The color palette for the year 2012 is dominated by soft colors like pastels and colors in vivid ombre and muted watercolor effects. Depending on the depth of tones, the effect can give a gorgeous and dramatic look to your wedding day. These effects are fast becoming a hot trend and can be incorporated into everything from your invites, décor and fabrics.
Wedding Invites – Watercolor wedding invitations are perfect for a rustic and vintage wedding style wedding. These invites are hand painted and then reprinted onto special paper in larger quantities to be sent to your guests.
These can be custom made and painted by you and you’re partner to make it more personal for your guests. Splashes of bright colors and shades of different colors can be used depending on the theme of your wedding. You can also ask your friends to join you in painting some handmade directions signs, head table signs, table cards, to table number cards.
Wedding Attire – Incorporating the ombre style in the bridal party attire is not a difficult task. You can pick a color for your outfit and have your bridesmaids dress up in different shades of the same color. For bridal gowns, think white with a splash of color, like the watercolor inspired Ellie Saab gown.
Ombre ties are also an interesting look on the groom and groomsmen.
Wedding Décor – Using different shades of a color in your drapes and floral arrangements can transform your wedding drastically. Floral balls or water colored paper lanterns in different shades can be hung at various heights in the wedding venue. Vases painted with ombre watercolors can also be used as part of the table arrangements.
Table napkins and chair tie backs dyed in different shades, along with tinted glass candles will provide look good against a white tablecloth.
Wedding Favors – Candles, sugared almonds, candies, cookies, and cupcakes….almost all of your favor ideas can be personalized with ombre effects to match your wedding theme.
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