Image courtesy by Chic and Glamorous
According to fashion magazines and latest trends Emerald Green seems to be the colour of the year.
You can believe it or not, but actually there is a special reason for that: Pantone. This company is perhaps the icon of colours and it is they who get to choose the color that the entire world-wide fashion and design industry follow to set collections and trends.
Most of the trend watchers thought the deep ocean Monaco Blue, would have been the choice instead this year. But not at all, Pantone went for the green Emerald. So should we all say thanks to Pantone for this?
Anyway, decorating in 2013 is definitely going to be fun for lovers of green, and we are happy with that!
Courtesy image by La Belle Vie for the table, glass Etzy
We’ve loved it so much since it made his apparence at the Wonderful World of Oz and named Emerald.
It immediately brings to mind precious gems, plus it is sophisticated and luxurious, it has a touch of vintage and it is timeless..
It seems like some colors have more staying power than others and this is the case with Emerald, as over the seasons, it is still up to the best choice.
Green is definitely a must in fashion collections, including wedding trends and home collections.
Dresses By Michel Kors and Valentino
Shoulder Bag Gucci, Green sandals Gucci Jewels Clutche Valentino
Dress by Issa Books by Etzy
So whats the reason for that? According to Pantone press release, the official reason for choosing Emerald, Pantone 17-5641, is it “enhances our sense of well-being further by inspiring insight, as well as promoting balance and harmony,”
We must add: it is chic and sopisticated and almost perfect for any scheme. So yes, we can can imagine why our clients choose this pallette for their wedding day. Perhaps, small details, like green heels, or a green tie, or what about a green cake? .. We have choosen some images for you. Truly unique!
Lounge by Designers blok.
Ties and dresses courtesy image by The Society Bride
Cake and drinks by Society Bride, Table decors by Lover.ly
Courtesy image by Chic and Glamorous for the dresses, Hat Asos
Gorgeous Keira Knightley in Atonement by Just so pretty
Home decors by Glamourdrops
The Emerald is definitely chic and relaxing. On top of that this colour is thought to possess powers of luck and hope.
We think that, with so much beauty and green around us 2013 must surely be full of luck.
Well, Christmas time is definitely coming. Even if you don’t celebrate Christmas, you must love the atmosphere around it.
So what makes Christmas so special, what makes us feel in the “Christmas mood”?
For some of us, it’s the hustle and bustle of cities with a backdrop of Christmas lights, the smell of roasted chestnuts and mulled wine. For others, the crowded vintage markets, people walking home carrying a Christmas tree and the radio playing “Let It Snow”. Then it is time. Every year it ‘s the same and every year it is so special and different at the same time.
Nice decors at Desdemyventana
First, it is not Christmas without a Christmas tree or festive home décor. Choose the colours you prefer, remember it can simply match with a winter mood, choose some neutral notes like grey or taupe and add some Christmas colours like green or reds, even oranges, or some fruit for a special touch and never, never forget the lights! Lights, candles and fairy lights, anything on that kind, is good to create a magical atmosphere.
Personalize everything: a mirror, a door, a window, small details… what else?
Christmas can be very special for our brides to be and those who have recently tied the knot or have just moved into the new house!
Courtesy images by Pinterest
If your count down has started, discover ways to make it really special. Here are some ideas to spend fashionable days and buy fashionable things for less!
-Buying local, from markets and charity shops is a good way to feel close with our community, sharing something with them and helping people.
-Go to a vintage market on a cold and crisp Winter’s Sunday. This can really help you to feel the Christmas spirit. If you are lucky and if you have an eye for good bargains, markets are the right place for you.
-High street shopping can also be a possibility. Keep an eye on prices but for your Christmas shopping and atmosphere, it is definitely worth a try.
Some colourful ideas for your home from Notting Hill Market in London, images by Chic Weddings
Sweet, nice and soft ideas at Selfridges
Images by Chic Weddings
Online shopping can be easier and cheaper if you haven’t got much time , it can be helpful, but of course you don’t get the same feeling.
Here some ideas for presents: books you can find online, prices from £15 up to £70. Very stylish!
Images by Chic Weddings
Not all of us feel the same at Christmas, but for those people who love it , well there’s nothing better than spending time shopping, decorating or doing Christmas activities: cooking, visiting relatives or travelling. Whatever you are going to do, choose what makes you feel good, enjoy it and we wish it to be special for you.
From sweet veils to romantic gowns, and vintage decors: brides have fallen for lace!
Every Winter and Spring, metres of beautiful lace make an appearance on the catwalks of the world.
It has been popular for over a hundred years, but never that glamorous. It is definitely trendy to say I DO with some lace on!
Romantic, sexy, classic, sophisticated, vintage or baby. Chantilly, macramé, rebrodé, in white and ivory with a pastel touch. Ornate and delicate: designers definitely know that lace is the perfect feminine touch.
Courtesy image: matrimonio.it , sposalicious and wedding click
Also very versatile, whilst lace is romantic in style, it can easily surprise you and turn into a something new.
Carefully mixed to make sure its not too much but also not to minimal. Choose soft colours, more towards pastels or vintage palette, like greens for more nostalgic themes or pinks and greys to evoke a vintage theme.
A very delicate and almost baby looking style this version from Chanel, sexy and romantic the one on the left by Valentino.
Courtesy image Helloonline and In Style
Dress Alfred Angelo at Brides.com, The Knuckle duster clutch by Alexander McQueen at Stylosophy
LACE IS ALSO the perfect choice for a vintage wedding DÉCOR: our brides know that we love it!
We love these lace table runner for your reception.
With Flowers you should go for very soft colours selection of wild flowers to reflect your theme. Consider using baby’s breath, orange blossoms, hydrangea, for example, and why not some fruit for an extra touch.
Table runners at Weddbook
There have been times when the heat was so warm that we thought that our head was going to explode. Without a hat we could have not survived.
There have been times when we were eager to see the result of our photographers, to see the colours of our projects and the beauty of our brides….unfortunately we must be patient!
Days where we thought that our team was great, and others where we felt extremely under pressure, anxious and tired from the amount of hours spent in front of our laptop.
Wedding days showing grey clouds and when the fears that a heavy rain was going to destroy all our precious work….days where, instead, we have hoped for a draft, some wind, just wished for some fresh air! Hide the sun please! :)
Nights when the sky was beautifully decorated with shining stars, where, in a remote silent corner far from the wedding festivities, we could just admire the landscape and feel this immense beauty inside of us. When, in the middle of the pressure, we simply felt connected and happy for an unknown reason.
Moments where we flew, weeks after weeks, drove, day after day, our cars packed with ribbons and decorations, mobile in one hand, and eyes on the highway on the others, when we felt reassured by the precious presence of our teams, our helpers and all our collaborators. Days when we had just discovered something which surprised us, or when (in deep honesty) we just were looking forward to be back and see the face of our lovers and friends or the smile of our children.
Some internal joy or doubtfulness cannot be described in a few words , rather for me, the images are just bringing some memories and feelings alive.
I want to share some pictures of some of the events of the past season. Each one of those gathers colours and decorations but for me a special meaning is hidden behind each picture. Either was the sky, or the clouds, or the special friendship with a bride, her tears, I must admit this summer brought, after all, many smiles and when I look back, many many good memories.
All images and copyright by Chicweddingsinitaly
A crazy chef, and the heat during of the month of October…
The big news discovered a bit before this wedding day.
A lovely bride, her friendship and the breeze of the sea
The clouds of a rainy day, and the help of a great team.
Feathers can add a touch of softness and deco style to every wedding…
You can use them for the bouquet, for the bridesmaids fascinator or as boutonniere…
images from Art deco Weddings
All images by Chicweddings
What can you discover while walking in a park in the Netherlands? … a secret Garden of Tulips of course… Oh ! And the scent of spring all around. I can’t explain why but tulips make me happy! So bright and colourful, they always place a smile on my face! I have found this secret garden and its space was divided into colours and type. Yellow and pink, red and purple, light pink and bright pink. I thought immediately that tulips are beautiful but how wonderful would be to divide them into colours and create a table colour palette divided into nouances ? Imagine a long table with tulips as centerpieces starting from nouances of strong red colour ending with light pink. A lively Dutch Tulip field as wedding table!
Image from Belle the Magazine
Today I am captured by millions of shades as the sun is shining here in Italy. Finally thousands of shades of colours are reflecting in the sky, the summer sunsets are almost here.
Looking at this masterpiece of mother nature, I start surfing for shaded colour tables and look what I have found! I love this! Great idea for a small table, or even better starting from the middle, Bride and Groom seats, towards the end, left and right. Imagine… pictures should be, then, taken from the top but a similar effect wouldn’t that be beautiful?
Of course all this should be complimented with a wedding cake, and a dress, and a wedding aisle…
Here some inspirations!
Image from Belle the Magazine
Image by Chicweddingsinitaly
A short post for tonight, unfortunately, we have been too busy in helping our lovely brides… the wedding season is approaching!!!
The past week end I have been accompanying my clients to Florence and while walking and strolling after a day with them, I bumped into this beautiful creation! I love these cactus shaped vases, and I love even more the contrast with the orchids…it made me think about the difference between men and women, their strong contrasting personalities which complement themselves adding harmony to their relationship. One is harsh, sometimes aggressive, or defensive, white and pure as a man often can be, the other one delicate, beautiful with soft skin, colourful as our gender can be.
Two opposite elements, in the world of plants… isn’t nature just perfect?
All images by SimplyBloom Photography, styling by Chic Weddings in Italy
Venice, oh Venice.
There are no words to express your beauty and this is why I have chosen to remain silent and let our readers enjoy the images without any comments.
I would only like to thank our friends Vania & Christine of SimplyBloom Photography for capturing our beloved Venice in all its splendour. You have understood her light, her colours, her magic..thank you ladies and..
BUON CARNEVALE A TUTTI!
All images by SimplyBloom Photography, styling by Chic Weddings in Italy
C’è una città di questo mondo,
ma così bella, ma così strana,
che pare un gioco di fata morgana
e una visione del cuore profondo.
Avviluppata in un roseo velo,
sta con le sue chiese, palazzi, giardini, .
tutta sospesa tra due turchini,
quello del mare, quello del cielo.
Così mutevole! A vederla
nella mattina di sole bianco
splende d’un riso pallido e stanco,
d’un chiuso lume, come la perla:
ma nei tramonti rossi affocati
è un’arca d’oro, ardente, raggiante,
nave immensa, veleggiante
a lontani lidi incantati.
by Diego Valeri
Image by Eva, Chic Weddings
rosa rosa rosam rosae rosae rosa rosae rosae rosas rosarum rosis rosis…so many ways to use them, always so charming, romantic, elegant and soft. Roses, who doesn’t love them?
I started to browse the net and I could not stop…so many inspiring images of this classy flower…well, now I really need to shower and leave my sofa to go out. Here is what I found so far, enjoy!
Have a blooming weekend!!!!
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