Posts tagged ‘inspiration’

October 10, 2011

Wedding for All Seasons: Fall Inspiration

The colors you choose for your wedding day set the style and tone for the entire event. Often times, we draw inspiration from our surroundings, especially the time of year. We’re kicking off our Wedding for All Seasons series to share color schemes, inspiration boards, flowers, invitations and much more to help capture the true spirit of the season. Through money-saving DIY projects, we’ll show you creative ways to turn inspiration into reality.

There is nothing more beautiful than an autumn wedding saturated with rich and earthy colors. We draw our inspiration from Pantone, a leading color system company that helps to set color trends for fashion, home decor and everything else in between. For fall 2011, Pantone showcases a rich purple hue paired with a neutral muted green for a perfect autumn color palette.

Don’t have a Pantone color book to reference the colors? No worries! Below are the Behr paint color equivalents, so head out to your local hardware store to grab some paint chips. The best part? They’re free!

  • Pantone Phlox: Behr Raspberry Mousse (SG-680)
  • Pantone Cedar:  Behr Boston Fern (410F-5)
  • Pantone Coffee Liqueur:  Behr Bitter Chocolate (790B-7)

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Photo Credits
Purple Peep Toe Shoes: Badgley Mischka via
Green & Brown Table Setting: Fresh Designs, photo by Janie Osborne Photography
Green Wedding Cake: bakery unknown, photo by Elizabeth Messina
Bridal Bouquet: Ariel Yves Designs, photo by Barbara Alessandra Photography
Champagne Bridesmaid Dress: J. Crew
Green Bridesmaid Dress: After Six via
Wedding Dress: The Limited
Wood Plate with Pear: Classic Party Rentals, photo by John & Joseph Photography
Ring Pillow: White Thistle Bridal via

August 29, 2011

Raising the Bar

As you begin to plan your big day, you start to think of ways to keep your guests happy and entertained. Sure, the first thing that comes to mind is fabulous food, a rockin’ DJ and, of course, an open bar that keeps the liquor flowing. But what about a different type of a bar…an unexpected surprise that adds a little extra oomph to your big day? Here are some great ideas that will have your guests asking for more after the bar closes!

Retro Bar
Pay homage to your childhood memories with a retro soda and candy bar. While most venues provide a soft bar with your run of the mill Cokes and Sprites, think about having bottles of throwback sodas like Orange Crush or Jones Soda. And take it back to the 80s and 90s by stocking your candy bar with Lemonheads, Fun Dip and Good ‘n Plenty!

Katelyn James

Doughnut Bar
Who doesn’t love a breakfast midnight snack? Think of the opportunities you can have with a fun-filled doughnut bar! From sprinkles to powdered sugar, there are many ways to have these delicate delights be a part of your big day.

Tiny Water Photography

Cookies & Milk Bar
Cap off a long night of dancing with a cozy snack that will have everyone feeling warm and fuzzy inside. Set up a cookie bar with milk shots for your guests to indulge in at the end of the night.

Anneli Marinovich

S’mores Bar

Everyone loves a warm campfire and the gooey mix of chocolate and marshmallow. You don’t have to go to the woods to create a delicious s’mores bar. Great for any outdoor wedding, bring the campfire to you and let your guests have fun creating their own s’mores.

Assaf Friedman