I have loved hanging out with Emily of Peach & Pearl this week..a huge thank you for all her hard work putting together some fantastico inspiration boards just for us. I hope you have all loved them too!
So for the last time (this week) over to Emily…
For my last board, I imagined an intimate, sit-down dinner with your closest family and friends that could be held just as easily in a loved one’s backyard or the patio of your favourite restaurant. While not as rock and roll as some celebrations I could have put together, I think this board really reflects what I feel is the heart of Rock ‘n Roll Bride – not bowing to wedding convention, but truly having the wedding that best reflects you as a pair and your relationship. Keep things simple and handmade with potted herb favours, a hosta and lady slipper bouquet, breadstick and olive oil centrepieces, pigs in a blanket at the cocktail hour, and a short, sassy dress for the bride.
First row, left to right:
Patio tablescape from Blueprint; bride and groom from ; escort cards via Brides Style Me Pretty
Bread and olive oil centrepiece via ; lady slipper bouquet from Style Me Pretty ; greenery archway photo by Martha Stewart Weddings via Melissa Schollaert Snippet & Ink
Lemonade in punch bowl from ; lantern dinner party via Brides Black*Eiffel
Pigs in a blanket photo by via Thorsen Photography ; potted herb favours from Weddingbee ; buttercream hydrangea cake photo by Brides Leigh Miller
Thank you again, so much, for having me this week, and to Kat for inviting me on to her lovely blog! If you’d like to see more boards and other style + design + wedding musings, I’m over at Peach & Pearl . I also design custom inspiration boards through my Etsy shop , and would be delighted to work with you to put one together. If you’re interested, you can see the details here and purchase here .
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