Set a romantic tone for your wedding right from the beginning. Opt for simply elegant wedding stationery in soft, dreamy neutrals and shades soaked in the sun.
Looking for wedding color inspiration? Check out this gorgeous white and yellow Dallas wedding from our partner, Bella Pictures!
Amy and Graham had a beautiful outdoor wedding in Dallas, TX with a yellow and white color scheme. While the bride chose the traditional white dress, the groom and groomsmen went the non-traditional route and had gray tuxedos with yellow ties.
Amy and Graham opted to have their wedding portraits taken throughout Dallas, and the city really gave them some great industrial-style photos.
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Congratulations to Brandy and Marc, the winners of the March My Style Sweepstakes! Their elegant pink inspiration board featured our Lovely Blooms wedding invitations, sweet tea roses and an enchanted garden theme.
It turns out they weren’t the only couple to love pink hues for spring weddings either—15% of our entries used a similar pink inspiration board. Here’s a few of the other top color trends to come out of the March contest:
Blue and Turquoise
Taking first place with 28% of our entries, blue and turquoise wedding inspiration is still a hot trend for 2010.
Purple and Lavender
Perfect as an elegant accent or bold style statement, purple wedding invitations came in second with 17% of our entries.
Whether they’re planning an earthy moss-hued ceremony or a regal emerald affair, 16% of our contestants showed that they loved green tones.
For more information about how you can WIN a WEDDING package that includes stationery, favors and bridesmaids dresses, check out our My Style Sweepstakes. There’s a new winner each month!
I know what you’re thinking. Orange and yellow? Like a candy corn? Are you entirely sure you want to go there? The answer is a resounding “yes!”. I’m quite sure. As a matter of fact, this color combination is going to absolutely sweep you off your feet. I myself would never have considered this for my wedding, but after seeing some of the amazing ways you can implement this scheme, my mind is completely changed. The bright hues are so invigorating, cheerful, fiery and striking, yours is a wedding that surely won’t be forgotten.
From Left to Right, Top to Bottom: Vintage Orange Floral Necklaces; Modern Stripes Letterpress Wedding Invitation in Orange from Wedding Paper Divas; Sand and Flower centerpieces from Pacific Weddings; Fall Basketweave Cake from Sweet Retreat; Yellow wedding shoes and socks from Jonathan Canlas Photography; Orange bridesmaid dresses from Trendsetting Wedding.
For more on this gorgeous color palette, check out Pacific Weddings “Color Splash” post. I can’t get enough!
If you’ve spent any time shopping, browsing the web for trends or perusing a style magazine this season, you may have noticed an immense amount of gray neutrals mixed with the bright, hopeful colors of spring. Gray, although traditionally thought of as drab and dreary, has taken on new life in 2009 and promises to be one of the most modern mix-ins that you can have in your wedding.
I personally have an intense fondness for the grays of the season, from deep slate-gray to a lighter San-Franciscan Fog gray. A wedding infused with gray will appear modern, classy and sophisticated. So instead of dreading May Gray, welcome it with a flourish. Try mixing gray in to your wedding with some of the following color pairings:
Yellow and Gray: From top to bottom, left to right: Two Birds Wedding Invitation from Wedding Paper Divas; Bari Jay Bridesmaid Dress; Yellow Bouquet from Brides.com; Dwell Studio Peony Decorative Pillow from Target; Luxe Pewter Shoe from Heels.com.
Purple and Gray: From top to bottom, left to right: Luxurious Lace Thermography Wedding Invitation from Wedding Paper Divas; Gray Wedding Cake from TheCakeGirls.com; Catherine Malandrino Silk Ruffle Hem Dress from Gilt Groupe; Diane Von Furstenberg Pura Lopez Satin Heels; Purple and Gray Throw Pillows from Maison & Objet.
For more colors of the season, check out the Pantone Fashion Color Report for Spring 2009.
The word on the street in the wedding industry is that orange is the new haute couture color of 2009. That means you can expect orange wedding invitations, accessories and accents flooding the market for the upcoming wedding season. If you’ve already fallen in love with this hot new color, check out some of these stunning orange wedding invitations:
Bold colors pop and are making their debut in this year’s fall fashion finds. Here are a few that I love.
These jewel toned accessories are sure to captivate you, your bridesmaids and guests with modern style and charm. Hobo International Dawn clutch wallet in amethyst and Bettye Midler Muller Oxford in raisin and teal, both from Piperlime make a striking statement.
Getting married on or near Halloween? Then you’ll love this week’s inspiration board chock full of spooky, eerie and surprisingly elegant designs for a unique wedding or bridal shower. Check them out for a chic and creepy holiday treat.
Pumpkin lanterns, tin can pumpkin lanterns and chandelier Shades, all from Martha Stewart, will light the way to a ghastly good time on your wedding day! Guests will be spooked and surprised by these creative lights.
Who says you can’t wear black on your wedding day? This gorgeous satin gown by BCBG Maxazria (from Nordstrom) would make any bride feel like a queen and this orange number by J. Crew (photo from Brides.com) is a perfect fall shade of orange. Bridal bouquet filled with calla lilies from The Knot.
“Sex and the City” was famous for mismatching bridesmaid dresses. In Charlotte’s first wedding, all of the girls wore the same gorgeous, cream-colored fabric in three different cuts. In her second, the dresses didn’t match at all. Then, when Miranda married Steve, I think she didn’t even have official bridesmaids, and in Carrie’s flubbed wedding attempt to Mr. Big, the bridesmaids wore the same style of dress in three boldly different colors.
I love “Sex and the City,” but does anyone ever really pull this look off? Under what conditions can you make it work? And does it detract from the cohesive look of your ceremony to have bridesmaid’s dresses that don’t match? What do you think about mismatching bridesmaids? Rant or rave!
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!