Starry Nights, City Lights Inspiration Board

I am so very excited to share this inspiration board with you all. A bold and beautiful bride hired me recently to design her September 2015 wedding at the National Arts Centre here in Ottawa. It is being held in a rooftop tent in the centre of the city, and she wanted to do something "vintage, modern, and different"... all at the same time. She kept saying that she wanted it to look like a starry night, but she wasn't sure what she meant by that. I understood though. Initially she wanted to go with a very soft colour palette, with creams, champagnes, golds, and some black elements to make it more modern. She wanted to find a way to mix vintage glam with modern city flair.

I took it to another level. She seemed like the kind of bride that could pull off a more moody, darker colour palette, as long as it was still chic and timeless rather than trendy. Midnight blue table clothes, cigar bars, gold votives with wine and berry inspired florals and gold letter press seemed to be reminiscent of a rich night on the town under the city stars, and with bistro lights strung around the tent and behind the head table, I think it will look breathtaking.