Board #328 | Gardenias and Coral

Ever since the last issue of Martha Stewart Weddings came out, I’ve been wanting to make an inspiration board around this gardenia bouquet. The combination of a timeless, elegant flower with the unexpected pop of orange-heavy coral seemed perfect to me, and I wanted to make a wedding board that reflected that sense of tradition with a twist. These colors would work well in any season, and play off one another beautifully – and they’re a nice twist on pink and green. (Also, if you haven’t seen the original article from Martha Stewart Weddings, it’s a wonderful concept: inspired bouquets – much like inspired wedding boards!)

Mood: tradition with a twist
Palette: gardenia white, emerald, coral

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Top row from left: bouquet from Martha Stewart Weddings, dress from Brides, handkerchiefs and boutonnieres from Martha Stewart Weddings
Row 2: entrance via This is Glamorous, gardenia topiary
Row 3: champagne photo by Jonathan Canlas, glove photo by Anna Kuperberg via Kelly Oshiro, envelopes from Martha Stewart Weddings, cake from Portland Bride & Groom
Row 4: bouquet by Artfool, vintage Jaguar photo by Arden Photo, green tie via Duet Weddings, orange chair via Desire to Inspire


  • Caitlin says:

    I am so in love with both of the bouquets in this inspiration board. And that green tie!

  • Amy says:

    Very pretty!! I love the coral. It’s such a lovely oclor for a spring wedding.

  • Kristy Goldman says:

    Beautiful! I love gardenias, and this board featuring them is lovely.

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  • Kelly Oshiro says:

    Oh so pretty! I actually have a close friend who’s doing something very similar for her wedding.

  • Michelle Parks McCourt says:

    Oh I love your blog, wish I knew about it when I was getting ready for my wedding last year.

  • Jo Ann says:

    wow, I say WOW! The emerald really puts this over the top! You are amazing!

  • This Girl Asia says:

    Where can I find little gloves like that? I’ve searched everywhere!

  • Courtney says:

    I have been swooning over this issue, as well. The colour palette is gorgeous and I think it would be perfect for a spring wedding. {Coral is one of my favorite wedding colours}.


  • Jena says:

    I love the colour Coral! I am super excited you included it into your inspiration board.
    I love the brides dress and updo! So pretty.

  • Mrs. Gibbons says:

    I love the shot of the bride!! Can you send me an image of that??

  • inspiredgoodness says:

    Those lace gloves are just darling. A beautiful touch for any lovely bride.

  • perfect bound says:

    I love gardenias. I wanted a gardenia bouquet but my florist said they was too delicate. i wore on in my hair instead. it was all i could do to keep from smelling it all night!

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