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colour crush : Pretty Living's colourful vintage wedding style

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colour crush : Pretty Living's colourful vintage wedding style | Emma Lamb

Last week my lovely friend Ivy Long of Edera Jewelry shared some beautiful images of a gorgeous wedding photo shoot featuring pieces from her handmade wedding collection. As soon as I saw those images and found my way to Pretty Living Magazine's wedding special I felt another colour crush coming on!

But first up, if you don't know of Ivy and her incredible handmade jewellery collection the necklace pictured above is worked in her signature handmade lace (that is hand crochet with silver threads no less!) and embellished with vintage pearls, crystals and beads. Each and every piece she creates is just as delicate and intricate and breathtakingly beautiful as this! I am lucky enough to be the very proud owner of one of Ivy's necklaces and I can tell you her work is just incredible! Uniquely beautiful and an absolute joy to wear! I completely understand why brides covet her pieces as much as they do because they make you feel great. Special even. Please do visit her website and shop to see more of her collection and stop by her Facebook page to keep up to date with her current projects. I promise you will not be disappointed!

colour crush : Pretty Living's colourful vintage wedding style | Emma Lamb

So yes, onto my colour crush! In recent years wedding trends seem to have been focused largely around the prairie and rustic farm theme with barn weddings seeming to be most popular. At least that's what I tend to see a lot of and my Pinterest feed which is often choc full of images of long tables using hay bales covered with vintage quilts and crochet tablecloths. Pretty and lovely, absolutely! But a wee bit over done to me. Maybe that's why I'm loving this colourful vintage shoot that's just a little bit bohemian eclectic. Not a brand new trend by any means but it feels really fresh and uplifting to my eyes.

colour crush : Pretty Living's colourful vintage wedding style | Emma Lamb
colour crush : Pretty Living's colourful vintage wedding style | Emma Lamb
colour crush : Pretty Living's colourful vintage wedding style | Emma Lamb

Of course it's all the fabulous floral details and colours that I love most about this shoot. How about that candelabra hanging from the ceiling? It's decorated with gorgeous bright pink silk flowers. And the simple three tier floral cake also with pink blooms complemented by bright over sized tissue paper flowers in yellow, turquoise and yet more pink. Paper flowers are such a huge trend right now too and these look amazing in this setting! All of those amazing colours are contrasted with the natural tones of the fresh roses and Ivy's delicate floral motifs in her jewellery. On first though that mix of floral styles and colours sounds too much but when you actually bring them together magic happens and it works perfectly!

You can see more details from this photo shoot starting on page 44 of Pretty Living Magazine, The Wedding Special here. The digital issue is available for free but you can also buy an actual copy if you wish as it ships to most countries around the world from the US. Also, if you have a moment you should check out Pretty Living too as they seem like a pretty awesome and supportive group of people headed by Charissa Lauren...

"Pretty Living is about passion and chasing dreams while setting a positive visual image. We believe in showcasing the beauty of the world and the growth of individuals and businesses. We’re feminine and empowering and seek the beauty of and from life. We are Public Relations with Style representing women in business and entrepreneurs."

colour crush : Pretty Living's colourful vintage wedding style | Emma Lamb
colour crush : Pretty Living's colourful vintage wedding style | Emma Lamb

CREDITS
Photographer: Angie Candell of La Candella Weddings
Cake: Tin Man Sweets
Model: Hannah Novak
Hair: Kim Rohanna
Makeup : Reema Anbari
Paper Flowers: Especiallyforyoubyyw
Props: Vintage Alley
Florist: Cassandra's Florals
Accessories Designer: Kata Banko Couture
Jewelry: Edera Jewelry
Wedding Dress: Arlette Kronk
Venue: Steelgate Studio

A huge thank you to Angie Candell of La Candella Weddings for giving kind permission to share her photos and to my lovely friend Ivy Long of Edera Jewelry for her help sourcing the images!

Emma

 

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colour stories : Andrea Creates

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Since I was completely wrapped up with a crochet project last week I didn't get to blog a whole bunch of lovely things I wanted to share with you all, but one post I could not let pass by me was this utterly beautiful colour story from the fabulous Andrea Creates! Lovely Andrea is yet another incredible talent that I have been following for as long as I can remember, mostly through her colourful Flickr pages. If you don't know about her already, no doubt you will recognise the name from a bunch of my making everyday beautiful favourites!?

colour story : Andrea Creates | Emma Lamb

Andrea has such an amazing eye for colour, often using both bold and unexpected combinations of fabrics and colours that set her handmade accessories apart from all others. Mix that with the whimsical flair in her designs and her beautiful photography and the results are just gorgeous! I could go on but instead I shall stop there and hand you over to Andrea to tell you her colour story in her own words...

Hello there- Thanks so much Emma for asking me to share my color story with you today. How exciting!!

I've always been fascinated with combining colors. As a child I loved drawing and had a very large crayon collection. I remember arranging and rearranging them in various ways, lining up the pinks and blues and so forth, deciding how they should go together.

My tastes are quite varied. When I was little we traveled a lot, spending half of my childhood in California and the other half in France where I studied interior decorating. I'm sure all of this traveling is where I picked up my appreciation for different styles. Everything from Victorian to Sleek modern.

colour story : Andrea Creates | Emma Lamb

Today, instead of arranging crayons, I’m usually coordinating fabrics and other notions for the little goodies that I hand-make. Picking and choosing all of the small details for a project is my favorite part of the design process.

I almost always start with an inspiring fabric. It's very hard for me to work with a print I don't love. Sometimes I even make my prototypes with them because I know I'll be more careful.

Next, I’ll gather up potential notions, mixing, matching and deciding which to use. I have lots of vintage buttons and trim to choose from, and love to incorporate those into my designs. Often this is the longest step because I’m a bit of a perfectionist and have been known to indefinitely set something aside if I can't find just the right colored button. (I’m embarrassed to admit I have quite a few ‘WIPS’, or, works in progress!)

colour story : Andrea Creates | Emma Lamb

If I’m stumped in making a color decision, or need inspiration, I keep a color wheel handy. I've also found quickly flicking through magazines just focusing on colors that pop can be a great way to come up with interesting combinations.

I tend to gravitate towards floral prints and polka dots with quirky color schemes-the more unexpected the better.

colour story : Andrea Creates | Emma Lamb

My favorite colors are those I wouldn't normally think of putting together. Not really one favorite, just favorite combinations, currently a muted lavender with bright red and teal. My home is sort of a hodge podge of styles and personal knickknacks, but I think that's what makes it interesting. One of my favorite things is a red orange yarn cabinet that I initially thought I’d repaint to complement the silver sage walls that surround it, however I love how they go together now. It was totally unexpected but I totally love it...

Unexpected color combinations- Perfect!

colour story : Andrea Creates | Emma Lamb

All images: Andrea Creates // shop - blog - flickr

Utterly gorgeous, right!? Thank you so much for sharing your delicious colour story with us Andrea, your creativity is such a joy and inspiration and never fails to brighten my day. Keep up the amazing work!

Emma

 

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colour & crochet crush overload : Sophie Digard at Lili et Nene

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colour crochet crush overload : Sophie Digard at Lili et Nene | Emma Lamb

It's been a wee while since I've featured any of Sophie Digard's stunning crochet around here, but right now I am crushing hard on the spring summer collection over at Lili en Nene. Every scarf and necklace is just as astonishingly pretty as you would expect and her use of earthy pastels is always a joy, but when you get up closer and really examine the colour details there are a few gorgeous surprises...

Sophie Digard's trademark style is to use multiple strands of delicate yarn, linen in this case, to blend subtle tweedy pastel tones, always with that earthy feel as though they were inspired by natural landscapes. This collection makes me think of summer seascapes with hints of fruity sorbet and ice cream tones. I really enjoy getting in closer to pick out the individual colours, it's the palettes there that can be really surprising. Either unexpected colours such as the yellow and aqua in the floral scarf or an entirely new palette that you just didn't expect such as in the delicate lace scarf above. From a distance the colours blend into a dominating grey but get in a little closer and there are hints of mint, peach, sea foam green, brick red, plum and the palest of pinks. Isn't it gorgeous!?

colour crochet crush overload : Sophie Digard at Lili et Nene | Emma Lamb
colour crochet crush overload : Sophie Digard at Lili et Nene | Emma Lamb
colour crochet crush overload : Sophie Digard at Lili et Nene | Emma Lamb
colour crochet crush overload : Sophie Digard at Lili et Nene | Emma Lamb
colour crochet crush overload : Sophie Digard at Lili et Nene | Emma Lamb
colour crochet crush overload : Sophie Digard at Lili et Nene | Emma Lamb

This last necklace (below) is one of my absolute favourites from Sophie Digard. The summery candy colours are just perfect and the crochet & velvet combo looks so tactile and beautiful and delicate and pretty! Total colour & crochet crush going on here! What I love most about it is that when you're not wearing it's loveliness it would make the cutest little garland stung up on the wall. Jewellery this pretty must not be hidden away in your wardrobe, that would be criminal!

colour crochet crush overload : Sophie Digard at Lili et Nene | Emma Lamb

All images are linked to their page at Lili en Nene, click through for full details about each one. Colour palettes made by me.

Emma

 

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