Something Blush, Something Blue: A Pantone-Inspired Wedding Palette
Something old, something new, something blush, something blue! It certainly has a ring to it. We get all the feels from Rose Quartz and Serenity—Pantone’s Colors of the Year, an ethereal pale pink and grey blue dual-hue combination. The soft, watercolor pastels lend themselves perfectly to wedding inspiration. From super-soft paper details to delicate florals, uber-feminine fashion and sugary, angelic desserts, our hearts have been set aflutter by all the imagery. So, go ahead and cuddle up with a cozy cashmere blanket, sip some rosebud tea and get inspired by all the blushing beauty in this latest InStyle wedding color trend report!
Rose Quartz & Serenity
Myriam and Hunter chose sunrise for a unique morning-after photo session with their photographers at Feather & Twine—Why? The early morning sunlight was the perfect tone (can we say, Rose Quartz & Serenity?) for their bridal portraits. The bride wore pink (by TwoBirds), and the groom wore blue—and the final images are downright stunning.
Serenity could not be a more perfect hue for the bride. This stunning brocade ballgown by Oleg Cassini ($1,250; available in David’s Bridal stores and online in February 2016) features a vintage strapless neckline and tailored seams made with special brocade fabric and appliques.
Fit for a royal wedding, Rose Quartz and Serenity get the gilded treatment in this luxurious invitation suite by creative design house Ceci New York.
Rose Quartz looks good on anyone, especially if you were one of Alexandra’s bridesmaids. Here, Alexandra (in Carolina Herrera from Mark Ingram Bridal) chose to dress her maids of honor (her sisters) in Rose Quartz gowns by Maria Lucia Hohan and her bridesmaids in Jenny Yoo. They all carried white fringe tulip bouquets by Belle Fleur NY, planned by Chandelier Events.
The Bridesmaid Dresses
Rose Quartz is ever-present in the Rosewater Classic convertible bridesmaid dresses by TwoBirds, which offer your gals more than 15 ways to wrap so that women of all shapes and sizes can look and feel beautiful. Styled as One Shoulder or the Grecian Twist, the TwoBirds Classic gown will flatter all body types. Then, just wrap it differently to wear again for a night on the town!
The Wedding Cake
Featuring tiers of hand-crafted sugar flowers, and pale pink and blue fondant, this incredible wedding cake by the Sweet Genius Ron Ben Israel features the colors of the year in an ever-so-there way—looks sweet enough to eat!
The Engagement Ring
This platinum engagement ring with its gorgeous round diamond centerstone gets an even more romantic touch with a halo of rose gold and pink diamonds by Josh Levkoff Jewelry (price available upon request).
These stunning 2 1/2-inch earrings by Jupiter Jewelry are handmade, set in 18kt white gold and encrusted in eight carats of pink diamonds ($21,000).
Every bride needs a bouquet—and a clutch to hide her handkerchief! This Edie Parker Lara Ice Clutch in nude ($995; neimanmarcus.com) features a creamy, pearlescent hue with signature ice ends, snap closure, and a vanity mirror.
Pale pink takes a spin in these stunning satin and jeweled Badgley Mischka heels.
Bella Vita Events and Greenwich Floral Design created this luxurious table at California’s Sherwood Country Club inspired by the hues of the year. Featuring in O’pehlia Rose Quartz overlays by Luxe Linens, rose gold chairs by Revelry Event Design, sweets by Vanilla Bake Shop, and rose paper details by Proskalo Stationery.
Designer David Beahm infused the soft palette into these gorgeous florals and table settings for a wedding at the historic New York Public Library.
The Modern Wedding Cake
The wedding cake gets a modern touch by Madison Lee, who crafted this hand-painted, watercolor ombre draping of Rose Quartz and Serenity out of sugar. Inside, the white angel food cake could feature a double-layer of frosting in pale pink strawberry and blueberry frosting.
The Guest Attire
Rose Quartz can work for the guests, too! Perfect for a summer wedding outside, this mini “Petal” strapless organza stripe mikado cocktail dress ($139.95; davidsbridal.com).
The Bridesmaid Gift
Give your girls baubles they’ll love like this two-toned crystal necklace. They’ll be able to wear this necklace time after time as it perfectly transitions from formal to casual with ease—gown on Saturday and with chambray on Sunday afternoon.