#102: Layered Neutrals


Good morning! Oh I do hope you were all able to get outside and enjoy the sunshine this weekend, it was almost balmy without that chilling wind, and certainly started to feel like spring. At long last!

I’m not sure I’m quite ready for the bright shades of summer, so today’s inspiration is a little pared back and interesting.  With a palette of neutrals, from the palest linen, taupe, old gold, walnut and mahogany, layered with the most beautiful of natural textures, this scheme is subtly sophisticated, serene and relaxed.  A range of shades and textures is the key, crushed linen, heavy burlap contrasted with a touch of delicate lace.  A well-loved and battered timber table is the perfect choice for an outdoor reception setting, a full-length foliage runner dotted with foraged wildflowers gives a simple, pared-back look.  Scavenged china, glassware and cutlery add an eclectic, vintage touch.  Spring flowers, displayed with their bulbs still attached in a collection of mason jars and bottles, give that perfectly chic ‘thrown together’ look. I adore the way the roots show through the soil, contrasting ivory on black.  Decorative touches usually reserved for home decor work so well for relaxed weddings – I love the botanical touch offered by these old illustrated tiles seen at The White Orchid, and the natural texture of these vintage deer horns from Pale & Interesting.  These mini bottles, stuffed with a love letter, remind me of something you might find in an apothecary, and make a cute keepsake favour.

This isn’t your typical rustic wedding style, it’s limited colour palette and simplicity create an altogether more chic and sophisticated effect.  I can see this working beautifully in a wood panelled pub, a wildflower garden, or even a barn!


Image Credits:
Calligraphy Luggage tag By: Rachel Carl. Via: Etsy // Mini bottle favour Photography: Anneli Marinovich Via: b.loved // Deer horns Via: Pale & Interesting // Spring bulbs Via: Weekday Carnival // I Do tablescape Photography: Catherine Mac Via: The Pretty Blog // Lace dress Photography: Little Alexa Photography Via: b.loved // Botanical print Photography: Anneli Marinovich Via: b.loved // Place Setting Photography: White Loft Studio Via: Style Me Pretty Living // Foliage runner Photography: Scott Michael Fraser Via: 100 Layer Cake


After a decade-long career in corporate interior design, I took a giant leap of faith, left the security of an office job, and founded B.LOVED in 2011 as a platform for romantic and beautiful wedding inspiration. Thanks to a whole lot of creativity, hard work and passion, my gamble paid off and B.LOVED became one of the leading wedding blogs in the UK.

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