A sweet friend of mine is getting married, and she is trying to figure out her color scheme.  She knows she wants the classic red flowers, but she is open to other accent colors.  One of my favorite color combos is Tiffany blue and red.  It is a modern take on the gorgeous red flowers that everyone enjoys.  I<3 Tiffany blue!  It makes me think of those fabulous little boxes and the stunning things that are inside those boxes (my hubby spoils me).  🙂

Here is the inspiration board that I came up with:

Red roses and blue bird flowers, blue dresses and red balloons, red carnations, 3 piece centerpiece, red and blue table-scape, red peep toe, invitation, ballroom set-up, cake, candy station, red soda, blue candy, red dress


Last week I posted a fairly new color scheme inspiration board that is becoming fairly popular in homes and weddings alike: gray and yellow.  It truly has a modern feel and flair without being too edge-y, if you know what I mean.

Today, I’d like to take a look at another color palette also featuring the color gray to show what a difference one color can make.  Substituting the bright yellow for a pink hue changes the look from modern to romantic and from playful to soft.  What do you think?

Here are the links to where I found the images:

3 pics with peonies and candles; bridal party with umbrellas, long table with gray runner, and groom in vest; shoes (upper right corner); white cake; gray cake; drink with striped straw; gray suits with pink ties, flower girl & ring bearer, wedding dress with gray ribbon, gray table with pink sash, pink hydrangea invite, monogram

Can I just start by saying this weather is crazy!  I have been wearing my jacket all morning inside of my office.  Ridiculous-ness!

Now that I have shared this information with you, I can move on.  I have a new found love of gray color schemes.  I know that it sounds dull and boring, but gray acts like any other neutral mixed with a vivid color.  Today I am focusing on gray and yellow.  Gray provides a stunning backdrop for bright yellow.  Take a look at this inspiration board that I created!

Here are the places that I found all of these images: candy bar; balloons & bridesmaid dresses; groom’s suit; invitation; lemon centerpieces; guys’ shoes, lanterns, cupcakes, and photo booth; gray table cloth & yellow napkins; pinwheel place cards; yellow pomander; bridesmaid bouquet (bottom left); flower girl dress; boutonniere; and the flower arrangement (bottom right).

Happy Tuesday!

I know that I talked a little about long tables on Tuesday, but I wanted to revisit the same pictures this time focusing on the table decor.  Here is the picture once more for a visual reminder:

Images from Stacey Ilyse Photography via Exquisite Affairs Productions on Style Me Pretty.

To begin: take a look at the linens.  They are beautifully simple.  I never shy away from a pattern, but in this case, the decor on top of the tables does all of the talking.  The navy blue gives a stunning background.  I love how the Chivari chairs, the chargers, and the white candle sticks stand out against the elegant backdrop.  They are such simple touches that you find at most weddings, but they so often blend in with their surroundings because of the lifeless linens.  In this case, the bride also chose to use brushed silver vases instead of the traditional clear ones.  They bring an added element of depth and beauty to such a simple backdrop.

On to the flowers: this wedding show-cased bright and cheerful blooms that really stood out.  I love the effect of using one color and type of flower in each vase and then using varying heights of vases.  The bride chose roses, orchids,  Calla lilies, and a few other flowers in brilliant shades of orange, pink, yellow and green.  The tables really come alive with such eye-catching colors and textures.   Although this set-up would cost a lot of money to recreate exactly, you could achieve a similar look using Flower Friday’s most recent post on single stems. Single stems of pink peonies, green hydrangeas, yellow spider mums, and orange roses = perfection!

Have a wonderful day!