Last week, Pantone named emerald as its 2013 Color of the Year. We’re big fans of this rich, lustrous jewel tone and think it’s worth considering for your wedding day color palette. Particularly apropos for a winter wedding, emerald-hued bridesmaid dresses are a lovely way to incorporate this shade into your wedding day. We’ve gathered some of our favorite bridesmaid dresses in this gorgeous green – from modern one-shoulder styles to ethereal gowns, there are lots to choose from. Let us know what you think of these styles in the comments!
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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Kate & Stephen
Montauk, New York
From the Photographer: “Kate and Stephen’s wedding was held at the beautiful Gurney’s Inn in Montauk, Long Island. Situated on a bluff above the Atlantic Ocean, it’s the perfect location for a beach wedding. We met up with Kate on the morning of their wedding while she was still in the salon. We knew it was going to be an amazing day when we saw how Kate was smiling. She was so happy and so beautiful! Kate had bought matching robes for all the girls to wear and pose in before they got dressed. At this same time, Stephen was out riding dune buggies on the beach with the guys. When he got back to his cabin, he realized that he left his card for Kate at home. Without missing a beat, he called someone at his house and asked them to read the card to him so he could write the words down in a scrap of paper for Kate. After all, it’s the words that are important!
“Kate and Stephen opted to take their photos before their beachfront ceremony. That allowed us to go into the quaint town of Montauk to shoot some of their photos portraits together. They were an amazing couple and so much in love. Virtually all we had to do is put them together and the photos happened just the way we hoped, without much coaching. Their personalities and love for each other showed right on through.
“Their ceremony was held right on the beach on a beautiful sunny Long Island July afternoon. The surfboard that the groomsmen carried represented Kate’s brother who passed away while Kate and Stephen were planning their wedding. After a beautiful ceremony, we did a few more photos on the beach, then it was off to the cocktail hour. Their reception was wild and crazy with lots of friends from college dancing and celebrating with the couple.” - Mindi and Rich Verdi, Photography by Verdi
Beth & Hansel
Q & A with the Bride:
What was the one thing about your venue that made you know it was the one?
I loved the Southern, historical feel of Carnton Plantation. The house is beautifully maintained and the grounds are gorgeous. I wanted my guests to have a true feel of Franklin, Tennessee.
Which three details from your wedding were your favorites?
The beaded sash added to my dress, the wicker-willow ball lighting, and the pops of green from the shutters, rocking chairs, and benches of the mansion.
If you could offer one piece of advice for other couples planning their wedding, what would it be?
While it may be stressful, enjoy this special time together. Be thankful for the help of your families!
Give us the one moment in your wedding day you can’t stop thinking about.
Our “first look” was incredibly special and a moment when time stopped and it was truly just the two of us. I will never forget the look on Hansel’s face when turned and saw me at the end of the porch and came running to me!
Engy & Jason
Q & A with the Bride:
1. What was the one thing about your venue that made you know it was the one?
The big, beautiful French doors. It was a perfect, classic touch to the very modern, loft-ish space. We knew the venue was the one, when we imagined centering our wedding ceremony around the windows (rather than using the outdoor space).
2. Which three details from your wedding were your favorites?
1. Hearing my cue to walk down the aisle: It was one of my favorite songs during the time I met Jason (“Such Great Heights” by The Postal Service), and it sort of culminated all of our years together to that moment.
2. The MOH speech: She sang it to the tune of “Soul Sister” by Train. It was amazing.
3. Taking pictures by the lake with the city skyline behind us: Our favorite picture was a wave crashing on to the shore as Jason dipped me for a kiss.
3. Give us the one moment from your wedding that you cannot stop thinking about.
Our first look. I was deliriously happy to the point of tears.