Pantone Fall Fashion 2015: Wedding Inspiration

Pantone recently released their fashion color palette for Fall 2015. Inspired by “evolving landscapes”, this season’s palette features etherial tones of green, rust, and blue, and even some purple. Often times, wedding themes and color palettes are greatly inspired by the fashion world and its trends. Our personal favorites are “desert sage”, “stormy weather”, and “reflecting pond”. Desert sage, a soothing grayish-green can serve as a neutral tone that isn’t too in your face. Stormy weather, a fusion of gray and dark blue makes a bold statement color that offers sophistication and luxury. Lastly, reflecting pond provides a “sense of security and stability”.


When looking at the combination of these three colors, we instantly thought of a dark and gloomy, yet romantic, beach wedding. When one thinks of a “beach wedding” the first thing that usually comes to mind is a tropical destination. However, with the help of Pantone, we fell in love with the idea of having a darker, moody and oh so romantic wedding. After all, who says a beach wedding has to be tropical?


{Top Row: Jose Villa Photography via GWS, Second Row Left: Heather Hawkins Photography via SMP, Right: Sleepy Fox Photography Third Row Left: Jose Villa Photography via GWS, Right:Keith Morrison Photography via SMP, Fourth Row: Bit of Ivory Photography via Burnetts Boards, Bottom Row Left:Bit of Ivory Photography via Burnetts Boards, Right:Brett Heidebrecht Photography via SMP}


Postage Inspired Wedding Details

If you love travel and vintage-inspired details, you will absolutely adore these ideas. Use sheets of stamps as a decorative backdrop for pictures or subtle detail throughout the ceremony. You can also incorporate these vintage stamps from Anthropologie as your guest book –  guests can pick a stamp, place it on a book, and leave a message to help you remember your big day. Add postage stamps into your decor by adorning your cake or send them on your invitations as a subtle way to display your theme.

stamp wedding ideas

{Photos: Top Left: Carla Ten Eyck via Ruffled, Right: Anthropologie, Second Row: Oh Joy via 100 Layer Cake, Bottom Left: D Sharp Photography, Right: Binita Patel via Ruffled}


Croquembouche Wedding Cakes

Croquembouche wedding cakes{Photos: Left: Gourmet Traveller, Right: Martha Stewart Weddings}

Ahh the French wedding cake – the croquembouche – delish!  But what is it?  If you’re planning a destination wedding in France then consider serving up their traditional wedding dessert – this tower of puff pastries perfect for a dessert bar!  A croquembouche is a tower of stacked (in a cone shape) profiteroles filled with creme.  Ummmmm.  Caramelized sugar or caramel holds the tower together and makes a crunchy element to the pastry creation.  Fill it with chocolate, cover in and dip the profiteroles in chocolate, stick lavender sprigs inside and around the puffs, serve it individual or as part of a larger dessert sampling – there are many options to serving up this sweet treat.  And if you still love that traditional American wedding cake (easier to cut into for a photo op), then serve them both!  There are no rules when it comes to the desserts you love and share with your guests!

croquembouche weddings{Photos: Top Left: La Cerise, Top Right: Martha Stewart Weddings, Middle Left: Karen Mordechai via Grey Likes Weddings, Middle Right: Southern Weddings, Bottom Left: Sprinkle Bakes, Bottom Right: Martha Stewart Weddings}


Italy Destination Weddings

I have a longtime love affair with Italy (from when I studied in Rome in college, to the pasta and vino obsession I can’t seem to kick).  But I think one of my absolute favorite Italian ideas is a wedding in a property from ancient times.  Rome is a city with buildings built upon buildings from its past and many of the Italian countryside villas are working homes in the framework of historic homes.  The depth and life that you feel and see at these venues inspire some pretty incredible wedding details and imagery.  So if you’re considering an Italian “I do,” consider a few fabulous details to layer your property with, much like their generations have done for centuries.  I love the look of earthy tones and a palette that appears to be a part of the property when at a venue as special as these!  Add great food, great wine, great friends, and maybe even a little Limoncello and you’ve got a recipe for an unforgettable experience!

destination wedding in italy{Photos: Invitation: Oh So Beautiful Paper, Flower Urn: Polly Alexandre Photography via Style Me Pretty, Wedding Dress: David Murray Weddings, Church: Vogue, Table Overlooking Water: Sunsurfer Tumblr, Ivy Covered Venue: Pinterest, Private Estate: W. Scott Chester Photography via 100Layer Cake, Peach & White Flowers: Marisa Holmes Photography via Style Me Pretty, Bouquet: Vintage Design Company, Feasting Tables: JuneBug Weddings, Cake: Martha Stewart Weddings, Couple: Stephanie Koo Photography}