copper rose (reader request)


I absolutely love it when Burnett’s Boards readers send me inspiration board requests for their weddings! And it hasn’t happened in a while so I was super excited when Lisa contacted me.

The deets: Lisa is getting married in September of 2013 and would like a deep blush, copper rose, and eggplant colored wedding. Her maid of honor will be wearing antique gold, her groom and groomsmen will be in grey, and the bridesmaids are all choosing different shades from blush to ivory for their bridesmaids dresses. The vibe of the wedding is going to be ‘romantic’ since her bridal gown (from David’s Bridal) will have layers and layers of stunning tulle!

For her bridal style I played off of the gorgeous dress she’s already purchased and added accessories that compliment her wedding colors. For her bridal bouquet Lisa said that she loved peonies and the one below has a few pink peonies, but also some eggplant tones and a whimsical, romantic, and seasonal vibe. She requested ‘pops of eggplant purple whenever appropriate’ and a fabulous place to do that is only only in the bouquet, but with her bridal shoes!


Lisa and JC are having their reception in a banquet hall attached to a hotel, an open bar, and she would love to create some DIY centerpieces. I incorporated  more of the eggplant color that Lisa loves into the reception decor and complimented the maid of honor’s dress color with a gold cake. A whimsical and fun DIY centerpiece idea is to spray paint animal figurines (see here). A ribbon backdrop for the dessert display table is another great DIY idea and a perfect opportunity to pull in all the colors of the wedding palette. Gold accents all over the reception (like on the cocktail drinks, lighting, and menu) are a great way to give a high end vibe without breaking your budget!


Mismatched but matched bridesmaids dresses are all the rage right now and I love that Lisa is using this trend! Incorporating fresh flowers into the bridesmaids hair is a beautiful way to use more peonies and add romance to the wedding day look. For bridal party gifts nail polish and vintage styled rings are always winners, and of course, while working on DIY projects with your girls or while getting ready, champagne slushies, cupcakes, and mini cheesecakes are always welcome additions!


Lisa had mentioned in her email to me that she is having an open bar and absolutely did not want her guests to drive home drunk (of course!) so a great way to remind guests to be responsible is to provide a list of local taxi numbers near the exit and on the bar. I’m assuming that cute little Roman is going to be the ring bearer and a fresh flower rose ring pillow is super romantic! For guest book alternatives, plates that you can later display in your home and fun books are great ideas. Lisa and JC are getting married in a traditional church, but that doesn’t mean you can’t add a touch of romance and whimsey to your walk down the aisle with glitter stars (another easy DIY!). Gourmet jell-o shots are sure to please your guests at the open bar, chocolate covered spoons are a nice surprise for after dinner coffee, and of course, provide some tissues for those tears of happiness!


It is important to wrap together your wedding colors with your paper products. Everything from the inital save the dates to the wedding invitations and escort cards should reflect the mood and tone of your wedding day!


So what do you think of Lisa’s stunning wedding colors? I adore them! (Can’t you tell, I went crazy with this one!!!)

Don’t forget, brides-to-be, that you too can request a board and thanks again to Lisa and JC and a big congrats on your upcoming nuptials!

photo credits: the bride: dress, shoes, garter, < via Wedding Chicks, bouquet < from Style Me Pretty, blowing glitter < from The Sweetest Occasion, tear drop veil < available from Twigs and Honey on Etsy, ostrich feather clutch, necklace < available from Casmoda on Etsy, tulle flower < from Project Wedding.

the reception: banquet hall, gold cake, golden bird < via Wedding Chicks, ribbon dessert display < from Elizabeth Ann Designs, pomegranate cocktail, chair, menu < from 100 Layer Cake.

the bridesmaids: mismatched bridesmaids < via Polka Dot Bride, mini cheesecakes, hair florals, shoes < from Wedding Chicks, bouquet < via Revel, lace detail, étoile nail polish, strawberry slushy, cupcake, ring < available from Jenny Kim on Etsy, rose bouquet < from Project Wedding.

bright ideas: glitter stars, plates on wall guest book, chocolate covered spoons < via Martha Stewart Weddings, rose ring bearer pillow < from The Knot, gourmet jell-o shots, happy tears only tissues, guest book alternative < available on Etsy, taxi numbers, edible flowers in cocktails < via One Wed.

the paper: invitation suite and escort cards < via Wedding Chicks, save the date stamp, tissue paper decorations.

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. As usual, they are all beautiful Sara! Gorgeous color scheme.

  2. after seeing what you put together, i fell in love with my colors all over again! thank you again! Love the boards and your suggestions!!!

  3. What a great little feature. These colors go so well with each other–I would’ve never thought that it would work as seamlessly as it does!

  4. Thanks ladies! So glad you all love it, especially the bride-to-be Lisa! xx

  5. Love everything you picked out, Sara! The color palette is so sophisticated and beautiful. Deep blush and copper rose look fabulous together, but when you add aubergine, it’s just killer. I especially love the purple trailing amaranthus in the bouquet.