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Emerald and Champagne Wedding Ideas

St. Patrick’s Day is creeping closer and closer, so we thought it would be the perfect time to share some Pantone inspiration! Emerald and the Irish tradition go hand in hand, and Sugar Branch Events filled this styled shoot to the brim with glitter, champagne, Irish coffees, and sequins! Thanks to CHARD Photographer for sharing your images with us!

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From the stylists, Lindsay and Britt of Sugar Branch Events: Every year, we get extremely giddy about the release of the Pantone color of the year! We anxiously await to see what chosen color is going to dictate the wedding and fashion industry trends for the year ahead AND because it means we get to create a styled shoot based on the inspiration of that color (it’s our little tradition). 2013′s Pantone color of the year did not disappoint. We kept it mild, adding pops of emerald here and there, while blending it with lush golds, blushes, ivories and a hint of tangerine to keep it on the classy and sophisticated side. And glitter. We love glitter!


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We wanted to make “Emerald” something that brides could really see incorporating into their wedding details. We didn’t go over-the-top “Emerald City” with this shoot because we didn’t feel that realistically many brides would actually want to have a completely Emerald green wedding. That’s why, by adding pops of Emerald such as the ombre Emerald paper goods, invitation suite, napkins, a sparkly bridesmaid dress and ribbon backdrop, we could feature the color in a soft and modern way. Blushes, golds, and ivory are really popular colors now, so why not soften the bold emerald with some always classic and sophisticated tones.


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We added a secret board on Pinterest and invited all our vendors to be a part of the board! This was a great way for all of us to highlight our inspiration and develop ideas! We wanted brides with all different budgets to take away some inspiration from the shoot. We incorporated a few DIY projects for the crafty brides like the gold and glitter dipped wine and champagne glasses, ribbon backdrop, and latte bar. We also kept a beautiful level of sophistication with the table scape, sequin table runner, chargers, floating candles and floral centerpieces for the more discerning bride.


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Shoot Location: Irvine, CA / Floral and Event Design, Coordination: Sugar Branch Events / Photographer: CHARD Photographer / Event Venue: Private Estate / Wedding Dress: Essence of Australia via Blush Bridal Couture / Wedding Shoes: Jimmy Choo / Hair: Kenzy Ward of Studio 53 / Makeup: Dani Lang (949.836.2659) / Bridesmaids’ Dress: French Connection / Bridesmaids’ Shoes: Christian Louboutin / Wedding Cake and Desserts: Pop Culture Desserts / Table Linens and Napkins: La Tavola Linens / Chiavari Chairs, Chair Pads, Chargers: Chiavari Chair Rentals / Wedding Invitations and Paper Goods: KM Paperie

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