Midwest Wedding Planning Inspiration
As wedding and event professionals, we all find that for many of our brides, if they can see something, they can more easily define the style they are looking for in their wedding. Some local wedding professionals teamed up for some mini, styled shoots to not only inspire brides but encourage them to be creative and incorporate personal touches in their big day! In an effort to prepare for the sunny months ahead, they decided on a fresh, spring palette featuring this year’s trend color: emerald! They paired the vibrant hue with the equally popular mint green and soft touches of gold. Adding shades of a color – like green in this case – is such a sophisticated way to bring color to your wedding. Rather than choosing just one color, develop your event style by incorporating a bold color with a few accent colors that really let your main color shine. They think emerald is the perfect color to do just that! It’s a shade that can easily adapt to color palettes for all seasons.
For spring and summer, they chose to pair emerald with a stark white for the ultimate wow factor. This can be seen in both the decor and bride’s ensemble. A charming and simple vintage dress allowed us to have fun accessorizing with color and style. We just love the accent in the bride’s gorgeous blonde hairstyle with a casual but stunning pair of emerald stone earrings. They also chose to incorporate the green with the most amazing pair of heels – the bows couldn’t be more perfect! They followed a tutorial to create a budget-friendly drop veil from the sweetest dotted tulle. Mint green was incorporated throughout the table setting, which featured unique pieces from local stores and antique shops, creating a unique table scape.
The venue (the beautiful Museum of Visual Materials) they used for their shoot is not only one of our local favorites, but a perfect location to get that soft, glowing light . The space has an abundance of windows and a great photographer can make the most of a venue like this! They all agree that natural light is most flattering and makes for beautiful keepsake photos. A unique or intimate venue also helps to build a memorable experience for your guests.
Of course decor and bridesmaid dresses are a great way to infuse your color into you wedding day – but you can also develop your color palette throughout the days leading up to you wedding. Work with your wedding planner and florist in advance on floral arrangements by selecting flowers that are in season to make the most of your floral budget. Flowers are such a great way to add texture and/or color. They chose to keep things clean and simple by featuring all white flowers from Meredith & Bridget’s Floral – but kept things interesting by choosing a variety of different blossoms. Their florist included some whimsical greens that kept things fun and fresh on the table and in the bouquet. Another great way to introduce your color palette to your guests is with your invitation – it’s your guests’ first impression to your big day and your opportunity to give them a sneak peek into the event style you have put so much effort into planning! Working with a custom stationer such as Confetti Creative Co. can help you design and invitation that compliments your decor or color palette to create a cohesive look throughout your event. They also had custom drink flags, menus and a cute bride and groom chair bunting created to bring some personal touches to the day!
We hope this emerald-infused palette will inspire you and get you thinking of ways to accent with bold colors on your wedding day. When all else fails – choose professionals such as Serendipitous Events by Jessica who get your vision and can help you develop your ideas into a stylish affair to remember!
❤ Venue- Museum of Visual Materials, Wedding Planner – Serendipitous Events by Jessica, Photographer – Picturesque Photography, Floral – Meredith and Bridget’s Floral, Stationery – Confetti Creative Co. ❤