I'm Lisa Kirk, a wife, mama, writer, and founder. Since 2010, Something Pretty has been home to my favorite memories, reflections, and inspirations. Thanks so much for reading!

Sweet Pops of Red


It’s been a little while since I posted an inspiration board, and to be honest, it took me awhile to find inspiration for this one. Thankfully, I save links to my favorites list under a “Future Inspiration” folder that I eagerly referred to. It brought me back to an adorable Grey Likes Weddings wedding from a few weeks ago that, in my opinion, used “pops of color” perfectly. It’s not too pushy or showy, but it still stands out. With that in mind, I put together this board!

{Sweet Pops of Red}

{Bouquet: Style Me Pretty| Bird cake topper: Ruffled| Bunting: Grey Likes Weddings| Milk glasses with barbershop striped straws: Style Me Pretty| Flower girl with a parasol: Style Me Pretty| Pie pops: Style Me Pretty| Bride and groom: Style Me Pretty| Tablescape: Style Me Pretty}

Red is a strong color, but I think using it subtly is one of the big factors that separates a unique wedding from a “David’s Bridal catalog” wedding. I think the bridesmaids in this inspiration board’s wedding would wear dove gray or maybe even soft beige as opposed to cherry red, as might be expected. I do hope the bride would rock some red shoes though…or at least some red-soled shoes! ;)








  1. Dana says:

    oh this is cute! it’s hard to pull off the color red without overwhelming, but i think these are all nice ways to do it!

  2. Lena says:

    I love red, but you nailed it-subtle pops, not strong use for a gorgeous event!

  3. This is perfect! I love the loose bunch of red tullips in the first photo, Lise :)

  4. Kristen says:

    THIS IS SO NICE!!! i love!!!

  5. […] picture is from a Ruffled wedding that was posted on Tuesday…the day after I made my Sweet Pops of Red inspiration board, unfortunately, because how perfect would this be on it? Daisies are my favorite, […]

  6. […] Enjoy it at: a holiday cookie exchange, or as an adorable favor at a winter wedding. Heck, why not even make it an any season wedding with a red color palette? They would fit in perfectly with one of my favorite past inspiration boards! […]


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