by D Weddings
Beyond the dress and the venue, your palette is one of the most important wedding decisions you’ll make. Local wedding designers whip up a few seasonal color combinations that are sure to inspire.
Deep gray olive and light pink; copper, gold, and deep green; gold and silver, and white mixed together.
–Todd Fiscus, Todd Events
Jewel tones, emeralds, and amethyst.
–Marsha Ballard French, Weddings by StarDust
Soft grey, nude or creams, and sage green.
–Lottie Fowler, Grit + Gold
For fall, a variety of rich wine colors; and for winter, clean whites with accents of dusty blue-gray and blush.
–Nathan Johnson, GRO Designs
The Rules Of Rentals
Want the biggest bang for your buck? Experts give their opinions on the definitive statement pieces for any style reception.
You can really make a statement with lounge furniture and create a different vibe around the dance floor. –Marsha Ballard French, Weddings by StarDust
Dining chairs! Some of my favorite designs came together because of interesting, mismatched dining chairs. They really make a statement. –Rachel Burt, As You Wish Weddings and Events
I can’t pick one. I think it’s a carefully designed and curated look over all. None of these carry more weight than another. It’s about the design, not the item. –Todd Fiscus, Todd Events
Lounge furniture—we love to add soft seating vignettes to our brides’ weddings. It makes the space more inviting and personal. –Lucy Diaz-Flores, Bella Flora of Dallas
Custom draping in custom colors—and unique ways of hanging them. –Jordan Payne, Jordan Payne Events
China or anything that adds a pop of color, such as a colored glass. –Medora Smith, P.O.S.H. Couture Rentals
Dining chairs make the biggest impact to the overall decor. If you have lovely dining chairs that fit your aesthetic, you can get away with basic linens and china. However, the opposite isn’t true. If you invest in stunning linens and china but the chairs are an eyesore. They will detract from everything else in the room. –Meggie Francisco, Meggie Francisco Events
If you thought spring and summer had all the floral fun, think again. Here, local floral designers and planners deliver their crop of favorite fall and winter stems.
We continue to get new varieties of garden roses that blow me away. Sweet pea, ranunculus, and peonies are also winter stunners. –Rachel Omundson, Three Branches Floral
Hellebores and bougainvillea. –Lottie Fowler, Grit + Gold
For fall, Dutch Dinner Plate dahlias; in the winter, Dutch peonies. –Nathan Johnson, GRO Floral Event & Design
I love dahlias, winter peonies, hellebore, anemones, lilac clematis, parrot tulips, and sweet pea. –Maxine Owens, The Southern Table
Dahlia, andromeda, and coleus. –Alicia Rico, Bows + Arrows
We always love ranunculus, and they come in a variety of color palettes. In the winter, the deep wine tones are our favorite. –Lucy Diaz-Flores, Bella Flora of Dallas
Snow berry, anemone, maple foliage, combo and ochre roses, French tulips, and blood and coral peonies in November. –Todd Fiscus, Todd Events
I’m a sucker for garden roses, lily of the valley, and anemones. –Jordan Payne, Jordan Payne Events
Best in Throw
“A beautiful, classic all-white bouquet to compliment the bride’s gown, hand-tied with an ivory satin ribbon.” –Lucy Diaz-Flores, Bella Flora of Dallas
“Gardenique—the look is loose, romantic, cascading, and fresh picked!” –Alicia Rico, Bows + Arrows
“I really love a slightly cascading bouquet. It’s romantic and natural without being overbearing.” –Rachel Omundson, Three Branches Floral