Real Palettes: Teal, Fuchsia and Gold Indian Wedding

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Indian lotus wedding program in teal, fuchsia and gold

Sometimes it takes experimentation to land on the color palette you like.

We were working on a wedding program for an Indian wedding that originally had royal blue and gold as the main colors. A two color palette works well on invitation design. But often once the reception design begins, more colors are pulled in with flowers, table linens, chair coverings and even tableware.

So the bride came back and added teal and fuchsia to the mix and it really brought the entire design alive.

I love the results, what about you? What colors would you add to your palette to fill it out?

Indian lotus wedding program inside teal, fuchsia and gold

Indian lotus wedding program back in teal, fuchsia and gold

See more of our handmade wedding programs here.

{Written by imbueyouido.com, the blog of Imbue You and Imbue You Wedding}

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{Real Palettes} Margot’s Coral and Navy Vintage Wedding Invitations

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Navy continues to be a popular and interesting choice for wedding invitations, as seen in Natalie’s recent Asian navy and fuchsia wedding invitation. But when Margot came to me with coral and navy, I was intrigued. That was a new one, and I loved it!

Vintage Coral and Navy Wedding Invitation

Apparently, the uniqueness of the color combination was what drew Margot to the choice as well. “Because I hadn’t seen them done together before, and we wanted every detail of the wedding to be as unique as our relationship.” Margot says. “Green and pink were my first choices. I love the bright fun playful ambiance those two colors represent together.”

Vintage Wedding Coral and Navy Invitation Set

She admits she had help coming up with the palette.

“I am incredibly fickle minded, so admittedly I prefer loved ones to make these types of decisions for me!” she says. “I asked my maid of honor for her suggestion, and that was coral. And our wedding is taking place at a beautiful waterfront restaurant in Annapolis MD, across from the Naval academy with all navy umbrellas on the decks. So that is how coral and navy was born.”

{Designer Secret} Taking a color cue from your venue can be a great idea. Since you know the colors will look great in the space and you may have less to bring in décor-wise.

Vintage Coral Envelope Wrap Label

For her wedding Margot is sticking with these colors, and adding ivory.

“The bridesmaids are wearing coral, and the men are wearing navy blazers. And our flowers will be a mix of ivory and coral dahlias.”

Margot has some advice for picking your wedding color palette. “Google them, and if the inspiration boards that the professionals have put together for your color combinations make you smile, go with it.”

Coral and Navy Vintage Wedding Invitation

 

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{Designer Secret} How to Make a Large Wedding Feel More Intimate

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At larger weddings it can be difficult to make the atmosphere as personal and intimate as you may like. But you can pull it off. It’s all in the details.

We recently created the reception stationery for an Indian wedding with more than 240 guests. And not only did Justin and I love the colors, gold, plum and pink, we loved how the bride and groom made their guests part of their wedding story, by sharing their actual stories.

Indian wedding table numbers purple gold

Each table number included a place in the world where the couple had special memories. And they shared those memories on each of the cards.

Indian Wedding Place Cards Purple Gold

So even though it was a large wedding, and they may not have had a lot of time to spend with each guest, these stories helped the guests feel closer to the couple and what they were celebrating on their wedding day.

Indian Wedding Menu Purple Gold

How can you weave personal stories or experiences into your wedding?

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{Real Palettes} Natalie’s Modern and Bold Asian Wedding Invitations

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Natalie is a bride with a clear design vision. And when she came to me for her wedding invitations she knew it had to be bold, it had to be cultural and it had to be navy and fuchsia.

She even blended two of our invitations designs into one…adding a wrap and tag to a layered Asian print invite. And she blended an Asian-inspired print with colors she fell in love with in Guatemala.

But that’s just perfect for the blended wedding style Natalie wants for when she walks down the aisle this fall.

{Designer Tip} Mixing Traditional Culture with Modern Style

The key to pulling off Natalie’s East-meets-West style is taking the traditional print and detailed shapes from Japanese and Chinese design and pairing them with a bold modern color palette.

Color is an great way to liven up more traditional designs!

 In Natalie’s Words:

If you look at traditional weddings around the world, they are extremely colorful! From Asia and India, to South America and Africa, you see lots of colors on our most joyous days. Although I consider myself very “westernized” (U.S. born and raised), my ethnic background is Chinese, and I have always loved the colorful silks and embroidery of traditional Chinese weddings.

Although I will be wearing my white gown all day, there will be nothing pale or pastel about my wedding day! Red and gold, of course are the most traditional, but as a melting pot American, I take inspiration from other cultures as well.

On a recent vacation with my fiancé to Guatemala, a country known for its colorful woven textiles, I bought a traditional belt which is basically a strip of fabric woven with many colors. The primary colors were dark blue and pink. It is one of my favorite accessories and souvenirs!

On a visit to the fabric store there was bolt of hot fuchsia dupioni silk displayed right next to a deep royal blue silk and I fell in love. The colors are so contrasting and bright. I especially love the fuchsia.

(In fact if I could have a second dream dress, it would be made of yards and yards of fuchsia dupioni silk!)

For my wedding and reception dark royal blue will be the base color, which is appropriate for an elegant evening affair. Hot pink will be the accent, like little fireworks of color. My maid of honor will be in a hot pink dress, and my other 2 bridesmaids in royal blue. Flowers will be colorful and bold, bright yellows, pinks, and oranges.

 

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