Mood Board Monday: Inspiration from Van Gogh’s Starry Night

Starry Night

Vincent van Gogh’s Starry Night, picture from moma.org

Last month I posted an inspiration board based on Vincent van Gogh’s Almond Blossom painting and the internet went all out crazy.  By that I mean that the post got more than five hits on Pinterst (yay!)  So, I’ve decided to work my magic on another van Gogh masterpiece, Starry Night.  If you do a Google search for ‘starry night wedding’ you will get a lot of hits.  Starry Night cakes, Starry Night table linens, Starry Night invitations, I even saw a full out Starry Night wedding dress.  While all of these ideas are great, for me, subtlety is key.

Below I’ve shown how you can get the feel of the painting, without ever using the painting itself.  The idea is to pull colors directly from the piece, various shades of blue and bright yellows, and pair them with textures reminiscent of the swirls in the painting.  Add in some star details, or even hints of silver and glitter to get that starry feel.  Finally, string up as many twinkle lights as humanly possible to create your very own star filled sky.

Starry Night Mood Board

1. Vincent van Gogh’s Starry Night, 1889  2. twinkle lights picture from here  3. blue bridesmaid with yellow bouquet picture featured on Party Perfect  4. handing star lanterns picture featured on Style Me Pretty  5. sapphire blue table scape featured on Style Me Pretty  6. swirled buttercream cake from Intricate Icings  7. blue and yellow flowers,  picture from The Knot  8.  star garland picture from here

You can check out the first van Gogh post here.  If you have any ideas for future mood boards, no matter how crazy, leave us a comment and we’ll try it out.

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