I think we can all agree that the colors of fall are beautiful, but when it comes to your wedding, orange, red and yellow might not be your first choice for a color scheme. Today’s amber orange color palettes, however, just might change your mind. Here are 5 ways you can incorporate the warmth and richness of amber into your wedding day.
Despite the predominance of typically fall colors (orange and yellow) in this palette, the paleness of the yellow and the addition of coral keep this color scheme light enough for a summer wedding.
For a fun and festive color palette we’re digging this warm gradation of yellows, oranges, and reds (with a pop of purple for good measure). It’s perfect for a late summer/early fall outdoor celebration.
Dark plum purple, ruby red, and amber make for a gorgeous jewel-toned and autumnal palette.
Adding lots of warm white to a fall palette full of darker tones keeps this color scheme from becoming too heavy.
If a dark palette is what you’re going for, adding amber will help add a richness to the other hues, making it feel opulent and sophisticated instead of drab.
Whether it’s from Shakespeare, a romantic comedy or a post-it from your other half, love quotes can make us all go weak at the knees.
Using quotes in your wedding decor adds a romantic touch to your big day. Quotes are a subtle way to emphasize the true sentiment of marriage, which can often be forgotten amongst the chaos, dancing and food. Here are 10 ways to incorporate love quotes into your wedding.
1. Handheld Prop
Handwritten quotes can make for very sentimental photography props. Not only are these shots frame-worthy, they can also be a special gift to your new spouse. If you’re having bridal portraits done, then this is a great time to sneak in an image with a love letter to create a nice surprise for your husband (or wife!) when you go through your wedding photographs together!
2. Edible Musings
They’re called ‘sweet nothings’ for a reason. So what better way to share your most romantic words, than on a cake?
3. Wooden Display
Quotes on a wooden backdrop with a bold white script, are a nice touch to add to your outdoor ceremony.
4. Literary Quote
If you’re an avid reader but over the used-books-as-wedding-decor trend, then this one is for you. Pull your favorite literary love quotes or letters and place them on signs around your venue.
5. Photo Display
Surrounding a quote with photographs will create an interesting piece in your venue space. You can display engagement shoot photos or old family photos.
6. Writing On The Mirror
Mirrors are a lovely canvas for meaningful words. Surely that’s what bathroom mirrors were made for? Take it one step further by using antique mirrors as signs.
7. Childhood Inspiration
Some of the best love quotes come from childhood books and films. Their simplicity makes them universal. Wooden palettes are an inexpensive way to display your top picks.
8. Wise Words
Share some words of wisdom or advice with your guests. These can be in the form of tongue-in-cheek ramblings, notes from relatives or your own thoughts.
9. Table Decor
Having different quotes at each table is a fun way to differentiate them and add a theme.
10. In The Theme
If you’re having a wedding themed around a time period, you can use quotes to enhance the look. Finding romantic excerpts from that era will really add to the mood.
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Thea and Jesse went through the entire process of planning a wedding only to realize, when it came time to start putting down deposits, that it really wasn’t what they wanted at all. What they did want, was a day that was just about the two of them. They cancelled their plans and opted to elope on the beach instead, celebrating with a private oceanside dinner and a two week honeymoon in Europe. How can you argue with that?
Special thanks to Victoria Greener for sharing their beautiful elopement with us!
Thea, 23 & Jesse, 23
Wedding Date: June 25th, 2014
Number of Guests: 3
Wedding Cost: $1,900
Wedding Ceremony Location: Sunset Beach, Oregon on the sand dunes overlooking the ocean.
Wedding Reception Location: We didn’t have a formal reception, but plan to have one in September of 2015 with all our friends and family in Idaho.
Why did you have an intimate wedding?
We chose an intimate wedding because we wanted something simple and stress free. We wanted the day to be about us, and not about pleasing our families. After planning a very elegant $10,000 wedding, when it came time to book everything and pay our deposits, we just couldn’t justify spending that kind of money for something that was not just about us. So we opted to elope and book a two week honeymoon to Europe instead.
What are some of the challenges that you faced planning an intimate wedding?
Our biggest challenge was how our families were going to react to our decision to elope; as well as who to invite because we needed two witnesses. Also, finding reputable vendors was a stressor. Since this was also a destination wedding, we had to hope that the vendors would really take our ideas and pictures and help our vision come to life when it came to the cake and flowers.
Was it difficult to pare down the guest list?
Yes, this was the hardest part! We had decided all or nothing when it came to who to invite. I slipped the word to a couple friends who demanded they be there so we just let them come, and it turned out to be wonderful. Keeping it from our parents was the hardest part.
Did you have any ‘issues’ with the small guest list from friends and family? If so, how did you address them?
Everyone respected our decision to marry the way we did. And we had no negative responses. We told everyone with cute elopement announcements/save-the-dates. I think because we made our friends and family feel included by letting them know we still planned to celebrate, they were more welcoming of our decision.
What were the highlights of the ceremony?
It was beautiful, and we were not stressed at all! Everything was so simple and sweet and went according to plan. Jesse’s vows were super special and made everyone cry. Everything felt so in the moment and there were no distractions. Everything was beautiful and exactly as I had dreamed.
What were the highlights of the reception?
For our informal reception, we had dinner at a sweet oceanside restaurant called the Bridge Water Bistro, and they kept the doors open after hours for us. We sat at a table right by the fireplace next to a wall of windows looking out to all the ships coming into port. That alone time after the big day had come and gone was so special. Jesse and I really got to enjoy each other’s company and really take in what a beautiful day we just had. This meant the most to us.
What was the best thing about having an intimate wedding?
The whole day from start to finish was about us. We got to really focus on each other and the fact that it was our wedding day. Rather than running around trying to tie up finishing touches and please our families, we got to soak up every planned detail for ourselves.
What advice do you have for couples who are considering an intimate wedding?
Really think about what aspects of your special day are important to you. Do not make your decision based on family and friends, and remember that this moment is about the two of you. Lastly, do not forget the photographer or videographer when choosing an intimate wedding because these are the pieces of your special day you will want to remember and share with family and friends.
Flowers: Mimi’s Flowers
Photography: Victoria Greener Photography
Officiant: A Ceremony to Remember
An oversized bouquet has a dramatic look for the flower-loving bride. This is a stunning idea for outdoor and boho weddings with a focus on freshness and color. These bouquets can be your main floral arrangement if you’re having smaller floral pieces in the rest of your decor. We’ve picked out 10 gorgeous oversized wedding bouquets to inspire you.
1. Summer Pinks
Peonies, garden roses, decorative kale and green hydrangea are the perfect ingredients for a fresh and colorful summer bouquet. The large blooms make this DIY bouquet an easy one to construct and has such a lovely result.
This modern mix of flowers and foliage has a distinctive botanical feel. With touches of copper added to the palette, it creates an enviable mid-century look.
3. Peaches and Succulents
Succulents are a bouquet fave for a reason. They effortlessly enhance the other flowers in the bouquet and work well with neutral tones. Make the succulent a centerpiece by choosing one in a significant size.
4. Bold Brights
For double the impact, go for both color and size. Vibrant reds teamed with slightly burnt orange blooms are a great pairing for larger bouquets. Leaving the stems bare, also creates an informal look to balance everything out.
5. Pink Blossoms
A feminine, elegant and ethereal take on an oversized bouquet. As light pink is such a delicate color you can get away with having more blooms.
6. Clean and Simple
If you’re weary about going for such a bold piece, you can keep the bouquet clean with white and cream flowers. This will give you the opportunity to play around with the size of the bouquet without it being too overwhelming.
7. In the Wild
This lush bouquet with hints of lilac and peach has a wildness to it that goes hand in hand with a garden affair.
8. Deep tones
For fall weddings, deep and rich autumnal tones work especially well in larger arrangements. Blending these with trailing greenery finishes the piece.
9. Whimsical Paper
For a touch of whimsical charm, go for oversized single paper flowers. A quirky look that would fit in perfectly in a woodland wedding. Extra bonus points if you fancy a challenge and decide to make them yourself!
10. Cascading Bouquet
A cascading bouquet is a true statement piece, which gives you the opportunity to play around with proportions and the dimension of your bouquet. It is a lovely way to complement the silhouette of your dress.
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Emerald green was the big color a couple of years ago, but we still love it today for its easy sophistication, and its all-season appeal. If you’re looking to add an element of elegance to your wedding day, you can’t go wrong with this jewel tone, and we’ve put together 5 emerald green color palettes to show you just how to use it.
When this color scheme showed up on the Burberry runway last year, it knocked our socks off (and still does)! It’s a glam alternative for your wedding day and a great palette if you’re opting to forego the flower arrangements in favor of less traditional centerpieces.
Emerald green single-handedly takes the muted hues of this color scheme from bleak to chic. We think it would make a great fall or winter wedding palette.
We’ve said it before and we’ll say it again, pairing jewel tones is always a great idea!
There’s a lot going on in this color scheme, but it somehow all manages to work seamlessly together to create an incredibly modern and romantic palette. We can’t get enough of it!
Emerald green adds a touch of strong masculine energy to this otherwise soft and girly palette. The contrast makes this color scheme far more interesting than it would be without it.