Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Color Inspiration: Citrus, Wood & White Lace

In case you haven't figured it out yet, I love mixing textures. Life would be so boring otherwise, right? So today I have for you an interesting collection of citrus oranges, raw woods and delicate white anything (lace, doilies and crochet included). A little bit bright, a smidgen rustic and a lot of classic wedding white.

If this bridal party concept doesn't make you long for summer then I don't know what will! White cotton sundresses and eye-popping orange flats for the bride and perfectly citrus hued styles for the maids. A little khaki and polka dots for the men and dahlias in the flowers (though for this wedding, I'd keep the flowers minimal). Bring in the rustic wood elements with a statement ring and ring pillow alternative. And of course, finish it off with a darling doily flower basket and perfectly crocheted necklace.

{1. Dahlia Boutonniere via Martha Stewart Weddings, 2. Bouquet Shot by Jen Curtis via It's Mary Ruffle, 3. Doily Basket via Country Living, 4. Crocheted Necklace by A Common Thread, 5. Headband by Twigs & Honey, 6. Ring by Crumpet Cake, 7. Wood Ring Pillow by Little Wee Shop, 8. Citrus Bride Shot by James Carson Photography via Swatchbook Weddings, 9. Flower Girl Dress by J. Crew, 10. Dress Shot via Flickr}

I have been wanting to use these wood chargers in any and every board ever since I first laid eyes on them (and I apologize if you see them again), but finally I found the perfect place to do so. For the tables,  I'd trade florals for citrus fruits-- oranges and a few lemons here and there. Place them in glass bowls or jars and intersperse them between lacy paper lanterns and stunning vintage milk glass. I love the idea of a doily runner contrasting against a strong wood table, and think hanging an orange on the back of each chair is totally adorable. For favors, keep it simple with a citrus-themed candy bar or mini mimosa kits!

{1. Citrus Jar Shot via Victoria Pearson, 2. Wood Chargers by Z Gallerie, 3. Doily Luminaries via Martha Stewart Weddings, 4. Milk Glass Vases by Haven Vintage, 5. Citrus Centerpiece via Martha Stewart Weddings, 6. Vintage Doily Runner via Country Living, 7. Door Monogram via Martha Stewart Weddings, 8. Wood Tray by Vintage Venatic, 9. Favor Boxes via Martha Stewart Weddings, 10. Platter by Anthropologie, 11. Chair Decor via Woman's Day}

Something about citrus is just so fresh, it really makes a great jumping off point for a wedding-- and there are tons of options other then my take on the fruitful inspiration. So, what do you think of the citrus wedding trend?

Aspiring to Inspire,


1 comment:

  1. I love it! Citrus has great color, texture and scent.


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