Winter doesn't officially begin until December 22, but it was a winter wonderland today here in Boulder, Colorado. The soft snow blended into the sky with its gentle hues. On this magical day, I was looking up the 2016 Pantone color of the year and was struck by how similar its two chosen shades, Rose Quartz and Serenity, are to a mountain sunrise. Between the Pantone colors and the pastel palettes reported by The Knot as a hot trend for spring weddings, I felt inspired to put together a visual post full of pink petals but with a soft glow.
If you're planning a spring wedding, you're probably shifting from honeymoon arrangements to paper goods and favors. Here's a great opportunity to plan your unique design details. If you've decided on a pastel palette, don't forget that incorporating a few masculine elements can blend beautifully with soft pastels. Warm wood accents; rich dark neutrals; wrought iron and shiny metallic elements can turn a popular palette into a unique arrangement that reflects the two of you.
My favorite example of this can be seen in the Thank You 'cutie pie' piece below. Lenita and David had a confetti inspired wedding theme in pink and grey. In order to add a more masculine element to the feminine feel of the favors, I used a dark charcoal grey for the base and created a rich metallic look for the curly-Qs on top. To add texture, they chose a monochromatic color scheme, tying their grey gift tag with a shimmery grey ribbon, which also made the pink more dramatic.
Did you have a pastel palette at your wedding or have you been inspired by someone who did? Post a picture in the comments and tell me what you loved about it.