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Summer Color Scheme: Emerald + Navy Blue

Posted by Caitlin on Jul 31, 2013

Our third favorite summer color scheme — emerald and navy blue! This inspiration board is fit for a preppy bride searching for her “something green” instead of her “something blue” since Pantone announced it’s 2013 color of the year. Incorporate emerald into your bouquets, boutonnieres, and bridesmaid dresses but also navy blue into your stationery, peep toe pumps, and mixed berry chiffon cake for an added nautical look.

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Photos (clockwise from top left): We Are The Rhoads, Christa Elyce Photography, Alice Gao Photography, Vallentyne Photography, Love Is A Big Deal, Abby Grace Photography, Sugar(ed), and I Do It Yourself

What was your color scheme? Let us know in the commets below!

Summer Color Scheme: Lavender + Mint

Posted by Caitlin on Jul 30, 2013

Our second favorite summer color scheme — lavender and mint! This inspiration board is fit for an eco-friendly bride looking to incorporate fresh herbs for distinct fragrances, non-floral centerpieces filled with candles for reception lighting. and an alternative altar that serves as a metaphor for starting a new life together.

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Photos (clockwise from top left): Chelsea Fuss, Harrison Studio, Christa Elyce Photography, Emily Steffen Photography, Mi Belle Photography, Melissa Stallings Photography, and Alison Conklin 

What was your color scheme? Let us know in the comments below!

Summer Menu Inspiration: Beverages

Posted by Alexandra on Jul 09, 2013

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With so many delicious fruits in peak season during the summer months, there are plenty of great beverage options for summer weddings. Beat the heat with any of these refreshing summertime drinks!

Sangria – wine infused with fruit, spices, sweetener and soda packs a flavorful punch.

Lemonade – it wouldn’t be summer without the season’s fresh-squeezed signature drink!

Berry Fizz – pour bubbly or sparkling water over muddled summer berries for a sweet, sparkling sip.

Peach Iced Tea – fresh summer peaches add a flavorful twist to this warm weather pick-me-up.

Mojito – swirling sprigs of cool mint make this Cuban cocktail a summertime favorite.

Sea Breeze – this cranberry-grapefruit concoction is as refreshing as the ocean air!

What will your summer wedding guests be sipping? Let us know in the comments!

 

Something Emerald?

Posted by Caitlin on Dec 12, 2012

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Photos (from left to right): Sugar(ed) Event Design & Planning and Christa Elyce Photography

Pantone revealed Emerald, “a lively, radiant, lush green,” as its Color of the Year for 2013 on Thursday.

“Green is the most abundant hue in nature–the human eye sees more green than any other color in the spectrum,” said Leatrice Eiseman, executive director of the Pantone Color Institute, in a press release. “As it has throughout history, multifaceted Emerald continues to sparkle and fascinate. Symbolically, Emerald brings a sense of clarity, renewal and rejuvenation, which is so important in today’s complex world. This powerful and universally appealing tone translates easily to both fashion and home interiors.”

Not only will Emerald translate into both fashion and home interiors but also weddings. We’ve already seen a few weddings incorporate this hue into their bridesmaid dresses, decor, tablescapes and florals, but will you incorporate this hue into your nuptials in 2013? Let us know in the poll below.

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3 Beautiful Flower Girl Bouquets

Posted by Caitlin on Dec 11, 2012

Even though having a flower girl is optional, including one of your favorite little ones is always a nice way to make them feel a part of your special day. Of course, not only is her main job to look adorable and happily make it down the aisle, but also scattering floral petals along the aisle. Instead of having your flower girl carry a basket of petals, here are three alternative smaller bouquets you may want to consider:

1. Mason Jar 

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Photo: Christa Elyce Photography

2. Moss 

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Photo: Two Ring Studios

3. Craspedia 

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Photo: Rochelle Mort Photography

For more alternative flower girl bouquet inspiration, check out our gallery.

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