We know, we know…we’re not the first to fall in love with a blush pink bridal palette. Pantone’s 2016 color of the year is rose quartz – and pale pink exploded this season, everywhere from bridesmaid gowns to wedding tents. But hear us out: not all pinks are created equal! And not every shade is perfect for your own big day. On the contrary: as true connoisseurs of color, and purveyors of fine design, we feel strongly that there is an ideal color palette for every wedding couple. Some of the factors that might help you establish your color scheme include your personal aesthetic (and that of your fiancé(e)), event style, seasonality, and even geographic location. That said, should you find yourself in a similar state of mind as this planner (read: thinking pink), we have a style guide for you that’ll have you tickled pink in no time!
As bride Shelby (in the movie ‘Steel Magnolias’) once said, “Pink is my signature color” – and if the same can be said for you, we’ve paired a series of pink wedding gowns and bouquet inspirations to suit every style and modern bride. The trick to pink perfection, without overdoing it? Stick to your personal style, and incorporate a shade or two of pink that best fits your event design, along with plenty of textural variety. Whatever you choose, you’re sure to be the blushing bride on your big day…
Style Guide: for the Sweet and Feminine Bride
This delicate two piece lace corset and chiffon skirt combo, photographed by Sally Pinera, gets at the heart of every girl’s sweet dreams of her wedding day.
Captured by photographer Jose Villa, this mauve Vera Wang structural ballgown is all about the luscious lines and textured tulle – a combination that would have the likes of Rembrandt swooning.
Set next to this artist’s dream bridal bouquet from Bows and Arrows (shot by Kayla Barker), this pairing has all the makings of a divine still life painting, complete with trailing ribbons and lavish blooms.
Style Guide: For the Edgy Modern Bride
This Krikor Jabotian sequined cape gown (photographed by Le Secret d’Audrey) is a modern marvel – unlike anything we’ve ever seen, with just a tinge of silvery pink tulle to keep things grounded in all of that sparkle.
We suggest a fabulously irreverent pairing for a French wedding in early spring: complete with a sassy protea and thistle bouquet, and finished with barely-there pink tulips (from Peony and Plum, photographed by Ether and Smith Photography).
Paired with a classic bundle of blooms befitting an ‘English Rose’ herself, you cannot go wrong with garden party styling by Sweet Woodruff, and photographed by ARTIESE Studios. Pass the tea and crumpets!
Style Guide: for the Punchy Pop Bride
Feeling punchy pink, like Gwen Stefani circa 2002? Make the most of this pink tinged tulle gown from Tara Keely Bridal, and show your pop side.
What more perfect accompaniment than this bridal bouquet, packed with pops of electric pink peonies and bursting with ranunculus from Bristol Lane Florals, photographed by Sophie Epton Photography. Party in a bridal bouquet, if you ask us!
Style Guide: for the Classically Romantic Bride
There’s nothing prettier than the classic lines and soft tulle of this putty pink Reem Acra Gown – the romance is almost palpable.
Accompany a classic gown with an equally perfect bridal bouquet, complete with trailing ribbons and fairytale ivy. Floral design by Brandie Chisolm, and photographed by Ryan Ray Photography.
Thrilled to see Asal and Hamed’s romantic, soulful Legion of Honor wedding featured on Grey Likes Weddings today! How I came to work with this couple was true happenstance. A week before jet setting to London, I received an inquiry from Asal and Hamed who lived there, but wanted to be married in the Bay Area. It was quite the serendipitous that we were able to meet in person the following week!
In order to create truly unique weddings, I draw inspiration for each wedding directly from the client – their experiences together, heritage, passions, interests and so on. This wedding is a great example of how to add personalized touches to your wedding. Read on to find out some of the personal details that made this wedding truly unique. And don’t miss the full feature on Grey Likes or the list of vendors below who came together to make it a success. The groom’s custom suite. Fitted to perfection. A custom bridal gown – simply elegant.
A Persian runner flown in by the Bride’s parents made for the perfect aisle decor.Hamed, a skilled pianist, played his bride down the aisle to a song he wrote after getting engaged. Talk about romantic! Instead of flower bouquets, the bridesmaids each carried traditional elements of the Sofreh, which is the traditional Persian ceremony spread. Another way we were able to incorporate a bit from their cultures in to the wedding. We paid tribute to Asal and Hamed’s pet bunny with these darling table number holders. Asal and Hamed found these pop-up cards in a Singapore market. They ran around gathering enough of them to use for their invitations and Brown Fox Calligraphy created custom stamps to imprint them.
Drawing from one of their favorite dates, we had gospel singers surprise guests with a show during dinner. The Persian knife dance kicked off the dancing portion of the evening. The wedding party surprised our couple with a flash mob dance to Michael Jackson’s Thriller – rumored to be an inside joke.
There are so many tiny details that go into a marriage and planning for a wedding – from the cake topper to the ceremony chairs, no small design choice goes unnoticed on your big day. When you think about the longevity of the impact certain choices, however, it can make it easier to prioritize. Case in point: choosing your wedding ring! Unlike the tabletop rentals or flower arrangements you choose for the day (which last a maximum of 12 hours, even if they’re fantastic), the wedding rings you select to wear as a symbol of your love will be displayed on your finger for years to come.
We’ve rounded up five of the hottest trends in wedding bands right now, to help make this stylistic decision an easy one – let us know which are your favorites, and what you’re choosing for your wedding this year!
Recently my role as wedding designer lead me on a rabbit hole search for adorable and non-traditional flower girl attire for several clients. I’m a big believer in giving your flower girl a statement all her own. And with so many unique and adorable options out there, I couldn’t help but share. Check out some of my favorite finds.
I only have boys, but if only I had a little girl, she would have a closet full of these whimsical flower girl dresses by Nellystella. How rad is the styling from her Fall campaign?!
For a dose of the super girly Doloris Petunia is your gal. Love these styles for your more grand, traditional or classic wedding.
Call us picky, but a winter down parka and your beat up snow boots does not a bridal wardrobe make – particularly if you’re as chic and fabulous as some of the winter brides we’ve been crossing paths with this season! Who wants to spend arguably the most glittering day of their adult life in the same old winter coat – or worse: shivering without one?! We’ve curated a series of the best bridal accessories for the holiday season here, and we hope they keep you warm and wintery on your big day. In the cold months, when the weather is dreary, cold, and occasionally impractical, your accessories don’t have to be!