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Brides Magazine April/May 2014 Archives - New Orleans Weddings - Reception, Venue & Planning
Jul 262014
lemon sky blue

Photos: Dyad Photography; Nancy Ray Photography; Robert Mitra

Brides, we've nailed down the perfect color palette for a sophisticated yet fun summer wedding: lemon yellow and sky blue. The bold sunny tone paired with a muted, cool pastel complements a seasonal bash without sacrificing elegance. From stationery to dessert, it's easy to incorporate these pretty hues into your summer nuptials. Here's how:

Punchy lemon yellow helps set off the more classic sky blue, so select invitations that pair the colors wisely like yellow envelope liners and a mostly blue-and-white invitation. Dress your bridesmaids in sweet blue dresses, and add pops of yellow to their bouquet. (Think: fluffy tree peonies or romantic garden roses.)

Brighten up classic tables with cheerful lemon escort card holders featuring expertly calligraphed escort cards in blue. Another way to incorporate the color combo into your reception? Use a mix of blue-and white-dinner plates, plus bright yellow centerpieces.

Also consider decorating your wedding cake with the two shades. Colorful stripes and a few bright blooms is a simple way to insert the yellow and blue tones, but you can always discuss other options with your baker.

Want to see more fresh color palettes and theme ideas? Then check out one of BRIDES' newest planning tools: our beautiful inspiration boards. Discover wedding ideas and purchase your favorite details to achieve the look on your big day!

Above: 1. Invitation, "Gillian + Seiler", $2,861 for 100, Bell'Invito; 2. Bridesmaids' Dress, $268, Ivy & Aster; 3. Dinnerware, from $84, Fürstenberg; 4. Place Card, $2, Open Ink Stand; 5. Shoes. $945, Oscar de la Renta; 6. Cake, $10 per slice (serves 80), Wild Orchid Baking Co.; 7. Bouquet, $250, Rebecca Shepherd Floral Design

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