Friday, May 17, 2013

Summer Wedding Color-Blocking!

Summer is one of our favorite times of year at the Red Coach Inn for countless reasons. The sun is shining and the last traces of winter disappear, and at the top of our list it's wedding season! Especially because all the bright colors, that are (finally!) in season, start to appear at our wedding events. From Bridal Showers to Receptions one of the hottest trends we're seeing is using color-blocking, where you combine multiple bright and bold colors all at once like aquamarine and citron. So, skip the lace and burlap. Color-blocked wedding details - borrowed from the fashion runways - have wedding planners (and brides!) across the country totally inspired. Feel free to steal some of these fresh new ideas from our top 9 color-blocking trends.
Photo: Simone and Martin Photography

1. Contrasting Linens
For this intimate beachside wedding, celebrity wedding planner, Mindy Weiss, played with two equally bold colors: blue on the tabletops with pops of yellow in the centerpieces and chair covers. She topped it off with a simple with draped fabric canopy to ensure the table was the ultimate focal point.

Photo: Wedding Photojournalism by Ron Soliman

2. Bright Ceremony Decor
While a color-block ceremony certainly isn't for everyone it is possible to pull it off in a chic and sophisticated way. A little bit of draping goes a long way and makes the perfect unexpected ceremony backdrop.

3. A Flirty Bridesmaid Dress
Color-blocked bridesmaid dresses are the perfect way to add a pop of color to the day. Plus, it's on trend so there's actually a chance they'll wear it again!

4. A Color Blocked Wedding Cake 
The wedding cake is one of the easiest places to try out a trend and really make a statement like this one designed by Melody Brandon and Sweet and Saucy Bakery. One tip worth mentioning: Use a subtler color on the base of the cake and let the sugar flowers and accents take on the bold hues.

Photo: Cory Ryan Photography

5. Bright Neon Cactus Centerpieces
Can you believe these little guys are actually found in nature? It's true - these desert "moon cactus" grow and blossom in neon bright yellow, fuchsia, and orange. A low arrangement like this makes a striking low-key centerpiece or the perfect accent for a lounge area!

Photo: Joielala

6. Half-dipped cupcakes
Chocolate dipped cupcakes topped off with your favorite icing will get you a two-tone look that's truly decadent!

Photo: Cory Ryan Photography

 7.  Colorful Sugar Rimmed Glassware
You don't have to add pineapple juice to pull off a colorful cocktail. Ask you caterer about colorful rimming sugar to turn an ordinary glass into a piece of the decor.

8. Color-block Save-the-Dates
"Block off" the date for your wedding with color-blocked save-the-dates! This square shaped design from strikes the perfect balance between contemporary and playful.

9. Color-block Tipped Shoes
For the daring bride, color-block shoes (these ones are from!) are the perfect modern  way to pull in your "something blue."

Let us know what you think about color-blocking weddings! Happy Planning!

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