Mood: romantic, breezy
Palette: white hibiscus, sand, palm leaf, beach house blue

Our first inspiration board of 2012! And since it’s the midst of winter, I thought some of you might be craving a little destination inspiration. So we’re off to Hawaii! And as much as I love bright colors, I wanted to give you something light and breezy here. Neutrals like white and tan, greenery, and a bit of sun-bleached blue. I’ve drawn inspiration from things like palm trees, pineapples, and white hibiscus flowers, and added a few vintage touches like a retro fan, toy airplane, surfer postcard, and a darling Hawaiian quilt cake (I love Hawaiian quilts!).

Top row from left: palm tree on beach photo by You Look Nice Today, hibiscus embellished envelope with calligraphy by Laura HooperSaipua pineapple centerpiece photo by Justin & Mary, Hawaiian quilt wedding cake from Martha Stewart Weddings
Row 2: photo of bride by Beloved Photo Boutique, vintage Waikiki surfer postcard, orchid and fern bouquet by Ariella Chezar
Row 3: photo of vintage fan by Jose Villa, white hibiscus, photo of leather strappy sandals by Garance Dore, photo with vintage toy plane and brass pineapple by Emma Mitchell via sfgirlbybay


Love Hawaii? Love gorgeous flowers? Check back in a bit for an exciting announcement!


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  1. jillian nicole

    Love that gorgeous, white hibiscus!

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  2. Lacy Mckinney

    I have a love/ hate relationship with your inspiration boards. I love, love, love them and hate them because they make me change my mind every single time.

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  3. Lisa

    Oh, this is gorgeous! So soft and breezy, just like a romantic Hawaii wedding should be :)

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  4. gabe aceves

    love kathryn!

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  5. Jessica [Shimmer+Silk]

    I love that you decided against the bright colors for this board. It’s perfection!!

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  6. sarah k

    I adore this. Most Hawaiian weddings are so “magenta! neon! mai tais!” formulaic. This is so chic and lovely.

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  7. Alexandra

    I love this! I agree with Sarah K.- such a refreshing departure from the usual for Hawaiian weddings. The sandals and vintage fan are esp amazing!

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  9. Rachael

    So beautiful! It can be hard to find none cliche Hawaii wedding inspiration boards! Nice job!

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  10. Modern Weddings Hawaii

    LOVE THIS! What a beautiful, but unexpectedly neutral take on Hawaii. So fresh and modern – we might have to steal this from you. <3

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