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True to Hue

True to Hue


This approach to using the same hue in a wedding palette really caught my eye. I will admit there are a few accents in this palette, but the strongest colour is this luscious Acid Green. Simply gorgeous. The overall concept is an earth friendly event and it works nicely!

The bride went with the same Acid Green in everything, barely changing the hue in some areas. Natural elements included the cardboard incorporations and my favorite feature, green apples set under a plate glass with the cake on top. What an original concept! Tiny accents included a deep tropical Magenta-Purple, almost Eggplant, but not quite.

Patterns were incorporated more as textures, but notice how much of the smallest texture/pattern creates wonderful eye-candy without focusing too much on itself. Textures can make items come alive without distracting from the main design elements.

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Pretty in Pastel

Pretty in Pastel


Using a pastel palette can be fun for a Spring wedding, but be careful not to make it look too much like a baby shower, and make sure your groom has a place amongst the delicate use of colour.

If you've decided with a light and fluffy palette and want to add bit of sophistication, try adding some patterns, textures and beadwork to things like your cake, table and printed materials (accessories). Remember too, that pastel doesn't always have to include an Easter basket theme. Pastel simply means any colour washed out, so use your imagination.

I came across a great example of using pastels in a more original and toned down sense from Aimee and Colin's Rustic Ranch Wedding posted by GreenWeddingShoes.com. The entire post is really worth taking a look at. Great style and wonderful creativity!

Aimee and Colin utilized pastel's within the groomsmen on their ties and the bridesmaids sashes.

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Celebrate Citrus Like It Used To Be

Celebrate Citrus Like It Used To Be


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This weeks inspirational colours and patterns started with a vintage styled wedding I was perusing on www.stylemepretty.com. It brought back wonderful childhood memories of my grandma's closet and my retro fad in high school. Do you remember your mom or grandma with that citrus print apron, dress or Pyrex collection? This couple took their day straight back to the 50's full fledge basing their look and feel off the memory of vintage oranges.

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Fiesta in the Garden

Fiesta in the Garden


Choosing a theme for your wedding and reception can make it easier to find your colours, and it can make it less expensive, unless you're that diamonds and pearls kind of girl.
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My little brother, Sam, is getting married to his love, Emily, in June and they're going with a wedding in the countryside (at her parents). The great thing about a wedding in the country, is that you can pull off just about any sort of theme and without much decor as the environment lends a lot of assistance. They're going to Mexico for their honeymoon so we've decided to do a fiesta-style reception with the colours incorporated into the wedding. Matching reception to honeymoon location can be a lot of fun and easy to incorporate. Years back, we did a luau for my cousin, Jeff, because they were going to Hawaii.

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Winter Review, Spring Renew

Winter Review, Spring Renew


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Using black and white as a base for your wedding is a great way to go classic. It's also an easy way to incorporate a splash of colour without the colour-coordination-headache.

Black with white or white with black. It's not going to go out of style, so by all means stick with the duo alone if you don't want to complicate things more than you have to.

WINTER REVIEW. One of the most beautiful and lusty combinations includes a drop of dramatic Blood Red. This palette is perfect for that January or February wedding.

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If you are not in to having a standout color, try a little less dramatic approach with silver, Icey blues and even lavendar would make great complimentary colors for these months. Rule of thumb here: keep to the cool side of the pastels. It keeps things sane, but with a blush of subtle colour.
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Vintage Romance Lasts Forever

Vintage Romance Lasts Forever


While flipping through InStyle's latest issue, I was completely and utterly taken by Christina Hendricks & Geoffrey Arend celebrity wedding (Married October 2009). I mean, talk about the cat's meow of going vintage for your wedding. Absolutely gorgeous and done to perfection! The entire wedding party was dressed full vintage.

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I simply loved the variety of style, design, and color. With that being said, it all still coordinates nicely. Notice how the female wedding party (above photo) display's with two solids ( in colour) and two prints (or rather laces) and the prints compliment each other keeping within the same hues. Can you pick out the main colour that ties everything together? It's purple. Between headpieces, shoes and lace, purple is the colour that ties this into a picture perfect balancing act.

Geoffrey's rusty-plaid suit looks everything, but dull, when combined with that sharp looking vintage tie and kerchief combo which in turn compliments the lovely locks of his soon-to-be wife. They have his attire topped off with a simple fall-flower themed boutonniere.

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Hitched on a Haybale

Hitched on a Haybale


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What I love about this country-style wedding palette is the combination of the red, white and blue without making it too patriotic or "flaggish". You won't see any checkered table clothes or watering cans, but cowboy boots and jam jars are aplenty.

Weather for budget or just because you would like to keep things minimal, this is a great example of keeping things simple and seeing it work beautifully.

Gerbera Daisies are a perfect country flower and can demand a big splash of colour without being used everywhere! Notice how dramatic the daisies are in contrast with everything else, without making things off-balance.
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All Photography provided by and copyright DaveeBlu Photography (previously Ambience Photography)

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Wedding Themes : Tropical Bliss!

Wedding Themes : Tropical Bliss!


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Are you planning a destination wedding for Bali, the Bahamas' or Hawaii? Get ready to turn your wedding into the colors of the sea - we all know how beautiful that underwater kingdom is.

2010 is already busting with hot palettes, get ready to embrace it! I used a sea anemone (provided by: Coral Sea Scuba) to coordinate this palette. It may seem loud, but let's look at how it can work together.

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Bridesmaids.  Lulakate has some fabulous dresses this year and a hot color palette perfect for our theme. My favorite pick is the Ashley Dress and it comes in a Cardinal (from their palette), perfect for our palette! What I like about the LulaKate dresses is that they also double as cocktail dresses. No more one-time-wear bridesmaid dresses.

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I'm also a strong believer in fitting the bridesmaid dress to the bridsmaid body type so be kind and make sure your girls properly fit the style of the dress. Also, it looks nice to mix up your palette, it adds variation to your line.

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Your Wedding Starts with the Right Color Coordinates

Your Wedding Starts with the Right Color Coordinates


wedding_colors_6bAre you ready for the whirlwind of planning a wedding? Make it easier on yourself by starting at square one - your colors. If you haven't been planning for this day since you were 12 years old, you will want to start by finding your theme. There is a method to this madness, it's called an Inspiration Board. This is something you will use to compile the photos, magazine tear-outs, material and ribbon swatches that you have gathered. It's a lot more productive and quicker than building a 6-inch thick binder. If you already have a binder, slim down your ideas by putting them on the Inspiration Board. If you need a visual, Elizabeth Anne Designs has a a great collection of Inspiration Board examples. Here are a few I grabbed that might work for our color palette here:

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(photo: Elizabeth Anne Designs)

Literally pick up a few pieces of black poster-size foam board and some tape (two-sided or scotch) to start your project. You can pick these supplies up at any general purpose store (i.e., Walmart).

Finding your colors. Don't start by looking at swatches of colors; you'll spend too much time. Begin by looking through bridal, wedding, interior design, fashion, gardening and even scrap-booking magazines or websites for inspiration. Find things that you like, and again, I would highly recommend looking at the Elizabeth Anne Designs inspiration boards to get an idea of what to gather. Remember that the photo doesn't even have to be wedding oriented, it just needs to be something that has good use of a color and reflects your taste.

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Colorful Weddings: Not All Bridal Gowns Are White

Colorful Weddings: Not All Bridal Gowns Are White


If the walk down the aisle feels a lot longer than it did in your mind when you were a kid, or you'd rather look like the bouquet than a statue holding one, it might be time to think about straying from tradition and adding a little color to the white wedding.

Here to help you along your way is a short guide to the latest wedding color trends with weddings, photographers, sellers and know-it-alls where you can find inspiration.

Colorful Brides & Bridal Parties

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