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!

Late Summer Navy


September is a funny month. I spent the weekend in Ohio to attend a lovely little wedding, and the weather was absolutely to die for. I can’t believe I spent three years in the Midwest, but I’d already forgotten how gorgeous September is there! Austin has been kind this week, but we’ll be back in the 100s within a day or two. With this kind of discrepancy across the country, it’s a little hard to distinguish between summer and fall. I waxed poetic about unexpected fall wedding color combinations last year (see a few favorite inspiration boards here and here), and you’d better believe my feelings are still the same on the subject. :) For this early in the season, I think a navy and gold color theme could be fresh, rustic, and rich–the perfect bridge between summer and fall.

{Blueberry tarts: Rylee Hitchner via Once Wed| Groom: M&J Photography via Style Me Pretty| Tablescape: Rylee Hitchner via Style Me Pretty| Navy blue Monique Lhuillier gown: Style.com via Merci New York| Wine bottles with gingham bows: True Photography via Linen, Lace, & Love| Bouquet with velvet ribbon: source unknown–please tell me if you have it!| Shoes: Shannon Lee Images via Style Me Pretty| Card: 9th Letter Press}

Fun fact: that navy lace gown from the Monique Lhuillier runway show inspired this whole board! Isn’t it incredible? To get a similar look, I would have bridesmaids wear a dress like this. Unless a bride is brave enough to wear navy Monique, of course!

Love, Lisa






  1. Dana says:

    gold and navy are also PITT colors! hail to pitt wedding?

  2. Lisa says:

    Pitt done Something Pretty style–good catch! :D

  3. Lena says:

    This board is heavenly, and has me aching for some real fall–I miss it terribly!

  4. Kristen says:

    hurrrraaaay i love navy weddings : D


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