Monthly Archives: November 2008

Store Scoop

EAD Library Listing

November 25, 2008

We have just been included in the Elizabeth Anne Designs library of vendors! If you’re not familiar with their blog, you should definitely check it out, it’s full of wonderful inspiration, ideas and lots of affordable DIY tips. A big thanks to Rebekah and Ami for including us in the EAD Library!

Real Wedding Features

Michelle and Allan

November 24, 2008

Atlanta wedding. Invitations by betsywhite.com - Michelle and Allan 1

WEDDING DATE: April 25, 2008
LOCATION: Atlanta, Georgia
CEREMONY: Barnsley Gardens
RECEPTION: The Ruins at Barnsley Gardens
PHOTOGRAPHER: Our Labor of Love
FLOWERS BY: Little Sparrow Floral Designs
WEDDING PLANNER/CONSULTANT: Nicole Fantz, Peachtree Weddings & Events
GOWN BY: Casablanca Bridals
BRIDESMAID DRESSES BY: Davids Bridals
GROOM’S TUX/MENSWEAR: Men’s Warehouse

Atlanta wedding. Invitations by betsywhite.com - Michelle and Allan 2

Atlanta wedding. Invitations by betsywhite.com - Michelle and Allan 3

Atlanta wedding. Invitations by betsywhite.com - Michelle and Allan 4

Atlanta wedding. Invitations by betsywhite.com - Michelle and Allan 5

INVITATION: Lucy wedding invitation (by betsywhite stationery boutique)

WHY DID YOU CHOOSE THIS INVITATION?: Simple, went with the event theme – intimate rustic sunset wedding accented with moss.

FAVORITE DETAIL: The candle light was beautiful and set off the nighttime atmosphere of the gardens and the ruins.  Our theme was  Jazz music from our band, The Bonaventure Quartet, set off the romantic intimate setting perfectly.  Our guests danced under the stars.

FAVORITE MOMENT: Driving away in the golf cart at the end with all of our friends gathered around with candles – we were so full of joy.  What a night!

Atlanta wedding. Invitations by betsywhite.com - Michelle and Allan 7

Atlanta wedding. Invitations by betsywhite.com - Michelle and Allan 8

Atlanta wedding. Invitations by betsywhite.com - Michelle and Allan 9

Color Palettes

Magenta, Slate and Chartreuse

November 20, 2008

Sophisticated Slate gray is a great neutral and the starting point for this palette. Bright bouquets in Magenta (hot pink) hues would look great against gray bridesmaid dresses with a little shimmer, while groomsmen would look rather stylish in gray suits. To work the palette into the stationery, wedding invitations can be printed in Slate ink or Fucshia ink on white paper. It would be best to use Chartreuse sparingly, just to give the palette a bold pop of color.

wedding color palette: magenta-slate-chartreuse

Photo Credits:
row 1: Our Labor of Love
row 2: Our Labor of Love, J. Crew
row 3: Mi Belle

Color Palettes

Color Predictions: Spring 2009

November 19, 2008

Every season, the fashion world is inspired by a new palette of colors and this palette usually dictates what we see in stores and what eventually become popular color combinations.

A couple months ago, the color forecasts for Spring 2009 were released (yes, there is such a thing) and here’s what the fashion and color experts say we should expect…

“Spring traditionally evokes a sense of freshness and new beginnings, with sprouting shoots and blossoming flowers that inspire designers to breakout of the winter doldrums. Bright colors return to the top 10 list for Spring ’09, as designers incorporate vibrant pops into their collections, yet temper the vibrancy with deeper, translucent or neutral tones.”

It seems as though yellow will continue to make its mark in Spring ’09 and slate gray will serve as a solid neutral. Rich colors like a deep fucshia and a classic blue make the top 10 list, along with softer colors like lavender, rose pink and a neutral beige with “subtle rose undertones”.

Our favorites in the forecast are the three greens. According to the experts, these tones perpetuate the idea of “freshness and renewal”. A citrus inspired green (no. 1 above) which we think is a really modern, chic shade; a bright, fun, blue-green hue (no. 2) and a perfect spring green (no. 3). Each of these colors can be paired with a great neutral like ivory, chocolate brown or even gray to create a beautiful, fresh wedding palette for the spring.

In the upcoming weeks, we will assemble a few wedding palettes based on these Spring 2009 colors as well as a few slightly more traditional favorites. Stay tuned!