Color Wheel: Hues of Paris

by Lavender Elizabeth, June 30, 2015
Color Wheel: Light Pink, Black, and White
A love story sign.
Black tux with pink bow tie.
A Parisian inspired table.
A light pink tutu'd flower girl.
Classic black Mary Janes.
Strawberry lemonade with a black and white straw.
Light pink cocktail tables.
Light pink cushions on black chairs.
Pink pearl earrings for the bridesmaids.

A polka dot based cake.
Romantic ceremony decor.
Hanging chandeliers over a white table.
A pink diamond engagement ring.
Black, white, and pink invitation suite.
Black and white bridesmaids.
Pink and white macarons tied with black ribbon.
A gorgeous white and pink bouquet accented with black.

Will you walk away with these hues of Paris?

Top 10 Parisian Wedding Photos

by Lavender Elizabeth, June 29, 2015
What could be more romantic than a wedding in Paris?

Etsy Spotlight: French Favours

by Lavender Elizabeth, June 29, 2015
Today kicks off the beginning of Dear Wedding Day going French with Etsy shops that offer Paris-inspired favours!

Stamped Muslin Bags by Jennifer's Cookies

Lavender-filled Sachet by The Joyful Home

Rainbow Macarons by From Soul

Macaron Soap by The Bath of Kahn or Fleur de Lis Soap by Sky Rain Soap

Accent any favour with Parisian Favour Tags by A Passion for Pink 

Spending A Month in Paris

by Lavender Elizabeth, June 29, 2015

Dear Wedding Day is going French! Starting tomorrow, I will be living in Paris for the month of July, soaking up the culture and bringing it to this blog.

Throughout the month I'll be showing you inspiration that I find during my trip, including weekend adventures that I have in other countries. 

One change that will be coming this month is the absence of Friendly Inspirations. Rather than plan weddings from afar, I'm going to do French-inspired wedding ideas. But not to worry, Friendly Inspirations will be back in August with summer weddings!

Starting today, these next two weeks are going to be all about France!

What can you look forward to reading?
Etsy Spotlight: French Favours
Top 10 Paris Wedding Photos
Colour Wheel: Pink, Black, and Cream
French Designers Spotlight
Parisian Bridal Shower Ideas
Paris Landmarks Inspiration
French Icons Inspiration
Bastille Day Celebration and Inspiration

What about the Fourth of July you say? Don't fret! Although I will be spending Independence Day in Paris, I will still be posting some red, white, and blue inspiration!

Until then...
Avec amour, à partir de Paris!
(With love, from Paris!)

Friendly Inspiration: Micaela

by Lavender Elizabeth, June 28, 2015
Welcome back to this week's Friendly Inspiration! This wedding takes a typical fall colour palette and turns it into a beautiful spring wedding! To see the inspiration behind this day, see it here!
Micaela's Friendly Inspiration:

The Colour Palette: This day is based on four shades: tan, cream, gold, and maroon.

The Invitations: A simple background with maroon writing will invite the guests to the wedding.

The Venue:

The Ceremony Location: The ceremony will take place at the bride's home church in the Sacramento area of California.

The Reception Location: The reception will be held outdoors at a park close to the church.

The Bride:

The Dress: In order to keep the bride's shoulders covered, she will wear this gorgeous Allure Modest lace gown.

The Accessories & Hair: The bride will accessorize her dress with diamond and pearl earrings and a simple pearl necklace. Her hair will be side-swept curls in order to show off the neckline of the dress and will be accented with a simple veil.

The Bridesmaids: The bridesmaids' shoulders will also be covered with this simple tan After Six dress. The bridesmaids, along with the bride, will hold bright maroon chrysanthemum bouquets. 

The Groom & Groomsmen: The groom and groomsmen will be in tan vests, cream shirts, and a deep maroon tie. To match the bouquets, the groomsmen will wear bright maroon boutonnieres.

The Ceremony Decor: The ceremony decor will be kept simple with petals lining the aisle and simple bouquets hanging on the pews with ribbon.

The Escort Cards: To introduce the literary feel of the reception, the guests will be guided to their seats with the use of old-school library card envelopes.

The Reception Decor: The picnic tables at the park will be decorated with tan tablecloths and hanging twinkle lights. The centrepieces will be a combination of vintage books and maroon and cream flowers.

The Guestbook: The guests can leave love notes to the couple with the help of a typewriter.

The Cake: The cake will have a simple cream background decorated with gold-detailed flowers and maroon ribbons. The cake will bring in the literary theme with a gold "Happily Ever After" topper.

The Favours: Loose tea leaves will be given to the guests in vintage book page favour bags.

Friendly Inspiration Intro: Micaela

by Lavender Elizabeth, June 26, 2015
This week's Friendly Inspiration takes a fall colour palette and transforms it into a classic spring wedding. Enjoy the inspiration behind this transformation and come back tomorrow to see all the details!

The Inspiration: 

Jamie & Mike: The Wedding

by Lavender Elizabeth, June 25, 2015
Previously on Jamie & Mike:

Today: Their Wedding Day

The Placeway wedding was pure perfection. You could feel the love radiating from not only Jamie and Mike, but from the family and friends that were witnessing this partnership. Jamie and Mike centered their day on the colours peach and aqua, utilizing this colour in the flowers, wedding party wardrobe, menus and programs. To include the couple's love of coffee, they gave their guests fresh coffee beans. I loved that they incorporated this part of their love story in both their engagement photos and their wedding day. From start to finish, the love that Jamie and Mike shared was poured into their wedding day, making it a beautiful night to remember for all of their guests.

Enjoy these gorgeous photos captured by Rachel Blackwell!

Jamie's First Look with her Dad
Jamie and Mike's First Look
All of Jamie's Nieces and Nephews

/ Location: Devine Ranch / Photography: Rachel Blackwell / Groom's Attire: Alfani / Flowers: Bloomsters / Catering: Cafe Primavera / Cake: Just Cake /