My friend C just got engaged and she’s weighing her color options. There are so many ideas floating around and to decide on just a few seems so unfair. So in the spirit of my darling friend and all the other brides that are gracing the aisle anytime soon, here is the first in a parade of wedding color inspiration boards to wet your palette and make some decisions already!
First up… Navy, White & Yellow Weddings!
I love yellow, and I really love navy. Navy is a closet staple. It goes with just about everything- orange, yellow, green, pink… the list goes on. But I do really love yellow… especially with navy. It’s classic, yet fun. Lovely.
Here are some fun things in Navy, Yellow and pink that you can buy right now.
Monogram Block: Navy Invitations from Wedding Paper Divas
Ask your florist for extra flowers. If you go with larger cheaper flowers like carnations, spider mums and dahlia’s you’ll be able to use them in bulk or as stand alone flowers to decorate chairs at the reception, in bulk on top of cocktail hour high-tops, or in flower “balls” with ribbon to hang on doors, and entrance ways or decorate the aisle.
I wish I could explain to you how much I LOVE Coren Moore dresses. They are incredible, unique, beautiful and fit just about any kind of wedding you’re planning to throw. I think they’re just wonderful. I could go on and on about them, but check out their custom designs and color combo’s AND check out their wonderful new blog they just launched! So great!
I love banners. But not the weird crepe paper versions from ghosts of birthday parties past. No, No. Pretty banners with flags, or paper with modern fonts and sweet stamping. Pretty. Hang it from your Trolley, Over a gift table – or just blowing in the wind near the entrance to cocktail hour.
Incorporating prints and patterns into the solid navy blue and yellow color motif lightens it up a little bit and makes it a little more whimsy, a little less “Milautica” (the merging of nautical and military decor… obviously.)
Just remember… the style’s in the details. It doesn’t have to take over your reception. Don’t make EVERYTHING yellow and blue. Shades of colors tie nicely together, and leaving white as a staple color throughout brings everything together.