Board No. 98: Backyard Garden Party Wedding

18 January 2013

Happy Friday, friends! I wanted to share an inspiration board I recently put together for one of my dear engaged friends, Jackie. She is getting married to George this September, and John and I are so excited for them!

Jackie sent over a few details, and here’s what I put together…

inspiration board

Honey jar photo by KT Merry via Style Me Pretty, wood crate arrangement photo by Lisa Lefkowitz via Style Me Pretty, portrait by Clary Photo via Style Me Pretty, bistro lighting photo by Jenna Walker via Style Me Pretty, pink bridesmaid dress photo by Morgan Trinker via Southern Weddings, soft cake photo by Jose Villa, mason jar centerpiece from Martha Stewart Weddings, floral tablecloth photo by Lisa Lefkowitz via Style Me Pretty

Jackie and George are holding their reception in his family’s backyard in upstate New York. For the “feel,” she’s picturing a pretty backyard summery wedding, somewhere between preppy and shabby chic. They’re having a Sperry tent (whoo!) and will fill it with soft flowers in mason jars and George’s mom collection of vintage flowery table cloths (loved that detail!).

The guys are wearing light khakis, navy blue blazers, and likely a patterned shirt (striped/checked/gingham) and a solid colored tie. Jackie was having the most trouble deciding what the bridesmaids should wear — mix and match pale pink dresses, mix and match yellow dresses, or a combination — and picturing the overall color scheme coming together.

To tell the truth, I was having a hard time reconciling the dark blue of the blazers with the light colors happening everywhere else at first, too. But then I found this wedding, and everything crystallized for me! I made Jackie a version of this board with pink dresses, and a version with yellow dresses, and she ended up going with the pink dresses, which is what you see here.

I also suggested a few photographers for J&G to look at, and I’m so happy to say that they chose Bryce Covey! I’ve never met him in person, but he seems wonderful and his work is beautiful. Can’t wait for September! :)

Have a wonderful weekend, friends!

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January 18, 2013 10:05 am

Looks beautiful! These pictures remind me of my sister’s wedding…Thought I would share!

Have a great weekend!

January 18, 2013 3:13 pm

Lovely! Congratulations, Jackie!

January 21, 2013 4:10 pm

Looks wonderful! I”m sure the wedding will be beautiful. Wishing them all the best!

January 21, 2013 9:04 pm

Thank you again, Emily! This is so helpful, and really helped me visualize my ideas. I keep referencing back to this beautiful inspiration board as I continue to plan. You’re the best!

January 29, 2013 2:04 pm

Love this board Em! The soft pink and navy are so sweet & preppy! What software do you use to make your inspiration boards?

January 29, 2013 7:37 pm

Hi Kat! Thank you so much! I use Illustrator to create the boards and then resize them in Photoshop :)

January 29, 2013 11:32 pm

Thanks Em :)