A tropical location is a great idea for a summer wedding. Destination weddings work best for smaller wedding parties, as it can be difficult for guests to travel to exotic locations. But, for those who can attend, it can double as a vacation for them and the perfect honeymoon spot for you and your new spouse. If you aren’t familiar with the area, you will definitely want to work with a local planner to make sure things flow smoothly. A tropical location means your venue will be marked by natural beauty so you can focus on other details. Depending on your location, you might want to serve local cuisine, maybe luau-style if you are in Hawaii. For this inspiration board, I’m loving the use of local florals, focusing on brilliant pink blooms paired with lush greenery. A flowy beach dress with flower necklaces for you or your party would add a nice touch to the event design. Check out my full inspiration board on Pinterest.
Pulling off a formal garden wedding depends greatly on the venue, which of course will need to capture the theme. Look for a botanical garden and inquire about the peak blooming season for the perfect wedding date. An arbor with climbing roses or pedestals overflowing with flowers will really create a statement for the ceremony. Throughout the venues for the ceremony and reception, include lush florals in blush and white wherever possible. Gold accents and elegant details, like vintage china and antique furniture, are other ways to bring this look together and create a pretty yet sophisticated theme. Check out my full inspiration board on Pinterest.
A black and white themed wedding is elegant, stylish, and easy to pull together. Just check out some of these ideas here: mixing a white cascading garland, flowing dress, and oversized balloons with a touch of black as an accent. You could go all-in for a true black-tie wedding or you could keep things more casual. This color palette is more versatile than it might initially seem. One benefit to using such a limited palette is that is makes matching all of the details a breeze. Plus, when you look back at your wedding photos, your event will always seem timeless and sophisticated, not trendy or faddish. Check out my full inspiration board on Pinterest.
The approach here is to keep everything simple and use elements that are minimal in their design. The neutral color palette I’m using consists of bridal white (for her dress, linens, flowers, etc.), natural greenery, and black details. To further emphasize this limited palette, avoid anything heavily textured. Stick to fabrics, including dress material, that are sleek and have few embellishments. Bouquets and centerpieces should be greenery-heavy, and paper items will look their best with basic, black text. These elements together create a kind of understated style that will be endlessly beautiful. A venue with modern architecture and bright natural light will also help to bring this look to life. Check out my full inspiration board on Pinterest.
A brunch event is a great idea for a cost-friendly wedding. Venues can be cheaper because of the earlier hours (they can still host an evening event after yours), and breakfast foods are typically more affordable. If you are having a small gathering, check with your favorite local café or consider hosting it at your home to save on additional costs. This is also a wonderful idea for a bridal shower or for a morning-after brunch – something my husband and I did for our out of town wedding guests. For the event, bring out all the breakfast goodies: a mimosa bar, lots of coffee, and donuts. I suggest using warm colors (think: yellows, oranges, and the popular living coral) with gold accents. A few flowers on the table and some balloons in the same color scheme can tie the space together on a low budget. Your celebration will feel cozy and cheerful and will leave your guests feeling bright-eyed and caffeinated. Check out my full inspiration board on Pinterest.
I’ve been thinking about weddings more lately (probably because we just celebrated our anniversary), and you see I’ve been posting some wedding inspiration boards. I thought I would share with you a few photos from my wedding and insight into how I designed our event. As an artist, I knew I wanted to incorporate painted elements into our event design. Both my husband and I love the color blue and it’s a color often associated with marriage (“something blue”). Using the same brilliant blue paint, I painted the invitations, signage for the venue, escort cards, table numbers, confetti, garlands, and favors (mini canvases). I wanted to create a design that was both modern and timeless, so I combined the blue painterly elements with more traditional white and silver accents. The painted canvases still color our world, hanging in our home as a reminder of our special day. Creating all of the details was so much fun, and started a new obsession with all things wedding. Check out my full inspiration board on Pinterest.
A garden party wedding is a classic theme and perfect for spring. To achieve this look, include lots of florals as the focal point of the design, but otherwise keep things simple. Consider an outdoor wedding, perhaps in a local garden or park, under an arbor covered in climbing roses. If it’s spring, blooms will be abundant and there will be many flowers in season to choose from. The look featured here combines blush colored roses with greenery and gold accents. Flowy white linens and fabrics complement this soft, fresh, springtime look. Flower crowns and fairy lights would add some magical touches to the event. Check out my full inspiration board on Pinterest.
Watercolor details are so simple to incorporate into your wedding design. You can DIY these ideas or hire an artist to hand craft keepsakes you will have forever. The easiest place to start is to add similar wash elements in your color scheme across all of your signage and paper details (invitations, menus, escort cards, programs, etc.). A painted backdrop for your ceremony or reception will create a unique and striking focal point to your event. The watercolor effect can also be carried over to bridesmaid dresses (perhaps a mix of flowy, pastel-colored dresses), custom cocktails, colored drinkware, and table linens. For this inspiration board, I’m sticking with warm colors (pinks, corals, and golds) to keep everything pretty and bright. Overflowing bouquets with lush blooms add to the creative feel. All this watercolor got you feeling extra artsy? You can incorporate paintbrushes into your centerpieces or set up an art table for the kids. Check out my full inspiration board on Pinterest.