6 Ways to Use Pantone Greenery in Your Wedding

PANTONE Color of the Year 2017 Greenery Wedding inspiration by J'Adorn Designs Custom Jewelry

I’m taking a little break from making custom jewelry and modern bridal accessories today to talk about wedding inspiration!  If you follow me on Pinterest, you know that I love to curate wedding ideas based on styles, themes, and color palettes.  Today I want to show you a few ideas for incorporating Pantone’s Color of the Year for 2017 – Greenery! It’s a medium green that evokes the color of leaves at the height of spring.

1. Invitations & Stationery

Trendy wedding inspiration with pantone greenery, stationery by Third Clover Paper, photo by Red October Photography, curated by J'Adorn Designs custom jewelryPhoto by Red October Photography

Because Pantone Greenery is a brightly saturated color, I recommend using it as an accent rather than focal color in your stationery to maintain an elegant look. I particularly love this invitation suite from Third Clover Paper, which features a green envelope with matching vintage stamps. It’s a gorgeous complement to the classic ivory and gold invitation & RSVP card.

2. Bridesmaids’ Attire

Pantone Greenery Bridesmaid Dress Wedding Inspiration by J'Adorn Designs custom jewelryPhoto by L. Hewitt Photography

Another great way to add some Pantone Greenery color to your wedding day is with your bridesmaids’ dresses. You can dress all of your attendants in the same shade for a bold on-trend look. Or, if you prefer a less uniform look you may consider adding accent hues like mint and sage to bring depth and variety.

3. Bouquets & Florals

Pantone Greenery Bouquet Wedding Inspiration by J'Adorn Designs custom jewelryPhoto by Emily Katharine Photography

Bringing a touch of Pantone Greenery to your wedding through actual greenery may seem like a no-brainer, but I’d be remiss if I didn’t mention florals! Even if you’re a fluffy white peony enthusiast, you can easily add some lemon leaves or baby hydrangea to the mix for a touch of extra greenery. Trailing vines on a cascading bouquet are another trendy look that you may want to consider!

4. Wedding Garter

Pantone Greenery Wedding Garter by the Garter Girl, custom jewelry and wedding inspiration by J'Adorn DesignsPhoto by The Garter Girl

If you’re looking for a more subtle way to incorporate Pantone Greenery, consider using it as an accent color in your wedding garter. It’ll be hidden under your dress for most of the day, but it’ll look great in those detail photos from your photographer. You can even customize your garter with a bit of lace from your mom’s wedding dress or another meaningful garment if you order it from The Garter Girl!

5. Groom’s Attire

Pantone Greenery Groomswear Wedding Inspiration by J'Adorn Designs custom jewelryPhoto by Phil Chester

A green tuxedo or men’s suit is a non-traditional look to be sure. That said, I absolutely adore the look of this green suit from Asos! I can picture the perfect boho-chic wedding styled around this piece. Maybe the bride would wear a greenery crown and an eyelet dress with long, loose waves inspired by 1970s fashion. What do you think?

6. Earrings & Jewelry

Modern pearl earrings in ivory and green with gold metals, modern and custom jewelry by J'Adorn Designs

Adding Pantone Greenery to the design of your bridal accessories is another way to bring a bit of this trendy color to your wedding day. Whether you opt for a pair of pre-designed earrings like these ones from my shop or choose custom jewelry, you’ll have the added benefit of being able to wear your Pantone Greenery inspired accessories after your wedding day, too! Classic pearl earrings with modern styling pair perfectly with office attire and formal wear. They might just become your favorite piece of jewelry!

If you’re engaged and planning the color palette for your wedding, I want to hear what you think! Is Pantone Greenery on your radar or are you going for a different look? Would you try any of the examples from this post? Tell me what you think in the comments!

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The Best Bridal Accessories for Every Hairstyle

So, you’ve curated your dream wedding on Pinterest, selected your dress and had it fitted, and finally know how you’ll be wearing your hair.  You’re finally ready to accessorize! But if you’re not sure which type of bridal accessories will best complement your chosen ‘do, take heart – you are not alone!

As a bridal accessories designer, the most common question I encounter with my clients during our consultation is, “Which bridal accessory would look best with my hairstyle?” In the following blog post, I’ll be sharing my best advice for pairing the pieces I create with a variety of hairstyles, from low and loose to closely coiffed.

Wedding Hairstyle #1: The Low, Loose Updo

Bridal accessories guide: Low loose bridal updo with rose gold crystal hair vine

Best brdial accessories for every wedding hairstyle, by J'Adorn Designs

If you’re dreaming of soft curls swept back just-so with a few loose pieces framing your face, a strategically placed bridal comb or pin may be the perfect accent piece for you!

A freeform branch-style pin like the rose gold vine pictured above will mimic the organic feel of your loose updo for a more natural or bohemian style. Or, if you’d like to add a bit of structure to the look, you might opt for a tighter comb like the Amina from our collection.  A pair of drop earrings in the size of your choice (large for a statement or smaller to keep it simple) and a matching bracelet will complete your look!


Wedding Hairstyle #2: Short and Sweet

Best brdial accessories for every wedding hairstyle, by J'Adorn Designs

If you rock a short hairstyle, you might feel limited in your options for bridal hairstyles. But just because braids and buns are off the table doesn’t mean you have only one look to choose from!

An off-center birdcage veil is a personal favorite for close crops because it brings an unexpected vintage element to a very modern look. Another stunning option is to forego the hair accessory in favor of a dress with a bolder neckline, such as the beaded gown from Hitched Salon pictured above. Drop earrings of your choice will complete the look and you can even add a pair of second-piercing earrings to coordinate! Top it off with a bracelet and you’re ready for portraits.

Added bonus: You’ll never have to worry about your hair falling out of place while you dance the night away! 


Wedding Hairstyle #3: Half Up, Half Down

Best brdial accessories for every wedding hairstyle, by J'Adorn Designs

A popular style among boho brides, the half-up/half-down style offers a combination of the breezy, natural look achieved by wearing your hair down with a bit of structure that makes the perfect anchor for your favorite hair accessory.

Brides who choose this particular style will find that it’s easy to pull off a statement-sized hair piece. With this in mind, the accessory you choose should bring the “wow factor” – the crowning element of your ensemble. If you’re going for the boho look, a branch-style piece like our Lucille crystal comb works perfectly, along with a pair of matching druzy earrings to complete the nature-inspired design.


Wedding Hairstyle #4: The Formal Updo with a Veil

Best brdial accessories for every wedding hairstyle, by J'Adorn Designs

Perhaps you’re a more traditional bride who just can’t stop thinking about the fancy updo and long veil you dreamed of as a child. In this case, an extra accessory for your hair may be a bit overwhelming, if not just heavy to wear.

(Tip: You can always wear the veil for your ceremony and switch over to a comb or fascinator for the reception!) 

If your veil is the show-stopper accessory in your wedding ensemble, you’ll want your other accessories to complement it without overpowering. I love the way J’Adorn bride Olivia (pictured above) rounded out her look with a classic double-stranded pearl bracelet and a pair of small, sparkling drop earrings with a halo to match her engagement ring. It’s just the right amount of glamour!

Best brdial accessories for every wedding hairstyle, by J'Adorn Designs

Whatever look you ultimately choose, the most important factor to consider is what makes you feel the most beautiful and at ease in your own skin.  Your wedding day is a celebration of the love you’ve built with someone who knows and adores you. So, rather than trying to fit the particular “look” of a bride you want to emulate, think about what will best highlight who you already are inside.

My best advice when all is said and done is to remember that the most beautiful part of your wedding is the love you share with your spouse-to-be and the journey you’re embarking on together. Everything else just helps it sparkle. 

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