I seem to have a thing for elegant estates these days – there’s just something so exquisite and timeless about them, and they’re perfect inspiration for something as lovely as a wedding. With the Atlanta History Center as my imagined venue, I created an inspiration board for a bride with a love of Jane Austen (hair, dress, flowers), and a taste for lemons (cocktails, cake, decor). Because this isn’t a Jane Austen-themed wedding, or a lemon-themed wedding, these two motifs can blend seamlessly together for a beautiful look.

Are you using more than one motif in your wedding?

Mood: timeless garden romance
Palette: sweet lemon yellow, garden green, white linen

Top row from left: Atlanta History Center, champagne cocktails with lemon twist from Martha Stewart Weddings, rose bouquet, miniature cake with lemons by K. Rose Cakes
Row 2: lemon pavlova desserts from Martha Stewart Weddings, Gwyneth Paltrow as Emma, wedding menu with yellow ribbon from Martha Stewart Weddings, candelabra via Style Me Pretty
Row 3: Regency-era inspired dress by Alberta Ferretti from Brides, invitation with bumblebee by Ceci New York, dramatic arrangement with lemons from Martha Stewart Weddings, vintage handkerchief via The Fabled Needle

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

Board #121: A Jane Austen Wedding
Board #17: When Life Gives You Lemons
Board #401: Lemon and Sugar

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  1. Kelly Sauer

    And I thought yesterday’s was good… Beautiful!

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  2. notaminx.blogspot.com

    Beautiful! Have you seen the Old Westbury Gardens in New York? Cruel Intentions was shot there, and it is my ideal wedding venue!

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  3. The Memory Journalists

    Great idea to blend 2 motifs. Thanks for sharing. I would not have thought of that and it can totally work…obviously. This board is gorgeous!

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  4. s.suh

    Loved the movie Emma! And really like the yellow and green details in this look. beautiful.

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  5. Wedding Invitations Australia

    Loving the colour scheme, and the letterpress wedding invitations are just quaint!

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  6. Rachel - theWeddingVine

    I loved Gwyneth as Emma and this image is gorgeous!

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  7. Dynamite Weddings

    love the cap sleeve of that dress!

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  8. Ann

    Love the attention to detail – candles in the daytime lend a lovely romantic feel to it – I can image guests having secret moments in quiet corners of the gardens.

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  9. Kelli Taylor/Daniel Taylor Photography

    This is so elegant, like a Victorian novel come to life!

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  10. the perfect palette

    a perfect palette for spring! I’ve always loved how yellow seems to go effortlessly with green and ivory!

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