Bees and WASPs

A friend of my who hails from the North Shore of Massachusetts and attended boarding school recently gave me an engagement present that chronicles WASP style:  the coffee table book A Privileged Life: Celebrating WASP style.  If you haven’t seen this book (it came out last year and received some PR probably because of the lush photos of CZ Guest, etc) it makes a good companion to the slightly dated The Official Preppy Handbook published by Lisa Birnbach in 1980.

While the latter is truly more of a handbook (complete with checklists), A Privileged Life has beautiful photos and is rife with design inspiration.  Think you can’t mix stripes with florals with toiles with leather?  Think again.  Looking through this book brought back some ideas I had about the wedding.  I love the our wedding’s location can really draw on some uber-preppy themes, like blue ticking stripe and blue awning stripe, Lily Pulitzer shift dresses and color palettes, seersucker, and, of course, embroidered critter motifs.  If we do any kind of motif it will probably be a clam shell or silhouette of Narragansett, but isn’t a whale or a peacock or a pineapple tempting?  Oh, or a bee motif?  Maybe later…

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3 Responses to “Bees and WASPs”

  1. E Says:

    I vote for peacocks or bees…why note?

  2. Jenn Says:

    What happened to Grace? Where did you hide her. WASP?!

  3. I can see the headline now… « the knot interested Says:

    […] into this…like the other day,” I said, taking a bite of lettuce, “she had an entry about which embroidered critters to put on the […]

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