Friendly Inspiration: Belle

by Lavender Elizabeth, April 11, 2015
To see the inspiration behind this pastel wedding, be sure to check out the intro post here!

Belle's Friendly Inspiration:

The Colour Palette: The main colours will be lavender, butter yellow, pink and white, with an accent of green.

The Invitations: To combine the colour scheme and the springtime season, these birdcage invitations will surely excite the guests.

The Ceremony Spot: With a large tree to stand behind the couple and a view of the vineyards, this is the perfect ceremony spot.

The Reception Space: This venue offers the perfect space for the dancing portion of Belle's wedding. Since she was concerned with her older relatives getting cold, having the dancing inside is the perfect solution.

The Extras: Since the dancing will be held indoors, dinner will be held outside to enjoy the beautiful spring weather. The venue also offers an outdoor bar and beautiful rustic details.

The Bride:

The Dress: This BHLDN dress is the epitome of what Belle wants: lace, slim fit, backless (within reason), and a slight train.

The Look: Belle couldn't decide between an updo or half-up, half-down, so I went looking for a middle ground - a loose updo. This look will also look great with a pearl-trimmed veil.

The Accessories: Belle wants simple pearl jewelry, with a little sparkle, so the combination of the crystal and pearl bracelets, along with pearl drop earrings fulfills her wishes.

The Bridal Party: The bridesmaids will wear this beautiful pink and lace Watters dress, with this gorgeous pink, white, and yellow bouquet. The flower girls will wear these adorable Lilly Pulitzer dresses in the clover cup print.

The Groom and Groomsmen: A grey suit will look great with a light pink shirt and Lilly-insired bowtie. A simple pink peony boutonniere will be the final touch.

The Decorations:

The Flowers: A mix of lavender, white, light pink, and butter yellow flowers will decorate the ceremony and reception.

The Ceremony: To line the aisle, the inner chairs will be draped with fabric, along with floral details. Since the backdrop of the ceremony is already so beautiful, simple decor is the way to go. A wooden arch will be adorned with hanging floral bulbs and teardrop crystals.

The Escort Cards: A wooden backdrop with clothespins and escort cards will lead guests to their seats.

The Reception: A butter yellow runner will be the base for the birdcage and floral centrepieces, along with coloured candles in heirloom and milk glass votives. White chargers and lavender plates will set off a patterned pink napkin formed into a bow with a pearl napkin ring.

The Dessert: Different cake stands - in lavender, yellow, and pink - will showcase three different single-tiered cakes in the lavender, pink, and white. When deciding on favours, Belle wanted candles (see below) and something sweet, so I decided on a cookie garden. Different cookie options will be on the cake table with the help of heart-shaped and circular stands.

The Drinks: When I found these Lilly-inspired straws, I knew they would be perfect for Belle's reception. Three different variations of lemonade (original, lavender, and pink moscato) will be served in mason jars with the coloured straws.

The Favours: Candles with the couple's custom monogram will be given to the guests as favours. They will be displayed in the indoor reception space with rustic bookshelves and tables.

Check back next weekend to see a wedding in the woods and Monday to see a spotlight on Allure Bridal gowns.
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