Wedding Wednesday: Lavender, French Grey, Cherry Oak

It’s our favorite day of the week: Wedding Wednesday!  This could be because today also happens to be Wine Wednesday, but we’ll focus on the wedding inspiration, for now.

This week we are venturing to the South of France where the wind carries the sweet smell of lavender and slate colored stone houses and hamlets inspire the intrigue of all struck with wanderlust.

LAVENDER, FRENCH GREY, CHERRY WOOD:

To capture the simplicity of a day spent meandering through sunflower fields and snacking on fresh cherries we created an invitation suite for Erin and Anthony’s Provencal-themed wedding.  Cherry wood provides the base for the invitation as well as the laser cut material for the couples’ names.  To add further softness we used a thin Lotka tissue paper over a soft grey mat with hand torn edges.  One of our favorite ways to layer memory in a wedding is to incorporate a signature scent.  Appropriately, lavender will be present throughout the wedding.  To set the stage we added a few sprigs of dried lavender for the guests to enjoy when they open the invitation.

THE RESULT:

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INSPIRATION:

Simply because Provence has to be one of our favorite places in the world, here is a photo that started the whole love affair:

 

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Provence 2012.  Yes – people actually live here in these remarkable village homes.

One of the most notable features in this southern region of France is the stone used to create the homes and hamlets.  To incorporate this natural element we LOVE Allie Fry’s use of stone for place cards.

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When considering flowers for a wedding they should retain two purposes: to look good and smell good; both are equally important to creating an immersive atmosphere.  While lavender does not need to be present everywhere, we love using white milk pitchers to incorporate either fresh or dried flowers.  In lieu of centerpieces, the pitchers can be placed on an entry table or by the bar to keep the theme alive without being over-saturated.  On the table, we love using a soft grey linen or chiffon table cloth with cherry oak bistro chairs.

 

Using a wooden planter for the centerpieces and a bit of twine across the menu lends to a country-side affair.

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For an incredibly unique ceremony, Archive Rentals offers a beautiful stand alone French Door that can be used at the start of the aisle.

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Lastly, what would a French-themed wedding be without French desserts? ?  We are under the impression that there can never be too many sweets at a sweet event and these macaroon towers are the perfect way to incorporate more color and sensory experiences into a beautiful wedding.

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For the full set of inspiration be sure to follow our Pinterest page!

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