by Daria and Andy Bishop via the Little Black Book Blog}; set up tables under a tree then hang candle-filled mason jars tied with twine from the branches {photo by Leigh Miller Photography via Style Me Pretty}; try sangria, mimosas, lemonade, or classic punch for refreshment {The Knot}

Second row, left to right:
Weathered wood and white clapboard make beautiful portrait backgrounds {photo by Joseph Milton Photography via Southern Weddings}; hand-painted signs are an easy DIY project {The Knot}; instead of cake, ask relatives and friends to bring their favorite pie, then arrange the different varieties on cake stands along one table. Instead of renting dishes, borrow similarly hued pieces from loved ones or scour eBay, flea markets, and garage sales {Martha Stewart Weddings}

Third row, left to right:
Make corn relish and pickled asparagus (or your favorite jam) in large batches, then cover the jars with squares of patterned fabric for delicious favors {photo by Red Ribbon Studio via Style Me Pretty}; instead of dancing, hire a bluegrass band to entertain guests throughout the afternoon. Set up croquet or badminton for even more fun {photo by Orchard Cove Photography via the Little Black Book Blog}; one bonus of church weddings: you get to ring the bell! {via Style Me Pretty}

Fourth row, left to right:
Crisp white and black invitations are a nice counterpoint to other more lighthearted elements {photo by Heather Forsythe via Style Me Pretty}; a mixed yellow bouquet with plenty of greenery is appropriately casual {via Hello!Lucky}; for a twist, dress your maids in white eyelet {Martha Stewart Weddings}

Fifth row, left to right:
Greet guests with refreshments in a retro wagon either directly before or directly following the ceremony {Brides}; garnish drinks with DIY stirrers proclaiming “Oh Happy Day” {photo by Daria and Andy Bishop via the Little Black Book Blog}; for the groom, pair a khaki suit with a green patterned tie and a yellow orchid boutonniere {photo by Andre Niesing via Style Me Pretty}

P.S. As if this board didn’t give you enough reasons – you must check out the real wedding galleries on Style Me Pretty! They are packed with page upon page of drool-worthy inspiration.

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