September 16, 2010

Inspiration Board: Girl with a Pearl Earring

Today's inspiration board is a little different. I decided to create a wedding inspired by Vermeer's Girl with a Pearl Earring painting. I have always loved 17th century Dutch painting, I actually did my final project at school inspired by it. When I spotted this stunning cake on Martha Stewart, I realized a Vermeer inspired wedding was entirely possible. Rich, romantic, with hints of glamour, this board is like a dream! An old rustic chapel would be the ultimate ceremony location, filled with dark wood and gold gilded goodness. This storybook invitation from Minted is utter perfection! Then serve rich and hearty food to play into the era. Now onto the look: I love this elegant and lush one shoulder gown by Carolina Herrera! And of course, you can't go without some stunning pearl earrings. This pair from J. Crew is a fabulous option that is sure to leave an impression!

[ Credits ]

Bottom: Style Me Pretty, Girl with a Pearl Earring by Johannes Vermeer, J. Crew, Carolina Herrera

So I am dying to know what you all think! 
Would you ever plan a wedding with a theme like this?


And because I love my finals images so much I thought I'd share some with you! 
The top is a self portrait and the bottom a still life, both inspired by the gorgeous natural light and glow of 17th century Dutch paintings.

Hope you all enjoyed this! Maybe there will be more art inspired wedding boards in the future!


  1. i simply adore the rich color palette. lovely board

  2. What a fabulous idea!!! Yes, more art inspired boards please. And amazing pics my dear :)


  3. Beautiful! Such a warm board and blue on you is lovely!

  4. I love the girl with a pearl earring. Fantastic board but the self portrait is lovely!


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