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Inspiration Board: Message in a Bottle

25 July, 2011

Happy Monday lovelies! I’ve been dreaming up this inspiration board for months, ever since I saw the line of dresses in the second row. I just love how the soft pinks and blues work with beach neutrals and a touch of dark grey, and it reminded me of a beautiful beach sunset. There’s a dreamy, castaway feeling to this palette, and it would make for the most romantic of seaside weddings! As always, the key is in the textures – a billowy bride’s dress, fabric floating in the breeze, and coloured glass, contrasted with rustic touches like raffia, coral and shells, and indigenous foliage like brunia. I’m obsessed with the astilbe bouquet, and I think it would be perfect to complete the look. Plus, don’t you love the sailor’s knot favours/escort cards? I pretty much just want to dive into this board and stay in it forever. If only…😉

Colours: Pastel pink, blue, white and slate grey

Top row (l-r): Beach sunset with boat (Millie Holloman); sailor’s knot favours (Simply Bloom Photography); couple on beach (welovepictures); bottles (Millie Holloman)
Row 2: Dresses (Lane Dittoe); astilbe bouquet (Windy Dougall); urchin place setting (Elizabeth Messina); cake (Elizabeth Messina); torches (Elizabeth Messina)
Row 3: Couple with banners (Bella Sera Event Design/She Wanders); map (Bella Sera Event Design/She Wanders); flowers (Simply Bloom Photography); ceremony seating (Elizabeth Messina).

13 Comments leave one →
  1. 25 July, 2011 1:34 pm

    what a gorgeous board!! i love love love the soft palette

  2. 25 July, 2011 2:15 pm

    Gorgeous board! I too love that image of the dresses, it sets the tone for beachy goodness.

  3. 25 July, 2011 3:48 pm

    This is it! This is my dream wedding right here.

  4. 25 July, 2011 4:20 pm

    So romantic! Love the carefree summer days and this makes me think of them! xo

  5. 25 July, 2011 5:46 pm

    oohh pretty!!

  6. 25 July, 2011 6:02 pm

    i love this subdued palette. So romantic.

    xoxo, chrissy
    The Perfect Palette

  7. 25 July, 2011 11:35 pm

    This board is simply stunning-swoon!

  8. 27 July, 2011 6:56 pm

    So pretty! I love all of these colors together.

  9. 28 July, 2011 2:14 am

    So pretty! Love the pastels!:)

  10. Lizl Pieterse permalink
    9 August, 2011 8:58 am

    Can you find astilbe flowers in South Africa?

    • capclassique permalink*
      11 August, 2011 12:30 pm

      Hi Lizl, I’ve been trying to find out for you but haven’t managed to track down any info yet – best to ask your florist as they may have something similar if not. It’s native to Asia and the US, but you may be lucky! It’s gorgeous, isn’t it? Will let you know if I find anything out.


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