Posts Tagged ‘themes’
By Shannon McCarthy & Veronica Lozano
One perk of planning your wedding is that you get to unleash the creative person in you and channel your own version of Martha Stewart, Colin Cowie and David Tutera. What is usually contained to hostessing duties on a much smaller scale will not compare to what could possibly be the biggest party you ever get the pleasure of coordinating. Yes…I said “the pleasure” of doing. After all, it is a party. And if you enjoy throwing parties on a smaller scale, just think of the possibilities…and all the possible themes you could create. The mind and imagination abound.
Luckily, spring is the perfect season to try some of the most whimsical trends because of the best selection of blooming flowers, and moderately temperate weather. From the simplest nuptial setup to the splashiest celeb celebrations, most wedding ceremonies have a theme or color scheme that unites decor, table settings, even floral styles.
Spring weddings are usually bursting with the bounty of the season, and this year is no different: Seasonal flowers like cabbage roses, peonies, tulips, dahlias and daisies form soft bouquets for both bride and surroundings. (The newest tip is to use faux flowers for your centerpieces, garlands and pomander balls.) Since it’s spring, invitations, table cards and napkins are festooned with foliage, flowers, butterflies and other signs of the season.
As for the “in” colors, they’re gorgeous. Pantone’s top color pick, Tangerine Tango, is a hot citrus orange, and David’s Bridal also taps begonia pink, freesia purple, apple red, coral and ocean blue as the wedding hues for spring. Wedding planners report the most popular overall themes are ranch (a.k.a. rustic), vintage and nautical, with fave venues being vineyards, gardens and farms.color trends, spring, themed weddings, themes, trends
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We saw an interesting wedding party recently.
There were 8 attendants and none of them wore the same dress, or even the exactly same color, although all were the same general color, red.
What a novel idea! Instead of asking a variety of different body types and sizes to all wear the same (and odds are unflattering style for a least half the bridal party), why not just ask them to wear the same color family and length (cocktail or formal)?
Not only would you help your bridal party keep their costs down (and select dresses they might actually, REALLY wear again), we’re betting all of them would be thrilled.
Or ask them to each wear a different color that compliments the entire theme. You could ask them all to wear pastel, cocktail length dresses and plan a spring garden color scheme.
Lets face it, almost every woman reading this has at least one hideous bridesmaid dress in her closet she will never wear again. Lets start a new trend and let our wonderful friends (who are incurring many expenses to stand up and support us), select a dress that makes her look as beautiful as she feels. Don’t worry, as the bride, you’ll still be the center of attention!Tags: bridesmaids, color, dresses, themes
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