GSS Wedding Inspiration Board :: Blush & Chocolate

Happy Monday, Lovelies!  It’s back to the grind… We hope you had a great weekend.  We thought this Blush Pink and Chocolate Brown inspiration board would be a sweet start to your week.  We just love pairing dark, rich colors with soft and subtle colors!  This board is perfect for any time of the year and just oozes romance and class!  Enjoy!

Blush and Chocolate Wedding Invitation:  Momental Designs

Chocolate Bridesmaids Dresses:  Priscilla of Boston                Image Courtesy of Jenny Martell Photography

Bride in Blush Chair:  Image Courtesy of Jenny Martell Photography

Chocolate and Blush Favor Boxes:  DK Designs Hawaii via Etsy

Blush Bridal Bouquet:  Augusta KGK Flowers            Image Courtesy of Altura Studio

Blush and Chocolate Clutch:  Girlby Aileen via Etsy

Blush Pumps:  Christian Dior

Chocolate and Blush Wedding Cake:  Defores Cake Design            Image Courtesy of Jamie Smith Photography

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GSS Wedding Inspiration Board :: Red & Chocolate Brown :: Rustic Red Barn Chic

Happy Monday, Lovelies!!!  It seems as though the “Weather Gods” have finally heard our pleas!  Temperatures have FINALLY begun to drop (and by drop we mean we’re just happy to be out of the triple digit heat!) and we have even received a little rain!!!   Fall seems to be creeping up on Texas!!!  With that said, check out this Fall inspired, Rustic Red Barn Chic :: Chocolate Brown and Red wedding inspiration board. Although the color palette of Chocolate Brown and Red can be used anytime of the year, we’re putting a Fall spin on it.

 

Rustic Red and Brown Cake Table Decor:  Image Courtesy of Robert Evans Studio

Red Barn Bride and Groom Portrait:  Image Courtesy of Robert Evans Studio

Red and Brown Rustic Barn Wedding Reception:  Max Ultimate Food        Image Courtesy of  Emilie Inc.

Bride in Cowboy Boots:  Image Courtesy of Souder Photography

Red and White Gingham Ring Bearer Pillow:  Image Courtesy of Angela Anderson Photography

Canvas LOVE Banner:  Image Courtesy of Erin Hearts Court

Rustic Red and Brown Bridal Bouquet:  BMJ Events         Image Courtesy of Eclectic Images

Red and Brown Wedding Programs:  Lynn Graham Designs        Image Courtesy of  Modern Wedding Photography

Rustic Red and Brown Wedding Chair Ties:  Celebrations Ltd  Cayman Islands

 

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GSS Wedding Inspiration Board :: Chocolate Brown and Orange :: Rustic Chic

Have we mentioned that we’re OH SO READY FOR FALL?!  We’ve had 100+ degree weather here in Texas for way too long now and we’re just begging for the cooler temps of Fall.  Check out this Fall inspired, Rustic Chic Chocolate Brown and Orange wedding inspiration board.  Although the color palette of Chocolate Brown and Orange can be used anytime of the year, we’re putting a Fall spin on it.  Fall, please come quickly!

 

Brown and Orange Wedding Programs:  Image Courtesy of Alea Moore Photography

Brown and Orange Bride and Groom Shoes and Socks:  Image Courtesy of Fuse Photographic

Brown Bridesmaids Dresses with Orange Bouquets:  Image Courtesy of The Youngrens Photography

Brown and Orange Wedding Reception Decor:  Image Courtesy of Sweet Monday Photography

Brown Suit with Orange Necktie and Orange Boutonniere:  Narber’s Floral Company            Image Courtesy of Amanda Kraft Photography

Brown and Orange Placesetting:  E. Stephen Hein Floral          Image Courtesy of  Angela Anderson Photography

Brown and Orange Wedding Sign:  Image Courtesy of Audrey Hannah Photo

Brown and Orange Centerpiece:  Bloomsters                  Image Courtesy of Stella Alesi Photography

Brown and Orange Wedding Cake:  Image Courtesy of Skye Blu Photography

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GSS Featured Wedding :: Amber & Brad’s Country Chic Wedding :: Miranda Marrs Photography

Happy Hump Day, Lovelies!!!  Today’s fabulous featured wedding comes from Miranda of Miranda Marrs Photography, a Gainesville, Texas based wedding photographer.   She has been so sweet and very accommodating to GSS on this feature. Thank you! This wedding is very special to GSS, as Tamra is good friends with the bride and her sister!

Brad and Amber were married in McKinney, Texas on May 21, 2011.  Amber was kind enough to answer a few questions for us:

How did you and  Brad meet? Brad and I had mutual friends in college, and one night he came in to the restaurant where I worked and I was their waitress. He asked for my number and the rest is history.

 

How long have you been together? We have been together a little over 4 years.

How did Brad propose? Brad wrote “Will you marry me” in the steam on the bathroom mirror. Ha!

What sold you on your wedding venue? We searched forever for a little white chapel that had a reception hall and outdoor area all in one space and when we found Chestnut Square it was a perfect fit.

Your dress is gorgeous, where did you get it and how did you know it was “the one”? It’s made by Allure Bridals.  I found it at Mii’s Bridal in Dallas, TX and as soon as I put it on I knew I loved it from the shape to the lace it had everything I had been looking for.

What was your “something old, something new, something borrowed, and something blue”? My something old was my grandmother’s hankie, My something new was my dress and shoes, my something borrowed was the garter my mom and sister wore at their weddings, and my something blue was my headpiece and earrings.

How did you choose your wedding color palette? I had the hardest time sticking to a color pallette. I finally fell in love with shades of blue and brown when Brad bought his boots for the wedding which were chocolate brown with blue stitching.

Side Note:  Amber chose the beautiful wedding color palette of Chocolate Brown and Cornflower Blue.  For more wedding inspiration using these colors, click  here!

What song did you dance to for your first dance?  “Just By Being You” by Steel Magnolia.

Do you have any advice for brides that are in the planning process? Remember it is YOUR day. We had a hard time trying to please everyone and I worried about everyone one else with every decision.  Finally, Brad reminded me that it was OUR day and we were the ones that would replay the moments millions of times in our heads so we did what we wanted and could not be happier.

What was your favorite part of your big day? It is really hard to just think of one thing but I am so glad we did a “First Look.” That time where Brad and I had a few moments alone to see each other was perfect part of a hectic afternoon and to have those pictures is great.

Vendors:

Venue: Chestnut Square Historic Village – McKinney, TX

Dress:  Mii’s Bridal – Dallas, TX

Cake:The Cake Stand – McKinney, TX

Floral: The Flower Shop – Shattuck, OK

Linens: Table linens were provided by Chestnut Square S.E.A.T. by  Design did our chair covers and sashes.

Catering:  Chuckwagon Cuisine Catering Co.

DJ/Band: Randy Ro Entertainment

Invitations/Wedding Stationery: Magnet Street Weddings

Event Planner: Moonlight Events

Thank you so much, Miranda, for sharing this amazing wedding with us!  Please stop by her website and blog and show her some love!  And thank you, Amber, for taking your time to answer our questions!  We wish you and Brad a lifetime full of love, laughter, and happiness!!!  May every day be better than the last!

If you have an engagement, wedding, day after, or anniversary session that you would like featured- Please send it to us at submissions@groomsoldseparately.com.  We HEART submissions!

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GSS Wedding Inspiration Board :: Brown and Yellow

Happy Monday, Lovelies!!!  Man, it sure has been SUPER hot lately!  WHEW!  We’re sweating just thinking about the heat! With that said, we are desperately longing for the cooler temperatures that fall brings.  Check out this adorable fall inspired Brown and Yellow inspiration board.  We love the use of various wood, twine, and wheat that brings a textured and rustic, yet chic feel to this board.  This palette is perfect for a fall wedding by using neutral bridesmaid dress colors like chocolate brown, latte or mocha.  If where you live has cooler temperatures in the fall, you can even add a little length to the hem of the dresses- having them be tea or full length.  Or this palette can also  be a great spring or summer palette by using Yellow bridesmaid dress colors like Marigold or Buttercup and keeping hem line cocktail length.  The possibilities are endless!

 

Shabby Chic Yellow Dresser:  Image Courtesy of The Wiebners- Photographers

Brown and Yellow Escort Cards:  Scribble and Ink            Image Courtesy of The Wiebners- Photographers

Brown and Yellow Boutonnieres:  Bill Cartledge Designs      Image Courtesy of  1. Art Beauty Life

Yellow and White Bridal Bouquet:  Seaport Flowers            Image Courtesy of Maureen Davis Photography

Brown and Yellow Wedding Reception:  The Ford Plantation                Image Courtesy of Mark Staff Photography

Brown and Yellow Wedding Cake:  Mountain Flour          Image Courtesy of Luna Photography

Brown and Yellow Polka Dot Bow Tie and Yellow Boutonniere:  Annie’s Garden         Image Courtesy of    Sara & Rocky Photography

White, Yellow and Brown Bridesmaid Dresses:  Anthropologie             Image Courtesy of Sara & Rocky Photography

Brown and Yellow Fan Wedding Program:  Image Courtesy of Lauren Clark Photography

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GSS Wedding Inspiration Board :: Violet, Plum & Chocolate Brown

Happy Monday, Lovelies!!! We hope you enjoyed your weekend!  Check out this beautiful Violet, Plum & Chocolate Brown wedding inspiration board.  It exudes richness, class and elegance.  This wedding color  palette would be amazing for a Fall or Winter wedding… possibly even a Spring wedding too!  So if you’re thinking about using the color palette of purple and brown for your wedding, use this palette!   GORGEOUS!

Violet, Plum & Chocolate Brown Centerpiece:  LMD Floral Events Interiors             Image Courtesy of Erik Ekroth Photography

Violet, Plum & Chocolate Brown Wedding Program:  Image Courtesy of Linda Wallace Photography

Violet Pumps:  Claudia Ciuti Shoes           Image Courtesy of Scarlett Lillian Photography

Violet, Plum & Chocolate Brown Hair Fascinator:  Twigs and Honey

Violet & Plum Bridal Bouquet:  Fleurish, The Rebel Florist         Image Courtesy of Clary Pfeiffer Photography

Violet & Plum Orchid Boutonniere:  Adore Floral Inc           Image Courtesy of Lara Robby Photography

Violet, Plum & Chocolate Brown Wedding Reception Decor:  Image Courtesy of Jen Kroll Photography

Violet, Plum & Chocolate Brown Wedding Cake:  Wolfgang Puck Catering           Image Courtesy of Artisan Events

Violet & Plum Escort Cards:  Image Courtesy of Ann Hamilton Photographer

Chocolate Brown Bridesmaid Dress:  Alfred Sung via Dessy

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GSS Wedding Inspiration Board :: Chocolate Brown and Sage Green

There is just something so relaxing about this Chocolate Brown and Sage Green wedding inspiration board… Maybe it’s the organic and natural feel of the Brown’s and Greens?  Or the use of actual floral and greenery to the prints of it on the ring bearer pillow to the wedding stationery?  Whatever it  is, we feel these two colors really work together as a wedding color palette.  Plus, by using a neutral Chocolate Brown for your bridesmaids dresses, your bridesmaids will be very happy because they can wear them again and again!

Chocolate Brown and Sage Green Ring Bearer Pillow:  Michael Levine Inc.           Image Courtesy of Kari Kochar Photography

Chocolate Brown and Sage Green Escort Card Display:  Image Courtesy of Sweetwater Portraits by Julie Melton

Chocolate Brown Bridesmaid Dress: Chocolate Brown and Sage Green Wedding Cake:  Providence Spotts       Image Courtesy of  Leslie Gilbert Photography

Chocolate Brown and Sage Green Tablescape:  Orchids by Karen         Image Courtesy of Cinematic by David M.

Chocolate Brown Tuxedo with Green Boutonniere: Image Courtesy of L. Photographie

Chocolate Brown and Sage Green Wedding Invitations:  Cheree Berry Paper      Image Courtesy of Thorsen Photography Co.

Chocolate Brown and Sage Green Wedding Guestbook:  Image Courtesy of Wendy Q Photography, LLC

Chocolate Brown and Sage Green Bridal Bouquet:  Daylily Floral & Gifts       Image Courtesy of Harrison Studio

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GSS Inspiration Board :: Hot Pink Honeysuckle & Chocolate Brown

As you may know, Pantone has declared the color of Honeysuckle the color of the year for 2011.  So we thought we’d put together a little inspiration board featuring this fine color!  We paired this beautiful hue of pink with the always in style Chocolate Brown.  These colors balance each other out perfectly!  And with Valentine’s Day only a couple of weeks away… Don’t you think this color palette would be just gorgeous as a Valentine’s wedding?  This hot pink Honeysuckle & Chocolate Brown palette is so romantic and seductive!

Honeysuckle Pink & Chocolate Brown Tablescape:  Image Courtesy of Jose Villa Photography

Chocolate Brown Bridesmaid Dress:  After Six via Dessy

Khaki Suit, Chocolate Brown Tie & Honeysuckle Pink Boutonniere:  Fifty Flowers        Image Courtesy of Orange Turtle Photography

Honeysuckle Pink & Chocolate Brown Wedding Favor Boxes:  E-Fortune Cookie         Image Courtesy of Photography by Vanessa

Honeysuckle Pink Bridesmaid Dress:  After Six via Dessy

Honeysuckle Pink Peep Toe Pumps:  Nina          Image Courtesy of Patricia Kantzos Photography

Honeysuckle Pink Bridal Bouquets:  Glendale Flowers and Gifts         Image Courtesy of Sarah J Photography

Puppy Dog Floral Ring Bearer Pillow:  Image Courtesy of Alternate Angles Photography

Honeysuckle Pink & Chocolate Brown Wedding Invitations:  Bird and Banner         Image Courtesy of Artisan Events

Honeysuckle Pink Centerpieces:  Image Courtesy of Christopher Record Photography LLC

Honeysuckle Pink & Chocolate Brown Wedding Cake:   Hotcakes Bakes           Image Courtesy of Next Exit Photography

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GSS Inspiration Board :: Coffee & Cream

Happy Monday, Lovelies!!!  With the cooler Fall weather in full swing, coffee has been on our minds a lot lately!  So we thought, a Coffee and Cream inspiration board would be a perfect palette for a fall or winter wedding.

Coffee Brown Bridesmaids Dress:  Lela Rose via Dessy

Coffee Brown Wedding Cake:  Lotus Cake Studio

Coffee Bean Escort Cards:  Image Courtesy of Millie Holloman Photography

Coffee Bean Bar:  Image Courtesy of Millie Holloman Photography

Coffee Brown and Cream Earrings:  The Beautiful Garden Boutique (BGB Jewelry) via Etsy

Coffee Brown and Cream Wedding Ceremony:  Lighting:  FROST lighting          Image Courtesy of Kingen Smith Photography

Cream Tea Length Wedding Dress with Coffee Brown Sash:  Stephanie James Couture (FYI- This picture is of Stephanie James herself AND this is her wedding dress that started it all!)

Coffee Bean Ring Shot:  Image Courtesy of Image Courtesy of Jeff Newsom Photography

His and Her’s “I do” & “Me Too” Coffee Mugs:  Image Courtesy of Birdsong Photography

Coffee Brown and Cream Menu Card and Napkin:  Image Courtesy of Erica Ferrone Photography

White Bridal Bouquet:  Moreton’s Flowerland            Image Courtesy of Courteny Dellafiora Photography

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