Happy March! Is spring here yet?

In my mind, I could smell lilacs the entire time I was working on this inspiration board. I love it! And this is my favorite kind of purple – the kind you find in nature, against a backdrop of green and white. I also made this board because I was feeling sort of an overdose on wedding details and trends, and wanted something that focused on just a few pretty things. One gorgeous flower, repeated. Champagne and cake, and maybe some of your aunt’s famous shortbread (with or without a personalized stamp). Lawn games and a jazz band for a sweet afternoon celebration. Lovely, but nothing fussy.

(While we’re on the subject of wedding overdosing, you might like this post over on A Practical Wedding. A little sanity for any brides who might be feeling overwhelmed with ideas.)


Mood: simple, classic and lovely
Palette: fresh green, purple lilac, clean white


Top row from left: photo of punch table under a tree by Corinna Raznikov via True & Wesson, letterpress invitation with green motif by Blue Ribbon Design, lavender wreath by Rebecca Thuss for Martha Stewart Weddings
Row 2: photo of gorgeous lilac centerpiece by Tara Whittaker via Wedding Chicks, photo of champagne bucket by Thayer Gowdy
Row 3: photo of bouquet with embroidered handkerchief by Beaux Arts Photographie via The Bride’s Cafe, Jenny Packham dress from Brides UK, stamped shortbread from Martha Stewart Weddings, photo of classic white convertible by Gertrude & Mabel for Rosemary Events
Row 4: photo of croquet set by Jose Villa, lilac centerpiece with jam favors by Chelsea Fuss for Project Wedding, three layer wedding cake with white petals from Martha Stewart Weddings, lilac bouquet by Chelsea Fuss


If you like this inspiration board, you might also like:

Board #452: A Taste for Timeless
Board #483: Lilac and Lemonade
Board #276: Keep It Simple

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  1. artdecodiamonds

    The black and white photo is lovely! Its very vintage looking.

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  2. ArticulateArt

    This is so elegant! I love purple!

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  3. katie {aisle candy}

    This board is so gorgeous! Lilacs are always so beautiful.. I especially love the image of the bride and groom in the VW bug!

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  4. Kirby {Colors of Honey}

    purple is such a great colors for weddings! I love when I see a wedding with lots of shades of purple.

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  5. Leika @ The Modest Bride

    Now THIS is my kind of romantic. “Lovely, but nothing fussy” — you hit the nail on the head!!

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  6. Eyecharts

    This is lovely! I love the lilacs, they bring everything together very nicely.

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  7. Heidi@TrulyEngaging

    ooh, I am partial to lilacs~ they were picked the morning of and all over our wedding reception! Heavely…
    thanks for the awesome reminder and lovely board :)

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  8. melissa paul

    Love lilac, nothing so beautiful than a mass of them together! lovely post…

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  9. Becky

    Wow so pretty! Those cookies look so tempting :)

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  10. Lara Kimmerer

    I love lilacs, so much! I actually incorporated them into my logo because of how much they mean to me. Can’t wait to smell them soon! Beautiful board!

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  11. Shana

    I want lilac to be one of my wedding colors and flowers!

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  12. {Perpetually Engaged}

    I second the lawn games! There just aren’t enough croquette games and cocktails these days ;)

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  13. the Perfect Palette

    We made a purple palette today too! Today just felt like a lavender kind of day! Lovely palette!

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  14. Karen Buckle

    Oh my gosh – that car! Gorgeous Storyboard!

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  15. Sarah

    Oh, these are really beautiful! Lilac seems to be a good fit for March. x

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  16. Chandra

    You’ve out done yourself! Just beautiful inspiration!

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  17. No Coast Design

    LOVE your inspiration boards!! They are great even if you’re not a bride – I’m getting ideas for my house…

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  18. I Want Wedding Champagne!

    I absolutely adore lilacs, they have such a wonderful and strong fragrance!

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