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Inspiration Board: Country Elegance

mint coral lavender feature image

There’s nothing I love better than when I get a request for an inspiration board using a fresh theme or colour combination, and this might be one of my all-time favourites! When reader Vanessa (who is getting married all the way over in the Rocky Mountains of Canada – you don’t have to be in South Africa to request a board!) wrote in with her coral, green, purple and grey colour scheme I immediately knew she was on to a winner. She and her husband-to-be have a theme of ‘simple elegance, wedding in the woods’ – doesn’t it sound beautiful! They’ll be using burlap and lace accents, and combined with these colours, I think that will be beautiful. I would really let the colour combo speak for itself wherever possible – in mismatched bridesmaid dresses, florals, and stationery – either in a four colour display or in mini combinations of one or two of the shades. Add classic touches for elegance – beautiful chairs, anemones, a lavender wreath. Simple tables with burlap and lace runners (and maybe a single sprig of lace-tied lavender at each place setting) complete the look. Hope you like your board, Vanessa – I loved putting it together!

Colours: Mint, coral, lavender & grey

Inspiration Board: Country Elegance | SouthBound Bride

Top row (l-r): Dress {S: Joy Thigpen for Once Wed}; bouquet {P: Leo Patrone Photography; C: Bluebird Events}; bridesmaids {P: Paula O’Hara Photography; D: Laurens Norton}; table setting {P: Elizabeth Messina; S: Canvas and Canopy Events}
Row 2: Purple bottles {Dreamy Whites}; coral shoes {P: Cameron + Kelly Studios; C: Peak Events/KD Event Designs}; coral and grey letterpress invitations {Coral Pheasant}; lavender wedding cake {D: Bash, Please C: Susie Cakes; P: Amy and Stuart Photography}
Row 3: Couple in row boat {P: {oh, darling!}}; lavender wreath {P: Paula O’Hara Photography D: Laurens Norton}; coral, white and purple flowers {P: Summer Street Photography; F: Dogwood Floral Design}; pods in bark vases {Jaden Rai Inspired on Etsy}; coral ombre escort cards {P: onelove photography; S: La Boheme Events; D: Prim and Pixie}.

Inspiration Board: Country Elegance | SouthBound Bride


  1. This is pure romance! xo

    September 10, 2012
  2. This board is spectacular–romantic, soft and oh so gorgeous!

    September 10, 2012
  3. Gorgeous dreamy palette and I love the work of Paula O’Hara, a treat to see it in this board!

    September 12, 2012
  4. Vanessa #

    Thank you so much for doing this for me, it turned out beautiful.
    I am just so in love with the mismatched purple toned glass bottles and jars, this will be a must for our big day. So many wonderful and gorgeous ideas, I love them all!

    Xo Vanessa

    September 18, 2012

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