Purple is my favorite color, and when paired with bright pops of orange and red, it becomes a little bit funky, a little bit whimsical.
When using strong colors together, pick one base color and use the others in moderation, then anchor everything with a wash of white. The red vases, white linens, and purple flower arrangements are a great example of interspersing color effectively (and the ghost chairs just make that table perfect, don’t you think?).
Be still my heart. This lovely combination of bordeaux and plum has me swooning! Rich, deep colors are beautiful for autumn and winter, and this board is all about feminine elegance, incorporating ribbons and lush florals. And what groom wouldn’t look dapper in a velvet bow tie? Love!
I have been so busy with wedding season that I have fallen behind a bit on sharing lovely weddings with all the fabulous EAD readers. But I am so happy to be able to share a truly stunning and inspirational wedding from Labor Day weekend with all of you.
Austin’s gorgeous Laguna Gloria set the scene for a vibrant and colorful bridal inspiration shoot designed by Lindsey Brunk. The Italian-style villa, with its black and white checkered floors, dramatic doors and windows, and expansive grounds is an elegant location for weddings or portraits. Lindsey chose to showcase a gown from Romanian designer Divine Atelier, and the darling mix of lace and chiffon paired with a slightly daring back cutout is unexpected and unique! Makenzi Laine chose to accent Mel’s natural beauty with soft makeup, vivid lips, and a chic updo. A punchy and playful bouquet from Without Wax, Katy completed the swoon-worthy bridal ensemble! We are always head over heels for the images from Michelle Boyd Photography, and we know you will be too!
Today’s inspiration board is bringing to life a vibrant, bohemian wedding! Southwestern touches such as succulents and beading pair with a glamorous color palette of copper, turquoise, coral, and peach to echo the colors of sunset and the desert. We love the idea of using exotic blooms, such as protea, and adding a bit of color to your dress, like the hint of orange in this bride’s floaty Marchesa gown. We’re swooning over this fun and colorful palette!
This Arizona wedding is full of Southwestern charm! Fergus and Amanda are both talented musicians and avid readers, and they incorporated their love for the arts into their vivid and whimsical wedding at El Chorro. Colorful, eclectic details abound at every turn, from the bright orange and red florals by Petal Pusher to the antique gramophone and vintage books in the cocktail hour decor. The couple worked with Outstanding Occasions to bring their vision to life, pulling in details such as bright patterned linens from La Tavola and a stationery suite from Anne Reeser Design with hues perfectly matching Amanda’s bridesmaids’ frocks. We simply adore the light and love in each beautiful image in this 2014 favorite from Melissa Jill Photography!
We are head over heels for Chris and Tiffany’s chic city wedding at the Pratt House! We love how four generations of family came together to celebrate this dreamy day and Karen Hill was behind the lens capturing every single gorgeous detail. The beautiful florals by Floresta were the perfect addition to Tiffany’s breathtaking Pronovias gown and we cannot get over how pretty her maids were in purple dresses from David’s Bridal. The darling cake by Empire Cake was sweet as can be and matched the brown and gold reception to perfection. Prepare to spend the day swooning over the fabulous images in the gallery here!
Courtney and Shawn’s wedding at The Little Nell is pure Colorado magic. Though it snowed the next day, their September wedding could not have fallen on a more gorgeous, sunny day. The couple chose bright fall colors to pop against the lush green mountains and worked with the wonderful Lauryl Lane and Virginia of Bluebird Productions to create a beautiful, warm setting amongst the pines and in the dramatic ballroom. Centerpieces of aspen trees and an assortment of fall blooms (loving those orange tulips!) graced the tables and brought the fall foliage indoors. We adore the laid-back Colorado elegance in the stunning images from James Christianson!
Today’s inspiration board is all about color, color, color! Underpinned by the basics of yellow and black, this palette—inspired by NYC, where I’ll be relocating this month!—adds little bits and bobs of grape, burgundy, and orange for a truly whimsical, modern feel. Glamorous touches, such as a stunning gown, fabulous shoes, and pretty china and flowers, are the key to grounding the theme and keeping things soft and romantic. I envision this chic soiree set at a loft or modern city hotel—how about you?
Colorful and chic, with a bride that simply radiates style, Jackie and Keith’s wedding at Hotel Bel-Air has left me breathless! Botany created the most stunning fuchsia floral crown and lush bouquet for Jackie—they perfectly complement her elegant Vera Wang gown. Plum lace bridesmaids dresses by Diane von Furstenberg are swoon-worthy with each maid’s choice of black heel. And don’t even get me started on the fabulous images by Adrienne Gunde! This Los Angeles wedding designed by Kimberly Bradford Event Planning and Design is one we won’t soon forget!
Today’s board is all about color, color, and more color! Navy is one of my favorite palette choices, and I love when it’s used in an outdoor wedding. Bold swashes of fuchsia add whimsy, and a subtle hint of lavender softens up the deep hues. So fresh and fun!
We just love the pops of wildflower color in Kelly and Jerald’s rustic, elegant Utah wedding at Earl’s Lodge! The stunning mountain backdrop is earthy, but touches of classic glamour abound to balance the setting. Colorful roses and green hydrangeas make up the flower creations by Mayflowers, which pop against blue Lily & Iris bridesmaids dresses and the rest of the setting. We’re swooning over the fur shrug Kelly paired with her simple column-style gown from Alta Moda Bridal Boutique! At the reception, Michelle Leo Events coordinated classic décor mixed with the stone and wood surroundings of the lodge. Our hats are off to Chudleigh Weddings for the beautiful images of this day!
There’s just something about the warm tones of mauve and plum that I find absolutely perfect for a fall or winter wedding! Today’s inspiration brings together those shades of purple with a glittering gold and is filled with romantic and elegant accents of draping, ribbons, and fabric. I always love adding textiles into a theme, and especially adore the glittering drapery in the ceremony scene below. Pure autumn perfection!
Let’s take a walk on the modern side today with this eclectic black, gold, and poppy inspiration board. With hints of punk glam (Valentino Rockstud heels anyone?) and a mix of fresh and classic elements—bold black and white stripes pair perfectly with swashes of white-on-black calligraphy—this palette is perfect for the avant-garde bride who’s ready to rock that black gown!
Bold and pretty are the perfect words to describe Angela and Michael’s Santa Rosa wedding, held at Annadel Estate Winery. The beautiful blues, red, and purples of the flowers by Elyse Litt of Willow Floral Design are somewhat unexpected, making that much more of a statement. Bret Cole Photography did a stunning job capturing the day’s details, including the intricate beading on Angela’s Lazaro gown and the rustic, elegant surroundings of the vineyard and barn-style space where the ceremony was held. On the lawn for the reception, Melissa Panico of MAP Weddings & Events coordinated lovely centerpieces along long tables with gold touches and pretty linens from La Tavola Fine Linen Rental. We are completely head over heels for this chic and colorful vineyard wedding—swoon over all of the details in the gallery!
We love a casual, fun-loving engagement shoot, and Chris and Cassi’s Coney Island engagement photos by Jen Huang Photography are fabulous! The cute couple spent a day at the Brooklyn boardwalk playing games, trying out carnival rides, and just generally being in love. The result is adorable photos that show off Cassi and Chris’s personalities. We are completely smitten!