Inspiration Board


Wow, I can’t believe this is the first post of Forever & Always…. I have been working so long on creating this little New Zealand wedding space, now it is finally here it’s hard to know what to say or where to begin. But I suppose I should start with welcome! It truly is lovely to see you here, please do stay a while, have a look around – you might want to start here – and if you like what you see come and find me on Facebook and Instagram. Now all of that is out of the way, on to the good stuff!…..

I am an inspiration-board-aholic – as you will soon discover! If you’re not yet sure though why you need inspiration boards and why they are so important when wedding planning, house renoing, or just generally in life, then you should pop back because all will be revealed in the coming weeks! But in the meantime let me introduce you to the joy of inspiration boards with this vintage beauty…..

Olde World Elegance Wedding Inspiration Board

Vintage Bride ~ D’arcy Benincosa via Magnolia Rouge || Wedding Invitation ~ Meagan Tidwell Photography by Rylee Hitchner via Once Wed || Floral Centrepiece ~ Honey of Thousand Flowers , Photography by Leo Patrone via Once Wed || Engagement Ring ~ Winsome + Wright Photography || Chandalier ~ Erich Mcvey via Magnolia Rouge || Floral Adorned Staircase ~ Veevers Carter, Photography by Rebecca Lindon via SMP || Gold Forks ~ Jose Villa via SMP || Bridal Shoes ~ Emmy London, Photography by Anna Tereshina via Magnolia Rouge || Vintage Wedding Car ~ Jose Villa Photography via SMP

Being based in Napier, the Art Deco capital of the world no less, it seems only fitting that Forever & Always’ first inspiration board should have an elegant 1930s vibe! This one isn’t about the razzmatazz or the extravagance of the era, it is more understated than that, with just a hint of Gatsby inspired glamour.

Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication, or so they say. And this palette couldn’t be any more simple – keeping it predominantly white creates such a lovely clean, almost modern, look; splashes of black adds drama, whilst the gold lends it age and opulence. And last but not least, soften the whole look with lashings of lush greenery – which is after all one of the biggest wedding trends right now.

What do you think? Feel free to leave any thoughts, or some love, in the comments below!