I can’t seem to pass up any holiday on the wedding front so I figure why not dazzle you all with a presidential red and pretty in (light) blue inspiration board filled with lots of wedding fun. Since it’s not the 4th of July, I’m steering clear of red + navy and instead keeping it clean and crisp with a pale pond blue and bright red. It may be the middle of February but that doesn’t mean we’re not in summer planning mode, and this palette is perfect for a summer affair; I’m envisioning beach, modern and bright… Keep dreaming, summer isn’t too far off!
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 8th day of Christmas, we’re full of the seasonal spirit and some of my favorite (Christmas wedding) things. Like what? Well keeping with only the true Christmas colors today – red and green, we are creating a visual wedding full of Christmas must-haves for any celebration. From the flowers (first and eighth photos), to the fashion (check out these fabulous rain boots for a warm and maybe rainy Christmas wedding – third photo), the food (sorry… I did it again – macarons… second and seventh photos) the paper (fifth and ninth photos), and the details…an adorable red and green ring bearer pillow (forth photo).
Here’s to the fun reds and the trendy greens for some of our favorite Christmas wedding ideas…
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!