Tag: wedding color schemes
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Many years ago, a small-framed girl with a booming voice stepped out in pigtails and curls and belted out:
Somewhere over the rainbow, way up high. There’s a land that I heard of once in a lullaby. Somewhere over the rainbow, skies are blue. And dreams that you dare to dream really do come true.
And if dreams that you dared to dream really do come true somewhere over the rainbow, what better place to test that theory than on your wedding day??
That’s right, my little chick-a-dees, bold brides everywhere are choosing color, color and more color to accompany their wedding day themes, and I must say – after further inspection – I can really see why.
In all fairness, I was originally turned off by this all inclusive idea. Being a fan of the less is more approach, I have a tendency to not always see “more as better,” but simply “more.” However, after conducting my old standby investigative Google research, I’m happy to report I was pleasantly led into a world of “ooh la la.”
When you take the colorful theme and weave it into a DIY, nature-enfused, woods-inspired atmosphere, it radiates a feeling that is beyond reproach and incredibly hard to miss.
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But for the even bolder brides… you can take the rainbow theme to even more vibrant levels and leave no detail left in the dull and REALLY let color shine!
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Either way, it really is an interesting concept, and one most definitely worthy of a share :) After all:
Someday I’ll wish upon a star, and wake up where the clouds are far behind me. Where troubles melt like lemon drops away above the chimney tops… that’s where you’ll find me :)
April 3, 2012
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Happy Valentine’s Day to all those who love! Whether you’re in it or out of it, love truly is all around us, and there’s no better day to exploit it (or try and avoid it, haha!) than February 14th!
Personally, I’ve always been a fan of the big V-day… even during my most single and sullen of days, I learned quickly to appreciate the holiday as one to simply celebrate love… in all its forms! The love I have for that someone special. The love I have for family. The love I have for friends. Etc. Heck, if nothing else, it’s a day to simply celebrate the fact that mailboxes are a little more full with pink and red cards and stomachs with pink and red cupcakes. Yum-may.
And with all the pink and red being displayed – from store front to home front - I couldn’t help but think about two-toned weddings and just how b.e.a.uuuutiful they can be — and in today’s Cupid themed case, just how b.e.a.uuuuutiful Pink + Red can be! Be sure to not only check out the images below, but also take some time to spread the love to someone today! After all, it is in giving that we receive :)
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February 14, 2012
You put the lime in the coconut and drink ‘em both up!!
Okay, so maybe you’re not a fan of limes (or coconuts for that matter), but you’ll be hard pressed to find anyone who won’t go gaga over a wedding inspired by summertime favorites: citrus fruits!!
Bright, fresh and fun, citrus colored weddings can be a photographer’s dream! Everything from sunshine-y yellows and exuberant oranges to lovely limes and tantalizing tangerines create eye-popping images you’ll surely love to look at… over and over again… after putting the lime in the coconut – ahhh! Can’t stop singing it! Check out below and see what I mean :)
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Oh my Darlin’ Clementine.
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In Love with Limes.
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Go Gaga for Grapefruits.
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June 2, 2011
So, it’s Friday, and let’s be honest, come the afternoon hour, just about everyone and their mom have clocked out for the day… it’s almost the weekend but not juuuust yet… you have stuff to finish up but you feel like you’re eight and you “just don’t wanna!”… you’re considering pulling the fire alarm but not quite ready to serve the jail time… believe me, I get the point. Friday afternoons at work can be a real dag.
Which is exactly why Marilyn’s Keepsakes likes to give hard working brides-to-be everywhere something to look forward to on those never ending Friday afternoons… a brand new blog post. Haha! And today, my comrade cuties, is no different. In fact, it might even be more exciting because I’m so pumped to report about my new FAVE wedding trend: Tone-on-Tone Weddings!
This ultra delish dish came to me when I came across this picture perfect scene from kyweddingbliss.com:
Talk about rejuvination! Now, mayhaps your brain doesn’t work like mine, but I instantly thought about the increds nature of doing weddings that would be tone on tone. Instead of sticking to a similar color pallet, stick to a similar colors!
Cosider the following yummy combos for a look that is both modern and timeless:
June 4, 2010
Unless you’ve been living under a rock, I assume most of you are aware that Memorial Day weekend brings “the greatest spectacle in racing,” the Indianapolis 500. Since I’m from Indy, let me just inform all you non-Nap Town dwellers that this is one, huge weekend!!! You can’t turn the corner without running into a black and white checkered flag, a stellar pair of cut off jorts (jean shorts), a solid print mank (man tank), a beer can or a backyard BBQ… just doing our part to keep America classy :)
Haha! While “the greatest spectacle in racing” isn’t necessarily where brides-to-be flock for fashion forward advice, I would like to toot the horn of one of it’s most symbolic details… the black and white checkered flag.
Black and white weddings are all the rage these days, and because they create a standout look whether they’re standing alone or paired with another, more vibrant accent color, it’s easy to see why. Of course, black and white themed wedding are popular for a number of reasons but mainly because of their versatility and timelessness.
These two “non-colors” work in any setting, any time of the year, and their contrasting neutrality creates a serious pop of punctuated charm. Check it, chickas… get it? “Check.” Haha, I’m awesome:
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May 28, 2010
For months, brides-to-be have been told that 2010 weddings are all about the blues! And in Bride’s latest issue to hit newsstands (April 2010), they decided to focus on one of our favorite Blue’s Brothers – turquoise! Love love love it!
With its varying shades swimming from broad ocean blues to deep sea greens, it’s no wonder why turquoise has become a preferred choice amongst this year’s hottest weddings. Because turquoise has a chameleon-like presence, altering from warm and romantic to cool and eclectic, it can be paired with a number of shades to create just about any atmosphere. And when it’s paired with the right accent shade, turquoise has the ability to be as diverse as the 2010 Winter Olympics. (Yeah, I took it there.)
Bride’s paired it with four completely different hues for four completely different looks, but what I’m dying to know is which one you like best! So, be sure to leave your pick (or new pairing) below :)
Romance @ a Glance: Seen as a more romantic coupling, turquoise and silver complement each other beautifully. By pairing this bold color with a calm neutral, this contrasting combination will give your wedding day a quixotic feel from the first hairdo updo to the (let’s dance the) last dance!
Popped Collar meets White Collar: Talk about a pop of prep-tastic magic! Viewed as the scholarly solution to wedding day whimsy, these two shades are the game, set and match of truly vibrant settings. The coolness of turquoise mingles amazingly with the chic-ness of cherry, making them ideal for spring or outdoor celebrations!
A Tart Taste of Trend: As a journalist, I feel like it is my duty to offer up my bias on this one… There’s just something about chartreuse I could never quite understand. I mean, is it green? Is it yellow? Is it supposed to be mossy and muted or limey and loud? These are things we may never know, but what we do know is that when paired with turquoise, chartreuse will trend up just about any bride-to-be’s big day! If it comes off too trendy for the traditional bride, you can always calm it down by bringing in a sleek neutral like black, sand or cream to help.
As Seen in Nature: Bride’s magazine calls it “natural,” but I call it nautical! This sea friendly duo will be the epitome of picturesque for your destination or beach themed wedding. The calming effects of the serene blues will be the perfect pallet for all newlyweds looking to create a one of a kind look for a one of a kind love.
March 26, 2010
With so many colors to choose from, it’s easy to see how a bride can get lost when she tries to taste the rainbow… but fear not, young padawans (Star Wars reference, anyone???… No? Too nerdy?? I knew it)… As I was saying, fear not… for I, the incredibly enlightening Mrs. Dietz and my fashionista warriors at Marilyn’s Keepsakes have come up with some delightfully unique color schemes that will surely leave you inspired!
Below are 10 of today’s most unique color combos, as well as sample displays of each! Enjoy! (Photos Courtesy of Google Images. Merged by yours truly using the power of Photoshop)
Magenta + Orange + Yellow
It’s a regular springtime sorbet buffet! Inspired by the hottest hues on the color wheel, this ultra vibrant palette mixes fresh-ta-def attitude with energetic appeal. It will surely have all your guests saying, “Ooh la la!”
Royal Blue + Silver + White
Being that blue is 2010′s hottest color trend; it’s no surprise that it makes it on our list in several spots. Seen here with crisp whites and shimmering silvers, this regal blue and pewter palette is the perfect combination of clean lines and courtly appeal.
Lime Green + Lilac
The difference between “ordinary” and extraordinary” is that bit of “extra.” While Kelly green and royal purple have been considered complementary colors forevs, it’s always nice to turn it up of notch. By choosing more energetic shades of each, you’ll create a look nothing short of incredible!
Champagne Pink & Chocolate
Creating a layout that looks as delicious as it sounds, this combination of baby doll pinks and deep shades of brown will surely give you an endless amount of ideas. From delectable favors to feminine frock, this is one wedding look that will easily stand the test of time!
Daffodil + Gray
It’s retro chic at its finest! While yellow and gray may not seem like a bridal favorite, when you put them together, you’ll create a look that is as one of a kind as your love! From friendly flowers to beautiful brooches, these are two gorgeous hues that will leave them breathless!
Teal Blue + Cherry Red
Talk about having the va-va-voom factor! This color combination is a sexy saturation of the coolest blue and hottest red and will look ahhh to the mazing no matter what season we’re in!
Honeydew Green + Sweet Pea Pink
If little girls are made of sugar and spice and everything nice, then there’s no doubt in my mind they’ll delight in this super modish wedding palette. Gorgeous for a spring or summer hooplah, this honeydew / sweet pea scheme has all the right shades to turn any wedding decor from drab to FAB!
Scarlet Red + Burnt Orange + Chocolate
*Fall* in loaf with a wedding color scheme that brings regal style and luxurious luminescence together. Ideal for the autumnal bride in all of us, this rich palette of deep red, dark orange and chocolate brown has standing ovation written all over it!
Emerald Green + Sapphire Blue + Gold
Inspired by one of today’s hottest wedding resources – the peacock – this eclectic palette of jewel tones is perhaps the most regal on the list! Because jewel-toned hues have an oversaturated look, sometimes brides may be intimidated by their powerful punch… but don’t be! If you choose this scheme, you’ll delight in having a look that is absolutely RICH with style!
Dusty Rose + Cornflower Blue + Latte
Say it with me… Vin(tage)tastic!!! Okay, so maybe it doesn’t quite roll off the tongue, but this color scheme is still one of the most drool worthy looks of today’s modern bride. It’s takes the past and has it shake hands with the future, and there’s nothing wrong with that!
February 17, 2010