Category: Wedding Colors Ideas
Greetings sweet readers,
So I am back at it my friends! It’s been a while and I can not believe that I haven’t shared this editorial shoot that KT Merry Photography, Maria from Dreamy Whites and I put together. I love working with people that love collaborating with others. To me this is the essence of a real wedding. Teamwork between your new soon to be parents, you and your fiancé, and sometimes your budget. Everyone working together to create something memorable.
For me this day represented the best kind of collaboration. Laughter, ideas, new friendships and beautiful simplicity.
KT had this great idea to hire an artist to paint the scene from the ceremony for the couple to have in their home as a reminder of that day. Brilliant!
I will be sharing my favorite BIY (Buy It Yourself) lavender items and one super easy DIY lavender project. I believe that DIY should be easy, beautiful, inexpensive, and useful in real life. After all what bride wants to be stuck with 12 beaded monograms…. what do you do with them?!
That is exactly what I did, little hand beaded monograms that sat on the tables…Seriously, what should I do with them?
I hope you enjoy this lavender inspiration as much as I do. Tell me what you do with lavender and maybe I will make it a BIY feature!
Photographer: KT Merry Photography / Decor/Stylist: Maria of Dreamy Whites / Hair & Makeup: Jacqueline Scott / Floral Design: Martha Andrews / Gowns: Ever After & Ivy and Aster / Headpieces: Jannie Baltzer / Invitations: Kari Dyas kadyas(at)aol(dot)com / Plein Aire Artist: Barbara Greenswieg
Good Morning Aisle Candy readers! I’m Ashley from Lemon and Lavender and I’m here sharing some pretty spring color inspiration. I am so drawn to punchy pink, pastel yellow, and lavender this time of year. The lovely tablescape and floral arrangement served as my inspiration for this board and unbeknownst to me, Sara helped coordinate and the design was from Maria at Dreamywhites. The tablescape featured here and photographed by KT Merry. Hope you enjoy!
Thanks so much Ashley for posting for me while I am away running in the Big Sur Marathon. Its an exciting time for me personally, but I am excited to get back to you all.
I’m so excited to have Jillian from Pretty Little Weddings guest posting for me today! Jillian and I started our blogs at about the same time and have developed a wonderful friendship ever since. She’ll be sharing some great advice to help you select the perfect wedding colors for your special day. Take it away Jillian…
Image via COLOURlovers
Wedding colors are a complicated thing. They can set the tone for your entire affair, and hues have the ability to unify all your wedding’s details. So from one bride who struggled to choose her colors to another, I’d like to offer a few tips to help you pick the perfect palette.
1. Use your site or season as a guide. I knew from the start that I wanted to incorporate my venue’s wrought-iron detailing into our day and so, I added black to our palette. Weddings by the sea beg for blue, while winter fetes feel odd without white. Use what your venue or season offers to your advantage instead of fighting it.
2. Use inspirations boards to help you find your hues—but don’t let them stop you, either. I fell in love with the idea of our colors long before I ever looked at a black and white inspiration board—reversed, I might have chucked my chosen colors. Inspiration boards are a wonderful way to see how others envision your hues, but don’t let their vision narrow your own.
3. Look to your love story for inspiration. My fiancé and I met as teenagers at a karate class. When I let our love story guide our wedding colors, our choice of black and white became quite obvious. Does your love story have a colored thread you can pull?
4. Online paint swatches can be your best friend. Websites of paint companies like Benjamin Moore, Behr and Sherwin-Williams are pigment playgrounds, and invaluable resources when selecting the shade of any given color. Pink means many things to many people—but send your coordinator a link to Benjamin Moore’s Smashing Pink shade and she’ll know you’re searching for a pale bubblegum hue.
Do you have other suggestions or tips? We’d love for you to leave them here.
Hello, it’s Ashley from Lemon and Lavender, a stationery and wedding blog. I’m delighted to be here for Katie with another gorgeous color issue! I love spring’s vibrant and fun colors and that groom’s tie sets the tone for such a fun spring wedding!
Thanks again for having me over on Aisle Candy!
Color board credits: 1st row: Whimsical Wonderland Weddings, Borrowed and Blue / 2nd row: Laura Novak, RizzRiz Photography via Style Unveiled / 3rd row: Pinterest, RizzRiz Photography / 4th row: Jose Villa, Lisa Lefkowitz
Hmm. Have you decided on your wedding colors yet? No doubt this is one of the first questions a girl gets when showing off her new bit of bling. Luckily I just came across something that will offer these newly engaged ladies loads of inspiration. Lauren Willhite, curator of Color Collective, a blog dedicated solely to posting a new color board each day, pulls fashion images and art from around the web and builds a pretty palette around each one. You most likely won’t see any wedding images here – but I think that’s part of the fun. It’s always great to pull inspiration from unique places right? Here are a few more of my favorites:
I found all images on Color Collective but the original sources are below:
Board 2 credits (clockwise from top left corner): William Garrett for Red Magazine via Claudia / Laura Sciacovelli for Vogue UK via A Glamorous Little Side Project / Helen Borg via Happenstance / Alan Chies for Elle Russia via The Vamoose