WEDDING INSPIRATION: RUSTIC ROMANCE (Spring is in the air!)

My Winter wedding boards have been such a hit on Pinterest lately that I’ve decided to make it a weekly inspiration. And frankly, the thought of creating a wedding gets my blood pumping and creative juices quickly flowing.

After two days of 65+ degree weather, I can’t help but feel Spring right around the corner. And this is exactly what inspired my board this week: the warmth of the sun, the blooming of the flowers, a clear blue sky speckled with puffy white clouds…

image

Of course, the perfect compatibility to these bright hues would be the cool, neutral tones of a western ranch.

image

Infuse this rustic ambiance with a little romance and…oh, be still my heart!

image

image

(Dessert is just as important as the decor!)

image

And of course, let’s not forget the beautiful bride!

image

Ah, love (and Spring!) is in the air.

(Photo credits: Inspire By Heart, Wedding Party Blog, Wedding Chicks, Burnett’s Boards here and here, So Cute Simple, Inspired By This here and here, Revel Blog, Etsy, The Perfect Palette, Pink Rubber Sole via Polyvore, Style Me Vintage, Pinterest, Style Me Pretty here and here, Twin Peaks Ranch, and Google Images)

Please contact me if you would like me to put together an inspiration board for you!

WEDDING INSPIRATION: A POP OF COLOR IN A COLD, COLD WORLD.

I love planning and styling events and one day hope to incorporate this into my business plan. For the time being, however, I love playing “party” and am constantly browsing for event ideas and inspiration. And with Winter in full effect (it is currently 13 degrees here in Charlottesville!), I felt particularly inspired to create a winter wedding board – because a little cold weather doesn’t stop love from happening!

For me, winter is a beautiful blend of muted tones; a canvas of whites, browns, and grays that merge together to create an undefined world. But in this monotony, life is emerging, love is unfolding, and I wanted to capture this emotion with a pop color.

image

Don’t you just love mauve? It’s not quite purple, it’s not quite pink; it’s not too bright and it’s not too dull. It’s the perfect porridge and just right for a little winter oomph!

To maintain the hardness of winter, however, I wanted to keep the venues naturally muted – an an old, weathered chapel for the ceremony and an industrial hall (with a vintage chandelier in lieu of the greenery and rustic farm tables in lieu of a clothed one.) for the reception – and add soft, romantic touches from there.

image

And now comes the pop of mauve with a vintage flair!

image

image

And what is a wedding without a beautiful bride? I wanted to give the lady of the hour the same soft, vintage detail – and a little bit of fur for some added warmth!image

And let’s not forget the dessert (and a little liquid courage…):

image

There’s nothing like love to warm the heart and soul!

(Photo credits: Pinterest here and here, Style Me Pretty here, here, here, and here, Annahi Navarro Photography, The Perfect Palette, Handmade Wedding Invites, Wedding Bee, Venue Safari, Roost Blog, Pretty Stuff, The Vogue Living Blog, Wedding Gawker, Martha Stewart Wedding, Wanelo, The Knot, Lover.ly, and Ocello)