Robin's venue, The Holly Farm, a Carmel getaway of lush gardens and rustic cottages, is so lovely I think it doesn't need much. Her clean color palette, kick-ass idea to use fresh herbs she picked from a farm instead of florals (budget-friendly AND green!), and a few personalized touches and voila! Magical wedding prettiness. I loved the idea of using plain wire racks, hung with loosely gathered herbal nosegays as a decoration piece, along with a clothesline of black and white photographs to add some casual charm. As Robin imagined an easygoing, laidback feel with perhaps a Mediterranean flavor, I thought lanterns would add pretty touches of warmth without compromising her clutter-free, flowing aesthetic. Bonus: they're also relatively affordable!
Mood: Effortlessly classy garden party in a paradisaical Mediterranean garden
Color Palette: Black, white, shades of green
The Inspiration Deets, Credits, and Maybe Where to Buy Them:
Photo Clothesline from weddingaces.com, Herb Wall from Todd Pellowe via greenweddingshoes.com, Priscilla of Boston Dress, Tree at the Holly Farm, Lantern Centerpieces from Wish Special Events, Cocktail, Black Benches from Art of Vision via stylemepretty.com, Sweet Herb Bouquet from dahlias-day.blogspot.com, Family Style Tables at The Holly Farm, Shades of Green Bridesmaid Dresses, Lantern Ideas from engagedandinspired.com
A Little Something Extra:
Lanterns from Ikea range from $3.99 to $14.99. I can't count how many gorgeous and CHEAP lanterns I came across from wholesalers and lighting websites, even dollar stores or places like BigLots. Hanging from trees, used as centerpieces, or bordering staircases, aisles, or pathways, these babies are economical and super pretty. I love luminary bags, which are even cheaper, but if you want to really dress up a space without investing a ton in floral arrangements, I think lanterns are the way to go. It's also a no-fuss easy theme, especially for fall! I just had to share this sweet lantern invitation from Etsy seller EllasPaper: