the remains of the day

A wedding inspired by The Remains of the Day

Ask and you shall receive! This board was requested from Burnett’s Boards Facebook fan Gloria (who also left some very excellent ideas for wedding inspiration boards here) – and so Gloria – here it is! I hope you like it. The Remains of the Day by Kazuo Ishiguro is a heartbreakingly romantic book (and movie) that tells the story of Stevens, an English butler who has dedicated his life to the service of Lord Darlington. The novel begins with Stevens receiving a letter from Miss Kenton describing her married life, which he believes hints at unhappiness. Stevens’s new employer, a wealthy American named Mr Farraday, allows Stevens to borrow his car to take a motoring trip. Stevens begins to ponder the meanings of  loyalty, dignity, and his relationship with Miss Kenton. During the lead up to WWII, Stevens and Miss Kenton work together, they both have feelings for the other, but will either of them be brave enough to admit them?

You’ll have to read it (or watch the movie) to find out what happens!


All of the stunning pictures in this inspiration board are from Braedon Flynn Photography.

About Sara Burnett

Editor of Burnett's Boards, which she founded to showcase global creativity in the wedding industry. Sara currently lives out of a suitcase while island hopping the Caribbean and beyond. Learn More // Follow on Instagram.


  1. Yay!!! This board is beautiful!!! Thank you so much for taking time to do this 🙂

    • Of course! It was such a brilliant idea how could I resist? I’ll be posting it on Facebook too 😀

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