Mondays are hard, guys. So it was especially nice to see a styled engagement shoot we participated in this past spring being featured on The Perfect Palette today! Cooked up by Karen from Pop + Fizz and Tangie at Tangie Renee Photography, this experience was unique in that it started out as a day-in-the-life before moving to a more formal style engagement shoot. We are thankful we could be a part of it! Head on over for all the woodland goodness and a couple of delectable recipes!
By now we all know that Pantone has chosen two colors of the year for 2016 - Rose Quartz and Serenity. Yesterday I showed you my take on a Rose Quartz wedding and today I have a Serenity inspired style board for you.
Serenity is a gorgeous, soft blue that flirts with being periwinkle. I'll admit, I had a hard time deciding which direction to go with this - Serenity lends itself well to many different design schemes. In the end, I went with a light English garden theme because flowers were my first love. Compared to other colors, there aren't a whole lot of blue blooms to choose from (and please don't dye flowers - it hurts my soul and will stain your wedding dress at the slightest inkling of moisture). Hydrangea, delphinium, scabiosa, thistle, and muscari immediately come to mind, but they have to be the right shade - all of them can skew purple. My vision is of full, lush floral decor dominated by white blooms and pretty greenery. Let the blue serve as an accent in the bouquet ribbon and boutonnieres. Serenity will take center stage in ethereal tulle bridesmaids skirts and non-floral decor. And how cute are the matching macarons?!
Would you choose Serenity or Rose Quartz as a wedding color?
For the first year ever, Pantone has announced that there will be TWO colors of the year - Rose Quartz and Serenity. I have to admit, I'm not too fond of the color combination. (Is anyone else reminded of the Heart Family dolls from the 80s? Or am I just aging myself?) Since the color of the year usually has a big impact on wedding trends, though, I decided to split them apart and create two very different styleboards. First up is Rose Quartz.
Rose Quartz is super feminine. Most design elements it calls to mind are soft, frilly, and sugary sweet. I wanted to elevate it to something chic and modern, something that would look more appropriate in an art gallery than a country club. The structured Astrid bridal gown from Elizabeth Stuart alongside J. Crew Mae dresses for the maids sets the overall tone. A simple stationery suite and monochrome, mono-flower pave centerpieces keep the pink from being too girly. A raw rose quartz engagement ring is the perfect finishing touch.
What do you think of Rose Quartz and the 2016 Pantone color forecast? I'll have my vision for a Serenity inspired wedding in my next post.