Board No. 51: Blue and Orange for Catherine

13 October 2009

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This board is for Catherine, who is getting married next fall. She’s planning a blue and orange color scheme, and I’ve been helping her hone in on the exact shades she wants to work with (remember these palette options?). Catherine liked the blues from Palette No. 1 and Palette No. 5, and liked the orange from Palette No. 3. From the images she’s sent me so far, the vibe I’m getting is of a modern, classic, clean celebration.

I’m not usually a huge fan of calla lilies, but I think they would work well for Catherine’s bouquet and tablescapes. They have such a sculptural form that only a few of them make a lovely statement in a range of tall, thin vases grouped down long tables (with tall taper candles interspersed in between). The dahlias would look handsome as boutonnieres and scattered in between the vases. Catherine specifically said she didn’t want to use any pumpkins, cornocopias, or other blatantly “fall” themed decorations, but I think the orangey-yellow pears (maybe one at each place setting as a combined favor and place card?), are a subtle nod to the season.

Lastly, I really like the idea of dressing the maids in a range of blue dresses. Chic looking, and everyone’s comfortable with the choice of dress. I hope this board helps in your planning, Catherine!

The Details
First row, left to right: dahlia boutonniere from Martha Stewart Weddings; escort card envelopes from MSW; dahlia and mum centerpiece by Ariella Chezar via Snippet & Ink

Second row: baby’s breath wreath by Matthew Robbins Design; patterned ring pillows from Rebecca Thuss; Paloma Cooler from Martha Stewart Living; pears from Cannelle et Vanille

Third row: tablescape from Modern Day Design; blue dress maids photo by Love Life Images via Style Me Pretty; calla lily bouquet

Fourth row: beribboned cake; blue shoe bride photo by Jenny Ebert

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October 14, 2009 12:44 am

Beautiful! This definitely helps. I'll give in to your pears – it definitely ads a hint of fall without being overwhelming. That baby's breath wreath is really adorible – I will have to think of a way to make that work! Thanks so much Emily!

Matthew Robbins
October 15, 2009 8:00 pm

Thanks for the link! Love your blog!
The inspiration board in this post is absolutely adorable!