Friday, October 26, 2012

Color Inspirations: Mint to Be

Since wedding experts everywhere are predicting mint to be the next wedding color, we decided to feature it in our very first Color Inspiration board! 

Mint is one of the rare colors that fits in perfectly any time of the year, blending seamlessly with the color palettes that are unique of each season.  Check out below for lots of ideas on how to incorporate this hot color into your big day...

The cool undertones of mint are perfect for Winter weddings!

Mint is soft enough to work with the pastels of Spring.

Mint is cheerful enough to blend with the bold colors of Summer decor.

And mint offers a great contrast to deep color palettes of Autumn.

Your Save the Date cards and invitations are the only things that most of your guests will see before your wedding, so it is important to decide on your wedding colors early and to stick with them.  Make sure to weave your colors in as many details of your big day as possible from the start of your initial planning until your walk down the aisle. 

Bridal Gowns
For those wanting to wow in something other than the traditional white, mint offers a subtle departure from the norm while not being so daring that you have to worry about grandma fainting.  Several designers now offer collections in a myriad of colors, including mint, like these stunning options from Elie Saab that are fresh off the runway.

Bridesmaids Dresses
Whether you would like to highlight each of your ladies' personalities with a variety of cuts and lengths or you are looking for a more uniform look to your wedding party, you are certain to find  a wide selection of designers carrying options in mint.   

Whether you are walking down the aisle in a pair of killer peep toe stilettos or dancing the night away at your reception in super cute ballet flats, shoes are the perfect way to add a pop of color on your big day.

Add some color and flair to your wedding wardrobe with accessories that coordinate with your color scheme.  You can add quite a bit of personality to your wedding with a cute shrug to keep your shoulders warm, a pretty fascinator for a bit of whimsy or even a simple clutch to carry everything you need to touch up your makeup.  And remember, accessories also make great bridesmaid's gifts that are sure to be used again and again!

The color green in floral arrangements symbolizes freshness and is best for new beginnings.  Your mint color palette can easily be worked into your bouquet with options like dusty miller, hypericum berries, green hydrangeas, scabiosa, succulents, sage and mint leaves.

The Cake
After the bride, guests take more pictures of the cake than any other part of a wedding.  Mint makes for a divinely sophisticated cake that pairs perfectly with both light and dark accents.  It is sure to take your guests' breath away.

Dessert Buffet
Dessert Buffets are all the rage right now, so here is a little mint green inspiration if you are thinking about working this trend into your big day. Add a garland backdrop or some complimenting paper lanterns, and your guests will be gobbling up these tasty goods.

Whether you are going for timeless elegance or the rustic outdoors, mint is easy to work into any wedding decor.  For an easy pop of color, think about using mint linens for your tables, like napkins, runners or chair sashes, as found on sites like  Your decor and table settings help cement the wedding theme in your guests' minds, so be creative and have fun with it.   

Send your guests home with a parting reminder of your newly wedded bliss with favors boxed in your wedding colors.  You can find a wide array of mint-colored favor boxes, bags, containers and ribbons on websites like Oriental Trading, Accent the Party and Weddings are Fun.

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