Board No. 43: White Elephant

3 August 2009


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The White Elephant is a small, luxurious bed and breakfast on Nantucket, and that’s where I picture this wedding taking place – there, or on the back lawn of that rose-covered cottage up there on the left. Wouldn’t it be amazing to rent a huge old house with family and friends and then celebrate your wedding on its grounds at the end of the week?

I think the combination of pale blue and pink is so sweet and vintage-looking, with just enough prep to give the celebration some zip. Think men in blue-and-white seersucker (with bowties!), the bride in organza polka dots, and tables decked in milk glass vases, ruffly garden roses and peonies, and heirloom, hand-me-down china plates collected from relatives and friends. A vintage pink typewriter {ohhh how I want one!} standing in for a guest book is a fabulous detail that guests will talk about all night.


{The real White Elephant; photo from their website}

The Details
First row, left to right: rose-covered cottage from Architectural Digest; love knot straws from Martha Stewart Weddings; seersucker suit photo by Jenny Ebert

Second row: cookie favor bags, garden bouquet, and tulip cake all from MSW

Third row: garden path photo by Kathryn Kleinman; pink typewriter via Classic Bride

Fourth row: favor box photo by Lara Ferroni; guest book notes from MSW; milk glass centerpieces via Oh Joy!

One Response to “Board No. 43: White Elephant”

  1. Ayer Mail

    JC & RCA saw a store in downtown Portsmouth that sells vintage pink typewriters such as you describe…–RCA