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Inspiration Board: Message in a Bottle


Happy Monday lovelies! I’ve been dreaming up this inspiration board for months, ever since I saw the line of dresses in the second row. I just love how the soft pinks and blues work with beach neutrals and a touch of dark grey, and it reminded me of a beautiful beach sunset. There’s a dreamy, castaway feeling to this palette, and it would make for the most romantic of seaside weddings! As always, the key is in the textures – a billowy bride’s dress, fabric floating in the breeze, and coloured glass, contrasted with rustic touches like raffia, coral and shells, and¬†indigenous foliage like brunia. I’m obsessed with the¬†astilbe bouquet, and I think it would be perfect to complete the look. Plus, don’t you love the sailor’s knot favours/escort cards? I pretty much just want to dive into this board and stay in it forever. If only… ;)

Colours: Pastel pink, blue, white and slate grey

Inspiration Board: Message in a Bottle | SouthBound Bride

Top row (l-r): Beach sunset with boat (Millie Holloman); sailor’s knot favours (Simply Bloom Photography); couple on beach (welovepictures); bottles (Millie Holloman)
Row 2: Dresses (Lane Dittoe); astilbe bouquet (Windy Dougall); urchin place setting (Elizabeth Messina); cake (Elizabeth Messina); torches (Elizabeth Messina)
Row 3: Couple with banners (Bella Sera Event Design/She Wanders); map (Bella Sera Event Design/She Wanders); flowers (Simply Bloom Photography); ceremony seating (Elizabeth Messina).

  1. what a gorgeous board!! i love love love the soft palette

    July 25, 2011
  2. Gorgeous board! I too love that image of the dresses, it sets the tone for beachy goodness.

    July 25, 2011
  3. This is it! This is my dream wedding right here.

    July 25, 2011
  4. So romantic! Love the carefree summer days and this makes me think of them! xo

    July 25, 2011
  5. oohh pretty!!

    July 25, 2011
  6. i love this subdued palette. So romantic.

    xoxo, chrissy
    The Perfect Palette

    July 25, 2011
  7. This board is simply stunning-swoon!

    July 25, 2011
  8. So pretty! I love all of these colors together.

    July 27, 2011
  9. So pretty! Love the pastels! :)

    July 28, 2011
  10. Lizl Pieterse #

    Can you find astilbe flowers in South Africa?

    August 9, 2011
    • capclassique #

      Hi Lizl, I’ve been trying to find out for you but haven’t managed to track down any info yet – best to ask your florist as they may have something similar if not. It’s native to Asia and the US, but you may be lucky! It’s gorgeous, isn’t it? Will let you know if I find anything out.

      August 11, 2011

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