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TOP 10 WEDDING COLORS FOR SPRING 2016 TRENDS FROM PANTONE

Pantone just released 10 colors for spring 2016 few days ago and those are just perfect for spring weddings as well. As one of the most important events in our lives, our weddings surely deserve second consideration on every part, especially the wedding color schemes. “Colors this season transport us to a happier, sunnier place where we feel free to express a wittier version of our real selves”, said Leatrice Eiseman, executive director of the Pantone Color Institute. This spring we’ll see some breathtaking wedding color ideas with these colors. Check out the following trending wedding color palettes in spring 2016.

top 10 wedding color ideas for spring 2016 trends

Pink is a classic color used in wedding decorations and the first trending wedding color in 2016 is Rose Quartz, which is a shade of pink color. “The soothing, calming nature of colors in the Spring collections are led by Rose Quartz, a persuasive yet gentle tone that conveys compassion and a sense of composure”, by Pantone.

elegant rose pink wedding color ideas for spring 2016 trends

Groom-The Perfect Palette/Rose Cocktail-Erin McGinn via SMP/Bouquet- Mirelle Carmichael 

Photography via SMP/Rose Pink Dress & Rings-Blaine Siesser Photography via SMP

As a shade of orange, Peach Echo is another trending wedding color in the year 2016, which  emanates friendlier qualities, evoking warmth and accessibility. Matched with pink and gold will successfully add a touch of romance to it.

gold and coral peach echo Pantone wedding color trends 2016

Centerpiece, Bridesmaids & Cakes-Sandra Marusic Photography via Mod Wedding/

Table Settings-Katelyn James Photography/Bouquet-Amanda Crean Photographers via SMP

This shade of light blue color will make every part of the wedding day so comfortable, just like the blue sky above us, making it a pastel color palette with peach.

light blue and peach spring wedding colors 2016 trends

Centerpiece-Aaron Delesie Photographer via Fab Mood/Bridesmaid-Sylvie

Gil Photography via SMP/Cake-Anneli Marinovich via B Loved Blog/

“A maritime-inspired blue, Snorkel Blue plays in the navy family, but with a happier, more energetic context”, by Pantone. Adding some chocolate brown or other neutral colors if you’re planning a chic rustic wedding theme.

modern rustic snorkel blue wedding color ideas for spring 2016 trends

All from SMP

“While the majority of the Spring/Summer palette trends toward calmness, a few diversions from the theme emerge that offer a contrast. With Buttercup designers reveal a shining beacon transporting its wearer to a happier, sunnier place”, said by Pantone. I added some purple to make them a perfect match.

yellow and purple wedding color ideas for spring and summer 2016

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As a shade of aqua, this Limpet Shell can tell us what’s it like in spring.”Suggestive of clarity and freshness, its crisp and modern influences evoke a deliberate, mindful tranquility”, by Pantone.

pink and aqua limpet shell pantone spring wedding color ideas 2016

Cake-Hunter Ryan Photo via Artfully Wed/Bridesmaids-Whitney 

Krutzfeldt via SMP/Shoes-Love & Light Photographs via SMP/

Who doesn’t like grays? We need a gray shade in every season and here’s the Lilac Gray.

lilac gray and amethyst purple wedding colors spring 2016

All -Photogen Inc. Via SMP

If you’re planning a passionate related wedding in 2016, here’s the one-Fiesta. I love it so much when combined with navy blue.

fiesta red and navy blue 2016 pantone wedding color ideas

Cocktail-Martha Stewart/Others-Belle and Chic

Here’s another neutral color scheme for the year 2016 and Iced Coffee can work well with almost every color. Combine this color with green to make it oh-so-natural.

pantone iced coffee inspired neutral wedding colors for spring 2016

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This Green Flash hue is infrequent as a main wedding color but really brilliant with navy blue, isn’t it?

pantone 2016 spring color green flash and navy blue wedding color ideas

Bridesmaids&Groom-L Hewitt Photography via SMP/Bouquet- Will Hartl via Brides Magazine/Table Settings-Mod Wedding/

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14 Hottest Wedding Photography Trends

You want your photographer to be on the cutting edge and know the latest techniques, but you also don’t want your photos to be so trendy that when you look at your shots in 20 years, all you see is something that instantly dates your wedding. Here are shots that are totally now — but will still look current when your kids get married!
  1. Marriage proposal photography

    Shooting the Proposal

    Some savvy grooms are hiring photographers to document their proposal so that wonderful-but-fleeting moment can be relived later by the couple and shared with friends and family. Photographer Danny Weiss says this trend is growing quickly, and he loves being a part of it. “I’ll never forget one proposal I shot in Central Park in New York City, in the dead of winter. It felt like it was just me and the couple in the park, and I got really great images,” he says.

  2. Instagram wedding sign with couple's hashtag

    Incorporating Instagram

    Creating a wedding hashtag for guests to use to upload photos to Instagram and Twitter can help you experience your wedding through their eyes. Apps, like Artifact Uprising, are also allowing smartphone users to then upload those photos from Instagram and create actual printed hardcover books (not to mention calendars and postcards) of their instant artworks. “I even use their products as little preview books for clients,” says photographer Corbin Gurkin of Corbin Gurkin Photography.

  3. Brady Bunch wedding party portraits

    Brady Bunch-Style Bridal Party Photos

    Some creative photographers are taking photos of the wedding party separately and then creating playful graphic grid designs in photo albums later. “It’s great because those closest to you put a lot of time and money into being a part of the wedding, and it’s a nice gesture to provide them with a gift portrait after the festivities are over,” says photographer Mel Barlow of Mel & Co.

  4. Stop-motion wedding photography trend
    Photo by Cynthia Chung

    Stop-Motion Wedding Photo Film

    This form of photography takes still photos and animates them, generally in a video set to your choice of music. “I’ve done a series like this for a quick set of 10 to 20 images and put them all together on a wedding album page, and the result was pretty cool!” says Caroline Winata of Milou & Olin Photography. Stop motion works especially well for a short trailer to put on your Facebook page or to send around in an email to close friends.

  5. Bridal portrait session at window

    Bridal Portraits

    Brides are scheduling bridal portrait sessions in their dresses before the wedding day or allotting time on the day of to take formal portraits of themselves. “You’re spending all this time and effort on your look and it’s nice to document it properly,” says photographer Denise Chastain of Denise Chastain Photography. Another twist? Formal couple portraits, which show posed, traditionally styled shots of the couple.

  6. Film wedding photography of tabletop decor
    Photo by Corbin Gurkin

    Dreamy Film Images

    Like backlit photos, film images are super-romantic and are making a mega-comeback in the cyclical world of wedding photography. “I think film is a perfect fit for both décor and portraits,” Gurkin says. But don’t feel like you have to limit your shooter solely to film. “I still prefer the versatility of digital in low light or on a rainy wedding day,” Gurkin adds.

  7. Father of the bride hug before wedding ceremony

    Father-Daughter First Looks

    The first-look photo has been popular for a while now (see: “Should you do a first look?”) and is still going strong. But some brides are having photographers capture their dad’s first glimpse of them in white as well. “This trend has deep Southern roots and is definitely a sweet moment during the day. Wedding days can be so busy, and I love that some girls choose to take a few minutes to spend time with their dads,” says Genya Garrett of Vue Photography.

  8. iPad wedding photo booth

    Photo Booths with Social Media Integration

    In addition to better props (think: vintage finds rather than dollar-store pickups), photo booths are going high-tech, with touch screens and Wi-Fi, allowing guests to immediately upload photos to social media, says Matthew Lee of Cly Creation. Why wait until tomorrow to upload photo-booth snaps when it can be done instantly?

  9. Family photo wall at wedding reception lounge

    Showing Family Photographs

    Do you want to show sentimental or funny family photos at your reception? If so, you’ll find you’re in good company with some other on-trend couples and photographers. “I did it at my own wedding and see it at many weddings I photograph,” says Weiss. “To me, weddings are about bringing together different generations. That’s why I love having photos of grandparents, parents and others to tie it all together.”

  10. Backlist wedding photography bridal portrait
    Photo by Candace Meyer

    Backlit Photos

    Using natural light coming in from behind a couple creates über-romantic images. “To achieve this look, you shoot when the sun is setting or rising — when the light is soft and warm, which flatters the subject. “It’s all about the ambience,” says Lee. “When you take a stroll early in the morning or at sunset time, everything looks great and romantic.” This is a perfect example of relying on Mother Nature — not filters — for gorgeous photography.

  11. Day-after wedding photography shoots for bride and groom

    Day-After Shoots

    Wedding days are crazy-busy and photographers do their best to get every shot you’d like in the bank. But day-after shoots can help them hit all their marks, and are gaining popularity with conscientious couples. “Day-after shoots are also a great idea if you want to shoot in a location that’s different from your wedding venue or if time is a factor and lighting becomes an issue,” Gurkin says.

  12. Relaxed family wedding photo

    Casual Family Photos

    Family portraits tend to be some of the more unnatural shots in a bridal album. Seriously — when do you ever stand in a straight line, with perfect posture, all looking in the same direction, in real life? “Casual family photos are a great new trend because they bring out more relaxed emotions, which can ease tension during family portraits,” says Barlow. “They usually take place during emotionally charged times, either right before or right after a wedding ceremony, so anything that keeps the stress level down will usually result in better photos.” Your photographer should try unique locations, or catch people hugging and chatting — being a family instead of moonlighting as models. A more formal shot that’s still relaxed? Have everyone join arms in a casual group hug.

  13. Overhead black and white wedding photography of bride and groom

    Overhead Shots

    Whether you have your photographer take aerial shots of just you two or everyone at your wedding, this is an effective way to capture the spirit of the day. “I’m all about interesting angles, so if there’s an overhead vantage point — especially of the reception tables — I love taking this shot,” Gurkin says.

  14. Bride and groom wedding selfie
    Photo by CJK Visuals

    #Selfie Shots

    Some social-media-savvy couples are setting up “selfie stations” for their friends and family (a pretty backdrop to shoot themselves having a great time at your wedding). “As a photographer seeking out authentic moments to document, guest selfies can add to a fun and spontaneous atmosphere at any wedding,” Gurkin says.

25 Ways To Make Your Wedding Funnier

1. Make a silly save the date card.

Make a silly save the date card.

2. Go movie poster-inspired.

Go movie poster-inspired.

3. Or just write on your faces.

Or just write on your faces.

4. If you’ve got a beard to work with…

If you've got a beard to work with...

5. And if you don’t want to put your faces on the card, just be straightforward.

And if you don't want to put your faces on the card, just be straightforward.

(Not humble.)

6. Use RSVP cards that will allow guests to respond forthrightly.

Use RSVP cards that will allow guests to respond forthrightly.

7. Keep your ceremony program brief.

Keep your ceremony program brief.

8. Don’t beat around the bush.

Don't beat around the bush.

9. Do something unconventional with your rings.

Do something unconventional with your rings.

10. Between the two of you, you’ll have three rings to work with, after all.

11. Take cheesy (but fun) photos.

Take cheesy (but fun) photos.

13. Employ an unconventional cake topper.

Employ an unconventional cake topper.

15. Give your guests fun favors.

Give your guests fun favors.

16. Give the wedding party socks that specify their role.

Give the wedding party socks that specify their role.

17. Remember that you can do endless pun-y things with matches.

Remember that you can do endless pun-y things with matches.

18. Invite your guests to pimp something.

Invite your guests to pimp something.

Everyone likes cupcakes.

19. Say something cute about each of your guests on their name cards.

Say something cute about each of your guests on their name cards.

You know, show that you know everyone attending.

20. Put customized “do not disturb” signs in welcome baskets for guests.

Put customized "do not disturb" signs in welcome baskets for guests.

21. Ask your guests to fill out mad libs.

Ask your guests to fill out mad libs.

You can buy them from Etsy.

22. Serve your favorite booze like this.

Serve your favorite booze like this.

You will, however, bear every responsibility for your guests getting grossly drunk.

23. And of course, one of the BEST ways to make people laugh at your wedding is to incorporate your pets.

And of course, one of the BEST ways to make people laugh at your wedding is to incorporate your pets.

24. You can buy signs like this online for your pets to wear in save the date cards.

You can buy signs like this online for your pets to wear in save the date cards.

25. Or just get a few chalkboards and give your pet “the.”

Or just get a few chalkboards and give your pet "the."

Spring Wedding

Vibrant Spring wedding ideas | photo by This Love of Yours | 100 Layer Cake

Bright poppy and rose bridal bouquet | photo by This Love of Yours | 100 Layer Cake

Bright poppy and rose bridal bouquet | photo by This Love of Yours | 100 Layer Cake

Dauphine Press wedding invitations | photo by This Love of Yours | 100 Layer Cake

Bright poppy and rose bridal bouquet | photo by This Love of Yours | 100 Layer Cake

ranunculus place setting | photo by This Love of Yours | 100 Layer Cake

Vibrant Spring wedding ideas | photo by This Love of Yours | 100 Layer Cake

Spring table decor ideas | photo by This Love of Yours | 100 Layer Cake

Oversized tissue paper flowers | photo by This Love of Yours | 100 Layer Cake

Oversized tissue paper flowers | photo by This Love of Yours | 100 Layer Cake

honey wedding favors | photo by This Love of Yours | 100 Layer Cake

honey wedding favors | photo by This Love of Yours | 100 Layer Cake

Calligraphed dinner napkins | photo by This Love of Yours | 100 Layer Cake

Fringe cocktail stirrer | photo by This Love of Yours | 100 Layer Cake

Fringe cocktail stirrer | photo by This Love of Yours | 100 Layer Cake

Calligraphed dinner napkins | photo by This Love of Yours | 100 Layer Cake

craft box with tassel wedding favor | photo by This Love of Yours | 100 Layer Cake

Vibrant Spring wedding ideas | photo by This Love of Yours | 100 Layer Cake

Vibrant Spring wedding ideas | photo by This Love of Yours | 100 Layer Cake

Rustic sweets table | photo by This Love of Yours | 100 Layer Cake

Yellow, white and mint wedding desserts | photo by This Love of Yours | 100 Layer Cake

Yellow and white wedding cake | photo by This Love of Yours | 100 Layer Cake

http://www.100layercake.com/blog/2013/06/05/vibrant-spring-wedding-ideas/

DIY: S’mores Kits

After the bride and groom make their happy departure, let the guests mingle and roast marshmallows. If your venue does not have firepits, you could also use little gas camp stoves on every table.
Materials:
1. Hershey’s Chocolate Bars
2. Graham Crackers
3. Marshmallows
4. Wire Hangers
5. Cellophane Bags in 3 Sizes
6. Adhesive Paper and Cardstock
7. Labels and Instructions design (downloadable pdfs right here and here.)
8. Kraft Box with Lid 4.75″ x 6″ x 2.5″
9. Tissue
10. Ribbon
11. Scissors
12. Wire Cutter
STEP 1: Remove the marshmallows, chocolate and graham crackers from their original packaging and put them in cellophane bags. Here we put six graham cracker squares in a 4″ x 6″ bag, Three chocolate squares in a 5″ x  3″ bag, and about 10 marshmallows in a 5.5″ x 8″ bag.
STEP 2: With the wire cutters, cut off the head of the hanger and then bend the hanger in fourths so it fits the length of the box. Secure it with ribbon.
STEP 3: Print out the labels on adhesive paper and instructions on cardstock and cut them out. Fold up the instructions.
STEP 4: Lining the box with a piece of tissue, assemble the marshmallows, crackers, chocolate, instructions and hanger in the box.
STEP 5: Adhere the label to the box lid and voila! A S’mores Kit!

DIY: S’mores Kits – Project Wedding