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Fiesta Red, a Pantone color for Spring 2016 that says rich and festive perfect for your wedding color palette. This fabulous red hue is ideal for spring and summer celebrations, use this fun color as an accent...a pair of trendy red sandals and gorgeous red flowers or make a statement and have your bridesmaids dresses in this radiant shade of red. Do you think you would like to incorporate Fiesta Red into your wedding? Here is some inspiration for you, have fun with it!

Fiesta Red wedding inspiration and ideas

Fiesta Red wedding inspiration and ideas via jenarichardswedding.com

Credits:  Pantone Fiesta red wedding ideas... Bride and her bridesmaids at a romantic spring wedding - Photography: Krista A. Jones via Style Me Pretty |  Bridal shoes - Michael Kors, Photo by Jordan Brittley via Style Me Pretty | Cocktail via Martha Stewart Weddings | Bridal bouquet - ginger, gladiolas and peonies via weddingchicks.com

 

Red and white bouquet

Red and white bouquet via Style Me Pretty 

 

Red peep toes for the bridesmaids

Red peep toes for the bridesmaids via Elario Photography 

 

Vera Wang red wedding dress

Vera Wang red wedding gown via weddingbee.com

 

Fiesta Red wedding inspiration board

Pantone Fiesta wedding ideas via Tag Weddings 

 

Bridesmaids in fiesta red dresses

BCBG bridesmaids gowns via Elizabeth Anne Designs  

 

Red Boutonnieres

Red and white boutonnieres -Photography by Peter & Veronika via Style Me Pretty 

 

Red martinis

Lemon raspberry vodka martinis via pintsizebaker.com 

 

Fiesta Red wedding inspiration

Fiesta Red - Pantone 2016 wedding inspiration and colour ideas via Want that Wedding 

 

Red ceremony aisle decor

Beautiful red ceremony aisle decor via knotsvilla.com 

 

Red Louboutin heels

Gorgeous red Louboutin heels via Pinterest

 

Pantone Fiesta inspiration

Fiesta wedding ideas via theperfectpalette.com 

 

 

 

 

A beautiful neutral in the Pantone 2016 Top 10 Spring colors, Iced Coffee is a stunning color for elegant or rustic weddings throughout the year. This gorgeous warm, earthy and romantic hue pairs well with soft pinks, blues, grays or other shades of brown in your color palette...our favorite is white. Here are a few ideas we love...

 

 

Iced Coffee wedding inspiration via our blog at jenarichardswedding.com 

Credits: Hayley Paige "Emeryn" mermaid dress via Nordstrom  |  White wedding cake via josevillablog.com - Photographer: Jose Villa  |  Bridal bouquet via brides.com  |  An elegant island wedding in Maui via theknot.com - photo: Aaron Delesie

Valentino Couture Bow d'Orsay via Nordstrom 

 

Bridesmaids in neutral gowns via fabmood.com

 

Iced Coffee wedding inspiration board via phyleciasutherland.com 

 

Rustic outdoor wedding celebration via Minnesota Bride 

 

Iced Coffeetini cocktail via Kitchen Treaty 

 

Iced Coffe bridal bouquet via Grey Likes Weddings 

 

Iced Coffee wedding inspiration board via little pink butterfly 

 

Neutral tulee bridal gown

Gorgeous tulle gown via Ruffledblog.com 

 

Flower girl in Iced Coffee tulle dress via Girl at the Beach 

 

Wheat bouquet and boutonniere via Love & Lavender 

 

A beautiful Iced Coffee mood board by Ashley Brindley via weddingacademylive.com

Baby it's cold outside! Now that we are headed into the winter wedding season we must take advantage of the beauty that nature provides for us. We have put together some wonderful seasonal ideas and inspiration for you to incorporate into your fall or winter wonderland celebrations.

winter wedding inspiration

Winter wedding inspiration board via jenarichardsweddings.com

Credits: Gown and wrap via Jenny Packham | White peony bouquet via Bridal Weddings | Badgley Mischka crystal embellished heels - Photography: Alison Conklin via Style Me Pretty | Wedding cake via WedLuxe

Bridesmaids in winter

Bridesmaids at Tahoe winter wedding - Brett & Emily Photographers via Style Me Pretty 

 

Bride in snow

Snow Goddess Alaskan Bridal Shoot - Liz Morrow Studios

Snowflake bottle stopper

Snowflake wine bottle stopper for favors via jenarichardsweddings.com 

 

Red and green wedding ideas

Red & green winter wedding inspiration via The Pink Bride 

 

wedding sign for winter

To have & to hold in case you get cold sign for guest shawls - Jamie Lauren Photography via elegantweddinginvites.com 

 

Winter bride

Winter wedding inspiration - Photographer: Hope Kauffman via Style Me Pretty

 

flower girls dressed for winter

Flower girls dressed in sweaters and boots via des idees pour un jolie mariage

Glass ornament place card holder with snowflakes

Snow Flurry glass ornament place card holders with flocked snowflakes - jenarichardsweddings.com 

 

Bride and groom on sleigh

A charming arrival by sleigh at your wedding via nufusionproductions.com

We love Serenity, this oh so beautiful shade of soft blue which reminds us of the sky was selected by Pantone as one of the Top 10 colors for Spring 2016. A fabulous blue with a true calming effect, Serenety is a gender neutral color that works elegantly with most spring and summer wedding palettes. Below are some of our favorite ideas and inspiration for this beautiful color... enjoy! 
Serenity wedding ideas and inspiration
Serenity wedding ideas via jenarichardsweddings.com 
Credits: Breathtaking ceremony ideas: photo by Christian Oth via Colin Cowie Weddings  |  Blue macaroons via Deer Pearl Flowers  |  Boutonniere: via Style Me Pretty photo by Joey Kennedy | Table on the beach: Tahoe wedding inspiration via Tahoe Unveiled   |  Elie Saab gown via Pinterest  
Blue ombre wedding cake
Blue ombre wedding cake via journalisimo.com 
Bride with blue and white bouquet
Bride with blue and white bouquet: photo by Anastasia Belik via Style Me Pretty
Serenity ideas for weddings
Serenity wedding inspiration board by Hannah Charlotte Weddings
Flower girl in blue tulle dress
Flower girl in blue tulle dress via Colin Cowie Weddings
Blue flowers
Blue flowers via Ahh, The Pretty Things
Serenity wedding ideas
Serenity inspiration board for Spring 2016 via SouthBound Bride
Blue wedding gown
Bride in blue gown: photo by Alicia Swedenborg via Love My Dress 
Blue wedding table decor
Blue and white table decor via The Knot 
Bridesmaids in blue gowns
Bridesmaids in blue gowns: photo by  via Style Me Pretty 
Serenity inspiration board
Serenity inspiration board by Niki Kilminster via weddingacademylive.com
Bride with monogrammed umbrella
Bride holding a pretty blue monogrammed parasol via Martha Stewart Weddings 
Serenity Pantone

Bring the sunshine into your celebration... Buttercup, a Pantone color for Spring 2016 is a sunny yellow, perfect for weddings and pairs beautifully with shades of whites, blues, grays and greens to produce stunning color palettes. Leatrice Eiseman of Pantone says "it's a shining beacon transporting its wearer to a happier, sunnier place". If your wedding is outdoors, incorporate this beatiful and vibrant color into your palette - below are some ideas for you, enjoy!

 

Buttecup yellow wedding ideas and inspiration

Buttercup yellow wedding inspiration by jenarichardsweddings.com...

Credits: Yellow bouquet via J. Woodbery Photography via Pinterest. - Ringbearer and Flower Girl by Photographe Modaliza via thebridescafe.com - Yellow wedding shoes via Pinterest - Wedding cake via Cakes by Krishanthi - Bridesmaid ideas via Dress for the Wedding - Centerpieces via Martha Stewart Weddings 

Yellow bridal bouquet

Yellow bridal bouquet via Brides.com

 

White 3 tier wedding cake by Ron Ben-Israel with hints of yellow via marthastewartweddings.com

 

Buttercup ideas for weddings

Yellow ideas for weddings and parties Hoffman Photography via weddingchicks.com

 

Gray and yellow ideas for the groom and his men

Gray and yellow color palette for the groom and his men Jamie Clayton Photography via Onewed.com  

 

Yellow inspired table decor - Rippee Photography via Karen Tran Florals

 

Buttercup yellow wedding color palette

Yellow and gray wedding color palette via Style Me Pretty

 

Yellow glass pelican bottle stopper

Blown glass pelican bottle stopper for guest gifts via jenarichardsweddings.com

 

Yellow inspiration and ideas for weddings

Yellow, green and gray wedding color palette via ecinvites.com

 

Yellow bouquet

A beautiful yellow ranunculus wedding bouquet via weddbook.com 

 

Yellow wedding inspiration Wedding Academy Live

Pantone Buttercup inspiration by Selena Daniel via weddingacademylive.com

 

Just got engaged... the first thing to do is Save the Date early for your 2016 wedding, many popular venues and your favorite vendors get booked early. Be sure to check the date you choose with the list below and with events in the area so they do not coincide with your big day. Check your calender, you may want to avoid family obligations, anniversaries and religious holidays. Keep in mind that Sunday weddings may cost a bit less than Saturday weddings - Valentines Day, Christmas and New Years weddings will be costlier. Here are the good and not so good days and week-ends for you to consider when planning your weddings and celebrations in 2016.

We love this elegant shade of aqua with a hint of green, Limpet Shell - Pantone 13-4810, a chic color for 2016 weddings that will pull together the elements of your beautiful beach celebration and bring it to life. Our favorite color to pair Limpet Shell with is shades of white and let your venue do the rest. Leatrice Eiseman, of The Pantone Color Institute said Limpett Shell is "suggestive of clarity and freshness, its crisp and modern influences evoke a deliberate, mindful tranquility". We've put together ideas that we hope will inspire you to fall in love with this gorgeous color.

 

Credits:  Bride and bridesmaids on beach via Style Me Pretty Australia | Badgley Mischka "Kiara" crystal back open toe pump via Nordstrom |  Macaroons via Pinterest |  Donna Morgan turquoise Shangtung flare dress via Nordstrom

 

Floor length chiffon gown via Zuhair Murad

 

wedding candle centerpieces via Colin Cowie Weddings

 
Limpet Shell wedding inspiration via South Bound Bride
 
gorgeous chandelier via design-ties blogspot
  
A gorgeous peony bouquet for the maids via Wedding Chicks
 
Elegant aqua green silk bow ties & tie via Etsy bowshopHandmade
 
Aqua table inspiration - Pepper Nix Photography via Mod Wedding
 
Shades of aqua to pair with Limpet Shell - BHG via beachblissliving.com
 

Today we are featuring Navy Blue and Blush wedding colors for fall weddings with beautiful ideas and inspiration for your big day. Navy & blush is a classic and romantic color palette we love that compliments modern, vintage or rustic weddings, add a splash of gold for drama!

Credits: Bridal gown via Anna Campbell  | Sign: Onelove Photography via Style Me Pretty  | Evening bag via jenarichardsweddings.com |  Heels: Badgley Mischka Pettal crystal pump via Nordstrom |  Flowers:  Photo by Honey Honey via Style Me Pretty  |  Groom in pink tie via Ben Webb Photography |  Beach ceremony setup via Bridal Guide  |   Adrianna Papell beaded mesh gown via Nordstrom

 

Blush & white bridal bouquet via Lauren Conrad 

 

Jewel encrusted pastel pink wedding cake - Coco Cakes via beautifulcakepictures.com 

 

 

Romantic navy & blush pink wedding inspiration via Elizabeth Anne Designs

Badgley Mischka "Jeannie" open toe pump via Nordstrom 

 

 Bridesmaids dresses in beautiful shades of blush via BHLDN

 

Timeless navy & blush ideas via Kennedy Blue

Love bottle opener for guest favors via jenarichardsweddings.com

 

Astronomy themed wedding ideas in navy, blush and gold via Hey Wedding Lady 

 

 

  If your looking for wedding inspiration and ideas, look to the best wedding blogs as the source for anyone who is planning a wedding. Although there are many out there, we have selected 10 of our favorite blogs to assist every bride and couple with all their planning needs including venues, vendors, gowns and all the fabulous details to make your big day extra special. Enjoy!

- Style Me Pretty 

Style Me Pretty is a style savvy wedding resource devoted to the modern bride. We cover everything from gorgeous real weddings to up and coming vendors and seasoned pros in the invitation, floral, fashion and photography industries.

Bridal Musings 

Bridal Musings is a wedding blog for hopeless romantics. A source of planning and inspiration for brides, grooms, wedding professionals, and those who are simply in love with all things “I do. “

Once Wed

Emily Newman launched Once Wed in March 2008 after seeing a need in the marketplace for an online listing service for second-hand wedding dresses following her own wedding. She later developed the company as an online wedding publication and resource to provide newly-engaged brides with inspiration and tools to plan their dream wedding.

Wedding Chicks

A stylish wedding blog with wedding inspiration, wedding ideas, and vendor deals for the modern bride. For the past 7 years we have strategically developed Wedding Chicks into an essential and easy resource for trend-setting brides. 

- Green Wedding Shoes

At Green Wedding Shoes, we are truly. madly. deeply. head over heels in love with love. We love sharing weddings with our readers and believe that there is no “right” way to throw a wedding. 

100 Layer Cake

100 Layer Cake is a creative collaboration between friends and fellow designers Jillian Clark, Amanda Dawbarn, and Kristina Meltzer. Launched in 2009, our wedding blog and website celebrate, inspire, and facilitate the most special events in life. 

Ruffled

Ruffled started in August 2008 as a space I could share vintage-inspired and handmade idea for weddings. Today the blog grew into one of the biggest resources for engaged couples seeking inspiration for their weddings, blending their unique personal styles into one heck of a gorgeous fete that go beyond the nostalgic love for vintage tidbits.

Snippet & Ink

Since its launch over six years ago in 2007, Snippet & Ink has been the go-to wedding planning resource for sophisticated brides who dream of a unique and meaningful wedding day. By featuring only the most thoughtfully curated content, and by bringing beauty and authenticity to every post.

Intimate Weddings

Intimate Weddings is the go-to site for planning a small wedding. Intimate Weddings is the only major blog that is devoted to small weddings (weddings with less than 75 guests), the only major blog that is devoted to this niche in the wedding market.

The Perfect Palette

A wedding inspiration website which focuses on color ideas for weddings + parties.

Rustic Outdoor Wedding Ideas

October 04, 2015

Rustic, Country and Woodland celebrations continue to be a huge trend for Fall 2015 thru Spring 2016 weddings. Here are some of our favorite ideas and regardles of your budget, we are confident you will fall in love with something you see here for your special day. Get married under the stars or in the forest and proceed to dinner and dancing at the barn, serve comfort food and naked cake to top it off... it doesn't get any better! Decorate with wood accents, chandeliers, twinkling lights and candles, serve your drinks in Mason jars and send your guests home with mini pies for a late night snack.

Credits:  Ring Bearers in jeans & suspenders - J Elizabeth Photography via Style Me Pretty | Outdoor ceremony site via Jose Villa Photography | Lace drape via Sarah-Marie Photography | Bride & groom - Michael of Michael, Anna Costa Photo via Style Me Pretty | Cake Table - Jana Williams Photography via Style Me Pretty 

 

Naked Wedding Cake - Amilia Photography via 100layercake.com 

 

A rustic entrance to an outdoor ceremony - Green Door Photography via Style Me Pretty 

 

A rustic lounge in a barn with bales of hay and burlap - marthastewartweddings.com

 

Interlocking "Bear Hug" mini salt & pepper shakers for favors - jenarichardsweddings.com 

 

Rustic table ideas via hardyfarm.com

 

Rustic Table Assignments - Photography: Virgil Bunao via Style Me Pretty

 

Rustic chic ceremony site - B. Schwartz Photography via modwedding.com 

 

Sweetie Pies mini pie packaging kits, set of 20 - jenarichardsweddings.com

 

Rustic wedding decor via Rustic Wedding Chic

 

Trunk flower vases - Half Orange Photography via Style Me Pretty 

 

This calls for a wedding with candles, open fires & blankets via onefabday.com

 

Rustic silver antler bottle opener for guest favors - jenarichardsweddings.com