• Rustic, Lavender & Mauve French Farmhouse Wedding Inspiration

    Hello everyone, I’m starting our week of all things lovely, inspirational and weddingy off with a confession…

    I don’t like purple.

    Shocking huh? Especially when you consider that purple has been a very popular colour for weddings since the dawn of time. (Well, for as long as I can remember, at least.)

    There is something about bright purple I find really jarring…

    I just got a flashback of sitting cross legged, hot and uncomfortable at a childhood party, with a jaunty side ponytail and itchy purple fabric on my skin.

    Flash forward a couple of years, I’m a little taller and on holiday in Scotland. My mum and aunt have just bought my cousin Emma and I matching, shiny, 80s tracksuits. The cheap material made a swishing sound when I walked.

    And yep, you guessed it mine was bright, neon purple. Shudder.

    Lately though, I’ve been having a slight change of heart…

    I’m appreciating the beauty of lilacs, lavenders and mauve (purple’s pinkest shade) so I thought I’d put together a little inspiration board in honour of my new found love of purple. Mix delicate purple hues with grey, blush pink and a hint of blue, incorporate a few sprigs (or whole bouquets) of lavender here and there and you have a romantic, rustic colour palette that makes me think of French farmhouses.


    Pale Blue, Mauve, Pink & Grey Wedding Inspiration



    bridesmaids with lavender bouquets


    bike via Plum Pretty Sugar  | bouquet: Ozzy Garcia Photography via The Bride’s Cafe | bout viaThe Bride’s Cafe  | ribbon in her hair + blue tulle dress:Alicia Swedenborg via Love My Dress | cake: Sloan Photographers via Inspired by This | flowers wrapped in brown paper: Bryan Miller Weddings via Inspired By This | velvet ribbon via BHLDN | mauve dress, pink bouquet: CLY Creation via Style Me Pretty | bridesmaids with lavender bouquets: White Linen Photographers via Style Me Pretty

    This board was actually inspired by a fun project I’m working on today with a group of fabulous San Francisco vendors. Exciting stuff!

    Stay tuned oh lovely ones, I have a Summer Camp themed wedding that is going to knock your socks off coming up a little bit later today.

    Seriously. It’s all kinds of Awesome with a captial A.

    I’d love to hear from you ~ are there any colours from your childhood/past that you steer clear of too?! Any purple fans out there?

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  • http://www.southboundbride.com/ Gaby – SouthBound Bride

    I am so with you – having to re-evaluate my aversion to purple as so many brides love it! I do have a soft spot for lilacs, and that last bridesmaids pic is so gorgeous! What a lovely range of colours…

  • http://fabyoubliss.com/ Stephanie {Fab You Bliss}

    OMG, LOL…seriously funny stuff Elizabeth! I could totally picture both scenarios you described and oh, wow…that is funny stuff! I am with you on not liking dark purples. But the ones you have here…especially combined with gray and cream colors, (which I’m obsessed with right now), are absolutely lovely!

  • bree [capitolromance]

    I cannot believe you disliked purple!!!! I am pretty smitten with it – and now, even more so after this gorgeous post!

  • Caribbean Wedding Events

    Thank you for this share.  I like you grew up disliking purple.  Beyond my choice, my bedroom decor was done in purple.  But now…I do love the beautiful shades of lavendar and lilac…it’s soothing beauty is calming.  This can be a most elegant color for weddings.

  • http://www.blovedweddings.com/ louise | b.loved

    Absolutely beautiful, lovely to see purple done in such a pretty and romantic way xo

  • http://apaperproposal.com/ Sarah {A Paper Proposal}

    Haha, purple was never one of my favorites, either, to tell you the truth.  However, like anything else, it can be gorgeous when it’s done the right way!  

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