Aubergine Secret Garden Gala

by | Bride, Inspiration Boards


Tara wrote to me a few months ago (patient Tara!) requesting an inspiration board for her wedding. She’s marrying at Nathania Springs (the photo in the top right of the board), a venue in the forest and wants to incorporate the old world country charm of the venue with greens and splashes of vivid purples.

My take on her style was to put a little secret garden twist onto it, little touches that make guests feel like they’ve entered another world. I see Tara in her dream ballgown with her fiancee in black tie, guests are entranced by the sweet green smell of the forest, hidden with secret areas of sweets, treats and fresh blooms.

Bringing cream into the colour palette lightens it up a little while still keeping the warmth,  the golden pears (the forbidden fruit), the lavender blossoms on the cake- this wedding of touches that overwhelm the senses.

Table from Martha Stewart Weddings, photo from Nathania Springs, headpiece from,, antique keys from The Merriment Blog, invitations from Ruby & Willow, pear place card from Pronovias via Brides, photo from Cayton Photo Journal, bouquet from Saipua, groom photo from Brides, cake from Martha Stewart.

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  • Rachel - theWeddingVine says:
    November 12, 2010 at 10:53 pm

    That cake looks insanely good! Very vintage!!

  • Rings says:
    November 13, 2010 at 9:57 am

    Love the head piece; excellent contrast with the red hair. Very beautiful.

  • pink bridesmaid dresses says:
    November 13, 2010 at 11:03 am

    Very nice! Green and purple is one of my favorite color combinations

  • Marissa Nicole says:
    November 15, 2010 at 1:56 pm

    That is a great inspriation board.

  • Tara says:
    December 1, 2010 at 4:14 pm


    It is amazing and I love it!!

    The use of Keys is so perfect as future husband is a locksmith.

    Thank you Again!



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