Monthly Archives: April 2011
Hello there lovely readers of Aisle Candy!! I’m Sofia and together with André we are Brancoprata, a Portuguese duo who loves to work on weddings!! You have no idea how excited I am for being guest posting here today!! When Katie ask me to do an inspirational board to share here I were super excited… to say the least!!
I immediately begin thinking about it! I envisioned a Spring wedding with a rustic inspiration… however, instead of a country setting i thought about all those city brides who would love to get married surrounded by nature but can’t! Well, with this board I hope to help bring nature and rustic galore to the city, in an old fashion but stylish kind of way!
I’m so happy with the end result, i think it screams “Springtime in the city”.
Thank you again Katie for having me today on your fabulous blog!!
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.
We are so excited to be on Aisle Candy today! We absolutely love this blog, so it’s an honor to be guest posting! We wanted to share with you all this super sweet engagement session photographed by the uber talented Simply Rosie. Rosie is a dear friend of ours that photographed Aileen’s wedding last summer, so we are always happy when we get to showcase her work. Eric and Nicole’s engagement session was held at the Western Canada Aviation Museum – Eric loves airplanes so it was only fitting! They added vintage touches with their attire and suitcases.
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
Hey Aisle Candy readers! I’m so happy to be guest blogging here while Katie is away on vacation, and I’m so excited to share some of my favorite summer shoes with you.