Aqua, Leaf and Gold

This week’s palette is perfect for a spring wedding. Aqua and Leaf really embody the freshness of spring while touches of gold add a bit of elegance. This combination would work equally well with modern or traditional wedding styles.

The bride and bridesmaids: A lovely, simple white gown would be a wonderful backdrop to a bouquet bursting with fluffy white spring blooms and lots of greenery. The bouquet could be tied with Aqua ribbon to incorporate the colors of the palette. The bridesmaids could wear blue and green dresses – J. Crew offers lovely options.

The groom and groomsmen: I think charcoal grey suits would be best for the men. Black would be a little too dark, tan or khaki a little too light. Colors from the palette could be incorporated into their boutonneires and/or ties.

Accents and Details: Using gold throughout has the potential to look gaudy but if used sparingly, gold accents on the cake, centerpieces and bridal party’s jewelry would really add an elegant touch.

Stationery Options: Our Josephine Save the Date (in Apple/Honeydew) would be a perfect prelude to a wedding using this palette. The Talia Save the Date (in Apple or Pool) would also work well.

We also posted an extended version of this palette on the Southern Weddings blog…see it here.

Photo Credits:
row 1: Patricia Lyons Photography, Martha Stewart
row 2: Frolick Jewelry, Martha Stewart, Michelle Mitchell via Snippet and Ink
row 3: J. Crew

  • Lea McIntosh

    June 29, 2009 at 11:52 pm

    I have run into a couple of your color palettes/inspiration boards. And I think they are beautiful and well thought out!

  • gia@betsywhite

    June 30, 2009 at 9:30 am

    Thanks Lea!

  • taylor

    August 23, 2009 at 9:28 pm

    I LOVE this palette…mainly because I’m using aqua and gold as my colors (thanks to the MSW article that the cake picture there is from!), but my wedding is in the fall…I think this palette could really go for most any season depending on how you use it…

  • allie gropp

    April 13, 2011 at 9:50 am

    Hi- I am in love with this palette. Where can I find a larger picture of that cake! I need to have that in my wedding :)

    Thanks so much!

  • gia at betsywhite

    April 13, 2011 at 10:03 am

    @allie gropp: Photo credits are listed below the palette… the cake photo is from Martha Stewart Weddings. I’m not sure which magazine issue it was in but you can probably find the cake photo on the MS Weddings website in their “cakes” section.

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