Monthly Archives: September 2009

Color Palettes

Emerald, Rain and Mist

September 30, 2009

Like everyone else, I have an affection for a certain range of colors… shades and tones that I’m constantly drawn to. Emerald is not one of them. Although I love green, I tend to go for slightly lighter shades… maybe with more yellow undertones. Nonetheless, when I saw these photos from DiBezi Photography (via Brooklyn Bride), I was really stuck by the rich, beautiful color.

For this palette, I’ve incorporated a couple lighter shades to create a fresh twist on a Fall palette.

wedding colors: emerald green

Stationery Options:
Josephine save the date (in Apple/Honeydew)
Kenley save the date (in Pool)
Love Logo #14 invitation (printed in Olive ink on White paper)

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Photo Credits:
row 1: DiBezi Photography via Brooklyn BrideMarianne Taylor Photography
row 2: Royal BuffetXoelle, Anna Kuperberg
row 3: Johnathan Canlas

Wedding Inspiration

Sunset Wedding

September 28, 2009

Remember these inspiring images I shared a couple weeks ago? Well, I knew I wanted to create an inspiration board based on those gorgeous photos… and here it is!

A ceremony at sunset just sounds so romantic and like Clayton Austin’s work proves, the natural light can make for absolutely beautiful photos. Having the sun as a central element also give you a great reason to incorporate cool details at the ceremony like paper parasols for the ladies and straw fedoras for the guys.

Featured Design: Gabrielle wedding invitation

sunset wedding

Photo Credits:
row 1: Clayton Austin via Vintage Glam Weddings
row 2 Glynis Selina Arban, Union Photography via Snippet and Ink
row 3: Josh GolemanClayton Austin
row 4: Amorology, Martha Stewart

Style File

Classic Finds: Vintage Silver

September 25, 2009

Sarah Darcy from Classic Bride will be joining us every Friday this Fall to share a few of her favorite finds, inspiration and ideas for chic, classic weddings…

This Friday’s Find: Vintage Silver

classic wedding finds: vintage silver

A favorite detail of my wedding was the many heirloom silver pieces we included. They not only blended seamlessly with the surroundings but they were also a lovely sentimental touch.

A few ideas I love: Use vintage mint julep cups/trophies/teapots/teacups as vases; sprinkle silver trays around to hold programs and favors; ring silver bells during the ceremony to honor special family members.

Photo Credits:
Top row, from left to right: Elle Decor magazine image via Brabourne Farm; Antique silver vases and compotes via Country Living
Bottom row, from left to right: Vintage mint julep cups found on Snippet & Ink via The Newlywed Diaries; Trophy and tray via Country Living

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Thanks Sarah!

If you’ve missed any of Sarah’s Classic Finds, catch up here:
Ruffles and Tulle
Blue and White
Pink and Pearls

Latest Trends

Trendspotting: Vintage Cameras

September 24, 2009

Just about every photographer I know is madly in love (if not obsessed) with vintage cameras – so it’s no surprise to me that many of them incorporate old-school cameras as props in wedding and engagement portraits. I personally LOVE this trend so please keep ’em coming!

wedding trends - vintage cameras

row 1: Elizabeth Messina, Jose Villa
row 2: Tec Petaja via OnceWed, MangoRED via Rock n’ Roll Bride

wedding portraits with vintage cameras

row 1: Clayton Austin via Vintage Glam Weddings
row 2: Tec Petaja

props for wedding portraits

row 1: Allison C. Photography via Green Wedding Shoes, Justin & Mary
row 2: Elisabeth Millay via Grey Likes Weddings
row 3: MangoRED via Rock n’ Roll Bride

old fashioned cameras

row 1: Open Air Photography by Katie Stoops via Brooklyn Bride
row 2: Joy Moody via The Bride’s Café
row 3: Stephanie Williams Photography