White Out: Neutral Wedding Décor
(Above) “Our studio’s style is always based on the premise ‘Is it timeless? Does it embrace the space? Is it beautiful?’ ” says florist Ashley Fox, who also offers styling services for weddings. Hence the stripped-down, white-on-white theme of this wedding inspiration, which highlights an industrial space with spare décor, clean lines and ethereal florals.
Forgo all fuss. Set atop a table for two, a simple candelabra brings light and romance to a reception dinner.
A vintage ring, kept safe in a velvet box by the Mrs. Box, makes a perfect complement to this invitation suite featuring swooping granite-gray calligraphy over oh-so-soft hand-made cotton paper.
This one-shouldered Monique Lhuillier gown from L’Atelier Couture echoes the sleek nature of the space, while hair swept over one shoulder shows off the surprising open back of the gown. A fresh floral arrangement by Ashley Fox makes the perfect backdrop for a beauty shot.
Wedding planning is filled with seemingly endless decisions, but choosing an all-white palette makes things a lot easier for couples deciding on décor options, says Fox. If you crave some color but want to keep your palette neutral, introduce metals—silver, gold, brass—in the tablescape details.
Such sweet peonies! This hand-tied bouquet is a match made in floral heaven for an early-summer wedding, as peonies bloom locally in May and June.
Floral idea alert: flower boxes. These boxes are filled with larkspur, palm, delphinium, allium, wax flower and banksia, all in shades of white. Place the boxes in front of a head table, along the aisle of your ceremony and scattered on the floor at your reception.
A scroll, like this one featuring calligraphy by Shasta Bell, will wow all your guests. (Look closely and you’ll see the Luis Sepúlveda quote, “It was the purest love without purpose other than love itself. Without tenure or jealousy.”) Consider all its uses: ceremony décor, photo booth backdrop, and as art—large-scale like this or sized for your home.