For a striking spin on a summer wedding, opt for an elegant, ultra-pretty color palette of peach and emerald. The contrast of the soft pastel hue with the bright, bold green creates a gorgeous scheme that pairs well with any venue. The sophisticated combination is also easy to implement, with an array of attractive décor and fashion options for any bride's style.
We were inspired by this stunning, seemingly-simple wedding cake, which incorporates beautiful peach peonies with our current floral obsession: succulents. The stark contrast between the feminine flowers and the dessert plants on the textured white buttercream makes for one wedding cake that is truly too beautiful to eat.
To make this palette work for you, start with selecting stationery that incorporates your warm color scheme with elements of nature. Floral or leaf patterns on your invitations invoke the hint of earthy green without actually using emerald on the stationery.
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Your bridesmaids will love these pretty-in-peach dresses, and you can accessorize their looks with gilded emerald statement earrings. Want to add a pop of color to your all-white wedding dress? A pair of emerald stilettos will definitely up the glam factor in your bridal style.
For your reception, dare to go green with your place settings — green-toned, leaf-patterned china will brighten up any table top. Sugar cookies frosted with your peach and emerald color scheme make a pretty addition to a dessert table or an on-theme edible wedding favor.
If you aren't as obsessed with this color palette as we are, don't fret! Check out our inspiration boards to see tons of other great ideas for your big day.
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1. China "Songe," $202 for a five-piece place setting, Gien France available at laterrinedirect.com; 2. Earrings, $125, Eddie Borgo available at net-a-porter.com; 3. Invitation "Peach Fern," from $215 for a custom design, Cocorrina by Corina Nika 4. Shoes, $950, Jimmy Choo; 5. Bridesmaid dress, $328, Monique Lhuillier Bridesmaids available at Bella Bridesmaid, 212-695-2700; 6. Sugar Cookies, from $6.50 each, Whipped Bakeshop