Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Nuptial Trends: Green & Yellow!

This week I thought we could look into an up and coming color palette trend: Green & Yellow!
Check it out:

How to pull off this look...

In terms of bouquets, you can stick with yellow flowers and then use plenty of greens. Some popular yellow flowers for weddings are buttery cream roses, the bright yellow rose variety called “Sphinx”, oncidium orchids, yellow calla lilies and yellow tulips.
Here are a few samples:

You can also use any of those flowers as decor for the ceremony:

You can tie the color scheme into all of your paper products, starting at save-the-dates & invitations and continuing on to:
Ceremony programs,
and coasters (or cocktail napkins)!

For the men, a yellow floral bout can bring in both the green and yellow. For ties, you could choose solid green or yellow or a pattern including both colors.
For bridesmaids, you can do green OR yellow dresses and then use the opposite color for the flowers or for jewelry.

For centerpieces, you could do any of the flowers mentioned earlier or you could use non-floral elements like yellow and green candles or lemons & limes.

For a candy buffet, look for green candies (green apple gummy rings, M&M's, Mike & Ike's, skittles and spearmint starlight mints) and yellow candies (sour lemon drops, jelly belly's, lemon fruit slices, bananarama candies and peeps) on sites like Metro Candy and Candy Warehouse.
For cakes you have LOTS of options to bring color in.
Again, you can bring in the lemon / lime theme.
You can use yellow flowers with greens.
You can do a cupcake tower! You can make frosting in ANY color and the tower allows you to bring in another accent color.
And, for my favorite, a white and green cake with yellow flowers.
For more yellow and green accents, you can use table runners, napkins or lighting to help bring the colors into your space.

Where do wedding trends come from? Fashion, of course! Check out these Green & Yellow trends at:

The Limited:



Chinese Laundry Women's Real Shoe

What color palette did you use (or are you planning on using) on your wedding day?
I'd love to hear what you came up with!

All images courtesy of The Knot or websites listed.