So maybe you're not the type to indulge in pastels or lacy ribbons and little girls in chiffon - it's ok! I made this board for the springtime brides who aren't wallflowers by any means! The colors were inspired by the very cheeky Nars blush in Orgasm.
There's nothing prettier than a consistent color theme that is striking yet very simple. Most of the time we get carried away with the grandeur of weddings, we forget that the details are the most stunning part of the whole thing.
Every board I've made for the past few days has green and brown tones in it. I'm thinking that fall has gotten to me, even though I can't say that we get to experience it in the tropics, it's what I miss most about living in Paris (it was my favorite season)... but I don't think you should rule out the rich colors for any kind of event, no matter where you live.
I had a really good time making this board. Cinderella wasn't by any means my favorite Disney princess, but she came to mind when I was looking at all these pegs that were the same color as her dress. I like the idea of someone using their favorite childhood movies and books as inspiration, like the Where the Wild things Are board I made almost a year ago. It makes the event all the more fun, especially birthday parties - people can actually come in costume! I hope I can come up with something interesting from another childhood favorite soon...
Nouveau (Black, White and Cali all over): Etsy crafts, Artsy Photos and the Californian Yellow Poppy!
I know my boyfriend will be aghast at this post, as he is from SF and totally patriotic to NorCal. He hates black and white as a color combination and probably thinks my use of his favorite place on earth does not do it justice, but I saw a lot of funky places when I was there and thought it would be perfect for young artists who want to get hitched without any of the willy nilly frilly junk.
Like I've said before, I'm not a fan of pink weddings - but sometimes you can make it look SO good without compromising the fact that it's an adult affair. This vintage-esque feminine board really speaks to me because it has splotches of inky indigo in the details, giving an edge to something that would otherwise be all about frills.
How cool would this be? I mean, this would be the ultimate fantasy wedding for me. Of course, this would probably cost my life savings and a kidney on the black market, but take a look at this board. You'll think it's worth it. It's a very glamorous safari wedding complete with white silk, lanterns and the most incredible views of wildlife. Really a wedding to strive for.
Nouveau (Stepford): Perfection in its sweetest form with Carnation pink, Pistachio green and Buttery gold
Most people assume pink is as feminine a color as it gets, and they'd be right! I just love looking at pink. Especially pink desserts - what is more perfect than a sateen box of candied Jordan almonds and a Ron Ben Israel cake?! But for some reason I just can't find it in myself to wear pink, use pink make up or decorate with pink... Yet here I am making a board fit for a Stepford wife in all her favorite shades.
I couldn't resist, but I decided to put it up earlier than the 31st because I didn't want to be cheesy like that. It's a glamorous fall wedding that so happens to fall into the Halloween month, with just little hints in the cake (check out the marzipan pumpkin). It's still a wedding, so it shouldn't be too kitschy but I think it should have elements of noir in it.
Now that I know more than a handful of people are reading this blog I had to incorporate some color................. and I really dig this Martha Stewart cake, even if that cover has spawned hundreds of knock offs at local bakeries. If you're going with the bright colors for a wedding, might as well go all out!