Inspiration: Pink & Peach Garden Wedding

Image from Style Me Pretty.
Image from Style Me Pretty.

Yes, peach, blush pink and coral are my the main colors to my own wedding. So I have pretty much been obsessed with anything that captures these colors plus the feeling that I want for my own wedding. All the romanticism, all the softness, all the outdoor garden loveliness. This inspiration board is just dreamy in my eyes!

As a bohemian bride I am someone that loves whimsical weddings that combine vintage elements in a relaxed way that brings in nature. I love the crates filled with ruffled flowers. The apricots that overflow. The bride’s Saja wedding gown. It is all so yummy. So feast for yourself, Boho brides.

Image from Style Me Pretty.

Rustic Boho

Image from Style Me Pretty.

I love this rustic bohemian-theme photo shoot from Style Me Pretty. It is inspired from a wedding palette of soft browns, wheat, pinks and greens. I totally adore subtleties that make it a little bit Western (it is inspired by Austin, after all) such as the fringed scarf and cotton plants. The feel is not overly Southwestern or overly down-home-country. No cacti or comfort food. The result is an elegant wedding that is vintage, romantic, and earthy!

As I begin trying to think more about my own table scape I am struck by the font on the burlap sacks and the added doilies to the table numbers. It all feels very Parisian in Texas! J’adore, Cowgirls! LOL.

Image from Style Me Pretty.

That gets me wondering, Boho Brides. Are there two themes that you want to incorporate for your wedding? Perhaps they are from the get-go opposite styles?

Way back when I was trying to identify my theme I was tossing around the idea of a retro vibe of Polynesian and Parisian. Think of the Hawaiian restaurant Roy mixed with the Las Vegas’s Paris hotel buffet: Rib eye steaks with teriyaki sauce (my favorite combo), crab legs, Nicoise salad, macadamia nut cupcakes (imagine with a pink orchid) and bananas foster. That one didn’t take, a little too customized–right!

Brooklyn Bride BAM

A few weeks ago I attended my very first bridal event. Why did I go? Why not? I didn’t have much else to do. I had been spending way too much time on the computer and was feeling the need to get out. But why else did I go? Because they advertised that they had a focus on tablescapes. I thought, “This was what I need!” I had no idea about how to decorate our tables. This could be my needed inspiration. And well, it turned out to be so!

Image from 100 Layer Cake

When I first entered the space I saw exactly what I came for: tables set up two different ways. One side was for the vintage-loving bride (me) and the other was for the modern gal (not so much me!). I was really inspired by the use of gold, pinks and aqua. The menu cards were hand drawn with glitter lettering (how’d they do that!!). And the retro pink coconut cake was just so Marie Antoinette cool.

Image from 100 Layer Cake

The only bummer was that this was the extent of the tablescapes. Darn! Just one?! It took me two hours to get there from New Jersey. In total it took me only 20 minutes inside looking at stuff, talking to vendors–but this vintage tablescape was worth it..right?

Personal photo

After cruising around on 100 Layer Cake, I noticed that they posted pictures from the event. Have a look and which do you prefer? To the left is Modern and to the right is Vintage. Below is a picture I took myself of another beautiful bouquet that inspired me. It was at a vendor’s station advertising calligraphy arranged by Bloom Floral (I think).

If you are thinking about attending a bridal event–go for it! It really does help to go see things in-person and talk to people in the business. At the bottom is the real reason to go–the perks! Lots and lots of samples. I was on such a sugar high when I left it was spectacular. Truffles, cheese, cupcakes, cupcakes, cupcakes, chocolate, cupcakes! Mmmm…yum! I received a number of follow up phone calls from people. But since I am not having my wedding around here it really limits what I need help with. I wish I could take up any of those cupcake vendors ;-}

Kumquat Bakery

A Sweet Life

Image from Style Me Pretty. Agnes Lopez Photography.

Check out this adorable post from Style Me Pretty by Agnes Lopez and Liza Chung.

Image from Style Me Pretty. Agnes Lopez Photography.

I love the yellow and blue colors. With gradual shades of wheat, daffodil, and cream the yellows are vibrant and spring-like. While the blues range from a soft turquoise to a baby blue and feel as if they are a breath of fresh air! And, as Style Me Pretty always has, the details are perfect: lemon head candies, sparking lemonade bottles, and classic honey bee bears it is all too sweet! Oh, and speaking of the bears, I love the idea of decorating a cake stand in unconventional ways. Just the top of the stand has an actual cake on it while the rest of the stand mimics tiers and towers found on a traditional cake. The honey bears, macaroons, bee, and flowers are just perfect.

P.S. Another reason why I love the spread–it has that great Lela Rose dress I loved a few months back (who am I kidding, I still love)!

The Frock – Vintage

I love history. I love books. I love legacy.

I have been toying with the idea of wearing a vintage gown because I love the notion of wearing something that another woman wore with such excitement. As if this inanimate object gets even more and more happier, blessed, beautiful with each person wearing it. Other reasons why to buy a vintage gown: knowing that there will not be hundreds of brides wearing your dress and the ability to choose from a wide variety of styles (from Victorian to Edwardian to Deco to Flapper).

The Frock, an online vintage dress boutique, is a fun place to start “thinking” about a vintage dress. They have a great buyer so it is easy to explore well designed dresses and get your first exposure to the different decades.

A little pricey (they do offer layaway!) but if you are interested in a truly authentic vintage gown by a well known designer this is your place!

Athenaeum – NVFAA

A beautiful wedding photoshoot – to showcase the Athenaeum at the North Virginia Fine Arts Association — photos by Kate Headley, flowers by Holly Chapple, styling by Ritzy Bee Events, et al. If I was in the mid-Atlantic this photoshoot might just sway me to rent the Athenaeum for a November wedding and rejoice in a vintage Americana wedding. I absolutely love the texture, colors and sensuousness of the flowers. Peach and sage go so well together especially with accents of yellow and browns. My appreciation for the right balance of what looks supremely artistically coordinated but the feeling of wildflowers effortlessly put together. Brava, Holly! And Boho Brides, check out the hair style below. A very beautiful spin on an an up-do with the braid, flower, and twirling ends.