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Lavender and blue March 24, 2009

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In this lavender inspiration board, I love, love, love those full, lush flowers in the top left-hand corner.  I can’t even tell if they’re real– it looks like the most amazing still life painting. And look at the tiny flower girl in the center– I love that as an unposed, lovely photograph. Finally, look at the invitation in the center, right-hand side– what an interesting way to have the lettering, totally cursive at a bias, with the letters filling the entire page.  The color combination is also fresh: lavender and red.



Oh, and cool, sweet blue.  Could I pull off a blue gown, like the tulle dream in the center?  And I want the bouquet in the blue windowsill, AND those pale blue beads.  And I adore the white lettering on the blue stationery.  Can regular printers print with white ink, if we make our own invitations?


I think pale blue, with tons of ivory, would look amazing with the lapis dresses.  And with the touches of lavender.  Am I going to far?  I think when the colors are as muted and sweet as these, it’s impossible to overdo it.


3 Responses to “Lavender and blue”

  1. Janet Says:

    love the tiny cake with the birds

  2. Shelly Says:

    LOVE teensy flower girl!

    Also, I’ve been thinking more and more about it, and thinking that Matt’s kilt is going to register as a “neutral” not as a color scheme. Here’s why:
    1. It’s impossible to really, really match, and no one will expect you to. It’s a formal dress outfit, like a tux. ‘
    2. Anything you do other than red and green will be perceived as rendering the kilt “neutral”, because there will be so many other self-reinforcing color schemes at play. People process large groupings together. They will “see” the lapis/lavender/blue/etc all together and sort of mentally eliminate the small spot of plaid from that.

    All this to say I think you should do whatever thrills *your* eyes.

  3. amber Says:

    You have a beautiful blog! I was working on a post about lavender, and googled into you. I am a transplant from Atlanta, where I was a wedding planner — Now I live in St Louis, and love it! I rarely find posts anywhere glorifying STL (like your SLAM post). Contact me or check out my blog and message me!
    -Amber (not a scary stalker, I promise)

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