Look around and you’ll find ombre everywhere…ombre hair, ombre nails (ok, maybe just your toes), ombre dresses, and of course ombre weddings! Ombre has already taken over the world, but this week, it’s taking over the blog. My favorite thing about ombre isn’t the progression from light to dark (which is gorgeous!), but what this style represents.
Choosing one specific color and matching all of your details to that color can feel too orchestrated and a little boring. Plus, when your bridesmaids dresses end up a little more teal than turquoise with only a few weeks until the big day…well, you get the point. Deciding to highlight a spectrum of colors in your wedding decor brings a sophisticated and natural feeling to all of your elements, as if the details came together on their own (yeah right!).
When I went looking for ombre inspiration, my first instinct was to go straight for the pink. As I scoured Pintrest, I was inspired by one of my new brides, who’s planning a beach themed wedding in the Tucson desert. For the ceremony, make an impression with a custom watercolor backdrop in the colors of the Caribbean sea. So stunning! Mismatched bridesmaids dresses and groomsmen in bowties are perfect for a stylish yet laid back bridal party . Reception tables covered in blue and white hydrangea along with sea glass bottles holding long, tapered candles add a touch of romance to a beachy evening in the desert.
photo credits: macarons from Southern Weddings Magazine photographed by Jose Villa // ocean from Colin Miller Photography // ceremony backdrop from Wedding Star // hydrangea bouquets from NTF Designs // menu from Wedding Chicks photographed by Mikkel Paige Photography designed by Roey Mizrahi Events // tablescape by Brides // bridesmaids dresses by Style Me Pretty // wedding cake by One Wed created by 2 Tarts Bakery // invitations by Etsy // bowties by April Look // hydrangea centerpiece by Shelley Elene Photography designed by Willow and Vine Event Design
Not a fan of blue? Check out this gorgeous pink inspiration by Meg Cameron of Alison Howard Events
Meg aimed to put a little twist on the traditional ombre theme by creating a full on ombre experience that would progress throughout the event. The wedding would begin with a white and light blush ceremony with soft blush bridesmaids gowns and a gorgeous ombre blush gown for the bride. Cocktail hour would progress into a pretty pink color scheme, complete with pink lounge furniture and signature drinks. At the reception, guests would be wowed by a room filled with deep fuchsia details and fuchsia uplighting.
Graciela of Graceful Event Planning highlighted a feminine yet fun peach and coral color scheme.
Would you love to see our takes on your wedding theme? We’d love to hear about it…we adore being inspired by our followers!