Valentine’s Day is just around the corner, which means we’re one romantic holiday away from the end of engagement season. Time flies when you’re in love! Now that you’re engaged, a long list of wedding tasks is calling. Whether you know your dream wedding plans or you’re starting from scratch, your first task is choosing a date. Then, order your Minted wedding stationery.
We partnered with our friends at Minted to help couples incorporate the 2021 Pantone Colors of the year into their wedding stationery. If you’re not familiar with Minted or Pantone weddings, read on to learn more. With Minted’s help, you can learn how to tastefully incorporate these colors into your wedding stationery.
Making The Colors Of 2021 Your Pantone Wedding Colors
Illuminating—a bright shade of yellow—and Ultimate Grey are the Pantone colors of 2021. An optimist nod to the year ahead, they can seem a bit off putting. If you weren’t dreaming of a sunflower or storm-cloud themed wedding, don’t sweat! There are endless opportunities to include these bright and optimistic colors into your wedding stationery.
Plus, utilizing one of these colors doesn’t mean you’re boxed in for your entire wedding. The perk of working with Minted’s independent designers means you can test out these colors and find thoughtful ways to incorporate them without making your entire wedding Pantone themed. However, if you want to host your wedding in these shades, we certainly won’t stop you. Instead, we’ll wait patiently to see your gorgeous wedding photos!
The End-To-End Minted Experience
When it comes to wedding stationery, our friends at Minted have an extensive catalogue of unique stationery designs created by a community of independent artists from around the world. Their ability to take designs across digital and physical products for your Pantone wedding stationery provides everything—from your wedding website, save the date cards, and even the postage—with a cohesive look and feel.
Luxury Meets Affordability In Minted Pantone Wedding Stationery
Working with a dedicated Minted designer provides you with access to luxurious printing and paper materials for your wedding stationery. After all, these are the pieces you’ll use to announce and celebrate your love—make the announcement in style. You’ll also have the opportunity to tweak it until you’re happy with it through unlimited rounds of customization.
Along with luxurious materials, the ability to sample any design, get personalized samples, and request a free sample kit makes couples feel like royalty. When the team at Minted says they want to ensure the announcements you’ll be sending out are cohesive with your wedding design, they really mean it.
Whether you’re leaning into the Pantone colors of the year or are looking for ways to incorporate these hopeful nods to the future, we know you’ll find what you’re looking for on their website. Get started crafting your dream wedding stationery on their website today.
Love is in the details, especially at this elegant Savannah wedding. By keeping it simple, minimalistic, and elegant, Kristin and Alex let the city where they fell in love do the talking. They added their own personal flair to their wedding by sharing a unique wedding favor—fresh local ground coffee bags to keep the party going.
Every inch of this wedding coordinated perfectly—the wedding invitations, the bridal bouquet, the green trees of Savannah, and the table decor. Savannah and Greg from Authentic Creative captured this beautiful ceremony so keep on scrolling to see minimalism at its finest!
Kristin and Alex
Ships of the Sea Maritime Museum in Savannah, Georgia
Simply Elegant Colors for this Maritime Museum Wedding
We used black and white with shades of grey for our color palette. This was honestly one of the hardest decisions to make because we do love color. Originally, we considered a bolder direction, but to achieve the timeless look we were going for the choice became obvious. We were able to get creative with some of the grey shades we used. And honestly, going with this color scheme ended up making a lot of other decisions much simpler.
Memorable First Looks and Teary Eyes
The most memorable part of the day was definitely the first look. It was filled with the biggest emotions of the day for us—it really doesn’t get any better than that feeling. Suddenly any lingering stress completely washed away and all that we felt was pure joy! I particularly loved seeing my older sister—and maid of honor— bawling her eyes out while our good friend and groomsmen offered her his handkerchief. Our photographers, Savannah and Greg, coordinated everything perfectly.
Personalized and DIY’d Wedding Touches
We DIY’d a good portion of our wedding. Utilizing our graphic design backgrounds, we designed our entire wedding suite—down to the map of Savannah with a list of all our favorite spots. We also designed all of our signs, built the frames, removed labels from 100 wine bottles for table decor (which was quite fun), created our own personalized coffee bags for wedding favors—the list goes on! We spent time on the projects because we wanted it all to look as professional as possible. It was worth it to us because we loved the time being creative and building the day together.
Wedding Advice from the Bride
Find inspiration and tips through other weddings but don’t compare. Now more than ever it is so easy to fall into the trap of trying to be the best bride with the most beautiful wedding. I’d encourage all couples to focus on the fact that you are marrying the person you love and this day is yours to create together, then it will be perfect!
I was unhappily married for 8 years and had 3 kids. About 6 months post-split, I started dating my ex-boyfriend from high school… the guy I had always loved and wanted to marry since I was 15. We’ve now lived together for over a year and a half, and have decided to get married (yay!)… But my dad and my older brother still don’t like him.
They don’t really have a reason, as my now fiance has tried over and over again to be friendly with them, he treats me wonderfully, and treats my kids as if they are his own. He has never been married and he doesn’t have kids.
When I called my dad to tell him about the engagement, he said “well, I’m not going to say anything because it doesn’t matter anyway.” My brother just replied with a text that said “OK”…
Do I ask them to come to the wedding, or no?
Whenever you’re confronted with a decision like this, it’s less about what you should do, and more about who you want to be. I hear you saying you value people who treat others wonderfully, who are friendly, who love generously… these are the qualities in your fiance that you’re recognizing as good, which means those are the qualities you value.
When face with challenging decisions, let your values guide you: if you wish your father and your brother would treat others wonderfully, be friendly, and love generously, then model that behavior. Invite them to the wedding. Let them know your relationships with them matter, and that you’d love to have them there. Be open to hearing their thoughts.
You might be frustrated with them, and wish they were treating you and your new relationship wonderfully, being more friendly, loving your fiance generously… but you can’t control them. You only have the agency to make choices that embody YOUR values, stuff like kindness, friendliness, and generosity.
So be kind, friendly, and generous with your family members… they may be having trouble catching up to where you’re at right now (it can take folks a while after a divorce, and that’s ok!) but if you want more kindness and generosity in your life, you have an opportunity to be that right now.
There isn’t a more romantic way to renew vows than in front of a towering waterfall backdrop. Alice and João’s romantic Peneda-Gerês national park elopement is the ultimate inspo for adventure lovers. From effortlessly elegant fashion to the celebratory champagne popping. Photographer Arte Magna captured the breathtaking views that made a hike—with backpacks filled with wedding gear—worth it.
Alice dressed her simple cream Plissê Atelier dress and minimalist gold jewelry with eye-catching sparkle pink boots. Her obsession with detail is an understatement. The moody fall-inspired bouquet, by florist La Vie En Rose, perfectly complemented the dark and earthy Peneda-Gerês National Park colors. Now get ready to lace up your hiking boots because these photos are sure to take you on an adventure.
We can’t get enough of the out-of-the-box elopements and micro weddings—Alice and João’s adventurous Peneda-Gerês National Park elopement included. We are grateful Arte Magna captured the day from the hike to the champagne celebrations and every cherished moment in between. If this elopement has you feeling inspired for your own nuptials, check out our ultimate elopement planning checklist to get started today.
There’s something about a new year that brings a sense of excitement and rejuvenation. This is especially true if your wedding plans were altered last year because of COVID-19. As the new year begins, so does a new round of wedding trends–everything from wedding dresses to florals to color palettes. If you’re including a bridal party in your wedding, bridesmaid dress trends should be at the top of your mind.
This year is going to be all about luxe fabrics, prints, and a wide variety of silhouettes–including jumpsuits! Depending on your wedding style and colors, choosing the right bridesmaid dresses will help tie your special day together for an effortlessly cohesive look.
Bridal jumpsuits have taken the fashion world by storm, so it’s no surprise that bridesmaid dresses are going to follow. Especially now that weddings have shifted into smaller, less formal affairs. Jumpsuits are ideal for everything from courthouse ceremonies, backyard weddings, and micro wedding “I dos.” And don’t worry about limited color options. More and more designers, including BHLDN, Hayley Paige, and Dessy, are adding bridesmaid jumpsuits to their line up.
We’ve seen mismatched colors in bridesmaid outfits for a couple of years now, but in 2021 it’s all about mixing textures, especially velvet and satin. Satin is definitely going to be the star of the show this year, but pair it with velvets and other luxe fabrics for an eclectic and romantic look. To ensure this look is put together flawlessly, aim for dresses within the same color family.
As mentioned earlier, weddings have taken on a more casual appearance and with that comes more laidback bridal party fashion. Midi length dresses, especially in satin fabric, are going to be a hot commodity. Perfect for spring and summer weddings, the midi dress offers a chic, put-together look. Don’t forget the most important accessory with midi length dresses—their shoes that will be showing.
If you’ve been following Junebug for a while, then you may already know that the terracotta color palette is already a hot trend. This earthy palette has replaced blushes and golds for couples looking for a more natural feel. When shopping, think about the colors like dark orange, rust, cinnamon, etc. The best parts? Because of the brown undertones, these colors look good on every skin tone and they’re extremely easy to mix and match.
As we see pastels like blush fade, pastel green is going to become big for those that still want the soft, delicate look. For spring and summer, opt for moss green or sage. If you still like the idea of having blush or pale pink on your special day, using it as an accent with the pastel green will make your wedding a springtime fairytale.
Once we shift into fall and winter, choose darker, richer greens such as emerald or olive. Companies like BHLDN, Jenny Yoo, and Show Me Your Mumu have lovely options in the soft green color range.
Light blue will also be a welcomed change of pace from the pastel pinks and golds. Don’t think baby blue, but rather a dusty blue. You may also see this referred to as slate blue. This shade is beautiful for summer or oceanside weddings. In the fall and winter, if you want to darken the color palette, look for navy or midnight blue. This deep shade looks stunning in velvet fabrics.
While this may not seem like an obvious trend, Pantone has listed vibrant yellow as one of its colors of the year. It’s going to pop up. Whether you’re going to incorporate Pantone’s bright yellow as one of your bridal party colors or you’re going to use it as a smaller accent, yellow is definitely making an appearance this year.
If the idea of having yellow bridesmaid dresses does not sound appealing to you, consider yellow floral printed dresses or opt for a darker, mustard tone.
This is another trend that we have already begun to see pop up, and it’s going to be extremely popular this spring and summer. Bring out your personality and add a bit of whimsy to your wedding with prints. Florals are idyllic for a romantic spring affair, but you can also choose wild prints such as leopard for a more modern approach.