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The Wedding Palette – Pale Winter

Dreaming of a white wedding? Well, maybe not quite white but if you’re going with a pale color palette (whites, creams, beiges) then why not do it right… that is, in the winter! Let the mood step in and pray for a little snow to add to the beauty of the pale winter palette but even without the luck of mother nature and an outside snowy wedding day photo op, the pale wedding palette can really be lovely for a wintery wedding.

Your guests won’t be expecting it which makes it even more fun, but it’s also refreshing to see the bridesmaids in, say, cream or off-white dresses for a winter wedding (third photo) – you can always choose a shrug as your bridesmaids gift to make sure they don’t… freeze? Fur is always a must for the bride (eighth photo), but if you’re not into this (overused) style… (though still one of my favorites), try a classy jacket like the one in the eleventh photo. This is a bit different than what we’re used to seeing on the winter wedding front, but still as lovely. Moving onto the groom’s fashion, and sticking with the pale theme, I love the casual look of the groom in the third photo. Pairing khaki’s and a beige sweater is perfect for this palette and a laid back winter wedding. And finally the fashion touches… shoes, shoes, shoes! There are plenty of nude heels to pick from, and some of the most fabulous styles at that… but I actually like the simple picks we found today (sixth and ninth photos) for this palette.

And now onto the rest… on the paper front keep everything from the invites (seventh photo), to the menus, place cards and programs in the same pale palette. For the flowers, you can keep these white but add very small touches of color like the bouquet in our tenth photo. And on the food front.. keep the dessert and signature drinks along the same palette lines (this means no red sangria or cranberry martini’s)… stick with things like buttered rum (add extra cream to get it to be a pretty pale color), or an eggnog drink, and finally for the dessert… I’m slightly biased, but yes, I loveeee macarons (fourth photo). They never disappoint, and have become my go-to because in any palette, and nearly any theme these come in handy!

 

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The Wedding Palette – Eggplant and Gold

Today officially kicks off the crazies of the shopping season which means we’re kicking off more winter wedding posts! There have been a few here and there because I couldn’t help myself, but now we’re in full swing… So today I wanted something perfect for right after Thanksgiving, just into December, something that works a little bit for fall and a little bit for Christmas and winter. And so… it’s the fabulously sexy eggplant (dark purple) and gold wedding palette!

The beginning of December is funny for a wedding. Is it Thanksgiving? Christmas? Winter? That’s what makes this palette choice a perfect mix. The “eggplant”, a rich deep purple, reminds me more of fall or late winter but blending it with gold makes me think a little more Christmas with the sparkles, lights and glam! So today it’s simple, I’m suggesting combining both for a winter color palette that’s both fancy (gold trimmed cake – first photo, gold sequin heels – second photo, elegant gold lined invites – sixth photo) but fally (eggplant flower boutonnieres – forth photo, purple and blush rose bouquet – tenth photo) with a little touch of winter to come (dark purple bridesmaids dress and winter bouquet – third photo). Sprinkle in some jewels, I love all things Kate & Company including this antique amethyst and gold wedding pendant (fifth photo), and amethyst bracelet (seventh photo). I also have a fab Etsy find in the form of the amethyst and topaz earrings (ninth photo)…. all in all our own little inspiration board (post) for the perfect winter (and fall) eggplant purple and gold wedding palette!

 

 

 

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The Modern Pattern Wedding

I, oddly enough, love patterns when it comes to home decor and fashion choices (sometimes – and this is a new trend for me) but still can’t exactly get myself excited about that on the wedding front. But I’m trying… and you may already be ahead of me here because while I’m not totally head over heels, I have to admit, fresh and modern patterns (in practically any color) can be fun for a wedding in any season.

I love the new and updated patterns that we see on the market now (think rugs, pillows, shirts, wallpaper) so I’m thinking there must be plenty of ways to translate these into your wedding day. While I wouldn’t go so far as to recommend, let’s say a tie or a dress, I think I’m getting comfortable with an invite or table setting… so here, a visual feast of fun, fresh, modern and clean pattern wedding ideas for a new spin on a traditional day.

 

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The Wedding Palette – Blue-Grey Wedding Bliss

I know I always say this but I love when I almost convince myself to dream of things like having a destination wedding in Paris, or wearing a crazy organza avant-garde wedding gown, or many of the other things that I write about but would never imagine myself doing at my own someday wedding! And today, here we go again… I’m not really a decisive color person. Black is sadly my favorite but I have a soft spot for deep blue and bright orange in home decor and I really like bright colored dresses (but not shirts) so when it comes to the wedding palette, I’m all over the map… and I imagine I’m not the only one who just can’t nail down some color choices.

As you go back and forth between your options, may I suggest you consider one that isn’t really too popular in the wedding circuit but boy is it beautiful! So much that I think I’ve done it again! I’ve sold myself on the blue-grey wedding color palette! As always, with our wedding palettes these are meant to be our own version of the traditional inspiration board; I like to combine different elements of a wedding that are all easy enough to replicate for any bride to be. I’m loving our picks to take us into the weekend and hopefully convince you all how wonderful this palette can be! Some of my favorites… the handcrafted blue-grey wedding invites (third photo), my top choice for a wedding dessert, the macaroon – in a blue-grey tint (sixth photo), a pearl necklace with a little something blue (second photo), an uber-artsy pale blue headpiece (forth photo), blue-grey nail polish for the bride (eleventh photo) and my very favorite… the never-do-you-see-at-a-wedding blue-grey bow tie (thirteenth photo).  The beauties of the blue-grey wedding palette.. anddddd onto the weekend! Enjoy

 

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The Wedding Palette – Elegant Yellow and Grey

When I think of yellow and grey I think Anthropologie, Brooklyn, chevron, hipster and vintage… so where does the wedding palette come in? Well, not sure why exactly, but I definitely am not thinking of classic elegance when the yellow and grey wedding palette pops into my mind… it seems that most of the yellow and grey weddings I see have a beautiful vintage vibe which is why today, I’m trying to think exactly the opposite of everything that “typically” comes to mind. And so we’re going for an elegant yellow and grey wedding palette!

I actually love this combination, but what I don’t love is seeing things like too much chevron (why is it that this pattern is ALWAYS either yellow or grey)? Before I go on… I know, I did make a slight exception with my first photo because this bridesmaids dress and bouquet is fabulous! Anyway, I also don’t like seeing things like yellow dresses and grey stockings (really… this is a wedding), and shoes that somehow combine these colors (very rarely does this work). I also randomly came across a yellow and grey garter… this is a big no no for me… ugh I’ll pass!

So what makes for a classy and elegant yellow and grey wedding palette?

The lighter the yellows the better here. Aside from the awesome bridesmaids dress that I already mentioned and couldn’t resist, I think the less of a mustard yellow the better in terms of making this an elegant palette choice. On the fashion front I’ve kept my other choices very light.. the preppy groomsmen in grey with a beautiful yellow accent boutonniere (second photo), the incredible yellow and white bridesmaids dress (third photo), handmade groomsmen ties from Apple & Ivy’s Etsy shop (love the mix of a bold pattern but light color shades – forth photo), or for the brave grooms, hide some yellow suspenders under that grey suit (fifth photo)! More suspender options in the last photo if you can’t get enough!

Moving onto the paper products… I love the table setting in our sixth photo… the place card is dainty and the “thank you” note is perfectly classic. Picking the right invitation design is key to keeping this palette elegant, so I love the invites in our seventh photo!

And from the paper to the decor, the bouquet (eighth photo) defines my ideas for this palette, incorporating the yellows and greys but keeping it very traditional with roses and other white colored flowers mixed in. Other decor ideas I love… the lovely table setting (eleventh photo), and wrapped boxes for your welcome table or as a centerpiece idea (twelfth photo). Finally, I couldn’t leave out the food… choose a traditional cake as dessert to balance the non-traditional yellow (thirteenth photo), and no wedding is complete without the macaroon (tenth photo)… yellow please, who wants to eat a grey macaroon anyway?

 

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