Real Wedding Inspiration: Lilacs


Even though my wedding was more than a year ago, I still hear from brides every now and then who were inspired by one element or another from my wedding – and it absolutely warms my heart to know that my wedding played even a teensy tiny part in helping to inspire a fellow bride.

So when I heard from Heather, who was inspired by the lilacs that I used in my bouquet, I couldn’t wait to see how she put her own spin on things for her wedding.  Heather was kind enough to send over some photos – courtesy of Lindsey and April from Sweet Monday Photography – from her wedding:


{Heather’s gorgeous bouquet was made up entirely of purple lilacs}


{the floral centerpieces for the reception were also made using lilacs}


{lilacs were also incorporated into the wheatgrass escort card display}


{guest names were hand written on escort cards made from plantable paper}


{Heather used photographs of lilacs as the background for her table number signs}


{the lilacs also served as the primary color inspiration for the wedding – from the bridesmaid’s dresses to the dinner napkins}


{Heather designed and printed her own ceremony programs!}

I’ve got a few more photos of the paper ephemera from Heather’s wedding over at Oh So Beautiful Paper today – so I hope you’ll pop on over to check it out.  You can also see more photos from Heather’s wedding on the Sweet Monday Photography blog right here.

I’d also love to know if flowers (either one flower or a bunch of different flowers) played an important role in the inspiration for your weddings – let me know in the comments!

{all photographs courtesy of Sweet Monday Photography}

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12 comments on “Real Wedding Inspiration: Lilacs

  1. I remember when I first saw your wedding Nole…I fell in LOVE with it!! It makes me want a lilac bouquet too! oh and the BM dresses that Heather had are the ones I’m hoping to have too!! (in fact I just ordered a couple for my BMs to try on!!)
    .-= Stephanie’s most recent blog post: Well said. =-.

    • elizabeth writes...

      Hi Meghan! I know this one because I actually have this dress. It’s by Adrianna Papell and you can find it at Nordstrom:

      Just a word of warning, it’s kind of a funky-cut dress. The lining is sewn to the zipper, so it stretches strange across the behind, and if your bridesmaids are chesty as I am, it’s not quite the best. But they are, as you said, gorgeous!

  2. Octavia Marlowe writes...

    Can you send me a couples of wedding color please full purple please.

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