Brides too often assume that a color palette is enough to describe their dream day vision. We argue there is so much more that contributes to the theming of the day. Take a look at how we can style three different weddings with a single color palette.
Just as brand identity is made up of more than just color palette, wedding looks require an overall mood to channel those colors in a cohesive direction. When done correctly, an all white and green event will carry a very different tone when designed for a vineyard setting as opposed to a beach front villa. As “What Not To Wear’s” Stacey London would say,
It doesn’t have to match, it just has to go.
To show you exactly what we mean – and to stress the importance of a comprehensive event design board that includes far more than just a color scheme – we chose a single, modern palette and designed our own vision boards to portray three individual weddings, each with their own personalities and overall moods.
All of our following looks include a color palette of five hues and tones: a pale yellow, a golden mustard, a sage grey, an emerald green, and a bronzy copper.
Our first look makes use of heavily textured greens to achieve this Woodland Bohemia inspired style. We also choose to focus on the deeper tones of our palette – the mustard, emerald, and bronze hues. Disordered, natural lines, draping fabrics, and vintage accents all function to bring cohesion and purpose to this vision.
Unlike the previous board, this Soft Romance design utilizes the more muted tones of our color palette and emphasizes the pale yellow and sage grey hues. Overall, we see less contrast from one item to the next. The florals still maintain their natural, textured look to achieve a modern style. Our bronze accent pieces remain subtle so as to not dominate the color palette.
Our final look moves away from the more wild qualities of our previous boards to achieve this Rich Elegance. Heavy jewel tones, both amber and emerald, convey a sense of opulence and sophistication. To establish continuity, this design makes use of more decorous embellishments: tapered candlesticks, velvet heels, silk ribbons, a metallic serving tray.
The purpose of creating an inspiration board for your event is twofold:
To hone in on your overall vision for the day and bring focus to the most defining aspects of the design. This helps you to make the tougher stylistic designs by being able to serve as a template for the tone of the event.
- To convey this same vision to others in a way that leaves no room for misinterpretation and properly paints your ideas into the mind of another.
When my brides are able to bring me a well-refined design board, I can trust that they have both pinpointed what it is they would hope to experience during their big day, and that they have accurately communicated that vision to myself. When you are only provided an image or two, it is very difficult to understand what it is about that content that is speaking to them. Even more so, it is pivotal to understand that a mere color palette means so little to the overall tone of your affair. Instead, we need to know the mood it exudes to you and your guests.
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Image Credits Woodland Bohemia | Lush Staircase: photo by Design Sponge | Organic Bridal Bouquet: via Elegant Wedding Invites | Mustard Skirt: via Brides.com | Antique Pitcher Flowers: via Elegant Wedding Invites | Wedding Invitations: via Papira Design + Letterpress | Velvet Chair: via Elegant Wedding Invites | Agate Escort Tiles: via Emma Loves Weddings
Image Credits Soft Romance | Yellow Wedding Cake: via Wedding Forward | Floral Bridesmaid Dresses: via Jenny Yoo | Bronze Wax Seal: via Heirloom Seals | Yellow Bridal Bouquet: photo by Danielle Poff Photography via Chic Vintage Brides | Wedding Centerpiece: Vasia Photography | Green Wedding Invitations: monroe + co via Mrs. Freund & Co. | Wedding Tablescape: photo by Danielle Poff Photography via Chic Vintage Brides
Image Credits Rich Elegance | Yellow Wedding Dress: photo by Levi Tijerina via Green Wedding Shoes | Emerald Tablescape: via Wedding Invites Paper | Emerald Engagement Ring: via Grew & Co | Mustard Bridal Bouquet: via Oh Best Day Ever | Emerald Wedding Invitations: via Projekt Slub | Velvet Shoes: The Ganeys via Style Me Pretty | Mustard Tie: Photo by Ali Beamish via Green Wedding Shoes | Mustard Ring Box: by The Mrs. Box via The Pink Bride