Monthly Archives: February 2009

Color Palettes

Turquoise, Pink and Gold

February 20, 2009

Pale pink and soft turquoise are a great combination for a charming, lighthearted event and bit of gold here and there adds elegance without seeming too ‘stuffy’. This palette would work well for a small destination wedding in the Bahamas or a sweet springtime garden affair.

The groom could be dressed in a light suit with a pink tie while the bride wears pale pink stilettos with her gown. Pink or blue bridesmaid dresses might be overkill so bridesmaids could wear neutral, ivory dresses, with pale turquoise shoes and carry little posies of pink peonies. At the reception, gold accents can be added in the centerpieces and decor (in moderation, of course).

Our Antonia save the date (in Pool or Pink) would be a great way to set the tone for this event.

wedding color palette: turquoise, pink and gold

Photo Credits:
row 1: Jose Villa, Marie Labbancz Photography
row 2: Martha Stewart, Marie Labbancz Photography
row 3: Turq Bridal, Martha Stewart

Wedding Inspiration

Coastal Style

February 18, 2009

A nautical palette of navy and white is definitely a classic combination for a summer wedding somewhere in Nantucket or perhaps on Martha’s Vineyard. In this case, a citrus-inspired green (predicted as one of the hot new colors for Spring 2009) adds a modern freshness to the traditional palette.

The groom and groomsmen would be casual but sophisticated in khakis, blue blazers and blue and green striped ties while the bridesmaids wear green dresses from J. Crew. During the cocktail hour, New England classics such as oysters and crab cakes would be served. For guests’ comfort, navy flip flops could be provided at the reception for when the party really gets going…

Featured Design: Skye wedding invitation

Photo Credits:
row 1 and 3: Adeline & Grace Photography via Style Me Pretty
row 2: Christian Oth Studio, Boutwell Studio
row 4: Christine Ferah Photography, Adeline & Grace Photography
row 5: Maybelle Calligraphy, J.Crew
row 6: Victor Sizemore Photography, Adeline & Grace Photography

Real Wedding Features

Stacey and John

February 16, 2009

Texas wedding, invitations by betsywhite.com - Stacey and John 1

WEDDING DATE: February 23, 2008
LOCATION: Austin, Texas
CEREMONY & RECEPTION: Barr Mansion
PHOTOGRAPHER: Amelia Tarbet
FLOWERS BY: Abby with the Barr Mansion
WEDDING PLANNER/CONSULTANT: Rick Rabon with the Barr Mansion
GOWN BY:
Judd Waddell New York
BRIDESMAID DRESSES BY: David’s Bridal
GROOM’S TUX/MENSWEAR: All the men wore Scottish Formal Attire

Texas wedding, invitations by betsywhite.com - Stacey and John 2

Texas wedding, invitations by betsywhite.com - Stacey and John 3

Texas wedding, invitations by betsywhite.com - Stacey and John 4

Texas wedding, invitations by betsywhite.com - Stacey and John 5

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INVITATION: Victoria wedding invitation by betsywhite stationery boutique
WHY DID YOU CHOOSE YOUR INVITATION?:
We liked the invites because they were casually elegant and represented our wedding event perfectly.

Victoria wedding invitation by betsywhite.com

betsywhite stationery boutique - wedding invitation

Texas wedding, invitations by betsywhite.com - Stacey and John 8

YOUR FAVORITE WEDDING DETAIL: The Groom’s cake.  They called it the “Fortress of Chocolatude”.  The design was a complete surprise.
FAVORITE/MOST MEMORABLE MOMENT: My husband’s face as I walked down the aisle.

Texas wedding, invitations by betsywhite.com - Stacey and John 9

Texas wedding, invitations by betsywhite.com - Stacey and John 10