Going Beyond Red and Black for a Las Vegas Wedding

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orange and gray bridesmaid dresses

I’ve got a confession.

I love boas and feathers. So if I were to have a Las Vegas wedding today, it would probably look like this.

bridal mini top hat by orphelia

{photo and awesome top hat by Orphelia}

But that classic Vegas look isn’t for everyone. It’s cool if it’s not right for the wedding you want to have. And if you don’t want to use red and black for your colors, you really don’t have to.

So, how do you go about choosing colors for a Vegas wedding? Start with:

1. Your Wedding Mood

What kind of experience do you want to create for your wedding day? Is it fun, intimate, elegant, whimsical? Your wedding colors play a huge part in setting the mood.


2. Favorite Colors

Your wedding should be an extension of the personalities of you and your sweetie. So why not include favorite colors if they go with your wedding mood?


3. Venue Inspiration

You’ll want to make sure your colors will work in your venue space. And if your venue is particularly colorful, you may even start by picking colors from the venue décor.

Recently we worked on a Las Vegas wedding with an elegant burnt orange, gray and ivory palette. The dark tones were perfect for an intimate gathering of family and friends for a fall wedding.

Imbue You Panel Las Vegas Wedding Programs

Imbue You Las Vegas Wedding Menu

{photos by Imbue You Wedding}

But with just a few tweaks in the colors, by making them lighter and brighter, for instance, you can change the mood to a fun summer wedding look. Like this:

orange and gray wedding

{photos by Gideon Photography}

Whichever colors you choose, you can still incorporate a Vegas feel with classic Las Vegas icons and shapes, updated or designed to fit your style.

{top photo by Ardent Photography via The Knot}

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{RePost} Cute and Chic Halloween Party Style for Adults

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handmade halloween countdown clock

Justin loves Halloween like most people love Christmas. I love candy corn like most people love chocolate cake. So this is a really fun time of year for the both of us. Yet somehow we’ve managed to not throw a Halloween party in a really long time.

But if you are throwing a Halloween party this year, I’ve found some chic yet fun inspiration for adults. And maybe I can live through you just a little bit.

halloween party door wreath feathers

halloween decor candles glam spider web

imbue you halloween party spider web invitation

lace glam halloween fall pumpkins

Spooky chic. There are so many unique and interesting ways to set the mood for your Halloween party. I’m a sucker for feathers and these lace pumpkins are genius.

{Photo credits: Halloween countdown calendar by Bloom and Barnacle; Feather wreath by The Wright Wreath; Glittery spider web and DIY tutorial: A Fanciful Twist; candle vases and DIY tutorial: Fresh Home Ideas; Spider invitation by Imbue You (that’s us!), get it here; Lace and Glitter Pumpkins and DIY tutorial: Green Eyed Monster}

halloween mummy cupcake

halloween party drinks

halloween party cookies

halloween candy corn pudding mummy cupcake

Play with your food. These treats almost look too good to eat…almost! Who knew mummies could be so cute?

{Photo credits: Mummy cupcake topper by Claudia The Cupcake Lady; Halloween champagne flute drink and recipe: Martha Stewart; Halloween martini and recipe; OMFG Atlanta; Orange and black Halloween cookies by the Pièce de Résistance; Mummy cupcake and DIY tutorial: Half Baked; Candy corn vanilla pudding with instructions: Craftster}

halloween cootie catcher

whimiscal halloween party ghost

Have a whimsical Halloween! Fun things to do or play with are great for adult parties too.

{Photo credits: Halloween cootie catcher and DIY printable with tutorial: Catch My Party; Ghost with chalkboard by Bloom and Barnacle}

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Unexpected Indian Mehndi Wedding Inspiration

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teal Indian wedding dress

Beautiful henna designs on your wedding invitations, wedding cake, and bride and bridesmaids can certainly bring a mehndi theme to life. Looking for additional designs to add the intricate beauty of henna to your wedding?

Here are some unexpected ways to incorporate mehndi and henna designs into your wedding.

Mehndi nails for brides and bridesmaids

These mehndi fingernails pack a lot of detail in such a small area. They are hand painted and decorated by an artist on Etsy, Never Too Much Glitter.


Henna Paisley Groomsmen Ties

Get the guys in your wedding party on theme, with henna inspired ties. These are from Cyberoptix.


Henna Ketubah

Mehndi Ketubbah close up

There’s a global quality to mehndi that makes it great when combining cultures at a wedding. Here a traditional Jewish wedding contract, ketubah, is adorned with henna inspired design. Created by Doodlage.


Mehndi Wedding Bridal Shoes

Custom hand painted wedding shoes can also give you mehndi flair. These shoes were decorated by Love Miranda Marie.


Henna Mehndi Accessories

Incorporate table accessories into centerpieces or special items for your sweetheart table. The hand painted glass is from Mehndi Glass, and the candle is from Redwood Henna. I’ve also seen beautiful mehndi inspired plates and spoons.

See more Indian wedding inspiration on our blog or on our Indian Wedding Pinterest Board.

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


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5 Ideas for Bookmarks at Your Wedding

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wedding bookmarks ideas

Whether or not you are having a book or library themed wedding, bookmarks are a fun way to add the personality of book lovers to a wedding. They are certainly unexpected, and bookmarks have a keepsake quality that’s perfect for weddings.

There are so many ways to add them to your celebration. These are a few ways we’ve created for others:

bookmark invitation in red teal or aqua

Bookmark Invitations

How cute would a bookmark invitation for a rehearsal dinner, bridal shower or engagement party be? There is enough room to fit typical invitation text and even RSVP information.


bookmark save the date for beach wedding

Bookmark Save the Dates

Many couple like their save the dates to be a little unusual and with more fun than the invitations get to be.


floral bookmark place card

Bookmark Place Cards

If you are naming your table after favorite books, or sharing favorite quotes with your guests, bookmark place cards fit in perfectly.


bookmark wedding favor

Bookmark Wedding Favor

As wedding favors, bookmarks can leave your favorite quotes or a special message of thanks with your guests.


baby shower wish bookmark

Bookmark Wish Cards

Great at showers or receptions,  wish cards are a chance for guests to give the couple advice, congratulations and good wishes for their life together.

See more of our bookmark save the dates, and more ideas for a book themed wedding.

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

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Real Palettes: Teal, Fuchsia and Gold Indian Wedding

Posted by in Color Advice, Create the Look, Our Designs, Real Palettes

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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Beach Wedding Theme Inspiration: Seahorses

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seahorse hand stamped silverware spoon

If you are looking for a more unusual theme for a beach wedding, consider seahorses. There’s something really sweet and charming about seahorses compared to the more popular beach theme icons starfish and sand dollars. They are also especially cute for theme bridal and baby showers.

It is commonly said that seahorses mate for life. And while that isn’t actually always true, the kissing seahorse is still a lovely image. {photo credit above by Beach House Living}

Here is some wedding inspiration for a seahorse theme:

hand knit seahorse cake topper

elegant beach seahorse starfish sand dollar wedding cake

Seahorse Cake Toppers

Cake design can match your personality and the mood of your wedding, so seahorse toppers can go DIY or elegant and still work. The knit seahorse toppers were hand made by the bride.

{Photos: Hand knit cake toppers via Fat Orange Cat Studio; Beach wedding cake via Ralph and Jenny on Flickr}


starfish or seahorse beach fan wedding program

seahorse wedding place card

seahorse cameo wedding invitation

Seahorse Stationery

Establish your wedding theme for guests and keep it up throughout the ceremony and reception with wedding stationery featuring seahorse designs.

{Photos: Fan Wedding Program and Layered Invitation by Imbue You Wedding; Seahorse cut place card by Timeless Paper}


Seahorse bridesmaid jewelry for beach wedding

Seahorse hair clip for beach wedding

Seahorse Accessories

It’s not necessary for everyone in the wedding party to wear your theme, but little touches here and there, from cuff links to jewelry, can bring a seahorse theme to life.

{Photos: Seahorse necklace by Shop Something Blue; Seahorse hair comb by Waikikixox}


Die cut Seahorse favor box

beach wedding seahorse favor cookies

Seahorse favors

It’s a nice touch to give your guests a reminder of your theme to take home with them. That can be done simply with a seahorse themed favor tag or more elaborately with a seahorse container or cookie favor.

{Photos: Laser cut seahorse favor box by Kat Blu Studio; Seahorse cookies by A Cookie Jar}

Get more beach wedding ideas, or follow our beach wedding board on Pinterest.

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



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