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Shabby Chic Lavender and Gray


I’m excited about this sweet board for two reasons. One, it was my first time  using the forms I wrote up to use for Something Pretty Online Wedding Design, and I think it worked wonderfully. And two, this is a sample board for a lovely lady whose blog I’m sponsoring this month! Michaela Noelle Designs is my favorite interior design blog, and Michaela is one of the sweetest girls around. Even though she is not engaged or planning a wedding or anything, she came up with some great material for me to work with to build this board for her future dream wedding! She asked for an outdoor, shabby chic, eclectic-but-traditional, gray and lavender wedding with lots of beautiful details, and a strong sense of family. Here’s what I came up with!

{Shabby Chic Lavender and Gray}

{Peony and lilac centerpiece: Kate Preftakes Photography via Style Me Pretty| Pom-decorated ceremony space: Shan Cunningham Photography via Style Me Pretty| Buttercream cake with bird cake topper: Katelyn James Photography via Style Me Pretty| Shutter decorated with family wedding photos: Erich McVey Photography via Style Me Pretty| Life-sized wish tree: Tonya Peterson Photography via Hey Gorgeous| Teacup table details: Rebecca Wood via Style Me Pretty| Purple barbershop striped straws: Rebecca Wood via Style Me Pretty| Jim Hjelm dress with gray sash: Erich McVey Photography via Style Me Pretty}

Behind the board: The easy thing about this board was grasping the style Michaela wanted. Since I’m already a big fan of her blog and her interior design style, it was really a matter of translating that style from a home to a wedding! She loves big, fluffy flowers, like hydrangea and peonies, so I thought that peonies and lilacs would make the perfect centerpieces. I think that the ceremony space, under a shade from the summer California sun, and adorned with poms, mimics the idea of big flowers too. As some of the pretty little details that really make an event special, I picked a whimsical, understated cake topper, some perky barbershop striped straws, and my personal favorite, a collection of vintage teacups, which could be used as anything from decor, to an escort card display, to something guests actually drink out of. For the sentimental, family-oriented details, I absolutely love this white shutter covered in flowers and black-and-white family wedding photos. Michaela also said that she loves wish trees, so I had to include this life-sized wish tree from one of my favorite Hey Gorgeous shoots–how pretty are all those ribbons in the breeze! Of course, I couldn’t make an inspiration board without any fashion in it, and I think one of my favorite Jim Hjelm gowns would be perfect for Michaela. With a sequined bodice, a ruffly A-line skirt, and a pale gray sash that ties in a bow, it strikes the perfect balance between romantic and fun!

If you’re a bride or know a bride who could use an inspiration board like this, or any other number of things to help get inspired or organized, be sure to check out Something Pretty Online Wedding Design!








  1. Megan says:

    I LOVE these colors together – so romantic and soft. Those little bird cake toppers are darling! :)

  2. Michaela says:

    Oh my!! I love everything I see! I adore Katelyn James Photography, so I’ve actually seen that bird topper before. So adorable :) You really have a great eye, Lisa!

  3. Kristen says:

    i love all the poofiness!!! the window shutters are quite cute too :)

  4. two birds says:

    i love how you detailed why you chose everything! and i love this board…it’s so gorgeous and romantic! and i am pinning the hanging pom poms…i love that idea!

  5. Dana says:

    the cake toppers and straws are my favorite!


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