How about a little trip to Provence? Imagine sipping a cool glass of wine on the terrace, the lazy afternoon sunlight gilding the lavender fields, the distant chime of church bells the only sound other than the droning of fat bees drunk on the heady perfume of the flowers. Guess where I want to be right now?
Since I can’t pick up and travel halfway across the world to France, I had to get creative and come up with an inspiration board to capture a little piece of Provence instead. Ideal for an al fresco dinner, use clean lines, campagne touches, and herbs and flowers to bring a little piece of France to your rehearsal dinner or reception!
Photo Credits: Reception Table via 100 Layer Cake; Place Setting via Erin Ax Events; Cake via Brides; Bride via Borrowed and Blue; Escort Cards via Style Me Pretty; Centerpiece via Lovely Dream Wedding
If you’re like me you’re having a tough time getting into the swing of the week - it’s only Tuesday?!? - then this styled brunch shoot should help get you back into that weekend state of mind. Brunch weddings are enjoying a rise in popularity these days, and for good reason! Who doesn’t love a scone? Or that chair wreath?
- via Grey Likes Weddings
My favorite color palette - rich purples and silver - are offset by shimmering linens, delicate napkins, and the perfect modern place setting
- via Martha Stewart Weddings
Asked by gatesalexandria
Hi! You’re also my young, hopeless romantics so I tried to bring both of your concepts together - personal touches with a vintage elegance and charm. You said soft colors and I picked creamy white, pale blue, and antique gold accented by blushes and peaches. I love the delicacy of the ribbon ties around the bouquet, as well as how the ceremony arch, photo arch, and chair echo lace.
You also mentioned personal touches in your first message - use lots of photos, personal anecdotes, and meaningful pieces in your wedding decor. I have couples who create tables numbers with a photo of the two of them on one side and a story about the photo on the other; make it personal to the two of you and your relationship.
Asked by lucyzloml
First off - congratulations on 10 years! That’s really impressive and you should absolutely celebrate. I went for strong harvest colors in jewel tones for the classic autumn feeling you wanted. The pops of gold are completely on theme but unexpected and luxurious. I think my favorite is the gold painted leaf escort cards. And maybe the mason jar chandelier.
Run with all of those fall elements you want to incorporate but make sure that they speak to the two of you - if pumpkin spice lattes and cardigans are your favorite parts about the season, find a way to work them in too. You have ten years of history to work with so make sure that the day really reflects the two of you and who you have become together.
I like that the swoop of the napkin echoes the draped lights along the ceiling, but I have NO IDEA how they folded the napkin that way, let alone got it to stay! Can I interest you in a lily fold? That’s as fancy as my napkin skills get.
(also satin napkins are useless - not even a little absorbent. Poly/Cotton is the way to go!)
Note: I’m doing things a little differently with boards now – instead of ‘answering’, I’m uploading all the photos individually in a photo post so you can click for larger versions!
What I got from this request is drama and elegance! You’re not afraid to go big or outside the box. I’m a huge classic movie fan, so I went for photos that evoked that glamour and mystique – modern day by way of Philadelphia Story. I’d stick with a deep ruby or burgundy to keep your red feeling rich and also incorporate the winter feel without distracting too much from the primary theme. I chose vibrant bouquets for the bridal party, which will pop against those blue bridesmaid dresses and your black one. I think the gold linens – while outside your color scheme – will make the reds and blues pop without being overwhelming. Incorporate red or white frosted candles for even more of the winter feel. No matter what venue you go with, classic cocktails are a must! Guests should toast you with a sidecar or a champagne cocktail!