Considering that today is the day dedicated to love, I thought we’d celebrate on the blog with talking about how to successfully use red in your wedding color palette. A red wedding color palette is not an easy thing to pull off. Reds are difficult to match, and in general I try to steer brides away from the color because when red goes bad, it goes really bad. However, some brides love red so much that they just have to have it. So let’s talk about how to use red in a wedding that doesn’t end up looking like a scene from Macbeth!
Red Wedding Palette
Red is bold and can easily overwhelm a wedding, so finding the right ways to use it is imperative. This color scheme uses only red and white, a very dangerous combination, but it is well done here. Not dressing the groom or groomsmen in any red is a good way to tone down the boldness and really works. I also love the red wedding shoes. A perfect accent. This was found on Bridal Bubbly.
Another great way to use red is to introduce another color that accentuates but doesn’t overwhelm. This light blue/turquoise is a great choice. This is a great balance of warm and cool colors. I also adore how the Maid of Honor is the only one in red. This was also found on Bridal Bubbly.
Another great use of the blue/aqua combo with red. I love the candy dish! This is from Inspired Bride.
Do you love red? What other color combinations make a great wedding color palette with red? Did you have a red wedding? What was your favorite way to incorporate the color? Tell us on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, or in the comments!
Pinterest has been filled with cute engagement photo ideas specifically for a Valentine’s Day theme. There is a lot you can do with a Valentines’s Day themed engagement shoot, so today I bring new ideas and tips for adding a little Valentine’s love into your engagement shoot.
Ideas for a Valentine’s Day Engagement Shoot
- Use balloons. Heart shaped ones if you can find them. The “kissing behind the balloon” photo is a classic.
- Use hints of red as an accent color. Be careful not to overdo it. One piece of red here and there is perfect. Bringing a red sheet in and laying on it in the snow would be a really cute way to incorporate red. Red lipstick, red shoes, or a red shirt for him are just a few more ideas.
- Keep it simple. Remember making what you thought was going to be the most beautiful valentine, but the more you added the more it just looked unorganized and ugly? The same is true for any themed engagement shoot. A little goes a long way. Choose 1-3 elements that really work. See examples below.
Examples for a Valentine’s Day Engagement Shoots
The three elements in this one: red shoes, cute sign, and the barn. This works!
Do you see the elements here? They are even more subtle this time. This one looks really natural.
This is just adorable. This couple’s Valentine’s Day engagement shoot was planned and executed perfectly! Th photos came from www.jenbugweddings.com. Are you planning the same for your engagement photos?
The big day is looming near the end of this week, and considering how many guys out there are planning to propose on Valentine’s Day, I thought…why not throw out some free proposal ideas to help them make it special.
Whenever I think of proposals, the fortune cookie scene in Mickey Blue Eyes always comes to mind. Listen up guys…that is not a good idea. At least it failed in the movie, but here are some more worthwhile proposal ideas that you may find useful.
Valentine’s Day Proposal Ideas
1. Buy a dozen of her favorite flower and tie a note to eleven of them with a different reason why you love her. On the twelfth flower tie a note saying, “Will you marry me?” and the ring. Place them leading the way from the door to a gourmet dinner you have cooked, or in the vase on the table if you can get the one with the engagement ring in the back.
2. Arrange dinner at a nice restaurant. Speak to the staff about having a “special course” brought to the table at the start of the meal. Place the ring on a nice plate. Proposing at the beginning of dinner allows you the whole night to celebrate.
3. Construct a Valentine box like the ones we made out of a shoe box when we were kids. Decorate it especially for her and fill it with those cheesy store-bought cards you find at the grocery. Write something nice or funny on each one. Somewhere in the box (preferably near the bottom) plant a homemade card that says, “Will you marry me?” or let’s her know it is about to happen. Picture found on www.homeschoolmadness.com.
Are you planning to propose on Valentine’s Day? Are you planning on being proposed to? Tell us your plans and proposal ideas!
Some brides are really into their nails, other are not. Some don’t think of getting a manicure until a week or two before, while other actively hunt out the most elaborate nail designs they can find so they will be sure to have memorable wedding nails. Neither one is better than the other, but today I will cater to the girly girl brides who want to decide months in advance what their wedding nails will look like. PLEASE NOTE: You can get too elaborate and find yourself with hideous nails instead of elegant. When it comes to nails (not being a nail girl myself), I have a tendency to verge on the side of caution. While researching for this post I cam across one bride who had somehow transferred a photo of her and her groom onto her nails. As you can imagine it looked obnoxious. I also came across a bride who had hand painted corsets on her nails. I guess that could be appropriate for some weddings, but probably not for most!
Wedding Nails To Love
This is great and could go with almost any wedding style or wedding dress. Found it on Pinterest.
I think this is my favorite of the one’s in today’s post. Simple, cute, and elegant all in one. Via Hilary Magoteaux.
Glitter is always a wedding favorite. This is a very chic take. Try using a dark color to make your nails really pop! Found from Passion For Polish.
A cool twist on a traditional french manicure. You can do this with any color that matches your wedding palette for perfectly paired wedding nails. Found on Glamour.com.
Do you have plans for your nails on wedding day and leading up to it? Are you designing them or are you leaving that to the experts? Share your photos with Art of Wedding on Facebook, Pinterest, and Twitter.