On our Facebook Page today, I announced that we would happily create up to 5 inspiration boards for our fans! We did find out quickly that Purple is still as hot as every this year, and reader Stephanie asked us to inspire her for her dark purple, chartreuse, and ivory July wedding! Wow, did I have fun with this palette!
Summer wedding plus a bride that likes vibrant contrasting colors? Sounds like a super fun party to me! I am in love with this green striped skirt by Anne M Cramer as an alternative to traditional bridesmaids dresses, or maybe in addition to, for a few girls to mix it up. Pair it with tops in shades of ivory and add a fresh headband, and you will have the makings for a Bliss magazine feature-worthy wedding party, especially when you add in a madras tie for the guys that blends citron shades with deep purples that POP! No bridesmaid will be able to deny being able to wear this skirt again and again! A lovely little belt for your dress will play nice with a bouquet of chartreuse shades, spice it up and give the girls clutches of deep purple ranunculus that mimic the belt's texture, and contrast those soft petals with bright and spiky succulents that take on a purple hue around the edges of their vibrant green leaves. While you're at it, add some of those cute cacti to the cake!
For a ceremony site that's as fun as the rest of the wedding, line the aisle with Shepard's hooks and pomanders, and have your floral designer create a backdrop of hanging pomanders in every shade of your palette, from ivory, to a blend of greens and eggplant. Afterward you say I do, guests can enjoy margarita popsicles at cocktail hour, along with their favorite cocktails of choice.
Create a tablescape that's pretty and playful, yet still seasonable by combining ivory linens with napkins in deep purple and THESE chargers and small plates from Rentals Unlimited are a must. Complete with a grosgrain ribbon napkin tie and place card placed daintily atop the pocket fold napkin with lime letterpress menu card. Mimic the ceremony site by using the same type of flowers from the bouquets and pomanders to create chic and summery centerpieces for the reception! And when the sun goes down deep purple uplighting as in this photo by Kristin Spencer brings your preppy soiree to the city by setting the mood for dancing and dining!
We had a ton of fun with your summer wedding colors, Stephanie! Hope we inspired you!