Neutrals are done taking the back seat. They’re so over being the underlying tone for pops of color. Bland? Don’t EVEN say that about them.
Because neutrals are now taking center stage at weddings – they’re the main event when it comes to unique color schemes.
How do you make a neutral wedding color theme work? Check out the ideas I’ve put together, and you’ll see how neutrals stand out in a way that’s fresh and stylish.
When you think neutral, think beyond white and ecru. Also think beyond using just one color as your theme. Neutrals are rich and varied in tone and temperature, so don’t be afraid to mix them together to create warmth and beauty. For instance, choose warm taupe, a warm grey and a deep cream for an interesting and complex blend.
Afraid your dress won’t stand out? If you choose the right neutrals for bridesmaids’ dresses and accents, it won’t! Dress your maids in darker neutrals like a light chocolate or a deep taupe. Keep your flowers simple, and the bride will definitely be the highlight.
Speaking of flowers, choose a flower type, like a rose, in a single color, like a creamy white. Use the flowers liberally. They won’t compete with your color scheme and they’ll add unexpected touches of beauty everywhere, like your hair.
Neutrals can go a little on the metallic side, so add in some sparkle! Pale gold and a soft silver will stand out in a gorgeous way against the neutrals.
And make sure you introduce your wedding with a subtly styled invitation that will make a big impact, like our Wrapped in Magic wedding invitation. The deckled edges and the textured wrap layer on the interest, making each neutral piece work together for a great impression.
Blog originated 9/15/14 http://blog.carlsoncraft.com/industry-trends/wedding-trend-neutral-wedding-colors-164764.html
Brides are getting bolder with their wedding looks, and that trend is apparent in the jewelry they’re choosing to wear on the big day.
Think oversized. Think ultra-sparkling. Think mixed media. Think colorful.
Think this trend is for you? Here are some tips for adding statement jewelry into your wedding day look.
First of all, consider your dress. A sleek, strapless dress with a simple neckline is perfect for showing off a statement necklace of layered strands, fabric flowers, feathers and big stones. If you choose an elaborate, beaded dress, the place to add that statement piece is in a bracelet or in your hair.
Consider your hairstyle. If you have short hair, wear statement earrings and a coordinating bracelet to balance your dress. If you have long hair and are wearing it up, also go big on the earrings. If your long hair will be down, step back the earrings a few notches and go for an attention-grabbing headband or hair clip, and choose a statement necklace, too.
Consider your body type. If you’re tall, you can complement your look with a statement necklace and add long strands of pearls; also choose a big bracelet. Petite brides will want to keep the jewelry close to the face and neckline. Statement necklaces and earrings will draw attention to your face and keep your look in proportion.
Consider your wedding theme. Celebrating like the Great Gatsby? Make your statement jewelry follow Art Deco style with beaded headpieces and headbands and Deco-style rhinestone jewelry.
If your wedding is vintage, make your statement jewelry sentimental – borrow pearls from your grandmas, bracelets, rings and earrings from other relatives, and layer them together for a unique look. Garden wedding? Add handmade silk flowers to your necklace and your hair. Beach weddings call for big and colorful jewelry in tropical colors and materials, like shells, beads and wood.
What will your statement jewelry be? We’d love to know!
Thursday, September 18
6 month Anniversary Sale!
Special sales through out the day.
Invitations, Bridal Jewelry, wedding veils,, Greeting Cards, Fall Home Decor, Halloween attire, pumpkins, 2015 calendars, JR Watkins products, fashion jewelry and more.