Color Combos I Love: Part Four {Our Wedding Colors}

Earlier today, I was reflecting on my favorite posts from 2013 and I realized I forgot to post the final part of my Color Combos I Love series– our wedding colors!  I’ve known these would be our wedding colors for years, long before we were engaged.  Picking them was actually quite simple; we used G’s favorite color and my favorite color…. Green & Purple.  Our color scheme has slightly evolved; it will be purples and green with black and/or champagne accents.

These aren’t the exact colors we’ll probably end up using, but rather general idea of what I’m going for.

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Color Combos I Love: Part Three {Beachy Blues}

I’ve been so terrible about posting lately! I’m excited to finally share the third installment of color combos I love. I decided to showcase a color that I haven’t really blogged about at all… Blue!  To be honest, I like blue but it’s always been my sister, Michele’s color.  If we were playing a game that required choosing colors, hers was blue.  She was always wearing blue, it was her favorite color.  It has kind of stuck, and even now when shopping blue makes me think of her.  So, while I love blue it will not be one of the colors I use for my wedding.. but that doesn’t mean I can’t have fun styling a blue wedding here on the blog!

A romantic destination wedding set on a tropical beach would be so much fun- and the perfect place to incorporate.. you guessed it the color blue!

Seriously, could you have a more naturally breathtaking ceremony setting than this one at the St. Regis Bali Resort.  I think not!

St. Regis Bali Resort

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Wedding Tool: ColorScope

This weekend while browsing Pinterest, I came across Paper Source’s Colorscope and thought it was brilliant! The purpose of the Colorscope as written by papersource is to: let our color palette tell you more about yourself.

I didn’t really think about how the colors you select, really do say a lot about the kind of person you are. Since I enjoyed this tool, I thought you might as well! Be sure to let me know if you think the Colorscope is totally right, or totally wrong describing you based on your wedding colors!

2012 Colorscope by Paper Source

2012 Colorscope by Paper Source

 

Steph

Color Combos I Love: Part Two {Black, White, and Bling}

This is the second of four color combos I love. Today I’m going for a classic, modern, and luxurious city wedding. I’m envisioning a color palette of black and white, with accents that sparkle!

When I think of classy city wedding venue, the Four Seasons New York – Pool Room instantly comes to mind. It’s a beautiful room for a wedding, and I love the pool in the center, especially when the ledge is filled with glowing candles.

Four Seasons Pool Room

I really like the use of rectangular tables, I think it can be quite striking. However, I’d switch out the black chairs pictured above with some black chivari chairs. In using rectangular tables, I think it’s important to use low centerpieces to keep conversation easy. I really like the use of candles and roses below.

Table Floral

Now that we’ve got the venue details hammered out, I think it’s important to ensure the invitation matches. An invitation is the guests first impression of your wedding, and I really believe it’s important to remain consistent. Below I’m highlighting two invitations I feel capture this wedding’s vibe. The first is Orchestra by Minted I really like the font on this invitation- it’s romantic and classy.

Orchestra Wedding Invitations

The second invitation I like, is Elegant Vows by Wedding Paper Divas I think this invitation is a bit more formal than the other option. Both would be an excellent invitation choice.

Elegant Vows Black

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Color Combos I Love: Part One {Pink, Gold, & Coral}

I think picking a color combo might be one of the most important first decisions that need to be made when you begin wedding planning. The colors you select can play such a big role in the vibe of your big day. I thought it would be fun to share four of my favorite wedding color combos, culminating with the colors we’ve decided to use on our big day!

First up..

Pink, Coral, and Gold.

Pink-Gold-Coral

I love the romantic and feminine soft pinks and gold, and the bright punch of coral. The invitation is your guests first impression of your big day. First impressions matter, so I think it’s particularly important to make sure your invite matches your color scheme, and vibe for the big day. I found three options I loved by wedding paper divas.

The first is a modern invite called Deco Dreams, in coral. I especially like how the gold is incorporated into this invite. Although this invitation doesn’t have much in the soft pink department, I think it’s a great option if you’re planning a more modern event. You could plan to use coral and gold as your main colors, and tie in soft pink as an accent (or hey you could even ditch the soft pink all together!)

Deco Dreams: Coral by Wedding Paper Divas

Deco Dreams: Coral by Wedding Paper Divas

Next up, Tender Floral Frame in Taffy- this is a beautiful option if you’re going for a very romantic, soft vibe. With the light cream, and ballet pink background it’s also a very feminine choice. This would be perfect for a romantic garden wedding.

Tender Floral Frame in Taffy by Wedding Paper Divas

Tender Floral Frame in Taffy by Wedding Paper Divas

Probably my favorite invite, is the Lavish Damask. I like the formal styling and how it incorporates the gold and pink without being overly girly. I really like the look of this, and think it sets the tone for a beautiful and classy day.

Lavish Damask by Wedding Paper Divas

Lavish Damask by Wedding Paper Divas

Depending on the vibe you’re going for, you could go a few ways for your bridesmaids.

If you’re going the more modern route: I love how this bride incorporated the bright coral skirts with a white shirt. This skirt and shirt trend is one that I actually really like the look of. It’s a little bit untraditional but I think done right it can look really great.

Coral Skirts with White Shirts from Pinterest

Coral Skirts with White Shirts from Pinterest

If you’re looking for a romantic, soft day- I’d keep the bridesmaid dresses light and use a light pink/blush dress. I love the bridesmaid dresses this bride picked, the styling of the dress is soft and romantic and it’s flattering on each of the bridesmaids.

Bridesmaid Dresses by Ann Taylor

Bridesmaid Dresses by Ann Taylor

For the bride, I think a pretty lace gown like this one by Watters this is be beautiful. It’s very feminine and pretty without being over the top.

Watters Evanna Gown

Watters Evanna Gown

I’d probably add in a sparkly sash by Etsy Seller Abigail Grace Bridal, tied in a bow in the back as an accent.

Pretty sash by Abigail Grace Bridal on Etsy

Pretty sash by Abigail Grace Bridal on Etsy

I saw these shoes on Pinterest, and fell in love. They’d work perfectly with the color scheme. They almost look like something you could DIY by getting a pretty thick ribbon and securing it to the ankle strap of some light pink heels.

Coral Shoes on Pinterest

Coral Shoes on Pinterest

For the groomsmen, a classic black tux is always in style, but I think a nice khaki suit would work equally well. I love how this bride used the tie colors to incorporate her color scheme (Green & Coral) it provided a nice distinction between the Groom and Groomsmen. With the pink, gold, and coral color scheme you could ask the Groom to wear pink (instead of green), and have the groomsmen in coral.

Khaki Suits

Khaki Suits

For flowers, I think that Peonies are the perfect complement to this color scheme. They come in a variety of colors, and I’m a big fan of their sweet scent. When I think of peonies, I instantly think of a soft pink like this:

Pink Peony from Pinterest

Pink Peony from Pinterest

But they come in a variety of colors, including coral:

Coral Peonies as featured on the Knot

Coral Peonies as featured on the Knot

For the tablescapes I think doing something soft and romantic like this would be beautiful.

Floral by Phillips Flowers

Floral by Phillips Flowers

I like how the centerpiece is up high; it makes conversation with the entire table easier. I think it’s best to mix up the height of the centerpieces, incorporating some high and some low to give the room some additional depth. Although to stay consistent with my color scheme, I’d swap out the silver lined accessories for gold chargers and goblets, like the gold glasses this bride used.

Gold Table Accents

Gold Table Accents

I might stick with the mahogany Chivari chair in the picture above, but switching it out for a gold Chivari chair like below, could work as well.

Tablescape by Elizabeth Anne Designs

Tablescape by Elizabeth Anne Designs

I really like this watercolor table number, but I think the exposed canvas might be a bit to modern for the romantic vibe we’re creating.

Coral Watercolor Table Number from Pinterest

Coral Watercolor Table Number from Pinterest

I’d probably try to replicate and place in a pretty vintage inspired gold frame like these created by Etsy seller Shabby Me Chic

Gold Frame by Shabby Me Chic on Etsy

Gold Frame by Shabby Me Chic on Etsy

For the cake, I’d probably keep it simple and all white, perhaps with some interesting piping like the below cake by Tiffany Baking Comapny:

Cake by Tiffany's Baking Company

Cake by Tiffanys Baking Company

To top it off, I’d probably try to bring in drama in with the cake topper. I really like this rhinestoned letter.

Gold Cake Topper

Gold Cake Topper

Just a thought—it might be possible to carefully remove the stakes from the bottom- and try to repurpose the topper into a Christmas ornament!

Steph

Color Combos I love:

Part One: {Pink, Gold and Coral}

Part Two: {Black, White and Bling}

Part Three: {Beachy Blues}

Part Four