Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Pretty in Pink... Accents

Ok Ladies... I know everyone's first instinct when it comes to wedding colors is to think pink. However! I can not tell you how many weddings I have seen where there was just simply a PINK OVERLOAD! Today we will have a lesson on when pink is appropriate in a wedding setting.

Rule #1 - Do not, under any circumstances, make the groom or groomsman wear any shade of pink! The only exception to this rule is if the men volunteer to wear a boutonnière that has pink in it. Let me be clear - no pink ties, no pink cummerbunds, no pink suits, no pink shirts and no pink sox! You really shouldn't even suggest the pink flowers... he needs to offer. Remember! Your day is his day too, and he should get to be as manly as he can be!

Rule #2 - When using pink in reception decor, only use it as an accent. Pink is a very vibrant color and can easily become overpowering. Rather than use it as your table cloths, chairs flowers, escort cards, and centerpieces... try just using it as an accent color! A hint of pink in the flowers... or a pink champagne at every table setting for the toast. In whatever way you do decide to do it, just make sure it is pared with a much more subdued color to really make it stand out and be beautiful.

Rule #3 - Don't get carried away and let pink be the center of attention on your wedding day. Remember! This day is about celebrating the bride and groom and their upcoming life... not about celebrating the color pink. That being said... Here are some pink weddings that were done beautifully!

Creative DIY Invitations

Today I discovered these totally amazing invitations that were actually a DIY project done by none other than the groom!!! I think these are a fabulous example of how DIY projects can look polished and even expensive! To see more of these invitations visit iDiY, one of my absolute favorite wedding blogs!

Congratulations to the happy couple - not only for getting married - but for getting married in DIY style!

Friday, October 22, 2010

Fabulous Furs

In the wedding bizz we call fall and winter the off season, because typically people don't want to get married when it's cold, rainy, or snowing... so basically any season that doesn't guarantee sun is out. But! Personally, I think embracing the cold is a great way to go. For weddings in fall and winter, there isn't anything classier than a bride adorning a fur coat. Furs are fashion forward, people!

Here are some lovely ladies who know how to rock the fur...

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Rain on A Wedding Day!

How come people always think that rain at a wedding is a bad thing?! I say embrace the rain! Enjoy the rain! Let the rain make your day! With the rainy week we've been having I thought this post would be appropriate.

Here are some photos of some people who have enjoyed the rain on the most important day of their lives...