Inspiration board no. 102: Peacock, shale, teal, and emerald

26 September 2013

Friends! So many exciting things happening these days. Have I mentioned that my sister-in-law Natalie is getting married? She and Joe were engaged over the Fourth of July, and we couldn’t be more thrilled! These two are perfect for each other; they complement one other in the most wonderful ways. However, their differences have made for an interesting planning process so far, as we try to balance what’s most important to each of them.

A July wedding in a historic ballroom on the Connecticut coast have been agreed upon, and we’re working on save the dates, a photographer, and a wedding gown as we speak! In terms of design, we’ve gotten far enough to mock up some initial inspiration boards after collecting images with Marget on a joint Pinterest board. Hints of lavender (my in-laws are growing some for the occasion!) and gold are a shoo-in, but as I look at the images, we seem to be going in two different directions for the main colors: emerald and deep teal…


Green and gold bouquet, emerald Lela Rose gown, bouquet from Martha Stewart Weddings, stair garland photo by Thuss + Farrell via Snippet & Ink, striped envelope photo by Jeff Loves Jessica, gold cake, emerald place setting photo by Ali Harper via Snippet & Ink, lavender centerpiece via Style Me Pretty, French blue flats from BHLDN

…or peacock and shale.


Peacock and shale bridesmaid photo by When He Found Her, lavender centerpiece via Style Me Pretty, Connecticut couple, stair garland photo by Thuss + Farrell via Snippet & Ink, green and gold bouquet, hellebore centerpiece photo by Ciara Richardson, Percy gown from J. Crew, gold cake, garden rose bouquet photo by Rylee Hitchner

A subtle difference, to be sure, but one which we should probably reconcile at some point. Your thoughts or opinions are welcome!

Can’t wait to see how things develop!!

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September 26, 2013 11:56 am

The palette is gorgeous…either one! I would have to say I favor the peacock and shale a bit more simply because it has a lighter feel. The lavender is such a perfect touch!:)

September 27, 2013 2:25 pm

I tend to lean toward peacock & shale! But regardles of which one you choose, both are gorgeous & will make for a stunning July wedding! (I love that they aren’t your typical summer wedding colors, too!)

September 28, 2013 7:34 pm

I also prefer the peacock and shale. I am interested in who is in disagreement (slight as it may be) – the bride and groom or you and your sister-in-law?

September 30, 2013 1:24 pm

Peacock and shale for a summer coastal wedding for sure! Emerald is more city chic to me, though I don’t doubt it’d be lovely in a summer wedding with a crisp, preppy theme.

October 1, 2013 10:41 pm

Congratulations to Natalie and Joe! I had the good fortune of dancing with Joe at your wedding, and he’s quite the dancer! Their wedding will be beautiful.

February 3, 2014 6:26 pm

hey Emily! I’ve been desperately searching for a bigger version of the golden rose bouquet shot by Rylee Hitchner to use as a reference for a client, but I’m having no luck. You don’t happen to remember where you found it do you? thank you so much!!