With beautifully graduated colors that go from pale green to bright red, sprays of unripe blackberries are often used in wedding bouquets and centerpieces to add depth and textural interest. However, we seldom see ripe blackberries turn up at weddings, which is why we dedicated an entire inspiration board to these dark beauties. Distant cousins to the rose, they can be utilized in everything from cakes to cocktails. The best time to take advantage of these juicy gems is in the summer and autumn months, when they’re in season. For a rich and sophisticated fall palette, combine the blackberry’s inky blue-black color with the distinctive orange-gold hues of amber.
CREDITS (from left to right, top to bottom): Model > Anja Rubik in Chloé (via Café Mode) / Calligraphy > Nancy Hopkins Handlettering / Book centerpiece > Amy Osaba / Cake > Cake design by Enjoy Cupcakes, photo by Beaux Arts Photographie / Champagne > Williams-Sonoma / Bowl of blackberries > Photo by Jasmine Star, concept and styling by Jenn Elliott Blake of Scout (via Style Me Pretty)