Bare fall branches are the central theme in this subtly toned wedding design. Bridesmaids look sophisticated in black dresses with a classic neckline. The bride’s teal silk heels add a touch of whimsy to her lace and silk gown. Artistic dinnerware and jewelry complete the feeling of this understated autumn inspired collection.
Planning a wedding can easily turn into a shopping spree. “I love this and this and this…!” It’s so easy to do, you pick everything you fall in love with: dresses, shoes, invitations, linens, decor, etc. When you take a step back and look at all of your choices as a whole, as they will be seen on your wedding day, do they all tell the same story? Not everything has to match, but in order to throw a wedding that visually captures your guests and could be wedding blog or magazine-worthy, the design must be consistent. You should be able to hold any of your choices up to another and they should make the same statement. Telling a story is a phrase I’ve heard countless times as a designer; it’s like a theme, but more so, it portrays a feeling in a moment. It visually tells viewers about a person, a time, a place and an emotion, without speaking a single word. It is the easiest way to captivate an audience, to throw a wedding that becomes known for it’s details, and to help you keep your choices manageable as you plan your big day.
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Here are two examples of different stories. Notice the feeling the groups create, what kind of bride & groom would each of these stories portray? What would the guests experience? They both tell two very different stories, but both are beautiful…
What story will you tell at your wedding?
I’m writing this on a beautiful day, the sun is pouring in through the window on to my desk. What a perfect time of year. This color palette is very exciting in that it is the first I’m publishing (aside from real weddings) that I’ve had the chance to take from color palette, to inspiration board to an actual table-scape.
This was created for the annual Association of Bridal Consultants (ABC) / International Special Events Society (ISES) Table Top Design Competition which made for a wonderful day this past Monday. Meghan Stoller from MUM Floral Design put together a stunning punch-bowl flower arrangement for the table.
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Here is the inspiration board:
Inspired by bare tones of gold and cream, this color palette is easy on the eyes and intriguing to guests. Hints of lavish sparkle round off this luxurious wedding design.
The elegant neutrals become the palettes strongest color tones while black acts as the bold base that grounds the concept. This palette is for a bride and groom who have a flair for bold choices like a silver bridal gown and abalone chandeliers, and who want a timeless theme with modern glamor.Jack Young Photography
I love orange, a lot of people love orange, but it is one high maintenance color! Easy to misuse, complicated to blend, quick to overwhelm. So, what is one to do who must have orange in their wedding? The key is to make it work with your palette, rather than against it. Orange is best used with equally warm neutrals. A warm cream and toasty charcoal are the perfect pair to tone down the powerful color and let it stand out as a beautiful pop of energy.
Below is my compilation of items that fit this perfect palette. Flirty bridesmaids dresses, a fun Swarovski goldfish bracelet, and the star of the show is the amazingly flirty and fun Badgley Mischka ruffle flower t-strap sandal on the bottom right. Delicious!