Monthly Archives: March 2009

Color Palettes

Eggplant, Raisin, Plum and Leaf

March 18, 2009

Spring palettes don’t always have to be light colors or pastel shades. This deep, rich,  delicious blend of purple tones could work just as well for a spring wedding as any other palette. The trick with purple is to go with a tertiary tone – not so much a ‘Purple Rain’ purple (sorry Prince!). Pairing those hues with a fresh color like leaf green makes it work for spring.

The bride and bridesmaids: The bride’s bouquet could be filled with purple flowers in various shades while green Cymbidium orchids with purple ‘throats’ would look really pretty against Eggplant or Raisin colored bridesmaid dresses.

The groom and groomsmen: The men could wear light-colored suits with interesting ties – plaid, striped or patterned – which incorporate the green and/or purple tones.

Stationery Options: Our Joy Save The Date (in Apple or Aubergine) would be a good option. For a wedding invitation, our Love Logo #15 invite (in Apple ink on White paper) would be great for a modern spring wedding.

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

Photo Credits:
row 1: Artfool, Jenny Yoo, Martha Stewart
row 2: Wedding Day Photo via The Knot, Victor Sizemore Photography
row 3: Artfool

Tips and Tidbits

Do tell!

March 17, 2009

Thus far, we’ve had over 700 1,000 downloads (and counting!) of our DIY Paper Bag Labels….glad to see you all liked them so much! We would love to see how our little creations are doing out there in the real world. Drop us a line to let us know how you incorporated them into your event, what you put in the bags, how you displayed them…whatever. We’d love to see photos too! We may even feature a few of your events right here on Flights of Fancy!

Please email your photos and DIY stories to blog {at} betsywhite {dot} com. Can’t wait to hear from you!

Wedding Inspiration

Enchanted Garden

March 16, 2009

A beautiful botanical garden is the perfect setting for an enchanting spring wedding. With such lush surroundings, there’s no need to spend a fortune on elaborate flower arrangements which means it’s also a budget-friendly option! Lots of candle light and hanging paper butterfly mobiles from trees would really add to the enchantment.

Featured Design: Devin wedding invitation

Photo Credits:
all rows: Martha Stewart, Artfool
row 3: Sarah Seven
row 5: Royal Buffet