11 October 2011
Wedding Inspirations from Nature
As I've been watching out for beachy inspired design items around town the past few weeks I've been pleased and impressed to find a few things that really caught my eye. Thought I would share a few today.
1) (Left) This gorgeous table is a page in Simple, Stunning Weddings by Karen Busson. Love the green flowers Mother Nature creates. These are so intricate yet down to earth. I really like the simplicity of this table.
2) (Rt Top) Love this little sand dollar stamp I picked up at Paper Tales in San Diego. The sand dollar feels a little overused in the whole beach theme wedding arena, but it could be fun in a small spot somewhere.
3) Large Leaf Stencil by Plaid Stencils. Thought about this for a aisle runner or table runners.
4) Large Leaf Ribbon from F and S Fabrics. Was super surprised to find this patterned ribbon. Love it. Would be fun to use to wrap bouquet stems and other projects.
There are so many beautiful green colored flowers and plants to play with in a beach color scheme. Keeping it simple is the key. I love that in Simply Stunning Weddings Karen Busson advises a 1-2-3 philosophy. Pick three colors or flowers or any three elements and stick with them throughout whatever part of the wedding you are focused on: the ceremony, the reception, etc. She suggests you can tweak that a little here and there but keep it consistent throughout. This helps save, energy, time and money and gives the event a very clean, clear, energized look and feel. That idea feels really good to me.
So it's great to find all these fun inspirations, but keeping it simple and stunning will be the key. That will require a lot of editing, including having to let go of some elements that are loved but just don't fit into the overall scheme. Knowing how that will all come together will happen later.
This post is linked to Good Life Wednesdays. Check out Sarah's awesome beach wreath while you're there!
images by kalanicut