Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Color Inspiration: Love Letters

It is very rare to receive a true love letter nowadays. Maybe a "love fax," in the words of Carrie Bradshaw? But who wouldn't want to receive a messenger-delivered, handwritten love letter? A girl can dream right? Well, this dream was the inspiration for today's post and I don't think you can find a wedding more inspired by love. I kept it neutral with tan, white and navy and let the romance do the talking.

For the men its simple: navy pants, khaki (or seersucker!) blazer and an adorable little bow tie. Perhaps my favorite find today was this bridesmaid dress- which can be styled in so many different ways. Hello, an actual reusable 'maid gown! Hooray! The "love letter" flower carries a special message and would be fantastic strung on a navy ribbon around the bride's gown. Navy accents, of course, to finish it off!

{1. Couple Shot by Tec Petaja via Once Wed, 2. Love Letter Flower by Emersonmade, 3. Earrings by White Owl, 4. Hat via Anthropologie, 5. Flower Girl Dress Shot via Style Me Pretty, 6. Boy's Blazer by J. Crew, 7. Dress by Butter by Nadia, 8. Shoe Shot via Green Wedding Shoes, 9. Bouquet via Martha Stewart Weddings}

For seating at your ceremony, turn bails of hay or benches into kraft paper-wrapped boxes (or if you can find this fabric, even better)! Kraft gift boxes work for favors too! Ticking stripe linens and sachets on the chairs and a cake as fantastic as this one! Leave a vintage love letter (yes, you can buy just about everything on Etsy) on each table and a vintage mailbox for guests own letters of love and good wishes. You can even put together a scrapbook of memorabilia, letters and photos from the day you met to the day you wed for guests to flip through during cocktail hour. This wedding really is all about celebrating love. True, undying love.

{1. Kraft Paper Fabric via Designer's Library, 2. Ticking Stripe Sachet by Alice's Looking Glass, 3. Handwritten Love Letters via Shop Nancy, 4. Scrapbook via The Society Inc., 5. Mailbox Shot via Ruffled, 6. Cake via This Is Glamorous, 7. Ticking Stripe Table Runner via Style Me Pretty, 8. Calligraphed Envelope via Oh So Beautiful Paper, 9. Kraft Gift Boxes by CDK Designs}

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