Friday, July 22, 2011

{#163} lace + heritage

{destination} Portugal
{colors} blue, clay, white lace 
{description} Who knew creating a destination board about a country I know so well would be so hard? I've been working on this board for over a year now and I think I'm finally happy with it {hey! I'm a bit of a perfectionist}. It has everything I love about my little country except the food which I think needs a post on it's own.  The first thing you see when you're about to land are the clay roof tiles, so you know they needed to be a part of this wedding board.  I also love the idea of old rustic farm tables lined with beautiful and intricate lace or renda where family & friends can gather.  The blue and white china is inspired by the traditional tiles or azulejos seen throughout and no Portuguese table is complete without some wine or vinho
{photos} cobblestone street {browns photography} blue dresses {martha stewart weddings} terra cotta pipes {luna photo} boutonnieres {small stump} bouquet {martha stewart weddings} blue & white plate wall paper {decor8} lace runner/blue & white place setting {souder photography} cork escort card holders {hello tenfold} lantern centerpieces {jose villa}


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20 comments:

  1. I love everything about this board - from the title to the details. Gorgeous! :)

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  2. It's beautiful! Love the subtle incorporation of blue.

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  3. one year to complete and it looks SO GOOD!

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  4. Gack is the perfect word for this board-it's absolutely gorgeous! Every time you post a new board, I swear I have an entirely new favorite!

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  5. OMG - this board is amazing. Love the blue and the place setting is just lovely.

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  6. that navy gown is really pretty! great board. xoxo jillian:: cornflake dreams

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  7. Love the navy!! What a beautiful board!

    xo

    www.PlumPrettySugar.blogspot.com

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  8. Now I totally want to go to Portugal, like right now! Another gorgeous board Chris!!

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  9. Blue always look so romantic and magical. They look gorgeous in their dress and the decorations are simply delicate.

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  10. Beautiful - one of my fave boards for a while!

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  11. Wow, I never knew how badly I wanted to go to Portugal until I saw this board! It's absolutely gorgeous... definitely worth a 1 year wait! xo

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  12. this is so beautiful, chris! i think you made your motherland proud :)

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  13. A year!! Wow you are a perfectionist. I love this board one of my best friends {known her since we were 11} parents is from Portugal. My friend owns a lovely bed and breakfast there with her sister. I've been wanting to go for the longest...I've seen photos and Portugal is beautiful. She loves it so much she got married there. What a lovely board!

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  14. This board is so pretty... the blue is bright and beautiful, and the lace makes the entire thing look soft and dainty. Perfect! ~Reese

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  15. Cannot wait for us to meet!! ;))))

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