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Festivities in Red, White and Blue - Happy Memorial Day! Monday, May 30, 2011 ~ 10:13 a.m.

Happy Memorial Day, everyone! I couldn't resist taking the opportunity to whip out a festive inspiration board for the occasion. Did you know that originally, Memorial Day was called, "Decoration Day?" In a non-wedding decor kind of way, of course. As we all (should) know, Memorial Day exists in order to honor those who have died in our nation's service.

I thought that this quote by Martin Luther King, Jr. was a nice one for today...

"We will not build a peaceful world by following a negative path. It is not enough to say we must not wage war. It is necessary to love peace and sacrifice for it. We must concentrate not merely on the negative expulsion of war but on the positive affirmation of peace. We must see that peace represents a sweeter music, a cosmic melody, that is far superior to the discords of war. Somehow, we must transform the dynamics of the world power struggle from the negative nuclear arms race, which no one can win, to a positive contest to harness humanity's creative genius for the purpose of making peace and prosperity a reality for all the nations of the world. In short, we must shift the arms race into a peace race. If we have a will - and determination - to mount such a peace offensive, we will unlock hitherto tightly sealed doors of hope and transform our imminent cosmic elegy into a psalm of creative fulfillment."

Festive Memorial Day Wedding Inspiration Board Bride with red heels red, white and blue table setting outside deck red bridesmaid dress red, white and blue tablesetting bowl of red cherries table setting

Festivities in Red, White and Blue

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Spun Sugar Suite (Bellingham)

May 31, 2011 8:26 AM

I love this board, and the red shoes on the bride... LOVE them!

Colleen {Soundtrack To I Do} (California)

May 31, 2011 10:18 AM

Gorgeous board! I have to say, our nation's colors are pretty fantastic.

Alicia@CharityWedding (Arizona)

May 31, 2011 10:28 AM

I love everything about this board!! I love when red, white and blue looks so classy! That top table setting is fabulous!

Adrienne O'Connor (Ruffles & Tweed) (NYC)

May 31, 2011 12:48 PM

swoon! Gorgeous job - love every last bit of it!

Victoria (Atlanta, GA)

Sep 13, 2011 9:52 AM

How did I miss this awesome inspiration board?! It was JUST what I was looking for for my September 11th post! Either way, I love it!