12 days of christmas: 7 swans a swimming

light and pale yellow wedding inspiration Day 7 of our 12 Days of Christmas series brings us ‘swans-a-swimming.’ One trap that I’ve seen some brides fall into is that they can take their inspiration source a little too literally. At first glance, this wedding inspiration board doesn’t read ‘swans’ – but when you take a closer you looks you see a few white feathers, feathery looking bouquets, and a sense of serenity, happiness, beauty, and springtime freshness coming through the pale yellow and white color palette. What you don’t see are real swans (< thank goodness because these birds have a reputation for being mean!).

View all 12 Days of Christmas here!

photo credits: feather hair accessory < available from Jane Taylor Millinery, Anthropologie yellow ombre necklace, invitation suite < from Maemae Paperie, cake < via Martha Stewart Weddings, bouquets < from Wedding Chicks, lemonade bottle, champagne with drink flags < from Style Me Pretty.

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. I love the feather hair accessory and the muted yellow tones! This is very swanlike without being too literal. Also, swans really ARE vicious! I nearly got pecked to death once by an angry mama swan when I got too close trying to snap pictures of her napping cygnets. My iPhone did not survive the attack.

  2. What a cute blog series!

  3. So pretty ! I am loving that hair ! All messy with feathers !