Board #294 | Playful Poppy

Oh, I love red when it doesn’t take itself too seriously. Cherry red. Poppy red. Paired with cream and a few touches of the palest pink, red is playful and cheerful, rather than overly dramatic. I imagined a winter wedding when creating this inspiration board, but I think this palette could easily be translated into a spring or summer wedding. The yarn-wrapped vase by Paul Lowe is a simple detail that adds so much texture and interest, and I think a yarn-wrapped bouquet stem would work here, too. A variety of fun patterns adds to the playfulness of this look.

Mood: whimsical, bright
Palette: poppy red, cream, touches of pale pink

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Top row from left: calligraphy by Linea Carta via Brooklyn Bride, flower veil by Ellen Christine Millinery via Little Winter Bride, cake from Martha Stewart Weddings, getaway car photo by Drew B via The City Sage
Row 2: yarn-wrapped vase from Sweet Paul, photo by Whitebox Weddings, red table setting from Martha Stewart Weddings via Once Wed
Row 3: Lara Helene dress from Brides, milk and cookies favors from Martha Stewart Weddings, ring pillow by Twigs & Honey, boutonniere via Brooklyn Bride
Row 4: flowers by Custom Event Group, stationery by Poppies for Grace, chihuahua and striped skirt, bouquet by Chelsea Fuss via Once Wed


  • Laurel_Speak says:

    red is my favorite color… thats why i used it for my wedding!

  • Kimberlee says:

    oh, everything about this board is just beautiful. dahlias are my favourite as well!! x

  • Brooke Rane says:

    i love your images for this board…especially the calligraphy up top and the little pot of flowers. so sweet.

  • Teresa says:

    The red lip might be my favorite part of this board. Gotta love a red lip!

  • One Love Photo says:

    I am so loving red these days. The perfect balance of red touches with all the fresh white. Very cool!

  • Ellen Christine Millinery says:

    Storyboards are the starting point, and the inspiration for all of us…….thank you for including one of our headpieces in yours……..
    Ellen Christine

  • LaFlacaD aka Dianne says:

    Let me just say that those small cartons of milk are hard to come by now. I contacted so many dairies when I put together a milk & cookies theme party for my daughter where milk and cookies were the favor. I finally ended up with plastic bottles that had a vintage glass bottle look from Ronnybrook farms. But yeah – difficult to get the old mini cartons.

  • Pretty Bride says:

    i love the red, especially with a few light pink accents… great board!

  • Jessamyn Harris says:

    oh I love this! I didn’t think I was a big “red” girl (okay, despite being a redhead), but this is just fabulous.

  • manvi @ mochatini says:

    ooooo. such a pretty board. thanks for the lovely inspiration.

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