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Wistful Wedding Colors for Spring

What makes for wistful wedding colors to use this spring?

Wistful wedding colors. Wistful. Synonymous with yearning and longing. It's definitively an atmosphere fit for a romantic, so in love, wedding. Since we tend to connect colors with emotions, to create a romantic wedding filled with dramatic longing you'll want to start by picking wistful wedding colors. If you're planning on having one main color paired with white or other neutrals, you'll want to look for light, possibly muted colors. If you want a color combo, you'll want one color to have a dramatic impact that still fits nicely in the light and airy vibe. Pulling bold color inspiration from nature is always a good idea and natural elements done right can really amp up the wistful atmosphere you're working towards. Check out some of our favorite wistful wedding colors!

Wistful Wedding Colors You'll Love this Spring

Wistful Wedding Colors | Poppy and Blush

Poppy and Blush

These wistful wedding colors make for a powerfully romantic combination. The bold poppy color creates a bold statement next to the light and airy blush. Together you've a look that will be unforgettable. This color combo is especially excellent if you plan on using poppy's as part of your wedding bouquet. Wistful Wedding Colors | Dusk Blue

Dusk Blue

A lot of people think of this dusky blue of being perfect for winter weddings. However, it's a definite favorite for the spring. Particularly if you're interested in wistful wedding colors. This cool color paired with light and airy wedding flowers create a relaxed and romantic atmosphere.   Wistful Wedding Colors | Black with Wildflowers

Black with Wildflowers

Black for spring and summer?? YES. When you pair a clean black with wildflowers at your wedding, you create a moody romantic vibe that is to die for. So if you're looking for some drama with an air of pride and prejudice declarations of love, black paired with colorful wildflowers is perfect for you!
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Top 5 Summer Wedding Color Palettes

Bright Blue & Fuchsia

Bright blue and fuchsia are a hot color
combo this summer. It is one of those bold combos that you may worry about becoming tacky, but if you do it right, it can be amazing!! For example, including the soft gold as an accent at this wedding lends a sophistication that might not have been there if they tried to pull in another bright color.
Check out our article "How to go Bold without Falling into Tacky" for more tips to make you bold and bright wedding color dreams come true!

Marigold & Poppy Red

Not only do poppy's and marigolds make for great summer wedding flowers, but they are shining examples of a perfect wedding color combo! 2018 is all about using nature as inspiration! It's a great way to pull in warm, rich colors without having to go over the top.
You can definitely expect to see a lot of weddings this summer with similar vibes as this tablescape!
If this wedding style speaks to you, take a look at some of our own rich and warm gold candle holders to build your own poppy and marigold wedding!Wedding Accessories for a Poppy and Marigold Wedding

Navy & Sage

Faux Flower Sola Flower Bouquet Navy Sage and Dusty Slate Blue Bridal Bouquet One of the airier color combos we are loving this summer, navy and sage make for a wonderfully romantic wedding.

Evergreen and Gold

Gold and Green Wedding Table Lucille Photo Gold seems to be a shining star this year and is showing up everywhere. It may have something to do with it's easy elegance and warmth that can make any wedding feel formal and inviting at the same time. Pair it with greenery and you've got yourself a pretty magical wedding color palette!

Rainbow

 Rainbow Weddings of 2018 Rainbow doesn't have to mean Care Bears and an 8 year old's birthday party. In fact, in the wedding world it 100% shouldn't mean that. Instead it can be a warm, vibrant, and fun wedding style that takes your breath away. We've been seeing rainbow weddings popping up all over and we LOVE it! Colored glass and candlesticks are some of our favorite wedding accessories to help pull this look off!
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Review: Wedding Wire's Color Palette Generator

Picking your wedding colors can be a daunting task, so when we find something that might make that a little bit easier for our brides, we want to share it! Wedding Wire ( an Wedding Planning sight with access to vendors, inspiration, and planning tools) has recently come out with a color palette generator. How exciting is that?  

How to Use It

The tool is super easy. You start by clicking on if you want spring, summer, fall or winter colors. They even have cute little icons to go with it. With summer coming up, we chose summer.   Step two takes you to four primary color options. This is the base or main color for your wedding. Whether you use this tool or not, we recommend choosing a base color and one or two accent colors. This will help you create a cohesive look.   After you select your primary color the tool will then prompt you to create an account in order to see your generated color palettes. This is pretty typical of free tools like this and it 100% doesn't hurt. Your already planning your wedding, might as well get access to other planning tools to help you along the way. Once you make your account, the tool will take you to six color combo options. This is when you pick your favorite to act as the jumping point for your whole wedding look!   We selected the navy, mint, and coral combo. And that's it. The generator give you the option to print your color palette, but otherwise you're done! Unless you want to start over and start again!

What We Think About It

The generator is still in it's beta stage. This is encouraging because while we LOVE the concept and the ease of the tool, but there is something left to be desired in the color options. However, we do believe that even the basic options can be a good launch to hone your vision. Since Wedding Wire also features wedding inspirations, we also think it would be great if they linked in wedding inspirations in your chosen color palette. This way you can see it really come to life. It may be the direction they plan to go, but it does seem like it could be tricky to make a reality. Overall, we think the tool is a fun idea and are hopeful!

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5 Hot Wedding Colors for 2018

5 Hot Wedding Colors for 2018

Pick Your  Dream Wedding Colors

One of the first items on your to do list for wedding planning is picking your wedding colors. You can't buy anything, aside from maybe your white wedding dress, until you know the color scheme! You might discover the perfect wedding invite or flowers, but if the color's don't work for the whole wedding, it just won't work. Here are 5 of the hottest wedding colors for 2018!

Orange

Orange is one of 2018's Hottest Wedding Color Trends This is Why We’re Loving Orange for Wedding Colors This Season Hello ORANGE! Now, a lot of brides may be scared to use a color as bold as the color orange. However, when pulling the color statement from natural floral with lighter colors and neutrals as the back drop, you will be pleasantly surprised.  

A Dusty Teal Blue

Teal Velvet - Wedding Colors inspired by location! Anna Delores Photography  These velvet tablecloths show off exactly why a soft teal blue is hitting high notes this wedding season. Combined with a rose gold and you can't lose!

Honey

Organic Wedding Inspiration with a Foraged Floral Chandelier #modernbride #fineartwedding #organicweddinginspiration Airy, Organic Wedding Inspiration with Honey Hues Warm honey hues are perfect for just about any wedding in any season. It is especially nice when paired with a contrasting cool color like the baby blue shown above. It creates a very natural and earthy tone to your wedding even if you are not using natural materials!

Ultra Violet

Ultra Violet Rock N' Roll Wedding Inspiration #pantone2018 #edgyweddings #bohobridalfashion Shannon Rosan Violet has been in season in not just wedding, but fashion and home decor. So it is no surprise that it is one of 2018's hottest wedding colors. Vibrant, electric, and easily edgy!
Metallic Burgundy  metallic burgundy wedding cake with sugar flowers Sweet and Saucy You may be seeing a trend of earthy and jewel like tones in this list. That's because they are wildly popularity and clearly beautiful. This burgundy wedding cake even has a metallic sheen to it, making it even more spectacular. It's such a romantic color for your wedding day!
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Onyx Wedding Inspiration

Breaking free from being a black and white wedding, focusing on the gemstone, onyx, your wedding will not only feel classy, but have so much more meaning behind it! Meanings and Connections to the Onyx Gemstone for your Onyx Wedding Onyx has a somewhat strange story behind it's "mythical" creation: It is said that Cupid cut the fingernails from the goddess Venus while she slept, leaving the fingernail clippings in the sand. Then the fates turned them into stones. Now if your're thinking of your grooms gross clippings left in the family room, don't. This story shows how highly the stones were respected as coming from part of a goddess.  Another interesting little detail about Onyx is that if you dream about onyx, it is supposed to symbolize a happy life with your perfect match (aka happily ever after). It is also supposed to be a protection against dark forces and remove negativity out of your life. The stories and meanings connected to Onyx may not be quickly seen as romantic, however starting a marriage without negativity and being each other's perfect match in the presence of a goddess's nail clippings (okay maybe not the nail clippings part) is pretty romantic!

Styling your Onyx Wedding

Onyx Wedding : Bohemian-Texas-Wedding-Sage-Hill-Inn-Above-Onion-Creek-Geoff-Duncan (6 of 34) All of this aside, Onyx ( not just black! Use the stone!) creates a great texture for your decor. In order to stay away from it just being black, it is a good idea to have elements of the raw stone in your decor. Also, playing with geometric shapes can create a modern and earthy vibe. Ultimately, it is the perfect look for any contemporary couple.

An Onyx Opportunity

black and white wedding dress with black over white tulle If you want to be truly unique, be daring at try a black wedding dress! Black wedding dresses are not just for the girl who only wears black. It is as classy and beautiful as white - maybe just don't pair it with black eye shadow and black lipstick! Take it further and find a Grecian goddess styled gown to connect with Onyx's Venus roots!
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Ruby Wedding Inspiration

Four Things to Consider for your Ruby Wedding

Ruby Wedding Idea Board

Center of Attention or Background?

Ruby, as a gemstone and as a wedding color, is most definitely the center of attention. This means that any other colors you have aside the Ruby should be chosen to enhance its beauty and meaning. Being bold should not mean you can't play it up.  For example, you may choose it to be a pop of color - steal drawing attention - like in the bouquet of our inspiration collage. Or, it can be dramatically center stage like in the sequin bridesmaid dresses. Ruby has a warmth to it that undercuts the hardness or loudness that can sometime accompany red.  This means you really can have Ruby sequin dress with it looking romantic and luxurious and not Vegas show girl.

Meaningful Connections

As a gemstone, Rubies are known to evoke passion and romance. According to crystalvaults.com "ruby has always been associated with love, especially faithful passionate commitment and closeness" and were in fact once thought to be the perfect wedding stone.  Really, the only thing a young couple wants more than to live happily ever after is to live passionately ever after. Food for thought: Have you ever heard of the joke tradition to put a marble in a jar every time.. eh hem...in your first year of marriage and to take a marble out every time *cough* in the years after and even 50 years later you'll still not have emptied the jar? So, maybe using a Ruby as the center stone of your wedding and maybe even your wedding ring will prevent that from being you!

Wedding Themes Connected to Ruby

  • Royal
  • Love/ Sweethearts
  • Fantasy
  • Bohemian
  • Winery
  • Rustic
  • Harvest

Complementing Colors for your Ruby Wedding

  • Charcoal
  • Gold
  • Rose Gold
  • Cream
  • Blush
  • Emerald
  • Jewel Tones ( as in you use several different jewel tones as your color scheme)
Check Out our Emerald Wedding Inspiration Board Here.
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The Perfect Color for Fall Weddings

Photography: Jose Villa  http://www.stylemepretty.com/collection/873/picture/1032398/ Photography: Jose Villa
Since fall starts this month, we will be sharing some tips with you related to weddings held in this beautiful season of the year. Our objective is to give you inspiration to have the best fall wedding ever! Today, we will be discussing the color of the year according to Pantone—the authority on color—, the Marsala. This red wine family color is warm, vital, sensual and romantic, perfect for a Glam wedding. Therefore, it has been an inspiration for many brides worldwide and it is projected that it will be the best color for autumn weddings in 2015. If you are not sure how this color would fit your wedding, you just need to visit Pinterest and write “marsala” and you will get a huge load of images to get inspiration and decorate your wedding using all shades of this cousin of wine. Photogrphy: The hearts haven  http://www.100layercake.com/wedding-ideas/marsala/134832/bohemian-desert-wedding-portrait Photography: The hearts haven
Marsala is perfect for decorating in the autumn, not only because it is within the ocher hues, but also because it is within the palette of colors exhibited by nature during this colorful season. It combines perfectly with subtle and neutral colors, therefore, you can highlight it essence without undermining other colors. The best colors to combine it with are gold, light pink, olive green beige and cooper. You can use them in your flowers, centerpieces, candles, menu, invitations, and why not, the cake, it looks simply stunning! Photography: Nicole Berret Photography  http://www.100layercake.com/wedding-ideas/marsala/131402/marsala-and-floral-wedding-cake Photography: Nicole Berret Photography
If you want to include it in your bride’s apparel, you can use marsala shoes with your white wedding dress, lipstick, nails, earrings. Also you can have your bridesmaids wear marsala dresses. Use it in your bouquet and for the boldest brides, wear a marsala wedding dress! The outcome is fabulous. Give marsala a shot, we bet you will not be dissapointed! Photography: Jose VIlla  http://www.stylemepretty.com/collection/873/picture/1032436/ Photography: Jose VIlla
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Top 5 Fall Wedding Color Combos

Pulled from trending wedding blogs, Pinterest boards, and experience Wedding Collectibles is taking a look at the top Fall Wedding Colors for 2014! Even if you are not having seasonal wedding theme, the seasons influence what wedding colors are going to be the easiest to find accessories in and are going to seem right. Like a floral wedding with spring colored flowers in the middle of winter with snow falling…it just doesn’t fit. So, take a look at these colors that give variety, but also just fit the fall mood!

1) Pumpkin

Fall Wedding Colors

Starting with the more obvious choice, but definitely a fall wedding favorite we have pumpkin! This color can go with a lot of different styles and doesn’t mean you have to have fall leaves and actual pumpkins at your wedding -though that could be cute! This nice and earthy tone will bring in the warmth that goes with the idea of snuggling under a blanket. A good color to match this with if you want to help yourself avoid the thanksgiving dinner feel is navy.

2) Eggplants and Mustard     
Fall Wedding Color TrendsPhoto: “PERFECT FALL WEDDING COLOR PALETTE IDEAS 2014 TRENDS”

Who doesn’t like a good eggplant? This fall wedding color combo is perfect for those bohemian, hipster, shabby chic weddings. This color combo and style also works better for someone who wants to have more flowers at their wedding.

3) Peach and Magenta

Fall Color Palette

Photo: Ruffled Blog “Fall Floral Color Palette”

This color palette is less of being two colors, and meant to be more that it starts with peach and melds into other rosy colors into the dark magenta, giving you a nice color range. This is a great color combo for the fall because it can mimic a bundle of mixed berries. You can have your bridesmaids in the different colors and even serve things like blueberry pie!J. Cole: 4 Your Eyez Only streaming

4) Emerald and Pewter

Emerald Wedding Colors

Photo: Letter Impressed, “Fall Wedding Color Combinations” By Ajalon

Emerald is another great color choice for fall and is becoming increasingly popular. Paired with a pewter or warm gray will help that emerald stand out and give your wedding and simple, elegant look.

5) Dusty Blue and Cranberry Red

Trendy Fall Wedding Colors

Photo: The Bride Link, “Fall Wedding Color Ideas”

The final color palette in our top 5 is not necessarily in last place. This mixture of dark and light, warm and cool, creates a supremely elegant wedding look. It works well with the various wedding style favorites, but will always create a look of sophistication.

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The Best Summer Wedding Colors

When it comes to styling and decorating your wedding, one of the first decisions you are going to need to make is to choose your wedding colors. Summer can sometimes be a bit of a tricky season to pick wedding colors for, especially if you prefer a darker tone ( burgundy, dark brown, navy, etc), but the key to summer wedding colors seems to be finding a balance. In other words, choose a color scheme that will have a solid foundation - like a deep blue or purple - with a pop of something bright - like orange or teal - followed by something light - like pale yellow or sky blue. For summer, it is less about having a specific color that is the best for summer, but having the perfect color balance. If you are planning a summer wedding, then you should take a look at these color schemes that are sure to capture the romance of summer. Summer Wedding Colors Colors: Magenta, Beige, Lime, Maroon This is a great color palette for any warm summer night wedding. It has a great base with the maroon that is lighted up by a wedding color basic, beige, and brightened up with the pizzazz of magenta and lime. In this particular color scheme, depending on what tone of lime you choose, the lime also acts as a cool and light color. The overall effect is warm, inviting, with a touch of excitement - a.k.a romantic. Summer wedding colors Colors: Succulent Green, Scarlet Red, Lavender The constant for this color scheme is the warm succulent or moss green. The punch of red adds a heavier tone that is warm, powerful, and even passionate, while the lavender adds a sense of whimsy or summer breeze. Bright Summer Wedding Colors Colors: Magenta, Antique White, Tangerine, Aqua. We love this color scheme from theknot.com for a seaside summer wedding. The antique white acts as a perfect back drop to the color pops of magenta, tangerine, and aqua. The key with working with this many bright colors is to use them in your wedding accessories as accents (To find great summer and beach themed accessories, follow the link here). For example, as pictured above the table cloth is done in the white versus it being in the bright aqua. This lets each bright color shine and add its flavor without being overwhelming and without competing with one another. Gold Summer Wedding Colors: Mint, Baby Pink, Gold, Fuchsia Instead of having a dark color as your base, try using  multiple soft colors like the mint and baby pink to set the stage for your dominant fuchsia. The warm gold adds warmth and really helps bring the colors together, rather than the bright colors just jumping off the page. Plus, glitter and shimmer is always a great for a summer wedding. For more ideas for your summer wedding, check out the following Wedding Collectibles Blogs! How to Deal with Summer Heat on your Wedding Day Summer Wedding Inspiration Boards Destination Hawaii Real Wedding Feature – Melissa & Cameron  
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If the Shoe Fits, Wear it in a Bright Color

If the Shoe Fits, Wear it in a Bright Color!

Splash of Sunshine Wedding Shoes It is of course traditional in mainstream society for the bride to wear all white: White veil, white dress, white shoes. But what if you are one of those gals that just can't help but always want to wear a pop of color? You could select a dress that has colored beading, wear a colorful petticoat, or a colored veil, but one of the easiest and most fun ways to include that drop of sunshine in your white wedding look is to have some peek-a-boo color with your wedding shoes.

Stand Out on Your Own

Green Wedding Shoes

A lot of brides that want to have that spice of color in their wedding look will choose to have that bright color featured only on themselves, or in a way that is unique to them. For example if you want to have some peek-a-boo green shoes, green may be one of your wedding colors, but you wouldn't have your bridesmaid's wearing the color or even having their shoes being in the same color. If anything, their bouquets may feature some green in either the flowers or in the ribbon. Ideally, your shoe color pop would be in one of the color accents your are featuring in your wedding color scheme, but probably not the main color. Doing this, makes your color pop, more of a stand out, rather than a matchy match look.

Match the Bridesmaids Trend Alert: Brightly Colored Shoes with Little Black Dresses   Another options is to match your bridesmaids. This is done in three variations. First you can wear the same shoe in the same color as each of your bridesmaids like shown in the image above. Or, you can wear shoes in the same bright color, but a different style. For example, if your bridesmaids are wearing red heels like in the image above, you might be wearing red flats, or higher heels, or perhaps sequined heels (a little wizard of Oz theme?). The third "match your bridesmaids" is to match not the shoe color, but the dress color. So, if your bridesmaids are in purple dress and black pumps, then you would wear purple pumps.

Color is the Thing

Trend Alert: Brightly Colored Shoes with Little Black Dresses

Or if your color scheme really is just COLOR all around, then you might decide to go for a rainbow styled bridal party. With this each bridesmaid gets her own color and the bride gets her own color like in the image above. If you do want to do a rainbow bridal party, we do recommend having the girls and guys wear a solid black ( or other neutral color) and then have the bright rainbow touches in the bouquets, shoes, socks, and ties. There is such a thing as too much color!

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