cardinal themed wedding inspiration

One of the wonderful things about belonging to a community of wedding bloggers is that you can collaborate and bring the very best to just the right brides. Each blog has its own special niche and its own awesome tribe. This cardinals and oatmeal themed wedding inspiration shoot from Chelsea of Bit of Ivory Photography is a wonderful example one such partnership.

Three Burnett’s Boards Vendors are involved in this shoot, and Shafonne, the lovely blogger over at Pretty Pear Bride, was able to hook Chelsea up with a beautiful dress. So we decided to share the love and not only was this shoot published in Pretty Pear Bride’s magazine (grab a copy here), but we also shared the shoot between our blogs.

Today I’m honored to bring you the detail shots from this cardinals themed wedding inspiration shoot & be sure to check out the bridal shots over on Pretty Pear Bride!

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From Chelsea – “We normally associate cardinals with a wintry theme, but it is springtime when cardinals are present! With pink, cardinal red, and pale yellow as our colors, we transformed a part of the Virginia Living Museum into a beautiful setting for any wedding or bridal luncheon. Natural, a little delicately wild, and simply stunning.”


Bit of Ivory Photography, Peter Loves Jane, and Olivia Headpieces are BB Vendors.

Photography: Bit of Ivory Photography // Venue: Virginia Living Museum // Wedding Dress: Watters Bridal // Hair Accessories: Olivia Headpieces // Paper Goods: Peter Loves Jane // Cake: Cake Delights // Hair & Makeup: Behind the Veil // Floral Design: Studio Posy // Event Styling: Sunkissed Events and Design // Sweets: Make Life Sweet // Rentals: Distinctive Event Rentals // Model: Kristina Cipolla.

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. That cake is amazing, the flowers are gorgeous, love everything about it!

  2. Gorgeous…this shoot is absolutely gorgeous!

  3. Thank you so much for the feature, Sara! 🙂

  4. Yes, thank you, Sara 🙂 (And Chelsea for pulling it all together!)

  5. So interesting to note that cardinals are truly a springtime bird! Beautiful photography by Chelsea, and I love the range from the bright cardinal red, to some of the garnet tones in the glass and florals.

  6. Amazing! Love all the fabulous detail shots!


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