I thought I’d start the week off with an undeniably bright pop of color. According to the experts, the color yellow “shines with optimism, enlightenment, and happiness.” Now that sounds like the perfect description for your wedding day. I can’t imagine being surrounded by such an uplifting color and not feeling utterly optimistic, enlightened and happy. – Courtney
Credits: Clockwise, from left to right: Bridesmaids photo by Sarah Yates via Sitting in a Tree Events, Photo by Thomas Hawk, Rings by Jenny DeMarco Photography via Style me Pretty, Cake by i am baker, Centerpieces from Martha Stewart Weddings, Bride photo by She-n-He Photography and Design via Style me Pretty, Art print by The Love Shop, Reception photo by Altmix Photography via The Lovliest Day.
1. Invitation from Minted, $96.00 and up; 2. Bridesmaids Dress from Jenny Yoo, $276.25 – $325.00; 3. Bracelet from Kate Spade, $45.00; 4. Straws from emerald + ella, $8.14; 5. Sash from eclu, $69.00; 6. Mini Pinwheels from Twirlie Whirlies, $10.20 for 12; 7. Band of Outsiders Bowtie from Barneys New York, $125.00.
Red is a super romantic color; that’s obvious. And if you’re not the kind of person to get all lovey dovey over Valentine’s Day, it may turn you off. But I think it deserves a second look. The primary hue is also dramatic, energizing and powerful. And I think pairing it with crisp white and graphic details helps to keep the look striking and modern, rather than overly sweet. – Courtney
Credits: Clockwise, from left to right: Bride and bridesmaids photo by W. Scott Chester, Mini pies by Justin & Mary via Style Me Pretty, Cake by Tara Donne via Real Simple, Bicycle photo by fatman, Ring shot by Our Labor of Love via Once Wed, Self-promotional piece by Camila Drozd, Invitation photo by Susan Jackson via Martha Stewart Weddings, Flower arrangements by Studio Fleurette and shot by Emily Steffen via Grey Likes Weddings.
1. Sondra Roberts clutch from Lori’s Shoes, $98.00; 2. Yves Saint Laurent Rouge Pur Couture from Sephora, $30.00; 3. Mini ban.do heart, $10.00; 4. Pocket Square from Hugo Boss, $30.00; 5. Modern Block Thank You Notes from Ruby Press, $75.00; 6. Dotty Gable Boxes from Sweet Lulu, $1.75; 7. Red and white heart lollipops from Candy Warehouse, $69.30.
I never really do inspiration boards, but after rummaging through my Evernote and reminiscing over things I’ve clipped over the past few years, I was inspired by this interior by Ilse Crawford (top left) for a color story. It’s graphic without being TOO graphic, and with just the right amount of minty green…it would make such a lovely wedding, don’t you think?
We’re on the cusp of Spring (fingers crossed) so I’m starting to crave happier, brighter, cooler colors. And lavender just screams Spring to me. It’s sweet, cheerful and also overtly feminine, which is not something I normally gravitate to in my everyday life. But for your wedding day, is there a more perfect time to embrace some girly details? I certainly don’t think so. – Courtney
Credits: Clockwise, from left to right: Bride and bridesmaids by Shawn Connell for Christian Oth on Style Me Pretty, Cupcakes by Coco Cupcake, Flower photos by Shawn Connell for Christian Oth on Style Me Pretty, Japanese Fabric from This and That from Japan, Tocca Eau de Parfum from Anthropologie, Lavender details by Shawn Connell for Christian Oth on Style Me Pretty, Lavender lemonade from Sunday Suppers, Favor boxes from Martha Stewart Weddings.
1. Ring from Max and Chloe, $800.00; 2. Bowdelaire Flats from J. Crew, $158.00; 3. Narrow Silk Tie from Express, $39.90; 4. Hair Pins from Sara’s Boutique, $14.00; 5. Essie nail polish in Looking for Love, $4.99; 6. Ring pillow from Maihar Design, $165.00.
I’ve never been to Greece, but the palette of white + cobalt always brings to mind the iconic coastal architecture, with its crisp white exteriors and vibrant blue roofs. And while it fits right in with that balmy environment, it’s such a classic combination that it would work at any time of the year.
Credits: Clockwise, from left to right: Table decor by Carolyne Roehm for Veranda, Bride and Groom photo from Green Wedding Shoes, Escort Cards from Martha Stewart Weddings, Program fans from Ruffled, Bouquet from Style Me Pretty, Fabric from Lewis & Sheron, Headband by Mandizzle, Bride photo from Style Me Pretty, Gown by Marchesa.
1. Cobalt Luster Drinkware from Horchow, $60.00 – $90.00; 2. Watch from Fossil, $95.00; 3. Gryphon Glitter Dress from Les Nouvelles, $207.00; 4. Chrisette Shoe from Kate Spade, $298.00; 5. Bowtie from Brooks Brothers, $55.00; 6. Cross Bow Hairband from Bright By Black, $48.25; 7. Queen Elizabeth Cake Stand from Look in the Attic, $56.99.