Mellow Yellow | Inspiration Board


I love seeing such a resurgence of the color yellow in weddings and design, and putting together an inspiration board featuring this happy color was so much fun! My very favorite color as a little girl was yellow (and is my mom’s favorite color!), and I’m thrilled to see yellow  having its moment in weddings again. It’s that perfect pop of a summery vibe (or autumnal, depending on the shade), and it’s such a juicy, happy color. I love that yellow can either be a bold statement or a mellowing, cohesive design color. Done correctly, yellow can be elegant, understated yet eye-catching, organic, and interesting, all at once. Whether you bring in yellow as the base of your color palette for your wedding or have more of a yellow moment in a particular detail or to make a bouquet pop a bit more with a depth of palette, I’m enamored with this hue for weddings.

What do you think? Growing up, I was set on having bridesmaids wearing yellow gowns (I went with two shades of dusty blue instead!), and it’s not a color I’ve designed with too much in recent years. I did feature a couple pops of yellow flowers into my bridal bouquet, and I designed this tablescape this past summer to include sunny pops of yellow, which I adore. I’m excited to see yellow popping up again! Done correctly, I find it to be such a beautiful, happy tone to incorporate into sophisticated, elegant wedding designs. What do you think?

design by Stephanie Shaul Events

Wedding | Country Chic Inspiration

Beth Anne WeddingOne of my May brides is getting married in Charlottesville, Virginia, which is a gorgeous part of the country and a major wedding destination! She is getting married at a farm on the outskirts of Virginia (two of the pictures in this inspiration board are from her exact venue!), and she wanted help pulling together wedding inspiration for a gray and yellow “country chic” wedding. It’s going to be a beautiful celebration of marriage in a few months, and I’m so excited about the countless personal touches we’ve already been incorporating into her overall design and feel.

Though this bride is leaning toward a country chic wedding, she’s not the biggest fan of burlap. It’s not going to be overtly country and rustic, but we’ll have subtle touches of country chic details throughout her wedding to give it a down-home, welcoming, celebratory feel. Yellow is such a happy, joyful color, and gray pairs with yellow so nicely. Billy balls, yellow and white astilbe, baby’s breath are going to be central florals used throughout the bouquets, boutonnieres, and centerpieces – simple, country chic, and colorful! We’ll have some lawn games, like the iconic Southern staple, corn hole. And the barn is somewhat vast, so we’ll try to make it feel more intimate with draping, poufs and lanterns, and gorgeous and elegant lighting. I had fun helping this bride visual her overall wedding look, as it can be overwhelming trying to narrow down so many ideas, DIY projects, Pinterest ideas, and more. It’s going to be beautiful & oh so meaningful, I already know!