A Sea of Lavender and Love – Romantic Wedding Inspiration in Shades of Lavender and Seafoam
Good morning! Monday, Monday, not usually my favourite day of the week (is it anyone’s?) except when I’m doing an inspiration board – and this week’s is a beauty! Mr E and I were lucky enough to have the most wonderful lavender blooming in our gardens all summer, filling our home with its lovely scent (Bodie couldn’t resist a little sniff at the start of every walk) and it has given me quite the obsession for the flower, the colour and its scent. To brighten my first day back after what was the most fabulous holiday (our first as a family), I have paired lovely lavender with the prettiest shade of sea foam (in case you’re wondering “sea foam?” think greyed jade with just a splash of aqua)…..
1 ~ Bride & Groom, 2 ~ Door, 3 ~ Bouquet, 4 ~ Bridesmaids
Lavender is the perfect wedding flower with its soothing qualities and flattering shades. It is soft and feminine, without being too girly (making the perfect boutonniere) and together with sea foam it is the prettiest palette for a fresh and fun Spring or Summer wedding. Of course it’s not everyone’s cup of tea, but you can still create the look by using flowers in similar tones – lilac or purple roses would be just as lovely. Such a versatile colour it is both rustic and elegant, and would suit any location: garden, vineyard, barn, church or beach; especially beach when paired with sea foam!
Bride & Bridesmaids ~ Romabea Images via Magnolia Rouge, Decor ~ Krista Fox Photography via Green Wedding Shoes (BHLDN have similar Birdcages) , Invitation ~ Bella Figura, Bird Cake Toppers ~ Lisa Franchot via Style Me Pretty (BHLDN have similar Bird Cake Toppers), Lavender Flower Crown ~ Paige and Blake Photography via Wedding Chicks, Wedding Cake ~ Raphsodic Bakery captured by Best Photography via Style Me Pretty, Place Name ~ KT Merry via Style Me Pretty, Bottles ~ Best Photography via Style Me Pretty, Glass ~ Best Photography via Style Me Pretty
It was that gorgeous image of husband and wife wading through the sea of lavender that first inspired this inspiration board. Such a charming combination it seems the web is awash with lavender and sea foam, so it wasn’t long before I stumbled across that delightful display of bottles. What a simple yet super pretty idea, with or without flowers, for a centrepiece or even aisle decor. And the image of the bride and her lovely bridesmaids in those lace Adrianna Papell dresses really had me swooning ~ lavender is such a fab shade for bridesmaids, flattering every complexion. Or you could mismatch your bridesmaids in both shades (as the bride in this pin did – doesn’t it look lovely?)
With a palette that suits every venue, your wedding dress options are pretty much limitless – anything goes! Fun and flirty in tea length, timeless and traditional with a ballgown skirt, or elegantly vintage with lashings of lace. But, just because I always love to share beautiful wedding dresses here are a few ideas…..
How about including a splash of lavender with this stunning strapless lace gown from Sareh Nouri’s latest collection…..
Or how about a soft and sleek silhouette with elaborate beading and sweet cap sleeves, like the Mira wedding dress by Ranna Gill from BHLDN…..
And of course you can never go wrong with Temperley London. I love the long lace sleeves on April from their Iris Collection…..
So what do you think, are you loving lavender and sea foam as much as I am? And what style dress would you choose for this prettiest of palettes?