Set the tone
The first glimpse that your guests get of your nuptials comes from your wedding invitations. These bold and bright Lives Shared invites hit the spot with their neon pinks and oranges. The hues are drastically different, but coordinate perfectly to produce stand-out stationery. I also love the unique wording on this invitation. It reads “Because you have shared in their lives, Noah and Rachel [insert your own names] happily invite you to their wedding ceremony.”
Craft bright cocktails
Are you and your spouse-to-be choosing to create your own signature cocktail? If so, you can brighten up your reception with brilliant beverages. Here are a few for inspiration:
Sherry blossom: Blend together 1/4 ounce of Maraschino juice, 1 ounce of fresh lime juice, 1.5 ounces of tequila and 1 ounce of Patron Citronge Orange liqueur. Garnish with a colorful rose petal.
Blood orange mojito: Mix eight mint leaves with 2 tablespoons of sugar and the juice from half of a lime. Then add the juice from half of a blood orange along with 1 to 2 ounces of white rum, 1/2 cup of crushed ice and 1/2 cup club soda. Garnish the side of the glass with the remaining half of the blood orange and a mint leaf.
Top off your cake
Create a striking contrast by topping your white wedding cake with a bouquet of vibrant flowers (check with your baker to figure out which flowers are safe to consume). If you’re looking for a confection with a bit more color, ask your baker to create an ombre design of neon hues that gradually change with each tasty tier.
Color your tables
Let flowers and vases do all the work when it comes to your reception tables. For an eclectic and colorful display, arrange vases of different sizes and hues, and fill them with blooms of varying shades and styles. The height and color difference helps create dimension and lots of personality throughout your reception space.
As for the chairs at your receptions, choose simple white chair frames with a punch of colorful seat cushions. This simple detail makes a big impact.
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Photo Credit: Table Setting: A Styled Fete via Hostess with the Mostess, Bouquet: Candy Capco Photography via Style Me Pretty, Groom’s Socks: Nicole Berrett Photography via Green Wedding Shoes, Wedding Cake: Amanda Watson via Ruffled, Macarons: A Styled Fete via Hostess with the Mostess, Garland: Amanda Watson via Ruffled