Happy St. Patrick’s Day! To honor the color of luck, we’re offering a few ways to incorporate green into your wedding color palette, no matter the time of year.
Flowers are an obvious go-to, but there are a number of unconventional ways you can add shades of green—from mint to lime, to kelly and pine—into your big day.
A light backdrop for your favorite quote, or adorable bottles of green (!) lemonade.
A gorgeous outdoor canopy or shabby-chic mint seats.
Rosemary makes an easy, earthy accent for name cards and DIY table runners.
Not to mention, of course, bright standout shades for the wedding party…
Amsale Strapless Chiffon Gown | Nina Peep-Toe Pump
…or more muted and earthy tones.
Isaac Mizrahi New York Fit & Flare Dress | L.Erickson Silk Obi Sash
Saukok Tiampo, regular guest contributor from REVEL, offers glam wedding ideas in a fresh color palette.
Today’s Art Deco Blush + Gold wedding inspiration is full of romance with a Great Gatsby twist! Keep your flowers classic in hues of blush and cream while your ‘maids don vintage-inspired gowns. Art Deco touches like earrings and signage bring a luxe vibe, but keep things from looking like a theme party.
Natasha Couture Art Deco Fan Earrings | ML Monique Lhuillier Tulle Trumpet Dress | Adrianna Papell Sequin Blouson Gown
For more wedding palette inspiration (we’re talking color boards galore!) head on over to REVEL!
‘Til next time,
Warm, romantic, and seasonal, a very berry affair is our current wedding obsession. We put together this collage of red, purple and pink ideas—taking inspiration from the many shades of raspberries, huckleberries and blackberries.
This look is all about using several different hues. Mix and match bridesmaid dresses like the real wedding below and create bouquets that look just-picked from the garden. If you’re the one wearing the wedding dress, don’t be afraid to carry the shades through to your own makeup and nail color, too—delicious!
Taylor Dresses Fit & Flare Dress | pie image via Bon Appetit | candle image via Martha Stewart Weddings | Caroline DeVillo ‘Eva’ Wedding Dress | manicure image via Stripes & Sequins | Donna Morgan ‘Morgan’ Dress | real wedding image via Ruffled | bouquet image via Style Me Pretty | Anne Klein Stone Bracelet | ML Monique Lhuillier Bridesmaids Ruched Dress | cupcakes image via Pastry Affair | Two by Rosa Clará ‘Dakota’ Wedding Dress | table image via Tied Bow Blog | floral image via Jessica Claire | Joan & David ‘Cicilee’ Pump | drinks image via Wedding Chicks
The color grey may have gotten a bad rep in the past for being a gloomy color, but we think it’s anything but! In fact, grey is often our favorite neutral, as it pairs perfectly with so many other colors and can be dressed up or down. (Plus, we all know how many different shades there are, right?!)
Not only is this color trending for bridesmaid dresses—note the light, airy styles below—but it’s also having a major moment in men’s suits. Many grooms opt for grey over traditional black for a slightly less formal look. And just like yellow, grey against a white wedding dress is clean, modern combination.
Another of-the-moment touch: jewelry that incorporates iridescent grey stones set in gold. Gorgeous!
bouquet image via The Brides Cafe | David Tutera ‘Joy’ Sandal | place setting image via 100 Layer Cake | ML Monique Lhuillier Bridesmaids Tulle Dress | Melinda Maria ‘Thorn – Fenton’ Cuff | groom image via Ruffled | J. Renée ‘Imogen’ Pump | ‘At Last’ wedding invitation from Wedding Paper Divas | Jenny Yoo ‘Vivienne’ Dress | cake image via Sweet and Saucy Shop | straw image via Style Me Pretty | Alexis Bittar ‘Jardin de Papillon’ Necklace | Jenny Yoo ‘Aiden’ Convertible Dress | ‘Detailed Delight’ wedding invitation via Wedding Paper Divas | David Tutera ‘Winter’ Wedge
Love the softness of grey but still think it’s drab? How about another pastel color? Check out our Perfect Pastels board on Pinterest for inspiration!
With fall and winter approaching comes a shift in wedding color palettes, and we’re seeing jewel tones as a big trend. Who wouldn’t love colors inspired by jewels like rich ruby, amethyst, topaz, emerald and sapphire–we’ll take the gems and the dresses both, please!
Our Wedding Stylists recommend mixing the new shades of our exclusive ML Monique Lhuillier Ruched Cationic Chiffon Sheath among your bridal party. Consider letting each bridesmaid choose her own color, and don’t worry if you repeat colors in a larger group. You can anchor the mixed shades with black shoes or matching bouquets.
See more ideas for bridesmaid styles in our new bridesmaid lookbook!
Can’t get enough of these pretty tones? Here are a few ideas for shoes and accessories in similar shades. If you’re the bride, wear one to match your bridesmaids and add a pop of personality to your white gown!
Devan Statement Necklace | Anne Klein Stone Collar Necklace | Steven by Steve Madden ‘Ravesh’ Pump
BP. Bauble Statement Necklace | Nina ‘Electra’ Sandal | Badgley Mischka ‘Goodie’ Pump
It’s safe to say that coral has been one of THE colors in weddings this year, and while it may not be brand-new, we’re still loving it! Inspired by shades found in nature, a coral palette works best in spring, summer or fall, with the shade tweaked slightly depending on the season.
As we head into the end of summer (say it isn’t so!), we’re loving coral in the new Jenny Yoo styles for bridesmaid dresses (in ‘Paprika’), as well as in chunky, bold jewelry and in accessories mixed with gold. Oh, and don’t forget the fresh peaches as décor—and dessert!
ML Monique Lhuillier Lace Dress | Devan ‘Flower’ Statement Necklace | Geox ‘New Egizia’ Slingback | floral headpiece via Green Wedding Shoes | boutonniere via Lily and Iris | wedding party via Style Me Pretty | Jenny Yoo ‘Lulu’ Dress | Jenny Yoo ‘Hudson’ Dress | popsicle cocktails via Rue Magazine | Glint Ruffle Minaudiere | kate spade new york ‘vanity’ sandal | Kendra Scott ‘Elle’ Small Earrings | Amsale Strapless Crinkle Chiffon Gown | peach cake via Kiss the Groom
Sunny yellow is one of the most “smiley” colors there is: you can’t help but feel happy looking at all these bright and fresh images!
Have you ever noticed how great yellow and white look together? This must be why it’s such a popular accent color for weddings. Just look at that cake (yum!) or the yellow roses against a white wedding dress—so clean and crisp.
In bridesmaid dresses, solid yellow is pretty in a lace shift like this Jenny Yoo dress, satin strapless like this Alfred Sung dress or a mixed-media fit-and-flare like this Ted Baker London frock.
For jewelry, shoes and accessories, play with yellow in geometric or floral patterns to mix it up!
And don’t forget the flowers: roses, daisies, sunflowers, peonies, ranunculi and lilies are some of our favorite yellow-hued buds.
flower headband image via The Cherry Blossom Girl | kate spade new york earrings | kate spade new york thin bangle | Ted Baker London Mixed Media Dress | cake image via OneWed | Alfred Sung bridesmaid dress in Mango, order through Wedding Suites | Rafé New York ‘Dawn’ Minaudiere | Charles David ‘Sway’ Pump | yellow & peach bouquet via Apropos Creations | Jenny Yoo ‘Harlow’ Lace Dress | kate spade new york ‘ila’ sandal | bride with roses image via Snippet & Ink | boutonnieres image via Snippet & Ink | Wedding Paper Divas ‘Flourish Title’ Invite
Oh, lovely lavender! One of the prettiest and freshest smells, colors and of course, wedding ideas. From the palette to the flower, there are many ways to tie in lavender to your wedding theme.
In decor, use fresh or dried lavender to decorate the cake, dress up a menu or place card, or shower the bride and groom as they exit. It’s also perfect for a simple boutonniere or added to a bouquet. (We also just heard of a wedding where each guest took a sprig of lavender and placed it in a circle for the bride and groom to stand within during the ceremony–a symbol of their support. Sweet idea, isn’t it?)
For attire and accessories, think lavender-hued shoes in patent leather or satin, long or short bridesmaid dresses and mixed-shade jewelry. Lavender can also be used like a neutral, mixed with silver, gold or even pops of brighter colors.
bouquet image via Every Last Detail | lavender image via Style Me Pretty | Alexis Bittar Lucite Bracelets | Donna Morgan ‘Morgan’ Dress | Donna Morgan Ruched One-Shoulder Gown | Alexis Bittar Elements – Floral Earrings | floral image via Weddbook | L. Erickson Silk Sash | Charles David ‘Karis’ Sandal | David Tutera Joy Sandal | boutonniere image via Style Me Pretty | headpiece image via Style Me Pretty | Dalia McPhee Cocktail Dress | bouquet image via Burnett’s Boards | Ann Klein ‘Loretto’ Bracelet
Did you know? Lavender blooms in the early summer. The darker the flower, the more intense the smell! It’s best to gather blossoms as soon as they open, or cut the whole stem to dry and use later.
Saukok Tiampo, guest contributor of REVEL, highlights the glimmering beauty of a gold and white wedding theme.
I remember being at a bit of a loss when it came to color selection for my big day. I mean, I’ve never been one of those girls who’s had a favorite color all her life – more like the one who switches up favorites every year! White and gold is the perfect palette – white, containing all the colors of the spectrum, at the same time dazzling yet innocent, light, and pure; and rich, sunny, glamorous gold. Go ahead, it’ll be stunning.
1) Roses by Reem Acra Bridal Bee Balm Dress (#R101)
2) Nadri Princess Earrings
3) B Brian Atwood ‘Cassiane’ High Sandal
4) Dogeared ‘Bridesmaid – Heart’ Pendant Necklace (Nordstrom Exclusive)
5) Donna Morgan Strapless Shimmer Chiffon Dress
Visit me at REVEL for all the details on this glamorous white and gold wedding inspiration, or stop by for inspiration boards by color and style. Have an upcoming wedding? Submit your wedding colors and I might just build a board for you in REVEL by Request.
Until next time!
We’re loving the inspiration over at REVEL so much, we asked Chief Reveler, Saukok Tiampo to be a regular guest contributor for the Wedding Suite Blog…and she very graciously accepted. Here’s the first of many posts to come!
At REVEL we’re celebrating cooler weather with teal and natural greens, paired with wood surfaces and a touch of gold. Whoever said greens were for warm weather weddings never saw these olive branches, rosemary and eryngium (the spiky flowers) nestled with cream-colored blooms!
I’m not one to wade through lots of stores searching for a needle in the haystack–make this look yours with these lovelies from Nordstrom’s Wedding Suite:
Nicole Miller Silk Charmeuse Gown | Kendra Scott Drop Earrings | kate spade new york Champagne Saucers | Amsale One-Shoulder Belted Dress | Enzo Angiolini Pump | Pelle Moda Platform Sandals
Head over to REVEL to find out where to get all the other gorgeous inspirations shown.