Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Color Inspiration {Book Week}: A Madeline Inspired Wedding

In an old house in Paris that was covered with vines, lived twelve little girls in two straight lines. Now... you can't tell me that doesn't bring back fond memories? If you're liked me you loved all things Madeline (Hey, I even had a fantastic Madeline themed birthday one year!) and, if you've been hanging around Notable for awhile, you'll know I am an advocate for keeping your childhood loves alive and kicking long past those years of innocence. Madeline's mix of youthfulness and innocence against a backdrop of Parisian romance makes quite the jumping off point for a wedding... and here we go!

Well, first thing's first.. you have to wear a hat. The hat. The brim, the bow, the works. Dresses can be simple and subtle with pops of red shoes (and some rain boots to change into for fun pictures!). Why not have the flower girl carry a small suitcase instead of a flower basket (maybe not as practical, but certainly just as cute!)? Navy bouts and yellow bouquets. Your attire is where you can really play up those primary colors Madeline is known for!

{1. Madeline House via Pandalove, 2. Bouquet by Holly Heider Chapple Flowers, 3. Hat by Hold The Wire, 4. Shoes via Anthropologie, 5. Flower Girl Dress by J. Crew, 6. Wedding Dress by J. Crew, 7. Boutonniere by Fritts Rosenow Bespoke Boutonnieres, 8. Suitcase by The Fancy Lamb, 9. Rainy Day Bride and Groom via Elizabeth Anne Designs

An ivy covered backdrop for your nuptials or an ivy covered trellis above your reception would really bring in that classic, beautiful aspect we all know and love about the books. Attach a found objection (all different, of course) to each place card along with a Madeline-esque bow and hang them on string or tacked to a bulletin board for a fun and vintagey place card display. Place eye-popping yellow arrangements down the center of long tables (in two straight lines...), with mismatched China, as if you had just robbed a French bistro.  And, what else but French pastries for dessert? Provide red tins for guests to take home what they couldn't eat, and tie a little tag on each saying "Merci Beaucoup!" 

{1. Teacups via Anthropologie, 2. Wedding Invitations by Shine Invitations, 3. Yellow Ribbon via Martha Stewart Weddings, 4. Long Tables Photo via Style Me Pretty, 5. Ivy Covered Venue Photo The Foundry L.I.C.,  6. Bow Place Cards via Kate Landers Events, 7. Found Object Display via French Knot, 8. Croquembouche via You and Your Wedding, 9. Place Card Display via Style Me Pretty, 10. Centerpieces via Martha Stewart Weddings}

Aspiring to Inspire,


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