Wedding Inspiration: Blackberrys and Jasmine by Meg Keene The most fun part about wedding planning for me is the excuse to be super creative. This is one of the reasons we are resisting the urge for the pre-packaged wedding. Why have seven groomsmen in tuxes with matching vests, a three tiered white cake, and a reading from Corinthians (not a option for us anyway), when you can take this day as your chance to produce a tiny piece of theatre about who you are? Combine that with my love of collages, and you are going to get a bunch of style boards. Here is my very first one. This first crack at a style board came out of me wanting to use the ever present Northern California summer brambles of blackberry and pink Jasmine as part of the flowers, and that made us start playing around with dark blue and light pink as colors. 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.