Color Inspired: Olive, Sage, and Gold

Now that Spokane is back to its sunny side, I’m feeling inspired by outdoor weddings, and love shades of green with gold and brown accents for an earthy feel. Pairing this palette with other soft colors makes for a romantic and rustic occasion.

References in Order of Appearance, Top to Bottom, Left to Right: 1. Burnetts Boards 2. Once Wed 3. Style Me Pretty 4 & 5. Green Wedding Shoes 6. Once Wed 7. Style Me Pretty 8. 100 Layer Cake 9. Colin Cowie Weddings 10. Style Me Pretty

Happy Easter from Soiree!

With Easter coming up this Sunday, we wanted to share a fun recipe we’re planning on trying to celebrate the holiday. It’s the perfect mix of adorable and delicious and is a great decoration as well as a yummy treat! We hope you enjoy this recipe and wish you a happy Easter!

Chocolate Easter Nests

Makes 12

200g (about 8 oz) milk chocolate
5 Shredded Wheat
36 Mini Eggs (Can also use jelly beans or M&Ms!)

1 Place paper liners in a muffin tin and set aside.

2 Break the chocolate into equal sized chunks and place in a heatproof bowl. Either microwave, checking every 20 seconds and stirring, until melted or place the bowl over a pan of simmering water (making sure the water and the bowl don’t touch) and heat, stirring, until the chocolate is smooth and melted.

3 Crumble the Shredded Wheat, making sure there’s no big lumps. Stir into the melted chocolate until everything is coated. Spoon into the cake cases and use a teaspoon to pat the nests into shape – you want a dip in the middle for the candy to nestle.

4 Place 3 Mini Eggs in each nest and chill in the fridge for about an hour until set.

(Recipe and image from Gin & Crumpets.)

Color Inspired: Springtime Shabby Chic

Now that spring has sprung, I can’t stop dreaming of beautiful pastels. I love how these sweet, soft colors can combine to create a whimsical palette, and love the idea of interpreting them into a more rustic, shabby chic theme. Looking a little unfinished and homemade seems even more romantic in these soft shades. Happy spring!!

References In Order of Appearance, Top to Bottom, Left to Right: 1. Southern Weddings 2. Belle 3. Style Me Pretty 4. The Drifter and the Gypsy 5. b.loved 6. Style Me Pretty 7. Green Wedding Shoes 8. Claire Pettibone 9. Design By Dainty 10. Style Me Pretty

Color Inspired: Shades of Purple

We’ve always been big fans of purple at Soirée! From deep plum to soft lavender, there are so many shades of purple that convey different moods and themes, and they’re all gorgeous! This week’s palette features the whole spectrum of shades to inspire you.

References in Order of Appearance, Top to Bottom, Left to Right: 1. Wedding Chicks 2. Brides Magazine 3. Swooned 4. Snippet & Ink 5 & 6. Green Wedding Shoes 7. Burnetts Boards 8. Magnolia Rouge 9. Swooned 10. Swooned

Color Inspired: Carnival Theme

Carnival themed weddings have become very popular lately, and we’re loving the trend! From the bright colors to the fun entertainment to the yummy food, carnival weddings are create a joyful event filled with fun and nostalgia. Carnival themes can be accomplished by involving one or all of the elements of your favorite carnival memories, and are sure to create a wedding your guests will never forget!

References in Order of Appearance, Top to Bottom, Left to Right: 1 & 2. Green Wedding Shoes 3. Conversation Pieces 4. The Lovely Find 5. Borrowed and Bleu 6. b.loved 7. Ruffled Blog 8. Whimsical Wonderland Weddings 9 & 10. Green Wedding Shoes

Elegant Woodsy Wedding Inspiration Shoot

 

For this inspiration shoot, we wanted to capture the beauty and romance of a woodsy wedding. Photos by Rebecca Hollis Photography perfectly expressed our vision and showcased the beautiful details and work of the talented vendors who were involved. We are also so excited that this shoot was featured on Elizabeth Anne Designs! Head over to their post to see more of the beautiful pictures.

 

 

Photography – Rebecca Hollis Photography

Rentals – the Attic | A Vintage Rental Company

Floral – Ashley Mitchell

Hair Stylist – Boom Swagger Salon

Gown – Claire La Faye

Stationery – Design by Katie

Linens –Design Events

Food – Le Petit Outre

Color Inspired: Sage and Muted Jade

This color palette was inspired by a rustic flower crown with lots of beautiful green leaves and white flowers. It was so simple, and the rich green really stood out to me. Lighter, more muted shades of green aren’t always considered for weddings, but when they are included, the bring a unique romance and softness to any palette.

References in Order of Appearance, Top to Bottom, Left to Right: 1. Wed Society 2. Floridian Weddings 3. Style Me Pretty 4. Green Wedding Shoes 5. Bridal Musings 6. Once Wed 7. Besotted Blog 8. Elizabeth Anne Designs 9. Snippet & Ink 10. One Wed

Color Inspired: Blush and Rose Gold

At the beginning of the year, our Color Trends for 2014 post featured some of our favorite colors for this year’s weddings, and this week, we felt inspired to combine two of them for a romantic rose gold and blush palette. This sweet combination can be the overall scheme for your wedding, or you can add pops of other fun hues for a funkier feel.

References in Order of Appearance, Top to Bottom, Left to Right: 1. Martha Stewart Weddings 2. Style Me Pretty 3 & 4. Wedding Chicks 5. Borrowed and Blue 6. Swooned 7. 100 Layer Cake 8. Snippet and Ink 9. The Lovely Find 10. Elizabeth Anne Designs

Color Inspired: Tangerine, Coral, Peach, and Blue

Until very recently, I had never been a big fan of the color orange. I never really understood how it could be paired with some of my favorite colors, so I mostly stayed away from it. Lately, though, I’ve been noticing lighter but still vibrant shades of orange mixed with bright coral and soft peach, and the combination is beautiful! Adding touches of bright blue rounds out this mix for a fun, fresh palette.

References in Order of Appearance, Top to Bottom, Left to Right: 1. Swooned 2. Green Wedding Shoes 3. Style Unveiled 4. The Pretty Blog 5. Grey Likes Weddings 6. SB Chic 7. Etsy 8. Green Wedding Shoes 9. Green Wedding Shoes 10. Style Me Pretty

Bridesmaid Style Inspiration Shoot

 

In my time at Soirée, I have had the opportunity to be a part of so many special projects. One of my favorites was the Bridesmaid Style Inspiration Shoot that we did last year, featuring some of the Summer Event Interns of Soirée, including myself! Ashlee, Colleen, Katherine, Katy and I had so much fun on this shoot getting to know each other and working with Ali, Jessica, and Mica Sansaver, the talented photographer who took these beautiful pictures! Seeing the different ways to style one’s bridesmaids was so fun, and plays in to one of my favorite aspects of weddings, the incorporation of personal style and touches to create a unique day. This sweet inspiration shoot was also featured in a post on Apple Brides!

 

Photography: Mica Sansaver Life Photography

Venue: Trezzi Farm

Accessories: Stella’s Design

Dresses: Storybook Bridal

Flowers: Just Roses Plus and aNeMonE

Make Up: Make Up Studio

Hair: Hilary from Jaazz and team

Cobalt Glass: The attic

Balloons: Party Palace

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