Friday, April 9, 2010

Pink & Gold... Will Never Get Old!

I have to say, I am pretty proud of myself right now. According to several wedding magazines and wedding planner’s blogs, I have chosen a great color palate for our wedding, and I didn't even know it when I did! I'm sure I'm not the only bride to ever come up with this color combo, but since it seems to be popping up everywhere, I am thrilled!

Back in September when we got engaged, I immediately started thinking up a color scheme for the wedding. I had no idea where I wanted to go with it because I don’t really have a favorite color. I mean, if I had to pick, I would say blue, but I am really a neutral kind of gal. I love whites, blacks, beiges, and soft pastel colors that are timeless, and when shopping, I tend to stick to that color palate. With that being said, I pretty much had no idea what our wedding colors should be, so I started by considering the season… fall. Now, I am not too crazy about browns, crimsons, and burnt oranges (yes Lori, I know you love those, but you have prettier skin than me)… it just doesn’t cut it with my fair, freckled skin.

In the mist of searching for the perfect wedding colors, one day I randomly ran across a beautiful bouquet on the Martha Stewart website – it was blush pink, champagne, and gold. One look at that bouquet, and I knew exactly what I wanted our wedding colors to be! And I know I have mentioned it before, but I don’t even like pink. It’s just not my favorite color, and if you would have asked me a year ago if I'd ever have a pink wedding, I would have gagged. Back in my PHI MU days, I had a little taste for it, but wasn't pink crazy. But I now, think it's a fab wedding color. So in the end, I am representing my sorority AND have a fabulous fall wedding colors!

Why did I choose this palate? 1) Its soft, elegant, and timeless – just how I like things! 2) Something about it screams South-Vintage to me. Not sure what, but later on, wedding magazines and experts proved me right. 3) I will never look back at these colors and regret them being our wedding colors because they are so classic. 4) It's a great fall-color combo that doesn't exactly scream FALL. 5) I think it's very Marie Antoinette, french-like, and we are getting married in New Orleans - perfect! And 6) TRES AGREED TO THEM! I never thought he’d be ok with pink as our prime wedding color, but he was totally cool with it. I assured him it would be “dashes” of pink and not an overload.

So, why am I even more excited about these colors than ever before? BECAUSE I AM SEEING THEM IN FALL WEDDING MAGAZINES AND BLOGS EVERYWHERE! I just got one magazine in that dedicated it’s whole cover to pink and gold, I read an article the other day on why pink and gold is the perfect “vintage” look, I have seen countless wedding color palate examples with pink and gold, and I just read two wedding blogs today from planners who are pushing the pink and gold look on fall brides this year! When choosing these colors, I was hoping to be different because I had never seen them anywhere before, but now it seems to be a very popular choice this year, and I’m glad we’re still going with it!

*Photos from The Knot, Martha Stewart Weddings, Southern Weddings magazine, and Blue Moon Event Planning.


  1. Oh that cake looks amazing! Great pics! Thanks for stopping by! Love ya and have a great weekend!

  2. I just love this post, pink and gold are so classy together! My hubby and I are both from NOLA but are temporarily living up north. Your blog is so cute!! XOXO

  3. Oh! I just love those colors. I bet your wedding was to die for! You are too cute girlie! Thanks for stopping by today! Love ya

  4. I love PINK and GOLD too!!! And your background too!

  5. I just redid my bedroom in blush and champagne; it's ultra-girly, I'm so happy with it.


    All this is Grace and Charm

  6. I'm glad I came across this post-- thought its been a long time since you posted it

    Those are my wedding colors also. I tend to wear black white and cream because I always love color in home decors but not soo much in flowers or clothing-- and now it seems a wedding, because anything you can be "pictured" in can be dated.

    Your photos are all the same ones I found online-- including the photo of my venue The Astor's mansion.. which is what is in the photo with the tables set up (thats also my catered! so Im going for the exact look that You Sun had)

    Good luck with the planning. I'd love to see the photos once you are wed! I'm def. gonna poke around your blog now.