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!

Spring Black Tie


There are few things more exciting than an invitation to a black tie event. There aren’t many reasons in life to wear floor-length gowns and dance the night away, after all! I think there’s a bit of an expectation that black tie has to mean ballrooms and crystal chandeliers and what not, but just like any other wedding, they can absolutely be styled in ways that reflect the bride and groom perfectly. For today’s inspiration board, I used a loose color palette of pale blue, leaf green, and slate gray to come up with a black tie wedding concept that’s a little more romantic and soft than what people may usually expect. I would love to score an invite to this one!

Spring Black Tie{Bridesmaids: Judy Pak Photography via Style Me Pretty| Groomsmen: Tec Petaja via Once Wed| Bouquet: Lauren Methia Photography via Style Me Pretty| Bride and groom: Rachel Derouin Photography via Grey Likes Weddings| Table setting: She-n-He Photography via Camille Styles| Menu: Ryan Ray via Papertastebuds| Valentino pumps: Steve Steinhardt via Style Me Pretty| Bar setup: Rachael Hall Photography via Style Me Pretty}

Do you get butterflies over black tie events, or do you prefer a more relaxed setting for a wedding? I’d love to hear!

Love, Lisa






  1. Dana says:

    beautiful! i want to go to a black tie wedding so i can wear my prom dress again :)

  2. Lena says:

    This makes my little wedding-loving heart so happy.


Sign up to receive new blog posts directly to your inbox.

Never miss
a post