Inspiration Boards

Understated Garden Elegance – Modern Vintage Wedding Inspiration in Green, Grey & Sunstone

I am more than a little head over heels with today’s Summer wedding inspiration board! The fresh colour palette was inspired by the warm tones of sandstone, the sort you might see in the hills of Tuscany. Mixed with a crisp granite grey and infused with greenery, to soften the look; it is elegant, lush, so on trend yet utterly timeless, and my idea of heaven!…..

Understated Garden Elegance - Modern Vintage Wedding Inspiration in Green, Grey & Sunstone

Understated Garden Elegance - Modern Vintage Wedding Inspiration in Green, Grey & Sunstone

Bride & Groom ~ Rachel May via Wedding Sparrow // Boutonnieres ~ Bows and Arrows, Photography by Kayla Barker Fine Art Photography via SMP // Menu ~ Signora e Mare, Photography by Ryan Ray Photo via Wedding Sparrow // Place Setting ~ Mint Photography via SMP // Stationery ~ Written Word Calligraphy, Photography by We Are Origami Photography via The Wedding Playbook // Cocktails ~ Mike Cassimatis Photography via Magnolia Rouge // Tablescape ~ Ginny Au, Photography by Rylee Hitchner via Once Wed

I have been obsessed with Sunstone Winery since publishing this exquisite styled shoot, and with its magnificent buildings and grounds it would make the perfect venue for just such a celebration. For an elegant Summer wedding anywhere though think a historical estate or winery, with grand gardens lush with greenery, perfect for a family style reception under the trees.

The key to this simple palette looking inviting rather than cold, is to embrace greenery (you will find lots of ideas for how to infuse your big day with this key trend for 2017 here) and add lots of soft textures throughout the decor! Hints of velvet (another of the key trends for 2017) will give your day a modern vintage aesthetic, then layer linen, lace, and silk throughout for refined luxury. Wood seating and splashes of gold (or brass) in the stationery, centerpieces and flatware will add that final touch of warmth.

If you love the idea of a Summer wedding but aren’t convinced by this cool colour palette you will find plenty of other wedding colors and inspiration boards in CVB’s archives. Like this romantic peach palette, or for a garden wedding nothing looks lovelier than rose and emerald, or for something super feminine, nothing could be prettier than this pastel duo!

 

Amy

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