What I love best about neutral palettes is how they play well with just about every color. They can read elegant and refined on their own, but paired with an accent color, they can fit anyone’s unique style. In 2013, we’ll see more gilded wedding invitations using shades of gold like 24 KT, Champagnium, Tamarind, and Bullion for glam brides. But if you’re going for something a bit more subtle you can combine them with a soft palette of pinks, peaches and pale grays like we did in the Stephanie & Thomas wedding ensemble—as seen in the Winter 2013 edition of Martha Stewart Weddings magazine.
We took the concept of DIY to another level when designing the Save the Dates for Stephanie & Thomas. We created a custom Word Search game with CustomWordSearch.com and used information from the upcoming event as words to find. For guests who prefer Sudoku over Word Searches, we’ve spelled out all the logistics so the facts are easy to read at first glance.
The Wedding Invitation continues the look established with the Save the Date by using a light gray floral element and Dahlia colored banners. Mounted onto Bullion/Ginger card stock and then again into a Bullion/Ginger Gate Card, the invitation set is enrobed in gold goodness. The font Bombshell, a calligraphy style font, printed on the response and outer envelopes add to a handmade aesthetic without the price tag of hand-addressing.
The most clear-cut way to let your guests know you’re a bride who’s planned her wedding to a tee is to coordinate your entire ensemble right down to the items used on your wedding day. Placecards, table numbers and programs in your color scheme say you’ve left no detail unnoticed. Even your wedding favors can coordinate in color or pattern to the palette you’ve set months ago. Visit your local news stand next week to pick up your own copy of Martha Stewart Weddings magazine.