Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Color Inspiration: Kelly Green, Buttercup Yellow & Navy Blue

Feeling lucky after yesterday's post? Well I'm continuing the Irish theme with today's color inspiration so you really are in luck! And with this one, even if you're not Irish you can still be inspired, I promise! Now, I've never been to Ireland but am always told of the unexpected colors you find on the buildings lining the storybook streets. So that was my cue for this kelly green, buttercup yellow and navy blue wedding concept.

Despite Ireland's reputation for cloud cover and rainy days, I tried to bring some sunshine into this palette (but I threw in a polka dot umbrella for good measure!). Sunny yellow dresses and dapper bow ties with an adorable floral number for a petite flower girl. If you're feeling daring, and the season is appropriate, go for seersucker suits (they are my absolute favorite!) too. I chose baby's breath for the bouquets, but only baby's breath... keeping it simple but adding a delicate texture.

{1. Rainy Day Image via JL Designs, 2. Yellow Dress via Leifsdottir, 3. Ireland Image via Flickr, 4. Baby's Breath Bouquets via White Thread, 5. Polka Dot Bow Tie by Me and Matilda, 6. Boutonniere via Martha Stewart Weddings, 7. Gold & Green Necklace by Ruche, 8. Flower Girl Dress by Olive's Friend Pop}

Aren't the polka dot invitations darling? I told you, we're going for sunshiny bright like the buildings (not the weather!). White ruffly table cloths and a DIY ribbon chandelier contrasted with vintage lunch boxes and tackle boxes spilling over with more baby's breath. For favors, hand out tiny blooms (or bulbs) accented with a special thank you message calligraphed on these beautiful blue paper leaves.
{1. Ireland Image via BetterPhoto.com, 2. DIY Wedding Chandelier via The Bride's Cafe, 3. Blue Paper Leaves via Papier Valise, 4. Baby's Breath Shot via Real Simple, 5. Yellow Display Shot via Martha Stewart, 6. Invitations by Wardrobe Stationery, 7. Vintage Lunch Box by Mod ala Bode, 8. Table Shot via The TomKat Studio, 9. Tackle Box by Hindsvik, 10. Bobbin Shot by Tec Petaja}

Why not frame images of these unbelievably hued buildings to display at your reception (table numbers anyone?). If you're like me, this is a great way to subtly weave inspiration from your culture into your wedding. A little less literal then bottles of Guinness or orange & green flags, no? And it's even more unexpected!

Aspiring to Inspire,



  1. On my trip to Ireland I was so surprised and pleased with their color choices on their homes. I think it shows a zest for life that we americans are afraid to show. We are far too sophisticated to choose bright blue or canary yellow to paint our homes! Your wedding theme based on Ireland is adorable. LOVE IT

  2. This is divine.... and quite possibly, a new favorite color scheme. So fFresh!


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