Bridal Trends from NYBFW: Color Crush

Color is becoming increasingly popular in bridal as designers cater to brides’ desire to break tradition and be themselves. While blushes and pinks have been popping up in bridal collections for a few years now, one color that is really seeing a big surge in popularity is blue! Hey, it’s perfect! If you’re gonna do the whole “Something Old, Something New” thing, why not make your “Something Blue” your wedding dress!?

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Would you wear blue for your walk down the aisle? Or is there another color you would opt for over traditional tones?

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Shades of Sea Glass

Destination or beach weddings can be fabulous and fun and exotic, but sometimes the beach venues are a little out of reach. For those of us who would love to have ocean waves crashing behind us as we say our vows but unfortunately can’t, the feel of the ocean and the beach can easily be captured through the details and touches throughout the wedding. One of the easiest ways to achieve the tranquility and beauty of the beach at your wedding is to incorporate sea glass into your decor. You can use the real stuff or simply use it as inspiration for your colors or cake. Those serene blues and greens convey the look and feel of the beach better than almost any colors out there. Add some touches of sand and maybe some shells and it’ll almost be like you’re there!

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Winter Wedding Blues

While reds, greens and gold are ever-present in holiday weddings and events, blues are an often under represented and beautiful alternative. The broad spectrum of shades all work well with the metallics and whites of winter. Not only do the varied colors offer multiple options, but the ways to incorporate the colors into your affair do as well. Navy, ice blue, dusty blue or cerulean, lighting, tablescapes, attire, flowers…the pretty possibilities are endless!

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True Blue Beauty

This past weekend, I worked the wedding of Lindsay and John in the city. The wedding was at First National Center, a venue that screams elegance.

The bride and groom are both in the military and stationed in Hawaii, so Morgan, one of the fabulous LHE planners, did almost all of the planning for them. For being half a world away, their vision still came through beautifully!

The colors were royal blue and ivory. There were ivory silk table cloths and blue sequined runners, blue up lights and calla lilies…calla lilies everywhere! It was truly a beautiful blue affair.

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I wish I had taken more pictures, but I’ll know to snap a few more next weekend!

Falling for Color

As we move into fall, I am so excited to start seeing more powerful colors being used in weddings. The past few seasons were big for pastels and softer, sweeter colors. And while there is no denying the romantic beauty in light pinks and greens and blues, I love seeing couples make a statement with color.

Maybe it’s the actual season chance that makes richer colors look better in the fall. As the leaves start to change and snow starts to fall, the natural backdrop of the world becomes more muted, so softer color palettes can get washed out. The naturally blank canvas provides an ideal opportunity to show some personality through color (and you don’t have to compete with all the bright colors naturally present in spring and summer). With brighter colors, your wedding becomes the thing that blossoms, even through the colder months.

My favorite way to work some color into weddings in the later months is through jewel tones. The colors are powerful and yet still warm (a feeling we all want when it starts getting cooler). Deep emerald, rich sapphire and ruby and luxurious gold and purple…doesn’t it just bring to mind the image of class and glamour?

Bonus: Brighter colors photgraph better. It’s true. Just take a look below…

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I love these colors. They are honestly kind of making me want a winter wedding despite my aversion to the cold! What do you think about the colors and contrast? Do you have a favorite jewel tone?