Our new blog, Style in Simplicity, has launched!

I’m beyond excited to announce the launch of our new lifestyle and wedding inspiration blog, Style in Simplicity!

We won’t be eliminating this blog entirely, but we will be posting here much less often. Moving forward, we hope that you will follow along at styleinsimplicity.com for your southern wedding inspiration favorites like real weddings, wedding color schemes, and wedding favor ideas. We are also looking forward to sharing more inspiration for everyday, including posts on entertaining, interiors, organization, fashion, and more styled goodness!

Our New Lifestyle Blog, Style In Simplicity

Thank you to all of our followers for your continued support. It has been a truly amazing two years and we can’t wait to see what 2015 has in store for Simply Southern Wedding Boutique, our online wedding and party shop, and Style in Simplicity, our new creative space for celebrating all that is simple and stylish!

As always, please feel free to email me with any questions or comments – your feedback is very much appreciated.

xo, Joan


Get the Look: Modern Meets Shabby Chic

Get inspired by this styled shoot, beautifully captured by Erin Walker Photography. We are in love with the fun combination of modern and rustic elements used to create this chic wedding look. The color palette of pink, mint, and aqua brings together all of the sweet details, from the mercury glass votives and vintage-inspired cake pedestal to the succulents and macaroon favors in mini glass bell jars.

Pink & Aqua Wedding Color Palette

Gold Wedding Details - Succulent Bouquet

Mint & Pink Wedding Color Scheme

Macaroon Wedding Favors for Weddings

Chevron Table Runner - Mercury Glass Votives

Macaroon Wedding Favors - Vintage Glass Jars

Chevron Wedding Cake - Pink Cake Stand

Pink & Mint Wedding Inspiration Board

Get the look with these pretty pieces!

  1. Vintage-Inspired Pink Milk Glass Cake Stand
  2. Mini Bell Jar Wedding Favors with Fluted Base
  3. Striped Paper Straws and Personalized Flag Labels
  4. Mercury Glass Vases & Votives
  5. Handmade Parcel Gift Tags for Favors and Place Cards
  6. Mint Starburst Stud Earrings
  7. Chevron Party Favor Bags in a variety of colors

{ Photography: Erin Walker Photography // Event Styling: Cherisse Zerbin // Cake: Larissa Boettcher of Fairytale Cakes // Flowers: Liseann Foreman // Shoes: The Modern Sole  // Dresses: Bridal Debut // Fashion styling: Lyndsey Forest of Over My Styled Body }

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New Vintage-Inspired Wedding Favors!

We are so excited to announce the addition of several vintage-inspired wedding favors, now available in our online wedding & party boutique! The collection offers a variety of wedding favor containers, including milk bottles, candy jars, mini glass bottles, mini mason jars, and cocktail mason jars. Each of these charming glass jars and bottles can be personalized with a custom label sporting your monogram or message for your guests. The collection offers a broad range of label designs and colors to suit your personal style or event theme.

Vintage Weddings: Milk Bottle Wedding Favors

Choose from more than 20 vintage-inspired label designs (some pictured below) and add your monogram, names, date, or a personalized message for your guests.

Vintage Weddings: Personalized Wedding LabelsFill you milk bottles or mini mason jars with your choice of tasty treats, or add matching striped paper straws and use your milk bottles to serve a signature drink! Cocktail mason jars are also available , with and without custom labels, featuring decorative lids with a perfect hole cut out for your striped straws (pictured directly below with pink lemonade).

Paper Straws - Mint, Gold, Pink, & MoreWe are now offering our paper straws in more colors than ever, so that you can easily match them to your wedding or event palette. New colors include mint, silver, gold, and lilac! See all straw color options below:

Mint, Silver, Gold, and Pink Striped Paper Straws

Mason Jar Wedding Favors - Vintage WeddingsTie colored baker’s twine to your mini mason jars or other favors for added charm!

Vintage Weddings: Candy Jar FavorsYou can browse our entire wedding and party favor collection in our online boutique. We look forward to adding even more products soon – tell us what you’d like to see!

Friday Fun Board: Peonies, Sprinkles, and Other Springtime Happiness

Happy Friday everybody!

A collection of pretty things that make me think of spring, from peach peonies and Paula Dean pie, to seersucker and sprinkles. Enjoy!

Pink & Pale Blue Inspiration - Peonies, Parties & Pretty Things

Thank you to the following sources for providing the lovely photos that inspired this board:

Have a wonderful weekend!

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Mint + Yellow + Blue: Wedding Color Palette

I love soft shades of mint green with cool blues and warm yellows. This natural color palette works beautifully with a variety of styles, from seaside weddings to vintage-inspired soirees.

Mint + Blue + Yellow Wedding Color Scheme

  1. Add natural hues of green and blue with succulent centerpieces, bouquets, or favors.
  2. Reclaimed wood and a little paint add a personal, rustic touch to your event.
  3. These yellow peep-toe heals would be so fun for bridesmaids or the bride at a spring or summer wedding!
  4. I love everything about this playful tiered cake, pictured on our 10″ jade cake stand by Mosser Glass.
  5. Blue striped paper straws add a splash of color and vintage charm to everything from large weddings to casual backyard barbecues.
  6. Simple kraft paper bags make great favor bags when personalized with a custom stamp, available in a variety of styles and ink colors.
  7.  These long, flowing bridesmaids dressed in soft blues and greens would be beautiful for a seaside wedding.
  8. Handmade parcel gift tags make lovely escort cards or favor tags.

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Blush + Burlap – Wedding Color Palette

Soft blush hues flatter the natural shades and textures of burlap, jute, and cotton – a perfect combination for a rustic or outdoor wedding.Burlap in Weddings - Blush & Natural Color Palette

  1. I love the different styles of these long, pale pink bridesmaid dresses – subtle but elegant.
  2. Natural cotton favor bags are a perfect vessel for sweet treats, seeds for planting, wedding toss, or whatever your heart desires. These petite drawstring cotton bags are available plain or personalized with hand-stamped monogram or thank you message for your guests.
  3. These custom-cut wooden numbers are perfect for diy table numbers and are available in a variety of sizes and thicknesses to suite your needs.
  4. I adore the simplicity of this rustic wedding cake coupled with pink floral details.
  5. Handmade scalloped gift tags make perfect place cards or tags for wedding favors. We offer a variety of colors in our online boutique and would be happy to match other colors by request!
  6. Handmade parcel gift tags are also available in kraft brown and a variety of pretty colors. Choose one color or mix and match for your gift wrapping, wedding favors, or place cards. I love the idea of tying a mini baguette with a parcel tag and bakers twine for a rustic place setting.
  7. Create a charming outdoor tablescape with burlap accents, large lanterns, and flowers for a pop of color.

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Monday Mood Boards 4.8.13

Being that it actually feels like spring today, I thought it would be fitting to throw together some bright colors. Enjoy!

Spring Wedding Color Palettes - Pink, Orange & Yellow


Striped paper straws are a fun an affordable way to add a splash of color to parties and gatherings. See all 10 colors available in our online boutique!

I can’t get enough brightly colored bakers twine this spring. Use bakers twine for anything from gift wrapping and tying party favors to adding a splash of color to your place settings. The peony orange bakers twine above is pictured with our handmade scalloped gift tags in honey suckle yellow.

Spring Color Schemes - Tiffany Blue & Yellow

I love these mini chocolate bars by Chocolove! These premium chocolate bars come in 7 unique and delicious flavors and the packaging is so pretty. There is even a love poem printed on the inside of each wrapper, making them a colorful and unique wedding or party favor. Pictured with the Toffee & Almonds in Milk Chocolate Bar above is our blue bakers twine and handmade parcel gift tags, available in any color you can think up – just ask!

Happy Monday!

Pink + Navy – Wedding Color Palette

Get inspired by this bold, modern color palette with rich blues and sundry pink hues.

Wedding Color Schemes - Pink and Navy

  1. Assorted ties with pink and navy stripes and dots for a southern, preppy wedding party look
  2. A bold, monochromatic  pink peony bouquet tied with navy striped ribbon makes a big statement
  3. Simple tiered wedding cake with navy stripes and pink floral details – so lovely
  4. Pink lemonade with blueberries – try it striped paper straws for added charm!
  5. These beautiful pink heals with a bow would be amazing with navy bridesmaids dresses
  6. Vintage-inspired pink pedestal cake stand crafted in the US by Mosser Glass – buy for your wedding, use in your home!
  7. Raspberries in Dark Chocolate mini chocolate  bars by Chocolove make great wedding favors, and I absolutely love the  pretty packaging
  8. These simply but elegant teardrop earrings come in several lovely colors, making them a perfect bridesmaid gift

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Citrus + Aqua – Wedding Color Palette

Nothing says springtime better than pretty shades of citrus and aqua blue. Using a fun combination of oranges, yellows, pinks, and blues is sure to create at atmosphere of colorful, casual beauty.

Wedding Color Schemes - Orange, Pink, Aqua

  1. Large orange peonies in a vintage jar
  2. Bridesmaids dresses in bright shades of orange and yellow
  3. Simple yellow cake on an antique pedestal – oh so pretty with it’s edible flower details
  4. Natural citrus accents and blue glass make for a lovely, laid-back centerpiece
  5. Premium chocolate bars in uniquely designed wrappers make perfect wedding favors
  6. Antique blue Ball jars – I simply can’t get enough of them
  7. Personalized milk bottle wedding favors – can be customized with your choice of a color, pattern, and message for your guest
  8. Simple place setting with cool blue and pops of orange and coral
  9. Striped paper straws make an adorable addition to personalized milk bottles – use to serve a specialty cocktail at your recption

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Yellow + Grey Wedding Color Palette

The subtlety of slate grey and the pop of mustard yellow pair beautifully together.
Get inspired by this distinctive but elegant wedding color scheme.

Wedding Color Schemes - Yellow & Grey

  1. Yellow Flower Accents: billy buttons displayed in glass milk bottles for color pop
  2. Cake Banner: “just married” wedding cake topper adds charachter to a simply white wedding cake
  3. Grey Striped Straws: add vintage charm to you wedding beverages with fun and affordable paper straws
  4. Grey Bridesmaids Dresses: simple, princess-cut strapless grey dresses with yellow bouquets
  5. Rustic Place Cards: seat your guests in style with zinc place cards you can write on with chalk
  6. Chocolate Wedding Favors: Chocolove’s premium chocolate, made in Colorado, comes in several unique flavors, each wrapped in a beautifully designed wrapper to coordinate with you wedding color palette
  7. Paper Details: DIY paper ‘stars’ for added color
  8. Modern Wedding Cake: artistic wedding cake with grey and yellow polka dot and chevron details
  9. Bow Tie Napkin: make a simple place setting pop with a standard cloth napkin tied like a bow tie in a corresponding color
  10. Mercury Glass: antiqued silver accents work with almost any wedding style and color scheme

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