May 19

Colorful Wedding Inspiration Board

Radiant hues combined with modern touches are ideal for a summer wedding. Shades of orange, fuchsia, yellow and green work well together to create a colorful and energetic ambiance. Anchor the bright colors with softer neturals like white and gray for an elegant balance.

colorful wedding inspiration board

L to R: Wedding Paper Divas Chrysanthemum Burst invitation, Table Setting, Floral dress, Groomsman Attire, Cake, Lemonade, Bouquet, Shoes


March 26

Mismatched Bridesmaids

As common as it is to have perfectly matching bridesmaids, same dresses and same shoes, some brides are adventurous enough to try a more eclectic approach. The nice thing about having mismatched bridesmaids is that there is a lot of room for adding personality and uniqueness, while still maintaing an overall cohesive look. It will also make for some very colorful and artistic photos!

For a consistent feel, make sure you keep at least one factor similar across all the dresses. You could opt for the same color family and have each bridesmaid in a different shade of that color. Or you could have the same style dress but in all different hues. Another idea would be to have the same color dress in varying prints and patterns. Finally, for a completely unique mix, have your bridesmaids choose all different colors and cuts, but when combined they all reflect a similar style. To maintain that visual cohesiveness, experiment with colors and patterns, but keep hemlines all the same length. Once each bridesmaid is holding the same bouquet in your complimentary wedding colors, everything will instantly look tied together, yet still look very interesting.

What do you think of this trend? Would you consider mismatched dresses for your bridesmaids?


February 10

Colorful Engagement Party Inspiration Board

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


June 17

Inspiration Board: Summer Rehearsal Dinner

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


November 24

Eye Candy: Colorful Bridal Shoes

Good news for all the shoe-obsessed brides-to-be that want something unique for their wedding day: colored bridal shoes are becoming an increasingly popular trend for 2010. Take a look at some of these gorgeous, virant options that would look bold and dramatic peeking out from the bottom of your white or ivory wedding dress.



L to R: Christian Louboutin Claudia Ankle-Strap Sandals, J.Crew Martina satin peep toes, Christian Louboutin Ernesta T-Strap Satin Sandal, Manolo Blahnik Something Blue Satin Pump, Butter Women’s Chuchu Peep Toe Pump, Manolo Blahnik Jeweled Satin d’Orsay


September 3

Colorful Accessories from Etsy

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: