Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Inspiration Board: Garden Party Wedding

Could pink and yellow look any sweeter together? A mix of DIY and purchases that can be repurposed - I think this would make a perfect spring wedding. The invitation suite from Lilly Pulitzer sets the tone and color scheme. Have your ceremony and reception indoors and the cocktail hour outdoors. Bring the garden feel indoors with centerpieces of lush peonies in cafe au lait bowls (like these from Anthropologie that come in tons of colors) that you can use as dishware after the wedding.
You could easily arrange the flowers yourself to save some money - I've even found great bundles of peonies in the spring at Trader Joe's *talk to their floral manager, they can place special orders for you if the flowers are available to them. For the centerpieces, place soaked Oasis foam in the cafe au lait bowls to anchor the blooms, and group them on tables, you can even stack bowls on top of each other for height. DIY crepe or tissue paper flowers are another whimsical and budget friendly alternative.
Little details like the mini envelope guest book and the tissue paper favors help carry your color scheme and theme throughout. Decor like the open gilded frame (a great way to display seating cards) and the stacked antique books on a table add charm and visual interest. The antique white tea cart not only serves as garden decor, but will make a sweet little bar cart in your newlywed nest. Simple, delicious cakes are replacing the overdone cakes of the past decade - this adorable yellow cake with white piping on a cute cake stand is the perfect example of this.

Garden Party

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  1. This board makes me feel very happy and inspired. Thank you for that!

  2. I agree! And brights these rainy days!!

  3. Joyce Goeppinger La Vie Le Gage Couture Events Wedding PlanningFebruary 23, 2010 at 10:42 PM

    Love the mini envelope guest book. I will use this idea for sure for my brides. I like this for a bridal shower.


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