Board #466 | Have your cake…

…and eat it, too! Wayne Thiebaud’s painting of cake inspired today’s wedding board – I love his paintings of cake. I pulled the barely-there blue out of the plates in that painting and made that a key element in this palette. I also couldn’t ignore that sweet little strawberry on top of the cake, so I suppose if this wedding had a motif it would be strawberries. And ruffles.

Mood: flirty, sweet, fun
Palette: strawberry red, buttercream white, faded blue

{click image to enlarge}

Top row from left: ruffled Melissa Sweet dress photo by Tanja Lippert, strawberry cake painting by Wayne Thiebaud, floral headband by Jennifer Behr
Row 2: handkerchief and orchid nosegay photo by Lisa Lefkowitz, silk flower ring pillow from Martha Stewart Weddings
Row 3: RSVP card by Design des Troy, peony centerpiece from Brides, lemonade from Rebecca Thuss, basket of strawberries from Martha Stewart Weddings

PS – Totally unrelated to this post, but for anyone planning on going to WPPI this year, you have to check out the Airhorns and Lasers party. There will be some great hosts and sponsors (including The Flash Dance, Max Wanger, and a bunch of other fabulous folks), and I would so be there if I could.


  • says:

    Love the dress and flowers they go together perfect! Great board!

  • Katherine says:

    I adore this board! I think that paintings make perfect springboards for all kinds of inspiration, and I love that you chose this one!

  • Mama H says:

    Oh my gosh, I want that dress! I usually don't comment, but I really love this board.

  • The Wedding says:

    The fabric flowers on the dress are awesome! Love the frilly flowers in the bouquet and how they match the dress!

  • The Wedding Contessa says:

    Love the fabric flowers on the dress! The frilly wedding bouquet matches the dress perfectly! Fun inspiration board!

  • Catherine says:

    I love how sweet and feminine this wedding is but I just want to point out that if you were using non-local color you would be referring to the shadows cast by the cake or the shading used to make objects appear 3D. The color of the plates and the red of strawberries is considered local color.

  • Philippine Marriage says:

    The Dress looks a bit hip and modern and The cake looks uber delicious.

  • Michele says:

    Oh my, I absolutely adore this board. Theses just get better and better!

  • jessica lynn says:

    kathryn, this has to be one of my favorites yet. the dress + the flowers is so dreamy!!!

  • Brittany Dawn says:

    I am in love with that dress! It goes so well with the theme of the board too! I've heard of brides focusing on a consistent texture throughout their wedding, and this ruffly floral would be a great one!

  • Amber says:

    Love the Wayne Thibaud slice! His paintings would make for such lovely wedding inspiration, especially at the dessert bar.

Leave a Comment

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Skip to toolbar