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Color is such an important factor when making decisions about your wedding – everything from flowers and table settings to smaller details such as escort cards revolve around it. During the ceremony it is the bridesmaids dresses where the color theme of your wedding is most prominently reflected to your guests. So what if you’ve chosen a more neutral palette for your big day? How do you incorporate this into the bridesmaids dresses while still keeping your ceremony visually exciting?
In a recent Monique Lhuillier runway show we see beautiful examples of bridesmaids dress designs in gold, silver, ivory and gray. While the color is kept simple and elegant, it is the texture that makes them exciting with draping, pleats, ruching and cascading “feathers“.
Actress and model Molly Sims brought to life her beige and black themed bridal party by having each bridesmaid wear her own unique dress, each a variegating shade of beige, and even utilizing print and accessories like belts to keep each look fresh.
Having a neutral palette for your wedding doesn’t mean you must limit yourself to beige, black and white, though! When actress and style-maven Rachel Bilson served as bridesmaid in her best friend Jill Stonerock’s wedding, she looked stunning in muted pistachio while her fellow bridesmaids wore other lovely shades of green ranging from mint to sage. Fresh bouquets of lavender brought in an additional pop of color while still keeping the overall look earthy and ethereal.
Often times we think of neutral and pastel color palettes as being limiting, sometimes even boring. The truth is, though, that when these palettes are used correctly – with attention to variation of shades, texture and detail, perhaps with just the right pop of color in the bouquet or an accessory – they are quite simply and beautifully elegant!
Join me this Wednesday, February 29th at 7pm in attendance at Utterly Engaged’s 2012 Leap Year Remix Party! The magazine is kicking off the New Year with a dress-to-impress fête at Pasadena’s premiere venue, Pandora on Green, celebrating the wedding, events & blogging industries. And most exciting of all is the return of the Design Challenge for Wedding Professionals! Guests are allowed one vote for their favorite entry in the Challenge.
Tickets are $30 at the door or $25 pre-sale via Eventbrite with a portion of the proceeds benefiting Shelterbox, a charity providing emergency shelter and lifesaving supplies to those in need. I can’t think of a better way to get inspired for an exciting 2012!
This past weekend we brought to life the fresh idea of a Ruffled Vintage Ombré themed event during a photo shoot with the talented Brandon Kidd. The theme was incorporated through the use of vintage-inspired furniture from Found and props including a DIY paper ombré chandelier, umbrellas of variating shades from Bella Umbrella (we love their name!), and a handmade table number from Etsy seller Carolina Joy Design.
We used a deep purple, lavender palette accented with dusty green and ash gray and added a whimsical touch through florals from Dolce Designs, a purple lemonade stand, beautiful cake & cupcakes from My Sweet & Saucy, delicious mini pies from Simple Things Sandwich & Pie Shop, adorable pie pops from Cakewalk Desserts and miniature jars of peanut butter & jelly as guest favors.
On an unusually hot February afternoon in Fullerton, CA, it was as if we had stepped into the middle of an outdoor wedding-picnic, complete with its own crystal chandelier provided by The Event Company! Truly, it was a sight to behold! I can’t wait to see the results of the shoot – check our blog to see the final photos for yourself!