Winter Lavender

Ever since I started obsessing over winter weddings, I’ve been on inspiration overload–isn’t that the best part of discovering something new that you love? The other week, my sister commented on this gorgeous Real Wedding feature, saying that a winter wedding in a warm place is the best of both worlds, and I couldn’t agree more. With that idea in mind, I created this winter-y inspiration board using one of my favorite wedding flowers–lavender. Lavender and France go hand-in-hand for me, ever since a trip to Provence a few years ago, so I incorporated some pretty French-inspired details as well. Plus, I needed an excuse to use that seriously amazing dress shot with the Eiffel Tower in the background. :)

{Winter Lavender}

{Eiffel Tower dress shot: One and Only Paris Photography via Style Me Pretty| Purple statement necklace: Kortnee Kate Photography via Style Me Pretty| Lavender hot chocolate: a la mode| Table setting: KT Merry via Style Me Pretty| Bridal party with lavender bouquets: Samm Blake via Style Me Pretty| Ornate ballroom: this is glamorous| Lavender macarons: Une Deux Senses| Black lace curtains and dessert table: Furrnish}

Of course, I wanted to use lots of lavender (the flower, color, and flavor–check out that lavender hot chocolate!), but I also wanted to keep in mind that this is a winter board, so a wedding would probably take place inside. Cue the ornate ballroom and lots of clean white design elements, accented with just a touch of Paris-inspired black lace. There’s nothing that makes me cringe more than purple event lighting, so this wedding would need as much natural light as possible, evoking a sense of the outdoors that lavender is usually seen in.

I’m pretty happy with how this board turned out! What are your thoughts?




  1. Looks gorgeous, Lise! I am a HUGE fan of lavender. It’s so pretty and smells like heaven :)

  2. That ballroom is beautiful and I love the simplicity of the table setting! Gorgeous inspiration!

  3. Gorgeous blog- thanks for the ping back :)

  4. i love lavender too! the hot chocolate looks so cute with it!

  5. you didn’t cite me, but that’s ok!!! :D
    very pretty inspiration board! one of my favorites!

  6. This board is gorgeous, but your comment about purple lighting just cracked me up! Here, here!

I would love to hear your thoughts!