We ask the WedEclectic team a question, and post their answers each week…providing some advice, inspiration and insight into the person behind our shops. We hope you enjoy them!
What colors do you think Brides will embrace in 2014?
Blood-orange…I’ve seen it listed by many brides in their color palette.
I definitely think Pantone’s color of the year Radiant Orchid will be showing up in a lot of weddings this year!
I am seeing a lot of gorgeous peachy/pinks. And more gold tones than normal over the ever popular silver accents.
I agree with Keri. I have been seeing lots of brides embrace gold as a signature color in their weddings. They are choosing to compliment the gold tone with blush pinks, or minty greens.
If you had a winter wedding where would your dream honeymoon location be?
Ice castle in Greenland!
I’d either embrace the cozy inside/cold outside and go somewhere in Germany’s black forest, or skip off to the much warmer Italian Mediterranean!
A ski resort with a fire place and a hot tub or a big jacuzzi tub would work. Hot cocoa and flannel – totally romantic and cozy! Bring great black and white classic movies too!
I do not do well in cold weather…so, honeymoon would definitely be a warm spot…not necessarily hot. When I got married in March, we went down to Jekyll Island for our honeymoon…warm and quiet times.
I would love to go to Japan from North to South.
Fiji Islands for sure. A dream honeymoon for newly weds and the romantic at heart.
I would love to honeymoon in a snowy winter wonderland. Stay in a beautiful log cabin (with all the modern amenities of course!) maybe in Tahoe or Colorado.
Holiday Weddings – Would you attend a wedding (or have your wedding) on a major holiday such as Thanksgiving or Christmas?
If it was an offbeat or super cool themed wedding I would!
We attended a friend’s wedding last year over Thanksgiving weekend and it was so much fun. The couple created an entire wedding weekend (and on a strict budget no less!) on the bride’s family farm. A lot of the guests actually stayed out at the farm for the weekend and the family made Thanksgiving dinner for everyone who was in town the day before the wedding. All of the thoughtful details that went into the weekend made the whole event feel so intimate and family-oriented. It was truly a one of a kind wedding that I will never forget!
Yes, if it was for family or a close friend. If it’s a family wedding, I’ll get to spend it with my family and celebrate a new family member 🙂
I agree that it would depend how close I was to the family. I did take photos for a Valentine bride once, and it was really beautiful because (unprompted!) everyone showed up in her colors: black, white, and red! She also had the good fortune to get married on a snow day. I don’t remember ever photographing a more striking event!
Of course! Sometimes it is the only time a family can get together! For example, my little brother is on active duty in the military & often it is the one time of the year he can get leave to come home. The more the merrier!
By the way, a Halloween Wedding is the most fun ever! Everyone got to dress up and have a lot of fun!
My niece was married Jan 2…it was a terrific way to end the holiday. I would definitely attend a family member’s wedding whenever it is held because there is usually a reason why it would be held over the holiday.
I want to say, No, and No. But we go to my parents for Christmas, and I supposed that since my father can officiate, it could happen at my parents home. They have hosted weddings there before. But it’s very important to me to have Christmas morning as planned. I still have believers.
I probably be hesitant about Christmas only because of travel and accommodation but if that has all been sorted then why not.
I don’t think I would attend a wedding on Christmas Eve or Christmas Day. With two large families it’s hard enough trying to get in time with everyone. If a close family member were getting married I would go. Any other holiday would be fun! I’d love to go to a New Year’s wedding, a Halloween wedding or even a Thanksgiving wedding!
What are your favorite color combinations for winter weddings?
red, pink black!
and then i swing totally opposite and go rustic with white and brown
Jewel tones (deep purple, red, or emerald green) are so beautiful any time of year but especially in winter months. I also think that black or silver accents look incredibly elegant for winter weddings.
I love Blue & White and Red & White for winter weddings! A little silver thrown in too 🙂
Because of the potential for a lovely white backdrop, I agree that deep or vivid colors can look especially beautiful in the wintertime. I personally would veer for the “natural” palette–greens, browns, deep oranges, etc.–because those are the “deep” colors I love best! I think it would also be GORGEOUS to see a pale/pastel color scheme against the snow, though.
Well I first imagined that I would pick beautiful Holiday colors, like red, white and silver. My initial thought was that it wouldn’t look right to have a pastel colored wedding in Winter. But then I realized that a steely lavender and white, would be stunning. Knowing myself, I would add a hint of deep purple into that combination. So now my new answer is a Lavender.
Crimson red roses, ebony black suits, and Snow White! A classic combination which can be personalized with vintage styles of dress and suits from the 1920’s and 1930’s.
These classic colors and styles can be worn again at most formal occasions. Choose a bridesmaid dress in a deep crimson velvet, for example. They will love you even more for it!
I love the deep burgundy shades and the forest green with silver accents for the cold climates.
I would probably look towards the deeper and richer colours like burgundy or blue with hints of cream. Sort of the deep colours that the victorian fashions are famous for.
I would opt for the deep purples and reds. I would love a blackberry purple with a red bordeaux and then add gold as an accent color.
When it comes to organizing a Mans wedding there are a few gems for that individual guy that wants some say in the wedding arrangements. From boutonnieres to table decorations, wedding invitations to wedding rings, there are some great masculine choices amongst wedElectic team members.
From Steve Riley
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Theme Weddings ~ If you could choose any theme for your wedding what would it be and why. If you are already married, did you have a theme wedding? If you could do it all over again would you change the theme?
I did not have a theme at my wedding, but if I could do it again, I would love to have a roaring 20″s wedding them with vintage photo props & centerpieces. I would love an old saloon photo shoot with the bridal party. And if the reception could take place in that same environment, piano player and all, it would be the icing on the cake.
Of course we here at Steampunk Weddings LOVE theme weddings! I highly recommend them! More and more people are doing this! It lightens the mood and contributes to a more enjoyable celebration. I saw a Harry Potter themed wedding set in a forest chapel. It was gorgeous & magical things happened all evening!
I’ve always been partial to Victorian style, yet lots of our friends and family in Oklahoma favor the Wild Wild West genre. Steampunk would have worked well for us. However, ‘way back then’ we went with Victorian Garden party theme. It was lovely, but not eclectic enough for me!
I did not have a themed wedding because I think that would have upset my parents but if I had a choice then it would either be Victorian OR Japanese.
Victorian because I love the fashion of that period. Big dresses, elaborate hairstyles and high tea for reception what is there not to love. As for Japanese, well that is my other love in fashion and it would have been lovely to see the whole wedding party in colourful kimono. When my friend got married, she got married in a gorgeous kimono and asked her friends to wear kimono as well. We really brightened up the wedding photos.
We went with an Autumnal theme to bring in the colors of the season.
Red and orange bouquets/bouts were carried/worn, and the accent color for the gowns and tuxes and chair sashes were Apple (David’s Bridal/Mens Wearhouse.) Centerpieces were made from orange Chinese lanterns and deep red berries and velvet maple leaves I purchased at Michael’s stores. (I cleaned out the 4 stores around us to make them.) I made our invites and placecards out of burgundy and ivory lotka paper with accent leaves, and the chocolate wedding cake was accented by the autumnal colors. Cocktail tables had candle holders with japanese maple leaves from our yard, and I even dried leaves from a few yards the prior year for the ceremony aisle. And the reception hall provided many accents of leaves, berries and flowers in similar autumn colors for the fireplace and windows in the room to add to everything we did ourselves. : )
I would love to have done a masquerade-themed wedding (obviously), but because of the extra time and cost involved in doing it “right,” I don’t regret not doing it. Would’ve been a blast, though!
We got married at the Cliff House in San Francisco which is a historic landmark. So naturally we went with a historic San Francisco theme. We had old photos of different landmarks around the city put them into gold vintage frames and used those as our table names. Our last song was “I left my heart in San Francisco” which naturally got everyone on the dance floor. I loved our theme and I wouldn’t change a thing!
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