Now & Forever

Shower Me With Color!

Do you love color as much as we do?!? You can add  a little color to your bridal shower with a touch of bohemian elegance by using bold textures, patterns, and jewel tones. Bright flowers also make a statement – like peonies, garden roses, wild iris, orchids and anemones – and use mis-matched, colorful vases to complement the flowers. You can also include a few colorful lanterns hanging above the table for a more dramatic touch.  Color is key with a bohemian look, and it’s the perfect way to bring some excitement to a bridal shower!

 

xoxo,

From This Day Forward

 

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Wedding Inspiration: The Fall Wedding

On the first day of August every year, so much starts to change. It signals the beginning of school and the start of football season. It also makes brides start thinking about fall weddings and how lovely of a time autumn can be. Rich Earth hues mixed with vibrant jewel tones are the recipe to executing a lovely fall affair that all of your guests will love. Consider mixing glamorous browns, intense navy’s, and vivid mercury grey’s with the ever popular emerald,  bright fuchsia, or a lively red. Fall is the time when you can really play with bright colors and still have the great, deep colored neutrals to help balance everything out.

 

Outside of color, consider using flowers that are indicative of the season and are decidedly fall. Leaves and branches are also fun touches that would bring nature to you in a fun and sophisticated way. Consider using leaves around the cake, or gift table. Leaf rubbings or imprints could also make beautiful escort cards. Additionally, branches or even small trees can really anchor a space and make a dramatic statement. With a fall wedding, there are so many wonderful ways to make it fun and fabulous.

 

xoxo,

 

From This Day Forward

 

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Color Love: Ombre

Ombre has become one if the biggest trends of 2013. It’s a great way to add visual interest to your wedding by using color in a way you really want. With ombre, there is an opportunity to be as vibrant or as subtle as you like with any colors of your choosing! This popular effect can fit in to any theme with just a few small adjustments, and it can be used as much or as little as you wish. For example: a beach themed wedding might use ombre for the wedding invitations so they almost emulate the ocean and set the tone for the whole wedding. If the wedding is more romantic, including an ombre cake in your wedding colors could add a little drama and be a stunning focal piece. Adventurous or bold weddings might even include ombre in the wedding dress itself. What better way to make a statement than to do something daring? Finally, for our modern brides, maybe mixing 2 trends is the way to go. Stationary with chevrons gradually fading in color is a wonderful way to do something trendy and fun. Have some fun with this trend! After all, it is the small touches and details that make a wedding really stand out.

 

xoxo,

 

From This Day Forward

 

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What We Love: Coral

As summer begins to dream of  fall, we’ve been searching for the perfect color to use throughout the transition. Coral is the perfect color to bridge the gap between the bright shades of summer and the dusty hues of autumn. A sophisticated and exotic hue, coral pairs beautifully with refreshing blues like turquoise and cerulean. If that seems a trifle too adventurous try pairing it with warmer, more neutral tones like camel or khaki. This romantic eye-opening color looks lovely incorporated into a wedding palette: from eye catching bridesmaids dresses to subtle peachy-coral florals. Careful…before you know it you’ll fall as in love with it as we did.

 

xoxo,

 

From This Day Forward

 

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Color of the Year: Emerald

Pantone’s color of the year is emerald, and as we are halfway through 2013, it is the perfect time to share our color love of this luxurious hue. Emerald is such a great color because it can fit in to any season. When paired with blush or nude, it offers a pop of color that is refreshing and interesting for spring and summer. Emerald paired with gold, silver, or even other jewel tones creates a rich color scheme that is unforgettable.

 

Emerald is a color that can be added to a wedding in a variety of ways and still look great. It can be used as a primary wedding color to add drama or flair. Perhaps all your bridesmaids are in emerald, or maybe all of the tables at the reception are draped in the radiant color. On the flip side, using emerald as your color pop will instantaneously make any ceremony and reception lively and lush.  No matter how you choose to use emerald, the color screams fashion-conscious, adventurous, and unique. Using emerald is the perfect way to take risks, have fun, and stay classy all at once. No wonder it’s the color of the year!

 

xoxo,

 

From This Day Forward

 

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Wedding Inspiration: The Whimsical Wedding

In today’s world, your wedding should be a reflection of you and your spouse-to-be. There is no “wedding rule book” that says everything has to be done one certain way. Even though you come up with a theme or an idea to center your wedding around, it can still be uniquely you. It doesn’t have to (and shouldn’t) look like everyone else’s wedding with the same theme or color scheme. It should be special to you and be a memory you will cherish forever. The wedding should say exactly what you want about two individuals coming together and forming your own special unit. No one will ever have a marriage exactly like yours, so why not start being different from day one?

 

Thus, we decided to share a few whimsical ideas with you this week. The whimsical wedding can take on any shape you want. It can be loud or subtle, and any color scheme can be used. The trick to a whimsical wedding is in the details. It needs to be fun! You want your guests to look at the favors and say, “that is so Jane and John.” The whimsical wedding is all about personality. The best part is that you can put as many or as few extra personal touches in as you want. If you both love riding bicycles, maybe featuring a bike beside the cake table would be a nice touch. If you are a polka-dot fan, you could even throw a few dots on the cake. Essentially, if you think your wedding is fabulous and a great time, so will your guests. Everyone is there to love and support you, so why not have a little fun with it?

 

xoxo,

 

From This Day Forward

 

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Trend Report: Non-traditional Wedding Dresses

In the year 2013, all clear cut rules for weddings have become a thing of the past. You can invite whomever you want, eat whatever you want, and perhaps most importantly, wear whatever you want. That’s right, ladies! You absolutely do not have to wear a long white dress if you don’t want to. This is the year of color! All of our favorite designers are doing dresses in blush, red, pink and even in floral patterns. High-low and short dresses are popular now as well. Choosing a non-traditional dress is a great way to make sure that you stand out. If you are feeling daring, or just want to have a bit of fun, why not change up the wedding gown to create a huge impact? Whether you decide to play with color, shape, length, or all three, you will be remembered for your bold choice for years to come.

 

For more style inspiration and ideas, take a look at our Pinterest board here.

 

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xoxo,

 

From This Day Forward

 

 

Three Hot Summer Wedding Colors for 2013

As our summer really starts rolling, we wanted to take a moment and talk about three major color trends this season. Pastels are here to play! The colors you have grown to love this spring are rolling over into summer weddings in some really interesting ways. All three of our top colors have a soft side and the potential to pop.

 

The number one color we are seeing right now is blush. This muted pink tone has been around for a while now, and it doesn’t appear to be going anywhere. Blush is a wonderful color to add to any color scheme because of its versatility. It is neutral without being boring, and feminine without being too girly. Blush can be matched with a variety of colors to soften or romanticize any wedding. It can be mixed with purples or pinks to tone down the punch, or it can be used with greens and golds to create a natural or even rustic color palette. We certainly can’t forget the look of blush paired with black or grey to create a look of drama. It’s subtle, classic, and beautiful.

 

The second color we are spotting everywhere is lilac. Pantone launched their spring 2013 color list in December of last year, and a lilac-esque color called African Violet was at the top of the list. Since then, this hue has popped up everywhere. The great thing about lilac is that it’s fun and has a presence without being overpowering. Recently, lilac has been used in a lot of natural settings with greenery and florals to make the color really pop. Lilac is also seen with other purples in monochromatic color schemes or to create an ombre affect. Lilac is a wonderful color because it’s bright and fun while still being classic and soft!

 

Finally, our last major color trend of the season is mint. This color exploded in the spring, so it was only a matter of time before it found its way into weddings. This color is fresh, new, and modern. It’s an updated twist on the “tiffany” or “pool” blue hues that have been so popular in the past. This is a color for brides that feel adventurous, but still want to be subtle. Mint, in all its blue-green muted glory, takes center stage when paired with gold or silver. For those of you who are feeling daring, using pops of coral with the mint makes for a sweet summer palate that packs a punch.

 

xoxo,

 

From This Day Forward

 

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