Here’s another thing I’m trying to remember as a bride: don’t take yourself so seriously. Have fun with the whole thing – I mean, it’s a party! Parties are fun! Pick up some bottles of bubbly, some packets of confetti, and get some of your favorite folks together – it can be as simple as that! Add some brightly-hued macarons, and you’ve got a modern take on the traditional cake and punch reception. In that spirit, and inspired largely by Chloe Aftel’s wonderful polaroid, I created today’s wedding inspiration board in a sweet lavender and gold palette, with playful details and a bit of humor. Champagne coupes flecked with gold stars add even more sparkle to fizzy libations. Gold polka dots are an unexpected addition to a wedding dress, striking the perfect balance between frivolity and sophistication. And I couldn’t resist including the pop-up wedding chapel, which is open until December 12 at Grand Opening in New York’s Lower East Side. Anyone?

Mood: girly and fun – and a little bit 80s?
Palette: sweet lavender, gold sparkle

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Top row from left: clematis in purple jar styled by Randi Brookman Harris for Martha Stewart Weddings, gold star champagne coupe from Anthropologie via Delphine Ephemera, confetti and lavender lace socks photo by Chloe Aftel via, little dish with gold stars via Concrete and Honey
Row 2: gold confetti stars from Century Novelty, hand-lettered and illustrated invitation by Alice Gabb, Comme des Garcons gold zip clutch from Bird, once-worn Lucienne dress for sale on Once Wed
Row 3: Sofia Blanc de Blancs sparkling wine via A Lovely Morning, Grand Opening Wedding Chapel from New York Magazine via a desert fete, purple and lavender macarons from Paulette

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  1. MeghalinaBee

    i am loving your advice & inspiration! the macarons are absolutely adorable!

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  2. Jen Wooster-McBride

    New Years Eve is such a great day to get married. The guests always have a great time. This board is great because it shows an alternative to the ususally darker color schemes used for NYE>

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  3. Camille @ STYLE NOTES

    So light & bright & cheery! It truly looks like bubbly champagne, brought to life in a wedding! Beautiful & celebratory. Cheers!

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  4. Shana

    One of my new favorites!!!

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  5. {The Perfect Palette}

    so light & fun. An unexpected twist on a New Years color palette.

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  6. Lisa Marie

    I definitely see some '80s in there! Great stuff. Agreed re: not taking it too seriously. It's much easier for your guests to loosen up, mingle & have fun if the couple is lighthearted and enjoying very moment themselves.

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  7. Kaitlin

    This is great. I love it. awesome colors.

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  8. Holly

    Love the soft Lavender and gold, very classy!

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  9. Barchbo

    This is such a great board! Champagne was the inspiration for my rehearsal dinner outfit – wedding inspiration can come from unexpected places.CHEERS!

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  10. 2 By Design

    Loving this board! There's something about a little bubbly that just makes everything better don't you think? Cheers!

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  11. Emily

    Love the sparkle! I keep changing my own wedding colors…just a girl that can't make up her mind. BUT, I know for sure there needs to be sparkles. Great always!

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    I really, really like this! I feel like hosting a party now.

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  13. Stacey Ilyse Photography

    I am loving this…the champagne coupe with stars, the macarons..just enough sparkle.

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  14. Kalyn Johnson

    Love the purple and lavendar macaroons – wish I'd had them at my wedding!

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