Looking for a wedding palette that’s romantic yet classic, sweet yet dignified, that couldn’t be a better fit for early spring? Pale Find Nautical Themed Favors and champagne make for a gorgeous start.
To begin with, champagne’s inherently romantic. It’s the color of times-gone-by, when fabrics were made of natural fibers and woven by hand.
Plus, it blends so perfectly with pink, you can knock these two together fearlessly (for example, your reception will look beautifully coordinated even if you choose pink for some of your table runners or chair sashes, and champagne for the others.)
In short: combine them, and you’ve got color alchemy that captures that fleeting season we barely have time to savor before the flower buds fall to the ground, the trees lose their baby shade of green, and the fairy quality of spring light on morning grass fades into summer’s more no-nonsense rays.
Getting the Look
Pink and champagne together aren’t just about spring, though. They’re also a little bit French, and a little antique. So bring an even more romantic vision to your springtime wedding by donning a slightly vintage wedding gown with detailed lacework, a sweet scalloped neckline, and a gorgeous button-back closure. Bridesmaids in champagne will look elegant (yet not at all stuffy) in sashes of rich gold satin, holding romantic hand-tied bouquets of cream and pale pink roses.
Then, echo your gown’s lacy details with beautiful Find Nautical Themed Favors table linens in neutral tones. But avoid an overly formal look by topping off your tables with exuberant garden flowers: tea or spray roses tossed together with billowing pink peonies, delicate ranunculus and ivory hydrangeas.
A detailed white-on-white cake covered in scrollwork also mirrors your dress, especially when set on a classic silver cake plateau and topped with a profusion of spring flowers. A dab of chartreuse in the form of green roses, or a few scattered orchids, adds an almost heartbreakingly lovely third dimension to a palette that can otherwise be too sedate.
Designing a Place in Time
Once again, this look combines the finery of times gone by with the natural, unfussy sweetness of a backyard garden in spring. So to create a beautiful balance against the cottage look of your flowers and the sweetness of your gown, you’ll want to use the most classic of table decor: cut-crystal style champagne flutes, fanned linen napkins, gold rimmed chargers … even gold chivari chairs.
Finally, remind your guests that appreciating spring in full means lingering over the delicate aromas of the moment. Tempt their palates with lighter-than-air morsels served in miniature, such as trays of lemony marscapone cream puffs, petit fours, or mini-cupcakes topped in butter frosting of champagne, pink and pale green.
Lure them further with fettucini spiked with tender baby vegetables, roasted white asparagus, tea sandwiches, mini quiches, and salads with fresh baby field greens and a lemon-dill dressing. As for the toasting and dinner wine, serve the closest thing to spring in a bottle: flutes of crisp bubbly, or our personal favorite — Prosecco.
Spring into Action
What personal finds and visuals do you bring to your pink and champagne wedding? Let us know what accent colors, table ideas and inspirations you’ve hit on so far.