wedding inspiration board:guinness extra stout

Yup!  You read that right. I was inspired this weekend to play with a wedding palette based on Guinness Extra Stout. How'd that happen? Well, we have some Guinness in our fridge right now because (a) I need it for some cupcakes I'm making, and (b) it's delicious! So I've been looking at those labels a lot lately. And you know what? The colors are beautiful! Such rich neutrals, with that pop of vibrant red. I love it! Here's the label I've been looking at every time I open my fridge, with the colors pulled out as swatches on the right:

Guinness Extra Stout wedding pallette

Just in case you're wondering, I use the trusty myPantone app on my Android phone to extract colors from photos quickly and accurately.

With my colors in hand, I sat down and found the perfect elements for my Guinness-inspired wedding celebration:

Guinness Extra Stout wedding inspiration board

Want a closer look?  Check out the guinness wedding board on our Pinterest page.  I've pinned this inspiration board and everything on it.  Links to everything pictured are also at the bottom of this post.

This would make a gorgeous fall wedding, or it would even be ideal for a wedding near St. Patrick's Day!  Add in plenty of ice-cold Guinness at the bar and put my favorite chocolate stout cake under that cake frosting, and you have a party!


wedding gown - Anne Barge style #612 from the Fall 2010 collection

suit - Hugo Boss James Sharp suit in Light/Pastel Brown

bouquet - from Alicia Beaver's real wedding, pinned on Pinterest.  Flowers by Simply Bouquets in Denton, Texas; photography by Stefanie Straub Photography of Flower Mound, Texas

boutonniere - from Cortney & Scott's 2009 wedding in Fruitland, Idaho, featured on

bridesmaids' dresses - left to right, Dessy styles 27842785, and 2783, all in drift wood

cake - the Bennett cake by The Pastry Studio in Daytona Beach, Florida

table photo - from Sara & Michael's wedding in Farmington Hills, Michigan, featured on