lavender and silver wedding inspiration (reader request)

silver and lavender wedding inspiration and ideas

This, my dears, is a very special reader requested wedding inspiration board. Why? Just read what Keila emailed me:

“We’ve decided to have a 25th wedding anniversary and vow renewal for my parents since they never had a wedding. It’s a big deal. It’s next month – crazy I know! But I need some inspiration. I’d like to present your board to my mother as the reveal of her surprise gift! Did I mention my mom doesn’t know? I’d love it if you could put something together to incorporate traditional silver to represent their 25 years together and I thought maybe lilac or another pretty and appropriate color for March. We’re planning to do the reveal on the 1st of March. I’m sorry  to just drop this crazy request in your lap so last-minute, but I was super excited and just decided to send the email!”

Isn’t that the sweetest email? Who could ever say no to this? OF COURSE I’m going to put together an inspiration board for Keila and her parents and I’m beyond honored to be a small part of this celebration. I asked Keila for a few words about her parents and she had this to say (get your tissues ready, this is probably the sweetest thing you’ll read all month):

“My parents are my inspiration and fountain of hope. Like many marriages, my parents have faced their ups and downs. But I have never witnessed anyone embody LOVE like my parents. I don’t mean just knowing how to keep romance alive, although that is awesome all by itself. I have been impressed and forever marked by their ability and more important – their willingness to be honest, even when it means a fight; to support one another when no words or actions are exchanged, just a silent presence. I have been changed by their practice of FORGIVENESS & COMMITMENT in the face of weariness. They have taught me to love, not just my husband, but my son, my sisters, and my friends. You know a marriage is special when it changes the lives of everyone around them. I can’t think of anyone who deserves this celebration more than you do. Congratulations Mom and Dad and thank you for teaching us how to love!”


photo credits: lavender drink from Style Me Pretty, photographed by Best Photography // DIY hand drawn program via Style Me Pretty, photographed by We Heart Photography // purple bouquet from Ruffled, photographed by Eddie Judd, designed by Fairynuff Flowers // silver heart cake from Ruffled, photographed by Vitalic Photo, created by MariaVCreative // chairs // silver flower ring via Ruche // anemone centerpiece from Style Me Pretty, photographed by June Lion, designed by Champagne NW // shoes – unknown // ice cream silver spoons from Beach House Living on Etsy.

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. So pretty and sweet, a fitting board for such a heartfelt dedication!

  2. This is not only beautiful looking…the reader request story is beyond beautiful as well. Love!

  3. Aww! The story behind this is so sweet. What a beautiful palette for a March vow renewal! Congrats to Keila’s parents!

  4. ahhhh, where to begin! A MILLION TRILLION THANKS to SARA who was so generous with her time and talent!!!!! She actually did this for me just as she was going on vacation and she rearranged her calendar to squeeze me in 🙂 … She’s awesome ! so i printed the board along with a mock up invite to her (mom) own celebration hahaha it was priceless. she oohed and ahhhed over the board and when she read the invite she almost fell over lol we were all crying! I desperately wanted to share a picture but she warned I’d better not , bummer…. Sara, Mom sends her blessing and thanks as well. Mom’s dream honeymoon destination is Hawaii, so your participation in this was very special !!!!!! YOU ROCK !

  5. What a lovely colour combination for such an inspiring couple x

  6. Beautiful and sweet. Really love the hand drawn program and the soft lavender and silver combo.

  7. Beautiful program! I’ve never seen anything like it. I love how the silverware has words on it! Simple, yet very creative and one of those ” why didn’t I think of that ” ideas.