Board #108 | A Midsummer Night’s Dream

This board is for Ann, who sent in such a lovely request. She wanted some help figuring out how to pull together a romantic, feminine event that still fits with the Navy dress whites many of the men will be wearing. Her wedding will be after dark, and she wants to incorporate calla lilies, ostrich feathers, coconut cake, and varying shades of purple ribbon. To make her “Midsummer Night’s Dream” vision work with these various elements, I used a palette of white and purples. Ann was also concerned that, as a New Yorker getting married in the South, she wouldn’t have a good sense of what makes up Southern style. Honestly, I think this is an event that could work just about anywhere. . .what do you think? If this palette seems too dark, I would incorporate more greenery. Some other alternatives are coconut cupcakes in place of a large cake, more lavender and less plum, and lanterns instead of strings of lights.

Mood: evening romance
Palette: plum, lavender, white

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Top row from left: coconut cake from MS, cars from Magnolia Flowers, Florentine invitation by Oblation Papers, chairs via The Bride’s Cafe, photo by Belathee
Row 2: photo by Elizabeth Messina, bouquet by Michelle Rago (photo by Dasha Wright), centerpiece by Waterlily Pond
Row 3: ribboned stationery from WeddingDIY, cigars from Amber Chic, Navy dress whites
Row 4: drinks photo by Lisa Leigh, centerpiece by Magnolia Flowers, bridesmaids from The Knot


  • Ann says:

    HOW DID YOU DO IT?! Okay seriously, you amaze and astound! Thank you so so much for your vision!!

  • Ann says:

    Also, I love the flowers, I was having the hardest time with that one. And the lights! Ah, I’m thrilled!

  • rebekah @ elizabeth anne designs says:

    Go with your own style Ann! I live in the South and it gets old going to all Southern style weddings.

  • Angel says:

    This is a lovely board, and it’s convinced me that despite what Pantone says, purple is my favorite color for 2008 events.

  • emahlee says:

    this board is lovely! purple is one of my wedding colours- though more plum than lavender- and this board will serve as a great inspiration.

    I love all your boards, by the way, and wish I could have a million weddings because of ’em. I especially like your titles for each of your boards. how clever and creative!

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