inspiration board #66: blue belles
Hello wonderful readers! How was your weekend? A little different from the Jubilations and celebrations of the one before no doubt! For me, this weekend was about a work / life balance, splitting time between preparing this week’s gorgeous content (oh my, is it gorgeous!) and visiting family in the New Forest, a place where time seemingly stands, still and peace, quiet and nature seem very alive after weeks in the city.
Today we’re celebrating a little bit of that countryside calm with a fresh, rustic inspiration board. Blue may be an unusual colour to pick for an overall wedding scheme, but this palette of soft indigo, violet, slate and bluebell make a beautiful modern combination. The pale powder blue of these bridesmaids dresses from Little Borrowed Dress, are the perfect backdrop for loose, hand-tied bouquets of fresh spring flowers, including purple delphiniums, brodiaea and viburnam berries lend an informal, just-picked feel and you could include hand-picked herbs to the centre pieces for a devine scent. Add to the rustic vibe by displaying blooms in a row of mismatched bottles and vases along your table, a mix of blue and green glass and ceramic. Use accents of slate and zinc, and handwritten signs in chalk add to the relaxed feel, this zine tag from Rowen & Wren would make the perfect rustic place holder. A home baked and buttercream iced cake topped with fresh blueberries, and a cheese selection sitting on a rough slate board create a warm and homely feel to a dessert table, get guests to help themselves!
Rustic blue table setting Via: Martha Stewart Weddings // Herb name cutlery Via: The Design Files // Blue veil headpiece Photography: Elizabeth Messina Via: Style Me Pretty // Powder blue bridesmaids dresses Via: Kiss the Groom // Blue hand-wired bouquet Via: Martha Stewart Weddings // Cheese board Via: Cool Hunting // Zinc cartouche Via: Rowen & Wren // Blue homewares Via: The Design Files // Blueberry wedding cake Photography: Souder Photography Via: Style Me Pretty