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Inspiration Board: Green Light


Good morning friends! How was your weekend? Needless to say, mine was Olympic obsessed, but I won’t bore you with more of that! Anyway, today’s board is another reader request, which I actually received a little while back from Lizelle. She didn’t tell me much about her wedding, just that she’s chosen a palette of sage, ivory and pewter, so that was where I started with the colour palette. I’ve landed up going for a kind of romantic country style, that would suit a variety of South African venues (and which always makes for my favourite boards). It’s equal parts whimsical, dreamy and elegant, with the more serious pewter playing off the bashful green, and that lovely romantic ivory making up the trio. Layers of tulle in the wedding dress play off ribbons in the breeze, pale green drinks, and soft flowers, while bridesmaids wear formal pewter dresses, and the table is adorned with pewter or silver vases and mercury glass. Give groomsmen a range of slightly varied boutonnieres (a nice twist on the individual bridesmaids bouquet trend) and invest in a set of beautiful stationery that can be used throughout. This is a look that is classic and effortlessly chic. Hope you like it, Lizelle!

Colours: Sage, ivory and pewter

Inspiration Board: Green Light | SouthBound Bride

Top row (l-r): Bottles {C: Mindy Weiss; P: Elizabeth Messina}; wedding dress and bouquet {C: Beth Helmstetter Events; P: Jasmine Star Photography}; shoes {C: Honey Darling Events; P: Melissa Schollaert Photography}; ceremony area {P: Annabella Charles}; centrepiece and menu {C: Beth Helmstetter Events; P: Jasmine Star Photography}; seating sign {P: Nadine Photography}
Row 2: Bridesmaids with bouquets {C: Beth Helmstetter Events; P: Jasmine Star Photography}; green and pewter table setting {S: Tying The Knot Wedding Day Coordination; P: Greer G Photography}; boutonnieres {F: Flowerwild; P: Jose Villa}; sapling favours {P: Alison Conklin}; rose hair piece {C: Sarah Carsten Events; P: Rebekah J Murray}
Row 3: Bride and groom {P: Photographs by Anjuli}; wedding cake with olive leaf decoration {S: Beth Helmstetter Events; C: Susiecakes; P: Steve Steinhardt}; stationery set {Ruby & Willow}; rowing boat {Elizabeth Messina}

Inspiration Board: Green Light | SouthBound Bride


  1. This makes me long for a cabin getaway near lake and nothing but white flowers to adorn the cabin…a beautiful porch with two rocking chairs …one for me and one for David…and Spanish moss hanging from the trees to keep us cool on our late afternoon walks.. Gaby, I need a vacation pronto! This reminds me of Savannah, Georgia so much!

    August 6, 2012

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