Inspiration Boards, XV
January 26, 2009

Our next board was designed by Emily...

shabby chic inspiration board

First row, left to right: Raspberry bouquet from Brides, cake from Martha Stewart Weddings, reception set-up from the Little Black Book Blog by Allyson Magda / Second row, left to right: Wine glasses from Brides, vineyard portrait from the LBBB by Allyson Magda / Third row, left to right: White urn from SMP by Katie Moos, attendants from Martha Stewart Weddings / Fourth row, left to right: Umbrella photo from SMP by Jennifer Davis Photography, pink boutonniere from The Knot, hanging lanterns from SMP by Leigh Miller Photography

Some notes from Emily...

In this board, I tried to blend together all of the different elements the reader was looking for: elegant (the pearls, the monogrammed umbrella), preppy (the polka-dot tie and bouquet wrap), vintage (the cake), shabby chic (the fluttery, ruffly blooms, the urn), and rustic (the hanging lanterns).  It's a lot to mix together, but she made a great pick with the vineyard setting and the raspberry and white - I think it can work!  If she wants to work in some DIY details, I would suggest vintage monogrammed handkerchiefs for the moms or bridesmaids, rustic wooden signs to direct guests, and a sweet or savory treat to send guests 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).