I was recently asked by a friend (who happens to be a wedding planner) to pull together a few inspiring images for an intimate wedding for a couple with a very eclectic sense of style. This wedding will be romantic and elegant, incorporating the couple’s love of French culture and classical music as well as their Caribbean heritage and fun, free-spirited side. They want their wedding to be small but lavish, formal but still fun.
I love the idea of mixing disparate styles – if done well, it can create a really beautiful, unique look. Here’s what I came up with for this elegant, eclectic wedding…
Featured Design: Love Logo #16 wedding invitation
row 1: Elizabeth Messina, Erin Hearts Court, Elizabeth Messina
roe 2: Elizabeth Messina, A Bryan Photo
row 3: Corbin Gurkin via Duet Weddings, Elizabeth Messina
roe 4: Lisa Cohen Photography, Leigh Miller Photography, Royal Buffet
Remember these inspiring images I shared a couple weeks ago? Well, I knew I wanted to create an inspiration board based on those gorgeous photos… and here it is!
A ceremony at sunset just sounds so romantic and like Clayton Austin’s work proves, the natural light can make for absolutely beautiful photos. Having the sun as a central element also give you a great reason to incorporate cool details at the ceremony like paper parasols for the ladies and straw fedoras for the guys.
Featured Design: Gabrielle wedding invitation
row 1: Clayton Austin via Vintage Glam Weddings
row 2 Glynis Selina Arban, Union Photography via Snippet and Ink
row 3: Josh Goleman, Clayton Austin
row 4: Amorology, Martha Stewart
Here’s a little inspiration if you met your honey at a book store or the library or you just have a love affair with all things literary. Rather than sign a guest book, guests can type notes to the bride and groom on a vintage typewriter, piles of books could be incorporated into the centerpieces and library cards can be used as place cards. Incorporating a soft color like blush adds just the right amount of sweetness.
Featured Design: Love Logo #17 wedding invitation
row 1: Martha Stewart, Artfool
row 2: Jupiter Images, Gemma Comas
row 3: Gemma Comas, Christian Oth Studio, Anna Kuperberg
row 4: Jeffrey Daniel’s Flickr Stream via Oh So Beautiful Paper, InStyle Weddings
row 5: betsywhite stationery, Secret Leaves
row 6: Our Labor of Love (cake topper by Goose Grease), Iampeth, Martha Stewart
A beautiful botanical garden is the perfect setting for an enchanting spring wedding. With such lush surroundings, there’s no need to spend a fortune on elaborate flower arrangements which means it’s also a budget-friendly option! Lots of candle light and hanging paper butterfly mobiles from trees would really add to the enchantment.
Featured Design: Devin wedding invitation
all rows: Martha Stewart, Artfool
row 3: Sarah Seven
row 5: Royal Buffet