Now that December is wrapping up, it doesn't hurt to dream about wild colors and creative themes! I love the show ribbons, for me they're the best peg on the board. The green color and floral print on the bridesmaid's dresses are really simple and pretty. J.Crew is turning out to be such a go-to shop for weddings these days, and the simplicity of the things that they produce are awesome canvases for accessories.
I remember making a pastel board recently, not sure if it was the one based in Provence or something else, but this is different. Whenever I look at Brides.com I'm always so surprised at how pinks and yellows play such pivotal roles in modern day weddings. I always thought pastels were outdated, but then I see jpegs like these and I rethink the whole idea. Pink can be sexy, sophisticated and preppy all at once without looking like a kiddie party. This board was fun to make because it really allowed me to dig through all the pastel pegs I have on file and make a girly moment out of it.
One of my favorite jpegs from my "Dresses" folder is this one of a bride and her groom traipsing down a cobblestone street. I love her dress, and I really REALLY love his suit. I actually think this is one of the most close-to-home pictures that I've got. Since it's the holidays I've been trying to avoid putting up too many Christmassy boards, but it's all subjective to a holiday bride anyway - particularly because I live in a tropical country where anything goes really. I do like the idea of a gold wedding, and this one is for my Nimrat who LOVES gold. Nim, this reminds me of your prom dress hehe.
Normally people associate peach with prom or some totally subdued debutante dress, but this hen party board is a lot sexier and much more sophisticated. Black details create a more dramatic background to this "innocent" color making it a little more flirty looking.
How awesome would this be for a bachelorette party? All your girlfriends lounging around on thick stacks of mattresses just like Anthropologie's summer '07 store set up. What completes this for me are the Fauchon/Laduree desserts to make it all super indulgent like Marie Antoinette's little party.
Another rustic wedding, with color cues taken from old wine bottles and earthy soil. I love this delicate but sexy lace dress, and although it contrasts with the rest of the look it goes perfectly with the outdoorsy feel.
I was really inspired by this picture of Gisele... Whenever I think of elegant balls or weddings of the Golden Age, I envision velvets and tons of burgundy. I tried to jazz it up with paintings and details like saints to put a traditional Catholic edge to the board.
A popular theme in the wedding circuit these days: vintage by the decades! When Hairspray came out as a movie, a lot of people wanted bubblegum pink and pastel cupcakes with bridesmaids in a-line skirts and super teased ponytails and when the Notebook came out, Pearl Harbor red lips and draped silk dresses were very trendy. The flapper look was everywhere this year, with the fringed dresses and beaded bags (not to mention those funky hairpieces!) so I decided to go for it with this board... without being so exaggerated or so cliche. Hopefully!
Something to think about as the weather gets colder! A shabby chic wedding at the beach? Far from your ordinary garden affair, but really pretty nonetheless.