Board #288 | White and Cream

A few months ago I made an all-white inspiration board that was slightly modern, in shades of cool white and gray. Today’s board also uses an all-white palette, but it is warmer, and though the difference might be subtle, it does create a distinct look. The large round balloons, kitschy paper bells, and a cake decorated with crepe paper flowers add a touch of whimsy to a classic and sophisticated wedding. Cherry red nail polish adds just a touch of unexpected color. And how much do I love that dress by Victoria Beckham – who knew?

Mood: warm and classic, whimsical romance
Palette: warm white, cream, pale yellow

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Top row from left: car photo from Martha Stewart Weddings, tiered centerpiece via Poppytalk, Victoria Beckham dress via Classic Bride, dessert buffet by Amy Atlas (photo by Gemma Comas)
Row 2: shawl by Karen Nicol, invitation by Ceci New York, bouquet and crepe paper flower cake both from Martha Stewart Weddings
Row 3: paper bell decorations from Martha Stewart Celebrate, rose boutonniere photo by Eclectic Images, net veil photo by Jennifer Bowen
Row 4: ring photo by Whitebox Weddings, paper cone photo by Belathee, guest boutonnieres from Martha Stewart Weddings, embroidered napkins


  • Kosha says:

    I’ve just discovered your blog, and absolutely love all of your ideas! I’m currently tossing around the idea of gray bridesmaids dresses and fuchsia accents for my own wedding? Have you done any gray and fuchsia inspirational boards?? Do you have any suggestions?

  • I tried on a dress like that – designer – Nehman Marcus – still under $500 (funny how when it’s just a white dress, not a wedding dress, the price is a order of MAGNITUDE less, sigh) Anyway, I loved it, I wouldn’t take it off. It was so simple, but so great.

    No quite right for the garden party we are having but so right for something more modern or a courthouse bash.

  • coolbride2 says:

    Oh yes, so chic and elegant! Me and my hubby had a white wedding with some cutesy things added in. I actually picked out my engagement ring on, totally recommended btw, just ask Rachel Ray! Anyways at our wedding we had cupcakes and heart shaped candies for the guests and confetti with our pictures on them!

  • Allie says:

    Gorgeous! I’m using shades of white and cream as the foundation for our palette, so I love boards like this. There’s something so orderly yet romantic about white-on-white.

  • Sugar & Spice Event Design says:

    i love the door hangings. how wonderful is that. stay inspired! it is the only way you can preserve the edge in your business!

  • Monica Rae says:

    White is always in good taste. When in doubt, choose white for your wedding. Unless you are a guest of course. :-)

  • vyctorya says:

    beautiful..any idea where i can purchase those “round” balloons? thanx!

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