Inspiration Boards

January 25, 2009

Inspiration Board: Preppy in Pink with Salmon Rose, Contessa, and Rose Dust

The Inspiration


Who knew I was so inspired by shoes? This color palate and inspiration board was inspired by a pair of gorgeous Badgley Mishka heels that I first saw in the new Winter issue of Instyle Weddings. Of course I immediately ordered a pair (which I plan on wearing to our engagement shoot!) and I’m eagerly awaiting their arrival. In the meantime, I thought I’d design a fabulously romantic pink design board in honor of all their beauty!

I didn’t have to look far for the perfect colors. The Pantone Spring color report, published a few months ago, has some amazing colors for 2009. Among them are these pretty pinks named Salmon Rose and Rose Dust. I added my own color of Contessa to round out our color palate.

I think our inspiration board has a preppy and whimiscal feel to it. I love the ruffles and fabric especially. I wish I could have found a wedding cake that incorporated ruffled fondant in shades of pink. Wouldn’t that have been so pretty? I really picture this wedding outside, overlooking the Connecticut countryside.

The Color Palate

The Inspiration Board

Silk Gala clutch in “tea rose” pink with bow from J Crew; Wrought iron crystal “Celeste” chandelier from ; White fabric draped canopy from Southern Weddings; Chocolate cornflake clusters as a favor from Chocopologie in South Norwalk; “Carlo” shoe by Badgley Mishka, available at Solutions Denim; Pink wedding bouquet from Southern Weddings; Pink and white tablescape from Martha Stewart Weddings; Wedding Gown by Lela Rose for her Spring 2009 Collection; Platinum rimmed cocktail glasses from Pottery Barn; Pink two-tiered wedding cake from Instyle Weddings; Bridesmaid’s dress from Priscilla of Boston style number PB311 in the color english rose; Invitation suite from Saima Says Design; and they lived happily ever after…. from Southern Weddings.

  1. Lisa - Pen & Ink

    January 25th, 2009 at 10:07 pm

    Gorgeous shoes! Have you seen this cake from MS Weddings – http://www.marthastewartweddings.com/article/garden-variety-fluffy-carnation-frills?autonomy_kw=carnation&rsc=header_2 – The carnations remind me of ruffles, and I think it pairs well with the centerpiece pic. Such a pretty inspiration board!

  2. Juliet

    January 25th, 2009 at 10:53 pm

    Love the shoes. The inspiration board is beautiful!

  3. The Hottest Colors of Spring | The Connecticut Wedding Blog

    January 29th, 2009 at 3:07 pm

    […] Rose, and Rose Dust round out the pinks (you can see our use of some of these colors in our recent Preppy in Pink color palate / design board). I absolutely LOVE Super Lemon and Lucite Green — yellow is going to be a hot color for […]

  4. Robin Dini

    February 1st, 2009 at 2:06 pm

    GIIIRLLL! Those are some HOT shoes!!!

  5. busisiwe

    July 3rd, 2012 at 5:58 am

    i love dis shoe! where r u based, m in south africa_ th price?

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