Using Your Astrological Sign to Pick Wedding Colors

Picking your wedding colors can be a confusing task. Do you go with the latest trends? Do you stick with a traditional color combo like black, white, and red? Do you pick wedding colors based  on the date of your wedding?  The possibilities are really endless, and for a DIY bride, can be quite overwhelming.

Today, I want to throw another idea out there:  how about picking your wedding colors based on your astrological sign? I thought this was a fun new way to simplify this task. If you’ve already picked your wedding colors, scroll down and find your sign. Wouldn’t it be crazy if you picked the colors I recommend? I’m definitely not a fortune teller, but I think I just might be spot on with this. ;)

Aries – You’re fiery, energetic, and passionate. Incorporate red on your wedding day to bring out your best qualities. If you want to be bold, do red table linens, red bridesmaid dresses, and red decor. If you just want to keep it simple, use the traditional black, white, and red color combo.

Red Wedding

Taurus – You have a soothing and serene personality, so chances are, you’re not a bridezilla. An earthy, natural green wedding would be perfect for you and your down to earth tendencies.

Green Wedding

Gemini – You are ball full of warm, positive energy. You might not be a bridezilla, but you know what you want. Yellow is bright and features your cheery disposition, but is also bold and stands out, just like you.

Yellow Wedding

Cancer – You’re classy and sophisticated. You don’t make quick decisions, you just let a team of people do the busywork and wedding planning. Silver and white are the perfect colors for your wedding day.

Silver Wedding

Virgo – You love surrounding yourself with earthy tones, it makes you feel at home and in touch with nature. Incorporate a mixture of chocolate browns, beiges, and creams into your wedding decor.

Brown Wedding

Leo – You are powerful, and love to run the show. Sometimes, you feel like you were born in the wrong era, and should be sitting on Cleopatra’s throne. Metallic gold is the perfect wedding color for your big day. Pair it with jewel tones to complete the look.

Gold Wedding

Libra – Lady Libra, you love your blues. Instead of wearing a black blazer, you commonly rock navy blue. Incorporate this color into your wedding day, possibly using a nautical theme.

Navy Blue Wedding

Scorpio – Your power colors are red and black. Play up your eyes on your big day with a smokey look, and add touches of crimson or blood red to your wedding decor.

Red Black Wedding

Sagittarius – Your love drama, and rich purples and saturated blues will suit you perfectly. This sign could really rock a peacock colored wedding.

Peacock Wedding

Capricorn – You prefer traditional over exotic, and like to stick with earthy tones such as burgundy, burnt orange, and sage.

Earth Wedding

Aquarius – You love to daydream and use your imagination. Turquoise, ocean blues, and corals would be a perfect reflection of you on your wedding day.

Blue Wedding

Pisces – You are partial to romantic pastels, which suit your soft, yet colorful nature. I recommend using lavender or mint, those will highlight your personality best.

Pastel Wedding

 

 

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Top 5 Spring Runway Trends Also Seen in Wedding Decor

NY Fashion week is over, did you catch some of the latest runway trends? I personally eat, sleep, and breathe fashion. I love following my favorite designers on Instagram, and seeing what beautiful creations they’re going to make next. While working for Afloral.com, I also noticed some huge similarities between fashion trends and wedding trends.

This season, here are the ones that stuck out to me the most.

Pretty Pastels

From lavender to mint, Spring Fashion week brought many soft hues. You can also see this trend transition over to the popular vintage wedding trend, with similarly colored bouquets and wedding decor.

Spring 2014 Pastels from Glamour.com

Spring 2014 Pastels from Glamour.com

 

Lavender Pomander Ball from Afloral.com

Lavender Pomander Ball from Afloral.com

Tea Length Frocks

Designers take tea length skirts a step further, and turn them into tea length wedding dresses. I love this look, it’s absolutely perfect for a retro wedding.

Tea Length Frocks from Glamour.com

Tea Length Frocks from Glamour.com

Tea Length Wedding Dress from GlamBistro.com

Tea Length Wedding Dress from GlamBistro.com

 

Stripes Galore

These striped pants are going to be one of the hottest bottoms this season. I love how this striped trend transitions over to bouquet wrap, giving your wedding bouquet a trendy twist.

Striped Pants from Glamour.com

Striped Pants from Glamour.com

Black and White Ribbon from Afloral.com

Black and White Ribbon from Afloral.com

 

Orange is the New Black

Although I’m personally not a huge fan of orange (it does nothing for my complexion), I can see that orange frocks and orange wedding flowers will be equally as popular this season.

Orange Spring Wedding from Elle.com

Orange Spring Wedding from Elle.com

The Ever Popular Orchid

Pantone named the Color of the Year Radiant Orchid, and I absolutely love how this vibrant hue has transitioned over to wedding bouquets and wedding decor.

Orchid Wedding from BecomeGorgeous.com and SensationalSoirees.com

Orchid Wedding from BecomeGorgeous.com and SensationalSoirees.com

 

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Better Than The Real Thing! Five Reasons Why Silk Flowers Beat Fresh in 2014

When you hear the word “silk flowers“, what comes to mind? Before I started working for Afloral.com, I pictured dull, fake, plastic looking stems with a flimsy flower on top. Definitely not lifelike, and totally not something I would want at my wedding.

But then, everything changed. I was introduced to the gorgeous, “not your Grandma’s” silk flowers at Afloral.com. One of the first beauties I ran across was the breathtaking Sophia Rose. Not to be a drama queen, but this stem took my breath away.

Red Rose Wedding Table Centerpiece

Learn how to make this gorgeous wedding table centerpiece at Afloral.com.

 

How stunning is that! Those silk roses make absolutely gorgeous wedding table centerpieces, don’t you agree? So let me get right to it. I am fully prepared to back all of these reasons, so if you have any questions, or disagree, please share your thoughts below in the comments.

1. Silk flowers are more affordable than fresh flowers.

It’s 2014, ladies. There is absolutely no reason why you should be spending $2,500 on your wedding flowers. It’s time to be stylish and  savvy.

2. Silk flowers are a lasting keepsake, while fresh flowers last less than a week.

Now you can keep your bridal bouquet as a lovely reminder of your special day, instead of watching it quickly wilt and die.

3. Silk flowers offer many more color and style options.

What if your wedding colors are mint and gold, and your favorite flower is a rose? With the endless amount of silk flower options, you can make this vision a reality.

4. Silk flowers are hassle free and no fuss.

Wedding prep is stressful enough. Who wants to spend their big day making flower food and wrapping fresh stems in wet paper towels?

5. Silk flower arrangements can be prepared months in advance.

Now you can check wedding flowers off your list months in advance. Prepare your silk flower arrangements three months before your big day, and no one will know but you!

If these reasons don’t convince you that silk flowers really are better than fresh, I don’t know what will. Choose fresh flowers, and you will spend more, fuss more, and probably collect a few grey hairs along the way. {Yes, it’s true!} Choose silk flowers and you will be breathing easy on your big day.

Happy planning, you savvy stylish bride you!

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Melody’s Red, Green, and Brown Wedding Inspiration Board

Melody writes:
“My wedding will be in the fall next year and I don’t know what to do! I like the idea of doing chocolate brown but can’t decide if I should use peach, sage green, or red. The girls will be in dark brown cocktail dresses, and the boys in brown sweater vests/sweaters with striped shirts and dark brown pants. My fiance will wear an actual suit in light brown. I want to use herbs if I go peach or green, or wheat and poppies if I do red. I just don’t know what to do with the colors and the time of year. any ideas? Thanks.”

Melody, I created your inspiration board with both color palettes you are interested in. Unfortunately, we don’t have all the exact products in the colors you are looking for, so I substituted — this will at least help you to see the colors together. Personally, I love the red and brown color palette! Using red poppies and brown gerbera daisies or hydrangeas (or both) accenting with wheat and wrapping a brown chiffon ribbon around the bouquet stems. It will give the bouquets a fall feel and still be so romantic! I hope this helps give you some ideas.

Items used to create Melody’s Red, Green, and Brown Wedding Inspiration Board from Afloral.com (clockwise starting at top left):

Peach Spider Gerbera Daisy, Green Mustard Eucalyptus, Green Berry Spray, Brown Silk Blend Hydrangea, Blackbeard Wheat, Natural Raffia, Red Open Rose, Flame Poppy, Brown Gerbera Daisy.

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