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Summer Color Scheme: Nectarine + Coral

Posted by Caitlin on Aug 02, 2013

Our final favorite summer color scheme of the week — nectarine and coral! This inspiration board is fit for an edgy bride planning a vintage-inspired wedding. Before the ceremony, serve an “Orange Crush” signature cocktail to keep your guests cool. Watch your bridesmaids walk down the aisle wearing mix and matched dresses and carrying bouquets filled with dahlias, sunflowers, and ranunculus. Tip: Continue the citrus theme that was on your invitations in your bridal bouquet as well. And end the night rocking out on the dance floor wearing a pair of bow tie pumps.

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Photos (clockwise from top left): Julie Song Ink, Emily Takes Photos, Melissa McCrotty Photography, Elevate Photography, Sweet and Saucy Shop, Brooke Schultz Photography, and Emily Takes Photos

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

Summer Color Scheme: Plum + Silver

Posted by Caitlin on Aug 01, 2013

Our fourth favorite summer color scheme — plum and silver! This inspiration board is fit for a glamorous bride searching for her sparkle. Add a jeweled brooch or headpiece into your low chignon bun, wear dangling drop diamond earrings, and choose a pair of bridal shoes that have rhinestone decorations like these from Badgley Mischka to enhance your wedding day look. Don’t forget about your bridesmaids too. Let them mix and match their dresses and bouquets filled with lilacs, hydrangea, and hyacinth.

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Photos (clockwise from top left): Sweet and Saucy Shop, Echard Wheeler, 1313 Studio Photography, Jordan Quinn Photography, Studio by Carmen, Alex Bee Photo, and Jordan Quinn Photography

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

Summer Color Scheme: Blush + Gray

Posted by Caitlin on Jul 29, 2013

This week on the blog, we’re sharing our favorite summer color schemes. First up — a feminine palette of blush and gray! This inspiration board is fit for a romantic bride looking for a pink-hued wedding dress, lace-accented cake, peony and ranunculus centerpieces, and pair of ballet flats to walk down the aisle at her outdoor garden wedding.

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Photos (clockwise from top left): Sweet and Saucy Shop, Stylish & Hip Weddings, Erin J. Photography, Southern Fried Paper, Blume Photography, ” ” , and Meredith Hanafi Photography 

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

5 Dessert Trends Beyond The Wedding Cake

Posted by Caitlin on Feb 07, 2013

Photos (clockwise from top left): Red Ribbon Studio, Austin Gros Photography, Britt Rene Photo, Sweet and Saucy Shop and Crissie McDowell Photography

Instead of wearing white, some brides will wear a colored wedding gown. Instead of having the flower girl or ring bearer throw petals or hold a pillow, some brides choose creative items for them to carry. Instead of having a wedding, some couples decide to elope. What other tradition can a bride test the limits of? No cake! Here are our top surprising desserts that are in while three-tiered confections are on their way out:

Macarons: If you’re looking for endless possibilities of flavor at your dessert table, incorporate these French sweets. Just to name a few, you can choose between flavors such as s’mores, dark chocolate ganache, cotton candy, orange creamsicle or pistachio.

Cake Balls: First, came cupcakes. Second, came cake pops. Third, came cake balls. Of course, third time’s a charm, right? Well, cake balls are merely cake pops without a stick, and you most likely will not have the willpower to eat just one.

Mason Jar Cupcakes:  Imagine a cake that is prepared, and even baked, inside the mason jar they are eaten from. All your guests need is a utensil, which means easy cleanup! Add gift tags or labels with your names and wedding date, and you have favors to pass out to your guests at the end of the night.

Mini Pies: Perfect for any rustic or ranch wedding, mini pies will make your guests feel right at home.

Donuts: Forget the candy bar and have a donut bar. Provide take home boxes, and guests will have breakfast for the morning after!

For more dessert display inspiration, check out our photo gallery.

Winter Cake Inspiration

Posted by Caitlin on Nov 19, 2012

 

Photos (clockwise from top left): Rachel A. Clingen Wedding & Event Design, Sweet and Saucy Shop, Tallevi Studios, Logrono Cake Design

Now that fall is coming to an end, winter color palettes of white, gold, red, green and black will be featured in lots of weddings-and even on cakes. Fall in love with these winter-inspired cakes that have pine cones and branches as rustic accents, fresh red roses and holly berries and all that glitters gold. You can have any of these combinations to add character to your cake. In fact, you can get even more in the spirit of the holidays by choosing a distinct cake flavor like pumpkin spice, gingerbread, caramel buttercream or chocolate peppermint. These flavorful cakes will make it hard for your guests to resist having seconds. For more inspiration, check out our winter wedding cakes photo gallery.

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