Mood:  French-inspired Southern charm
Palette:  black, cream, green

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Row 1:  lemon and orange glazed bundt cake with magnolia from Food & Wine / French chalk board via decor8 / magnolia blooms in jars / cheese straws from Martha Stewart  //  Row 2:  zinc planter from BHLDN / three-tier buttercream cake from Martha Stewart Weddings / vintage French apothecary label via The Graphics Fairy / front door with trees in zinc pots from Homes and Gardens via This is Glamorous  //  Row 3:  buttermilk beignets from Epicurious / checkerboard moss centerpiece in zinc planter from Martha Stewart / glass punch bowl with wedding punch via What to Drink / invitation with black and white striped grosgrain ribbon via Wedding Style Guide  //  Row 4:  Sofia Coppola in Vogue via This is Glamorous / bottles of St. Germain via note to sarah / linen runner table number from Wedding Style Guide / French garden planters via Min Lilla Veranda


For this inspiration board, I imagined a classic Southern wedding with a subtle French twist. Not New Orleans, necessarily, though this would certainly work for a NOLA wedding. Magnolias, bundt cake and punch meet St. Germain, vintage linen, and zinc containers. The black accent adds something unexpected to the otherwise simple garden palette of green and white, without being overpowering. What do you think – does this combination of Southern charm and French inspiration work?

PS – Check back tomorrow for a signature cocktail inspired by this board!


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6 comments posted +add a comment SEE MORE: Inspiration Boards
  1. Lisa

    This is dreamy! The theme is perfectly gorgeous. Definitely one of my favorite inspiration boards :)

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  2. engquist@see what i sea designs

    this board makes me want to go to Paris to eat pastries and then hit as many flea markets as possible (: lovely!

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  3. Caribbean Wedding events

    What a great mix…Southern charm with French accents..exquisite! Love the back on the black dress and the invites with the stripe bow.

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  4. Sheena The Southern Stylist

    Love everything about this…simplicity, with classic black and white..pure perfection!

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  5. Lindsey

    Love this board, especially the cake! I can’t seem to find it on Martha Stewart’s website though, and I would love to see a larger picture of it. Appreciate any help :)

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  6. Soiréebliss! Events

    Such a simple and chic theme, great concept. Thanks for the post!

    Natalie, Soiréebliss! Events

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