Apparently I'm on a movie kick, and what romantic adventure could I choose for a wedding board that's sweeter or more magical than "Amelie"? No, seriously. If you can think of one, I want to watch it and obsessively google about it. I think Amelie would swoon over a carnival themed wedding with French garden touches. Although I'm sure she'd love the idea of a ferris wheel and character actors, she's working with a cafe server salary and her fiance works in a porn shop--but that doesn't mean her wedding can't be kick-ass gorgeous. I imagined her wedding at a charming ranch house, decorated with antique, carnival-style parasols hung from the trees, a DIY photo booth, and tea tin centerpieces. Girl loves her cardigans and creme brulee, so I couldn't leave those out. Cute gnome cake toppers and DIY carnival ticket invitations add that sense of fun while luminary bags provide a (cheap!) romantic ambiance as the sun goes down.
Mood: Fabulous destiny plays out amidst carnival magic
Color Palette: Red, warm yellows, antique glass bottle green, cobalt blue touches
Artifacts of Inspiration: "Amelie", Toulouse Lautrec, Provence gardens, Yann Tiersen, county fair carnivals
The Inspiration Deets, Credits, and Maybe Where to Find Them:
Awesome DIY carnival invitations from Kelly Prizel, Gnome Cake Toppers from PhenomeGNOME, Creme Brulee, Parasol Decor Photo by Gabriel Ryan Photographers via Green Wedding Shoes, Poppy Bouquet via Yumsugar.com, First Kiss, LumaBase luminary bags with tutorial from http://wheatblossom.blogspot.com, DIY photo booth courtesy of Jagger Photography, Tea Tin Centerpieces from Ruffledblog, The Beautiful Flying Caballos Ranch, Supersweet Cardigan via Cameron Ingalls Photography