Color is really catching our eye for 2012. The bolder and brighter, the better! Our new collection by the talented illustrator, Stina Persson, is a perfect representation of this pop hues trend, so we used one of our favorite designs as the starting point for today’s inspiration board. These gorgeous shades of aqua and chartreuse seem tropical, but with a fresh and modern flair.
L to R: Wedding Paper Divas Illusive Leaves invitation, Cake, Dress, Details, Ribbon, Judith Leiber Wallis Snake Clutch, Ombré Bridesmaids dresses
April showers bring May weddings! Spring brights, such as orange and hot pink, are perfectly on trend this season and are the ideal choice for your bridal shower. Set your theme with umbrella accents in the decor and dessert items to create a cheerful and playful ambiance, no matter what the weather.
L to R: Wedding Paper Divas Lucky Umbrella invitation, Umbrella centerpieces, Chocolate and Blood Orange Cupcakes, Paper Lanterns, Table decor, Macarons, Umbrella Sugar Cookies
Nothing sounds quite as refreshing on a warm summer day as a cool, citrus drink or a key lime pie. The delectable dessert was our inspiration for this bright, summer wedding mood board. Shades of lime green and lemon yellow look gorgeous when paired together in floral arrangements and dessert items.
L to R: Key Lime Tarts, Wedding Paper Divas Citrus Fields invitation, Favors, Reception Decor, Centerpieces, Cocktails, Bridal Bouquet
The playful design and color scheme of this invitation was the starting point for our bright engagement party inspiration board. Red, mandarin orange, and turquoise look sweet and chic when used in a blocks of color and combined with modern touches.
L to R: Jean Paul Gaultier Tulle Maxi Dress, Wedding Paper Divas Forever Paired Party Invitation, Table Décor, Cupcakes, Square Favor Box, Pomanders, Jose & Maria Barrera Necklace
If you’re hosting a summer rehearsal dinner, take advantage of the lovely weather and host an al fresco event, bursting with bright and colorful decor, and light, fruity food items! Here are some ideas to inspire you.
L to R: Wedding Paper Divas Chic Chandeliers rehearsal dinner party invitations, Raspberry and Strawberry Sorbets, Sparkling Punch, Aidan Mattox Floral-Print Chiffon Gown, Garden table setting, Beverage dispensers, Rainbow Tomato Bruschetta, Colorful floral arrangement, Whole Leaf Tea Sachet Favors, Napkin ring
Looking for inspiration for a bright and colorful bridal shower that is perfect for summer? Try using these gorgeous shades of lime green, pink, and turquoise to create a vibrant color palette!
L to R: Wedding Paper Divas Dazzling Dress bridal shower invitation, Chair ties, Pink hanging paper daisies, Table setting, Polka Dot lip balm favors, Blue Moon cocktail, Pink and lime green cupcakes
I have long loved these colorful accessories in Etsy’s “My American Gothic Wedding” email from last July:
The only reason I didn’t share them sooner was that I couldn’t find them on Etsy’s site! But now I figure they are simply too beautiful to keep to myself. Plus, there are plenty of other vibrant and inspiring accessories on Etsy, like these little gems:
There’s something sweet and eternally summery about a county fair. From the classic rides to the goofy games, rich fair food and bright, vibrant energy that surrounds you, being at the fair is like being transported back to a simpler time. It could even give a hopeless romantic visions of that scene in “The Notebook” where Noah climbs the ferris wheel to get Allie to agree to go on a date with him.
With all the charm and whimsy of a summer fair, it’s no wonder the idea has become a popular wedding theme. If you are considering a fun fair wedding, gather some inspiration from a few of these adorable celebrations from Southern Weddings, Amorology and Under a Paper Moon.
Diamonds aren’t the only wedding accessories that come in a rainbow of colors! I love that more and more brides are wearing brightly colored shoes under their dresses. It adds so much charm and whimsy to a ceremony without overpowering the rest of a couple’s wedding style. Plus, it’s a great way to blend chic modern style with conservative or traditional tastes without ruffling any feathers!
One of our very own Divas recently wore these sumptuous red shoes under her dress (photos courtesy of KI Photography), and a good friend of hers wore purple heels for a similarly luxurious touch (photos by James Nguyen). She loves the trend so much she even found these gorgeous green shoes from Brooklyn Bride, and an Elizabeth Ann Designs post featuring a rainbow of colored shoes on bridesmaids dressed in black (we absolutely love this one!). Elizabeth Ann even has a groom get into the spirit with some colored high top Converse shoes!