Color Palettes: Pantone's 2015 Color of the Year, Marsala! {part 1}

Color Palettes:  Pantone's 2015 Color of the Year, Marsala! {part 1}

When I saw that Pantone had chosen their color of the year for 2015 to be Marsala, my mind instantly started swirling with ideas.  There are SO many different color palettes that you can create using this color, and every single one of them screams romance.  It may look like a bit of a rust red color, but I chose to use it as an inspirational color and design a few inspiration boards using the color hues in this color, incorporating the deep berry reds that are also in this color family, with burgundy, aubergine, maroons, and created a few different boards for you to use as inspiration for your wedding, if you'd like to incorporate this color!

Seersucker Wedding { Wedding Inspiration }

Seersucker Wedding  { Wedding Inspiration }

For a fun and fabulous insiprational wedding blog post today, I knew that I just had to post about this simple Southern beauty of fabric - seersucker.  It is actually National Seersucker Day today too!  (isn't it fantastic that it has it's own holiday??)

I love this fabric and think that it is such a fun texture element to add into your wedding.  And, if you are looking for a way to add a little bit more prep into your wedding day, this may be just your answer!

{ Celebrity Wedding } "The Bachelor" Sean and Catherine Wed!

{ Celebrity Wedding } "The Bachelor" Sean and Catherine Wed!

I have to admit it.  I am a complete sucker for The Bachelor.  I wouldn't go so far as to call myself part of "The Bachelor Nation", but every year, I try to tell myself that I don't need to watch the show, (much voiced by my husband, who is definitely not a fan), but then, every year I get totally tangled back up into the unrealistic beautiful fairytale that is The Bachelor and The Bachelorette. (and I think that Sean and Catherine may be my favorite couple from that show yet.)

The Naked Cake { Wedding Trend }

wedding inspiration - the naked cake - grace and serendipity

Happy Wedding Wednesday everyone!  Starting this year, I actually have a blog schedule written for the year which consists of so much more variety than this blog has had in the past.  AND, this morning, we are starting with a trend that I am starting to hear about more and more when it comes to wedding cakes.  I think it's perhaps because brides are always looking for something that's different in their eyes than what everyone else has done - but this is a trend that I think has real staying power potential.

The Naked Cake.

When you hear that, what comes to mind?  It's funny, because I actually had to think about it for a while myself - but when I got online to google it (yes, I really did that), I saw a photo of one that was really unique and I was immediately intrigued.  This one to the left that Style Me Pretty has on their site immediately made me swoon.

This is something that can look so pretty - as long as it is done well.  Can you imagine how much work goes into one of these?  I personally love the look of the one to the left, but also the ones in the collage below.  So simple, but so pretty.  With a few flowers placed just right and some masterful icing adjusting between the layers, perhaps adding a dash of powdered sugar, and your wedding cake is ready to go.   I love the versatility that you can have with these.  Especially the fact that guests can actually see the flavors that the cake will be - no more guessing and wondering, because it is right there for you to see.

wedding inspiration - the naked cake - grace and serendipity

Featured Image Source + Collage of Images:  1, 2, 3, 4, 5

What are your thoughts on the naked wedding cake?  Is it a trend that you will try at your own wedding, or hope to see at one where you will be a guest?  Or are you wanting to stay with the more traditional wedding cake?  I'd love to hear what you think on this one!

(and if you want to see more of these beauties, along with other wedding cakes, check out my Pinterest board here!)

Happy Planning!