Inspiration Board: Ace of Hearts

You all know how much I love creating inspiration boards especially for my lovely readers, as each one presents a different creative challenge to try and incorporate the things that a couple loves into a coherent design concept. Today’s board is no exception. Reader Nicole mailed me for ideas for her 2013 wedding (you have to love a bride that thinks ahead!) and told me how she and her husband to be are the perfect combination of sophisticated city girl and nature-loving farm boy. Nicole loves black lace, peonies and a bit of sparkle, and both she and her fiance enjoy playing poker and a bit of casino fun. She wanted to have red as a colour, but for it not to be a red-themed wedding. Putting her ideas together, I’ve come up with a board that’s sort of Kate Spade meets Coco Chanel with a slight playing card motif going on – a base of monochrome black and white with some pink to soften it up and a bit of gold for glam. I love the way the Parisian-style table setting works on the rustic wood, and the inclusion of succulents – just enough of a rustic farm touch. And how gorgeous are those lace votives? I think on the whole it manages to be a little bit Gothic, but still warm and elegant. Nicole, I hope you like it!

Colours: Red, pink, gold, black & white


Top row (l-r): Tablescape(Daughter of Design/Trent Bailey); wedding dress with black lace detail (Modern Trousseau); black and white balloon ceilingblack lace votives
Row 2: Sparkly shoespoker themed save the date (Wedding Paper Divas); peony bouquet; Kate Spade playing cards; black lace detail stationery (Knots and Kisses/Anneli Marinovich)
Row 3: Bridesmaid (Daughter of Design/Trent Bailey); succulent with bell jar (Mint and Magnolia/Just Judy); bottles with lace detail (Mon Tresor); Love is the New Black frame detail (Sweet Emilia Jane/Captured by Aimee); table with candelabras

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