Inspiration Board: Summer Citrus

OMG seriously, how is October rushing past so fast, dammit? I have so much more bright and colourful inspiration to share before the month is out, and it’s high time we did some palette play. I’ve always had a bit of a fascination with citrus as a wedding element, and I’ve made a few boards using oranges and lemons before, but for today’s board it is citrus turned up to LOUD. Lemon, orange, tangerine, grapefruit acid brights. And yet, with a backdrop of soft blue and romantic details, it still manages to be elegant. This might be my fave summer board ever!

Top row (l-r): Place setting (Michael Radford Photography/Tinge) | Centrepiece (Tony Gigov/Lovely Weddings/A Very Beloved Wedding/Evelyn Kühr) | Citrus invitation suite (Melissa Jill Photography/Copper + Cotton/Lola Lee Invitations)
Row 2: Ring boxes (Jose Villa/The Mrs. Box) | Table number (Mike Larson/Reed + James/Loop Flowers) | Orlando Wedding Dress by JuLee Collections (Image: Rahel Menig Photography)*
Row 3: Bouquet (Adrienne Gunde/Valley Flora/Amy Kaneko Events) | Bright bridesmaid dresses (Cassie Loree Photography/Petals Couture Floral & Event Design/Bella Bridesmaids) | Cake with kumquats (Michael Radford Photography/Tinge/Pippa Cakery)
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The Joys of Spring

Hello lovelies! Time for some beautiful inspiration for this early summer afternoon (how is it DECEMBER already?). Today we’re showing off the talents of two friends of the blog (photographer Cheryl McEwan and co-ordinator Theresa of Creation Events), together with a team of talented people who put together this spring/summer inspiration for you. With bright florals, pretty boho bridal styling and the cutest retinue of little people, it feels like an Easter parade. So fun! Choose this palette and your guests won’t be able to hold back their sunny smiles!Read More

Inspiration Board: Watermelon Sunshine

Board #2 for today! To be honest with you, readers, this board was as much a surprise to me as anything. When reader Tanya mailed me to ask for an inspiration board for her vintage rustic wedding at Groenrivier, my first thought was that I’d probably done one like this before. Then, when I went to look back through my archive, I realised that when I’d put pink and yellow together before, it had been in a beachy way, but I’d never thought of pairing the two colours for a rustic board. Of course, once I did I realised they’re an absolutely perfect combo for a rustic summer wedding. Yellow is one of those colours that always makes people happy, and it reflects the sunny mood of a farm or other rustic setting. Pink adds in softness, and stops the yellow from being a bit overwhelming. The end result is glad of heart and full of romance. Isn’t it lovely? Well done for picking it, Tanya – I’ve definitely learnt something new myself! Hope you like the board, and good luck with the rest of your planning!

Colours: Pink and yellow

Top row (l-r): Bouquet {P: Gresham Photography}; flowers close up {P: Caroline and Evan Photography }; naked cake {P: Meredith Carlson Photography; C: Labor of Love Bakery}; billy button boutonniere {C: A Day in May; P: Kai Heeringa Photography}; vintage chairs parking sign {P: Sunday Romance Photography }
Row 2: True love this way sign; bridesmaid in yellow stripes {P: Rebekah J Murray}; kraft love badge {Britt Croft Photography}; pink cocktail in mason jar {P: Troy Grover Photography }; sheepy {S: Captivating Events by Megan; P: Mirelle Carmichael Photography}
Row 3: Vintage dresser with cake & flowers {S: A Stunning Affair ; P: Krista Mason Photography}; flowers in watering can {F: The Flower Post; P: Simply Bloom Photography }; vintage typewriter on tree stump {P: Kina Wicks}; wood effect invitations {P: Jose Villa}; bride and groom {Stacey Ramsey}

 

Inspiration Board: Candyfloss & Lemonade

Ah, summer. There’s nothing like it. And for the most part, this British summer has been nothing like it. Which is why I’m off to Greece on Friday, woohoo! But in the meantime, I’m dreaming of a lighthearted beach wedding in shades of candy pink and warm yellow, with candyfloss and pinwheels and bunting and ribbon and stripy straws, and everything that makes a day at the beach carefree and wonderful transported into a wedding. You could even have a cake made to look like a sandcastle, and why not? Compliment your decor with soft flowers including cute Billy balls, and dress your bridesmaids in adorable alternating pink and yellow dresses. Oh, and don’t forget the popsicles/lollies! I love the idea of making alcoholic versions of these and serving them to your guests instead of cocktails. How cute would that be?

Colours: Pink and yellow

Top row (l-r): Candyfloss; flip flops (Natalie Spencer); bride door sign (Kristen Weaver Photography); pink and yellow bouquet (Honey & Poppies); heart sweets (Creative Push)
Row 2: Summer love sign (Sarah Layne Photography); sunglasses; beachy dessert table (Party Dreamz/Frog Prince Paperie); pink and yellow bunting (Stephanie Cristalli); lollies
Row 3: Bride with bridesmaids (Kai Heeringa); ribbon garland (Party Dreamz/Frog Prince Paperie); ribbon wands (Cameron + Kelly/Sedona Bride); lemonade with stripy straws.

Inspiration Board: Dawson’s Creek

Happy Monday, everyone! I’m back after a fabulous weekend – seems like we’ve almost skipped spring here in London and moved right over to summer (I just hope that doesn’t mean we accelerate on through to autumn in a few weeks!).  My Dad (who’s visiting at the moment) and I decided to take advantage and play tourist with a couple of day trips – one to Windsor (just to check in with Wills and Kate about their wedding plans, of course!) and one to Portsmouth, which might be one of my new favourite British cities. There’s something about being near the water that makes me so happy!

Today’s board was inspired by much the same feeling of long summer days and endless freedom, and sitting on a dock trailing your toes in the water. It reminded me a bit of Capeside, where the fictional Dawson’s Creek was set, and which I always thought looked like an idyllic place to grow up. Wouldn’t it be great to capture the carefree feeling of long school holidays in an outdoor picnic wedding? I picture this as a super-relaxed gathering by a lake or dam, with little kids running around and the laughter going on late into the night under the stars. Look out for bridesmaid dress options all over the place at the moment with pretty summer prints and soft cottons. Sigh. I love summer.

Colours: Beige neutrals with a dash of red

Top row (l-r): Girl on dock; daisy bouquet (Weddings by Two); jam favour (Brinton Studios); bride & groom on bicycles
Row 2: Sweet tea; bride and groom in rowboat; ice cold cokes (Mandy & Stephanie); paper bags with fruit; picnic utensils; mason jar bag
Row 3: Little chapel (Holland Photo Arts); mason jar lanterns;floral patterned bridesmaid dress; dock with lights (Kristen Loken).