With winter quickly approaching, it’s about time to kick off plenty of fun, creative, and always stylish winter posts… I am SO excited about all of the winter wedding ideas swirling around in my mind, so get ready, we’re covering everything from wedding gowns, accessories, fashion, centerpieces, obviously lots of red and green… and of course everything in between.
But today, I’m talking winter trends which is why I couldn’t help but pick shades of grey winter bridesmaids dresses. There is something about grey these days that has girls going wild so why not express your inner grey with some fun and flirty bridesmaids dresses for the maids! Grey is one of my favorite winter wedding colors because you can do so much with it. You can go very light (almost white… what a crazy wedding idea!) which is perfect for the winter season, or slighter darker, a true light grey (I love the dresses in the second photo below). Next up is the edgy blue-grey… if you’re not sold on true grey, blue grey is for you. I love our blue-grey pick today (forth photo below) because this color is a little warmer than our other shades of grey, if that’s more of your style. Moving onto the medium grey to charcoals. How can you not swoon over these lovely picks (first, and sixth photos by Jenny Yoo, third photo by Sarah Seven). And last on our grey spectrum… the navy. Yep, I said it… navy as a shade of grey. I mean it’s in the same family right? And when I think of different greys, blues seem to just blend in which is why I chose these beautiful navy vintage dresses for my last of the grey picks (fifth photo).
But… I’m not done quite yet! My absolute favorite idea and ultimate trend on the bridesmaids front… the mix and match (last photo). Why not let the maids pick their favorite shade of grey, put them all together, and I promise, there will only be fabulousness on this winter trend front!
I know, I know… it’s another fall wedding post BUT I promise it’s worthy and it’s nearly the last. Before you know it, we’ll have moved onto winter (and spring!) and then you’ll be pining for the fall days all over again.
Today is all about the trends. I love trend alert posts because I can put a spin on the fun, fashionable, and in style wedding ideas, clothes, decor or anything else! And what I’m thinking on the fall front is white fall everything. Pumpkins, bouquets, candles, bridesmaids dresses and place cards.. at least that’s what I’ve found inspiration from (photos below) but the list goes on. White is the perfect fall trend because it’s unexpected and let’s face it, we all love the unexpected. We normally default to the basic fall colors (because it’s easy), so white for an October wedding? Not likely… What I love about this fabulous fall trend is that you can go with a full white color palette but still ooze fall spirit with white spray painted pumpkins, beautiful and full white bouquets, white (or very light) bridesmaids dresses, and other fun white accessories like centerpieces, “down the aisle” decor, place cards and favors… I could keep going until the winter trends start. The idea is that white is awesome and putting a spin on the traditional fall wedding ideas is even better… so be the first and go white for your fall wedding!
I’ve spent the first days (posts) of fall ragging on “true fall colors” but today I’m hoping instead to draw a bit of inspiration from them. I’m calling this one the ultimate fall wedding because let’s be honest, when we think of fall; it’s all about the foliage, the colors, the mums and obviously the pumpkins. So this is my ode to the real fall wedding…
I actually love orange when used subtly in home decor (like my fabulous new orange patterned pillows) and fashion choices (pale washed orange jeans are cool for the spring..) but when it comes to weddings, I despise it. Coral, peach… fine; I’m talking straight orange juice orange and how, aside from few exceptions, it just does not work for weddings! But as I said, today is my ode to the true fall wedding which means lots of pumpkins, squash and gourds, orange(ish) bouquets, photo shoots in the colored leaves, you name it, today we’re doing it! So…how do you make your fall wedding sparkle? Well, first off, pick your theme (harvest style today) and stick with it. If you want true fall, then blend the orange bouquets with your baby pumpkins (please no jack-o-lanterns) and “create” your own centerpieces using the season (colored leaves, pumpkins, and deep orange, purple, and red flowers) which can make beautiful and ultra budget friendly centerpieces! Pick an outdoor venue to really enjoy the season and weather and take pictures to exemplify the fall (I love the last photo below of this lovely bride surrounded by pretty fall leaves)!
*Sigh* With all of this fall wedding inspiration, I swear, I’ve practically seduced myself into a true harvest themed wedding because when done well… it definitely can work!
While we’ve been writing all about fall colors and centerpieces, off the beaten path ideas, and trends for the season, we haven’t even hit the official fall mark yet… until, well today! So although we’re practically on top of your fall wedding, there’s still plenty of fall wedding fun to share with our future fall brides and the wedding dreamers among us! So for the first official day of the fall season, we’re bringing to you some inspiration for your fall wedding flower choices. Between the bouquets, the centerpieces, and the general decor, flowers are scattered beautifully all over your wedding day and fall boasts some of the most beautiful choices and colors which is exactly why we’ve chosen the least traditional (and I personally think absolute prettiest) fall wedding flower combos! Seriously ladies, do you want to be walking down the aisle with a bright orange bouquet? Maybe, if you’re favorite holiday is Halloween or just happen to love orange. Honestly, as far as fall flowers go, red and yellow bore me too, and if you want to be the most unoriginal, then a combination of all three is your answer…!
Now alternatively, fall is the season for beautiful flower colors… deep purples and reds, peaches (yes, a very very light version of orange), mauve and cream; these are the colors for statement fall wedding flowers and really do blend the season with elegant color palette choices. So for our fall wedding lovers, as much as I love the traditional colors, what I love more, is toning down the pumpkin oranges to a lighter peach/cream and blending in other softer colors creating, yes, I’ll say it… the perfect fall wedding flowers!
As we find ourselves somehow already halfway through September it’s time to get into the fall spirit and that means thinking about weddings for my favorite season… in 2013 obviously.
So you’re engaged, you found the venue and you set the date… now what? Time for the real planning to begin! Let’s be honest, getting engaged was awesome, finding the venue was ehh stressful, and setting the date was just downright dependent on the venue in the end right? That’s why the beauty in the planning starts after all these big steps… and a fall wedding makes the planning that much more fun!
My absolute favorite thing about the fall is actually the weather in New York (I’m not very tolerant when it comes to the extreme heat in the summer and cold in the winter) but for the purpose of this lovely post… I’m going with my second favorite thing about the fall which are the colors! But as much as I love the traditional reds, oranges and yellows, what I love more for fall weddings is doing a spin on those traditional colors of the fall. Pick one (today I picked orange) and pair it with a color you actually really love, and one that is totally not fall in nature (I chose blue), put them together, and now you have a bit of fall and a bit of you for your palette. The colors of fall don’t have to be just those colors we see when the leaves change, because it’s so simple to pick one that everyone associates with the season (like orange) and then derive this amazing and unique palette from there. The final result, I promise will be spectacular!