Monthly Archives: June 2009

Color Palettes

Rose, Butter and Melon

June 17, 2009

Here’s a light, refreshing palette for a hot summer wedding…

wedding color ideas

Bride and Bridesmaids: There are so many beautiful flowers in these shades – a florist shouldn’t have any problems creating pretty, colorful bouqets.

Groom and Groomsmen: For a summer wedding, light colored suits with crisp white shirts would probably be best for the men.

Details and Décor: I love the idea of having signature drinks at the reception or during the cocktail hour. For a summer wedding, perhaps ice cold flavored lemonades and punches. Candles are another way to add a little color to the table…but it’s probably a good idea  to stay away from scented ones.

Stationery Options: Our Alani wedding invitation (in Rose ink on White paper), Marissa (in Rose ink on Ecru paper) or Mallory (in Rose ink on Ecru paper) would all work well.

Photo Credits:
row 1: Real Simple, Melina Hammer Photography
row 2: all images – Martha Stewart
row 3: J. Crew

From The Archives

Nancy Liu Chin: Favorite Year Round Flowers

June 16, 2009

It’s Tuesday! Today Nancy Liu Chin is giving a few tips about year-round flowers…

Brides are always asking what flowers will be available when they get married. It’s a great question, so here’s a list of my favorite All Year Round flowers. Hopefully this will make your wedding planning so much easier.

Carnations: available in wide range of colors. A favorite color includes ‘Moonvista’ which is a deep purple.

year-round wedding flowers: carnations

Delphiniums: available in white, blues and purples, but it’s the rare Hybrid mauve that’s fantastic.

year-round wedding flowers: delphiniums

Freesia: available in many colors, ‘Lewyna’ is a beautiful shade of pink.

year-round wedding flowers: freesia

Gladiolas: typically line flowers but when you wire the florets, they take on a complete different look. ‘Emerald Isle’ which is a bright citrus green is one of my favs.

year-round wedding flowers: gladiolas

Iris: available in white, yellow, blues and purples. ‘Apollo’ is a yellow bloom with inner white petals. It’s beautiful

year-round wedding flowers: iris

Mums: come in many forms but the buttons (aka ‘pom pom’) Mums are so versatile.

year-round wedding flowers: mums

Oriental Lilies: available in white, yellow, pink and red. ‘Concador’ is a yellow lily that’s quite lovely and rarely used.

year-round wedding flowers: oriental lilies

Peruvian Lilies: available in many colors. ‘Mayfair’ is a light lavender with purple…it’s a new variety.

year-round wedding flowers: peruvian lilies

Roses (hot house): available in many colors. Very versatile and they come in different lengths.

year-round wedding flowers: roses

Cut Orchids: many varieties and range of colors.

year-round wedding flowers: cut orchids

This gorgeous wedding features white carnation centerpieces along with white roses.

Thanks for the tips Nancy! Be sure to check in next week to see what new tidbits Nancy will be sharing…

Photo Credits:
All images via Jupiter Images, except:
Carnations (left image): Real Simple
Last photo via Nancy Liu Chin Designs

Wedding Inspiration

Summer Picnic Wedding

June 15, 2009

I must admit that I’m quite smitten with the summer picnic trend that has been gaining popularity in wedding blogland lately…then this amazing photo shoot by Tec Petaja (which I’m sure you’ve seen by now), sent me right over the edge. I am so in LOVE. Please – someone, anyone – please have a summer picnic wedding!

Featured Design: Marissa wedding invitation

summer picnic wedding

Photo Credits:
row 1: Tec Petaja, Sweet Paul
row 2: Sweet Paul, Caroline Tran
row 3: Emily Photo, Margarette Adams
row 4: Margarette AdamsSweet Paul