Board #582 | Sweet Coral & Playful Peach

Mood: cheery, fun
Palette: coral, peach sherbet, cream

 

February feels like the perfect time of year for a color palette like this, when we’re all ready for the snow to melt and the flowers to bloom, but I do think you could easily make these colors work for spring or summer, too. The coral balances the pink and peach, keeping it from being overly sweet, while playful black pin dots add texture prevent things from getting too fussy (this bow from Ban.do or this dress from Minikin are other fun ways to incorporate this motif).

Row 1: coral bedroom from Kim Timmerman / polka dot paper lanterns via Cecilies Lykke / peach seersucker bow tie from Preston & Olivia / Amber Elin tutu dress from jujubunnyshop  //  Row 2: peach dress by Elie Saab / glitter and coral bobby pins from Ban.do / printable calendar from Oh the Lovely Things / strawberry shortcake from Lady M Confections  //  Row 3: sweet pea and tree peony bouquet from Martha Stewart Weddings / pink watercolor *(help with photo/styling credit please?!)*  / bride with coral lipstick and net blusher veil, photo by Desi Baytan
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Board #581 | Sepia & Jewel

Mood:  Victorian romance
Palette: sepia, gold, white, scarab blue

 

After months of not posting an inspiration board (not since before Caroline was born!), I saw Laura Meyer‘s photo of that pretty little jewel-headed bird, and was struck with what an incredible palette that would be for a wedding. So here we have it: Sepia & Jewel. I imagined this palette for a couple with vintage sensibilities (perhaps a little Downton Abbey-esque?), and a late winter, early spring wedding date. Or fall. This could be beautiful for a fall wedding, with shades of gold and tan, white and cream, and accents of metallic blue. Also, I’m dying to see more brides in unusual gowns, like this stunner from Elie Saab

Row 1: gold maple leaves, photo by Katie Stoops / tree sparrow, photo by Laura Meyers / custom embossed monogram, Wedding Paper Divas / loose curl updo, photo by Evita Goze for Vita Radzina // Row 2: tan and blue gown by Elie Saab / sparkle star headband from Anthropologie / vintage blue velvet ribbon from Textile Art Lace / Victorian inspired wedding cake styled by Rebecca Thuss // Row 3: Victorian wedding bouquet from Martha Stewart Weddings / framed menu by Lucky Luxe Couture Correspondence, featured in Martha Stewart Weddings / gold oak leaf wreath by Wendy Addison

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Mood: tropical, vintage, preppy
Palette: black, white, yellow, cream

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I have sort of a thing for pineapples. I do love how yummy they are, but I also love them as graphic and visual elements – and I love that they’re a symbol of hospitality. What a perfect motif for a wedding! Instead of going beachy, I wanted this inspiration board to feel a little unexpected, so I gave it a sort of vintage preppy twist. And I think it would make for a pretty fun party, if I do say so myself!

Row 1: panama hat with black band, photo by Jamie Beck / invitation with ornate black and white envelope liner from Mr. Boddington / pineapple print fabric by Rubie Greene / Charleston palm trees, photo by Melissa Schollaert, via Entouriste  //  Row 2: five-tier wedding cake with passion fruit curd from Martha Stewart Weddings / miniature pineapple place setting from Wedding Style Guide / tropical white and yellow orchid bouquet from Martha Stewart Weddings / short cutout beach wedding dress by Oscar de la Renta, from Martha Stewart Weddings  //  Row 3: William Aiken House in Charleston, South Carolina / raffia clutch from Mar y Sol / individual hummingbird cakes with pineapple flowers from Martha Stewart / pineapple photo via Green Cilantro  //  Row 4: striped table runner and white roses with privet berries from Martha Stewart Weddings / Mariage Freres label / Veuve Clicquot party photo by Jamie Beck
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Mood: sweet spring luncheon
Palette: pink sugar, butter yellow, white

Today is my 30th birthday! Ryan and my mom had the most wonderful birthday party for me over the weekend, and today I’m treating myself to a prenatal massage. Plus, everything in the world is blooming outside! Every year I feel like Spring is a birthday gift to me – that probably sounds silly, but I can’t help it. There’s something about wisteria and daffodils popping out of nowhere that says celebrate. Anyway, all of that is a very long introduction to this inspiration board, which pulls in some of my favorite spring pastels – buttery yellow and sweet peachy pink – all against a backdrop of clean white and spring green. Rhubarb plays up a mojito cocktail, Peter Rabbit makes an appearance, and potted flowers act as both centerpieces and favors. And a bride wearing blush pink and a giant tulle bow is fun anytime of year!

Row 1: blush pink wedding dress by Watters / Sally Holmes rose bouquet via Once Wed / yellow fondant wedding cake with monogram topper from Martha Stewart Weddings / floral garland arch by Matthew Robbins  //  Row 2: favor boxes with Peter Rabbit tags and yellow ribbon from Michelle Rago / paper accordion lanterns from Martha Stewart Weddings / rhubarb mojito from Not Without Salt via Camille’s Pinterest / white calligraphy on pink envelope by Meagan Tidwell  //  Row 3: letterpress wedding menu by Austin Press / potted zinnia centerpiece from Martha Stewart Weddings / wedding ceremony under oak trees, photo by Elisabeth Millay
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Mood: vintage garden romance
Palette: vine green, parchment paper, pink jasmine

I love the way jasmine vine grows- completely unashamed, it takes over everything and fills the air with perfume. Maybe it’s because the flowers are little, but I’m surprised that I’ve never seen a wedding with florals centered around jasmine – both flower and vine. So I decided to create one in an inspiration board! There’s a bit of a vintage botanical/apothecary motif here, which you could certainly abandon or enhance, depending on the overall look you’re going for. Though I think with jasmine, it’s impossible not to have “romantic” be a descriptor.

Row 1: La Botanique by Regnault via Michaele’s Pinterest / simple jasmine centerpiece by Ariel Dearie for Sunday Suppers / vintage French pharmacy bottles from The Hope Tree  //  Row 2: dress from Ivy & Aster / rhubarb and rosewater cocktails from 101 Cookbooks / bouquet with jasmine and roses from Martha Stewart Weddings  //  Row 3: jasmine centerpiece by Saipua / spring garden letterpress invitation by Austin Press / Liberty of London necktie / cake with stephanotis vine from Martha Stewart Weddings
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