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The Wedding Palette – Beige Beige Beige Weddings

The beauty of beige? For one, it doesn’t discriminate against the seasons. Beige (or nude) can work beautifully in the winter, summer, spring or fall. Think a pale winter palette for January or February, cute and short beige bridesmaids dresses for a summer celebration, and a spin on the traditional Thanksgiving browns for a beige fall wedding. See.. it can work whatever your month. The thing with beige is that it can get a little boring so adding some accent colors here and there depending on the time of year can go a long way.

But on the palette front, there is tons to do with beige. First item? Bridesmaids… beige (ie champagne in the world of dresses) is both somewhat unusual and very pretty. Two options (first and second photos) – since the color is so neutral you can easily go long and I love the mix and match look! You may want to jazz up your shoe picks with this color, but if you just can’t get enough of beige, the nude shoe is classic and elegant and you can’t go wrong with Jimmy Choos or Christian Louboutins (third and forth photos). Also on the fashion front, for a modern take on your wedding gown, a beige pick? Monique Lhuillier has plenty… I personally love “Candy” (sixth and seventh photos). And one more fashion tip… beige needs a little life in it, so try something unique like these fun cuffs (eighth photo)! For the paper, invitations in a beige scheme is simple and sticks with your palette (final photo) and for foods, embellish, embellish, embellish with gorgeous goodies (cake, cupcakes… you get the picture) to add depth to your lovely (neutral) palette

 

Credits: Style Me PrettyStyle Me Pretty, Pinterest via Santa Barbara ChicStyle Me Pretty, Lovella BrideOnce Wed, Once WedLockerZ, Lovella Bridal, Etsy

The Wedding Palette – Pale Winter

Dreaming of a white wedding? Well, maybe not quite white but if you’re going with a pale color palette (whites, creams, beiges) then why not do it right… that is, in the winter! Let the mood step in and pray for a little snow to add to the beauty of the pale winter palette but even without the luck of mother nature and an outside snowy wedding day photo op, the pale wedding palette can really be lovely for a wintery wedding.

Your guests won’t be expecting it which makes it even more fun, but it’s also refreshing to see the bridesmaids in, say, cream or off-white dresses for a winter wedding (third photo) – you can always choose a shrug as your bridesmaids gift to make sure they don’t… freeze? Fur is always a must for the bride (eighth photo), but if you’re not into this (overused) style… (though still one of my favorites), try a classy jacket like the one in the eleventh photo. This is a bit different than what we’re used to seeing on the winter wedding front, but still as lovely. Moving onto the groom’s fashion, and sticking with the pale theme, I love the casual look of the groom in the third photo. Pairing khaki’s and a beige sweater is perfect for this palette and a laid back winter wedding. And finally the fashion touches… shoes, shoes, shoes! There are plenty of nude heels to pick from, and some of the most fabulous styles at that… but I actually like the simple picks we found today (sixth and ninth photos) for this palette.

And now onto the rest… on the paper front keep everything from the invites (seventh photo), to the menus, place cards and programs in the same pale palette. For the flowers, you can keep these white but add very small touches of color like the bouquet in our tenth photo. And on the food front.. keep the dessert and signature drinks along the same palette lines (this means no red sangria or cranberry martini’s)… stick with things like buttered rum (add extra cream to get it to be a pretty pale color), or an eggnog drink, and finally for the dessert… I’m slightly biased, but yes, I loveeee macarons (fourth photo). They never disappoint, and have become my go-to because in any palette, and nearly any theme these come in handy!

 

Credits: Green Wedding Shoes, Green Wedding ShoesGoogle, Garrett Kern, Green Wedding Shoes, Style Me PrettyEtsy, Heart Love WeddingsHeart Love Weddings, Style Me Pretty, Jessica Fairchild Photography

The Wedding Palette – Neutral Elegance

Today it’s a color palette treat with some of my very favorite pairings of the neutrals! Now for some, neutral colors (today we’re going with the blue-greys, pinks and creams) don’t really do it. I know, they aren’t the most exciting, they’re not the brights, the prints or the patterns but there is such an understated elegance when it comes to picking the neutrals and they have this incredible calming sensation – even on your big day!

So there are many reasons to pick a neutral palette but one of my favorite reasons is that glam factor. And my favorite neutral? Grey, Grey, Grey! Today, a blue-grey proves it can be the belle of the ball without being like the fun and flirty bold magenta or yellow chevron because grey just is that fabulous! Grey is such a statement because it is so understated and even when pairing it with other neutrals you can still add so much decor and accessorize all you want because it can never be too overwhelming. Which leads me to my next favorite thing about this type of palette. Because the colors are so calming, you can add the frills and extras to create the magic that you are looking for! So all in all, whatever the season and the venue, you can make a neutral color palette blend seamlessly into your day by picking the right neutrals and accessorizing galore!

 

Credits: Jess Nation via The Decorista, Pinterest, Kero I Am, Pinterest, Everything Sparkly White, Pinterest, Ruffled Blog

Southern Wedding Charm

The south… wedding sigh. If you aren’t a southern belle yourself (don’t worry, neither am I), or even if you’ve never been to visit the charming southern United States (Georgia, South Carolina, Louisiana) then you may not fully appreciate what comes with a southern wedding. But…I assure you that once you visit you will fall in love! From the beautiful old, and stately homes (and reception locations) like the Hay House (below) in Macon, Georgia, to the colors that evoke that southern feel (I’m thinking warm grey and peach tones for everything from the bridesmaids dresses to the table setting and the color palette in general), to that perfect southern reception complete with rich interiors, china place settings and elaborate decor, today we are going all out for some classic “southern charm” wedding ideas and inspiration! Surely to bring out the southern belle in all of us…

 

Credits: Style Me PrettyPinterest, Ruffled Blog, Georgia Tourist Guide, Ruffled Blog, Angel Canary BlogPinterest, Cookie and Kate