Category Archives: Colors

Trend Alert: A Black Spring Wedding

As Friday {finally} rolls around it’s way past time for the weekend! And we’re ending the first week in April on a high note with a fun trend for a spring wedding… a black color palette! You heard it right, a black color palette! I especially gush over this idea when it’s black for a garden wedding; there is something about the combination of garden and the elegance of black details… from a black chalkboard welcome sign or menu, a black cake, a black wedding gift card collector, I think you get the idea. Happy Friday!


Vintage Wedding Dress

Wedding Gate

Chocolate and Gold Wedding Cake Champagne Bottles

Spring Bride & Groom

Chalkboard Menu

Black Bridesmaids Dresses

Gift Card Collector

Credits: Pinterest, Snippet & Ink, 100 Layer Cake, Grey Likes Wedding by Eric Kelley Photography, Pinterest via 100 Layer Cake, Wedding Chicks, Cherry Marry, Ruffled Blog

2013 Spring Wedding Trends

Hellooo spring? Where are you? Obviously nowhere near Manhattan that’s for sure… we still have icicles, winter coats, and the occasional flurry. But that’s not stopping any of the exciting and fabulous spring wedding ideas we have coming your way! And it feels like the best way to start is a round up of a few of the spring trends. I gathered a little of this and a little of that from what we’re seeing in spring weddings, fashion, and of course the blogging world to come up with my own list of 8 top trends. But my list is a little different because I didn’t want a bunch of random thoughts; instead I wanted a cohesive list of spring trends and how you can incorporate them into one wedding (yes, all of the trends in one!)

1. {Mint} Well mint and other pastels, but for me, mint tops the list. So a palette of mint it is
2. {Cactus} What? Yep, that’s right the fabulous cactus. These can be used as centerpieces, favors, or pretty decor, but trust me they work (second and ninth photos)
3. {Lace – used discreetly} Let’s be honest lace is a bit overused but one way to make it more trendy is to use it in a unique way. Case and point; these adorable wedding invites (third photo)
4. {Adorable invites} Speaking of invites, one big trend this year is small business, homemade items so why not get on the bandwagon; there are plenty of options out there that are affordable, creative and very cute (third and forth photos)
5. {Flats} These are popular on the runway so I’m thinking we’ll be seeing more fun options for wedding shoes led by the popular flat (love these loafers, fifth photo – they may be for the groom but they are technically still “flats”, and the J Crew ballet slippers, thirteenth photo)
6. {Tea Cups} These are definitely on the way back along with everyone’s love of vintage; I’m guessing dainty tea cups are going to be a big and wonderful part of weddings this year (sixth photo)
7. {Outdoor Lounge} One of my personal favorites and a big trend in 2013 so far, pretty obvious why these are so popular- because they are so cool! (seventh photo)
8. {Family Style Tables} The round table is out, family style long and very fun tables are in (eighth photo)

Happy Spring!


 Mint Bridesmaids Dresses {Elizabeth Millay Photography}Cactus Centerpiece

Mint Menu Cards

Mint InvitationMint Loafers

Mint Tea Cups

Outdoor Cocktail LoungeMint Family Style Table {Lisa Lefkowitz Photography}

Cactus Wedding Favors {Mary Swenson}

Mint Bridesmaids DressesMint Chapel

Vintage Mint Stacked Plates {Avery House}Mint J Crew Flats

Credits: Minted via Elisabeth Millay Photography, The Lovely Lemon, Etsy, Katharine Watson, Chic Wish, Ruffled Blog, Pinterest, Snippet & Ink via Lisa Lefkowitz Photography, Project Wedding, Bride in Dream, Revel-Blog, The Sweetest Occasion via Avery House, A Low Country Wedding

The Wedding Palette – Emerald Green

With St. Patty’s Day around the corner (well, weekend), we couldn’t pass up the opportunity for a bit of green envy. Emerald is the color of the year right? So today, a vision of green for a very Emerald wedding. There are too many favorites here to choose only one, but there are a few must-haves for any Emerald palette. I love the groom and groomsmen in Emerald (the bow tie, skinny tie, or even jacket work – photos below), bridesmaids dresses with texture (Emerald sequins, chiffon, lace or layered fabric – see below) and of course shoes (heels for the bride or maybe even dress shoes for the groom?)

Happy St Patty’s Day!


Emerald Bow TieShoshanna Emerald Green Sequin Dress

Emerald Bridesmaids Dresses

Emerald Wedding ShoesEmerald Groomsmen

Emerald Flatware

Emerald DoorEmerald Open Back Dress

Emerald Shoes

Zac Posen Emerald DressEmerald Table Setting

Jenny Packham Emerald Gown

Credits: Society Bride, Shoshanna via ShopBop, Wedding Thingz, Flickr, Martha Stewart Weddings, Pinterest via Lael, Pinterest, Fashion Choice, Pinterest, The Glitter Guide, STL Magazine, Peroxide and Glitter

The Wedding Palette – Winter White

Well it’s not often we see white as the main color for any wedding palette but today we’re going white for a true winter celebration! From a snowy landscape for your wedding photos, to white fur on your chairs, “snow-capped” pinecones as an entry table centerpiece, a delicate white birdcage lace veil, or some delicious wintry white signature drinks, all of these touches – plus a few more below can add a little winter to your big (white) day.


Credits: Style Me PrettyStyle Me Pretty, Better Homes & Gardens, Ruffled BlogPinterest, Style Me Pretty, Style Me Pretty, Alee and Press via One Fab Day

The Wedding Palette – Peaches and Plums

Happy Monday! Well it’s been a dismally cold weekend here in NYC so I needed a little something springy to cheer me up and start thinking about summery wedding and happy pretty things! So peaches and plums it is. My own take on inspiration for this fruity palette today using the.. yep, you guessed it, actual fruit as my guide. And from there just a little of this (plum garter?) and a little of that (a peach wedding dress or purple bridesmaids dresses?) all of which make today’s palette cheery, fun and very springy!

Credits: Smith & Ratliff, The Wedding Outlet, Hannah Days, Wedding Chicks, Pinterest, Karla’s Closet, Wedding Chicks, Bridal Musings