southern wedding (reader request)

southern wedding inspiration board in browns and purple

I love getting reader requests and this one was such a winner because it’s a color scheme I haven’t put together yet! Catherine and Drew are having an indoor wedding in December in downtown Memphis and want a southern, slightly rustic feel. Catherine’s bridesmaids will be wearing navy blue and this lovely couple wants to incorporate plum, ivory, toffee, and chocolate-brown colors into the wedding palette.

For a southern wedding I love the idea of a magnolia wedding bouquet like the one shown in this inspiration board. The off white color is perfect and it’s definitely unique. Moonshine in mason jar wedding favors are another nice southern touch as well as using planter boxes for the floral centerpieces. DIY escort cords with cute trinkets and an ombre purple wedding cake would tie the whole look together and showcase not only the rustic southern vibe, but also the lovely plum color in Catherine and Drew’s wedding palette!

wedding color palette Congratulations to Catherine and Drew on your engagement and brides-to-be: don’t forget to request your own inspiration board here!

Looking for another stunning rustic look? Be sure to check out an ode to y’all.


photo credits: DIY magnolia bouquet from Wedding Chicks, photographed by Jaimee Morse // moonshine favors from Southern Weddings, photographed by Melissa Schollaert // invitation suite via Southern Weddings, designed by SlideShow Press, photographed by Eric Kelley // purple ombre cake via Style Me Pretty, created by Sweet & Saucy Shop, photographed by Brandon Kidd // escort cards via Style Me Pretty, photographed by Closer to Love Photography // floral centerpiece via Style Me Pretty, design by Joy Thigpen, photographed by Jose Villa.

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. Ooh I really do like this color combination. Would never have thought of it!

  2. Beautiful! This is a really fantastic color combo.

  3. Absolutely love this board! Gorgeous southern charm!

  4. I would have balked at this one… Don’t think I would have been able to NOT make it look really 70’s- but you managed to make it look totally classy!!

  5. Love this palette! That cake is awesome 🙂

  6. Lovely colors! And you gotta love Memphis brides 😉

  7. Very nice! What font is that on the invitations?

  8. Pearl Brower says

    I totally love the idea of the moonshine in a mason jar… but what did you put in it… is there a recipe that you are willing to share?

  9. Pamela Wood says

    Where did u get the flower bouquet ? It is so beautiful!!!!!