Metallic threads woven into wedding gowns, gold sequined table runners, and glamourous sparkling bridesmaids looks are taking over bridal magazines everywhere. Using metallics instead of specific colors is an easy way to take any wedding to a higher level of class, and it can turn any room into a fantastic soiree.
Emerald and Ivory
Green isn't often seen as the most flattering color, but this season is changing all that. Deep emerald greens are taking over the drab olive tones of bridesmaid's nightmares, and to tone down the green's boldness, contrasting it with ivory and hints of gold is a popular route. Ivory and green makes floral arrangements easy (and inexpensive) and the whole look gives off a sophisticated flair.
Gone are the days of "fall wedding" meaning "orange and brown." This season's brides are swapping orange tones for pomegranate, raspberry, and plum shades. From flowers to bridesmaids dresses, from berry-stained lips to the groom's tuxedo, everything these days is screaming Bordeaux.
For the couple who has been on a journey, near or far, this is the perfect theme. Using suitcases as centerpieces, luggage tags as escort cards/favors, and vintage maps as decor, guests will be able to travel with you into your new married life!
Mint, Peach, and Gold
This color trend has been popular the past few years during the spring and summer, but this season's brides are expanding the color scheme into the fall. By adding deeper oranges to the peach and gold, a touch of fall is easily intermixed into the scheme, and the mint keeps the spirit light and fun.
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People claim that our generation doesn't read anymore, but book-themed weddings have been blowing up Pinterest. Building ceremony arches out of books, using book pages to make bouquets, and stacking books for centerpieces is appropriate here. As an added bonus, the photography possibilities are almost endless. For an extra umph, pick a specific/favorite book to narrow down your wedding theme, or find a children's book and base your wedding on the illustrations!
There is nothing like a late-season bonfire, and if your wedding is small, having a bonfire wedding seems like sheer perfection. Smores Bars and hot cocoa during the reception are a must, and wearing a cozy sweater over your bridal gown is an adorable touch.
Pantone Tangerine Tango
Pantone's 2012 "Color of the Year" has been taking over by storm, and orange has always been a popular fall color, but this year Tangerine has kicked it up a notch. When combined with orange-toned pinks, light greens, greys, and whites, "Tangerine Tango" goes from garish to fresh! Make sure to use the Tangerine as your POP of color (not your primary color) in bouquets, dresses, and decor.
All-Neutral weddings have been showing up in the magazines for months and are making a strong appearance in Fall 2013 collections. To keep it from falling flat, mixing matte and metallic neutrals together is key, as well as adding texture (with materials like lace) and breaking up the taupes with ivory accents.
Instead of mixing browns and oranges for a fall wedding, why not mix golds and bronzes? Metallic touches instantly add glamour to an event, and with DIY paints and sprays, it's as easy as ever to make your wedding gilded.
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