Inspiration Board

January 25

Blue Wedding Ideas Inspired by Serenity

Last week, we introduced you to Rose Quartz, one of two PANTONE Colors of the Year for 2016. Today, we’re thrilled to celebrate this year’s second top color pick: Serenity—a calming whisper of blue you’re going to adore. Serenity visually captures a feeling of true tranquility. It lends a timeless elegance to all things wedding, from fabrics to flowers, and paper to place settings. This vision board will hopefully inspire you to throw your own blue wedding!

blue-wedding-ideas-inspired-by-serenityPhoto Source: Shoes | Dress | Centerpiece | Dishes | Couch | Bouquet | Cake | Placesetting

blue-wedding-invitation-inspired-by-serenityFeatured Wedding Invitation: Watercolor Bouquet. See our full Wedding Invitation Collection here.

We love this wedding invitation in Serenity and its lilting strokes of pastel petals. We think it could be the perfect pairing to those of you seeking a blue wedding theme!

Instead of chasing away the blues, here are more ideas for incorporating Serenity into your big day:

Shoes
Why does the bride get to have all the fun? Try groom’s shoes in a dusty duck-egg blue. This fun pop of color brightens the day and the wedding aisle. Blue shoes add just the right amount of color, without going overboard. You do not have to wear blue, from head to toe.

Dress
Flattering for anyone, these blue dresses will stand the test of time. Soft ruching complements the bodice while a georgette skirt offers a princess-like flair.

Centerpiece
Bring any table to life with hints of soft powder blue accents. Vintage vases in a dusty blue are paired with silver candlesticks for a romantic look with old-world charm.

Dishes
Ceramic blue dishes have a handcrafted appeal. Perfect for creating an elegant, relaxed table.

Sofa
Want a focal piece for your reception? An elegant blue sofa is as relaxing to look at as it is to rest upon. This is a great way to dress up your venue.

Bouquet
Bring your bouquet to life with pops of baby blue paired with creams and blushes. There are so many pretty flowers in this hue.

Cake
Accent your cake with edible blue flowers to perfectly match your theme.

Place Setting
Create an eye-catching tablescape, compliments of your signature color. A dusty blue napkin adds contrast to simple, white plates. Soft blue wedding decorations can be very chic.

You won’t regret embracing this Color of the Year—soft, romantic and elegant.

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January 19

Pink Wedding Ideas inspired by Rose Quartz

Introducing Rose Quartz, one of the PANTONE Colors of the Year 2016. Every year a new PANTONE color is featured, influencing fashion, design and wedding industries. As we’re settling into the New Year, we’re excited to show you a theme in a warmer rose tone: Rose Quartz.

Rose Quartz is stunning when combined with light pinks, creams and grays. Paint your wedding day with this sensational color with flowy fabrics, layered frosting and flowers with lots of petals. There is something so feminine and dainty about this soft, pink wedding.

 

rose pink wedding colors pink wedding inspiration boardPhoto Source: Signature Cocktail | Straws | Bride | Chair | Groom | Quartz Stones | Cake

rose-quarts-wedding-invitationFeatured Wedding Invitation: Marbled Devotion. See our full Wedding Invitation Collection here.

We love this wedding invitation in Rose Quartz because it’s classic with an elegant font.

It’s all in the details. Here’s how you can paint your wedding day in this rose color:

Signature Cocktail
Have a little fun with your drinks. Mix raspberry lemonade with citrus-flavored vodka and garnish with a mint leaf for a Rose Quartz wedding cocktail. Add your mixture to a gold-rimmed glass for a sweet look.

Straws
Accessorize your drinks with colorful straws. Paper straws are all the trend right now with all their colors and fun designs. Add straws to your cocktails to give them more style or offer them before the ceremony for your welcome drinks.

Bride
These days wedding dresses don’t have to be white or ivory—try a blush gown. When it’s your wedding, there are no rules. Find ruffles and layers of flowy chiffon in soft pinks for a dress that matches your style.

Chair
Add lightweight Rose Quartz fabric to your venue by draping it on the back of your head table chairs. This is a great look for your photos when your photographer captures the new couple seated for dinner and the toasts.

Groom
Personality is all in the tie. Let it be a solid pink color for a classic wedding, or polka dot or checkered for a fun rustic wedding. Find ties that match your theme and style, and remember to use your other colors—creams and grays—for the groom’s suite and boutonniere.

Quartz Stones
Add style to your flower arrangements by filling the bottom of your vases with rose-colored quartz stones. These stones also create a romantic ambiance in bowls filled with water and floating candles—a lovely look for a beach wedding.

Cake
Create an eye-catching (and edible) centerpiece by repeating the textures and colors of your dress and chair decor for your cake. Layers of frosting petals in Rose Quartz create an elegant look that matches your pink wedding theme.

Bring this new Color of the Year to life, adding in creams and grays for balance. All the elements of your day, like your cake, chairs, dress and cocktails, will look so lovely when you find just the right decor and DIY crafts to dress up your rosy-inspired day. This color will have all your guests blushing!

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January 11

Black and Gold Wedding Colors

As a star couple, you deserve a wedding that’s beautiful and feels like your special celebration. Black draping fabrics, lace gowns and chandelier crystals are just some of the décor details that, when accented with gold, elevate this wedding scene to something fit for a star.

Captivate your guests with a black and gold wedding theme for a timeless look that shines and sparkles.  If you love dramatic, show-stopping wedding colors, this wedding theme may be for you!black-and-gold-wedding-theme-ideasPhoto Source: Champagne | Chair | Chandelier | Couture Details | Black Suit | Car | Placesetting | Black Fabric

black-and-gold-wedding-invitationFeatured Wedding Invitation: Classy Splash. See our full Wedding Invitation Collection here.

You’ll wow your guests with metallic shine when you send them foil-stamped invitations. We love this chic, square design and the fun splash of gold foil.

Let’s look at how a black and gold wedding theme comes to life with all these pretty details:

Champagne
Nothing gets the party started like a glass of gold bubbly. Provide Champagne at cocktail hour and have your emcee announce for everyone to grab a glass of Champagne to cheers to the newlyweds.

Chair
Accessorize your chairs and create a special seat for you and your partner, or your entire bridal table. Add signs, flowers or other decor to the back of the chairs. It’s easy to make it a DIY project. Buy black fabric (double the length of the chair) and drape it over the top. Make the two ends even in length and cinch it with a vintage tassel. Black fabric over gold Chiavari chairs- yes please!

Chandelier
Nothing says elegance and romance like the soft light from a beautiful chandelier. If your venue doesn’t offer chandeliers to borrow, find theme at home decor stores or thrift and antique shops.

Couture Details
Make a glam statement by taking your black and gold wedding theme and use couture details like lace, sequence and tulle fabric. Pick out bridesmaid dresses with these couture details or use them for your own bridal look.

Black Suit
Tall, dark and handsome—style your partner in a formal, classy black suit. With so many stylish cuts these days, you are bound to find one that matches your wedding style. Go for a slim fit for a modern look, classic fit for a traditional style or a charcoal grey for something rustic.

Car
Head off to your honeymoon in style in an old fashioned Rolls-Royce. Give guests a show to remember at the end of the night as they dance and await the newlywed’s departure. Light sparklers, blow bubbles, ride off on horseback or drive off in a cool car. Whatever feels most like you, head out in style. Is there anything more luxurious than a black Rolls-Royce?

Placesetting
Set up a dining experience that’s unforgettable, with a look that makes guests feel like they’re dining with a star. Gold utensils and plate chargers add a lot to placesettings. Add personalized napkins and decorate the plates with menus and place cards. Guests will feel like a million bucks.

Black Fabric
You don’t have to use the linens or fabric accessories provided by your caterer. Make it your own with your choice of linens and accessories. You can find a variety of black fabrics with elegant designs and textures, like this black Pintuck taffeta.

When you start off with a black and gold wedding theme, you’re in good shape for a dramatic, yet classic wedding day. There’s so much you can do with this theme to make it your very own. Look at the details that fit your style and add your favorite fabric textures, metallic accents and decor. Have fun with it!

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December 28

Mint Green Wedding Ideas with Gold

Looking for a fresh wedding theme? Today we’re showing off mint and metallic, a winning combination that’s light and airy.

It’s a “feel-good” theme that creates a perfect environment for a spring or summer wedding. Use soft mint hues to create a beautiful backdrop for shiny gold and rose gold accents. All your details—shoes, cocktails, florals and tablescapes—are perfect elements to customize so that your dream of a romantic wedding day comes true.

mint-and-gold-wedding-ideasPhoto Source: Cocktail | Tablescape | Candy Jar | Shoes | Dress | Centerpiece

mint-and-gold-wedding-invitationFeatured Wedding Invitation: Everlasting Gem. See our full Wedding Invitation Collection here.

We love this elegant green wedding invitation, designed with hues of mint and real metallic gold foil. Give guests a peek into your big day with this stylish design.

After you choose your color theme and your invites, go ahead and have fun styling your day with all the pretty details. Here’s how with a mint and metallic theme:

Cocktail
Treat your guests to a signature after-dinner drink, like mint-flavored cocktails rimed with gold sugar. Look to your wedding theme for inspiration to create unique mixed drinks. Use flavors that match your colors—lime margaritas for a green cocktail or sparkling rosé cocktails for a rose-gold drink.

Tablescape
Don’t be afraid to pull out those mint linens to show off your colors. Accent your tablecloths with gold flatware and plate chargers. Add gold Chiavari chairs for a final touch, and for extra color, use cushions in a mint hue.

Candy Jar
Set a beautiful dessert bar with vintage, mix-match candy jars and fill them with colorful candy, like mint-colored Jordan almonds. Don’t settle for typical colors and flavors that don’t fit your theme. Ask bakers and candy companies for color options—they usually have more choices than what’s advertised.

Shoes
There are no rules when it comes to styling your bridal look. Mint-colored wedding shoes with gold accents are perfect for this theme. Tell your photographer ahead of time that you want to capture interesting shots of your dress and those special mint-colored shoes.

Dress
Some of the most interesting staged photos are of the bride’s dress. Find antique chairs, armoires, vintage upholstered footstools or doors and paint them in mint green. Then, distress the furniture to give them a rustic look. Now you have a dramatic backdrop for your dress and bridal party photo shoot.

Centerpiece
Create beautiful green arrangements with pops of colorful flowers—Waxflower and Misty Blue—and add our favorite mint-colored greenery, Dusty Miller, for a soft, velvety look. Or, looking for something monochromatic? Use foliage like Eucalyptus, ivies, ferns, Generic Hosta and green flowers, like Chrysanthemums and Wimbleton Roses, to create an all-over green look.

When choosing all your details: linens, cocktails, furniture, desserts and your wedding attire, go above and beyond to find them in your mint and metallic theme. When your big day comes filled with your beautiful style, you’ll know all your attention to detail was worth it.

Have fun finding your own unique ways to dress up your green wedding, with some sparkle and shine!

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December 21

Purple Wedding Theme Ideas

Get ready to swoon over this royal and romantic wedding theme. No matter the season, no matter the venue, a purple wedding theme is timeless and versatile. Go with plum and mauve for a winter or fall wedding; use blush and lavender for a spring or summer wedding. Or, use them all together like in today’s purple inspiration board!

We especially love how the lavender plays a double role in this theme: flower and color. Fabric colors, flower arrangements and decor, and drinks and desserts—lavender can be infused everywhere for an irresistible purple wedding theme. There is something so organic about these colors in a wedding.

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Photo Source: Bridesmaids | Lavender Cocktails | Bouquet | Tablescape | Velvet Chair | Macaroons | Lavender Jars | Chairs

purple-wedding-invitationFeatured Wedding Invitation: Chalk Splendor. See our full Wedding Invitation Collection here.

This purple wedding invitation perfectly matches a rustic, purple wedding theme. With so many colors and fonts to choose from, you can pick a favorite invitation design and customize it to fit your style and colors.

Let’s look at how purple details transform this theme into something special:

Bridesmaids
For a unique look, dress your bridesmaids with different colored gowns in the same style. Find a designer that offers a variety of hues in your color scheme. These lightweight bridesmaid dresses by Jenny Yoo are romantic and can be worn 15 different ways.

Lavender Cocktails
Use lavender to make special cocktails that gives them a subtle hint of lavender, as well as a wonderful aroma. Add any flower from your theme to Champagne and instantly turn them into stylish drinks.

Bouquet
For a rustic theme, wedding bouquets look best with loose arrangements filled with different textures. Use lush pionese, roses or garden roses, then add in texture with sprigs of Lavender, Scabiosa, Larkspur and Misty Blue.

Tablescape
Make your reception table eye-catching with rustic table runners arranged with flowers and candles. For a dramatic look, place pillar candles in a variety of heights down the center of your tables. Choose a pop color for your candles and then fill in the space with beautiful flowers and votives.

Velvet Chair
Living room furniture doesn’t need to stay indoors. Bring cushioned furniture outside and create a welcoming “sitting room” among the garden. It’s a great way to utilize space and it encourages guests to linger and socialize. We love this vintage, pale lilac chair—it offers so much personality to a wedding venue.

Macaroons
End the night with something sweet that guests will love. Dessert bars have proven to be very popular right now, especially in fun flavors like lavender. Set out an assortment of flavors and these purple macaroons are sure to be devoured by the end of the night—big compliments to the planner.

Lavender Jars
Spread jars of flowers around your venue to create your stylish look—a simple way to dress up your entire venue. Collect glass jars or vintage vases and fill them with lavender for a pretty look that’s an easy DIY.

Chairs
Make your sweetheart table extra sweet with purple chair decor. During the reception, you (the newlyweds) deserve something extra stylish. Drape purple tulle fabric on the chairs and add signs or flowers to showcase the “stars of the show”.

If you’re looking for a romantic wedding theme, make it in hues of purple. From dark shades of plum to pale hues in lavender and lilac, it doesn’t take much to make your day beautifully colorful with decor, bridesmaid dresses and desserts. Enjoy planing and styling your wedding true to the two of you!

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December 7

Black and White Bridal Shower Ideas

Black and white is a timeless party theme that never gets old. For this bridal shower theme, we’re showing off foil and glitter gold accents. Stripe and polka dot patterns add a playful sophistication, and by adding different textures, you can make a bridal shower truly unique.

Plan a black-and-white bridal shower with metallic accents that the bride-to-be will remember.
black-and-white-bridal-shower-ideasPhoto Source: Gray Tulle | Mini Donuts | Gifts | Cupcakes | Dress Cookies | Shoes

 

black-and-white-bridal-shower-ideasFeatured Bridal Shower Invitation: Sequin Splash. See our full Bridal Shower Invitation Collection here.

We love that guests can receive something in the mail that shows them the party’s style. Choose a design that speaks to your party theme and that celebrates your guest of honor.

Here are ideas on how to bring a black-and-white bridal shower theme from “drab” to “fab”:

Gray Tulle
Tulle isn’t just for the bride. Add texture to your table runners with tulle, or tie it onto chairs. Feel free to experiment with other colors of tulle like grey or gold.

Mini Donuts
These powdered sugar mini donuts make the perfect finger-food treat. Because of their size and glaze options, donuts give you so many ways to play with style. Build a tower of chocolate glazed and powered sugar donuts for an impressive dessert bar, or plate donuts on a mirror for guests to grab.

Gifts
Using patterned paper is a great way to add a unique style to your black and white theme. Wrap her gifts in black and white stripes, and gold polka dot wrapping paper. Create a backdrop with striped and polka dot paper or lay out patterned linens.

Cupcakes
Chic and delicious—the perfect combination for a cupcake. We love the white frosting and the black cupcake liners for this theme. Try adding patterns to your liners, or to create texture, top them with roses made of frosting.

Dress Cookies
It’s all about her wedding dress. Celebrate the bride-to-be with details that speak to her big day. Make a craft or game out of frosting the cookies. Pre-bake cookies and set up a cookie decorating table where guests can frost these as their party favors, or create a game frosting the cookies for a prize.

Shoes
With a black and white theme, we recommend gold glitter to make a “wow” statement. Whether on shoes or party decor, gold glitter adds beautiful shine to a black and white theme.

Use a classic color combination like black and white, and make a bridal shower stand out. Give this theme more by adding gold, textures and patters to create something really unique. Stylish details make a party just as unique as the bride-to-be!

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