As much as wedding bloggers – myself included, obviously – love to talk about wedding trends and the next big trends, we have to bow down to the brides, grooms, and designers and they have spoken. This summer is all about warm neutral wedding inspiration, with a cashmere and champagne palette taking center stage. Be prepared to see lots of this sweet color combination this season – champagne satin linens, ivory and blush centerpieces, and taupe bridesmaids will be huge this season. When I think about a design, I’m usually immediately drawn to color, the richer the better, and it took a long time for me to get on board with neutrals. A softer, tone on tone palette may not make a bold impact, but the focus this season is on romance and classic elegance.
Play off that delicateness with soft, rounded floral arrangements of lush, loose blooms accented by jeweled green leaves, lit by flickering candlelight. Keep fabrics flowing – sheer draperies framing the entrance of a reception canopy, floor length chiffon skirts, tulle runners cascading down the Head Table. Add just a hint of sparkle for a sophisticated touch amongst the natural decor, like glittering shoes or jeweled votives mixed among clear and mercury glass. Most importantly – the theme wouldn’t be complete without plenty of the bubbly!
PHOTO GALLERY –
Photo Credits –
Candlelight Fireplace Mantel Ceremony – Photography by Katie Stoops Photography via Style Me Pretty | Neutral Calligraphy Escort Cards – Photography by Jose Villa Photography via Style Me Pretty | Romantic Bridesmaids in Neutral Dresses – Photography by Wookie via Style Me Pretty | Southern Magnolia Bride and Groom – Photography by Landon Jacob Photography, Dress designed by Reem Acra via Grey Likes Weddings | Sparkling Bow Heels – Photography by Annabella Charles Photography via 100 Layer Cake | Cashmere and Champagne Bride – Photography by Laura Murray Photography via Martha Stewart Weddings | Elegant Draped Reception Tent – Photography by Elizabeth Messina Photography via Wedding Chicks
As much as I adore every shade of pink; this palette is utterly gorgeous and Tamika is right, this board is ethereal and perfect for romantics!
This is so sophisticated and elegant, love it.
Completely lovely! I so agree with your observations! As much as I usually love color and brights in the summer, like you I found myself completely into neutral colors like gray and taupe earlier this week!
They’re definitely having their moment in the sun – I do love how you work with color!
Such an awesome board! SO elegant
So stunning! These colors are just fabulous together!!
What a gorgeous board!
Thank you, Lena!
This is absolutely stunning! Pinning now!
You’re amazing! Thank you!
Lol, welcome to the neutral side, resistance is futile! So glad you gave in because look at all the pretty you brought! I love the mixture of classic sophistication with all of the romantic, natural details. The soft fabrics also add such a dreamy, ethereal quality!
Tamika, I adore you for your gorgeous designs but also so much for your geekiness!
That made me laugh so hard! Best compliment I’ve ever been paid! 🙂
Gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous. Love these colors together. So chic.