Posts tagged ‘purple’

November 15, 2011

Wedding for All Seasons: Fall Invitations

Looking for a creative way to capture that autumn feel? Invitations are your guests’ first glimpse of your fall wedding. Combine the color inspiration (phlox, cedar and coffee liqueur) with an autumn element (leaves) for an invitation suite saturated with rich and earthy tones.
Design by My Other Half
November 7, 2011

Wedding for All Seasons: Fall Flowers

Celebrate autumn (and your big day!) by choosing flowers that are in season. During the summer and fall, flowers are in full bloom and the opportunities are endless for creating the perfect bouquet, stunning centerpieces and additional floral touches to your wedding day.





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Photo Credits
Tuberose: Tulip World
Dahlia: Country Living
Aster: Wildflowers West
Sunflower: Swallowtail Garden Seeds
Chrysanthemum: Flowers Gallery
Marigold: Swallowtail Garden Seeds
Turtlehead: Grow Native
Red Spider Lily: Red Bubble
Zinnia: Flowers
Monkshood: Bloomingwriter
Colchicum: Nature @ WSU
Statice: Just Flower
October 31, 2011

Wedding for All Seasons: Dressing the Ladies

With Phlox, Cedar and Coffee Liqueur infused as your fall wedding colors, let’s dress the ladies! Don’t be afraid to go beyond the bridal salon to dress your party. Try off-the-rack styles from Macy’s, Nordstrom, Ann Taylor and J.Crew for a great selection that fit your autumn color scheme and everyone’s budget.

Here are our picks for dressing the party this fall!



Coffee Liqueur

October 24, 2011

DIY: $5 Fascinator

Add the finishing touch to your bridal look with a funky and fun fascinator. These beautiful headpieces can replace a veil or be worn during your reception. Whether it’s soft floral petals or a feathery number with a bold pop of color, you can create your own fabulous fascinator for just $5!



  • Step 1: If you’re unable to find the flower with the clip already attached to it, just buy the silk flower and clip separately and glue them together. A big silk flower costs about $3-5 and a pack of alligator clips will cost about $2-3. Both items can easily be found at Jo-Ann Fabrics & Crafts.
  • Step 2: Apply epoxy glue to the backside of the button.
  • Step 3: Glue the button in the center of the flower and let dry.
  • Step 4: Trim feathers to desired shape and length.
  • Step 5: Squeeze out a dollop of glue and dip the end of the feather (we used a water bottle cap).
  • Step 6: Carefully insert the feather in between the flower petals, glue-side in.


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