Recent Inspiration Boards Posts

Summer Color Scheme: Emerald + Navy Blue

Posted by Caitlin on Jul 31, 2013

Our third favorite summer color scheme — emerald and navy blue! This inspiration board is fit for a preppy bride searching for her “something green” instead of her “something blue” since Pantone announced it’s 2013 color of the year. Incorporate emerald into your bouquets, boutonnieres, and bridesmaid dresses but also navy blue into your stationery, peep toe pumps, and mixed berry chiffon cake for an added nautical look.


Photos (clockwise from top left): We Are The Rhoads, Christa Elyce Photography, Alice Gao Photography, Vallentyne Photography, Love Is A Big Deal, Abby Grace Photography, Sugar(ed), and I Do It Yourself

What was your color scheme? Let us know in the commets below!

Summer Color Scheme: Lavender + Mint

Posted by Caitlin on Jul 30, 2013

Our second favorite summer color scheme — lavender and mint! This inspiration board is fit for an eco-friendly bride looking to incorporate fresh herbs for distinct fragrances, non-floral centerpieces filled with candles for reception lighting. and an alternative altar that serves as a metaphor for starting a new life together.


Photos (clockwise from top left): Chelsea Fuss, Harrison Studio, Christa Elyce Photography, Emily Steffen Photography, Mi Belle Photography, Melissa Stallings Photography, and Alison Conklin 

What was your color scheme? Let us know in the comments below!

Summer Color Scheme: Blush + Gray

Posted by Caitlin on Jul 29, 2013

This week on the blog, we’re sharing our favorite summer color schemes. First up — a feminine palette of blush and gray! This inspiration board is fit for a romantic bride looking for a pink-hued wedding dress, lace-accented cake, peony and ranunculus centerpieces, and pair of ballet flats to walk down the aisle at her outdoor garden wedding.


Photos (clockwise from top left): Sweet and Saucy Shop, Stylish & Hip Weddings, Erin J. Photography, Southern Fried Paper, Blume Photography, ” ” , and Meredith Hanafi Photography 

What was your color scheme? Let us know in the comments below!

Mint Love Inspiration Board

Posted by apple on Apr 17, 2013

Hi Garden!  I think it’s safe to say that mint is one of the hottest color trends on the wedding scene for 2013.  Lately, I have been seeing this color everywhere!  If I could have another wedding, I’d love a mint and peach color scheme in the spring (maybe for my vow renewal someday?).  It’s so light and pretty, don’t you think?

Mint LovePhotos (Clockwise from top left): My Sweet and Saucy | Snippet & Ink | Cilucia | BHLDN | Society Bride | Erica Obrien Cake Design | Heather Roth Photography | Ruche

Pretty sure I’m going to need to order that mint cake stand asap!  Anyone in the Garden using mint as a color scheme in their wedding?

A Whole New Spectrum of Possiblities!

Posted by cotton on Mar 04, 2013

I prefer a modern, minimalist look. It’s not a party until all the colors join in! I’m very attached to my favorite color(s), but just not the whole spectrum. The #1 thing I’ve learned as a bride thus far: being open to change is key.

For most of my life when I thought forward to my wedding day, I imagined a day bathed in rich blue tones. Blue being my favorite color in the world. However, recently due to a minor snafu picking out bridesmaids’ dresses, I hatched a new color scheme for the “Cotton Big Day”–rainbow. Now, I know it might be sound silly, perhaps a little juvenile, but I’m more excited about this development in the planning than I was with my original plans.

Despite my excitement, I was a tad scared to see what Mr. Cotton would say about this change; I didn’t know if it would impose a threat to his masculinity. I was pleasantly surprised. He told me that it seemed more fitting for us as a couple, and that rather than restricting our color pallette, we should “embrace the whole spectrum of possibilites”. (Did I mention he was a keeper?)

Since we are getting married in a garden, I feel that having each of my bridesmaids in a different color will pay homage to all the different flowers in the garden. Also, in addressing my fear of seeming juvenile, I reminded myself that Mr. Cotton and I are on the younger side of engaged couples, and there is nothing wrong about celebrating the youth in which we found our love. With any luck, our love will keep us young forever.

Here are a few pictures to illustrate my inspiration for our new theme:

What do you think? Would you ever consider using more than a couple of colors for your wedding?