Plum & Bronze Glamour

I just adore seeing the different ways that the Inspired Creations Contest teams interpret glitz and glam!  Today’s Portland, Oregon team of Fleur:ology, Diana Marie Photography, Paper Bloom and Le Cookie Monkey chose a color palette of deep pinks, purples, and warm metallics and created a positively amazing dessert display and tablescape spending only $90 on materials.  Yes, you read that right!  There are a lot of DIY elements in the design, which makes this wedding concept easy for anyone to obtain with a little bit of creativity, personalization and lots of spray paint!


The gorgeous tabletop and dessert display both feature thrifted bud vases, goblets, and wine bottles all covered with two coats of bronze spray paint.  The finished product is so beautiful and is a great way to add a glamorous feel to your decor without breaking the bank.  Liz from Fleur:ology filled all of those great bottles and vases with blooms in deep pinks and shades of purples, using roses, ranunculus, anemones, stock, pink rice flower and andromeda.




My absolute favorite decor piece is the fabulous backdrop behind the dessert table.  It was created by draping plum colored fabric from a pipe-and-drape stand, and then hanging multiple strands of acrylic crystal garland, antique crocheted ribbon, and satin ribbon in ivory, deep purple and bronze.  The final product is so fun and fresh, and totally has just the right amount of glitz!





The lovely stationery from Paper Bloom carry a vintage lace motif, and I adore the pretty detail of using keys throughout the concept, including in the boutonniere.






View even more images from this gorgeous shoot in the gallery. And remember, your votes will help us choose the contest winner, so share your love in the comments!

The following Portland wedding vendors contributed to this inspirational wedding concept:

Floral, decor, and styling – Fleur:ology \ Photography – Diana Marie Photography \ Stationery – Paper Bloom \ Cake – Le Cookie Monkey \ Rentals – West Coast Event Productions \ Venue – Bella Via \ Hair – Face Body Beauty – Jennifer Walker \ Gown – AniA Collection \ Accessories – FeathersandFrills \ Makeup – Rachel Aron \ Macarons – Rachel Aron \ Models – Simona + Dani

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79 comments on “Plum & Bronze Glamour

  1. I just adore these photos! The gorgeous soft light, to-die-for flowers and gorgeous table settings. So beautiful.

  2. Claudia writes...

    Love the deep pink colors and the beautiful pictures give such a feeling of elegance!!

  3. Beth Anne writes...

    I like this concept and think its really pretty, but while the table decor is affordable, everything else is super expensive- the chivary chairs, dress, hair pieces, cake, invites so I don’t know if this is my favorite for budget friendly/ glitz & glam decor.

  4. Rachel A writes...

    Amazing photos of a perfect wedding theme! The colors and the details are so warm and inviting and the key element is very creative. Love everything about the look of this event.

  5. Cristin Somlea writes...

    I love these colors so much! love the details of everything and the crystals on the back of the chairs this is so cute!!

  6. I love the colors choice and how creative this is. Really inspiring, I am getting close to the big day and this gave me a few ideas for my final touches (thank you).


  7. nicky writes...

    BEAUTIFUL, BEAUTIFUL, BEAUTIFUL! Everything is just so perfect! I love how simple, elegant and romantic it is!!! <3 <3 <3

  8. I can’t believe how gorgeous the shoot turned out!! The colors work so perfectly together and it’s amazing to see my accessories in such a beautifully styled setting!

  9. Casey Sullivan writes...

    SOOO beautiful and I cant not get over the boutonniere and bouquet!! What a gorgeous combination! You guys knocked it out of the park as usual!

  10. Elena Alice writes...

    LOVE how this turned out… the flowers, the spray-painted vases, the photography… ALL OF IT! Great job!!

  11. Michelle Sprando...dahling writes...

    Love the keys! What a great vintage touch. Flowers look superb. Brilliant!!!

  12. Jenn writes...

    Ahhh!!!! I might be falling in love!!! Everything turned out beautiful!!!!!!!!! GORGEOUS bride and HANDSOME groom!!!!!

  13. The keys, the colors, the RIBBONS, I LOVE everything about these photos! Oh, and the fact that it’s done with so little cost – brilliant!

  14. deborah writes...

    What an amazing job, everything looks beautiful and elegent.
    ps. what a beautiful bride!

  15. Heather Malka writes...

    Absolutely gorgeous!! Love the colors,layout and especially the bride model. The bride model is also a good friend of mine.

  16. Ani Petras writes...

    Very Romantic! Great color pallet! Absolutely beautiful… I love everything about it… it creates the perfect wedding mood :-) Great job everyone!

  17. Jennifer Olariu writes...

    GORGEOUS DETAILS! Diana Marie Photography IS AMAZING!

  18. everything is so lovely down to the smallest details! love the color palette, and that bouquet is just gorgeous

  19. This is amazing I love, love, love, this look. Way to go team this is stunning the flowers absolutely blow my mind. I love this group and I love Liz from Fleur:ology. Can you feel my love?

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  21. Sara writes...

    This. is. stunning. And these are now my colors and themes for my wedding…I’m just so inspired! Thank you!

  22. Morgan writes...

    What an absolutely fabulous shoot! So inpirational. Love the pretty soft pinks and I must say the model looks stunning in that Augusta Jones dress… Just carries on the soft, romantic look you have going here. Nice job ladies, well done!!!

  23. nicky writes...

    I really REALLY like this inspiration shoot!!! It is the BEST one out of all of them

  24. jackie writes...

    I love the colors, the details, the flowers, the photography!!! What a great team!

  25. Nancy writes...

    This gets my vote! Love how elegant the DIY elements are. Perfect!

  26. Diana Petrusan writes...

    i love this wedding. all the florals are stunning. colors are glamorous.

  27. Sara writes...

    Do you happen to know what brand and color spray paint was used on the vases?

  28. Paige writes...

    I chose these colors as the colors for my wedding and it’s been hard to get down on paper exactly what I wanted to do, when I found this site I was very excited! this has been a HUGE help! Love all the details!

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