It’s not always easy to think of happy, pretty things when there are tragedies happening in the country, but the great thing about weddings is that they’re centered around the most powerful emotion that keeps any of us going: love.
I felt it was only appropriate to dedicate this week’s Color Crazed palette to a beautiful city that could use a little extra love at this time. Thank you Boston for your delicious desserts… and your courageous citizens who banded together when faced with something so difficult.
image credits (clockwise from top left) : place setting via Colin Cowie, bouquet via Style Me Pretty, macarons via Annie’s Eats, bridal party via People, sweets table via Catch My Party, stationery via Minted
There are certain items and styles we grow up with that we consider permanently beautiful because of their familiarity and sentimentality. No matter how vastly my style changes through the years, I always look fondly upon the blue and white china that my mother has always loved.
They aren’t items that fit into my everyday decor, but when I saw this photo on the right from Camille Styles’ blog, I immediately loved the pairing of the royal blues with a robin’s egg hue. The combination feels fresh and colorful without being in-your-face. Perfect for a spring or summer wedding with beach-y or outdoor elements.
image credits (clockwise from top left) : escort cards via The Knot / stationery via Wedding Chicks / paper fan backdrop via Style Me Pretty / tablescape via Wedding Chicks / bridal party via Heart Love Weddings / bout via Style Me Pretty
If you have ideas for palettes you’d like to see in future posts, feel free to email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. I’d love to hear from you!
Photo by Sheila Metzner
Like any good child of the 80′s, I feel a special connection to a young Molly Ringwald. I had a never seen this photo on the right of her before but became almost immediately obsessed with everything about it – the color scheme in particular. There’s something very romantic about florals that aren’t too happy. The dark undertones of this image create a base for peaches and neutrals that pop without being in-your-face. Tie in plenty of whimsy and some natural elements and you’re on your way to a stunning vintage look.
image credits (clockwise from top left) : groom look via Style Me Pretty / tablescape via Luxe Finds / bouquet via Style Me Pretty / vintage bride via Bridal Musings / stationery / floral letter / floral crown / seating assignments via Style Me Pretty
I love Pinterest. I could spend hours on there daily if allowed. I have a whole board marked ‘Inspiration’. Inspiration for what? Well I’m not really sure. Inspiration for how I want to decorate my house. Inspiration for a tattoo design. Inspiration for a place I want to visit. Perhaps it is just inspiration for a color palette.
I pinned this super pretty photo of pink feathers a while back and was looking at it again today. There is something about it that is so delicate and feminine. I could see this inspiring a whole range of wedding related goodness from a pale pink wedding dress to a range of maids gowns in varying shades. Colors for the perfect cake, with feather designs to boot, perhaps? Invitations? The possibilities are limitless.
I’ve been a DVR addict for so long now that it’s difficult to remember the colossal inconvenience of tape recording a show. When I saw this tribute to VHS earlier in the week, it brought back all kinds of nostalgia.
The best thing about the tape was how amazing the colors of these stripes are together. So, this week’s Color Crazed is a flurry of pink, orange, yellow and purple with a retro touch here and there.
image credits (clockwise from top left) : table numbers via Maharani Weddings / bridal party via Annapolitan Bride / seating setup / bouquet via onewed / heart shoes / tablescape via Style Me Pretty / sprinkle cake via Beyond Beyond
Hey there, Indie Wed-heads! I’m Stephanie Schertz from The Eventful Life and I’m thrilled to share my first of many guest posts on the Indie Wed blog. There’s no such thing as too much “wedding talk” in my book, which is why I started my own company to help indie brides with full-scale wedding planning or a la carte options like budgeting, vendor research, and style consultations. I’m also a sucker for a vase full of blush peonies. Nice to meet you.
In seventh grade, I painted my bedroom lavender and loved it.
Then it stayed that color for five years.
I left for college sure that I would never want anything lavender ever again, but the more I saw the plant that inspired the color, the more I realized how charming and chic it can be. Grouped together in a simple bouquet or woven into a messy updo, lavender makes a lovely pair with the cozy minimalism of linen. Couple these two together for a soft yet impactful base to a modern decor plan.
image credits (clockwise from top left) : single sprig / lavender bouts / sweets table via Hosting Essence / messy updo / tablescape via 100 Layer Cake / folded linens / stationery / lavender bouquet via Wedding Chicks / cake via Wedding Tips / bridal party via Elizabeth Anne Designs