A few weeks ago on Style Me Pretty, Abby asked readers to submit inspiration boards designed to help a confused bride. The bride had booked a vineyard for her wedding and choose a raspberry and white color scheme. She wanted a shabby chic, vintage feel with DIY details, but wasn’t sure how to accomplish that. Below is what I came up with.
Top row: First two photos by Jose Villa , Wood sign photo by Leigh Miller, Shoe image by Mark Brooke Photographers
Second row: Chandelier image by Jonathan Canlas, Jake McBride at Christian Oth via Style Me Pretty, Favors by Rebecca Thuss
Bottom row: Bridesmaid dress by Jcrew, Cake photo by Leigh Miller, Wedding gown by Claire Pettibone, Silhouette photo by Leigh Miller, Tie and boutinnaire by Jennifer Skog
My board is inspired by the vineyard location and the shabby chic theme the bride was looking for. I think the beautiful raspberry bouquet and the matching shoes is so elegant. I picture chandeliers hanging from the trees, and the tables would have different fabrics that pick up the raspberry colors with different vases, candles, etc in the center. I think variation in the tables, plus the chandeliers will help for that “shabby chic” look the bride wants.
For some fun details, I was thinking a photobooth. They are popular now, guests love them, and you will have some great photos. I also like the element of incorporating silhouettes of the bride and groom – whether it be hanging them on a string at the reception and/or using them on the invitations. For favors, these raspberry boxes add a touch of elegance and you can include something that is important to you as a couple – a favorite dessert, something from your hometown, or something special for the two of you.
Vote for Me!
Look at all the boards over at Style Me Pretty today, it looks like the bride will have lots of ideas to help. Check out my board here on Style Me Pretty and leave a comment – I’m board XVII. The winner will be determined from reader comments, the bride’s decision, and Abby. Thanks so much in advance! There really are a lot of great ideas people came up with over there.