Spring is here at last. ♥
I am thrilled to see the weather gradually changing. I can hardly wait until the lazy sprawl of heat, fun, and maybe even occasional sunshine here in Portland. Outdoor weddings are going to flourish, and what better opportunity to reach out for inspiration for your upcoming nuptials? So to encourage any brides-to-be, I have a little treat. Another color comparison between our linens and dresses by David’s Bridal.
The last color we examined next to ours was David’s Bridal Malibu, which is almost identical to our Caribbean, a beautiful, prominent color that does really well in the spotlight of your ceremony. It’s all beach and glamour, and warm weather appropriate. Today, however, I am going to tell you about a softer shade that can be subtle or prominent at your discretion. We call ours Sage, while David’s Bridal has named their tone Meadow. As both names imply, this color is the soft almost ashy undertone whispering through an untouched verdant wonderland where spiders spin soft white silk and deer graze the lush green foliage and everything is serene and sweet.
When I imagine sage, I think of a pale green with a soft opalescent shimmer that borders on a dusting of silver on top, with almost an antique look. David’s Bridal’s Meadow and our Sage both capture the gentleness of this shade gorgeously. They are both reminiscent of a cool breeze on a warm spring day. And the best part – I cannot find a color that does not complement these hues (except fire-engine red, but it isn’t impossible, just a little heavy). It’s pleasantly gender-neutral so you can deck out your bridesmaids and groomsmen both in this luxurious tint and be pleased with the result.
Our sage pairs almost perfectly with David’s Bridal’s meadow. Their vintage look is slightly milder, but I think they make an amazing match. A satin sage tablecloth paired with a sage organza overlay for soft sheerness, or with a satin runner to bring out your other secondary colors will emphasize your gowns and dazzle your guests. If you’re concerned, make sure to order a swatch from your dress maker and your favorite linens provider. And while you wait for your samples, check out the inspiration board I tossed together below to see how our palettes and even products look next to one another, and some great color scheme ideas from real use. And don’t forget – the hottest color this year was just chosen by Pantone as Emerald. For fans, emerald and sage together make such a gorgeous complement it’s almost mind-blowing.
Sage really does have endless opportunities. You can play up any season by using complementary colors -– sage, pink, coral and pale yellow for spring. Gold, chocolate and burnt orange with a little sage mixed in for autumn. For winter, complement generous amounts of sage and white, with some emphasis on silver, chocolate, or even burgundy. Summer needs lushness and warmth, so try yellow, Caribbean and sage, reminiscent of sunlight and the ocean. Paired with metallic colors or with neutral browns and muted creams creates a perfect blend for an antiqued or woodland theme. Sage doesn’t compete against floral fixtures either, because it is a undercurrent in most flowers, and so will just enhance the natural beauty. Even a traditional black and white wedding could be boosted with a hint of sage for an ultra chic color complement.
But what are your favorite colors? Tell us what colors you want for your wedding – or give advice on other combinations with our sage.
We’d love to hear from you!
1 – Linen Tablecloth’s Sage Linens, Source: flowersbycina.com via AllOccasionsGiftware.com on Pinterest • 2 – Dress by David’s Bridal, Source: Alex on Pinterest • 3 – Meadow Dress by David’s Bridal, Source: Heather on Pinterest • 4 – Cupcakes in Sage and Fuchsia, Source: partymotif.com via Melissa on Pinterest • 5 – Garter in Eggplant and Sage, Source: kaboodle.com via Pam on Pinterest • 6 – Wine Placeholder with Dusty Rose, Chocolate, Ivory and Sage Accents, Source: blovedweddings.com via Jessica on Pinterest • 7 – Brown Cake with Sage and White, Source: cakesdecor.com via Jasmine on Pinterest • 8 – Floral Boutonnière, Source: Allie on Pinterest • 9 – Invitation with Sage, Ivory, Baby Blue and Teal, Source: thehappyenvelope.com via Genny on Pinterest • 10 – Bouquet in Sage, Marigold and Dark Green, Source: Laurel Munro Floral Design on Pinterest