Orange is never an easy color to pull off, but we love a challenge, and we couldn’t resist trying to incorporate Celosia Orange –one of Pantone’s 2014 colors for Spring – into some wedding day color palettes. Even if orange isn’t your favorite color, we think you’re going to love them!

Since orange can easily overwhelm the eye and take over a color scheme, the key to adding orange to your wedding day is to use it deliberately and sparingly. Pairing it with a dark, bold color like purple, adds a fresh, unexpected, and contrasting pop of color to the palette.

celosia orange color palette

You might think that the clashing colors would make this color palette all wrong, but that’s exactly what makes it right. It takes serious guts and a great sense of style to make this work, but if you can pull it off, we think it’s worth it!

celosia orange color palette

Like the palette above, pairing reds, yellows and oranges together might seem like a wacky idea, but we think it’s a bold and beautiful color combination. Add in a little ombré effect and you’ll be right on trend!

celosia orange color palette

Lots of white helps to balance out this colour scheme and allows the orange to be a dramatic touch of color without overwhelming the more neutral colors.

celosia orange color palette

Blue and orange are complementary colors, so pairing them together in your color scheme is an excellent choice. Here, navy blue adds a sophisticated and classic touch to the palette while the orange adds a little contemporary flair.

celosia orange color palette

Photo one: yasminefloraldesign; Photo two: designmom.com; Photo three: 100layercake.com; Photo four: potterandbutler.com; Photo five: weddingchicks.com

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25 DIY Wedding Centerpiece Ideas

diy wedding centerpiece Making your own wedding centerpieces will not only give you the opportunity to get creative, your budget will also thank you for it!

DIY wedding centerpieces let you show off your personal style and your guests will appreciate the work that you’ve put into them. We’ve rounded up 25 of our faves!

A metal watering can with freshly picked wildflowers is an easy centerpiece that you can arrange yourself. Stunning for an outdoor wedding, don’t you think?

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After seven years and two children, Natalie and Justin decided it was finally time to make things official and tie the knot. Wanting to keep the focus of their wedding on what is most important to them – their family – they eloped at the San Diego Courthouse in an intimate ceremony with their adorable four-year old daughter and six month old son by their sides.

The couple celebrated their nuptials with a fun photo shoot with their photographer Bryan Miller,  beer, and a well-deserved romantic (kids-free) dinner. Simple and sweet, and just the way we like it!

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Natalie, 29 & Justin, 30

San Diego, CA

Wedding Date: April 17, 2014

Number of Guests: Besides our kids, there were only 2; our cousin Valerie was our witness and our amazing photographer, Bryan.

Wedding Cost: $5,000

Wedding Ceremony Location: San Diego Court House

Wedding Reception Location: We went to Modern Times Brewery to have a celebratory beer and then had a lovely dinner just the two of us at The Hake in La Jolla.

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Not being big party people, Keegan and Tyler searched high and low for the perfect venue to host their small, low-key wedding. They found a gem of a venue in Portland’s Leach Botanical Gardens, and with the stress of finding the perfect venue behind them, everything else just fell into place.

After an intimate ceremony on the venue’s terrace, the couple sneaked off into the gardens with their photographer Anna Caitlin in tow for some alone time and a romantic photo shoot, before returning to the terrace and their guests for an evening of good food, good fun, and mingling with friends.

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Keegan, 28 & Tyler, 31

Portland, OR

Wedding Date: August 8, 2013

Number of Guests: 35

Wedding Cost: $6,500

Wedding Ceremony Location: Leach Botanical Garden

Wedding Reception Location: Leach Botanical Garden

portland oregon intimate wedding

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Metropolitan Mod: Wedding Inspiration

A mod theme for your wedding is perfect for city-chic nuptials. The mod scene was popularized by British youths in the early to mid-1960s. This subculture consisted of teenagers who had disposable income and wanted to create their own identity. They rejected middle-class ideals and placed a renewed focus on music and boundary-pushing fashion. If you fancy adding a dose of carefree youthfulness to your wedding, then this is the way to go. The color palette is black and white with pops of color such as red or yellow. Team this with geometric and modern prints for a sixties inspired look.

Short shift dresses with a lightweight veil will look great for a city hall wedding. Focus on volume for your hairstyle with a half-updo or beehive paired with false eyelashes and plenty of dark eyeliner.

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