Our final favorite summer color scheme of the week AND series — teal and green! This inspiration board is fit for a retro bride who wants a peacock-themed wedding. Wear a feathered headpiece, similar to Sarah Jessica Parker’s in the movie Sex and the City, statement necklace and pair of dangling earrings to show off your unique sense of style. Dress your bridesmaids in sweetheart ruched dresses and groomsmen in solid colored ties, but let your groom stand out in a checker patterned tie. Follow your ring bearer carrying a moss pillow down the aisle with a bouquet of greenery and scabiosa pods. And be sure to make your exit as dramatic as your entrance with a old-fashioned Volkswagen beetle.
Photos (clockwise from top left): Sweet Sensations, Ryan Ray Photography, Wedding Paper Divas, Natalie Franke Photography, Carmen Ash Photography, QWeddings, Jasmine Star Photography, Meg Perotti Photography, and One Love Photo
What was your color scheme? Let us know in the comments below!
Categories: Ideas + Trends, Inspiration Boards
Tags: Carmen Ash Photography, green color scheme, Jasmine Star Photography, Meg Perotti Photography, Natalie Franke Photography, One Love Photo, QWeddings, ryan ray photography, summer color schemes, sweet sensations, teal color schemes, Wedding Paper Divas
Do you have some tough wedding planning questions that are causing you sleepless nights? We’re here to help!
On Tuesday, July 31st at 3:30pm ET/12:30pm PT we’ll be hosting a “Wedding Planning Happy Hour” on Twitter, along with our friends at Wedding Paper Divas. It’ll be a forum where you can chat with other brides and share your thoughts on all things weddings. Our experts will be on hand to answer your wedding planning questions and provide helpful advice. And how could we forget? There will be prizes (and lots of ’em!). There are just three rules:
- Make sure you’re following both @WeddingWire and @WeddingPaprDiva on Twitter.
- Tweet away! We’ll be asking lots of questions that we’d love to hear your thoughts on. And feel free to ask us your own wedding planning queries – or share your best advice to assist other brides. Just include the hashtag #wedplanhh at the end of each tweet so we can see your responses.
- Stay until the end of the hour! We’ll be giving away 14 prizes at the party’s end – but only to those who tweeted using the #wedplanhh hashtag!
Here are the amazing prizes you could win:
- 2 sets of wedding invitations (50) from Wedding Paper Divas Signature Collection
- 2 sets of save the date cards (50) from Wedding Paper Divas Signature Collection
- 2 Erin Condren Wedding Planners
- 2 sets of thank you cards (25)
- 2 sets of party invitations (25)
- 2 custom self-inking stamps
- 2 sets of address labels (48)
Can’t wait to see you at happy hour! Happy tweeting!
Our friends at Wedding Paper Divas are always coming up with fabulous designs for wedding invitations, save the dates, thank you cards, and more! We wanted to share some of our favorite trends that they currently have available.
For those of you wanting to do something different and funky, try a monochromatic invitation! Here are two examples, one for a laid-back soiree, and another for an elegant affair.
This next one is not a new trend, but we still love the idea of using a cute quote on the top instead of a motif.
Lastly, the patterns, oh the patterns! Whether you want to go all out with color, or use a subtle palette, we love the idea of patterned invitations.
Need more ideas? Check out the full Wedding Paper Divas collections at WeddingPaperDivas.com!
It can be very overwhelming to stick to the same shade of color when planning your wedding. When you tell your vendors you want yellow and gray – yellow could mean gold yellow, cream yellow, daisy yellow; gray could mean charcoal, slate, silverish- and then you end up with a mix match of ideas for decor. Which is why we were excited to find out that the Dessy Group, who recently launched PANTONE Wedding, have partnered with Wedding Paper Divas to make this whole color situation a little bit easier. Now you can choose the color of your bridesmaid dresses, flower girl, ring bearer, and grooms tie/vest to match your invitations! They also have included accessories, like shoes, head bands, clutches, and jewelry that also come in the same colors. We’ve created a couple swatches as reference, but definitely go play around yourself – it’s very fun!
Wedding Paper Divas
Laura + Josh
September 26, 2009
Historic Cedarwood – Nashville, TN
“Laura’s vision for their wedding: A mix of southern elegance and global flair with lots of color, rich, warm light, very intimate yet “big” with over-the-top, exotic styling. The design team at Cedarwood mixed gilded, flower laden candle chandeliers, branches, exotic flowers, birds, nests and layered fabrics for this glamorous décor. Think “The Great Gatsby” meets “Moulin Rouge.”
Laura turned to Wedding Paper Divas to custom design her colorful wedding invitations, and she personally designed and created wedding programs, artistic table cards and favor CD covers in coordinated colors with charming bird motifs. Laura’s mom, Suzanne, with help from her middle school students, made colorful paper origami cranes to symbolize marriage attributes of patience and understanding and to shower Laura and Josh with happiness and prosperity on their wedding day.” -Cedarwood Design Team
Venue and Wedding Design: Cedarwood Historic Mansion/Cedarwood Design Team
Invitations: Wedding Paper Divas
Wedding Gown: Maggie Sottero
Photography: McCoy Made
Cake: Patty Cakes
See more Real Weddings at Historic Cedarwood