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2017 Color

It’s that time – pick a 2017 color scheme! Every bride has certain colors she loves or knows that flatter her (and her bridesmaids we hope!) Color scheme can be simple from one over all color to having five. Color accentuates you and your groom’s personalities or traditions or can be just fun to play around with.

Natural, white and green is one of the top 2017 color schemes this year.

 

For this color scheme you are electing to go very garden/natural and it fits a wedding in the spring or summer! Pairing a bold green with two neutral colors makes your wedding palette pop. You can choose from hundreds of shades of green and beige to find the one that fits your style the most.

Another 2017 color scheme is mauve and gray.

For this color wheel you can be a bit more romantic. There are also a lot of varieties of purple and gray you can choose from. A deep purple for bridesmaid dresses to light gray suites for the groomsmen. Purple can even run as light as pink as shown above and pink can help bring together the more bold purples.

 

A third 2017 color scheme is navy, gold and coral. These are definitely more preppy colors but they also make great statements!

This color scheme can work if you’re on the coast or in the Midwest – it gives the wedding feel a classy, beachy sense. We love the pops of coral with the navy blue. Again, there are hundreds of blues you can choose from and the darker shade also makes it more masculine if your groom is worried about the wedding being to girly! Gold is always an elegant staple color and goes well with everything. What bride doesn’t want more gold to accessorize with?

No matter your style choices have fun picking out a color theme for your wedding!

Perfect Palette

Choosing the Picture Perfect Palette
Aubergine. Blush. Aqua. Charcoal. Apricot. Navy. So many colors so little time. Determining the colors of your
wedding palette play into much more than one would assume. As we’ve discussed before, a theme carries throughout a wedding day, and your color palette should as well. So, what things should you consider when choosing a perfect palette for your wedding day? We have a few ideas!
Time of Year
It’s important to consider the season when choosing wedding colors. For example, would you pick hot pink and lush
green in the dead of winter? Or how about a burnt orange and mocha during spring? That isn’t to say you can’t do these things but it is helpful to have a perfect palette to blend things together.  This doesn’t mean you’re stuck with prissy pinks or greens just because it’s spring, but you can consider Mother Nature as a helper that can somewhat dictate the perfect palette.

 

Perfect Combo
It’s nice to consider colors that you both find equally pleasing. Keep in mind your palette can be many more than just
two or three. Choosing shades that lift your mood and you are drawn to make the most sense. Trust your gut!
Consider the setting
Look at the colors your venue has. Do you absolutely love the gold embellishments on the door handles or chandeliers? Using metallic colors like gold, champagne,etc will bring these adornments out. If your venue has
white and black carpeting, fixtures, etc keeping with that theme and adding pops of color such as red, purple, pink, or any other inspirational shade!
Create an Inspiration Board
A color wheel or picking out images that you find inspirational can be your first step to helping guide you through
picking the perfect palette. There are many tools out there that can help including:
Finding the right balance and complimentary colors is what to keep in mind. If color matching isn’t your thing, then you can always consult a wedding coordinator or stylist. Friends are always a helpful sounding board as well! They can help you choose your perfect palette for your wedding day!

Color Palettes and You

Color Palettes and You

Wedding colors tend to be a subconscious reflection of one’s personality and an indication of how they imagine a future marriage will be. Of course some brides will choose their colors based on the theme of their wedding, for example a beach wedding, a garden wedding, a vintage theme, a black tie event, or a traditional theme.

Some will choose colors to fit in with the time of year, such as soft pastel colors for summer weddings, deep, rich, jewel colors for winter weddings, bright contemporary colors for spring weddings or muted tones for autumn or fall weddings. Begin by creating an inspiration board with pictures of items you would like to incorporate into your wedding.

Now what do they say about you and your relationship? Here are a few examples:

White represents innocence, wholeness and perfection. It is the blank canvas waiting to be written upon, opening the way for the creation of anything the mind can imagine. Using a lot of white amongst your wedding colors will create a mood of peace and comfort.

Gray is a color of compromise – an unemotional color – detached, impartial, neutral and somewhat indecisive. It can be dull and boring on the one hand or elegant and formal on the other.

Black is a color of power and control, prestige and dignity although, it can be intimidating and unapproachable. It can also imply submission to another. Black as your wedding color will create a mood of elegance, protection and mystery.

Gold is the color of success, achievement and triumph. It implies luxury and quality, value and elegance, affluence, material wealth and extravagance.

Purple is an introspective color. It stimulates the imagination and inspires high ideals. The darker shades of purple were linked with nobility in the past and imply sensuality and individuality. The lighter shades are more romantic and feminine, and a perfect choice for your wedding colors.

 

Color Palettes and What They Say About You?

2015 Pantone Color of the Year

2015 Pantone Color of the Year

2015 Pantone Color of the Year: Marsala

Radiant Orchid is out and Marsala is in? Before you go hauling off to decide whether or now this creative and culinary inspired color is for you, let’s take a look at the possibilities for the new “it” color of the design world.
2015 Pantone Color of the Year

Marsala might have you thinking of your favorite chicken dish to order out. Named for the Italian Marsala wine that is known for its rich yet delicate flavor and overall sweetness. The color is a bit of the same. Heavily notes with deep, rich fall hues yet subtly romantic and universal for all the seasons. The great part about radiant orchid was seeing it used in a variety of themes and seasons. Hopefully Pantone continues the trend of making their favorite colors multi-dimensional.
2015 Pantone Color of the YearAnd the initial reactions on social media and among interior and event designers alike have been positive. The color is a welcome change from the brighter colors of recent years and plays perfectly into the coming winter months. Marsala is taking designers straight from Fall all the way to Valentine’s Day events and beyond. The idea is to show its versatility and we can’t wait to see how it transitions from rich, deep color partners like eggplant and multi-tonal moss greens, to romantic whites come early Spring.

So what are the hates saying? Only that “Marsala” is just a cheap version of tired Burgundy. Burgundy again, named after the deep color of a Burgundy wine, and inspired by those rich flavors to be used in everything from runway looks to wedding tablescapes, but mostly reserved for the fall fashion season and colder weather events. The bright side of Marsala is the hope that we can find new hues to pull into the warmer months that don’t scream rustic fall wedding.

We can’t wait to see how experts will use the new color trend and hope brides alike will jump on the wagon!

Pinterest: Pins of the Week

This week, we’ve had more than our fair share of fireworks, backyard BBQs, and hotdogs, leaving us thinking about nothing but red, white, and blue.  So in honor of America’s big day, we’re sharing our favorites pins in our three favorite colors!

Bright Red with a Pop of Orange.  Red florals are classic, bright, and vibrant.  Though for some reason, most people tend to picture roses when they think of red flowers.  Yet, we love this festive bouquet, as it uses red to make a statement, sans roses!  Mixed with pops of orange and funky greenery, this bouquet is sure to make a statement for any bride!

Doily Wrapped Invites.  We’ve seen this pin pop up a few times on Pinterest, and every way we see it, we can’t help but swoon at the simple elegance of this look.  Invitations can often be expensive and overwhelming for couples, as there are endless options.  But sometimes simple is best, and this lace and paper combination is the perfect example of this sentiment.  With a package of doilies, some ribbon, and some simple invites, these invitations are an easy DIY for any bride!

Blue Bowtie.  We love the look of a classic bowtie, but when you add a bit of a nontraditional twist, we’re over the moon!  This navy and white polka dot bowtie is perfect for the groom who wants to add a bit of flair without straying too far from a classic look.  We can see this bowtie with a crisp white shirt, a gingham button up, or a classic khaki suit.  It’s hard to go wrong with this blue beauty!

Wedding Wishing Lanterns

Recently went and saw the Hangover II. Like the first movie, the film ended with a beautiful wedding. In this case, the wedding took place in Thailand. At the end of the reception, the couple and all of the guests released floating lanterns. It was beautiful, and it got me thinking, what are these lanterns?

Wishing Lanterns

Wishing Lanterns are an Asian wedding tradition (hence, their appropriateness at a Thailand wedding). They are also used for other celebrations such as holidays. The release of the lantern symbolizes a release of worries and problems. They also symbolize the hopes and dreams of the newly married couple.

How to Use Wishing Lanterns

Wishing lanterns are a unique way to end or start the night. It can be a special moment between the bride and groom, or it can involve all of the guests. Here are a few ideas for incorporating wishing lanterns into your wedding day.

  • At the beginning or end of the reception, provide a lantern to each guest or couple. After a short wedding speech, everyone can release the lanterns at the same time.
  • At the beginning or end of the reception (or during the wedding ceremony), the newlywed couple can release a single lantern to symbolize their love and commitment. This is similar to lighting a unity candle.
  • Have each guest write a wish for the couple on the lanterns before they are released. Some people believe that the lanterns will carry the wishes up to the heavens.

How to Purchase Wishing Lanterns

Wishing lanterns come in a variety of wedding colors. They are safe and easy to use, and they are 99% biodegradable. To learn more about Wishing Lanterns or to purchase wishing lanterns, visit Wish Lantern.

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All About Wedding Flowers

Aside from the bouquet you spring for each Mother’s Day, chances are you’re a novice when it comes to flowers. However, now you are a bride–to–be planning your dream wedding, and suddenly you must make decisions on bouquets, boutonnieres, reception centerpieces and ceremony arrangements. Overwhelming? We know! Fortunately, we are here to guide you through this process so you can enjoy planning your wedding flowers without wilting from the stress. Read through these useful tips gathered from experts in the field.

Discover Your Style

Close your eyes and envision the perfect look to your wedding. Will it be formal or casual? Elaborate or simple? Bold or neutral colors? Are you a traditionalist in favor of roses or lilies, or do you favor a more contemporary floral theme incorporating grasses, fruits and herbs? Your wedding flowers are more than eye candy; they set the ambiance for the entire event. Knowing your wedding style is a start in the right direction, because you’ll want to choose blossoms that match the formality of your wedding day. Get tons of wedding flower ideas.

Pick Your Palette

Your color scheme should flow directly from your desired style. Today’s floral trends embrace an anything goes mentality, from wedding flowers in traditional whites and pastels to modern and adventurous dark hues and citrus shades. Flowers in matching shades or cool contrasts are breathtaking, but make sure they coordinate with your overall wedding theme. Choose your wedding colors accordingly, and your wedding will express your spirit. If you are still not sure where to begin, bring a bridesmaid dress fabric swatch when you meet with your florist and choose coordinating shades.

Seasonal Wedding Flowers

You know your floral theme and you’ve chosen your color scheme. When deciding on the specific blooms your want in your arrangements, be sure to consider the season in which you are marrying. Consult the following seasonal flower guide for tips.

Hiring a Florist

Even the most creative and artistic bride will benefit from a florist’s professional capabilities. Your wedding day will be full of activity, and you won’t want to spend vital hours fumbling with the wiring of each bouquet. A florist is not necessarily a budget breaker; a good one should be able to work with any floral budget. Check out Town & Country Gardens in Geneva, IL.

Your Floral Budget

Let’s face it: Determining how much wedding flowers cost is probably not the aspect of your wedding you’ve been dreaming of since grade school. You may see your floral budget as the biggest nemesis between you and your wedding flowers. If you plan wisely, however, you should have enough money to create the floral theme of your desires. Expect to spend about 8-10% of your overall budget on wedding flowers.

source: Elegala.com