Provence Chic – Romantic Wedding Inspiration in a Palette Inspired by Provence
Despite the fact it is Summer here in NZ, it has been something of a wet and miserable day today. So I thought with this week’s inspiration board I would whisk us all away to somewhere lovely – and warm! Inspired by the charming stone houses of Provence, with their pretty shuttered windows, I chose a palette of soft blues, blush and champagne and added a hint of Art Nouveau, for a wedding that positively brims with romance and has a certain je ne sais quoi!
Add a hint of gorgeous green and what palette could be more perfect for a wedding in Spring, Summer or any season? Think relaxed and rustic but with ethereal elegance and a little Art Nouveau splendour. Layer textures such as velvet, silk ribbons, lace and linen; and mix your metals (gold + silver or bronze = luxury) throughout your celebrations to create a feeling of opulence. Rich floral centrepieces and ornate silverware added to simple outdoor, family-style dining will make for a relaxed yet luxurious wedding breakfast. Bouquets lush with foliage, created with a just-picked look and tied with cascading ribbon will look lovely – and kept small won’t break the bank!
Table Setting ~ Michael and Carina Photography via Elizabeth Anne Designs, Bride & Groom ~ Laura Gordon for Claire Pettibone, Engagement Ring ~ Tec Petaja, Bridal Crown ~ Lacielle Rose captured by Taylor Lord, Wedding Stationery ~ Jose Villa via My Sweet & Saucy, Flower Girls ~ Dresses from Monsoon, Photography by Edward Osborn via Style Me Pretty, Bridal Shoes ~ Emmy London, Gold Stamp ~ The Gifts of Life, Bridal Bouquet ~ Trent Bailey
The Wedding Dress
This romantically soft palette is perfect if you want to shy away from the traditional and, like the bride in the inspiration board, opt for a delicate blush wedding dress. If you’re tempted to go with this dreamy alternative to ivory, how about one of the blush beauties from Monique Lhuillier…..
Or if you want to go ivory but still make a stylish statement with your dress, choose something with a portrait back that will have your guests gasping as you glide down the aisle. I LOVE Winne by Catherine Deane from BHLDN’s Spring 2015 Collection…..
It’s All In The Details
This is such a perfect palette for bridesmaids too! With soft shades of blue, blush, champagne or ivory, whichever colour you choose your bridesmaids are guaranteed to love – or go with all four and create the loveliest mismatched bridal party ever! Keep dresses long and graceful, fabrics floaty and updos soft for a hint of Edwardian elegance…..
If you’re looking for modern bridal shoes with a touch of olde world glamour, no-one does it better than Emmy London. Emmy’s signature hand beaded heels are breathtakingly beautiful and the epitome of decadence…..
There’s no two ways about it, today’s inspiration board could be my new favourite! What do you think? For more wedding inspiration boards featuring blush take a look here, here and here or for other colour palettes perfect for a Spring wedding click here, here, here and here. Or you can pop across to Chic Vintage Brides Pinterest page where you’ll find LOTS more ideas!