lakeside lavender (reader request)

broze, emerald, and lavender wedding inspiration with cute wine bottle ideasWhen Lindsay first emailed me with her color choices I wasn’t sure what to do! I don’t think I’ve ever seen a wedding that combines charcoal, porcelain, emerald, copper, AND lavender – but once I got started putting together these wedding inspiration boards for her this unique combination really won me over. Isn’t it beautiful!?

Lindsay and Andres are getting married near Austin at a lake and plan on having a tented reception. She let me know right away that they want to use wine bottles as part of their centerpieces and for the color emerald, she imagined that a lot of the greenery from the surrounding area would shine through. I love the idea of putting the menu on the side of a wine bottle like in the inspiration board above and another favorite detail is definitely that copper table number – such an unexpected touch!

wedding color palette For Lindsay’s bridesmaids charcoal gray dresses and white bouquets would be lovely, and a great choice for the bride would be to carry a beautiful lavender and purple bridal bouquet. Lindsay can compliment her already brown hair color with a copper and pearl hair comb from BHLDN and light purple shoes with some vintage bling on them complete the look.  Using lavender springs for Andres’s boutonniere along with a stripped gray ribbon would look amazing with all the other colors in this wedding.

gray and lavender bridal style If you have a naturally beautiful location to get married at like Lindsay and Andres do I always vote to have your ceremony outside. With an outdoor ceremony you don’t have to spend too much on decorations – but chair ribbons that tie in the colors of your wedding palette are always a nice touch. This cute couple can serve their guests refreshing champagne with lavender flowers in it while they wait for the ceremony to begin (plus it can get super hot in Texas so I’m sure it would be most appreciated!). Paper programs that can easily be lost, blown away, or turned into litter at an outdoor ceremony can be avoided with a stylish custom chalkboard sign listing all those in your wedding party and to top the evening off, a perfect wedding favor is copper chocolate buttons!

gray and lavender wedding details Congratulations to Lindsay and Andres on your engagement! I hope that you find a lot to inspire you in these wedding inspiration boards.

Brides-to-be: don’t forget that you can request your own inspiration boards here & check out other reader requests here.

What do you think of Lindsay and Andres’s unique color palette? Let them know in the comments below!

photo credits: the reception: menu on wine bottle < via Starting Out Savvy, gray paper straws & lavender wedding cake < from The Wedding Chicks, hanging wine bottles, place setting, copper table number, & key escort cards < via Style Me Pretty, dinner sign < from Colin Cowie Weddings, copper utensils, tented reception < from The Bridal Detective. bridal style: bridesmaids in gray < from Every Last Detail, BHLDN ethereal monarch gown, BHLDN titan comb, bouquet < from The Frosted Petticoat, shoes < via Style Me Pretty, lavender boutonniere & cupcakes < from Tulle and Teacups. details & ceremony: chairs with lavender bows & wedding invitations < from Style Me Pretty, BHLDN gray ribbon, tree ceremony area, custom chalk sign < available on Etsy, copper chocolate buttons < available on Etsy, hanging bottles < via Tulle and Teacups, lavender champagne < from Bridal Musings.

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! Beautiful! Thank you for the help Sara! This is a very odd color combo so it’s been hard to see it all together and now that I have I’m even more in love with it!

  2. What a neat color combo! I think your suggestions are spot on. I love the idea of mixing charcoal and copper, and I think lavender and emerald will look beautiful together. Props to the bride for going with such a unique palette!

  3. I swear, I just want to jump into all of your boards and live in them…they’re all so beautiful!!!

  4. Love lavender! Not only does it look elegant and beautiful, but it smells great! Your boards are wonderful – thanks for sharing!

  5. Love these colors! Did a decor meeting with a bride last night who wants the middle board bouquet – so stunning! Lavender is IN!

  6. I love these colours, love seeing fresh ideas for lavender x