Inspiration Boards, XXII
January 26, 2009

This next pretty board was designed by Laurel...

shabby chic inspiration board

Row 1: Ice cream  image found on The Knot / Invites by Minna Designs /Row 2: Grapes image found on Snippet and Ink / Ring bowl by Paloma’s Nes / Drink image found on Snippet & Ink / Bouquet from Brides  / Wine Label image found on Style Me Pretty / Row 3: Flower  Pew Bucket image found on The Knot / Lantern image found on Style Me Pretty / Row 4: Programs and escort cards images found on The Knot / Car photo by W. Scott Chester / Row 5:  Wine Barrel image found on Duet Weddings / Table cloth image found on Style Me Pretty / Sign image found on The Everyday Bride / Monogram by Go Against the Grain

I have always thought that if I ever had to do it over I’d get married in a vineyard. They are very romantic and I love the rustic charm. The bride to be seems to have a fun personality and what better way to show it off, then with mini ice cream cones. You are never too old or young for ice cream and this would sure be a crowd pleaser.  I chose invitations with a darker purple/grape color to accent the brighter raspberry.  The floral motif plays well with the vineyard location.

An idea for creative and simple centerpieces would be to utilize grapes!  It is pretty hard to resist one of the cute little ring bowls; they are a unique way to present your rings that isn’t the traditional pillow.  The best part is that this can be used for years after!

Adding on to the details, a signature drink in the colors of the wedding is a great idea, you could even float some raspberries in champagne to make it a bit simpler for the more traditional drinkers. Adding on to the vineyard venue by having custom made wine or champagne labels made is another great detail.

Scattering wine barrels around the reception area and maybe covering a few with coordinating linens would make for a great cocktail hour. And of course you can’t leave out the hand painted directional sign helping point the way to the happy event. Having flowers in the bright pink and white combination will make for a dramatic presentation when walking down the aisle in a bouquet or for isle decorations. I have always been fond of lanterns and I love the romantic and rustic feel that they have.  A few of these scattered around would be a beautiful detail.

Other paper items like programs and escort cards can be accented with hints of color to make them pop without being overwhelming...utilizing a monogram throughout is another easy detail to add in without too much fuss. An old classic getaway car would be he perfect way to end the reception, especially with the pink and white streamers and balloons trailing behind.