#color palette

Color Palette Inspo – Navy Weddings

Color Palette Inspo - Navy

Navy Blue & White & Grey

Perfect For: 

Late Summer or Fall

Why We Love It:

It’s not overdone but it still screams classic …this color scheme is timeless but not trendy, making it a perfect choice.

How To Execute:

Pick your exact shade of navy blue (use color swatches) and make sure all your linens, fabrics and accents match. Use crisp white as your neutral to really make the navy pop. Grey works best for the guys’ suits against the girls’ navy dresses, which will keep your bridal party pictures from being too monotonous.   Add a subtle flash of light pink in your bridal bouquet for a pretty little twist that won’t distract from your color palette.

Fun Features:

Anemones are perfect for this color scheme, the crisp white petals and the dark navy centers couldn’t work better. Try blue colored cake, or look into other fun options like blueberry pies or blackberry sorbet.

Love, Mrs. Newman

Color Palette Inspo – White Wedding Wonderland

White Weddings

All White Everything… With Hints of Grey and Cream.

Perfect For: 

New Years all through the spring!

Why We Love It:

White already screams wedding, but having all white everything can give your day a regal, elegant, and sophisticated vibe.  Is it intimidating? A little.  But with the right eye and event coordination, you’re white wedding wonderland will be stunning.  There’s a reason white weddings are trending in the celeb wedding world lately, à la Kim Kardashian West.

How To Execute:

With white as your main color, you’ll want to make sure you play around with different patterns and fabrics when it comes to the decor.  Add as much depth as you can with linens, candles, embellishments and flowers to your venue.  Put the girls in white, but keep their gowns simple.  If you’re afraid they’ll look too bridal, keep them in short dresses or pick a fabric that’ll stand apart from you, like lace.  But remember that you’ll be the one in the biggest, bestest, and most beautiful white gown, so try not to let this deter you from going with a white wedding.  For the guys, grey works well; white suits can get tacky and black tuxes might be too harsh with your palette.  The cream color will come into play with your flowers, as a lot of “white” flowers actually photograph cream, but the slight off white will help add depth to your vision.  You can also use the cream as a subtle accent; napkins, ribbon on the bouquet, place settings.

Fun Features:

Anything wedding related comes in white, so you’ll have plenty of options to pick from when picking out all of your details – invitations, cakes, linens, chair covers.  Include an all white candy bar, or send your guests home with white macaroons as wedding favors.  If you get married earlier in the year while it’s still cold outside, include a white hot chocolate bar, complete with marshmallows and whipped cream!

Love, Mrs. Newman

 

Color Palette Inspo – Red, Red Wine

Color Inspo - Wine and Grey

Wine, Grey and Ivory

Perfect For:

Late August all the way through the New Year.

Why We Love It:

Wine in general can never be bad, so using it in your wedding color scheme is definitely a big fat yes in our book. The deep warm hue of a nice maroon is such a gorgeous shade, and it photographs so beautifully.

How To Execute:

Go with grey tuxes and deep red ties that match the bridesmaids dress color – which I would suggest be floor length to match the regal look and feel of the wine coloring. Incorporate the ivory into the bouquets and table arrangements to soften the color scheme. The later in the year your date is, the less ivory I would work into everything and the darker I would go with the shade of grey.

Fun Features:

Red velvet cake is the perfect accomplice to your color palette, so go with a naked cake for an extra pop of color at your reception. You’ll also have your pick of wine-themed add-ons like wine glass favors, signed corks, or wine bottle centerpieces.

 

Love, Mrs. Newman

Color Palette Inspo: Mint-to-be!

Color Palette - mint and beige

Mint, Beige, Ivory and Burlap.

Perfect For:  Spring or Fall

Why We Love It:  Mint is trending in bridal fashion, so you’ll have plenty of options for dresses, ties and jewelry. Use the understated beige and ivory to complete the color scheme and give your wedding a classic look and feel. Burlap will fit right into this palette, which is another wedding styling staple these days.

How To Execute:  Dress your girls in mint and then match the color swatch to your guys’ ties. I’d go with neutral linens, and definitely incorporate some burlap there, but let the centerpieces pop with greenery. Work with your florists to keep your flowers a minty shade of green, and highlight your bridal style with mint colored gemstone jewelry.

Fun Features:  Play up the mint color and theme by sending your guests home with a box of mints, offering mint mojitos, or having a mint-chocolate flavored wedding cake.

Love, Mrs. Newman