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Elegant Emerald: Sparkly Inspiration for Your Wedding

Emerald ribbon favor box

Emerald—not only is it the trendy color for 2013 weddings, but it’s also the birthstone for May! So, if you’re planning a wedding around this sparkly and glamorous color, this inspiration post provides gorgeous ways to apply this deep, elegant green—from your wedding dress (if you dare!) to your table settings to your favors. You may just be convinced. Come take a look!

So Chic & Elegant is Emerald!

Emerald inspiration board from Bellenza

1 – Your favor packaging provides the perfect opportunity to bring in the green. This custom floral favor box in emerald green, gold, and ivory is one lovely example. Spotted at etsy shop Lillywiggins, it shows you how stylish ribbons and embellishments can work wonders! (Note: this exact item is no longer available, but do check their current listing.)

2 – Would you take the plunge and go for an emerald-colored wedding dress? Well, this fabulous Monique Lhuillier gown in Pantone’s color of the year headlines the post on 2013 wedding trends by Fearon May Events (along with 10 other predictions). Now, that would make one bold wedding statement!

3 – So simple yet stunningly elegant! This exquisite wedding cake features a chic gold and emerald green color combination decorated with florals. Love the gold emblem of hearts adorning the top layer. Image via Style Me Pretty. Photography by Love by Serena.

4 – What could be more romantic than a St.Paddy’s day wedding celebration with all the Irish trimmings! We just love this styled shoot from Green Wedding Shoes. This gorgeous venue is actually at the Richard Nixon library in Yorba Linda. Amazing how this place was transformed with emerald art deco elements!

5 – To add a crisp contrast to an emerald green bridal gown, we thought that white callas would be the perfect choice—bringing a fresh look to the palette. This sophisticated piece features a simple brown ribbon band accented with sparkly gems. Found via Pinterest and made by Bride in Bloom Weddings.

6 – If you opt for an ivory dress, your bridal accessories can ‘go green’! This gemstone necklace from the etsy shop Liv Bridal combines deep green, pale aqua and turquoise for a truly stunning effect. So lovely how the gold-filled chain is dotted with stones, and then extends down to a sparkling green amethyst topped with more tiny gems.

7 – Your invitations will definitely be striking in emerald. Just look at this exotic example from Ananya Cards—part of a post predicting trends in wedding stationery for 2013. ‘Cool and serene’ or ‘majestic and mesmerizing’ is how the site describes this color choice. You could opt to use it as the main color or in selected design accents on your entire wedding stationery suite.

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  1. Stunning display. Love your invitation!

  2. OMG that is the first I have seen emerald green for a wedding, I bet this color is destined to trickle down to decorating!


  3. Love this!!!!!!!!!!!!!1

  4. Hi Felicia! Yes, isn’t emerald such a striking color? The invitation is by @Ananya Cards. 🙂

  5. Hi Carol! Since Pantone declared emerald as Color of the Year for 2013, stylists have been coming up with inspiration for using it at weddings. Now it remains to be seen if real couples will actually do so. Striking, though, isn’t it?

  6. Hi there, Amy! So nice of you to stop by. 🙂

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