December 18th, 2013 No Comments

A red color palette for weddings and holiday celebrations

I think most of us correlate red with love and romance. So many brides chose red as their wedding color palette. And of course usually Christmas and Valentine decorations also use red as the main color. So we’ve compiled some inspiration for you today that you might be able to use this coming week or into the New Year. Above, Anemones are a gorgeous flower for bouquets and centerpieces.┬áBut if you are overwhelmed with too many choices remember that you can never go wrong with a classic bouquet or centerpiece of gorgeous red roses.

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Desserts are a great way to incorporate your color palette into your event like with this Strawberry Charlottes recipe via Tarteletteblog.com

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And drinks are punches are too. We love this Pomegranate Champagne Punch.

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A fun way to give guests their seating assignments, alphabetized trays of cocktails with numbered straw pendants via Martha Stewart. Or change it up for a holiday or birthday celebration. For example the drink labels could read “Merry Christmas” with “25” on the straws, or “Happy Birthday” with how old you are or even “Happy New Year” with the year on the straws. You can make these all on your computer and just affix the labels to the glass with double stick tape.

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I worked with one of our art directors, Alanna Jacobs, on her wedding and we came up with these colorful personalized programs that also had an envelope inside that gave each guest their table number. Note: This idea works well when your ceremony is in the same location as your reception.

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Paper bells might seem old fashioned but we are loving these white and red bells grouped as a garland down a banister. This idea could be great for an at-home wedding, Christmas or even a Valentine’s Day.

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Make a candy bar with monochromatic candies for any holiday or celebration. You can spell out words, monograms or numbers. These letters and heart were designed by I Love Lucite in Los Angeles for Dylan Lauren of Dylan’s Candy Bar.

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For more red inspiration take a peek at this valentine’s real wedding shot by Liz Banfield.

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