When I was brainstorming inspiration board ideas for Halloween, I kept thinking of Pierrot and Harlequin, and was inspired to created something from that. Pierrot’s costume was the main inspiration here. His ruffled collar and cuffs inspired a dramatic ruffled wedding gown. The black-and-white palette made me think of whimsical chalkboard typography and calligraphy, but I also added some pale pink for a little romance. Pierrot’s pom poms made me think of this dark chocolate truffle-studded wedding cake, and his painted face translates to real life in the form of black wing-tip liquid eyeliner.

So what do you think? Could you pull inspiration from such an unexpected source?

Mood: dramatic whimsy
Palette: black, white, baby doll pink

Top row from left: chalkboard art by Dana Tanamachi, vintage Pierrot with mandolin, chocolate truffle cake by April Reed, anemone bouquet by Matthew Robbins for Martha Stewart Weddings
Row 2: bar cart from Lonny, ruffle neck dress by Bill Blass, black and white harlequin wallpaper from Better Homes & Gardens via Apartment Therapy
Row 3: pierrot photo by Tim Walker, white on black calligraphy by Maybelle Imasa-Stukuls, vintage Pierrot photo, harlequin photo by Tim Walker
Row 4: black flats with ankle bows via Man Repeller, pink cocktails via Camille Styles, black wing tip eyeliner via A Cup of Jo


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  1. Kristen Nichols

    Love-would be a brilliant wedding theme any time of year!

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  2. Justine

    Gorgeous. I’d also love this as a bridal shower theme. Or really any kind of party. It’s just THAT pretty.

    ~Stop Me if You’ve Heard This One

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  3. The Perfect Palette

    lovely palette…

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  4. Plum Pretty Sugar Loungerie

    Love, love this post! Beautiful colors!



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  5. Kelly Sauer

    OMG – SO cool! You come up with the most unique ideas – this one is perfect for a sweet Halloween!

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  6. anastasia

    lovely colours and images!!

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  7. Ashley Porter

    I am so in love with this color palette right now. I just love the combination of black and blush! I would love to see someone one use these colors at a winter wedding.

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  8. Laurel {Esla Events}

    Adore this palette. So romantic yet modern.

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  9. Rebekah {Bayside Bride}

    I’ve very recently been fawning over pink and gold inspiration boards and wedding colors. Needless to say I love the touches of pink and the anemones.

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  10. chandra ~ oh lovely day

    you know how much I love your inspiration boards. this one is so pretty and whimsical!

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  11. Emily Messegee

    Your inspiration boards are lovely!

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