There is something very magical about the soft amber hue that the street lights give off in Paris. We can’t help but focus on all of the other jewel tones in the color spectrum. From amber to emerald, sapphire to gold, ruby to amethyst, take a look at our jewel tone inspiration board on Pinterest!
The very tall Megan is a globe-trotting American girl whose work brought her to Amsterdam; the even taller Roy is a perfect example of the Netherlands reigning title as tallest country. They chose the lovely Val de Loire for their wedding festivities, which was just one chapter of their wedding adventure.
The couple made quite the pair : her in a dramatic tulle dress with satin detailing and a major train; him in a dashing European-style jaquette. After the religious ceremony conducted by a pastor friend of the couple’s, guests enjoyed local Vouvray and canapés on the grounds of the château.
To add a twist to tradition, instead of a guestbook, guests were invited to write their wishes for the couple on postcards the couple had collected from their many travels. And instead of a French or even American style wedding cake, the couple decided on a pièce montée of fromage!
Happiness and best wishes go out to Megan and Roy!
Wedding Photography by Ian Holmes Photography
Every year on the third Thursday of the month of November is when the French wine region of Beaujolais releases its Beaujolais Nouveau, the first wine of the year’s harvest. The day of the release has turned into a world-wide celebration, with posters in wine shops and wine bars proclaiming “Le Beaujolais Nouveau est arrivé!”. So with Beaujolais (and Bordeaux and Bourgogne) on our mind, here are a few wine-themed ideas to add to your special day.
For a special touch during their ceremony, Jen and Julien placed love letters and a bottle of wine into a custom-made wooden box. A perfect way to toast an anniversary while remembering your wedding day!
Reception décor and favors are also a fantastic way to incorporate wine into your theme. Use wine corks as decorative accents for printed menus or place cards, as did Gabby and Sebastien, and Melissa and Brenden. Traditional tall cocktail tables can be replaced with oak wine barrels for a rustic touch. Add personnalized bottle openers to a welcome bag or create customized labels for your favorite wine as a parting favor. Add the wow factor by revealing a Nebuchadnezzar sized bottle (the equivalent of 20 bottles of wine!)
You may have noticed the chic contrast color in our last post – and who can blame us, the October skies definitely have the color grey on our minds.
Steel, slate, dove, pearl… all are lovely for wedding decor. Use deeper tones as an accent color – it’s less stark than black. And paler shades can be used as a sophisticated addition to a color story with brights, or more muted palette.
Check out more Gorgeous Greys on our Pinterest!