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Brides Magazine February/March 2014 Archives - New Orleans Weddings - Reception, Venue & Planning
Dec 202014
Hunter and Celery Color Palette

Photos: Julien Capmeil; Rodin Banica; Jeffrey Westbook; Devon Jarvis

As cool fall turns to blustery winter, it's time to start considering deeper wedding color palettes. Sure, we'll always love pretty blush pink details and poppy metallic hues, but as the colder months settle in, we love a warm and inviting pairing fit for cold-weather nuptials. Whether you're trying the knot on a mountaintop or near the water, consider a hunter and celery palette for the perfect tone-on-tone combination.

While a monotone palette of green hues might seem less than thrilling, one look at this gorgeous inspiration board and you'll realize how elegant mixing a light and deep color can be. Hunter is the perfect tone for winter weddings, since its rich, regal hues will add tons of warmth to your reception space. And for fun highlights, nearly pastel celery green is the perfect choice. It's light and airy and looks but looks crisp and clean when combined with the deeper shade. Plus, the combo couldn't be a better complement to winter wedding details, like tons of evergreens, red berries, and cool-weather accessories.

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Add pops of green to your invitation, as seen in our pick from Cheree Berry Paper. With a mostly-white palette and an elegant, celery flower, the final effect is as pretty as can be. Deep green might seem like a far cry from traditional bridesmaid dresses, but you'll be surprised how versatile and flattering it is. Softer than black, but with the same slimming effect, your girls will love introducing this new hue into their wardrobe.

Layering the two tones into your flowers and tablescapes are as easy as can be, too. Pick greenery in an array of shades and find contrasting dinnerware for a polished finish.

Still not sold on a hunter and celery color palette for your big day? Then check out tons of other great pairings in our inspiration board tool! You can find a palette you love, then shop top picks that fit your vibe.

Above: 1. Earrings, $163, Melanie Auld; 2. Garland, $16, BHLDN; 3. Bridesmaids' Dress, $160, Aria; 4. Shoes, $795, Jimmy Choo; 5. Bouquet, $300, Rountree Flowers; 6. Cake, $15 per slice (serves 60), Colette's Cakes; 7. Dinnerware, Salad Plate, "Galerie Royale", $77, Bernardaud; Charger, "Arc en Ciel Empire Green", $175, Robert Haviland & C. Parlon; 8. Invitation, $1,000 for 100 sets, Cheree Berry Paper

Jul 152014
Eggplant and Lilac Wedding Color Palette

Photo: Diane Fields Photography; Krista Fox; Giovanni Giannoni

If you're planning a spring or summer wedding, look no further than an elegant color palette of eggplant and lilac. Throughout your ceremony and reception, pair the deep, regal tone with dreamy pops of one of the season's most popular pastel hues.

Start with an ornate purple-and-white invitation, complete with laser cut details — it's the perfect opportunity to use both hues without looking over-the-top. Complement floor-length eggplant-toned bridesmaid dresses with a lighter shoe or have your 'maids don flirty, knee-length frocks that mix the light and dark shades.

Go bold with your bouquet by opting for fluffy blooms in both purple colors, and decorate your tables with plenty of pretty buds, too. We love the idea of lilac-colored flowers in tall vases paired with low displays of rich purple blossoms.

You can even add the shades to your wedding cake. A three-tiered lilac confection, complete with scalloped details, will tie together your whole evening. But if you're not satisfied with just one sweet treat, serve crowd-pleasing truffles in mini eggplant-and-lilac-toned dessert cups for a favor your guests will definitely love.

Pictured above: Bridesmaids' Dress, $168, White by Vera Wang for David's Bridal; Mini Dessert Cups, $18 for 36, Tableau Party; Gem Bonbons, $8 for four, Promise Me Chocolate; Earrings, $120, Ti Adoro; Martini Glass, "Venezia, $10, Shiraleah; Shoes, $250, Badgley Mischka; Bouquet$390, Rountree Flowers; Cake, $11 per slice (serves 75), Lulu Cake Boutique

Preppy Brides, We Found Your Wedding Color Palette: Indigo and Sky Blue

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Jun 262014
Indigo and Sky Blue Wedding Color Palette

Photo: Jasmine Star; Giovanni Giannoni; Diane Fields Photography

Throwing a seaside wedding? Consider a preppy palette of indigo and sky blue — a perfect mix of tone-on-tone color that feels easy and elegant. From your bouquet to wedding cake, tasteful touches of varying shades of blue add classic beachy flare to your décor without becoming a nautical nightmare.

Gorgeous, modern blue-and-white invitations feel fresh and airy, while a classic escort card plays on the preppy color scheme. Pair pale bridesmaid dresses with a deeper blue shoe for a beautiful colorblocked detail. And you can even incorporate your "something blue" by way of bright bloom mixed into your bouquet.

Continue the color palette into your reception space with a graphic tablecloth that adds a modern vibe to an otherwise classic space. For a more muted take on preppy pairing, mix dark chargers with lighter dinner plates. The layered look makes a bold statement, but the white centers keep the tablescape bright.

While this color combo is ideal for coastal-inspired nuptials, versatile light and dark blues would suit any wedding space. We love the idea of a largely deep-indigo palette with pops of light tones for a winter wedding.

Pictured above: Bridesmaids' Dress, $265, Ann Taylor; Dinnerware, "Lace," from $55, Mottahedeh; Place Cards, $3.75 for 25 similar blank cards, Paper Presentation; Shoes, $995, Christian Louboutin; Cake, $12 per slice (serves 50), Elegantly Iced; Bouquet, $315, Rountree Flowers; Invitations, $860 for 100 sets, Spark Letterpress

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