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Saturday, May 8, 2010

{Weekend Wedding} in Chartreuse, Red, & Yellow

Welcome to a {Weekend Wedding} in Chartreuse, Red, and Yellow!
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Welcome to a colourful garden wedding with a touch of whimsy!  The bride wears a beautiful strapless dress with pin fold design by Watters Brides, which is accented by a cute bridesmaid dress with sweetheart neckline in a fantastic chartreuse shade by J. Crew.  The palette is bright, colourful, and fun featuring shades of chartreuse, red, and yellow.  Long before these garden nuptials took place, the guests received brightly coloured yellow invitations that are great indicators that the theme of the day will be love AND fun!  For a fun whimsical twist straight out of Alice in Wonderland, the reception is decorated with beautiful flowers in unique mismatched teacups and the place cards are hung elegantly from the trees.  The guests beat the heat with tasty red and green slushie drinks and enjoy delicious macaroons in the colours of the day.  At the end of night when the moon and stars are high in the sky, the guests are spent home with a token of the couple's appreciation in a lovely gold box hand-tied with a chartreuse ribbon and a personalized tag.  It will be a long time before anyone forgets this garden wedding!

All three of the colours in this palette would make a fantastic choice for bridesmaid and groomsmen colours.  They are all bright and eye-catching - perfect for a brightly coloured and whimsical spring or summer wedding.  However, I personally believe that chartreuse is the best of the three options, just because red and yellow flowers will really pop against a beautiful dress in this green shade!

Dress on left by J. Crew; dress on right by Watters.

Dress on left by AfterSix; dress on right by Jenny Yoo.

Dress by J. Crew.

Depending on what colour you choose for your bridesmaids and your groosmen, you really need to make it pop!  This colour palette really lends itself well to a more whimsical wedding, so be sure to have fun with your accessories - play around with coloured plastic beads, fun fascinators, or ties with bright prints.

Both fascinators from etsy seller thehoneycomb.

Fascinator embellished with strawberries from etsy seller whichgoose.

Chartreuse and red earrings from etsy seller AFineDistraction.

Chartreuse necklace with ribbon from etsy seller localovespirate.

{Bouquets & Flowers}
Since this colour palette is perfect for a fun spring and summer wedding, play around with your flower options and consider using flowers that are a little less traditional like gerbera daisies.  Extra accents like berries, wire curlicues, or fern leaves would really play up the whimsical side of this colour palette.

{Stationary & Favours}
This is where you can really have fun and show off the unique quality of your and your fiancé's relationship.  Explore the different uses of solid colours in your invitations and stationary or if you want to have a softer look try fun prints and patterns.  For your favours, get creative!  Add a special touch with a personalized tag or an oversized ribbon.  Or, think outside of the (favour) box and give your guests a unique gift like a hand fan, umbrella, or a teacup!

These deliciously colourful cakes and cookies are sure to make your wedding a sweet treat for your guests!

Stop in next week when I look at a fabulous palette of Aqua and Shades of Purple!  See you then!


caitlin of wanderlustings said...

i love all of this bridal inspiration! thank you for sharing!

warmest regards,
caitlin of wanderlustings xx

My Wedding Dress Connection said...

Thanks for sharing this post! I've bookmarked it for future reference!

Cherry said...

Should I ask a suggestion for my wedding??

Toronto wedding photographer said...

These desserts look amazing. This is definitely one to bookmark!

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