Board No. 15: Cream and Sugar, Please

3 February 2009

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Though there is not one strictly coffee image in this board, I maintain that the title nicely sums up the mood I tried to create. I want this wedding to feel almost like having an afternoon latte with your best friend: intimate, luxurious, dreamy. I would suggest keeping the guest list small, which would free up the budget and allow room for cozy details like rich calligraphy, DIY garlands, and mini biscotti bites.

The Details
First row, left to right:
Drape windows, doorways, or mantels with a garland made {ingeniously!} out of coffee filters, or use it as a runner down the center of a long table {via Once Wed, originally by Pam Garrison}; vintage napkins can be found for pennies apiece at flea markets and garage sales – stock up to avoid the hassle of renting {photo by Francine Zaslow}; for a twist on tradition, order your names in elaborate calligraphy, then add the .jpg file to an otherwise plain text invite {Betsy Dunlap}

Second row, left to right:
Antique {or antiqued!} chandeliers add elegance to any space, including this open air pavilion {I’m almost positive this photo is from Southern Weddings, but I can’t for the life of me find it on their site}; look for ruffly blooms in a color range of shell to the deepest blush – for added effect, darken the palette as the event progresses {photo by Jenifer Altman}; a simple dress can be jazzed up with a layered necklace, or layers of necklaces (think ribbon on top of pearl on top of chain) {J. Crew}

Third row, left to right:
Bridesmaids or flower girls or even a laid-back bride would look casually chic in a sweet eyelet shift {photo from i.anton’s photostream}; thick coffee and delicate slices of biscotti make for a delicious parting snack {photo by Jennifer Altman}; ruffled brown dresses are another attendant option {photo by Chelsea Fuss}

Fourth row, left to right:
Birch, wire, burlap, sticks, and beeswax candles mingle beautifully in this rustic, whimsical centerpiece {by Joy Thigpen and Emily on Once Wed, photo by Our Labor of Love}; rich satin ribbon at the fold of the programs deepens this palette {Style Me Pretty}; dream-ily processed photos help you remember the feel of the day as it unfolded {again, I’m almost positive this is from Southern Weddings, but I would love to credit the photographer if anyone can help me out!}

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February 3, 2009 9:47 pm

Emily, the board looks beautiful! Thanks so much for including our table…