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Inspiration Boards

I am really in love with vintage posters like the Cinzano one from Art.com I used to inspire today’s inspiration board. It conjures up a cosy intimate setting with plenty of candle light, plenty of good food and good wine (and please let there be lots of cheese!).I love that using a poster like this

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I’ve had this vividly coloured Lilly Pulitzer print from Fall 2012 sitting on my desktop for months and today I’m finally turning it into a raspberry and lime wedding inspiration board.  I love the idea of using such vivid colours in such a blank. urban setting like the one pictured below. Using different touches like

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With Emerald Green being chosen as Pantone’s Colour of The Year  I thought it only right to finish off our Christmas inspiration boards with this glitzy emerald green celebration.Inspired by the incredible glittering gown, the celebration is of course black tie. There’s lots of sparkle, luxe champagne, luxe detailing on the cake but there’s an

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I love the snowiness of cream next to the sparkly of mercury silver. It’s such a subtle colour combination yet so incredibly glamorous.I love keeping the base very creamy and adding in sparkle with the mercury silver. Touches of taupe and dark grey can ground the colour scheme while still holding it together.Place setting by

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I really love rose gold- it has a femininity about it. Something a little softer than other metals and with a character all of it’s own, this Christmas style inspiration board is all about the rose gold. A classic celebration with a rose gold twist. Little elements like glitter stars and the polka dots on

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To kick off the last week of full content on Polka Dot Bride on 2012, I decided a little Christmas cheer was needed on Polka Dot Bride! To celebrate the colours of Christmas, I’ll be taking one of my favourites and turning it into a board every day this week.Kicking off with my favourite, the

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I do love gold at a wedding, it’s such a gorgeous statement but appears almost as a neutral paired with the fresh mint green. Today’s wedding is fun and modern with a Spring twist.I love the idea of using such soft colours like this outdoors and having festoon lighting pick up the glints of gold

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I have a thing for abundant weddings lately. Not extravagant, but layered. Where a guest walks in and is met by tables laden with food – fresh bread and fresh butter, bowls of fresh, summer fruit, cocktails in vibrant colours and icy treats made from fresh fruit. Today’s celebration is all about Summer.Starting with the

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I love the way Spring hits us with the sudden change in warmer weather and  the flower buds slowly opening. It’s like we’re assaulted from the dark depths of grey into a world of colour.Today’s inspiration board plays homage to new beginnings.  An abundance of flowers, a floral wonderland starting with the bride’s floral printed

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I have to make a confession before we get into today’s inspiration board. I am not a neon girl. I am not one to own a yellow neon satchel, or don a pair of orange neon flats. To be honest I feel a bit silly, I’m not quite cool enough! But there is no denying

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Today’s board is all about the modern touch of an urban wedding. Inspired by the modern low back on this Jennifer Regan gown, I envisage a city celebration with very modern decor. Inspired by dahlias and luscious, colourful peonies, I kept the colour palette modern with lots of grey, champagne and neutral nude pinks and

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1. Treehouseherbs 2. BeaconLane 3. NutfieldWeaver  4.EidelPrecious   5.magdalinenHome 6.Modred12  7. vintagenelly 8. palomasnest  9.TheLonelyHeartA wedding that takes place under gum trees with a reception in a nearby shearing shed.The bride wears a soft, relaxed gown with a sparkly hairpiece. She carries an unstructured bouquet of sweet smelling lavender, gum leaves and Australian native blooms.Her

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I loved this dusty rose gown and nude headpiece from Ruche and it inspired me to create a fluffy pink wedding celebration. Texture is always a winner with me, but there’s touches of cherry red and pale blues to stop the pink from being too feminine and girly (though there is no denying this is

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I was incredibly inspired by this mid century style chair in the top left corner for this in inspiration board. It’s covered in fabric designed by Rifle Paper Co (Rifle for Villa Nova) and looks so modern and colourful.I picture this wedding taking place in a beautiful mid century home, the bride keeping her style

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It was such a delight to work with the winners of our Jen Huang photoshoot competition last year – Sian and Ross, to come up with this board for their photo shoot.Sian and Ross will have the board transformed into an inspiration shoot for the next Jen Huang workshop (to be held next month in

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