Since this weekend marked the unofficial start of summer, it seemed time to post some summer wedding ideas. For today’s inspiration board, I imagined a sweetly feminine garden party – something that would work just as well for a bridal shower as for a wedding. The palette is mostly pastels, with lilac and lavender, as well as barely-there sunlight yellow. A touch of deep plum purple adds sophistication. Mismatched glass bottles as bud vases aren’t the most original idea, but purple glass is unexpected (and lovely). And how about the perfect recipe for this wedding – lavender lemonade. Mood: sweet summer garden Palette: lilac and lavender, lemonade, sunlight {click image to enlarge}

Top row from left: purple lanterns from Martha Stewart Weddings, lemonade with straw flags from Rebecca Thuss, stamped glassine favor bag by Passing Notes, white peony in purple bottle via A Creative Mint Row 2: photo of peony bouquet by Jose Villa, garden table from Utterly Engaged styled by Summer Watkins, clematis styling by Randi Brookman Harris, cupcakes with flowers styled by Selina Lake Row 3: notecard by Ice Cream Social, shoes with rosettes and purple flowers both via This is Glamorous

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  1. Kristen Nichols

    so fresh and lovely. a perfect start for summer!

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  2. Em

    This is just lovely! I think that's really the only word to describe it. Love the Ice Cream Social stationery!

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  3. DreamWedding

    What a beautiful, delicate combination!

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  4. Alejandra Ramos

    I adore the sweet lilac tones of this one! It feels so elegant and dreamy. You're back on a roll with these, lady! :)

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  5. Blue Green Arts

    I love this color combination, it's so fresh and pretty!

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  6. AmyLynne

    OH I love it!

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  7. forget.me.knot.weddings

    Love the soft colors!

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  8. MISS B

    Oh I love this combo, very creative I would have never thought to put them together so soothing!

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  9. hip hip gin gin

    Love this inspiration board, so summery and pretty!! Lemon and lavender are two of my favorite things so putting them together makes me very happy!

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  10. Shana

    Oh, ohh! I love it!

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  11. bob

    i think you've just made me a fan of purple :) so pretty!

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  12. Luna and Chloe

    The perfect way to start off June! I am loving this color combo – so pretty and perfect for summer!xoxokristi

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  13. KSTrillian

    Beautiful color combo…and thanks for the little burst. My colors are all shades of blues and purples and I'm using lavender glass!

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  14. Jessica [ frequently full ]

    This is a perfect example why I love your site and your perfect eye. What a deliciously pretty board!

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  15. thegirlinthepinkweddingdress.com

    I love the purples and the lemonade fits in so beautifully.

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  16. Lily

    Ooh! So fresh and magical feeling. Truly lovely.

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  17. Color Me Confused | Adventures to the Altar

    [...] When we moved to June, I thought the colors were a little too dark for summer, and I was feeling that E was feeling uncomfortable with my color choice, so I went brighter: purples and yellows! It was being fed to me in every direction by wedding blog land, so I thought I would give it a try. inspiration board via Snippet and Ink [...]

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