Pinterest Inspired Outdoor Wedding Inspiration

I’m back with another Pinterest inspired wedding space but this time I want to step it up a notch! Last time I focused on a room with feminine details that were easily translated into wedding design. I took a few colors and vibes and turned it into feminine and classic wedding details. This time I want to take a space with more natural elements and a more casual vibe that will be the perfect inspiration for your southern outdoor reception!

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Let’s take this stunning entry way/living room. This room has a warm feel with the neutrals, wood detail and hints of green and blue. Amazing, right?! The pieces I would pull from this to focus on in your wedding design are natural woods, white/cream, greenery, hints of blue and of course the copper/wrought iron.

These elements scream outdoor venue to me, so for this design I am going to plan it around an outdoor reception space. Let’s first take the wood details that are so prevalent in this inspiration. For a wedding you might be stumped (wood puns!) on how to incorporate wood without it being too “outdoorsy.” Here are a few stunning ways to incorporate wood into your design while still keeping your design feminine and clean.

These gorgeous wood table numbers, centerpieces vessels, and welcome signs would add perfect touches to your venue. If you want to dive even more into the natural feel, a stunning wood farm table with clean white place settings would be flawless. With most of these elements, you can see the touches of green that are picked up in the inspiration coming through with greenery, which makes the wood pop even more.

Next, let’s hone in on the wrought iron and copper that are picked up in the inspiration through the chandelier, the copper bucket, and the flower vase.

Now, every girl with a Pinterest has swooned over the Moscow Mule cups, and if you are looking to tie in a copper element to your wedding this is the perfect way to do it. They add the perfect southern flair and the sweetest touch to your table design. This copper leaf cake is equally charming and adds something so unique to your cake design. Now, these wrought iron lanterns (while slightly more rustic) are stunning paired with candles either as a centerpiece or on cocktail tables, food tables, etc.

If you’re a simple gal, this sweet pairing of wood, copper and greenery might be perfect for you… but if you’re looking to take your design even further and hone in on those blues that are featured in your inspiration, then keep reading!

The blue that is picked up in the rug and artwork is so subtle but adds depth and interest to the room. And it can certainly do the same for your reception space! Adding the extra color element can really enhance your design and take your already stunning decor and take it to the next level. Besides, every wedding needs that something blue!

Let’s start with this gorgeous vintage glassware! It is absolutely stunning, whether you use it as drinking glasses or additions to your centerpieces they add the most timeless and charming detail. Personally, blue flowers can come off as a little tacky, especially if done the wrong way. However, blue hydrangeas will never get old! They are the daintiest southern touch, and if you’re looking for a hint of blue, they make the sweetest floral addition. If you’re looking for a more classic route to your blue, then these soft cocktail table linens are so charming and effortless.

What do you think?! Is there another home or room design that you’re been inspired by lately? We’d love to hear if you have a favorite interior design that you’d like to see translated into a wedding design!

How To: Make Your Pinterest Inspiration Come to Life

From my education in interior design and the few weddings I have assisted Stephanie with, it has become so apparent to me that weddings and interiors really do mesh perfectly! What I love about interior design is how all the small details come together and play such a big role in the finished product of the room, and the same goes for weddings. One tiny tweaking of a floral arrangement, or adding one touch of gold to the table can make a huge difference in the grand scheme of things. It makes it so much fun! I love playing around with styling and accessories to make a room unique and special, and you can do the same for your wedding.

With Pinterest, it is so easy to see a picture and think “I want my room to look just like this!” or see a wedding venue and think “My wedding will look like this!” But when it comes to actually picking things out it is easier said than done. Today let’s talk about taking inspiration and transforming them into tangible styles in accessories (in particular wedding design!)

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So, let’s say this is your inspiration photo (major heart eyes), and you want to take aspects of this living room vignette and use them for your wedding design!  There’s a few aspects you want to consider: color, texture, and “feel.” For this space there are a lot of bright neutrals and golds with pops of pink, orange and black. In terms of texture, it is very sleek which gives the space a more sophisticated feel.

Now, here comes the tricky part… how do you take this and make it into a wedding design? Personally, I would really play up the pink (and orange if you’re feeling bold!), gold and neutrals in the space, as well as the sophisticated feel! If you don’t want your wedding to scream girly but you want to add in those feminine touches, pink flowers are a perfect statement! The options with pink flowers are limitless, literally.. there is no limit.

 

Here are three GORGEOUS floral options, all with their own character and style. Next let’s focus on that gold aspect of our inspiration. Gold is a super easy way to dress up and add a classic flair to any space! For wedding table styles a simple white china with gold detailing and gold flatware will do the trick perfectly. You can also add in a pop of gold with a gorgeous set of gold chiavari chairs.

 

If you want to hone in on the glass aspect of the coffee table and use that as an inspiration for your wedding it would be so simple and stunning to incorporate crystal and glass elements. These pink and gold elements + classic white linens will give your wedding reception a fun, fresh, and classic feel.

In the next Pinterest Inspiration How To, I’m going to focus on a more rustic/ farmhouse inspiration to give your outdoor wedding the perfect Southern vibe!

My Home Tour | The Everygirl

I am so, so very ecstatic to share with you my home tour and story, featured on The Everygirl!!! What?!? The Everygirl has been one of my favorite go-to websites for years and years, and it’s a complete joy and honor to be featured there. I think I’m still in shock, and it’s so fun to be able to share a peak into my home (along with an interview about me!). Rachel Linder from Blue Barn Photography, one of my dearest friends here in Raleigh, took all of these gorgeous photos, and I am so very thankful to Rachel for shooting my home and The Everygirl for sharing it!

Here’s a snippet from The Everygirl interview:

“Stephanie Scholl’s passion for life is infectious. As the owner of her own wedding and event planning business, she brings that same joie de vivre to her beautifully designed events, which reflect her bright, fun personality. After spending several years working in the non-profit world post-college, Stephanie finally turned her love for weddings into a full-time job with the help and encouragement of her family and friends. Recently, she packed her bags and moved from Washington, D.C. to Raleigh, North Carolina to set up shop and make her event planning dream job a reality. Although she’s only been in Raleigh for six months, she’s already made her mark on the bridal scene.

When Stephanie isn’t planning a couple’s dream wedding, she loves spending time decorating her bright two-bedroom apartment. By layering pops of color over a neutral pallet of whites and greys, Stephanie’s home is a true reflection of her personality and aesthetic, which can also be seen throughout her events. Read on to find out more about Stephanie’s transition from non-profit work to full-time business owner, why she loves being a hostess, and how she discovered her passion for weddings!”

And for the full story (warning: it’s the longest interview ever!!), go check out The Everygirl. I’m pretty sure it’s going to become one of your favorite websites and resources, too!

I absolutely love my home, but more than anything, I hope it’s a place where people feel welcomed, loved, and happy. Shauna Niequist said it so well: “What people are craving isn’t perfection. People aren’t longing to be impressed; they’re longing to feel like they’re home. If you create a space full of love and character and creativity and soul, they’ll take off their shoes and curl up with gratitude and rest.”

Pinch me!! Thank you so very much to you for reading along, to The Everygirl for sharing my home tour and interview, and to Rachel from Blue Barn for shooting such gorgeous photos of my home (twice!).

PRODUCT SOURCES

Living Room

Couch, Ikea

Rug, Homegoods

Tufted ottoman, Target

Mercury glass lamp, Homegoods

Gold tray, Target

Candles, Anthropologie

Gold mirrored table, World Market

Gallery wall, Lara Casey Shop, Southern Weddings Shop, Seeking Joy Etsy

Pillows, Etsy

Blanket, Target

Books, Rifle Paper Co., local book sales, family heirlooms

TV stand, Target

Woven mirror, TJ Maxx

Tufted side chair, Homegoods

Brass candlesticks, Gibson Mill Antiques

Plant, Home Depot

Bar cart display, Ikea

Gold mirror, SuzAnna’s Antiques

Topiaries, Michaels

Glass decanters, Crate and Barrel

Glass candlesticks, Gibson Mill Antiques

China and silverware, family heirlooms

Pink glassware, Gibson Mill Antiques

Gold glasses, C. Wonder

Oh Happy Day print, Southern Weddings Shop

 

Dining Room

Table, handmade by grandfather

Chairs, Target

Glass window, Gibson Mill Antiques

Gold sconces, World Market

Plant, Home Depot

Pineapple napkin rings, C. Wonder

Pink glassware, Gibson Mill Antiques

Silverware, family heirloom

Brass candlesticks, Gibson Mill Antiques

Marble and copper side table, Target

Glass shelving unit, Ikea

Globe, from childhood

Pineapple accessories, family heirlooms and Gibson Mill Antiques

 

Office + Guest Room

Desk, World Market

Shelving unit, Ikea

Desk chair, Target

Bulletin board, handmade

Desk accessories, Target, Homegoods, PaperSource, Anthropologie

Bedspread, Ikea

Pillows, H&M Home and Target

Map of DC, PaperSource

 

Bedroom

Headboard, Target

Duvet, Ikea

Pillows, Etsy

White mirror, Target

Lamp, Homegoods

Furniture, family heirlooms

Curtains, Homegoods

Accessories, Anthropologie, Homegoods, Target, antique stores, family heirlooms