• {Inspiration Board} An American Summer Wedding

    Happy July 4th week!  To kick the celebration off early, I’m sharing some Americana wedding inspiration!
    {Inspiration} Americana, July 4th & a summer picnic all rolled into one lovely wedding.  Subtle, not tacky, with cherries and blueberries and gingham, oh my!
    {Palette} Deep and cherry red, pink, shades of blue, white + kraft paper brown
    {credits} top row:  mason jars by 217 Photography via Style Me Pretty, pinwheel bout by Heather Parker via Oh Lovely Day, blueberry cake by Souder Photography via Style Me Pretty, swing by Justin Marantz via Style Me Pretty / middle row: cherries by Jose Villa via Design Sponge, bright bouquet by Monica Kau of Signature Bloom, photo by Lacie Hansen via Wedding Chicks / napkins via Martha Stewart Living, kraft + gingham invitation suite by Brown Paper Designs
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    1. Posted Jul 2 at 7:32 am | Permalink

      Love the look of stripes mixed with gingham. And, that invitation suite is just perfect for a summer wedding.

    2. Posted Jul 2 at 2:58 pm | Permalink

      yay! holiday! happy day to everyone!

    3. Posted Jul 2 at 7:15 pm | Permalink

      Love this! Very patriotic without crossing over into ‘tacky territory’

    4. Posted Jul 3 at 6:46 am | Permalink

      We chose these colors for our spring wedding and added touches of peach, pale yellow and light green. This board is awesome! Love the invitations the white font really stands out against the craft paper.

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