It must be the weather, but I find myself drawn to soft colors these days. Here, rustic, French country lavender comes to the big city. A chic short dress, an urban venue, paired with a simple hand-tied bouquet, jars of lavender, and antique French linens. I imagine an intimate family dinner followed by meeting up with friends for dancing.

Mood: French country meets city chic
Palette: sidewalk gray, lavender

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Top row from left: dress via Nibs, lavender bouquet photo by Thayer Allyson Gowdy via Style Me Pretty, cakes from Martha Stewart Weddings, Brooklyn Bridge ceremony photo from Always A Bridesmaid
Row 2: invitation by Wiley Valentine via Oh So Beautiful Paper, boutonniere photo by Teresa Horgan
Row 3: place setting photo by Leigh Miller, jewelry box photo by Wendell T. Webber, lavender photo by Jose Villa, confetti photo by Meg Smith

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  1. Victoria Lynn

    One of my favorites so far (next to the recently yellow board and the dove gray board)! I am actually planning on putting lavender in our invitations :)

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  2. Jane

    kathryn:loving your boards! so many great photos ….

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  3. Em

    I love the idea behind this board! It sounds like a lovely celebration.Emily @ Peach & Pearl

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  4. Michaela

    This is absolutely beautiful! I’m in the midst of planning a spring wedding in the city, thank you for the urban inspiration!

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  5. MsTeacherLady

    So sophisticated! Beautiful!

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  6. Ten Thousand Only

    i want.

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  7. Laura

    I am in awe as usual

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  8. Ashley L.

    I LOVE it! This might be my favorite set so far :)

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  9. nole

    Oh, I love, love lavender. I even wore a lavender-scented perfume at my wedding! This is a lovely board!

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  10. wed in the white city

    Ooo this might be my most favorite inspiration board I’ve seen yet!!

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  11. Dionne

    What a great inspiration board! I got married three months ago and am still loving looking at wedding websites! So lovely! Thanks for sharing.

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  12. Courtney

    I’m loving that dress!

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  13. DomestiGals

    Gray gray gray! I love love love! Thank you, Kathryn, for incorporating half of my wedding palette!xoxo, DomestiGal Jen

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  14. Jena Lepitzki

    It never gets old seeing flowers, candles, and in this case lavendar in those mason jars. That is by far one of my favourite & cost effective decor options.Beautiful Board.

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  15. futuremrsj

    So funny. I was researching lavender bouquets for me and my girls last night. I even like the lavender place settings as boutonnieres for the guys.

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  16. Lady Kickface

    I’m having a lavender wedding. it was originally going to be the colour, but more and more i like the idea of including the scent. I’m planning on a lavender bouquet, and maybe lavender bombonierres. Anyway, i love this.

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  17. Muffy

    The board seems very wintery to me. Love the lavender!

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  18. Michelle

    I love that confeti photo

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  19. veiltales

    So. Sophisticated. Must reconsider wedding colors…

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  20. Engaging Affairs

    For a lavender wedding, we got dried lavender in bulk and made smaller bags for the welcome boxes. It smelled fabulous!Love this look!LauraBridalBubbly

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  21. Wedding Library

    Kathryn, I so wish you could have come to our Wedding Party. Amy Atlas created this amazing table — perfect for this posting!! Hope you like it.http://weddinglibrarybuzz.blogspot.com/2009/01/flavor-of-month.html

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