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!

Southern Garden


I’m quickly learning that there can be a big difference between brides who commit to a color scheme first, and brides who commit to a style first. Personally, I prefer the latter. Choosing a style first allows you to work with your venue, your flowers, and eventually your colors to create a cohesive and natural look, while choosing a color first sometimes puts you at the risk of making things look forced, just to get those colors in. This bride-to-be is the perfect example of someone who knows what kind of wedding she wants, and isn’t tying herself down to a color scheme right off the bat.

From the bride: I want my wedding to be a reflection of a perfect day! Lots of flowers, light, open spaces, and comfort food. I want it to be classic, yet unexpected and use both  light and dark colors. I would like to incorporate “Southern charm” elements in the food and details. Most importantly, I want it to be something unique and beautiful and a representation of things that make me happy!

{Southern Garden}

{Bride and groom at flower-covered table: Samuel Lippke via Grey Likes Weddings| White church for ceremony: Amy Arrington via Southern Weddings| Seersucker suit with navy tie: Jessica Smith Photography via Style Me Pretty| Peachy floral archway: Phindy Studios via Southern Weddings| Biscuit bar: Anna Wolf Photography via Southern Weddings| Sweet tea carafes: Ulmer Studios via Southern Weddings| Orchid cake: Kristen Gardner via Southern Weddings| Bridesmaids in navy blue: Stephen Devries via Southern Weddings}

Behind the board: Since the priority for this board was flowers, I started out hunting for the most incredible florals I could find, and the picture on the top left was a clear winner. It reminds me of The Secret Garden! The flowers were carried over into a gorgeous floral arch, perfect for a ceremony space or reception entrance, and the cake covered in orchids–the bride’s favorite. Since this bride wanted a light-and-dark color combination, I picked on a loose color scheme of leafy green, navy blue, and peach for this board. Darling Southern details include a classic white church for the ceremony, a fully stocked biscuit bar, carafes of sweet tea, and a handsome seersucker suit for the groom!

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  1. I LOVE those bridesmaids dresses. I would totally wear it just as a wedding guest or to a party.

  2. Jena Roach says:

    Those flowers are to die for! Love the southern charm. The bride’s dress is stunning!!

  3. Dana says:

    ahhhh i love it!!!! the church is perfect and the clothes for the bridesmaids and groom are great! biscuit bar and sweet tea galore! and peaches! love the peach and navy! wahoo! :D

  4. Sometimes {more like all the time!} I wish I were a Southern belle! Such a beautiful board, Lisa, and I love that cute, little biscuit bar!:)

  5. Kristen says:

    i like the leafy green and navy combo! i would go to this wedding.. ;D

  6. Hi Lisa- so glad to have found your blog too! It’s just lovely. Thanks for your sweet comments this week. xo!

  7. […] you love peach like I do, you might like some of my past inspiration boards, like Southern Garden, Autumn Blush, or French Vintage Romance. What can I say–it’s an inspirational color to […]


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