December 18, 2012 by Whitney
I’m woman enough to admit it – I’m a latecomer to the khaki love train. When the color first started appearing on wedding blogs and on the glossy pages of magazines I was quick to admit the color had appeal but, I was just as quick to say: “Not for me.” Thanks to some of our lovely brides who had more sense about Khaki than I, we were able to work on beautiful, classic designs that have swayed my feelings about the color. I’m eternally grateful for discovering a new color crush! Khaki color schemes are quickly becoming some of my favorites.
Khaki + Blush
Paired with Blush, Khaki feels soft and romantic. I see visions of a delicate pink blooms, endless ruffles, and khaki suits coming together for a vintage, spring-y wedding. The soft pink compliments khaki well keeping the overall feel current. This isn’t the dated khaki uniforms are made of, this is a soft palette dreams are made of! Consider paring pink and khaki with the soft, sage green of succulents to keep things feeling up-to-date but still romantic and delicate.
Two-Tone Bridesmaid Gown :: Eden Bridals via Toast Bridal ♥ Khaki and Pink Tablescape :: Lori Paladino Photography via The Knot ♥ Pink and Burlap Bouquet :: Floral Design - Nicole Ha Designs Photography - Stephen Pappas ♥ Khaki and Pink Bridal Party :: Vue Photography ♥ Pink Chair Decoration :: Harwell Photography via Bridal Guide ♥ Pink Ruffle Gown :: Brides Magazine UK ♥ Khaki Bridesmaid :: Tec Petaja via Once Wed ♥ Pink Frames :: braggingbags via Etsy
Khaki + Navy
If you’re looking for something more tailored, refined, and classic to pair with khaki, then look no further than navy. Deep, slightly de-saturated navy looks stunningly chic paired with warm khaki. This color combination is also incredibly versatile Whether you’re planning a seaside soiree or a vineyard gala these colors will look smashing! Add a splash of kelly green to brighten the scheme or, add the blush from the above palette and bring a touch of romance to your wedding day.
Khaki Suit with Navy Bow-tie:: Aaron Young Photography via Green Wedding Shoes ♥ Khaki and Navy Cake Toppers:: vintagegreenlimited via Etsy ♥ Navy Bridesmaid Dress :: J Crew ♥ Navy Shoe Clips :: TutusChicBoutique via Etsy ♥ Rosemary & Thyme Letterpress Invitation :: Drippy Ink Letterpress
When choosing your color palette don’t forget about the khaki. Not quite brown, not quite yellow, not quite grey, khaki can feel cool or warm depending on what it’s paired with. Give it another glance and maybe you’ll start to feel like I have, that this color is the best of both worlds.
Category Color Palettes, Decor, Invitations, Letterpress, Weddings | Tags: flowers,fresh,khaki,letterpress,modern,navy,pink,rustic,trend,unique,vintage,wedding |
December 11, 2012 by Whitney
The color white has been a wedding staple since Queen Victoria wed her Prince Albert in 1840. Since then, all manner of rules regarding the use of white have been created. In the past, if you weren’t the bride, the wearing of white was considered one of the biggest wedding faux pas. In recent years, however, all white and/or cream themes have been attracting chic brides everywhere. How things have changed! One of the best features of a white-on-white or monochromatic cream palette is its versatility. Whether you’re planning a rustic barn soirée or a sleek, minimalist affair I encourage you to give white color schemes a second look!
The most basic of white color schemes is the white-on-white. From flowers, bridesmaid dresses, and reception décor – everything is elegantly appointed in crisp white. Using any other hue so prominently could leave one’s eyes aching for a splash of color but, the use of all white speaks to a quite sense of calm which lends itself perfectly to beach and country weddings alike. On the other hand, pair clean white with the gritty backdrop of a city skyline and the feeling is exhilarating and fresh.
White Bridal Party :: Michael & Anna Costa Photographers Ltd. via Style Me Pretty ♥ White Wedding Cake :: Maggie Austin Cake via Colin Cowie Weddings ♥ White Reception :: Kelly Prizel ♥ White Bouquet :: Birch Design Studio via Style Me Pretty
White + Cream
If the white-on-white color scheme is a little too one-note for your taste then consider paring crisp white with warm cream and ivory tones. You’ll get the best of both colors as the cream will balance the fresh white with a vintage ascetic. Your invitations are a wonderful way to utilize both white and cream. You could, for example, use a combination of white and cream paper along with a variety of techniques such as a blind impression or tone-on-tone printing.
White and Cream Bridal Party :: J. Anderson Photography via OneWed ♥ White and Cream Reception Decor :: James Christianson Photographer via Style Me Pretty ♥ Cream Petal Alter :: James Christianson Photographer via Style Me Pretty ♥ Blind Letterpress :: Drippy Ink Letterpress
When we think about being afraid to use color, white doesn’t usually come to mind. Yet, white seems to be one of the least appreciated colors in the wedding world. Let’s change that! When choosing your color scheme give white + cream another glance. Even if an all white palette doesn’t appeal to you, there maybe ways include this versatile color throughout your event and add something special to your big day.
Category Color Palettes, Decor, Invitations, Letterpress, Weddings | Tags: all-white,cream,fresh,modern,rustic,tone-on-tone,trend,unique,vintage,wedding,white |
July 10, 2012 by Whitney
The color mint is blowing up right now! It’s everywhere from the runways to nail polish. While many people associate it with the retro refrigerators and bathrooms of the 50s, it doesn’t have to be reserved just for vintage style weddings. Mint has the versatility to compliment any style of wedding from shabby chic and vintage to modern and fresh. And fresh is what this color does best! No matter what colors you pair it with the result is anything but the same-ol’-same ol’. Yes, I’m looking at you red + black + white!
Tangerine + Mint
Paired with Tangerine, Mint works well for a bright, beach-side soiree or a vintage, sunset-hued wedding with the addition of coordinating shades of coral. The soft mint compliments brighter shades of tangerine and keeps the palette from looking like a sports team. Instead of typical greenery try using succulents in the bouquets to tie in the dusty greenish-blue without adding any yellow-green to the palette.
Bridesmaid Gown :: Leanne Marshall ♥ Bouquet :: Floral Design – Panacea Event Floral Design / Photography - Christan P Photography via Style Me Pretty ♥ Cake :: Wild Orchid Baking Co. ♥ Chocolate Buttons :: The Frosted Petticoat ♥ Shoes :: BHLDN ♥ Bird Cake Toppers :: Claylicious ♥ Necklace :: Vintage Girl at Heart ♥ Invitation :: Drippy Ink Designs
Chocolate + Mint
Pairing chocolate brown with mint is not a new concept but that doesn’t mean the palette must be stale. By keeping the style uncluttered and clean you can create a retro vibe without that says refined rather than dated. Avoid shiny browns, such as glaring satin ribbon, that look dated and stick with matte textures. Don’t be afraid to use brown flowers. Yes, flowers come in brown! Our favorite: chocolate cosmos. Not only do they look stunning in an otherwise white bouquet but they have a deliciously chocolaty scent – not a bad idea for something you’ll be holding for hours!
Fascinator :: Halcyon Heroine ♥ Marshmallows:: Tookies ♥ Washi tape :: Back to Zero ♥ Paper Straws :: The TomKat Studio ♥ Bouquet :: Kio Kreations ♥ Cake :: Bakery – The Cakery / Photography - Untamed Heart Photography via Style Me Pretty ♥ Bridesmaid Dress :: Bridal View ♥ Tie:: Cyberoptix
When choosing your color palette don’t forget about the delicate shade that is mint. It has a sweet, refined feel that will add something special to your big day no matter the style.
Category Color Palettes, Invitations, Weddings | Tags: chocolate,flowers,fresh,letterpress,mint,orange,tangerine,teal,trend,wedding |
July 3, 2012 by Whitney
Chartreuse is one of those colors that you either love or hate. Ranging from mellow yellow to a neon green, chartreuse is all over the runways this season to the delight (or chagrin) of trend followers everywhere. I adore chartreuse in all its varying hues so when I started seeing the color popping up in the wedding world I was giddy.
Chartreuse is not for the faint of heart bride! It’s bold, brash, and in your face. But, that doesn’t mean this color is a one-pony. You can pair chartreuse with a range or colors – some muted, some just as bold, to create looks that range from feminine and classic to modern and minimalist.
Grey + Chartreuse
Paired with grey, Chartreuse conveys a modern, ethereal elegance. If using a bright shade of Chartreuse that is on the greener end of the spectrum, stick with more muted grey tones to avoid a heavy, dank palette.
Wedding Gown :: Vera Wang Spring ’10 ♥ Cake :: Cake Girls ♥ Evening Gown :: Tara Bradford ♥ Shoes :: Picture - Jen Huang / Designer - B.P. “Enlightenment” ♥ Frame :: Etsy ♥ Bouquet :: Simply Blooms
Navy + Chartreuse
Perfect for a vintage barn wedding, navy adds a calming feel to the vivid and modern chartreuse. By incorporating textures such as burlap, denim, and shantung you can create a warm, inviting atmosphere that says refined and rustic rather than musty cowboy.
Clutch :: Gracey Bags ♥ Necklace :: Twillypop ♥ Bridesmaid with Bouquet (top) :: Purple Martini Wedding & Event Photography ♥ Calligraphy:: White Lion Calligraphy Invitation :: Drippy Ink Designs ♥ Bridesmaid with Bouquet (left) :: Jamie Clark ♥ Ring Pillow :: Wedding Lab ♥ Bridal Party Photo:: Todd Pellowe
No matter what season your event takes place in, don’t feel as if you must use certain traditional seasonal colors. Let the feeling you want your day to have dictate the shades you choose and have fun with your colors!
Category Color Palettes, Weddings | Tags: barn,blue,chartreuse,fresh,gray,green,grey,modern,navy,orchids,rustic |