Archive for the ‘Inspiration Boards’ Category

There is something so dainty and feminine about lace.  It has always had a star role in bridal apparel but is now a huge trend in wedding decor as well. We found so many lace ideas that is was hard to narrow down our favorites.

This French inspired bridal cap is stunning. Monogrammed hankies are so sweet and perfect gifts for mothers, grandmothers and bridesmaids.  We love the way an heirloom handkerchief looks on a bouquet. This lace inspired bracelet would look beautiful for the wedding and could definitely be worn again afterwards.

Lace and mason jars as votives – Yes Please! And for cupcake liners. And for an inner envelope for invitations!

This invitation suite has a lace pattern in the great color scheme of peach and gray.  A lace clutch would be great for a bride or her stylish bridesmaids.

How clever is the idea of using a doily under a glass plate as a name card?  This cake is simply beautiful with the lace pattern to add texture and contrast. Even the popular trend of bunting can be combined with lace handkerchiefs to create a vintage look.

If you don’t want the lace bridal veil or just want something fun to wear at the reception you could opt for this lace and floral fascinator. These lace shoes are yet another fun bridal accessory.  We adore the detail in this Irish linen ring bearer pillow and handkerchief.  And because we love fans (its hot here and this is fashionable & functional) we had to include this battenburg lace version.

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A Southern garden staple, zinnias are our inspiration today.  The bright fun flowers come in so many colors including orange, hot pink, yellow and magenta.  Known for their heat tolerance in hot Southern summers, zinnias can easily be picked and used for wedding flowers.

We love these cotton taffeta bridesmaids dresses from J.Crew.  They come in all of the same fabulous colors as zinnias. The fun zinnia tissue paper poms above all come from a great store called PomLove on Etsy.

The fabulous thing about zinnias is that because of the large blooms and variety in color, when simply placed in jars or made into bouquets– you still get a lot of variety and texture without adding any additional varieties of flowers or greenery.  Seed packets could be used as name cards, favors or even included or made into the invitation!

How gorgeous are these pink and orange linens with gold chivari chairs?  And we love these zinnia cocktail napkins.  We found zinnias everywhere including on this invitation. We You could even give little potted zinnias as favors.  How adorable!

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Picnics mean gingham, over sized bright stripes, umbrellas, and vintage style blankets and quilts.  We were excited to work these ideas into a few wedding inspiration boards.

This actual picnic wedding was on the Ruffled Blog.  How simple and charming is the basket full of blankets?

We would have to include picnic tables somewhere.  We love these with the simple white lanterns.  An idea for food would be to create a boxed lunch station where guests will have choices. Pink gingham is an alternative to classic red picnic gingham.  We would mix and match the gingham with over sized pink stripes like those on this umbrella.

Picnics don’t have to be bland.  Check out the picnic vignette above with all of the bright colors.  A picnic drink station would not be complete without quilts.  We would include the fun striped paper straws with gingham flags.

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Sometimes you really don’t know what’s out there until you take a good look.  This was definitely one of those times when we were inspired by a random idea and a quick search of the internet resulted in an unbelievable amount of data. Honestly, how much deer-inspired wedding materials can there be out there?  Well there was definitely more than we thought.  It all started with the invitation suite we found below on the Wedding Chicks blog.

With a few changes in color scheme we created a theme all our own. We hope you like it – we had a lot of fun with this one!

These ‘love deer’ invitations are woodland but chic and modern (we didn’t think it was possible either) and how perfect are these, “Thanks, Deer,” cards for thank you notes?    Dancing Deer makes a variety of other baked goods and it was hard for us to decide but for favors we would give Dancing Deer Bakery Old Fashioned Buttermilk Pancake and Waffle Mix – YUM!

This antler taper holder would look great nestled in with this rustic grouping of jars wrapped with twine and the tree ring table number. We couldn’t resist including this wooden doe and deer cake topper.

We would use the tree and deer decal above for the background of a photo booth wall.  If we had a dessert table we would try to incorporate these Spode woodland deer serving pieces. Check out this awesome tablescape with actual antlers incorporated into the centerpieces.

Celebrity Sidenote: Miranda Lambert and Blake Shelton were wed under a floral adorned arch of antlers.

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How often the ‘I’ of Roy G. Biv goes ignored.  Today we choose to give him his day in the sun! Indigo is not only a beautiful color but has been grown as a crop in the Southeastern United States since colonial times.

We think blueberries are more indigo than actually blue and we think they look great simply placed atop this classic white cake.  The blueberry mojito not only keeps the color scheme going but sounds absolutely delicious! The indigo escort cards mixed with other shades of blue is fun and aesthetically pleasing.  This Jenny Yoo bridesmaids dress is stunning and would look so sharp next to this navy suit and the orange tie adds such a great pop of color!

Indigo invitations looks stunning with addresses written in white ink calligraphy. Indigo accents and floral designs on these imitation Ming plates and bud vases would look fabulous when placed on tables and mixed with these navy bud vases as well. A bride and her maids would look stunning with  these Max and Chloe earrings and guests can keep cool with these indigo fans that could even be personalized.

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Chalkboard paint is more versatile than ever with different formulas that can paint on a variety of different materials and come in a variety of colors.  A chalkboard evokes childhood memories and provides a rustic and quaint air to decor.

From Top Left Corner Clockwise {Table Numbers, Zinc name cards, Creative engagement announcement with balloons, Chalkboard Planter, Chalkboard directional sign, Ornate white framed Chalkboard, Pink framed Chalkboard}

From Top Left Corner Clockwise {Glitter chalkboard photo booth prop, Dessert bar, Paper chalkboard menu card, Green chalkboard invite, Surfboard menu board, Chalkboard finish napkin rings}

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Not everyone opts for the afternoon or evening wedding.  This post is for you brides who get married early enough in the day to serve your guests a beautiful breakfast or brunch after your ceremony.

The biscuit is a Southern staple so a Biscuit Bar would be a must. Another Southern staple are grits – again – A MUST! What could be more perfect than this ‘Eat, Drink and be (Bloody Mar(ried) invitation. After breakfast you could serve your guests pieces of a Krispy Kreme donut cake!

For beverages we would serve bloody marys, mimosas, coffee and juices. To keep in tune with the sweet mood we would use antique china and cups and decorate with large garden roses. Because of the time of day female guests will be able to wear hats and we would encourage them to do so. And finally for favors we would have old-fashioned jam in personalized jars.

YUM! What a different (and delicious) wedding idea!

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For our inspiration board today we decide to sweeten up the very popular navy nautical trend by adding some pink.

We love these striped shoes and think they would be precious sneaking out from under the hem of a brides dress. These sailor dresses would make adorable bridesmaids dress and we would love to see the gents in these navy and pink striped ties right next to them.  We would use this trio of jars as a simple centerpiece and these anchor wine stoppers would be fabulous favors.

We love love love this ships wheel on this bright pink wall and thinkthis simple white cake with navy waves would look amazing with this as its backdrop. These navy anchor invites are great and the white reverse print looks so crisp and clean. An easy DIY idea for placecards would be to make these origami paper boats from old maps or navigation charts. We couldn’t resist adding another shoe option for the bride or maids which could be these anchor embellished leather flip flops.

A nautical themed wedding needs a sail cloth tent. We would create a lounge area and place these pink and white chevron pillows and these anchor pillows on sofas. We would light pathways with these wire lanterns and create table numbers out of rope.

How have you seen the nautical trend incorporated creatively into events?

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Truvy: What are your colors, Shelby?

Shelby: My colors are “blush” and “bashful.”

M’Lynn: Her colors are “pink” and “pink”

Shelby: My colors are “blush” and “bashful” Mama…I have chosen two shades of pink, one is much deeper than the other.”


In one of the best scenes in one of the greatest movies about Southern women ever to be made, Steel Magnolias, Shelby shares the exciting details about her wedding with her mother and friends at the beauty parlor.   And honestly, what could be daintier and prettier than pink on pink?  We were inspired and so here’s our take on a ‘Blush & Bashful’ wedding. We think Shelby would be proud.

The great thing about this L. Erickson double wrap pink shantang sash is that is can be added to almost any bridal gown to add a personal flair.  Or better yet – add the sash for just the reception. The sash matches these Badgley Mischka Lacie shoes perfectly! The pink smocked dresses are classic and will have the flowers girls spinning and their mothers grinning as they will actually be able to wear these dresses again. The pink pearls are so girly and very affordable. They would look very ‘Blush & Bashful’ when paired with these Donna Morgan bridesmaids dresses.

We love this blooming ringbearer pillow. And the scalloped cake is simple but still fun. Pink champagne and pink macaroons are a must.  If its sunny we would keep these pink parasols on hand for guests.

Perfect for decor would be these pink eyelet lanterns and these rose colored fleur de lys glasses. The pink ruffle clutch would be a fabulous accessory for the bride or her maids.

We love the soft pink and flower texture combination of the bridesmaids dresses (above) and think almost nothing could be sweeter than this brides’ lace dress with her blush and bashful bridesmaids.

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Beautiful days in the South mean big blue skies, big fluffy white clouds and a big yellow sun.  Yellow is one of the happiest colors around and we created this inspiration board with the summer sky in mind.

A simple white cake with perfect yellow accents – yes please! And the yellow bunting in different simple yellow patterns really provides a simple white tent with a lot of personality. The bridesmaids could wear these versatile Kelley Eyelet dresses by Lilly Pulitzer. We would fill the ‘You are my sunshine’ bags with lip gloss and other small fun gifts they could use for the wedding. They along with the bride could carry white and bright yellow ranunculus. The yellow and white patterned damask table runners (used as part of the background) are dressy while still being bright and fun. We would use them with these vintage imprinted silver spoons as table markers or name cards. We love the idea of using this children’s picture book to be like the sun as a guest book. For favors and decor these small yellow lacquered lanterns are sure to make a statement alone or clustered in a group.

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