Yesterday I posted an inspiration board that brought unexpected blue and orange into a rustic setting, and I do like the way it turned out. But the classic combination of green, brown and white for a simple outdoor wedding is always a favorite of mine. Here, some lovely nature-inspired elements for an intimate, do-it-yourself backyard wedding, such as hanging mason jar lights, and painted coffee can vases.
Mood: intimate, backyard
Palette: green, brown, white
A rustic setting does not necessarily mean you need to use “rustic” colors, like browns and greens. This inspiration board is an excellent example of vibrant colors playing off of a neutral, rustic backdrop. I was inspired by the image in the top left corner, that Victoria posted on sfgirlbybay, and I was reminded of Viola and Phillip’s To Kill A Mockingbirdinspired wedding (two of the images here are from that event). I love the colors here, and I love the birds…
I have seen a few gorgeous and creative weddings that use school as their theme, and I thought I’d take a shot at it. By far the most detailed one I’ve seen is Minhee and Truman’s incredible event, featured in Martha Stewart Weddings, complete with an invitation suite modeled after old-school report cards, so if you’re looking for some real creativity and inspiration, take a look. Some other ideas are: a bundle of pencils printed with the date and place as save-the-dates, kitschy toys for favors (maybe classic yo-yos or Silly Putty), vintage flash cards as clever table numbers, a guest book modeled after a composition notebook, and how about a dessert buffet reminiscent of a bake sale.
(My good friend thought I should tell you that I used to teach kindergarten. As though that adds to this inspiration board’s legitimacy?)
Mood: playful, school fun
Palette: red, yellow, black, brown
Update! You have got to see this fabulous photo Erika from Urban Grace Interiors just sent over. She had her reception in a one-room school house that her dad salvaged, which fits just perfectly with this inspiration board.
Ariella Chezar‘s gorgeous flowers have inspired me yet again. This Spring inspiration board incorporates the palest blues and pinks with soft white. Refined elements like hand fans and parasols, chandeliers and delicate toile evoke Marie Antoinette (though not as over-the-top). This could easily translate into a grand event on a sprawling estate, or an intimate garden party.
Mood: refined and sweet
Palette: pale blue and pink
This incredible arrangement by Tage Andersen, via Twelve Chairs (I can’t read it, but it is a beautiful blog), inspired me to make this board. I haven’t seen Love in the Time of Cholera, but it is one of my favorite books by far, and this inspiration board is how I translate it into a wedding.
Mood: tropical refinery, New World elegance
Palette: mahogany, tan, green, gold