Your Wedding Colors – Peacock

Peacock Flower GirlWhen choosing colors for your wedding, if you don’t shy away from vibrant colors and if you like colors in the purple and blue families, then you might want to consider a Peacock Color Theme.

One of the most luscious color schemes for weddings, this combination can include just the “peacock colors” or it can also include actual peacock feathers in the décor.

The colors  of a Peacock Theme are turquoise, royal blue, green, and purple. The purple color can vary as shown in the color chart below from a true purple to a color that leans more toward magenta or plum. Regardless of the exact shades, the hallmark of the Peacock theme is “vibrant” blues and purples with some green, as well. There often is a little bit of gold that is used as an accent.

Peacock Color Swatches

A peacock in all his glory and a flower girl in her peacock frock. Both are gorgeous!Peacock and Flower Girl

Peacock bouquets often include actual peacock feathers as accents but it is not required.Bouquets in Peacock Colors

A tablescape in peacock colors is sure to bring ooohs and aaahs!
Peacock Tablescapes

There are lots of ways to incorporate the peacock theme in to the wedding, including food and drink, as well as the wedding cake … and purple shoes fit right in with the color scheme!Peacock Color Story

I created two color-story collages showing how a Peacock themed wedding might look. Click the photos for the full-size versions.

Peacock-Colors-Wedding-1

Peacock-Colors-Wedding-2

For more peacock color theme photos, visit our Pinterest Peacock board.

Collages created by Sher Silver.

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Photo Credits:
Collage 1: Deb Simon Photography; Flower girl tutu dress in both photos can be purchased from The Little Pea Etsy Shop. Direct link to seller. (Candid Impressions Photography) – Collage 2: Blue Petyl; DivaCratus, Southern Girl Weddings Etsy Shop, Bouquet Bouquet, Pinterest Archives, Kate Kelly Photography – Collage 3: Project Wedding (photo by: An Elegant Touch vendor: An Elegant Touch), Project Wedding  (photo by: An Elegant Touch vendor: An Elegant Touch) , Tracey Sanders Photography, Dreams and Weddings, Pinerest Archives, Project Wedding, Karen Tran Blog, Leisure Arts, Project Wedding  (photo by: Haute Couture Linens
vendor: Haute Couture Linens) – Collage 4: Tumblr.com,, Bella Cupcakes, Project Wedding, Square Pace, Weddings-Place

Your Color Story – Choosing Your Wedding Colors

Choosing a color scheme for your wedding is one of the most important wedding planning decisions you will make because the colors you choose will be played out in your invitations, bridesmaids dresses, flowers, bouquets, cake, place cards, favors, wedding decor, reception decor and more!

So, how do you go about choosing your perfect wedding colors? Some things to consider . . .

Time of Year: The season of your wedding is always a good place to start because you probably wouldn’t want to use a spring palette of pale yellow and soft pink for a December wedding. But if you love those colors and are having a winter wedding, you can use a variation of them by using a rich yellow/gold with a deep pink. In most cases it isn’t the color you choose that will make it “work” but it is the tones of the colors.

Availability of Photos to Inspire: Another tip is to do an internet search for the colors you are thinking of using. Put your colors in to Google (be sure to include the word “wedding”) and select “Images” in the left navigation. The results should give you photos of the colors you are interested in so you can see how they look together. Also, go to Pinterest and do a search on your colors there. If you want to be able to see lots of photos of ideas as you go through the planning process, this exercise will let you know if you will have those photos available. If you don’t see many photos in Google or Pinterest in the colors you are considering, it may mean that the colors and/or combination of colors is rare and you might also have trouble finding products in those colors, as well. It will save you a lot of stress and time if you can easily find products in your color.

How the Color Looks on You:  Consider the wearability of the color. For example, if you don’t look good in yellow then it may be best not to choose yellow as a primary color for your wedding. You will be standing next to your yellow-wearing bridesmaids in photos and will likely be surrounded by the color at your reception. So choose a color that work for your skin tone, coloring, etc.

How the Color Looks on Your Bridesmaids: Do take “your girls” in to consideration. They will feel better wearing a flattering color than one they just don’t feel right in. If your favorite color happens to be one that is hard to wear, let that color be your secondary color and choose a complementary main color for your bridesmaids’ dresses.

There are nine color story collages below to help you decide on your colors or to give you ideas for colors you have already selected.

You may wonder how the colors for these collages were chosen. All of them were requests from our Facebook fans and several of them have been posted on our Facebook Page.

In the future, look for more collages of colors on Facebook and here on our blog. Subscribe to our blog (link on left side of this page) so you will get email updates when there is a new blog post.

Be sure to click on each photo to see a much larger image.

Chocolate Brown works well with Tiffany Blue. You can also pair brown with pink or mint green for a similar effect. As shown in the bridesmaids photo at top right, you can use either brown or blue as the primary color. More Chocolate Combinations
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Coral and Turquoise is a luscious choice for a summer or beach wedding. The coral can be dark, almost red, or a lighter, almost pink, shade. More Turquoise Combinations and more Coral Combinations.
Coral and Turquoise Wedding

A preppy combination for spring or summer is Navy with Pink.  The bright pink plays beautifully off the rich, deep blue. More Pink Combinations and more Blue Combinations
Pink-and-Navy-Wedding-Colors

A great combination for spring or summer and one that also adapts well to a shabby chic theme is Pink and Turquoise. The soft pink paired with turquoise lends itself well to the use of a vintage-inspired decor.
More Turquoise and more Pink Collages.
Turquoise and Pink WeddingPurple and Green combination usually draws oohs and aahs! There is just something particularly appealing about this combination. There are lots of options in the shade of purple you use. For spring or summer, the shade can be lighter and for fall you can take the purple to more of a plum color.  More Purple Collages and more Green Collages
Lavender and Green Wedding Colors

Orange With Purple works for late summer or fall. It may not be a combination that is first thought of but as you can see, it is really lovely. More Orange Collages

Purple and Orange Wedding Colors

Aaah, Purple with Silver … sophisticated and “rich”, this combination works for any season and makes a big impression! More Purple Combinations
Purple and Silver Wedding Colors

Black and White paired with another color is a classic. There is no limit to the variety of colors that work well with black and white. More Black and White Options and more Yellow Options
Yellow with Black and White Wedding Colors

And if you just cannot choose one or two or three colors and want a Rainbow of colors, you can do that, too! With a rainbow theme you do want to be careful with your colors so you don’t end up with something garish. With the right touch, a rainbow wedding can work.
Rainbow-Wedding-Colors

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Collages created by Sher Silver – Exclusively Weddings

After this post was created, I added another one with lots more collages. To see it, click here.

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Photo Credits:
Blue and Chocolate: Rustic Wedding Chic, Serendipity Photography LLC, Tucson Bride & Groom, Project Wedding, It’s a Piece of Cake,  Connie Cupcake, obscured.tumblr – Coral and Blue: Inspired by This, Brett Rose Photography, Project Wedding, Object:Splendor, Aloha Island Weddings, Wedding Wire, All the Beauty Things –  Pink and Turquoise: Bride Finds, Hostess Blog, Gather Love, Project Wedding – Purple and Green: Project Wedding, Twigs and Posies, Join the Party, The Cake Parlour, Wedding Cake Blog, Style Me Pretty, Philippe Bas Florale passie – Purple and Orange: Renee Landry Style, Project Wedding, Unique Event Design, Wedding Bee, Elizabeth Anne Designs, Project Wedding – Purple and Silver: Project Wedding, Ken Kato, A Southern Tradition, Project Wedding, Pinterest Archive, Alternative Purple, Done Brilliantly, Isari Flower Studio, Pinterest Archive –Yellow & Black/WhiteStyle Unveiled, Bliss Events, Michaels, Sugar & Co. – Rainbow:  Sugarland, Jim Kennedy Photographers, the little epicurean, Trent Bailey Photography, Iftheringfits, paper & cake, SprinkleBakes

Pom-Poms for Festive Wedding Décor

If you want to add an instant festive air and lots of pizzazz to your wedding ceremony and reception, do it with pom-poms! Pom-Poms are a simple DIY project made from tissue paper and they are very easy and inexpensive to make.

There are many ways that pom-poms can be added to a wedding décor. The photos below will give you some inspiration, as well as our Wedding Lanterns and Pom-Poms Pinterest Board.

Pom-Poms make inexpensive and colorful aisle markers.Poms on the Aisle

Pom-Poms and lanterns add a riot of color to the ceiling.Poms and lanterns decorate ceiling

Poms decorate tent ceiling

Pom-Poms easily showcase your signature color. There is no question that green is the color of the day!
Colorful poms

Any space can become more festive with the addition of pom-poms.
Poms can decorate any space

A lovely outdoor setting is enhanced with cascading pom-poms.
Cascading pom-poms

Pom-pom garlands with twinkling lights add lots of ambience.
Pom-Pom garland 2

A small pom-pom adds style and color to a table setting.
Pom-pom decorates table setting

The “getaway car” can be decorated with pom-poms, too!
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How to Make Pom-Poms:
Instructions for making pom-poms can be found on our blog post.
Tissue paper for making poms is available at Exclusively Weddings.

Credits:
Jenny Cookies, Elizabeth Anne Designs, Southern Weddings,
Nola West, Craftgossip.com, idocrafts.com

THE Purple Cake – Revisited

Purple Cake - Click for large viewWe’ve had so much “buzz” about February’s “Purple Cake” post that we wanted to do an update for you. The original post can be found here: The Wedding Cake That Went Viral on Pinterest. BTW, the cake’s Pinterest photo now has over 21,000 repins!

Also, we now have two Pinterest Boards for cakes: Colorful Wedding Cakes and White Wedding Cakes  …. over 460 luscious wedding cakes to help you choose your own special confection.

As mentioned in the February post, the popular purple/black cake was created by Jen Kwapinski of Jen’s Cakes in San Jose, CA. She kindly provided more details about the cake:
Design Name:  “Mod Damask”
Number of People Served: Approximately 100
Icing:  Butter Cream
Butterflies: Fondant
Trim: Satin Black Ribbon
Scrollwork: Hand Piped
Flavors: Top – Double Chocolate Kahlua Cake w/ Chocolate Mousse filling
Middle – Double Chocolate Kahlua cake w/ Chocolate Mousse filling
Bottom – Banana Cake w/ Bavarian Cream Filling

The wedding photographer was Ken Kato and he has graciously provided additional photos for inspiration and ideas. These new photos show the overall wedding décor and how perfectly the cake and décor complement each other.

Newlywed's Table and Chairs Décor

Detail of Bride and Groom's Table

Place setting detail

Table décor including cake

Decor detail

The Wedding Cake That Went Viral On Pinterest

Purple Cake Thumbnail A few months ago, I was looking online for spectacular wedding cakes to pin to Exclusively Weddings’ “Wedding Cakes” Pinterest board and came upon one cake that stood out from the rest. Apparently I was not the only one who loved this cake … a luscious confection trimmed in purple and black. I pinned it about five months’ ago and watched as it was repinned again and again and again.

Its repin count reached 800 repins. I was thrilled.

Soon I saw 1,000 repins … 5,000 … 10,000 and now it has more than 15,000 repins and “likes” along with over 75 comments such as:

“I love the combination of piping and ribbon! Gorgeous”
“I love this cake. My dream.”
“Love the cake and the color.”
“AMAZING! LOVE IT!”
“Love this. So elegant!”
“Omg!!! I sooo love this cake. I am going to have to use this idea……”

From this sampling of comments you can see what a beloved cake this is!

This fabulous, three-tiered wedding cake was created by Jen’s Cakes in San Jose, CA, and photographer Ken Kato captured it perfectly.

I think you will enjoy seeing the cake in context with all of the other accessories that the bride chose to go along with it. If so, Ken Kato’s blog has lots of pictures for you!

I’ve had people ask about the purple sparkles that surround the cake. These are a material called Acrylic Ice Crystals. They come in a myriad of colors and are available online.  Google “Acrylic Ice Crystals” and you’ll see lots of sites that sell it. It really adds a lot of pizzazz to the cake table, doesn’t it!

The screen shot below shows the cake on our Pinterest board. There was a photo of another view of the cake on the photographer’s blog and about two weeks’ ago I pinned it, also. So, now are two views of this cake on our Wedding Cakes Pinterest Board. There are almost 250 cakes on this board.
Purple/Black Cake on Pinterest


Here is “THE” cake! The original one on the left and the 2nd pinning on the right. And Ken Kato, the photographer, kindly sent me a third shot, a close up, so you can see the detail.
Purple Cake
Purple Cake Close Up
[Click the small thumbnail at the top of the post to see entire cake full size.]

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

UPDATE: There is an updated blog post on the Purple Cake. The Purple Cake Revisited