Feisty Flowers by Meg Keene I am healing so so slowly over here, so I decided to pass you small bits of inspiration I’ve been hording away for myself. First off, you’ve been reading 100 Layer Cake, right? It’s the new wedding blog started by a group of graphic designers in Los Angeles, and it’s the blog-girl-gang-lowkey-fabby version of wedding planning that’s going to take Martha Stewart by storm. Anyway, they wrote a post about floral designer Dandelion Ranch that will kill you with it’s inspiration and right-thinkingness. The above trough o’ flowers inspired me to order a few of my own flower troughs in my big vase order this week (more on that soon). And then there are these babies. One word for you: blackberries. One of my slightly unhealthy bridal ticks (we all have them) involves wanting to incorporate local in season foliage in our wedding. We’re getting married in the Bay Area in the summer, which happens to be one of my favorite places in the world during one of my favorite seasons. Somehow the stars aligned in my life for me to be married there, then. I’m grateful. As a result, I really want the wedding to smell like the season. I want blackberries, I want jasmine, I want fresh mint. And I want them all in one little bouquet. I’m not sure how I’m doing that yet, but this picture helped remind me of what was important to me. Also, friends have pointed out I should possible go with fake blackberries, since I’m clumsy and blackberries are smooshy. Point. Photos: First: 100 Layer Cake, Second: Anna Kuperberg via Snippet & Ink, flowers by Birch Meg Keene Founder & Editor-In-Chief Meg is the Founder and EIC of APW. She has written two best selling wedding books: A Practical Wedding and A Practical Wedding Planner. Meg has her BFA in Drama from NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts. She lives in Oakland, CA with her husband and two children. For more than you ever wanted to know about Meg, you can visit MegKeene.com.