Monthly Archives: March 2010

Though one of the first inspiration boards I ever did had a lily-of-the-valley theme, I figure that was long enough ago that I could revisit it (and hopefully improve it) without boring too many folks. It’s a classic choice for weddings – it looks like teeny wedding bells, and is such a charming harbinger of Spring. It’s not the cheapest flower out there (um, at all), and it takes a ton of them to get any sort of volume, but just a few pips in your bouquet, sugar versions on your cake, or vintage millinery flowers on your ring pillow adds a touch of the classic and timeless.

Mood: traditional spring wedding
Palette: classic green and white

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Top row from left: bud vases with lily-of-the-valley from Rebecca Thuss, individual lily-of-the-valley favors from Martha Stewart, lily-of-the-valley boutonniere by Flowerwild
Row 2: ivy garland photo by Elizabeth Messina, cake decorated with sugar flowers via The Bride’s Guide
Row 3: flower girl and seating cards both from Martha Stewart Weddings, Jacqueline Bouvier
Row 4: ring pillow with vintage millinery lily-of-the-valley from Rebecca Thuss, lily-of-the-valley bouquet photo by Aaron Delesie, calligraphy on green envelope by Tara Jones

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Doesn’t this green remind you of the tiny leaf buds that start popping out in early spring? Inspired by this stunning photo of Vera Wang‘s green dress, I thought black slate (a sort of chalkboard gray) and leaf bud green would be a lovely and unexpected Spring palette, and a nice choice for the first inspiration board of March. It has a slightly modern feel that balances sweetly romantic details like bows and springerle cookies and vines, and I think it could work in a wide range of venues from an historic estate to an industrial loft.

Mood: romance with a modern twist
Palette: black slate, pastel spring green, cream white

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Top row from left: pale green Vera Wang dress from Charleston Weddings, centerpiece in zinc container by Dandelion Ranch, chalkboard in ornate frame from Blue Bell Bazaar
Row 2: gray bow corsage by A Alicia, veil from Charleston Weddings, springerle cake from Martha Stewart
Row 3: Amy Butler Design via The City Sage, customized gift bags by Laura Hooper*, bouquet by Ariella Chezar, photo with green grapes by Meg Matyia

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