Inspired by this Luisa Beccaria spread that I first saw on coco + kelley, and by this lovely palette from Martha Stewart Weddings, I thought a lavender and red inspiration board made for a really wonderful summer wedding. It could certainly work in other seasons, but I like the way it feels in a garden setting, with fresh lavender and cherries. The muted almost-gray purple works as a nice backdrop for pops of real cherry red – feminine without being syrupy.

Mood: summer sweet with a touch of sass
Palette: palest lavender, cherry red

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Top row from left: Luisa Beccaria dresses via coco + kelley, invitation via Martha Stewart Weddings, bouquet photo by Thayer Allyson Gowdy, cherry favors from Martha Stewart Weddings
Row 2: dessert table photo by Anna Williams via The Bride’s Guide, Mast Brothers Chocolate, photo by Corbin Gurkin via Duet Weddings
Row 3: photo by Union Photo, boutonnieres from Martha Stewart Weddings, cherry photo by Kathryn Kleinman, pocket squares from Martha Stewart Weddings, photo via Coty Farquhar

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  1. Anna

    My friend Jill chose this color palette for her May wedding and asked me to do the calligraphy on her invite envelopes. We decided to ink them in red which turned out so cool. There are pics on my blog: You're correct that it's a beautiful summer color scheme.

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  2. brides {bliss}

    I love the linens with the red border. You chose pictures with antiquey looks, so it doesn't look like a red-and-purple theme. Lovely as always!

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  3. cassandra @ coco+kelley

    i love this palette! so unique… i don't think i've EVER seen a wedding that uses it! thank you so much for the mention! that luisa beccaria spread is one of my all-time favorites. so so dreamy.

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  4. Michelle

    This is beautiful–the cherry red adds a depth and richness that would otherwise be lacking.

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  5. gina

    wow, i'm not sure i ever would have thought to pair lavender and red…but it works SO well together! positively gorgeous!

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  6. Sarah Elizabeth

    love love love this!

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  7. {The Perfect Palette}

    I love this palette! I've put together a few in theses colors & I'm always pleasantly surpised by how fun & pretty it turns out! Lovely board.

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  8. Melissa

    i've always loved those two color combos!

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  9. Kelley at My Island Wedding

    I just love the casual outdoor feel of these choices.Lovely.-Kelley

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  10. Blair

    What a unique combination–I adore it!

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  11. Traveling bride

    Love this, and lavender makes everything smell so amazing and has an amazing calming effect. And Red well that goes without saying I have red.

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  12. Candelabras

    Thanks for the wonderful read. Candelabras are definitely the love of my life, so I will definitely recommend your website to my visitors – I’m a big fan! Some of my favorite candelabras include Hanging Candelabras, Fireplace Candelabras, Fireplace Candelabras, and Wall Candelabras. All the best!

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