This board is in shades of white, tinged with the softest, lightest, barely-there colors. Inspired by these flowers found via Style Me Pretty, I pulled together other softly lit images, for what may be one of my favorite boards yet.
Mood: soft, timeless elegance
Palette: shades of white
Well friends, this is my last board for 2007! I hope you have enjoyed seeing them as much as I have enjoyed making them, and new boards will be back in 2008. Thank you all for your support and sweet comments. Do check back in after Christmas, though, for a little year-in-review.
There are so many fun venues for weddings! Casey is having her reception at the Blackhawk Automotive Museum – talk about a conversation starter for your guests. Casey wants to have an elegant wedding that has some fun flair and isn’t stuffy, and she talked about using yellow and red. For this board I used mostly yellow and white, with some pops of red (I think too much red would be overly dramatic, and with the yellow could look a little circus-y), and some black accents to reflect the almost entirely black room. While I wouldn’t go all out with a car theme, I do think it’s fun to play with the venue by giving miniature die-cast cars as favors, having a different model car at each table, and putting together a trivia/quiz card with questions about cars mixed in with questions about the bride and groom. I’m not sure if this board is exactly what Casey had in mind, but I hope it provides some ideas.
Mood: fun flair
Palette: yellow, with hints of red and black
And by green, I mean as environmentally friendly as possible. This was the challenge Tanya posed to me in her email. She is getting married in a gorgeous venue, which makes for an easier task in terms of decorations, and the fewer decorations, the less impact you’re making on the environment. For centerpieces, it’s hard for me to move beyond flowers. To keep it green, the flowers are living potted plants that double as guest favors. I also think a bowl or tall glass vase of green apples would make for a dramatic visual (other non-floral ideas include: a variety of breadsticks, a stack of favors, or individual cakes for every table). Bridesmaids and groomsmen should wear something they will wear again (I think a skirt and blouse for bridesmaids is a nice change, and more versatile), and wedding dresses can be used or vintage. For a bridal bouquet, something that is really a sculpture made of paper can become a keepsake piece of art (this one is from Jude Miller, and Anandamayi Arnold can make incredible ones as well). And, of course, online save-the-dates and recycled paper invitations are a must.
Mood: conscientious beauty
Palette: green, pale yellow, white