Back to the old school patterns today lovelies.. stripes, stripes, and more stripes. With the dullness of winter in full swing I needed a little pick me up to get me into the weekend, so I figure you might too. Is it really only Thursday?? So here’s to hoping some summery/happy/bright strips can get us past today and tomorrow! I actually love stripes, especially this year. It feels like I’m not the only one out there either… haven’t you read that this (well, patterns in general) is predicted to be one of the wedding trends this year? Yep, I’m sure you already knew all about it! Hope you are loving these fabulous stripey ideas (bow ties, table runners, invites, dresses and even some pretty straws) as much as I do in the middle of January…!
Happy 2013 lovely One to Wed readers! Yesterday I couldn’t believe 2012 was ending; today I can’t believe 2013 is beginning! To start the new year off right, and in New Year’s tradition, today is all about the sparkle, glitter and overall dazzle. Time to accessorize for your New Years’s wedding with all things shiny and made of sequins…
On the must-have New Year’s wedding list? The likes of silver glitter bridesmaids dresses, sequin decor – I love the idea of a sparkly table setting, glitter confetti, an embellished wedding gown (a favorite by Monique Lhuillier below), a sequin clutch (a fun choice also below by Betsey Johnson), and of course sparkly pumps for dancing the New Year away…
Happy New Year’s Eve! I don’t know about you but I cannot believe that it’s the end of 2012! Wasn’t it just the beginning?? I wanted to do something in the spirit of a New Year’s Eve wedding today and was inspired by my friend throwing her newly engaged brother and soon-to-be sister in law an engagement party yesterday with a midnight blue and silver theme. That got me thinking how I actually do love midnight blue and how it’s well, a perfectly fitting color for NYE for no other reason than it just is!
So I’m doing my own spin on this color palette for a New Years inspiration board of a post. You can put the pieces together but we have a festive blend of fashion (for the girls and boys), decor, floral and some fun touches like these awesome blue agate coasters (last photo)!
The beauty of beige? For one, it doesn’t discriminate against the seasons. Beige (or nude) can work beautifully in the winter, summer, spring or fall. Think a pale winter palette for January or February, cute and short beige bridesmaids dresses for a summer celebration, and a spin on the traditional Thanksgiving browns for a beige fall wedding. See.. it can work whatever your month. The thing with beige is that it can get a little boring so adding some accent colors here and there depending on the time of year can go a long way.
But on the palette front, there is tons to do with beige. First item? Bridesmaids… beige (ie champagne in the world of dresses) is both somewhat unusual and very pretty. Two options (first and second photos) – since the color is so neutral you can easily go long and I love the mix and match look! You may want to jazz up your shoe picks with this color, but if you just can’t get enough of beige, the nude shoe is classic and elegant and you can’t go wrong with Jimmy Choos or Christian Louboutins (third and forth photos). Also on the fashion front, for a modern take on your wedding gown, a beige pick? Monique Lhuillier has plenty… I personally love “Candy” (sixth and seventh photos). And one more fashion tip… beige needs a little life in it, so try something unique like these fun cuffs (eighth photo)! For the paper, invitations in a beige scheme is simple and sticks with your palette (final photo) and for foods, embellish, embellish, embellish with gorgeous goodies (cake, cupcakes… you get the picture) to add depth to your lovely (neutral) palette
It’s the 3rd day of Christmas which means aside from those french horns blaring in our ears, we are getting ever so close to the end of our countdown… And with only a few days to go, I couldn’t help but squeeze in another something red. That is, the classic red (Christmas) wedding palette! Our choices today are a mix of Christmas + red to craft a fun and festive wedding in style. From the decor choices… throw in fun red foods for decor or favors like these candy canes (first photo), or twizzlers (second photo). Or try incorporating bold furniture choices at your reception for photos (check out the gorgeous red chair and bench – sixth and ninth photos). How could we forget the food picks – how tempting are these adorable cups of peppermint eggnog punch (third photo), the always fabulous macarons (ninth photo), miniature cups of hot cocoa (elevnth photo), and bow tie red velvet cupcakes (seventh photo). And last but not least.. dazzle your guests prior to the big day with beautiful (and often overlooked) paper choices. I am torn between the “tying the red knot” invites (fifth photo), or the sleek and modern option (eighth photo).