Diary of a Boho Bride – Claire and Tom, entry 3: purple and green inspiration boards

It’s a busy time of year for us wedding planners, and I am currently run off my feet getting everything sorted and ready for this years brides. Today we are talking colours and themes with my lovely couple Claire and Tom who are getting married on 8th September at Utopia in Skipton.

When I went to visit them at the venue a few months ago, they wanted my input on how to theme the day and what colours to use. The venue is quite unique in that is it a very modern building, all glass fronted and timber on the outside but set in some beautiful gardens with a huge array of flowers and plants.

purple and green wedding

Claire didn’t want a shabby chic, or country cottage look, both her and Tom wanted to keep the modern feel that the building was giving us without going down the traditional route. So we took inspiration from the gardens and plants around us and decided that a mixture of purple, green and cream would work well, keeping it natural but making it edgy and modern with the choice of flower arrangements and decoration.

Things that Claire knew she wanted were:

  • Paper lanterns hanging from the ceiling
  • A cake table, with her guests brining in their own cakes
  • Lots of fairy lights inside and out
  • Lots of outside lanterns and lighting
  • Out door furniture

So I have now put together some inspiration boards for them to help with their theaming and colour ways, I always find them useful when working with a couple as we are sure that we are on the same page!


purple and green wedding

photo source: 1) Kawachi Fuji Garden, Japan (Photographer unknown)  2) Beau Coup  3) Glorious Treats  4) Henry Photography via Style me Pretty 5) Jesi Haack Weddings  6) Wedding Channel  7) Kat Braman via style me pretty 8) Affluence Floral  9) Divine Party



purple and green wedding

Photo Source: 1) Driven By Decor via Martha Stewart 2) 52 Flea  3) Bob & Dawn Davis via the Knot 4) Free people  5) Mark Rose Flowers & Events 6) Steven Michael via Ruffled 7) Millie Holloman 8) XTop via Brandi Girl



purple and green wedding

Photo Source: 1) Props or Today 2) Marianne Wilson via style me pretty 3) Candee by Sandee 4) Susan Bordelon via project Wedding  5) Utopia  6) Etsy  7) Lisa Fellows 8] Southern Weddings  9) Marianne Taylor  10) NYCity Weddings



purple and green wedding

Photo Source: 1) Etsy  2) Taken By Sarah  3) Vicoolya via 500px 4) J Crew  5) Ben Godkin via style me pretty  6) Erin Hearts Court  7)  Project Wedding 8] Brady Puryear via ruffled


I hope you like my selections, I can’t wait to see all the ideas come to life on  Claire and Toms wedding day! Its going to be gorgeous!

Big Boho Love

Kelly x

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