Generally when you think of a winter wedding, what comes to mind? I know that for me the answer is a white, snowy, crystal covered affair, and I’m sure I’m not alone. If you’re planning a multicultural Indian wedding however, a white-on-white wedding is probably not what you’re envisioning, as white is generally a somber color worn at funerals. So how do you embrace tradition while still making your guests feel like they are walking into a winter wonderland? The key is in the color palette! By creating a color palette of white, silver, gold, and RED, you will still give your wedding the light and sparkle of the season, while incorporating some Indian flare!
Check out my vision of an Indian winter wonderland, and let me know your thoughts in the comments section below!
These red and cream outfits make a stunning contrast to the snowy white backdrop. The addition of silver and gold embroidery, and crystal beading really ties in the winter feel.
This booklet style invitation gives guests a glimpse of the white and red festivities to come. This couple also chose to gold foil stamp the cover of their invitation for an added level of opulence.
Create that winter wonderland feel by lining your red aisle with crystal covered trees. Not opulent enough? Hang candles for added sparkle and dimension.
Though this color palette and motif is stunning year round, these red, gold, and cream colors work beautifully for an multicultural winter wedding.
If you’re hosting a multicultural wedding, you may want to mix in a few traditional Western holiday elements. This couple chose to add some ornaments and wreaths to their red, gold, and white reception space.
If you’re looking for a super lux invitation for your holiday nuptials, try gold foil on red paper stock.
This super-ornate, seven-tier wedding cake is definitely a show stopper. I love the detailed pipework and the touch of green in the gem stones.
Looking for more winter wedding ideas? Head over to our Pinterest board, and get inspired! Like what you read? Feel free to share our blog on Facebook or Twitter, and follow our blog for more wedding decor, attire, and invitation ideas!
Explore an Indian Winter Wonderland was last modified: November 24th, 2015 by Ajalon
The parade of Pantone is nearing its end with only three colors remaining. Lucky for us, the colors keep getting more amazing as the weeks progress. This weeks pick from Pantone’s Spring 2016 color chart is red hot! Fiesta, with its fiery orange undertones, is perfect for a South Asian wedding. I’d recommend pairing this stunning red hue with gold, orange, fuchsia and yellow for head-turning color palette. Pantone also suggests combining Fiesta with cooler tones, like Snorkel Blue, Green Flash, and Limpet Shell.
“The high energy Fiesta is a harbinger of excitement, encouraging tree-spirited exploration to unknown but welcoming locales. A strong and fiery, yellow-based Red, the vivid Fiesta provides a stark contrast to the calming, softer nature of this season’s palette. “– Pantone Spring 2016 Color Report
Talk about making a statement. This South Asian ceremony space is dripping with opulent details. From the gold carved mandap, to the fabric draped ceiling, your wedding guest are sure to be awe-struck.
Our Gopi invitation design is ideal for the Indian couple wishing to incorporate a traditional elephant into their motif. This modern invitation suite is a knock out in navy and fiesta.
This Indian bride is breathtaking in her fiesta red, amber yellow, and gold leaf saree.
Adding a second paper layer to out square Meera invitation really adds depth. The brown paper works beautifully with the fiesta red ink.
I love mixing warm and cool tones. This DIY centerpiece is the perfect example. Simply wrap pieces of an old blue and purple saree around a basic vase, then fill it with a vibrant mix of red, orange and fuchsia buds.
Trishna, our blossoming flower motif, is inspired by the Indian mandala. Exotic and organic, this is a beautiful choice for a spring wedding.
This Indian bride and groom are rocking it in their traditional wedding attire. As for those beautiful garlands? They symbolize happiness, enthusiasm, aspiration, and beauty.
Feeling inspired by what you’ve seen here? Head to our Pinterest page for even more Fiesta wedding day ideas! Be sure to check back next week when we introduce Pantone’s Iced Coffee.
Spring 2016 – Pantone Color Report: Fiesta was last modified: November 20th, 2015 by Ajalon
While scouring Pinterest for wedding inspiration pictures for this blog, I quickly fell in love with this color. Lilac Gray is the seventh color on Pantone’s Spring 2016 color report, and though it may not appear to be the most exciting, or the most expected for spring, this soft hue is by far the most elegant. Although Pantone recommends pairing this color with Fiesta, Green Flash, and Iced Coffee, I prefer a more rustic color palette. For a wedding that is sure to thrill, I’d suggest combining this soft grayed-purple with white, metallic silver, dried herb, and acai.
Mixing pale and dark shades into your bridal party adds depth and interest to your wedding. These deep purple dresses pair perfectly with their lilac gray counterparts.
This letterpress printing of our Zinfandel invitation is the perfect example of how stunning tone-on-tone can be. The deep african violet ink contrasts beautifully with the pale purple paper.
This tablescape is so soft and romantic. The lilac gray roses and water glasses play perfectly off the predominantly white and silver decor.
Nothing says classic and romantic quite like lace. Adora, our lace inspired design, is perfect for adding a pop of color and elegance to your wedding reception space.
Looking for an ornate and vintage feeling pattern to incorporate into your wedding cake? Opt for damask! This centuries old design is elegant and timeless, and is sure to impress.
Want to see more ways you can include Pantone’s Lilac Gray into your wedding day? Check out our Pinterest color board for more decor and attire ideas! Also, be sure to follow our blog and check back with us next week when we introduce the next Spring 2016 color!
Spring 2016 – Pantone Color Report: Lilac Gray was last modified: November 23rd, 2015 by Ajalon
Whether you are hosting a wedding or simply attending one, it’s important to understand the meaning behind different dress codes. For example, your definition of semi-formal may be a suit and tie, while your guests may think it means they need to wear their nicest pair of jeans. This is why it’s important for couples to indicate how formal or casual the day will be, and how they are expected to dress.
This is the most formal of all dress codes, you’re pretty restricted as to what you should and should not wear (think: White House state dinners). For the ladies: A formal floor-length evening gown. For the men: A tuxedo, a long black jacket with tails, a formal white shirt, white vest and bow tie, white or gray gloves, and black formal shoes.
Blake Lively and hubby Ryan Reynolds are dressed to the nines for this white-tie event.
This is one of the more common dress codes for evening weddings, and will still require you to dress up more than you’re probably used to. For the ladies: This invitation wording calls for formal floor-length gown, or a short, dressy cocktail dress. For the men: A tuxedo. A black bow tie, black vest or cummerbund, and patent leather shoes are also suggested. For summer weddings, a white dinner jacket and black tuxedo trousers are also acceptable.
If you are hosting a black-tie wedding or event, be sure that the invitation or insert card is clearly marked.
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, definitely looked royal in their black-tie attire. Katie’s teal lace, Jenny Packham gown is simply stunning.
Formal or Black Tie Optional
The wording here indicates something slightly less formal than black tie is acceptable. So, a tuxedo isn’t required, but the event is still formal enough for one to be appropriate. For the ladies: A long dress, dressy separates, or a formal cocktail dress. For the men: A tuxedo or a formal dark suit, white shirt, and conservative tie.
The dress code, if one applies, is best listed separate from the rest of the text of the invitation. This ensures that it doesn’t get lost amongst the ceremony and reception information.
Emma Stone looks red carpet ready in her mustard-yellow dress, while boyfriend Andrew Garfield looks dapper in his black suit.
Cocktail Attire or Semi Formal
Take your cues from the time of the event: Wear darker, more formal colors for an evening wedding; opt for light colors and fabrics for a daytime event. For the ladies: A cocktail dress or a long, dressy skirt and top. For the men: A suit and tie, dark or light depending on the season and time of day.
Another way to insure that your dress code doesn’t get lost on your invitation is by changing or bolding the font.
David and Victoria Beckham look ready to wow in their semi-formal looks. Although a low-cut, red-dress like this may not be ideal for a wedding, it’s a great option for other evening events.
This indicates the wedding will likely be held outdoors or on the beach, meaning the event will be much more laid back, especially when it comes to attire. That said, jeans, shorts, and tank tops are probably not appropriate unless they’re specifically noted as acceptable. For the ladies: A summer sundress is appropriate (just make sure the fabric isn’t overly formal). For the men: Dress pants or khaki pants with a button-down shirt, tie (though you might be able to get out of wearing a tie), and sport jacket or sweater.
Although only Chrissy Teigen may be able to pull off a skirt this short for a wedding, her overall look is perfect for a casual outdoor event. Hubby John Legend’s look however, is right on the money.
This week’s Pantone Spring 2016 pick is one of my personal favorites. Limpet Shell is an aqua-inspired shade that is sure to turn heads. Perfect for a beach or garden wedding, this cool tone pairs easily with a wide range of colors. Let it be the star of the show by coupling it with Pantone’s Iced Coffee, or add some fire-and-ice appeal with a warm coral shade, like Pantone’s Peach Echo.
“A shade of aqua that leans toward the green family, Limpet Shell is clear, clean and defined. Suggestive of clarity and freshness, its crisp and modern influences evoke a deliberate, mindful tranquility.” – Pantone Spring 2016 Color Report
Who says a pale blue suit is outdated? This groom is looking slick and fashion forward.
Art Deco meets modern Indian in an incredible show of shapes found on our Saikirthi invitation design.
The white lace detail on this three-tier, light-blue wedding cake are simply stunning.
Save the dates are a great idea if you have a lot of out-of-town guests. It gives them a chance to save up and make the necessary travel arrangements.
Something old, something new, something borrowed, and a blue wedding dress? Fashion designer Elie Saab was ahead of his time with all three of these limpet shell dresses from his 2012 show.
Nothing says elegance and opulence like receiving a wedding invitation in a fabric box.
What bride doesn’t want a killer pair of shoes for her wedding? If you’re looking to add a touch of color into your wedding day look, opt for heals with colored soles!
Feeling inspired by what you’ve seen here? Head to our Pinterest page for even more Limpet Shell wedding day ideas! Be sure to check back next week when we introduce Pantone’s Lilac Gray.
Spring 2016 – Pantone Color Report: Limpet Shell was last modified: November 23rd, 2015 by Ajalon
Halloween is only a few days away, and offbeat couples are letting their ghoulish sides shine with amazingly over-the-top weddings. But don’t let the idea of a Halloween wedding fool you, you don’t have to decorate your reception space like a haunted house to let your love of the holiday shine through.
To prove my point, I’ve gathered a few of my favorite spook-inspired wedding ideas that will pay homage to this shriek-worth holiday, while still hosting an elegant affair.
I love the romantic feel of this black, red and gold tablescape. The headstone table number is a fun nod to the holiday.
Looking for a cute way to incorporate the holiday into your wedding day attire? This bride chose to wear skeleton leggings under her dress, which made for a super-cute photo op!
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These black-tipped, red roses to die for! Well, maybe not literally, But they are absolutely perfect for your Halloween wedding.
Who doesn’t love a candy apple? These red, candy-coated crab apples will satisfy your guests sweet tooth, while also adding to your wedding’s eerie theme.
Looking to add a touch of black to your look? These lacy, peep-toe booties would be the perfect addition to your wedding day wardrobe.
Click here to see more of our Chantilly design!
Looking for a ghoulish refreshment to serve your guests? These blackberry cocktails are sure to be a big hit!
The groom should be able to have a little fun with his wedding attire too! What better way them by surprising him with some skull cuff links?
Looking for even more Halloween wedding inspiration? Check out our Pinterest board! Planning your own eerie event for next year? Let us help you create a perfectly creepy invitation to get your guests talking. Contact us today for a free quote!
Tis’ the Season for a Halloween Wedding was last modified: October 28th, 2015 by Ajalon
Are you looking to bring a little extra luck to your wedding day? Then you may want to consider incorporating this week’s Spring 2016 Pantone color into your big day. Buttercup, a bright and bold yellow, is a color fit for a Chinese emperor and is sure to make you feel like royalty. Traditionally paired with reds and golds, Pantone also recommends incorporating Buttercup with their other spring picks, like Snorkel Blue, Serenity, and Lilac Gray.
“While the majority of the Spring/Summer palette trends toward calmness, a few diversions from the theme emerge that offer a contrast. With Buttercup, designers reveal a shining beacon transporting its wearer to a happier, sunnier place.” – Pantone Spring 2016 Color Report
This Asian bride looks absolutely stunning in this simple and traditional dress in bright buttercup yellow.
Our yellow and orange Marigold invitation suite is bold and beautiful.
This bouquet of yellow calla lilies and white orchids is perfect for a tropical or multicultural wedding.
Add a pop of color to your otherwise classic wedding suite with a yellow pocket-style enclosure.
Looking for a fun way to incorporate this lucky color into your wedding day attire? Try a statement necklace like this bold yellow beauty with crystal and gold flowers.
Keep your wedding guests informed by including an accommodation and information card into your invitation suite.
This yellow pagoda wedding cake is definitely a statement piece that will have all of your guests talking!
If this vibrant yellow has you feeling inspired, make your way to our Buttercup Pinterest board for even more wedding day ideas!
Spring 2016 – Pantone Color Report: Buttercup was last modified: November 23rd, 2015 by Ajalon
A wedding is definitely a time to celebrate and party the night away. However, a big bash can also end up costing you big bucks! One of the potentially costly decisions that brides and grooms are confronted with is what beverage options they will provide their guests. Will it be a dry wedding, cash bar or host bar (open bar)?
For couples looking for a middle ground, offering a limited host bar may be ideal. This can mean that you either pay your venue to open the bar for a limited amount of time, followed by a cash bar, or just beer and wine. Another trending option is to offer your guests signature drinks.
By choosing to go with signature drinks, your venue only needs to supply a few liquors and mixers, making it far more cost effective than a full host bar. In addition to your signature drink or drinks, you can also provide beer and wine service for those that don’t drink cocktails, at minimal cost. This is a great way to please everyone, while still keeping on budget.
If you opt for signature drinks, a great way to get the word out to your guests is withdrink signs! We can create a custom sign that’s just what you’re looking for. With over 150 colored papers and endless ink options, it’s easy to match your signs to the rest of your reception decor.
This week I am very excited to feature the fourth color on Pantone’s Spring 2016 list. Snorkel Blue is a rich and vibrant shade of blue, that will instantly bring a smile to your guest’s faces. Perfect for an Indian or South Asian wedding, pair this joyful blue with teal, green, purple and gold for a stunning peacock-inspired event. Pantone also suggests pairing Snorkel Blue with some of their other spring picks, like Buttercup, Iced Coffee, and Peach Echo.
“A maritime-inspired blue, Snorkel Blue plays in the navy family, but with a happier, more energetic context. The name alone implies a relaxing vacation and encourages escape. It is striking yet still, with lots of activity bursting from its undertones.” – Pantone Spring 2016 Color Report
This wedding cake has quickly become one of my favorites. The blue is so vibrant, and the gold accents adds a whole new level of opulence.
This blue silk pochette really makes our lace-inspired Mantilla invitation stand out! I love the fiesta and snorkel blue ink combination as well.
This tablescape is the perfect example of being true to a theme, without going overboard. This peacock inspired table plays up the vibrant color palette without a single feather in sight.
Are you incorporating a peacock color scheme into your wedding day? Give your guests a sneak peak of what’s to come by incorporating a peacock feather with your invitation!
Add a lounge section to your reception space to give your wedding a luxurious and welcoming feel.
Our Tanvi design looks stunning in snorkel blue and rusty red. The blind impression also adds depth to the invitation.
This teal, gold and snorkel blue lehenga is understated and beautiful. Subtle gold embroidery and gems throughout the top and bottom adds just enough sparkle to this look.
Feeling inspired by what you’ve seen here? Head to our Pinterest page for even more Snorkel Blue wedding day ideas! Be sure to check back next week when we introduce Buttercup, Pantone’s yellow pick for 2016.
Spring 2016 – Pantone Color Report: Snorkel Blue was last modified: November 23rd, 2015 by Ajalon
The next color on Pantone’s Spring 2016 list is Serenity. This pale, dusty-blue is ideal for a casual garden or beach wedding. Light and airy, this shade pairs beautifully with earthy neutrals. If you’re looking to tie the color into your bouquets or centerpieces, blue hydrangeas are the flower for you. Their light color and off-white centers make for a perfect pairing. Pantone also recommends combining Serenity with Buttercup, Snorkel Blue, and Peach Echo.
“Weightless and airy, like the expanse of the blue sky above us, Serenity comforts with a calming effect, bringing a feeling of respite even in turbulent times. A transcendent blue, Serenity provides us with a naturally connected sense of space.” – Pantone Spring 2016 Color Report
I love the retro feel of this pale-blue wedding dress. With colored gowns being all the rage right now, this tulle beauty is the perfect pick!
Our Black Tie invitation is classic and elegant. By choosing Bickham Swash as the font for the monogram and names, this blue and brown invite is given a touch of romance.
This Serenity blue, beige, and white tablescape screams beach wedding. The tea-lights, roses and hydrangeas add to the romance of the day.
Looking for a beach vibe for your wedding day? This blue and beige starfish motif would be the perfect choice!
This groom looks fashionable and relaxed in this beige linen suit (minus the jacket), and Serenity blue tie. A perfect look for a garden or beach-front wedding.
Our Black Tie suite is ideal for a big wedding. Including an accommodation or information card with your wedding invitation, makes it easier for your out-of-town guests to plan ahead.
Looking to satisfy your sweet tooth? Order French macarons in your wedding colors for your guests to enjoy.
Looking for more ways to include Pantone’s Serenity into your wedding day? Check out our Pinterest color board for more decor and attire ideas! Also, be sure to follow our blog and check back with us next week when we introduce the next Spring 2016 color!
Spring 2016 – Pantone Color Report: Serenity was last modified: November 23rd, 2015 by Ajalon