And the 2013 Color of the Year is….

When I think of wedding colors, I think of shades of pink, plummy purple, and elegant black and white.  I would have never thought that emerald green would be the wedding color for 2013?!   I have discovered that emerald green adds a beautiful touch to any wedding ceremony or reception.   Couples are using emerald green since it complements any skin type and goes with hazel, brown, blue and green eyes.  With many couples “going green” for their celebrations, why not choose an emerald green theme.

Here are some ideas on how to incorporate emerald green into your wedding:

~ Bathe the reception with green by having the bridesmaids dresses in this vibrant color.  Adding matching shoes and accessories will add that extra special touch.

Bridesmaid Dresses Available at Wedding Shoppe, Inc.

Bridesmaid Dresses Available at Wedding Shoppe, Inc.

~ Add a sash to your wedding dress with some emerald green bling and tie it together with the groom’s bow tie to match.

Sash Available from TulleCabaret

Sash Available from TulleCabaret

~ Emerald green flowers will bright up any bouquet or even the groom’s boutonniere.  Green foilage will make the “white” flowers pop!


Bouquet by Cherry Blossom Floral Designs, San Diego, CA.

Photos from the Knot by Edyta Szyszlo Photography, Boutonniere by Passiflora Designs

Photos from the Knot by Edyta Szyszlo Photography, Boutonniere by Passiflora Designs

~ Add a hint of green to your wedding cake with an emerald green scroll or chevron stripes, or how about a monogrammed cake-topper in emerald green jewels for couples who love bling!

Cake Topper by Toppers with Glitz

~ Use table clothes and place settings and cloth napkins with a hint of emerald green.  Layering them will add some color to the banquet room.
– Or, how about centerpieces with either emerald green candles, or bay leaves for a decorative and colorful touch.


Photo and Design Idea from Parisian Party

– Wedding favors come in all shapes and sizes, but a personalized bottle label or candy bar wrapper from Favorite Announcements with an emerald green text and/or border will brighten up any reception table.


Personalized Peacock Bottle Label Available from Favorite Announcements



Personalized Chevron themed Hershey’s Candy Bar Wrapper available from Favorite Announcements

For a winter wedding, incorporate other deep tones, and for a lighter spring/summer event, pair it with crème or ivory.  The color reminds many of us of the Wizard of Oz and by incorporating emerald green into your celebration we know you will feel the magic too.

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