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April 30, 2010

{You Are My Sunshine}: A Palette of Gray + Yellow

April 30, 2010

{Shades of Gray + Yellow}

Yellow & gray has been on the top of the list as one of the hottest & trendiest color palettes to use in your wedding since last year. And although some proclaim that this color palette is on its way out, I have to disagree! I mean just look at how these colors come together! Surely most of you will agree that this is just one of those color palettes that really just stands out! Its got fun written all over it while still maintaining a sense of elegance & sophistication. Some of the ideas I'm just loving in this board include the beautiful gray & yellow floral motif invitations by our friends over at Wedding Paper Divas, and of course the beautiful bridesmaids attire. Oh, and I'm also really loving the idea of wearing a fascinator in lieu of a traditional bridal veil! What about you? Are you liking how these colors come together?

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{top row}: bridal party attire, invitation~wedding paper divas, kisses , shoes,{middle row}: invitation, engagement ring, two rings, invitation, swirly motif,{bottom row}: newlyweds in love, you are my sunshine, bouquet, hair piece.

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Wedding Invitation By Wedding Paper Divas & Newlyweds in Love

So how are you feeling about this yellow + gray palette? If you know me, then you know I L-O-V-E Yellow. But that's not to say that it's for everyone! Some people are just not yellow fans! But for those of you who are...rest assured you're not alone! There is something so fun about this palette. Any brides-to-be out there who are considering yellow + gray? Do tell! xo

April 29, 2010

{Destination Wedding}: A Palette Plum, Mauve, Fuchsia & White

April 29, 2010

{Plum, Mauve, Fuchsia & White}

Shades of purple communicate passion, warmth and richness! Great for conveying romance, this color palette is perfect for any tropical locale, or exotic destination wedding! I'm absolutely loving how this shade of purple seems to just pop off the screen! It's bright and fun and definitely puts you in a celebratory mood! Some of the ideas that I'm just loving include the leafy swirl motif used on the invitations! This same pattern would be seen throughout the event on things like menus, favor tags and even escort cards! Also catching our eye are all of these wonderful handmade accessories! No bridal party is complete without matching clutches and beautiful jewelry! So what do you think, how do you feel about these colors for a destination wedding?

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{top row}: bridesmaids in purple, invitation, bridal style, gorgeous bouquet.{middle row}: invitation suite, necklace, clutch, handmade jewelry, fun shoes,{bottom row}: fun earrings, the blushing bride, centerpieces, bridal gown.

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Beautiful Bridal Party & Response Card by Wedding Paper Divas

So how are you feeling about Plum? What's not to love? That's not to say that it's for everyone! Some people are just not purple fans! But for those of you who are...rest assured you're not alone! There is something so playful about this palette. Any brides-to-be out there who are considering plum? Do tell!

April 27, 2010

{Here Comes the Sun}: A Palette of Navy Blue & Yellow

April 27, 2010

{Navy Blue & Yellow}

Sunflowers always have a way of just making me smile. They are just so bright and happy! And of course it doesn't hurt that they are one of my favorite colors~yep, you guessed it, yellow. I guess yellow just has that happy go-lucky feel associated with it. Because yellow is far from serious and all about conveying a carefree, laid back vibe, it really does have a way of just making you feel good. So for this bride, the idea was to pull together a collection of ideas using sunflowers as the theme.

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April 24, 2010

{Love Sweet Love}: Shades of Pink & Gray

April 24, 2010

{Shades of Pink & Gray}

Spring is the perfect season to celebrate your love for the color pink. And what better way to infuse this ultra-feminine color into your wedding than by pairing it with oh-so chic shades of gray. The coolness of gray really has a way of balancing out the softness of pink and well, I just happen to think that this palette is a marriage made in heaven! Fun, romantic, and definitely easy on the eyes, this palette is perfect for the seasons of Spring and Summer. Some of my favorite ideas in this board include the stylish bridesmaid dresses! I mean how cute are those dresses? And who doesn't love how those pink bouquets pop against the color gray? I'm also really loving those invitations by Wedding Paper Divas and those fun and flirty gray clutches.

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Beautiful Bridal Party Attire & Lovely Invitation by Wedding Paper Divas

Oh, and what's not to love about the toile pattern featured on this invitation? It's so interesting and pretty! I love how the pink stands out. It's seriously pretty! And check out the strands of pearls that these bridesmaids are wearing? Such a charming and timeless accessory.

April 23, 2010

{Spring is in Bloom}: A Palette of Chartreuse, Dusty Aqua & Light Green

April 23, 2010

{Chartreuse, Dusty Aqua & Light Green}

Spring is here and the birds sure are chirping. And what's best is that there are no shortages when it comes to finding the perfect palette for any Spring bride. Spring is a time for using lighter hues & softer colors, but it's also a time where you don't need to be afraid to add some bright pops of color here and there. And that's what I did for this bride. I kept the palette pretty light overall, but then just to add a little something I thought I'd throw in some pops of bright apple green. Some of my favorite ideas in this board include the gorgeous sashes on the back of those bridesmaids dresses, the green chapel door and of course those creative invitations!

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top row: beautiful veil, green chapel door, bridesmaids dresses, tree invitation,
middle row: event calligraphy, fun programs, napkin, earrings, fun stationery,
bottom row: gorgeous sashes, apple arrangements, newlyweds, simple bouquet,

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Beautiful Bride & Invitation Design

So what do you think? Would you consider using green in your wedding? I personally love how effortlessly pretty this palette is. It's soft, it's romantic and it's truly a breath of fresh air! It's the perfect palette for the warmer months - like Spring and Summer! But don't make me talk you into it - you have to LOVE the palette you choose.

April 19, 2010

{Eco-Friendly Elegance}: A Palette of Dusty Aqua, Latte & Ivory

April 19, 2010

{Aqua, Latte, Ivory}

Recently I was approached by local Atlanta area wedding planner, Ashley Baber of Ashley Baber Weddings who asked if I'd be interested in collaborating together on an idea board that combined the idea of having an floral themed wedding without the use of actual flowers. She explained that her goal was to put together an eco-friendly design that still evoked elegance and beauty. So off to the drawing board I went and here is our design!

Using sustainable eco-friendly fabric is a huge trend in the fashion world right now, and wedding fashion is no exception. Materials like organic cotton, bamboo, hemp, and soy blend fabric have a lower impact on the environment than traditional formal wear fabric, and they look and feel just as great – if not better! For our design, I incorporated a gown from Morgan Boszilkov's natural bridal collection as well as corsages and boutonnieres made from eco-friendly fabrics.

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{top row}: fabric corsage, eco-friendly wedding gown, bridal heels, bicycle,{middle row}: tree-free stationery, conflict-free diamond ring, pillow, stationery,{bottom row}: balsa wood bouquet, paper flowers, fabric head piece, paper bout.

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Fabric Floral Corsage & Fabric Floral Headpiece


For bouquets we loved the idea of balsa wood bouquets. Unique, eco-friendly and easy to preserve, Balsa wood bouquets are handmade and use ecologically sustainable timber that never wilts, dies or fades. They look absolutely gorgeous, and what's best is that they can be saved as a keepsake for years to come! Some of the others ideas we had for this wedding included the large paper floral centerpieces that stand out to make such a elegant statement, the conflict-free diamond ring, and the tree-free stationery invitation suite. Oh, and if you're looking for an eco-friendly way to make an exit from your wedding, why not consider riding your bicycle?

April 16, 2010

{An Enchanted Evening}: A Palette of Chocolate Brown, Plum, Blue, Latte & Ivory

April 16, 2010

{Chocolate Brown, Plum, Navy Blue, Latte & Ivory}

When I think of this color palette I imagine an enchanted evening, some place that feels royal, almost majestic. Be it be an old castle, or even a charming villa in Italy, these colors really radiate a richness that is truly special. I just love how these colors play off of one another! Some of my favorite ideas in this board include the short bridal gown, the blue satin & jewels used on the invitations & those crystal candle holders. Love how all of these elements tie together in a way that seems effortless. Oh, and who else is loving that bridesmaid dress? I think the style is really unique and adds a lot of character! Plus, what bridesmaid would not want to wear that again?

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top row: gorgeous bouquet, pretty bride, beautiful bouquet, the newlyweds,
middle row: a ring, invitation design, bridal fashion, calligraphy, invitation,
bottom row: blue bridesmaid dress, beautiful table, blushing bride, tables,

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Vintage Bridal Gown & Bouquet of Blooms

So tell me what you think about this palette? Are you feeling this moody look with these deeper shades? I really like it. These colors seem to go together effortlessly and have a way of standing out as warm and rich. Anyone considering this palette for their upcoming wedding?

April 15, 2010

{Country Club Chic}: A Palette of Navy Blue, Gray + White

April 15, 2010


{Navy Blue, Gray + White}

There's something about the idea of using navy blue in a wedding that admittedly makes me wish that I could do it all over again! I'd marry the same guy, of course! But seriously...I'm a tad smitten with this palette. Navy blue is the obvious choice for a nautical wedding, but it's also a color that has all kinds of fun associations. When I think of navy blue I think of all things preppy. It's surely a palette that makes me think of this look I like to call, "country club chic." Imagine the idea of private school uniforms and yaught clubs. I absolutely adore this non traditional look for the groomsmen. Sweater vests + ties with khakis to coordinate? How charming is that? {continued...}

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Polka Dot Necktie + Bridal Party Attire

What makes this palette work is the use of fun patterns like the polka dots pictured on that necktie and the gingham tablecloths. Plus, I think the double silhouette motif absolutely mimics that preppy traditional vibe that we're going for here. I think that while the groomsmen attire comes across as very preppy, the use of unexpected patterns adds a touch of fun. Because let's face it, who can take polka dots seriously? This traditional palette would look lovely in a nautical setting like perhaps up near an old lighthouse in Maine. I can also see this color palette being perfect if you were to want to incorporate a sailing theme. So what do you think? Are you a fan of navy blue like me?

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