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).
On the 6th day of Christmas we’re back to the palette with something a little different because sadly I am sick of seeing my own red and green ideas every single day… So we’re taking a hiatus..back to red on Friday though!
Today we’re doing a spin on the reds and pinks with a lovely blush pink and cranberry Christmas (or winter) palette! I always like doing wedding posts that I would love to use at my own someday wedding and on the 6th day of Christmas this one makes the cut! I’d love to see the girls in long blush colored dresses, and my inspiration is coming from this gorgeous White by Vera Wang wedding gown (first photo) – a toned down version of this would be perfect. If you’d prefer short dresses, how about mix and matching styles (eighth photo) to put a fun spin on the norm. Also on the fashion front, a shoe splurge..love these pale pink Christian Louboutin classic pumps (third photo). For fun, you can find awesome handmade bridesmaids gifts like this adorable purse in the perfect palette for today (seventh photo) and for our final fashion pick..how cute is this flower garter (thirteenth photo).
Moving onto floral, keep with the cranberry palette here for a wintry look (second, forth, ninth, twelve photos). This gives a vintagey-elegant feel but keeps it seasonal. For the food… a few touches can go a long way. Like what? Try a signature drink…love these cranberry margaritas (fifth photo). On the sweeter side and back to blush, these angel food cupcakes with pink icing (sixth and tenth photos) are to die for! And finally the paper… of course, invitations with tones of blush and cranberry (eleventh photo) to keep everything consistent and in our case….hopefully Christmasy too!
On the 11th day of Christmas…we decided to spice things up with a non-traditional spin on a Christmas wedding palette.. Red and black! Because who chooses red and black for Christmas? But why not! If you don’t want to be Christmas over the top, there are plenty of ways to make your guests feel a part of the holiday season without throwing them over the Christmas edge. And one way is by incorporating a bit of the typical Christmas color palette but putting your own spin on it. This doesn’t have to be red and black, it could be practically red or green paired with anything. The key is to have a hint of the holiday season but not an overboard holiday wedding.
So to spread some cheer today, our red and black wedding palette includes pretty touches like a bouquet with hints of red and black (try poppies – they make for a beautiful surprise bouquet) – first photo, a red and black paper scheme including the menu cards, and invites – a few different choices below – second, third, fifth, eighth, ninth, and tenth photos, some fashionable touches… ruby red earrings – forth photo, flashy red heels – sixth and eleventh photos and last but not least… a red and black boutonniere for the groom – seventh photo!
Our very first Christmas countdown is officially here and I have to admit, I’ve been beside myself with excitement over our 17 days of fabulous Christmas everything wedding related ideas! To kick if off I had to pick a traditional palette, and while I was tempted by the idea of something red I wanted to make a bit more of a statement (don’t we see way too many red Christmas weddings anyway)… so this is it, the green Christmas wedding palette.
Let’s be honest, who does green for Christmas. But this is the problem because green can be lots of different things at a wedding… glam, vintage, modern. The issue is that it’s completely underused which is why I thought it was fitting for our Christmas countdown kick-off! So today is a green Christmas from the bouquet (first photo) and dress (forth photo), to the decorated tree at your reception (second and fifth photos), the jewels (third and sixth photos), the invites (seventh photo), the cake (eighth photo), and last but not least the ring bearer pillow (twelfth photo)… green Christmas wedding ideas galore. On the 17th day of Christmas… green it is. 16 more Christmas wedding ideas to go…