Theme and variations: Blue inspiration boards!

Thank you to everyone who submitted requests for inspiration boards. Here are the first four, which coincidentally each had bits of blue in them! It was certainly a challenge to differentiate each, but I hope you like them!

For Abbie, who was looking for a kelly green and light blue, “JCrew goes to the rodeo” wedding. I LOVE the idea of the cowboy boots–but why just display them? How about having your bridesmaids each wear a pair, or showcasing your favorite pair under your dress? This is a beautiful, bright, and cheerful palette. I hope you enjoy it!


Clockwise from top L.: djmmystuff’s Etsy Shop; Dogwood from All Things Bright and Beautiful; print from Twiggyboodles Etsy Shop; plate from Artaissance; ties from Martha Stewart Weddings; bridesmaids dresses by JCrew; boots picture by BirdInHand Photography; earrings from justEARRINGS Etsy Shop; Room by Domino; bird toppers photo by Lisa Franchot via StyleMePretty.

For Julybug, who was looking for a sapphire blue wedding, with some yellow, for her seaside/backyard, eclectic wedding. I loved the idea of bringing the linen color in too, and pulling in the colors of the beach in a muted, sweet way. The blue glasses on the table are one of my favorite features–they would look absolutely stunning on tables!


Clockwise from top L.: Photo by Kristi Klemens of KLK Photography; Bird by Anthropologie; dress by Heidi Merrick ; flower from Cottonbirddesign’s Etsy Shop; blueberry tart photo from Domino; box of favors by Aaron Delesie photography via StyleMePretty ; lemon photo from Kim Gray’s wedding on StyleMePretty, photo by emielke; earrings by CoryellDesign’s Etsy Shop; notecard Tanja Lippert Photography; bouquet by Aaron Delesie Photography; dress by Anthropologie; table setting photo by Kate Webber.

For Sarah, who wanted a white, black, and turquoise fling in an old brewery converted to a ballroom. They were looking for aerospace details to bring their professions into their wedding (pilot and aerospace engineer), which is where the propeller would be showcased as a subtle, yet lovely decor piece.


Clockwise from top L.: Saipua; tie photo from Heartistic Photo; Invitations by Gryphon Stationers; propeller from; bridesmaid dress by Jim Hjelm; necklace by Cool Beauty‘s Etsy Shop; bouquet from Saipua; tablecloth from Nuage Designs; print by meArtdesign‘s Etsy Shop; dress by Melissa Sweet.

For Megan, who is having a casual wedding with colors of navy blue and gray, accented with yellow and ivory. They also wanted books and mason jars interpreted into the design. The mason jars in the top left are a great DIY project from Design Sponge, and the wedding dress would be beautiful for a January wedding (or for digging through an old bookcase, I suppose!).


Clockwise from top L.: Design Sponge; table setting by InStyle Weddings; bracelet from metalliquebijoux Etsy Shop; bouquet from Martha Stewart Weddings; ties from Toybreaker‘s Etsy Shop; wallpaper from Anthropologie; wedding dress by Shane Rosanne; typewriter guestbook photo by Chris Richards via Weddingbee; bridesmaid dress by Watters Bridesmaids; lemon cheesecake by Ina Paarman.

Thank you all for letting me try to capture your ideas. I really enjoyed doing these, and I hope I helped you all envision the big picture for your day!