How to Use Emerald Green in Your Wedding Color Palette

Each year Pantone names one shade as their “Color of the Year” and for 2013 they predict that Emerald Green will steal the spotlight for spring fashion.  This is the color of growth, renewal, and prosperity, and from a weddings perspective, I think each of those notions are something that newlyweds hope and strive for as they begin their next chapter of life together.

So how can one elegantly pull emerald green into a wedding color palette?  Use it for bridesmaid dresses, with ribbon on a cake, as the font color for your invitations, and as an accent color in your tabletop decor.  Pair it with turquoise, peach or lime,  in a geometric design for a modern look, or metallic silver and gold to glam things up.







Glitter and Gold

Because today is my 30th birthday, and birthdays are why sparkle was invented (right?!), to celebrate I’m sharing my favorite glitter and gold wedding inspiration from around the net.  Enjoy and sparkle on!


Bohemian Wedding Inspiration

How I love boho-chic styling for both everyday fashion and weddings too!  It’s a fairly rare bride that wants to attempt the Bohemian look, but when they do the wedding is a showstopper and, let’s be honest, the details get Pinned and published.  Try it with lush flowers, a mix of colors, an easy breezy dress, and barely-done hair.  The wedding itself should feel comfortable and relaxed…the opposite of formal or stuffy.  While even the Bohemian style wedding needs plenty of planning and well executed details, it’s all about the fuss-free and natural vibe! 

More ideas on creating the perfect “Bohemian” wedding:

* By all means, don’t make your bridesmaids wear the same dress!  Choose a color scheme and let them choose anything they want.  You’ll be surprised by how perfectly offbeat this can look.

* Order bridesmaid bouquets that are all different from each other in some way, or have a bouquet making party and let your girls create their own unique arrangements

* Use an eclectic mix of mismatched seating like benches, poufs and chaise lounges

* Keep the color scheme more monochromatic with soft neutrals OR choose an array of bolder jewel-toned colors like peacock blue, eggplant, teal, mustard yellow, and deep red

* Get really laid back and walk barefoot down your grassy outdoor aisle, or nix the heels and wear jeweled or metallic flat sandals

* Offer young girls a floral wreath to wear in their hair so that they, too, can feel like princesses

* Use what you already have!  Decorate tables with items you and your family own like grandma’s china, favorite books, antlers, dried leaves from the maple tree out back, lace or beaded table cloths…you get the idea

* Allow guests to try a variety of foods from a tapas-style menu.  This works well for heavy hors d’ouevres or stationed dinner receptions and you can choose your favorite, more ethnic or eclectic foods.  The farm-to-table trend is also perfect at your Bohemian-chic event.  Use menus to describe the various foods your guests will be trying.




Real Wedding: Jessica + Jared at the JW Marriott Grande Lakes

Jessica and Jared were married in October at the most beautiful ceremony under a handmade Chuppah at the JW Marriott Grande Lakes, Orlando.  I had the distinct pleasure over about a year of planning to work with Jessica’s mom, Pam, since the bride and groom live in L.A.  Jessica and Pam’s relationship is really unique and special, and Jessica trusted her mom to plan most aspects of the wedding for her.  We had such fun talking shop over breakfast, attending floral and design meetings, choosing table linens, etc… and I was thrilled with the way the wedding turned out.  What made this event so special was that even with a headcount of almost 300 guests, so much love filled the air and it felt just like one big family.  Emily Harris Photography is to thank for the photos below.  Enjoy!


Moroccan Inspired Wedding Decorations

Moroccan Wedding and Event Décor 

Inspired by Moroccan lanterns we’re using to decorate an upcoming wedding ceremony, today’s post is dedicated to Moroccan inspired wedding ideas. Whether you are a part of Moroccan culture or just appreciate its aesthetics, the jewel tones and intricate details can be incorporated into all parts of your own wedding. Here are a few ways to add Moroccan spice to your own wedding:

Bring the indoors out!

Don’t be afraid to move traditionally indoor setups outside. If you’re lucky enough to have your wedding in an area with great weather, outdoor draped fabric and lounge seating section can provide for dramatic and comfortable social backdrops.

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