A new year means a new Pantone Color of the Year. Were you waiting on the edge of your seat to find out what it would be or did you just realize that UltraViolet is so last year? I am not even sure when this started, but it’s fun to see what color is selected each year as the “hip” new color and it’s even more fun to see how that influences trends. In the wedding industry, we see the impact and in all honesty, coral has been in style for the past few years. I imagine it will continue to show up in wedding day color palettes for quite a while. So whether you’re a trendy gal of just like the feminine (but not pink) hue, there are some gorgeous coral options for your florals and bridesmaids.
Coral Charm Peonies are both coral and charming. These wonders of nature are in a word-gorgeous. Spring Brides are lucky enough to get these lovelies in season. Here they make quite the statement when paired with paler pink Peonies, blue Scabiosa, white Lisianthus and mixed Eucalyptus greens. So, so pretty. (Dandelion House Floral Designand LindseyYocker)
I really love how the coral florals pop in this bouquet. Gathered with white Roses and Panda Anenomes, this look is clean and sophisticated. (AZ Fleuristas and J.Colony Photography)
Remember you can always dress your best gals in coral and they can carry coral bouquets. This tone-on-tone look is delightful and all those pretty ribbons add even more feminine flair. (Wrenwood DesignandLibelle Photography)
Here’s that amazing Coral Charm Peony again, this time gathered with pink Roses, yellow Ranunculus and mixed greenery for a bright and colorful bouquet. (Wrenwood Designand Libelle Photography)
There are alternative coral flower options if Peonies are not available (or if you don’t love them). Coral Orchids are phenomenal and look brilliant with peach Stock, pale orange and pink Ranunculus and yellow Roses. This is truly a stunning bunch of blooms. (Sweet Blossoms and Blair Roberts)
Coral combines nicely with soft pink and orange and looks striking with turquoise dresses. The soft green-blue of Dusty Miller foliage pulls the whole look together. (Unique Boutiqueand Owl and Fox Studio)
A lovely line up, indeed. These coral bridesmaid gowns are flowing and fabulous, perfect for a formal wedding. Simple, sweet bouquets compliment the color and style perfectly. (Florals by Patricia and Patricia Cleavenger)
If you’re planning your wedding palette, consider coral. It is a vibrant, happy color that can work in any setting. Pair it with black and white for a more formal look or mix it up with yellows and brighter shades for a lively look. Coral and navy blue is my all-time favorite combination using this trendy “new” color. Have fun and happy planning.
Thanks so much to all the photo contributors and floral phenoms.
Looking for the perfect place to have an engagement session? Check out the Maryland State House in Annapolis. This engagement session brought to you by Simply Picturesque Photography, has it all. Fun, inspiring and full of character, we hope this gives you some ideas for your own upcoming engagement shoot.
Claudia wore an off the shoulder tee length cotton dress in a soft pink. It is ultra feminine and super cute. Finished with sandals, it creates a semi-casual look while still offering a fully styled appearance. Jeremy wore a button down polo shirt, dark jeans and clean brown loafers. Both their outfits were well pressed and in new condition. This is super important when picking out clothing for your engagement session! Having your clothes properly pressed and clean gives you the magazine style appearance for your photos.
Starting out on the steps of the Maryland House, Claudia & Jeremy were able to capture some really cute images on the front steps of this beautiful building. The stunning green door served as a perfect backdrop for her BEAUTIFUL engagement ring. They continued to wander through the streets of Annapolis, taking some really cute shots. Claudia changed her outfit towards the end of the shoot and they were even able to share ice cream!
We hope you enjoy this adorable engagement session and a special thanks to Simply Picturesque Photogrpahy for sharing this couple’s engagement session. Hopefully, we will get to see their wedding too!
This stunning winter wedding is the perfect event to share in honor of the upcoming holiday. Tones of gold, cranberry and white are mixed with beautiful greens and romantic finishes. This winter wedding speaks to a classic, ultra feminine style fit for old Hollywood. We hope you enjoy this event as much as we do. If you are a winter bride, be sure to save this post and come back for inspiration. A special thank you to We Are the Cashmans for allowing us to publish this stunning event.
The Bridal Look
The bride wore a long sleeve, open back, crepe gown from Pronovias . The simple sheath gown features buttons along the arm and an bateau neckline. Simple and incredibly elegant, this gown shows off curves while remaining ultra feminine. If Grace Kelly were to wear a gown, this would be it. She finished the look with a chapel length veil trimmed in lace. She wore deep emerald shoes with vintage style diamond embellishments. Drop earrings complimented her hair which was swept back in an intricate bun worn at the nape of her neck.
The Groom’s Look:
The groom wore a beautifully tailored black suit with jacket. The suit was accented with a cranberry colored tie and socks. Cufflinks were a nod to any man who loves to play cards! His look is clean and simple. The boutonniere in a deep red set off the richness of the tie and finished the look perfectly. His look is modern and clean, just as that of his bride.
The bridesmaids wore Adrianna Papell bridesmaids gowns from the Platinum Collection. Soft pink chiffon is overlaid with delicate beadwork. Each gown has its own distinct style, but all are meticulously embroidered ands hare the same color tones. Their bouquets overflowed with delicate greenery and were created with rich warm reds as a nod to the winter season.
Varying sizes of vintage style frames outline the signage at the reception, many are mirrors with white script. Tables are clean and white with wooden Chiavari chairs and ruby napkins. Centerpieces feature the colors of the holiday season with deep rich red roses accented with winter greenery. Touches of berries, evergreen, eucalyptus were interspersed with vintage style candlesticks, while the head table boasts a large swath of decorated holiday greenery. No element was left untouched, even the beautiful chandelier was trimmed in the holiday florals. The cake featured deep red roses as the cake topper while the rest of the design is simple and elegant.
As we face the grey weather and semi cold temps, we decided to post something to remind us of warm and wonderful days. So, if you are busy recovering from or planning for the holidays, here is a mini escape for you.
This summertime engagement shoot was documented by Sarah Botta Photography and features two German Shephard Husky mix pups, a stunning engagement ring and the background of open fields and soft grasses. The session was held at Hampton Mansion in Towson Maryland. Enjoy these images!
The couple went for a clean style. The guy wore clean button down long sleeve shirt with khaki short. Note there are no pockets/pleats so he has a more finished style. Her look was a large floral pattern dress that is full length and ties at the side. The dark tones and structure of the sun dress work well. As a second look, she wore a cotton a symmetric dress that is soft and casual feel. Her nails are painted the preferred color of British royalty- baby pink. She opted out of shoes and went for the romantic barefoot look.
We love the natural look of this shoot. It is not overly styled, but the clothing choices are finished enough to allow for a clean and professional look to the images. The pups were brought in to wear the save the date tags. We haven’t seen the wedding yet, but I am hoping the pups were part of it too. Dogs make everything better !
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