At First Blush: Wedding Colors of the Moment
Sweet Rose & Earthy Green
For a wedding that’s both opulent and romantic, pair shades of berry pink with sea foam green and sprinkle with rose gold. “The colors in this palette remind me of warm summer days and traveling along cobblestone streets,” says Katie Wilgus of Gather Event Planning & Consultation in Portland, who found inspiration in her European travels and the Northwest’s natural beauty. This mix of old and new worlds creates an eclectic look that encourages creativity, or as Wilgus encourages, “Don’t be afraid to mix it up!”
Letter Perfect (above)
Portland’s Paper Bloom created this custom invitation suite that combines the graphic quality of black calligraphy with pretty gold scallop details. Invitation and reply card, $400 for 100. Envelopes with printing, liners and belly band, $300 for 100. Serving tray from Something Borrowed.
Diamonds come in many colors including the rustic sienna gem at the center of Mandrel Studio’s solitaire. It’s rose-cut and framed by a halo of clear diamonds that goes perfectly with Mandrel’s eternity band. Solitaire, $2,800; band, $2,000. Made in Italy by Anaconda, the stunning blue tourmaline “High Cup” ring features a smoky blue gem surrounded by 19K white gold. $3,920. All from Twist.
Flight of Fancy
Free spirited but elegant could describe Starflower’s esthetic. Their earthy flower shop and boutique located on Southeast Belmont in Portland exudes the city’s casual chic vibe evident in this bridal bouquet featuring Himalayan honeysuckle, Queen Anne’s lace, dahlias, hydrangea, ferns and garden roses. $175.
Francis Ford Coppola’s not-too-sweet “Sofia” rosé pairs beautifully with tangy sharp cheddar or Oregon blue cheese (we love Rogue Creamery’s). Set up a wine and cheese tasting bar for guests with seasonal fruits and hazelnuts for a local experience. Liner and Elsen Wine Merchants, $14.99. Glasses, Anthropologie, $20 each.
For a bohemian twist on a classic table setting, try slightly exotic shaped dishes paired with glittering flatware and bold fuchsia napkins. “Lotus” dishes from Anthropologie, $10-$18 each. Gold plated flatware and napkins from The Party Place.
Object of Your Confection
Guests can pluck the custom colored macarons directly off of this tower created by St. Honoré Bakery in Northwest Portland. Both the color of the meringue cookies and the filling type (either ganache or buttercream) can be tinted to match wedding colors. $4 per serving.