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Photo booths have taken parties to the next level in the last couple of years. They have become an expectation to experience at weddings and most large events. They continue to thrive and outdo each other year after year. What started as classic simple white backdrops with funny props and decent photography, has turned in to colorful looniness on hyper-drive with all sorts of melange in the backdrop.
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While photo booth props seem to stay somewhat the same, the backdrops have gained creativity beyond imagination using anything from balloon arrangements, streamers of all types and measures to amazing use of colorful paper designs. Flowers of all paper and tissue types have been getting replaced by popular geometric inclusions.
Backdrops can be used for so many different things! Not to mention using them for a wedding or special event such as birthday parties, corporate parties or showers, it will certainly boost the socially fun atmosphere while creating fantastically hilarious (usually) memories. Besides using them as an ice-breaker at your next party, many of these designs are just as well suited for bringing a splash to your home decor.
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Fall is a wonderful time of year to have your wedding, both because of the great food options (spiked apple cider cocktails! donuts!) and the gorgeous colors that are associated with the season. But you don't have to stick to a traditional palette of red, orange, and brown for your fall fete; here are three new fall wedding palettes that are perfectly seasonal, yet completely unexpected.
Fall's classic brown gets softer and far more romantic with this palette. We love the way this look incorporates the soft, muted colors that have been trending for the past few years and turns them into an ethereal palette that is reminiscent of the forest in late autumn.
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If you want to experiment with bold colors but aren't into orange and yellow, make a deep, rich shade of purple central to your color palette instead. Incorporate dusty green and creamy ivory, and replace fall's standard red and orange with magenta and peach for a vibrant look that would be absolutely beautiful on a sunny fall afternoon.
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Dusky Fall Wedding
Most people don't think "dark" when they think weddings...but the fact that it's so unexpected is exactly why we love this palette. Inspired by a late-autumn thunderstorm, mossy greens and moody gray hues are hip and sophisticated for a fall wedding. (And thanks to Guns N' Roses, we'll always associate November rain with weddings.)
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Which of these fall color palettes is your favorite?
These days part of your wedding planning absolutely needs to include the construction of a wedding website. A wedding website is the key element that helps your guests know important wedding updates, where to go for the reception, and it's even a place that can help you keep track of your RSVPs.
I scoured the web to find you inspirational examples of colorful wedding websites for your enjoyment that do a great job of telling guests about the bride and groom as well as providing them with all the important info they need for the big day. Check out the sites I found below:
Matthew and Lauren's website was color themed! Woo hoo! The CMYK theme was totally cool, and their wedding website matched the theme perfectly. Their website includes a guest book, information about the wedding, the registry, and more. It's a fun and colorful site designed entirely by the bride and groom.
This cool couple decided to throw a fun and brightly colored circus inspired wedding featuring a big tent and ticket stubs as part of the theme. Their wedding website features incredibly bold colors and is actually easy to use!
This wedding website features bold and contrasting colors, with creative typography and illustrations weaved in throughout the site.
I'm head over heels in love with the design of this wedding site. Not only does it have cool typography, and interesting illustrations, it tells the couple's story in a unique parallax design. It's an incredibly sleek, elegant, and gorgeous website.
Tangerine and Sky Blue Wedding Website
Karl and Gina's wedding website is not only romantic, it's incredibly cute and sweet. I love the color combination of tangerine and sky blue along with the sweet illustrated characters.
Hipster Chic Wedding Website
Ross and Jess decided to go incredibly hipster for the design of their wedding website. The design incorporates frames, and very chic color choices that are slightly muted but elegant.
Red and Mint Colorful Wedding Website
Jenny and Grayden decided to tell their love story with incredibly unique and cool graphics and an awesome color combination that isn't only trendy but works well together.
Nanda and Juan Diego
This wedding website is jam packed with fun and bright colors. It's perfect for an outdoor summer wedding that will make everyone smile.
Chad and Katie Covered in Purple
Purple is one of my favorite colors, and this lovely couple incorporates purple elements beautifully into the design of their website.
Totally in love with these gorgeous and colorful wedding websites? If you're getting married soon, check out these website you can customize to your needs:
Watercolors always remind me of summer and spring, and I love how they blend together in a sweet and romantic fashion. I can't get enough of the amazing color combinations you can create with elegant watercolor pieces, so I thought I'd share with you some of the most amazing watercolor wedding invitations. I hope you enjoy these, let me know if you come up with any cool palettes.
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As some of you probably know, I'm planning my wedding and totally obsessed with finding the latest and greatest trends when it comes to weddings. I've recently had a difficult time picking which colors I want to showcase in my wedding, so I've bee looking at a variety of different trends in color schemes for weddings.
I stumbled across these awesome ombre wedding invitations, and had to share them with you. What do you think of this color/design trend for weddings?
If you love these invitations and want to create your very own DIY versions check out these products from Creative Market to help you create awesome wedding invitations:
Whimsical Wonderland Weddings features so much gorgeous wedding and color inspiration, I really can't get enough. Not only does Whimsical Wonderland weddings feature Real Weddings, DIY projects, and Wedding Planning Tips, but they also allow you to search their site for weddings be color on their homepage.
I've absolutely fallen in love with some of the amazing colors featured on the Whimsical Wonderland Weddings website, check out some of my favorites below:
For some more color inspiration, check out these pastel palettes:
Get Inspired with these yellow hues:
Besides featuring amazing Real Weddings, Whimsical Wonderland Weddings features photo shoots from engagements and more. I found a few of my favorite colorful photo shoots. I hope that you love them as much as I do.
Whimisical Wonderland Weddings was founded by Louise Baltruschat in April 2010 while she was planning her own wedding. She's done an amazing job of finding the best of the best real weddings, wedding related photo shoots, and basically everything you need to plan an amazing wedding. Be sure to connect with Louise and Whimsical Wonderland Weddings through Facebook and Twitter for more wedding inspiration.
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If you've read any of my recent posts, you would know that I'm in the beginning stages of planning my wedding. It seems so overwhelming to try and figure out everything, and I haven't really known where to start. Every day someone asks me a different question: where are you having the wedding? what are you wearing? what food are you serving? It's starting to feel like there are a million and a half elements that have to come together to create this one massive event..and I don't even known where to start.
I recently discovered the wedding site Mary Me Metro, and had a chance to connect with the site's editor and founder Ashleigh. She is one of the nicest people I've ever had the chance to talk to and she really is the ultimate wedding aficionada. If we ever had the chance to meet in real life, I know that we would be instant best friends.
As you know I'm from San Francisco, I went to the University of San Francisco, and am a true-blue city girl. I love all that San Francisco has to offer, and I couldn't dream of leaving the fabulous culture and atmosphere that San Francisco has to offer. I was so pleased to discover Marry Me Metro because it is a wedding site geared toward the metropolitan Bride & Groom! If you're a city girl like me, or you just want to keep up with the latest trends in weddings Marry Me Metro is definitely a resource you need to check out.
Marry Me Metro offers a variety of tools to help you get inspired for your wedding, and plan your special day. The site has different sections, including:
I went searching through the Inspiration Boards after I first landed on the site, and I was completely blown away with the cool and creative ideas that Ashleigh depicted. I've selected a few of my favorites below to share with you, and help you get inspired.
Pastel Wedding: Pastel's are totally in style right now, and I really love how Ashleigh chose to showcase this awesome color trend.
I searched around and found some inspirational palettes that feature pastels for you to play with as well.
Neon Wedding: Neon and bright colors are extremely popular and trendy right now. I see countless celebrities on the red carpet wearing bright colors that really make them stand out, so I love the idea of adding a touch of neon to a wedding.
I think my favorite section on the site has to be the vendors and venues section, because there is some incredible advice there! Ashleigh does an amazing job of finding venues and vendors and really getting to know them through an interview, and then providing you with the best of the best when it comes to weddings.
I think these hair pieces are absolutely stunning, and I'm so happy that Ashleigh found them and had the chance to share them with her community.
If you're really looking for some colorful inspiration, the Real Weddings section is the place to go. I hope that everyone in the COLOURlovers community will get inspired by these amazing weddings that Ashleigh found, and create some cool palettes and share them in the comments below! I selected a few of my favorite images from real weddings on Mary Me Metro, and I can't wait to see what palettes you come up with.
Raleigh Wedding: This couple is SO cool. These use amazing and bright colors throughout their wedding and I love this photo of the couple in front of graffiti.
New York Wedding at the Foundry: I absolutely love the color choices this couple chose. I can't believe how bright and brilliant these flowers look.
Seattle Wedding: I really just want to be friends with this couple, they look so cool, and I love that they chose to take such fun pictures after they got married. What do you think of the colors in the bouquet?
Austin Wedding: I am so in love with the color choices featured below, I really can't get enough of them! I want to see so many palettes featuring these colors in the comments.
I truly can't get enough of the awesome things I keep finding on Marry Me Metro and I definitely have to give a shout out to Hollie at Design23 for creating the creative Marry Me Metro logo and back-end tech customization. I hope that I can recruit her to sell some of her design assets because they really are fabulous.
I hope you enjoyed this little peak into the one of the hottest wedding blogs out there right now. Be sure to check out the Marry Me Metro website, and if you're looking for some more inspiration connect with Ashleigh and Marry Me Metro through Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest.
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Wedding invitation design can go in so many ways. The options are endless which means that you can as creative as you would like.
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It is an important one as it will set the mood for your guests as to the tone of the event. Though invitation design can sound like an overwhelming task, so many fabulous print designers are top notch invitation designers and can often help you hone in on that exact style that you want.
Check out these designs below. Which styles are your favorite? What are you leaning toward for your invitations? Would like to see your inspiration and final designs in the comment section below!
Hello again COLOURlovers community! Team Lover.ly here, back with wedding inspiration any graphic designer or bold and bright bride can fall in love with! What is a CMYK wedding? CMYK stands for "Cyan, Magenta, Yellow, Black". The process is often applied to printing and the method in which colors are created, but hey, if you can make a wedding fabulous with this theme, why not?
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We’ve whipped up Lover.ly bundles featuring all the details you’d ever want to put together one awesome CMYK wedding!
First up...CMYK bridal style! If you’re going with this palette for your wedding, chances are, you’re not shy when it comes to color. Bring it BOLD!
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And to tie the look together...a ravishing pair of yellow shoes!
If yellow doesn’t strike your fancy...a bundle of alternative brights:
And of course, any CMYK bride must love vibrant stationery. We’ve bundled up some of our favorite bold wedding stationery in cyan, magenta, yellow, and key...er...black. Click on in to check out and save your faves.
Bridesmaids in every color complement the scheme...
Bright and cheery flowers galore...
And all the rest of the colorful details that fill out the day...
There are too many awesome COLOURlovers patterns in CMYK to count. Here are some of our faves:
The Wedding Chicks is one of the most fabulous wedding blogs around. Aside for always offering top-notch inspiration for planning brides, they also have a bevy of other great resources including free downloads and a shop filled with adorable goodies for your wedding day.
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For those of you past the wedding phase and onto babies, don't fret as they have created a fabulous baby blog, Onto Baby, featuring inspiring nurseries, baby showers and all things fabulous for a growing family.
First up, why don't you tell the community a bit about who you are, what you do, how long you have been doing it, and your background.
WC: We met when Amy photographed Jocey's wedding, we became fast friends and the rest is history. Jocey's background is in graphic design and mine is in photography. Together, we are the Wedding Chicks. Launched in March of 2008, The Wedding Chicks is a daily blog focusing on weddings, wedding fashion, wedding decor and DIY projects.
What past experiences do you think have contributed the most to where you are now?
WC: We are both extremely ambitious and determined, I think that these traits were handed down from our parents. Jocey and I have a very similar work ethic and that makes for a really strong partnership.
What colors and color trends do you think we will see a lot of in wedding in 2012?
WC: We anticipate seeing more gowns in soft color palettes, such as blush pinks, yellows, and creams. We are looking forward to seeing brides with hair down embellished with a statement head piece. We think lip color is going to be huge as we adore a bride who braves a bold lipstick on her big day. We predict a more classic and refined look on the groom.
What patterns and trends do you think will be big in 2012?
WC: We definitely think that the Chevron Stripe will continue to be big in design, as for weddings we think that patterns in bridesmaid dresses will gain some momentum.
Which colors, patterns & trends are you personally most excited about seeing?
WC: Personally, we go bananas over pastels and we are in love with color blocking.
What are your top three color palettes you love to see in a wedding?
WC: We are currently obsessing over palettes of:
Peach, pink and orange
Red, hot pink and yellow
Light pink, yellow and white
What colors do you not often see together a lot, but would like to see more of?
We would love to see more palettes of:
mint green and gray
we would absolutely like to see an all shades of blue wedding, hint hint
How important do you think patterns are to a wedding design? What are your favorites?
WC: Patterns are definitely wonderful especially if the colors are cohesive and blend in with the theme it adds that little something extra. Can't get enough floral, stripe and chevron. We particularly love a pattern in the bridesmaid dresses.
What's the best design-related advice you've ever received?
WC: Keep it simple.
When you are feeling stumped, where do you turn for inspiration?
WC: We head straight to Pinterest, as well as fashion and design magazines.
For someone that is just beginning to plan and design their wedding, what resources or advice would you give to them?
WC: Choose something that YOU like and stick with it. Work with a stylist to help you create the look and feel of your wedding. Don't worry about what others are doing, it's your wedding and it should be a reflection of you and your future Mr.