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The Traveling Calligrapher | Alaska: Shores and Seas

Alaska is one of the most inspiring places I have ever been.

I'll probably never stop talking about how much I loved Alaska. It is the most beautiful place I've ever visited (so far). And, despite a lot of rain and a lot of cold, it was full of color at every turn.

So often, I preach about how easy it is to find inspiration in the places you've been and the experiences you've had. So, it's time for me to practice what I preach. Here is the first of two amazing color schemes that I came up with from photos of my trip to Alaska.

The Inspiration

 Inspired by the shorelines and seas of Alaska.

Inspired by the shorelines and seas of Alaska.

The shorelines and seas of Alaska were chock full of color and inspiration. Misty gray, golden yellow and matte blue are the highlight of this inspiration. I would probably add actual gold elements to this mixture to bring up the class and wink at the gold-rush. And, I would use amber glass vases to pay homage to bottle beach (photo 2).

"What's bottle beach?" you ask. Bottle Beach was the gold-miners trash dump - filled of old bottles, china, car parts other random stuff.

The bouquets would be foliage with lots of texture. Any flowers would probably be ivory. And, the calligraphy would be light and ethereal on textured, paper.

No beach? So what?

Here is a big disclaimer for you... the wedding inspired by this photo does not have to be a beach wedding. None of this inspiration has to be literal. But, I would probably say that and outdoor wedding or a venue with very neutral and simple decor would best suit this scene.

Revisit Alaska through another lens

A very different inspiration from the same trip will be coming to the blog pretty soon. You'll be able to see a totally different side to Alaskan wildlife and landscape.