Lime and Periwinkle

Reader Elizabeth writes:

I am wondering if you would help me with a little inspiration! I am getting married this October at the Ritz-Carlton in St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands. I am very much in the beginning of planning, and I only have 5 months to go! EEK! Its regal and beautiful, and I am very excited. I am thinking “beach elegance”; we’re not getting married on the beach, and the reception is in the ballroom. I had tossed around turquoise as THE color, but then saw your post on berry and chartreuse and love that too! Doesn’t help to be indecisive! I would love if you could put together an inspiration board for me that will help me see my vision of Caribbean elegance? That would be so wonderful…and so helpful.

So I had open season to help Elizabeth with her color palette dilemma. And I have to tell you it was fun.  Because she loved the chartreuse board, I started looking through our green pictures – and there I found the fantastic photo in the top left from Millie Holloman and inspiration struck.  So a lime and periwinkle inspiration board it was!

Top row: [intlink id=”1523″ type=”post”]Salt Harbor Designs[/intlink] via Millie Holloman Photography, Rebecca Thuss, Aaron Delesie Photography via the Bride’s Cafe
Middle row: Marie Labbancz Photography, Jules Bianchi Photography, Impressionen, Jen Fariello via DC Nearlyweds
Bottom row: Brides, Millie Holloman Photography, A Lazar Soiree

This is probably one of my favorite boards that I have ever done.  The simplicity and modern-but-lush look is perfect for St. Thomas and it’s definitely elegant enough for the Ritz-Carlton ballroom (which is done in mostly shades of yellow).

Elizabeth, I hope you like it!