Monthly Archives: February 2009

Wedding Inspiration

Vintage-inspired Homespun Charm

With wedding budgets shrinking these days, one option to consider is an intimate little wedding with lots of DIY details. In this case, the look is vintage-inspired with lacy luminarias, retro-floral melamine plates and home-made plaid napkins. Guests can be seated around one large banquet table for a family-style dinner and a few floral centerpieces could be supplemented with baskets of fresh fruit. Rather than a pricey wedding cake, cut and serve homemade pies (just like Gran used to make!).

Featured design: Marissa wedding invitation

Photo Credits:
row 1: Eva Lindh, Jose Villa
row 2: Martha Stewart, Saipua
row 3: Robert Sukrachand, Jose Villa
row 4: Martha Stewart, Matthew Mead

Color Palettes

Black, Charcoal and Leaf

February 24, 2009

If you’re having a formal wedding in the spring and prefer to stay away from vivid or pastel colors, a palette of black and charcoal is a classic, timeless option. Adding Leaf Green as an accent color keeps the combination from being too austere and adds a fresh feeling for Spring.

The bride and bridesmaids: A bouquet with lots of greenery would look great against a white gown and one bold piece of jewelry (like a vintage-inspired green locket) would be a fun, unexpected accessory for the bride. Bridesmaids could wear charcoal dresses and hold bouquets of all-white blooms.

The groom and groomsmen: The men would be dressed in classic attire – black suits with charcoal gray ties. A little color could be added with bits of green in the boutonneires.

Accents: Leaf green can make its way into the reception via the wedding cake, centerpieces and perhaps the favors.

Stationery Options: Our Charlotte wedding invitation (printed in Olive ink on White paper) or the Liv wedding invitation (printed in Black ink on White paper) would both work well for a formal Spring wedding. Antonia in Black would be a good Save The Date option.

Photo Credits:
row 1: Eleise Theuer Photography
row 2: Jose Villa via Oh My Deer, Eleise Theuer
row 3: Ornamental Things, J.Crew, Cake Girls
row 4: A Bryan Photo