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Tuesday, July, 24, 2012  |  Flowers & Décor
FINDING YOUR INSPIRATION WITH DANA FITZGERALD
A few weeks ago, the lovely ladies at the Pottery Barn here in Richmond, asked me to be a part of their wedding event and of course I was more than thrilled to participate....being a fan or Pottery Barn and getting to meet new brides in a gorgeous surrounding...YES PLEASE!!  So, I immediately called my girl Dana, amazing stylist that she is and told her all the good news....{fyi..to all the lovely brides, if you are having trouble creating beautiful inspiration for your wedding day, Dana is your go-to-girl}...Dana suggested that she would put together four "style boards" to set the tone of the JMFlora Design table...OMG...Dana ROCKS!!!

My friend and AMAZING photographer, Tori Watson of Marvelous Things Photography was on hand to capture a few images of all the pretty inspiration!!

From Dana....."Call them what you prefer -- an "Inspiration Board, ""Mood Board," "Style Board," "Story Board" or "Photo Collage" putting images of pretty 'things' together to create a cohesive, well thought out vision is just plain ol' fun!

So when Janie called and wanted to talk about her Pottery Barn event I was ecstatic that by the end of our conversation I had the task of creating four boards for her event. My goal was come up with four distinct color boards to inspire Janie to create four different bouquets for essentially four different 'types' of brides.


This board below was inspired by my friend and illustrator Jane Kirby. Both Jane (herself) and her work-- especially her watercolors inspire me.  Her painting of "Felicia" (the red haired image of the woman below) and her "Fuchsia Heels" was my starting point. I extruded the color palette from Jane's work by using Color Hunter and off I went using similar colors Jane did and creating what I thought would be launching point for an artsy "Jane" wedding (I know how you love Paris and macaroons Jane!).

orange, pink, and yellow inspiration board



With this board I was inspired not by a woman and her work but work a woman could do!  With a more DIY bride in mind this "Rustic and Refined" board shows how a simple, beautiful vintage aqua Ball canning jar and pink hydrangea can be the inspiration for creating a soft palette. Not only do the images create a soft and romantic mood-- they define a palette and inspire details that one can achieve with a little creativity and some good help the day of the event! My tip for finding images for this board...Pinterest.  Just search "mason jar wedding" and see!

pink and blue inspiration board



I too share Jane's passion for Macaroons. This board was based on my affinity for this French baked confection. I took the image of the Laduree 
logo and some of my favorite macaroon flavors and created a French, macaroon inspired wedding (Lauduree in Paris is where I had my first macaroon and swooned). I also love mercury glass and Peonies. The ruffled petals of the flower as well as the image of the ruffled, pink bedding just lent itself and me to think this wedding would have to have ornate, flourished design element (check out that calligraphy on the Thank You note!). A simple Google image for "Lauduree" was all it really took!

green, peach and taupe inspiration board

This "Classic: Pretty in Pink Gilded in Gold" board was inspired by Janie herself and images she provided me (and that I found nosing amongst her own Pinterest boards! ). The image of Audrey Hepburn...the stacked teacups (in which I see pink flowers) with gold accents and striped store awning were just captivating and I felt like I had just seen something really fresh but familiar. So I went with colors from those mentioned images used these words "bold, sophisticated but attainable and pretty" to create what I feel is a pretty cohesive board. This one really just landed in my lap ladies and gents as we all know Janie has class....and style.

Thank you Janie for inspiring me and so many others!


peach, black and white inspiration board



{next.....some of the details that we pulled inspiration from....ribbons, vibrant shades of thread, flowers and candies}


ribbons for bouquets









And you can't have a wedding event without at least one pretty lady from the bridal party...thanks so much Soliel for being our "bridesmaid" for the event!




And here's Soliel "doing her thing" in front of the camera....she's so AWESOME and she's wearing a beautiful dress from Bella Bridesmaid here in Richmond...and Soliel's "picture perfect" makeup was done by my friend Erika Nixon......make sure you check out her site..she ROCKS!!








Dana shares a few basic tips that she uses when creating her GORGEOUS style boards!

1) Start with a tight color palette. Pick up to three or four colors and stick to them. Hues of the color may vary but stay within the palette.
2) Realize that you can start your board on colors alone but it's a lot easier if you are inspired by an object, words or song to get you going.

3) Try to capture all your senses in the board. What do you see, hear, taste, feel and smell when you thing of pink??

4) Capture some energy or emotion in your board. Have it move and inspire people to see familiar things in a new way.



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