Wedding Day Dress Code – Do’s and Don’ts

July 24, 2012

Navigating your way through the plethora of sartorial rules can be quite a trial, so with the  help of  the Daily Telegraph here are a few pointers to help you  in the right direction.

Do go for print

Floral prints are very fashionable

Weddings are the perfect time to don a colourful print, like the florals in Stella McCartney’s spring 2013 collection, and not look out of place Read the rest of this entry »

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Ombre Wedding Trend for your Wedding

August 10, 2011

The new ombre trend - gwen stefani stunning wedding-dress

Ombre Wedding Trend in Gowns, Cakes, Bouquets, and Invitations

What is ombre you ask? It’s one of the hottest trends to hit the wedding industry this year and we’re seeing it in everything from wedding gowns to wedding cakes. Read the rest of this entry »


Choose Wedding Colors

August 9, 2011

color my wedding

Choosing the best wedding colors for your own wedding is one of the first things you will do after you are engaged. Maybe you dreamed of your best wedding color since you were six or maybe you have never given it a second thought. Unfortunately, even if you do have a “favorite” wedding color, you have a lot of decisions to make!

David Bromstad, host of HGTV’s Color Splash suggested that you choose three colors for a color palette. The dominant color should be used approximately 60% of the time, the secondary color 30%, and an accent color 10%. Wedding color palettes that use three colors allows flexibility, but still allows you to keep your design consistent.

Keep the dominant wedding color close to your heart. The best wedding colors will mean something to you.

  • If you are an outgoing person then red, orange, and pink are fun colors.
  • Calm colors are blues and greens.
  • Yellow is a fun modern color.
  • Purple is often used in more vintage looks.
  • If you are looking for sophistication then go with a dominant color of brown or black, both can be beautiful wedding colors.

Once you have the dominant color picked out then it is time to research your secondary and accent colors. You can use neighboring (similar colors that are adjacent on the color wheel) or complementary (opposites) colors. This really depends on the overall look that you want.

  • Neighboring colors tend to produce a calm harmonious feel.
  • Complementary colors are more modern and bright.

Color scheme websites can help. My favorite is Color Scheme Designer. I also like Think Ink, a free iPod app (if you do not have an iPhone than it is worth it to get an iPod Touch simply for the helpful and organizing wedding apps that you will be able to use while planning your wedding). Colorschemer Touch is another fun iPod app although it does cost $2.99.

 

When I am making a color palette I like to keep the accent color options open. Once you have your dominant and secondary colors picked out you will begin to pick out items that you like in that color and you may find something you want that already has an accent color you can use. Or, you may find that you find something you absolutely love (a flower or accessory for example) that is a different color than your dominant or secondary color choice.  When you find that you will have the perfect accent color.

via Choose Wedding Colors.


Mood Board – Parisian Style

August 8, 2011

The parisian style is all about effortless style and glamour, when I think parisian I think chic. There are so many ways you can go with a parisian style, from a monochrome and neutral colour palette to the more soft and vintage-style palette I have chosen today. Read the rest of this entry »


Love and Lace – Venetian Inspired Mood Board

August 7, 2011

Venice Inspired Mood Board

Also known as the floating City, the City of canals and it has even been described by some as ‘the most beautiful City built by man’. Rich in art, beautiful architecture, music and of course the unusual waterways upon which it sits, you really are spoilt for choice when seeking design inspiration from this wonderful City. Read the rest of this entry »


Great Apps on the iPhone or iPad to Plan a Wedding

August 5, 2011

Whether you are planning a tiny affair or you have a guest list three miles long, these  iPhone and iPad apps can help make the process just a little bit simpler.

iWedding

IWedding App for Iphone availabe from Itunes

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Mood Board – Violet minimalistic

August 2, 2011

Violet floodlit Inner courtyard with fountain

Same magnificent location, completely different atmosphere. Minimalistic violet mood board, fireworks, Deejay but a good time was again had by all. Less formal, more fun with an London Underground background theme. Castello Dal Pozzo. Read the rest of this entry »