A friend of mine (from why back in elementary school!) requested a board with black, white, grey, and shades of purple. This is a pretty formal and muted palette, so I kicked it up a notch by throwing in a striped motif. Stripes are great because you can incorporate them throughout the wedding, from linens, to attire, to invites, to the cake! Enjoy!
I have a serious crush on this festive and fun color combo. It has the feminine coral touches without being over-the-top girly and is also glamorous with the touches of gold. I usually don’t LOVE pink in a wedding, unless it’s brightly hued and combined with some fun non-pink colors. I pulled some of my favorite images from a shared Pinterest board for this board. Hope you enjoy!
The numbers will link you to the original, gorgeous weddings these images are pulled from! Clockwise from top left 1. These Bari Jay bridesmaids dresses are a personal favorite! / 2. How sweet and simple is this cake? Perfect for an outdoor bride / 3. I have serious love affair with succulents / 4. Mason jars with striped straws are a perfect way to serve a signature cocktail! / 5. Those envelope liners and fun quirky calligraphy drive me wild! So fun! / 6. Turquoise bow ties are the bees’ knees. / 7. Kate spade. Need I say more?
So…I’m so obsessed with my own wedding, that I decided to make an inspiration board with 100% of the images pulled from our day. Special thanks to Stephen DeVries for the amazing photos.
1. Koozies – Corey designed the koozies, and Personalized Drinkware printed his custom design on their neoprene koozies. We loved them!
2. Save the Dates – Corey and I designed the save the dates, they are printed on paper from Paces Papers, and we got them printed and cut out at Sam Flax. We loved the fun quirkiness of postcards! Read more about our paper products here.
3. Initials – My mother sewed the ‘placemat’ under the letters, assembled the letters on the base, and Corey spray painted them. The letters are plain cardboard from a local craft store. This was a $5 project.
4. Shoes – Kate Spade’s ‘Crown’ – you can read ALL about them on this post.
5. Straws – We already had the straw holders and mom printed paper labels to cover the Coke labels on them. The striped straws are from Kikkerland.
6. Cake – I loved loved loved my wedding cake. I designed it and Hilde from Magnificent Cakes brought the design to life. It was delicious too! The bunting cake topper was from an Etsy store called domesticcharm. Katelyn, who owns the store was so great to work with!
7. Bridal Clutch – I ordered this custom clutch from Waterpath Designs on Etsy. I loved how I was able to customize the fabric and they even sewed a grey lining on the inside for me! It was only $30!
8. We collected glass bottles from EVERYWHERE. Ikea, Hobby Lobby, Michael’s, antique stores, relatives’ attics, you name it! All in all, there was about 150 bottles! The great thing about the bottles was that they were high impact, so we didn’t have to have lots of flowers to make an impression.
9. Bridal Bouquet – I asked the florist for dusty miller (how appropriate), coral colors, succulents, billy balls, and something white and fluffy. This is what they came up with and I ABSOLUTELY loved it. The florists were Rachel Gaudel and Andy Boyles. I told the florist to wrap a swatch of the leftover chevron fabric around the base. It turned out adorable!
10. Bridesmaids’ bouquet – I love it just as much as mine. The white tulips were such an elegant addition!
11. Boutonniere – The florist wrapped the fabric around his bout and used succulent, dusty miller, and billy ball.
12. Bridesmaids dresses – I let the girls all pick out their own Lula Kate style and choose from three colors I thought looked pretty together. The dresses are all from Bella Bridesmaid in Birmingham. I thought they looked gorgeous and the Silk Shantung fabric coordinated beautifully with my gown.
Inspiration Board #5 – Navy, Purple, and Lace
I made this for a very good friend of mine – you know who you are!! When she told me the color palette, I instantly pictured a lush garden reception with classic and formal details, but a little on the non-traditional side. I envisioned a groom in a dark suit with a bright fun tie and bridesmaids in fun dresses. These anthropologie gowns fit the bill! I love the subtle inclusion of lace in the cake and the bridesmaids adorable gowns. The Anna Maier Ulla-Maija gown is to DIE for. I also love Sperry tents for a garden reception in the spring. Tell me what you think below!
1. Cake – classic and elegant
2. Groom’s outfit – fun and formal, but not stuffy!
4. Sperry tent – totally gorgeous. So worth the expense ( they are VERY pricey! )
5. Bouquet – the wedding this bouquet came from has STUNNING flowers.
6. Bridesmaids – adorable. ‘Nuf said.
7. Invite – I couldn’t find where these came from but I LOVE the classic filigree but the modern layout.
I made this board for a sweet friend of mine that lets me indulge her day in and day out with wedding mumbo jumbo. I asked her if she were to get married, what her dream color palette would be. She asked for a nautical feel with navy, coral, white, and seafoam (which I went with more light lime in this board). The result is below! I encourage you to click the links as well – the weddings featured are all stunning.
Clockwise from top left:
1. Boutonniere – a small pop of coral
2. Adorable ring bearer – I just LOVE his outfit!
4. Reception space – I just love how glam this is!
5. Bouquet – don’t you just LOVE that striped bouquet wrap? So nautical!
6. Wedding cake – this is so whimsical and I love the stripes and the rope!
Hope y’all love it! I think this would be a stunning wedding if I must say so myself.
1. Coral Ombre birthday cake – I really love this style of cake – I bet it’d be very expensive for a whole wedding cake, but super cute if you were doing multiple cakes.
2. Centerpiece with coral peony – I also love the milk glass arrangement, colorful and fun!
3. ‘Eat, Drink, They’re Married’ sign – Perfect signage for a reception!
4. My floral bouquet – picture by Stephen DeVries Photography – It was fun taking my bouquet and applying it to a very different color palette than what I had at my own wedding! That’s what I loved about my bouquet, it was so versatile!
5. Yellow bridesmaids – I have liked this bridesmaid’s dress assortment for a very long time, one of the weddings I saw early in the process and it’s just stunning.
Hope you enjoy!