Despite being the middle of January, it’s felt downright Spring-like here in the Bay Area. Or maybe that’s just wishful thinking on my part. Either way, I was inspired by Coralie Bickford-Smith’s gorgeous book cover to create an early spring wedding board, with lots of romantic details: velvet ribbon, flourishing calligraphy, loose florals. I also just adore these colors together, the way the not-quite black plays off the vibrant green and crisp white.

Palette: matte fig black, green velvet, white
Mood: romantic early spring

Top row from left: champagne photo by Eric Kelley via Grey Likes Weddings, Arcadia mural from Anthropologie, bouquet with green velvet ribbon by Amy Merrick, book cover design by Coralie Bickford-Smith
Row 2: amazing tree photo by Cooper Carras, calligraphy by Betsy Dunlap
Row 3: flowers by Amy Merrick, photo of honeydew melon and concord grapes from My New Roots, vintage key with black ribbon via Style Me Pretty, dress by Samuelle Couture


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I had a couple accessories in mind for the bride of this inspiration board, that I thought would look gorgeous with that dress from Samuelle Couture… consider this an inspiration board bonus!

{feather headband / leaf motif earrings / gray suede pumps}

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  1. Eric Kelley

    So honored be on here! Thanks! : )

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  2. Lora Elaine

    love this, of course!

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  3. jillian nicole {uniquely chic events}

    That dress is gorgeous! Thanks so much for always sharing the most beautiful inspiration boards!:)

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  4. Ryan Grady

    Best tree ever!

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  5. Rebecca Hansen

    That tree is amazing!

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  6. Christina

    Beautiful inspiration board, and what a fabulous book cover! I actually did a wedding this August with a similar color palette and feel – green and dark grey, with blush pink as a floral accent. I found the pink really added a romantic, feminine touch.

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  7. chandra ~ oh lovely day

    Love this one! The gold key is my fave.

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  8. Weston Neuschafer

    I am really digging the color palette that is used for this wedding. a vintage grey and green mixes so well. The invitation is phenomenal, oh wait, that is a book, lol.

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  9. Melissa Hill

    Thank you so much for featuring our headband!

    If anyone has any questions we’d be delighted to help, of course.

    Thanks again …

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  10. Janice

    This is gorgeous!! We are in the middle of planning our destination wedding based on the lovely French Country Chic board you had, and vintage skeleton keys will play a role in our decor as well!

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  11. Biz

    can we call this the downton abbey board?

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