Monday, August 1, 2011

{guest post} mediterranean inspiration board from paper garland

Hi Postcards & Pretties readers! 
 I'm Paloma, editor of a lifestyle & inspiration blog called Paper Garland, and there's nothing I love more than whipping up a fresh inspiration board to share with my readers.  So then, you can imagine how excited I was when my favorite curator of gorgeous boards, Chris, asked me to contribute a guest post while she is away on vacation.  Since Chris is off enjoying the beauty of the Mediterranean in Portugal, I was inspired to design a wedding that she might come across on her travels.  I hope you enjoy it!
{colors} Aqua, Poppy, Dusty Neutrals

{description} Fresh, natural beauty is at its best down on the shores of the Mediterranean, and so are the opportunities for inspiration.  I am imagining a "Fish Tale" wedding influenced by all of the gorgeous colors and local offerings you can find between the shore and the streets of a small fishing village.  Bright, vibrant tones of red and aqua are muted by the dusty sand and clear waters, and their liveliness is brought down to Earth with simple findings like fish hooks, antiques, and painted driftwood.  The bride would love to play "mermaid" on her wedding day and I can't think of a better dress for the part than this dip-dyed stunner!

{photos} Aqua-dipped white gown {about to blow} Old door {kim karmark} Mermaid hook {etsy} Chrysanthemum vase {anthropologie} Mermaid on the beach {piccsy} Fresh entree {cannelle et vanille} Fish tail braid {we heart it} Heart hook {sharon pazner} Paper fish {something's hiding in here} Mermaid scale cloth napkins {etsy} Beach beauty {vogue tumblr}



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18 comments:

  1. That first image of the blue dipped dress is AWESOME. Now that's my kind of wedding dress. And my boyfriend is Portuguese and therefore I feel qualified to say you are bang on the money with your inspiration board!

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  2. i LOVE that gorgeous old door, the colors are fantastic!!

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  3. Love this collage - gorgeous shots!!! Really enjoyed your blog x

    www.thehappeningblog.com

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  4. I love the mood and pictures of this board. That aqua and white dress is heavenly!

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  5. Oh my goodness, I want to immerse myself in these photos! So much dreamy inspiration - I want to go to the mediterranean NOW!

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  6. My, oh my! This is beautiful, Paloma! So sweet!

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  7. This is AMAZING! It makes me wish I were laying on a boat deck somewhere. I see a beach in my future. ASAP

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  8. Love the multi-colored barn door!
    xo
    Alexa
    www.theshortandthesweetofit.com

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  9. This is a wonderful palette! And I love that white and blue dress, too! It looks so... goddess-like. Very beautiful. :)

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  10. I love this board, and this mermaid bride-those fish napkins are stunning!

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  11. Gradient aqua on white...wow! Just amazing!!!

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  12. This inspiration board is a perfect mix of fashion and beach fabulous. I love how it stays away from the typical pastel colors that go hand in hand with the beach theme. Amazing!

    Alessandra from Idojour.com

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  13. Great board! Love the colors that you had chosen!

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  14. Thanks for having me, Chris and for your sweet comments, everyone!!! :)

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  15. What a fun board. Adore the fish! So cute and unique!

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