Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Emerald and Apricot Inspiration

The minute Pantone announced Emerald as 2013 Color of the Year, we couldn't stop thinking of the amazing possibilities this lovely jewel-tone could bring to weddings. We also love that Emerald tones can foster feelings of well-being, optimism, and calm. So how can brides start to bring a little of this lovely hue into their weddings?

Statement Necklaces: think vintage pieces or maybe a family heirloom. Such unique finds can be great inspiration for all parts of your wedding--from invitations to your centerpieces.

Florals: Talk to your florist about incorporating deep green foliage like Magnolia leaves, lemon leaf, or ferns. Those kinds of leaves will help create the perfect backdrop to any color scheme. We particularly love the idea of orange hues or purples.

The Ring: It's becoming more and more popular for couples to choose rings that don't contain diamonds--and why not? We've seen so many Emerald or Sapphire rings that have been custom designed and are absolutely breathtaking!

Furniture: Can you imagine a luxurious emerald chaise lounge or a perfectly aged emerald-print armoire? Such amazing pieces of furniture can be used to enhance the vibe of your wedding and are sure to catch your guests attention.

What do you think of Emerald as Color of the Year? Would you consider using it to inspire your wedding? We'd love to hear from you--here's to spreading floral love!

Photo Credit: (from top to bottom, left to right) Photo by Ali Harper via Once Wed; Wedding Paper Divas via; Velvet dress by Gucci via Glamazon Diaries; Makeup by Aaron De Mey via; Cake topper by SkyeArt; Chest from Graham and Green; Necklace found via StylishEve; Hairpiece by Melissa Clair Heritage, Photo by Hanne Photography via OneWed; Photo by This Modern Romance via Green Wedding Shoes; Cake by; Photo by This Modern Romance via Green Wedding Shoes

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