Board No. 16: Blackberry Black Tie

9 February 2009

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As promised, a dark, luscious, magical inspiration board to enliven your Monday! The many hues of blackberries – deep plum, navy, the green pop of leaves – set the tone for this sophisticated soiree. I love this wedding for the juxtapositions it presents: it’s simple, it’s serene, it’s a black tie event in the backyard.

The Details
First row, left to right:
Graceful old oaks add their own brand of formality to a ceremony space {photo by Tanja Lippert via Southern Weddings}; tuck blackberry brambles into a bouquet of full, romantic blooms like dogwood and ranunculus {Rebecca Thuss}; another bouquet option from Junebug Weddings via Style Me Pretty; photo by Francine Zaslow

Second row, left to right:
An ivy-covered couch is not practical but it is lovely {photo by Debi Treloar}; it’s hard to find blue flowers but a small posy like this would be darling for bridesmaids {Leigh Miller Photography}; again, the trees steal the show: what’s more romantic, elegant, and atmospheric than dining under aged oaks lit for the occasion? {Leigh Miller Photography}

Third row, left to right:
Silhouettes are everywhere right now, so it’s nice to see them simply as an accent {photo by Leigh Miller Photography}; for dessert, try a cake topped with dark plum hydrangeas {photo by Leigh Miller Photography} or petite individual blackberry tarts {Jupiter Images}

Fourth row, left to right:
A simple bolt of cream cloth looped over wooden dowels creates a classy spot for appetizers or cocktails {Rebecca Thuss}; make sure your photographer captures detail shots of the dress {photo by Tanja Lippert via SW} and the rings {photo by Sarah K. Chen}

P.S. If you haven’t figured it out from this board, I love Leigh Miller’s photography. It’s fresh, elegant, and emotional. See for yourself: go check this lady out.

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Pen and Ink
February 9, 2009 9:43 pm

Hi Emily! I recently came across your blog and added it to my reader right away! I always enjoy your posts – I love your style and your inspiration boards are especially gorgeous!
– Lisa